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Courtesy of Karen Young

Karen Young launched Oui the People in 2014 with only $1,500 in her pocket from her Brooklyn apartment. Today, the company is the fastest growing Black-owned beauty brand in the U.S.

On this episode of Behind Her Empire, Young talks about the role of an entrepreneur, the importance of doing research before launching a brand, and how her immigrant upbringing influenced her business drive.

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Courtesy of Boulevard

Boulevard, a salon booking and payment platform, has raised $70 million in new funding.

The Los Angeles-based company’s Series C round was led by Point72 Private Investments, with Toba Capital, Index Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, BoxGroup and VMG Partners joining the raise. Point72 Private Investments’s Eddie Kang will join Boulevard’s board of directors.

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Courtesy of Amy Liu

On this episode of the Behind Her Empire podcast, host Yasmin Nouri sat down with Amy Liu, the founder and CEO of Tower 28, an affordable, irritant-free beauty brand.

Before starting her own beauty brand, Liu worked as an executive for some of the biggest names in beauty: Smashbox, Kate Somerville and Josie Maran Cosmetics. Yet Liu, who has eczema, couldn’t use the products she had a hand in promoting.

The experience would inspire her to create an affordable beauty brand that is mindful of skin tones and textures, vegan and free of every known skin irritant.

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