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83 Top Beauty Brands & Startups in San Francisco – The Future of the Beauty Industry

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Beauty companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Beauty industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top San Francisco Beauty Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Booksy

Booksy

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Booksy is an online platform for finding and booking beauty and wellness appointments.

Curology

Curology

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Curology is a cosmetic company that provides actual prescription skincare customized for their skin and delivered to their door.

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StyleSeat

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StyleSeat is an online destination that connects beauty and wellness professionals with clients.

Curology

Madison Reed

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Madison Reed is a beauty company revolutionizing the way women color their hair.

Curology

Cora

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Cora is an organic tampons and elegant accessories company that produces and markets applicator tampons, sanitary pads, and necklaces.

Curology

Memebox

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Memebox is a consumer company that provides customers with the Asian beauty products, culture, and trends.

Curology

Naza Beauty

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Naza Beauty is a protective styling salon that specializes in coily, kinky, afro-textured hair.

Curology

Proven Skincare

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Proven Skincare develops skincare products intended to allow customers to design and personalize products that fit their lifestyles.

Curology

Tatcha

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Classic Japanese beauty rituals: Beloved by geisha. Proven by science. Remastered for you.

Curology

MIRA BEAUTY™

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MIRA BEAUTY is the world’s first universal store and collaborative library for makeup and skincare.

Curology

Joyus

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Joyus is a startup that aims to enhance the online shopping experience by helping shoppers discover goods through short-form videos.

Curology

Yes To, Inc.

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YES TO is a supplier of natural beauty products, formulas, and unique collections across the world.

Curology

NakedPoppy

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NakedPoppy is a clean beauty company that curates better-for-you beauty brands and tailors them to you.

Curology

AQUIS

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AQUIS is a beauty tool manufacturer that pioneers a science-based approach to restoring hair’s natural strength, vitality, and beauty.

Curology

OneSkin

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OneSkin designs anti-aging molecules that fights with skin aging.

Curology

Keyto

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Keyto is a health and wellness company.

Curology

PulpoAR

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PulpoAR is developing integrated augmented shopping technology and AR commerce platforms for retail.

Curology

Clockwork

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Clockwork is building AI-powered robots to deliver express beauty services for people on the go.

Curology

DearBrightly

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DearBrightly offers prescription strength retinoids and a variety of other skincare essentials.

Curology

P/Y/T BEAUTY

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P/Y/T BEAUTY is an e-commerce business that primarily offers clean cosmetics.

Curology

STYLEBEE

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STYLEBEE is the easiest and most cost effective way to book a top hairstylist and makeup artist when you need them

Curology

NEWNESS

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NEWNESS is the livestreaming platform built specifically for the beauty community.

Curology

Fenty Beauty

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Fenty Beauty is a cosmetics brand that offers a wide range of hard-to-match skin tones for all skin types.

Curology

Bevel

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Bevel vision is to build the world’s most consumer-centric health & beauty products company.

Curology

Fragrance By Me

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Fragrance By Me is a new concept in fragrance industry, where consumers are able to design their own perfume online.

Curology

Podozi

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Podozi is a beauty tech startup solving the problem of finding “right fit” beauty products for people of color.

Curology

Rodan & Fields

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Rodan & Fields is a premium skincare brand that offers unparalleled beauty personalization from its R+F Independent Consultants.

Curology

Tribe Dynamics

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Tribe Dynamics is advanced marketing technology for Lifestyle Brands.

Curology

ChickRx

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Chickrx is an online heath and wellness community allowing women to ask questions and get answers from top experts.

Curology

Bare Escentuals

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Bare Escentuals is one of the fastest growing prestige beauty companies in the U.S.

Curology

Lypid

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Pioneering alternative fat to make alternative protein as good as original meat.

Curology

Algenist

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A San Francisco-based skincare brand

Curology

Apothecary

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Apothecary is a skincare consultation service that streamlines product discovery journey.

Curology

Perricone MD

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Perricone MD provides of cosmeceuticals, diet, and nutriceutical supplements.

Curology

Creator Nova

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Creator Nova is a B2B marketplace that turns complicated business operations into inspiring beauty brands

Curology

GlamST

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We develop Augmented Reality for beauty brands and retailers

Curology

LXMI

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LXMI offers skincare products made from organic and rare ingredients.

Curology

NUDE Skincare

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NUDE Skincare was brought to life by ethical entrepreneurs Bryan Meehan and Ali Hewson.

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Neocutis

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Neocutis is a healthcare company that develops and commercializes treatment solutions in aesthetics, dermatology and neurosciences.

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Cosme Hunt

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Your Japanese Beauty destination

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Clear Ear

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Delivering hearing innovations that make ears around the world happier.

