Beauty Independent: What It’s Like For Emerging Beauty Brands To Operate In A Higher Interest Rate Environment

Upon raising its key interest rate a quarter of a percentage point last week to about 5.1%, the highest rate in 16 years, the United States Federal Reserve indicated it could pause interest rate hikes in June and assess the impacts of the hikes it’s made to date. Still, the interest rate is decidedly steeper than it was when most indie beauty entrepreneurs started their companies.

Given the changed fiscal picture, for the latest edition of our ongoing series posing questions relevant to indie beauty, we asked 11 of them the following questions: How are higher interest rates affecting your business both on the back end and the front end as you encounter consumers? What have you done or what will you do to adjust to the higher interest rate environment?


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