Jul 13 2020
Manny Barbas and James Hachem aren’t your typical boys.
At 24 years old, Barbas and Hachem, who had known each other since high school, created a pink clay face mask for women with sensitive skin, and are set to turn over $20 million by the end of this financial year.
But the company they founded, Alya Skin, wasn’t a fluke: it was a carefully planned operation.
“I would keep my eye out in terms of what people were posting, like what niches. We knew that teeth whitening was going to be big before it was, and we knew that it was going to move to skincare,” Barbas told Yahoo Finance.
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Jul 07 2020
Celebrity MUA Michael Brown shares his tips on how to maintain false lashes yourself.
With beauty salons reopening on June 1, celebrity makeup artist Michael Brown tells why consumers do not need to go back to the salon and are able to keep lashes fresh themselves.
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Feb 06 2020
“We noticed that clay masks were trending on social media, and that is how we first came up with the idea to start a skincare brand. The world ‘Alya’ means heavenly/beautiful in Arabic and that is how the name came about,” explains Barbas.
There’s no denying for two males with a limited knowledge of the industry, they’ve seriously nailed it. Their first product, the Australian Pink Clay Mask, has become a cult favourite, lauded as a natural skin solution to treat acne, reduce inflammation, tighten pores and brighten skin – all for $49.99 a tub.