“A distinct vision is the best tool to get talented people to join you.” — Cassandra Huysentruyt, founder and chief executive officer of Violet Grey
“It’s not about fortune-telling or educated guesses any more. It’s about having access to information and making informed decisions.” — Gerry Keane, U.S. vice president, Consumer Products/Retail & Life Sciences at Siemens PLM Software Inc.
“Natural is at this tipping point where it’s going to be the new norm.” — Maren Giuliano, executive global Whole Body coordinator at Whole Foods Market
“I embrace the idea of walking away from perfection….You can’t learn if you’re not making mistakes. You can always do better next time.” — Jane Park, founder and chief executive officer of Julep
“Technology came along — especially mobile technology — and it spoiled [the traditional influencer’s] party. It cut down the red ropes and gave us all access.” — Connie Anne Phillips, publisher and chief revenue officer of Glamour
“Experiences, how you feel when you get your hair done, are as important as how you look when you walk out [of the salon].” — hair colorist Josh Wood, founder of Josh Wood Colour Atelier and global creative director of color for Wella Professional
“The only place in America where segregation is legal is in the beauty aisle….The new general market is an amalgamation of cultures, ethnicities and demographics aligned against commonalities, need states and lifestyles.” — Richelieu Dennis, founder and chief executive officer of Sundial
“The dominance of Wal-Mart has driven costs out of the industry, but it has not created a beauty shopping experience.” — Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America
“Korea is a country where beauty is truly democratized. It isn’t as easy for power bloggers to make as much money. There is real dialogue among real women and men. Brands have products that can become heroes or zeroes overnight. Listening digitally to what everyone is saying has been a big thing for us.” — Alicia Yoon, chief executive officer and founder of Peach and Lily Inc.