Happy International Women’s Day! This day is not the only time that should be used to commemorate powerful female entrepreneurs that have carved their name in the beauty industry to build a brand. But if you are feeling a little extra dose of female empowerment today, these are the top beauty brands that were founded by some motivated and inspiring women.
Joanna Hinton of Loving Tan
Loving Tan is a professional beauty brand that specialises on self-tanning products like mousses and bronze shimmers. The woman behind this brand is Joanna Hinton. According to her, the brand was borne out of the frustration of missing spray tan appointments in the salon. She envisioned a product that will enable women and consumers of salon tan to be able to take this experience with them at home.
That is when she developed the idea of building a salon-only tanning product and then eventually making them available to consumers for home use. Loving Tan was known as Australia’s first professional strength self-tan product. She focused on building a brand that was on the premium side of the tanning market. For this reason, she takes a lot of pride in their products and maintain that they only use high-quality ingredients. And it shows in the results! Loving Tan quickly took the world by storm. Now, it is famous all over the world, not just in Australia!
Below are some of the top-rated products from Loving Tan to show your support to this female boss entrepreneur!
Stephanie Mason of Showpony
Showpony is another Australian-owned company that is fast emerging as one of the top beauty brands globally. In Australia, it is the leading hair extensions brand since it was established in 2009. The woman behind this global brand is former runway model Stephanie Mason.
Showpony specializes in high end hair extensions with the range of products including human remy hair extensions, ponytail wraps, and clip-in hair extensions. Today, the hair extension brand is known globally and is used in many global stages including the Mercedes Benz Fashion Show and Miss Universe Australia.
Check out below for some of Showpony’s best-selling products:
Joanna French of Shanghai Suzy
Shanghai Suzy is a brand that was developed out of Joanna French’s frustration with the current lipstick option in the market. In her quest to find the perfect lipstick, she built Shanghai Suzy – a brand dedicated to providing cheap but chic lipstick formulas into the market. Even when she was committed to producing cheap yet chic lipstick, she wanted to maintain quality and nice packaging.
She moved from Sydney to Melbourne to pursue her vision of building her own lipstick brand. It was a decision that she won’t regret as Shanghai Suzy is now known as one of the top lipstick brands in the world, not just in Australia.
The Shanghai Suzy lipstick brand was officially launched in 2013. In a span of 3 years since its launching, her company has sold over 200,000 lipsticks! This brand is also stocked in over 600 stores – locally or online. For some, the leap from a frustrated customer to a business owner is intimidating but Joanna French took the challenge and turned it into a business empire.
Here are some of the top-selling lipstick products from Shanghai Suzy:
Michelle Doherty of Alpha-H
Alpha-H is one of the breakthrough brands in the world of skin care. The brand has become synonymous with precious formulations that combines the power of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, creating a new branch in skincare known as cosmeceuticals.
For such a powerful brand that has built a cult following, there was a woman behind its success: founder Michelle Doherty. Like most of the women on this list, Doherty developed Alpha-H out of her own desire to find skincare products that provided the answer to her skin needs. Since she founded the brand, the Australian-brand has evolved to be among the giants in the skincare industry.
The brand takes pride in the use of natural and powerful ingredients including glycolic acid. Her main focus is to look for sustainability in developing formulations for her skin care products, making sure to source them from local producers.
Below you will find some of the most popular products from Alpha-H:
Which of these beauty brands are your favourite? How are you commemorating International Women’s Day?
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