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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 18:30
Main image:  The overall natural-products market grew more than 9% to $137 billion in 2012, compared to the conventional grocery market whose growth has been under 4% for the last few years, according to "NEXT: The Natural Products Industry Forecast 2014," recently released by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, and Sterling-Rice Group. read more
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 18:00
Main image:  Jane Cosmetics has partnered up with ULTA Beauty, debuting its newly relaunched collection in more than 500 ULTA Beauty stores nationwide Aug. 18. Plans are to expand to 65 more ULTA sites by the end of October. Previously, the line was sold at and read more
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 19:18
Main image:  Sephora Americas has acquired Scentsa—state-of-the-art interactive digital technology designed to enhance the beauty shopping experience in-store—from Crescent House Publishing, a multimedia company serving the retail industry that's based in Carlsbad, California. read more
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 16:00
Main image:  While early outlooks anticipate back-to-school spending to lag behind 2012, a surprising 88% of shoppers surveyed by WSL Strategic Retail say they plan to spend at least the same or more as last year during the 2013 back-to-school season. The finding was revealed Aug. 8 as part of WSL Strategic Retail's "How America Shops Back-to-School 2013" trend study, which tracks the stores and categories parents are shopping. read more
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 15:41
Main image:  This brand roots itself in holistic care for hair and body. Intoxicating aromas are discovered throughout the collection, which includes clarifying shampoos and creamy cleansers; moisture and deep conditioners; moisture milk and hair smoother; hair butters, jelly, serum and balm; and the bath/body offerings include whipped butters in white chocolate, patchouli and lemon meringue. Call 888.384.0003 or visit
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:00
Main image:  BTB Sales & Marketing has joined the sales team of beauty-product manufacturer and master distributor Marianna Industries. “I am pleased to announce that BTB Sales & Marketing has joined Marianna Industries effective July 1," says Kimberly DeGeorge, national sales manager for the dealer and retail divisions of Marianna Industries. The BTB sales team is representing Marianna in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West territories. read more
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 19:48
Main image:  Infused with macadamia and argan oils, this spray contains omega-7 fatty acid to mimic the scalp's natural oil production, and natural UV protection to extend the life of color. It is a lightweight mist that combats frizz, conditions, adds shine and manageability, and leaves tangle-free hair and no greasy residue. It’s ideal for dry, damaged and/or color-treated hair of all textures. Call 800.807.3950 or visit
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 14:01
Main image:  Salon and professional beauty appliances and shears grew 7.1% as a category in 2012, according to the new 2012 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, which provides market intelligence and data research for the U.S. salon and professional-beauty industry. Note that the 7.1% growth is 18% greater than the overall salon industry’s growth rate of 6% for the same time frame. read more
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 12:25
Main image:  The hot butter LONDON brand will soon get hotter. The brand continues to expand its product offerings and is launching a collection of Bespoke Colour Cosmetics at ULTA Beauty stores and on nationwide Aug. 1. read more
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 17:13
Main image:  The finalists are now out for the 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards from the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors. From cosmetics to marketing and hair products to body care, they're considered among the best new breakout products, packaging and advertising campaigns in the beauty industry. read more
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 15:01
Main image:  Since May 1, there has been a new president of The Kirschner Group: Jane Caris. Caris has replaced Harlan Kirschner, who is now CEO of the professional-beauty global sales and merchandising organization. “Jane has been with our organization for more than four years,” says Kirschner. “During this time, she has done an excellent job of taking over the responsibility of our day-to-day operations. This shift in duties has allowed me to become more strategic, forward-thinking and big-picture focused in my role. read more
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 16:10
Main image:  May 12, Mother's Day, is almost here! Consumers will spend an average of $168.94 on mom this year, up 11% from last year’s $152.52, and total holiday spending is expected to reach $20.7 billion. That's according to the National Retail Federation's Mother’s Day spending survey conducted by BIGinsight. read more
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 17:48
Main image:  Have you ever thought about buying or leasing one of those new nail art-imaging machines for your brick and mortar's customers? If your beauty store is in the United States, you can do so now via Farmington, Utah-based Style Tech. read more
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 10:12
Main image:  Sephora Americas has promoted Julie Bornstein to chief marketing and digital officer. Bornstein will continue to assume some of her former duties as senior vice president of Sephora Digital, and take on responsibility for brand and store marketing, public relations and creative, which were formerly led by Sharon Rothstein. Rothstein is joining Starbucks Coffee Co. as global chief marketing officer over the brand and the company's emerging brands, including Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Tazo and...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 18:25
Main image:  Derma e has hired Jennifer Norman as its new vice president of marketing, overseeing brand management, product development, public relations, ecommerce, education, market research and social media. The role is newly created for the company. In her new position, Norman is responsible for developing and executing the company's marketing and communications strategy. She will help the company achieve its objectives of sales growth, visibility and profitability while ensuring a consistent message that adheres to corporate...
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 18:34
Main image:  Tweezerman International has selected Olympic gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn as its first brand ambassador. Vonn has a United States record 59 World Cup wins, 14 FIS Alpine World Cup titles, four overall Crystal Globes and two World Championship titles. In addition, she is the only American woman to have captured a downhill gold at the Olympics in 2010. read more
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 12:22
Main image:  The results are in from Sally Beauty’s 19th Annual Best Tressed Survey, which reviewed the best and worst celebrity hairstyles of 2012. The top three in each category are ... Best Female Hairstyle 1. Kate Middleton 2. Sofia Vergara 3. Taylor Swift Best Male Hairstyle 1. Brad Pitt 2. Ryan Seacrest 3. Ryan Lochte Worst Female Hairstyle 1. Snooki 2. Pink read more
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 16:45
Main image:  Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013 is PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald—a lively, radiant, lush green—which the global authority on color says is great for makeup and nail care, fashion and other uses. read more


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