Halsey, Michaeline DeJoria, Jen Atkin and More to Speak at WWD LAB Forum

WWD will return to Los Angeles for the second annual L.A. Beauty Forum, our West Coast-based beauty forum focusing on innovation. To be held April 16 at The One in West Hollywood, the event is themed “Building, Selling, Thriving,” and will bring together buzz builders from the worlds of beauty, wellness, entertainment, retail, tech and finance to share insights into today’s winning strategies.

Key themes will include identifying white space opportunity, integration after acquisition, beauty in the age of Generation Alpha, and the latest wellness trends, from tapping therapy to alcohol alternatives.

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Thus far, confirmed speakers include Halsey, the award-winning singer whose AboutFace and AF94 makeup brands have electrified consumers, with Jeanne Chavez, who helped bring Halsey’s vision to life; Christie Fleischer, chief executive officer of Benefit Cosmetics; Katerina Schneider, CEO and founder of Ritual; Sarah Gibson Tuttle, CEO and founder of Olive & June, Corbin Chamberlin of Sage & Salt, and Sasha Plavsic, founder of Ilia. Jen Atkin, founder of Mane and Ouai Haircare, and Michaeline DeJoria, chief executive officer of John Paul Mitchell Systems, will have a fireside chat about the fast-changing dynamics of the booming hair care category;  Apothékary’s Shizu Okusa, Cann’s Jake Bullock and Kin Euphorics’ Jen Batchelor will talk about the boom in the alcohol alternative market, and Rebecca Bartlett from Bartlett Brands, Tina Henry Bou-Saba from Verity Venture Partners, Kevin Murphy of Sonoma Brands Capital and Liz Whitman from Exponent Beauty, four Bay Area beauty leaders involved in different aspects of the business, will share how they cross-pollinate ideas to ignite growth.

In the days to come, more speakers will be announced. Additional information and registration can be accessed via this link.

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