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Alexa Tietjen

Alexa Tietjen is a writer and video producer specializing in prestige beauty and influencers. She graduated from Boston College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and, against all odds, landed a job at writing about popular music. She joined WWD’s Eye desk in 2016 and switched to the beauty beat in 2018. You can usually (always) find her at her desk, but if not, she is probably memorizing Bretman Rock’s YouTube page, tweeting about Rihanna or checking her horoscope.

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Ernest B. James to Lead Special Projects at Digital Brand Architects

James joins DBA from Noire Management, which he founded.

The Met Gala, Like Fashion Week, Is Officially for the Masses

Big Tech's backing of the Met Gala has pushed the storied event, and the fashion week leading up to it, into…

The Inspiration Behind Jackie Aina’s First Met Gala Look

The beauty entrepreneur became the first Black content creator to attend the gala, which returned to New York…

Saweetie Helps MAC Cosmetics Kick Off Beauty’s ‘Roaring Twenties’

MAC's newest brand ambassador said her partnership will include "everything icy, everything exclusive…

Beautyblender Adds Blush, Skin Tint to Complexion Category

Beautyblender is rebuilding its brick-and-mortar business as it launches Skin Tint and Blush and hires a new…

Essence Ventures Acquires Beautycon, Moj Mahdara Out

Richelieu Dennis, Essence Ventures' founder and chair, spoke with WWD about Beautycon's local and global…

How Might Delta Impact U.S. Beauty Retail?

Beauty retail is poised for growth, despite the ongoing pandemic and spread of the Delta variant, experts…

EXCLUSIVE: Eva Gutowski Cocreates Coastal Citizen Beauty Brand

The line was developed in partnership with Follow Beauty, a holding company that builds creator-led brands.

Estée Lauder at 75: Inside Estée Lauder’s Investments Into Company Culture

Executives at the conglomerate detail progress it is making toward racial and gender equity, as well as its…

StriVectin to Be Acquired by Crown Laboratories

StriVectin's focus on digital marketing has led to a three-year retail sales compound annual growth rate of…

Why Live Shopping Platforms Are Betting on Beauty

TalkShopLive, Agora, Verishop and more believe beauty will be a huge category led by educational and…

Il Makiage Invests in Hyperspectral Imaging Ahead of Wellness Launch

The $40 million acquisition marks Il Makiage's first since acquiring NeoWize in 2019.

EXCLUSIVE: Courtney Shields’ New Beauty ‘Status’

The influencer has been working on a direct-to-consumer beauty brand based in her hometown of Austin, Texas.

Isaac Boots on Mind-Body Fitness With Purpose

"This year proved that no one is invincible, no matter what. Health is everything," Boots said.

EXCLUSIVE: Sephora to Add More Black-owned Brands

The retailer will reach the 15 percent benchmark in prestige hair care by yearend.