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Sundial Brands

Sundial founder Dennis assumes new role

Sundial founder Dennis assumes new role

NEW YORK — Sundial Brands’ founder Richelieu Dennis said he is transitioning from his roles as chair and chief executive officer of the company to establish and lead Sundial’s new Social Mission Board, as well as focus on his new entrepreneurial ventures. Meanwhile, Cara Sabin has joined Sundial Brands as chief executive officer. In this

SheaMoisture rolls out Purple Rice Water collection

SheaMoisture rolls out Purple Rice Water collection

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. – SheaMoisture has introduced Purple Rice Water, an exciting new collection spanning across the hair, body and skin care categories. The new SheaMoisture Purple Rice Water collection harnesses the rich history and benefits of the age-old ingredient for hair, skin and body. When used in hair care, Purple Rice Water is said to

SheaMoisture hosting Pop-up as lead in to Toronto Caribbean Carnival

SheaMoisture hosting Pop-up as lead in to Toronto Caribbean Carnival

TORONTO — From Tuesday, July 30 to Friday, August 2, award-winning personal care brand, SheaMoisture, will hold a pop-up activation celebrating beauty and culture, inspiring guests to “Be Your Beautiful!” Located in Downtown Toronto at 128 Peter Street and leading up to North America’s largest Caribbean cultural festival, Toronto Caribbean Carnival, the SheaMoisture Pop-up will

New SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal hair care now at Target

New SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal hair care now at Target

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Scalp care is the new skincare and consumers are increasingly recognizing the importance that scalp health plays in hair care, and are beginning to incorporate products specifically designed to cleanse, balance and treat the scalp. SheaMoisture gets to the root of the problem with the new African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal hair care collection. The

Estate acquired to bolster entreneurship for women of color

Estate acquired to bolster entreneurship for women of color

WASHINGTON —  The  Dennis Family, including entrepreneur, investor, and social impact innovator Richelieu Dennis, has facilitated the acquisition of Madam C.J. Walker’s 100-year-old estate — Villa Lewaro — outside New York City. Dennis, founder and CEO of Sundial Brands,  also founded the New Voices Foundation, which helps women of color entrepreneurs achieve their vision through innovative leadership

SheaMoisture intros Coconut Custard Make It Last Wash N’ Go collection

SheaMoisture intros Coconut Custard Make It Last Wash N’ Go collection

NEW YORK — Styling curly hair can be a trying challenge, and one aspect of the natural hair movement that people fail to mention is all the work that goes into maintaining curls, coils and spirals. SheaMoisture’s new Coconut Custard Make It Last Wash N’ Go collection offers a solution featuring a layered system to help achieve a

New Voices Fund rolls out during 2018 Essence Festival

New Voices Fund rolls out during 2018 Essence Festival

NEW YORK – The $100 million New Voices Fund, the next-generation fund set up to make private equity investments in businesses owned and/or managed by women of color, officially launched today at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The New Voices Fund will provide women of color entrepreneurs with the access, capital and expertise

Sundial names Kimberly Evans Paige CO and brand-building officer

Sundial names Kimberly Evans Paige CO and brand-building officer

AMITYVILLE, NY –  Sundial Brands, today announced that Kimberly Evans Paige has joined the company in the newly-created position of chief operating and brand-building officer. She will report to founder, chief executive officer and executive chairman Richelieu Dennis. She will partner with Dennis and the executive team to craft and support the overall strategic direction

Essence Ventures acquires Essence Magazine

Essence Ventures acquires Essence Magazine

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Essence Ventures LLC, a new company formed by Richelieu Dennis, founder haircare and skin-care company Sundial Brands, is buying  the multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc. which includes Essence magazine.  Essence president Michelle Ebanks will continue to run the company and will also join its board of directors. In addition, the

SheaMoisture launches Red Palm & Cocoa Butter line

SheaMoisture launches Red Palm & Cocoa Butter line

AMITYVILLE, N.Y — Sundial Brands has introduced the SheaMoisture Red Palm & Cocoa Butter anti-shrinkage hair care collection. Sundial said the new line provides a healthy way for women with curly hair to elongate shrinkage-prone hair and maintain their length. The company noted that fighting shrinkage can be damaging, particularly when heat styling tools are

Unilever agrees to purchase Sundial Brands

Unilever agrees to purchase Sundial Brands

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.— Unilever has announced an agreement to acquire Sundial Brands, a leading haircare and skincare company recognized for its innovative use of high-quality and culturally authentic ingredients. Sundial’s brands include SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage, Madam C.J. Walker and nyakio. Since its founding in 1991, Sundial has championed inclusive beauty and has served the unmet

SheaMoisture collection caters to protective hairstyles

SheaMoisture collection caters to protective hairstyles

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial Brands Inc. has expanded its hair care lineup with the SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucubba Butter collection for protective styling. Sundial said Wednesday that the new SheaMoisture product line features hair and scalp treatments to prepare for and maintain protective hairstyles — such as  box braids, cornrows, extensions and weaves —

Sundial CEO gets NY Times spotlight

Sundial CEO gets NY Times spotlight

Liberia-born and -raised Richelieu Dennis, CEO of Sundial Brands Inc., shared the story behind the origins of his skin and hair care company in a recent Q&A with the New York Times. After coming to the U.S. and then graduating from business school Babson College in 1991, Dennis wasn’t able to return to Liberia, which

Sundial Brands debuts on Black Enterprise BE 100s List

Sundial Brands debuts on Black Enterprise BE 100s List

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial Brands has premiered on the Black Enterprise Magazine BE 100s List as the nation’s 10th-largest black-owned business. Sundial said it was the only beauty and personal care manufacturer to make this year’s BE 100s List. The company’s skin and hair care brands — all using culturally authentic natural ingredients — include