Curology

iSALON Beauty App

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Delivering Beauty to Your Doorstep

Curology

Blushup

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Discover top rated doctors and aestheticians for beauty concerns, powered by AI

Curology

Glamcam

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Glamcam is one and only live-streaming beauty app created to connect makeup lovers worldwide in real time.

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Hello Gloss

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We’re a next-gen community and social platform for beauty/fashion influencers and enthusiasts.

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Lashfully

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Lashfully is the mobile platform for beauty services and products beyond the salon.

Curology

Reflect.com

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Reflect.com your state-of-the-art skin care, hair care and cosmetic products don’t exist until you create them.

Curology

Cultivmade

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Cultivmade is a mobile-first online shopping platform that uses AI and machine learning to curate fashion and beauty products.

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Saison

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Saison specializes in offering a dynamic range of products to treat any variety of skin conditions.

Curology

Aether Beauty

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Aether Beauty is a cosmetic goods company provides a wide collection of makeup and beauty products.

Curology

In Fiore

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In Fiore is a beauty product supplier in San Francisco.

Curology

Nailed Kit

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Designer nail art decals & nail art kits. Made with love in San Francisco. Non-toxic and Cruelty-free! Shipping worldwide.

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Gilded Cells

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Skin care for menopause women

Curology

Nurigene

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Peninsula Skincare Labs develops skincare products such as Nurigene, a non-prescription product for enhancing the appearance of aging skin.

Curology

MyBravaBox

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MyBravaBox provides beauty products subscription box.

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SHELF Cosmetics

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Personal product tracking app, SHELF is the amazon+instagram+yelp cosmetics

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Beautely, LLC

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Beautely, LLC Beautely is a San Francisco based consumer goods company focused on building brands that empower women.

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Dotfully

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Dotfully is the first free makeup store where you can regift your beauty products.

Curology

Makeupbee

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Makeupbee was created to celebrate makeup artistry, it is the community for sharing looks and discovering beauty products.

Curology

Hair Spies

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Hair Spies is a web resource about all things DIY hairstyling and care.

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Tynt

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Tynt is a global live streaming platform for companies and influencers to broadcast beauty content.

Curology

Wilo Spa

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Wilo Spa, offers Deluxe Spa Manicures, Pedicures and waxing services at your Home.

Curology

Makeup Gourmet

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Makeup Gourmet is an e-shop that retails brushes, blush creams, mascara, foundations, lipliners, lipsticks, books and gift cards.

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FarmSkin

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All natural hydrogen beauty mask using proprietary processing technology.

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HiLovely

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1:1 Beauty Advice and Lessons with Celebrity Artists via Video Chat

Curology

diPietro Todd Salons

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diPietro Todd Salons offers a wide range of salon services such as hair cut, styling, color and treatments along with hair care products.

Curology

Bright Like Diamonds

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Shop Luxury Handbags, Fashion Jewelry and Essential Beauty Care.

Curology

House of Mikko

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House of Mikko is a mobile application that allows its users to discuss hair-related topics.

Curology

Dream Girl Make Up Institute

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Dream Girl Make Up Institute classes pro

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Primpt

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Locate the top stylists, the best salons and the hottest hair trends. Free on the iTunes App Store.

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Glam Lab Makeup Studios

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Glam Lab Makeup Studios is a beauty school that provides professional classes in Makeup Artistry.

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Glashion

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Glashion is an application that provides users with an easy way to shop for beauty products through Google Glass.

Curology

J.Hannah Co.

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J.Hannah is a small natural perfume company committed to blending bespoke perfumes & hands-on workshops using only the botanical materials.

Curology

Muse Beauty.Pro

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Muse Beauty.Pro is an online store that delivers a wide range of cosmetics, brushes and tools.

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Savonbody

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Bath & Body care for active bodies.

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Baskit

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Shopping Optimized! Baskit wants to facilitate and improve the average online order value across multiple sites while helping Brands impro

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Earthbody

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Earthbody is a day spa that offers a wide variety of massage, bodywork and holistic skincare therapy along with organic products.

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Cetana salon

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Cetana salon masters in delivering hair and skin care services by using sustainable and natural beauty and wellness products.

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Beautyandtheweb.com

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Beautyandtheweb.com is an online site that hosts a worldwide beauty contest.

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HAN Skincare Cosmetics

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HAN Skincare Cosmetics is an e-commerce platform that offers skincare and beauty products.

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Chris McDonald Makeup

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Destination / on location makeup, hair & grooming services for advertising, editorial, video, weddings and special events.

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Paradox

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Paradox is a women-funded, and woman-run company,products are made from high-quality ingredients.

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Radici Fitness

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Radici Fitness is a healthy behaviors begin with a routine to fit your personal preferences, personality & lifestyle.

Written by Mark Smith

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