In recent years, we've seen large beauty & fashion brands like Este Lauder, L'Oral, & Sephora launch incubation programs where they invest in up-and-coming brands & entrepreneurs.
These founders get access to capital & amazing resources from these larger companies, helping them scale faster. And the companies get to fund new ideas that help them stay competitive in a very crowded market.
If you're building a new brand, getting noticed by one of these companies & joining their incubation programs could really help turn your brand into a global one fast.
On May 12th, join us as we chat with Tehmina Haider, VP & Head at Harry's Labs & Lee Lenox, General Manager for Headquarters, about brand incubation & what it takes to build & launch a new beauty brand.
Headquarters is a new women's scalp care brand launched through Harry's Labs, Harry's incubator.
In this talk, we're excited to dive into:
Brand building & launching a new product during a pandemic
Tips for entrepreneurs on how to get noticed by Harry's
+ Your questions!
Lee Lenox is the General Manager of Headquarters, a revolutionary women's hair care company launching in 2021. Lee has deep expertise in sales, merchandising, & marketing & began his career leading sales for women's contemporary fashion & accessory brands, most notably House of Harlow 1960. Lee joined Harry's in 2014 to define & build out the brand's retail strategy. Lee pioneered Harry's entry into the retail market by working with partners such as Barney's, J. Crew, the Standard Hotel, & Grand Central Station. Harry's specialty retail success led to an opportunity to sell the brand on a mass level at Target, where Lee spearheaded the partnerships for both Harry's in 2016 & Flamingo in 2019. By reshaping the customer experience, Lee helped establish Harry's & Flamingo as formidable players against industry giants.
Tehmina Haider is the VP & Head of Harry's Labs. Before joining Harry's, Tehmina was a Principal at LCatteron, a leading consumer-focused private equity firm, where she focused on early-stage investments in high growth consumer & retail brands across the personal care, food, apparel & direct-to-consumer spaces.
Prior to LCatterton, Tehmina was a Vice President at Castanea Partners, a consumer-focused middle-market private equity firm. Tehmina also worked in Strategy & New Business Development at the Este Lauder Companies & as a management consultant at Bain & Company.
Tehmina graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Philosophy & French & earned her M.B.A from Harvard Business School. She currently lives in New York City.