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gloss48 is the online paradise for beauty junkies - a daily dose of indie brands for the beauty-obsessed to discover, explore, share & buy.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location Boston, MA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

gloss48 invites the beauty-obsessed to discover and indulge in a daily selection of highly curated niche brands, presented with personalized, exciting, educational digital content and sold initially at a promotional value. 1) Targets the 50M beauty addicts who currently spend $22B online. 2) Provides low risk, low cost marketing channel to the 55K+ indie beauty brands. 3) Generates 40-50% net revenue on sales; does not hold inventory.


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    Before starting gloss48, Laura was VP, Operations and Interim CEO for MiniLuxe, the Boston-based venture-backed chain of nail lounges. Prior to MiniLuxe, Laura was GM of Nail Bar, an expanding upscale chain of salons, launching a new concept and 5 additional spas. Laura has a Kellogg MBA, prior to which she was a Merchandise Planner for $400M women’s department at Gap and a Senior Real Estate Consultant for Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal.

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    Before starting gloss48, Jill founded and ran MiniLuxe, the Boston-area chain of nail and beauty lounges, which she founded while a Partner at The Cue Ball Group. Prior to Cue Ball, Jill was the first female Partner at The Parthenon Group, a strategy consulting boutique. Prior to Parthenon, Jill was at Monitor Company, which she joined after completing her MBA at Wharton. Jill is a Board Director at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.


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    Heather Miles, Doug Wolf