Stories from Beauty Store Business
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 16:54
Beauty standards continue to evolve and overturn the status quo, particularly in the United States, as it becomes increasingly multicultural. This reality was underscored during the recent Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant. Somali-American Halima Aden, a first-year student at St. Cloud State University, made it to the semifinals, competing in a hijab, and wearing a burkini for the bathing suit competition. Aden was eventually superseded by Meredith Gould of Minneapolis, who took the crown. Gould will compete in the Miss USA pageant in 2017.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 15:12
Cosmoprof Asia 2016 concluded with record numbers. The event, which took place mid-November, hosted a record-breaking 650 new companies, taking its total number of exhibitors to 2,698, from 49 countries. Of that number, 1,966 finished cosmetics companies exhibited in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and 732 companies, from 19 countries, exhibited at the AsiaWorld-Expo for packaging ingredients and processing equipment.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 15:06
Beauty retailers may want to gear up to support in-store mobile payments, as the value of mobile payment transactions is expected to exceed $314 billion in 2020, according to the latest eMarketer report, “US Mobile Payments Outlook: Strong Growth Forecast for Proximity, Peer-to-Peer Payments in 2017 and Beyond.” It’s brick-and-mortar retailers that are expected to see the highest growth in terms of proximity mobile payment transactions over the next few years.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 14:42
Natural-beauty products manufacturer Pacifica Beauty has received a minority investment from consumer-focused growth equity fund Alliance Consumer Growth (ACG). The investment will help Pacifica continue its product innovation and distribution expansion. “Brook and Billy and the Pacifica team have built a truly impressive brand,” said Julian Steinberg, managing partner at ACG. “ACG couldn’t be prouder to partner with Pacifica to help fuel the next stage of their growth story.”
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 14:35
Chemicals in personal-care formulations, and resource and carbon management were among the industry concerns addressed during the Asia-Pacific and European editions of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, which took place Nov. 14-15 in Hong Kong and Oct. 24-26 in Paris, respectively. Here are the highlights: Environmental Impact:
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 14:11
Shoppers depend on product reviews more than ever, and e-commerce company Amazon recognizes that its customers’ purchases weigh heavily on reviews. As a result, the e-tailer has made updates to its customer reviews policy to ensure that its shoppers are experiencing the most authentic product reviews possible. Amazon has reportedly sued hundreds of people and companies in recent years that provided fake reviews on its site for a fee or purchased them.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:45
Toppik’s Brow Building Fibers Set comes with its Brow Wax, Brow Building Fibers and a Dual-End Brush that makes eyebrows thick and full when applied. SRP: $19.95 For more information, visit www.toppik.com.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:42
The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette has 10 oversized, vegan signature eye shadows that are highly pigmented for pro and consumer use. SRP: $45 For more information, visit www.jeffreestarcosmetics.com.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:39
The Metallic Holiday Pro Detangling Brushes by Wet Brush Pro are available in six colors including gold and pink (pictured). SRP: $14.99 For more information, visit www.prowetbrush.com.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 14:22
StyleCon 2016 was a lively event! On Saturday, November 5, thousands of beauty enthusiasts made their way to the Hangar at the OC Fair for the 10 a.m. opening. Paying anywhere from $39 to $300 for entry, pampering and generous swag bags, consumer attendees enjoyed exploring the latest in beauty and fashion—and making purchases at discounted prices. We saw a number of interesting new and emerging beauty brands—including family-owned and operated natural men’s grooming brand, Dapperman, as well as Daily Concepts, which offers innovative bathing products with an eco-friendly slant.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 09:37
NYX Professional Makeup recently opened its first-ever flagship store in Manhattan. Located in Union Square, it is the company’s 20th domestic store.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 09:36
Walmart customers can now use Chase Pay on Walmart.com within the Walmart mobile application and in its stores through the Walmart Pay app. The digital payment solution was created for Chase Visa credit and debit cards. It uses token technology—one-time complex codes—to process transactions and keep card information secure. Chase Pay does not interfere with customers earning rewards and receiving offers during payment.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 09:35
CVS Health is eliminating approximately 600 positions located primarily at its corporate facilities in Arizona, Illinois and Rhode Island by the 2016 year end. The company cites changing market dynamics and the increasingly competitive environment as the influences requiring it to operate more lean and efficiently.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 09:33
Hairstyling tools manufacturer teeze w/ eez has been acquired by JD Beauty Group. Its signature teeze w/ eez teasing tool will be managed under the Wet Brush-Pro line. “We are thrilled to bring a strong professional teasing tool under the Wet Brush umbrella,” said Jeffrey Davidson, COO of Wet Brush. “We are committed to marketing the best hair tools in the industry.”
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 09:26
Over the next two years, 35 percent more women consumers are expected to purchase natural beauty products, according to a Green Beauty Barometer survey by Kari Gran, maker of all-natural skincare products. Furthermore, the regions of the United States that expect to see the largest increase in natural beauty product purchases are the Midwest and Northeast regions (both to the tune of 36 percent).
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 08:53
Google recently released its tech device Google Home, which is powered by Google Assistant, and is a competitor to Amazon Echo. Google Home is quite the virtual assistant. It’s more than just a voice-activated Google browser. It offers a variety of conveniences that make your day easier, such as connecting to home or office gadgets that control lights and temperature; and it adds a decorative touch to your home or office.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 17:06
Coleman Harrison Beauty Brand Agents, a Dallas, Texas-based manufacturer’s sales representative agency covering three beauty industry recognized territories—the northeast, midwest and southwest—has added several new team members:
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 17:03
Andis Company, an industry leader in barbering and men’s grooming since 1922, has named Jessica Zeinstra Rosen education manager for the barber and beauty division. Zeinstra Rosen will be responsible for developing and managing Andis’ global education strategy.