About - Indie Beauty Expo

About

WE’RE IN IT TOGETHER

TOGETHER — WE ARE INDIE BEAUTY

INDIE BRANDS ARE AMONG THE FASTEST GROWING PRODUCT CATEGORIES. THEY HAVE BECOME A ‘MUST HAVE’ IN ALMOST EVERY RETAILER'S COLLECTION AND ARE NOW DIRECTLY INFLUENCING KEY TRENDS IN THEIR MARKETS.

IBE WAS FOUNDED TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH AND SUCCESS OF INDIE BRANDS AND THE ENTREPRENEURS BEHIND THEM.

OUR STORY

  • AN UNMET NEED

    Founded by celebrity esthetician, Jillian Wright, and entrepreneur, Nader Naeymi-Rad, the Indie Beauty Expo was established to help the fast-growing category of indie brands connect to Buyers, Press and Consumers. Unsatisfied with the options available, Jillian and Nader formed IBE to provide a solution specific to market-ready indie brands.

  • A PARTNER FOR GROWTH

    IBE debuted in New York City in August of 2015 and has rapidly grown to become the largest professionally-curated exposition of independent beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands. To date, IBE has helped hundreds of brands from around the world and across different categories along their journey towards commercial success.

  • A SCALABLE PLATFORM

    IBE is presented in three top strategic retail markets in N. America: NY, LA, and Dallas. IBE takes place over three days with segments for Brands, Buyers, Press and Shoppers. IBE has also launched a range of new services, including: Best in Show awards, IBE TV media channel, Anthology show book, CONNECT INDIE education, and Retail Advisory services for Buyers.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

  • Jillian Wright

    Celebrity esthetician, spa owner, and founder of Jillian Wright Skincare, Jillian has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years.

  • NADER NAEYMI-RAD

    An entrepreneur and management expert, Nader brings a successful track record of building and launching highly scalable new businesses.