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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
News and Events

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

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

This Pinoy Single Mom Built Her Own Beauty Brand with Little Capital and No College Degree

She used her entire savings of Php37,500 to start production

For some, feeling like a victim of a circumstance is comforting. But for those who believe in breaking that glass wall, one big push is all it takes to open a floodgate of possiblities.Meet Tyffanie Short, a single mom who founded her ...

by Nicole Arcano for  | August 25, 2017 12:00:00
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
Business Ideas

Bazaar star: The Snoe Beauty startup story

From beauty hoarding to the business of beauty, a lady entrep finds bigger success

Jen Gerodias Diaz has everything every woman can hope for at 34-years-old. She’s happily married with three kids, has a home of her own, and businesses to run.“I had pawnshops and gas stations. I live a comfortable life. But then I asked, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 22, 2016 01:00:00

Beauty entrepreneur with a heart

From street vendor to beauty expert, the SKINOVEAU CEO’s story inspires

SKINOVEAU CEO Snooky D. Salazar could have opted to mass-produce her beauty creams, but her passion to help women has made the entrepreneur not only a beauty expert but an entrepreneur with a heart too, and a big one at that.Growing up ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 26, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

3 beauty and wellness ideas for a home-based business

Take advantage of the growing demand for beauty and wellness products and services.

Even the most hardworking entrepreneurs and professionals know how to relax. During their ‘me’ time or after a long day at work, many of them pamper their selves by going to spa, massage, or yoga centers. That is why it is also ...

by Prime Sarmiento  | June 10, 2015 08:00:00
Business Ideas

The Beverly Hills 6750 saga [Part 4]

Reconstructing a beauty business

Road to recoveryOn February 1, 2008, Beverly Hills 6750, through their lawyers, filed the first of four estafa cases against Bunevacz, suing him for P1.8 million. In total, the estafa cases claim that Bunevacz embezzled at least P18 million from the clinic. ...

by Peter Imbong  | November 01, 2011 01:00:00
Business Ideas

The Beverly Hills 6750 saga [Part 3]

Reconstructing a beauty business

 Problem uncoveredOn December 13, 2007, broke the story that the Bunevacz couple had been “booted out” of Beverly Hills 6750. Days later, the clinic issued a statement confirming that the Bunevaczs had indeed left the company, and that the clinic’s lawyers ...

by Peter Imbong  | October 31, 2011 01:00:00
Business Ideas

The Beverly Hills 6750 saga [Part 2]

Reconstructing a beauty business

Convincing, insistentAccording to Santos, Bunevacz approached him in March 2006 after being recommended by a common pastor. “At first I said (to David), ‘I’m not the person you’re looking for,’ because I felt that the facility should be headed by a plastic ...

by Peter Imbong  | October 30, 2011 11:00:00
Business Ideas

The Beverly Hills 6750 saga [Part 1]

Reconstructing a beauty business

Beverly Hills 6750 is a multi-specialty aesthetic center that offers cosmetic surgery and other beauty services. To Filipinos, the name brings to mind the glitz and glamour of that opulent city in California where many Hollywood stars live. Even the clinic’s location, ...

by Peter Imbong  | October 29, 2011 08:00:00