Meet the Women Shaping the Beauty Industry | bluemercury

Meet the Women Shaping the Beauty Industry

Fueled by their mutual passion for beauty, these innovative leaders are the new architects of their industry. Creators of the most successful beauty brands, these self-made entrepreneurs are breaking barriers with premiere products and their own unique insights.

Marla Beck

Marla Beck

Co-Founder & CEO of Bluemercury, Creator of Lune+Aster and M-61 Skincare

Determined to create a haven for beauty lovers, Marla Beck founded Bluemercury 20 years ago. She wanted to give her clients a local neighborhood store where they could receive honest, expert advice. Marla went on to create the Lune+Aster and M-61 brands, and she continues to lead the company and innovate products using clean, clinical vegan ingredients.

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Trish McEvoy

Trish McEvoy

Founder & CEO of Trish McEvoy Ltd.

One of the most trusted names in beauty, Trish McEvoy launched her namesake brand with a mission to give women the tools they need to feel confident, powerful and happy. She successfully delivered with a line of her own brushes, later expanding her brand to include makeup, skincare and fragrance.

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Bee Shapiro

Bee Shapiro

Founder & CEO of Ellis Brooklyn

A longtime beauty columnist for the New York Times, Bee Shapiro created her clean and sustainable fragrance brand based on her experiences testing luxury perfumes for the paper while pregnant with her daughter, Ellis, when living in Brooklyn. She is also the author of Skin Deep: Women on Skin Care, Makeup, and Looking Their Best.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm

Dr. Barbara Sturm

Founder & CEO of Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics

During her career as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Barbara Sturm became inspired to pioneer her own cutting-edge beauty treatments and non-surgical alternatives. A respected leader in skin rejuvenation, her philosophy is simple—skincare should heal with natural ingredients, free of fragrances and preservatives.

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Sylvie Chantecaille

Sylvie Chantecaille

CEO & President of Chantecaille Beauté Inc.

Harnessing the natural benefits of flowers, Sylvie Chantecaille created her eponymous brand with groundbreaking formulas. Sylvie has gone on to partner with organizations that support our natural environment. She now runs the company as a family business with her daughters, Olivia and Alex.

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Tata Harper

Tata Harper

Founder & CEO of Tata Harper

After her stepfather was diagnosed with skin cancer, Tata Harper sought out to help him make lifestyle changes. Once her research revealed the potential harmful effects of common ingredients in skincare, she decided to create natural products that help keep people healthy and improve quality of life.

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Kirsten Kjær Weis

Kirsten Kjær Weis

Founder & CEO of Kjær Weis

After growing up on a farm in Denmark, Kirsten Kjær Weis went on to travel the world as a successful makeup artist for internationally renowned fashion magazines. Concerned that people were sacrificing health for beauty, she started her own organic luxury brand, combining a Scandinavian aesthetic combined with a brash NYC attitude.

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Melisse Shaban

Melisse Shaban

Founder & CEO of Virtue Labs

Melissa Shaban heard the siren song of the beauty business at an early age. She started her career right out of the gate and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the industry. A breakthrough in regenerative medicine played a pivotal role in inspiring her create her own beauty brand using the exclusive technology.

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Holly Thaggard

Holly Thaggard

Founder & CEO of Supergoop!

After her close friend was diagnosed with skin cancer, Holly Thaggard made it her mission to stop the epidemic with preventative skincare. She transformed the way people view sunscreen when she launched Supergoop! offering clean, innovative SPF products that feel good and are easy to use every day.

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