How Do We Achieve Beauty?

Given the abundance of less-than-beautiful visualizations, it’s clear that the path to beauty is not obvious. However, I believe there are ways to get to beauty that are dependable, if not entirely deterministic. Step Outside Default Formats The first requirement of a beautiful visualization is that it is novel, fresh, or unique. It is difficult […]

How Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Is Ushering in a New Era of Inclusivity in the Beauty Industry

It’s been over a week since Rihanna unleashed her debut Fenty Beauty collection on the world, and the hype hasn’t died down. But that isn’t just because of the pop star’s celebrity. It seems Rihanna, by offering 40 different shades, has tapped into a palpable void in the market for more inclusivity in commercially sold beauty products. “I wanted […]

Improving Gender Equality in the Beauty Industry

Many industries have come under scrutiny for their uneven gender representation in upper management, but the beauty industry has largely been absent from this conversation. It shouldn’t be. While the industry’s products and main messaging are principally aimed at female consumers, men occupy a majority of management positions, including at leading brands. When women don’t […]