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Will the Release of Anne Curtis’ Limited Edition Lipstick On Same Day of Her Wedding Guarantee Hefty Sales?

The timing of the product launch reinvents event-based marketing which is typically based on milestones in customers’ life

When Entrepreneur Philippines interviewed Anne Curtis recently about her new make-up line, blk Cosmetics, she mentioned that there was a surprise in store for her fans.Related story: Anne Curtis’ blk Cosmetics is Selling 8X Forecast in Less Than 2 MonthsOn Sunday, November ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 13, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Business Lessons from Happy Skin Founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

The former model turned cosmetics products maker has built a 100-store retail network in just four years

Happy Skin Cosmetics was established in October 2013 by two partners with just five retail stalls, and a very clear objective.Founders Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez created the brand with only one goal in mind: to make the country’s “first world-class, homegrown ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 09, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Anne Curtis’ blk Cosmetics is Selling 8X Forecast in Less Than 2 Months

Retail partner Watsons even asked skeptical founders to prepare "millions" of stock

Anne Curtis is well-known as an actress, host, singer and all-around entertainer, but these days, she’s also putting in some time as an entrepreneur. The thirtysomething launched her own beauty line called blk Cosmetics with business partner Jacqe Yuengtian Gutierrez last September, ...

by Paul John Caña  | November 07, 2017 03:00:00
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Facials, Laser Treatments, Fillers, and More to Be Included in New Tax Reform Bill?

The tentative new tax isn't going easy on the beauty industry

Beauty comes with a price, and its price in the Philippines just got steeper. The Senate has filed a bill to reform the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) that includes excising an additional 20 percent of taxes on cosmetic surgery. Under ...

by Hannah Lazatin for  | November 01, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This 29-Year-Old Pinay Tells Us What It's Like To Run Her Own Beauty Salon

Bianca has been an entrepreneur since she was eight years old

Bianca Festejo is the woman behind The Beauty Lounge by Bianca, a popular salon in the South!The Beauty Lounge is the culmination of my dreams and the dreams of my employees. I started with the idea of simply earning enough so I ...

by Ysa Singson for  | October 31, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Can Vice Ganda Leverage His Fame to Sell Affordable Cosmetics?

Comedian and host launches Vice Cosmetics with tagline ”?"Ganda for All”

Entertainer Vice Ganda launched a line of beauty products bearing his nameHe’s not one-half of a hit love team, wasn’t a child star or the relative of a superstar actor but Jose Marie Borjal Viceral is one of the most popular entertainment ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 04, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Anne Curtis' Launches Her Own Makeup Brand

Here are 10 things you need to know about her Blk Cosmetics

When she's not hosting at It's Showtime, playing movie roles, and selling out concert venues, Anne Curtis loves to play around with makeup. You probably already know this if you follow her on Instagram, because really, the actress sports different looks every single day. ...

by Nicole Arcano for  | September 24, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Tips From the Founder of David's Salon to Succeed in the Hairstyling Business

David Charlton is the man behind the largest hair salon chain in the country, with 230 branches nationwide

David Charlton comes from a family of hairdressers in Sunderland, England. His grandfather used to work as a barber while his mother and uncle were hairdressers. As a child, he would help his family in their salon business by bringing cups of ...

by Henry Ong  | September 05, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

From K-Drama to K-Beauty: Korean Cosmetic Exports to PH Surge 5-Fold to Almost $20M

But bulk of the products slip past official channels as customs report less than half the trade flows

Quickly surf through local television channels on a weekday afternoon and chances are a Korean drama (K-Drama) is airing. Since 2003, the two largest television networks in the country, GMA Network, Inc. and ABS-CBN Corp., have regularly produced Filipino-dubbed K-Dramas, capturing Filipinos’ ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 04, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

This Pinoy Beauty Brand Puts The Spotlight on Pili Oil

It's the all-natural, sustainable beauty brand you need to know about

Combining nature and science, Pili Beauty is bringing eco-friendly, sustainable beauty back with a modern twist. What started as a project for helping local farmers in Bicol has become the newest homegrown brand to watch out for, thanks to a not-so-secret secret ingredient: pili ...

by Nicole Arcano for  | July 23, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

A Luxury New York Apartment, Shoes and More: What Does Miss Universe Win?

And that $300,000 crown, of course

24-year-old Iris Mittenaere from France was crowned Miss Universe in the pageant held in ManilaIris Mittenaere from France made history on January 30 when she won the title of Miss Universe, besting contestants from 85 other countries. She is only the second ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 30, 2017 07:00:00
Business Ideas

From GenSan to Manila: How Macho Mucho barber shops are upgrading the guy style

This for-men salon from Mindanao continues its growth with upcoming Metro Manila franchises

It was a typical Sunday afternoon for Ralph Layco in General Santos City, when he found himself lost in his own hometown, searching for the perfect place to get a haircut.“I was really scratching my own itch. In 2012, I was looking ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 23, 2016 03:00:00
Run & Grow

Brothers and sisters: How founders reach the top with siblings in tow

As an old song goes, they ain’t heavy ”" they’re your partners

Love them or hate them, our siblings could be our best-est friends or mortal enemies. With relationships often running on extremes, the business world has often advised: business and family don’t mix. So what gives?These company founders and entrepreneurial siblings share how ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2016 08:00:00