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, IBE was established to help the fast-growing category of indie brands connect to Buyers, Press, Consumers and Investors. 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 since expanded to four strategic markets in N. America and Europe: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and London. Today IBE offers Buyers, Press, Investors and Shoppers an opportunity to discover and transact with the largest collection of independent beauty brands in the world.

  • A SCALABLE PLATFORM

    The IBE platform has expanded to include Beauty Independent, the definitive content destination for beauty entrepreneurs, BeautyX Summit series focused on entrepreneurial learning and networking, and Retail Partnerships, such as ShopTheExpo, offering retailers a program to seek, secure and sell differentiated indie beauty collections.

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.