Bridgette Howard is the founder of Parlor West Ventures, an incubator for early stage beauty brands that provides growth capital and strategic guidance across product development, manufacturing, distribution, financial management and customer acquisition. She launched the incubator to help solve the challenges that indie brands face in growing their businesses. Parlor West Ventures has strategic partnerships with contract manufacturing labs in the U.S. and packaging manufacturers abroad. The incubator focuses on brands with unique positioning and dynamic founders. Brands include Artist Couture, KNC Beauty, Juvia's Place and other early stage brands. The brands are sold across many retailers including Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Violet Grey, Net-a-Porter and Urban Outfitters.