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Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:35
Main image:  Entrepreneurs Robert and Dottie Small—a husband-and-wife team that heads up a product-development company called Turbo Style Products—have made a big splash in the automotive industry with CarLashes. The flexible plastic eyelashes can be placed above a car's headlights using automotive tape to add flirty character to an automobile. The fun lashes can be found at and at automotive stores—such as AutoZone and Pep Boys—and are a unique way of ramping up impulse sales. read more
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 16:18
Main image:  ROK Stars—the consumer and environmental products development company co-founded by U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick and beauty-industry veteran John Paul DeJoria—has acquired U.S.-based Marula Oil. ROK Stars has taken over all day-to-day financial and production operations. read more
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:40
Main image:  Coty announced Nov. 21 the retirement of OPI founder and CEO George Schaeffer. The beauty-industry legend will continue to work with OPI's management team through a newly created role as OPI's strategic board adviser. The global beauty company also announced that it has appointed Mary van Praag (pictured) to OPI general manager. She will begin her new role on Jan. 1, 2014, replacing John Heffner, who has left OPI to become CEO of Drybar. read more
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 16:46
Main image:  Unilever announced Nov. 19 that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Pro-Line Comb-Thru brands to Strength of Nature for an undisclosed amount. The sale excludes TCB’s business in Africa. read more
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 14:30
Main image:  Tobin Anderson has been appointed president of Sally Beauty Supply, Sally Beauty Holdings has announced. Anderson has been serving as senior vice president of Sally Beauty Supply, overseeing the Sally Beauty merchandising and marketing departments. He will continue to report to Gary Winterhalter, Sally Beauty Holdings chairman and CEO. Prior to joining the company, he held numerous executive positions at Lenscrafters, Crabtree & Evelyn, Bath & Body Works and May Department Stores. read more
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 09:47
Main image:  Target has expanded its ever-growing Beauty Concierge program to 95 stores in New York, New Jersey, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Dallas-Fort Worth market. "We’re thrilled with the early success of the Beauty Concierge program and its expansion to more markets across the country,” says Christina Hennington, Target’s vice president of beauty and personal care. The program is now available in nearly 300—or about 17%—of Target's 1,797 brick-and-mortar stores across the United States. (Target also has 122 brick-and-...
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 14:56
Main image:  The Makeup Show will open its doors to the public with the return of its highly popular Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8. read more
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 17:55
Main image:  Baseball is a game of many superstitions, and this secret can now be told: Andis had a hand—err, clipper and trimmer—in helping the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series. Remember that “Fear the Beard” fever? Well, Andis gifted the major league baseball team with SlimLine2 trimmers to keep their winning beards groomed. And baseball/celebrity barber Monster 99, aka Angel Lucas, had his cordless Andis clipper on hand as he tended to Bosox pitcher Clay Buchholz’s beard. read more
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 20:20
Main image:  Burton "Burt" Scheff, beauty-industry pioneer and The Burmax Co. CEO, passed away Nov. 1 at the age of 77. Scheff started working in the family business—The Burmax Brush Co.—when he was in high school. He continued working while going to New York University as a business major. Shortly after graduation his dad passed away, and he took over running the company at the age of 22. read more
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 19:44
Main image:  Sephora has opened its first store in Brooklyn, New York. The official grand opening—with many events, demos, guest appearances and specials—was Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 1. The first 100 clients both days received Sephora gift cards with mystery values worth up to $1,000. The 8,039-square-foot, freestanding store offers more than 13,000 products from 200-plus brands—including Sephora's own collection of makeup, skin care, tools and accessories. [Image courtesy of Sephora]
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 11:08
Main image:  Japonesque—the professional makeup tools manufacturer—has launched its first-ever color cosmetics collection exclusively at ULTA Beauty. It debuted Oct. 27 in 220 ULTA Beauty stores nationwide and on Plans are to expand to 150 more ULTA Beauty stores through 2014 as the beauty retailer continues to open new sites. read more
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 09:59
Main image:  L'Oréal Paris has launched the first-ever intelligent vending experience in a New York City subway system. Introduced Nov. 4, the L'Oréal Paris Intelligent Color Experience works as a three-step process: First, it detects the colors in a woman's outfit and picks out complementary color palettes. Next, it recommends L'Oréal Paris products to match the outfit. Lastly, it allows the products to be purchased on the spot. read more
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 16:50
Main image:  Lorenzo Delpani is Revlon's new president and CEO. He replaces David Kennedy, who served briefly as interim CEO and who will continue to serve as vice chairman. Delpani is now also a member of Revlon’s board of directors, as well as a member of the board of Revlon’s wholly owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corp. read more
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 16:50
Main image:  Lorenzo Delpani is Revlon's new president and CEO. As of Nov. 1, he replaced David Kennedy, who served briefly as interim CEO and who will continue to serve as vice chairman. Delpani is now also a member of Revlon’s board of directors, as well as a member of the board of Revlon’s wholly owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corp. Prior to joining Revlon as part of its recent acquisition of The Colomer Group, Delpani served as The Colomer Group’s CEO since May 2007. read more
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 15:00
Main image:  The 18th edition of Cosmoprof Asia is scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Approximately, 2,159 exhibitors will partake in the event, catering to the more than 55,000 expected visitors. The show will offer new features as part of its full program of events, which includes: Hair Shows—Two hair shows, hosted by Intercoiffure and Shiseido Professional, are the 2013 edition’s spotlight events. read more
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:38
Main image:  Sephora Americas has named Calvin McDonald president and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2014. He is succeeding David Suliteanu, who has led Sephora since July 2000 and will now head up Kendo Brands—a separate LVMH entity—as CEO. read more
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 18:35
Main image:  DeMert Brands is now being repped in the western states by the VNC Sales & Marketing manufacturers rep group. “We're excited to have VNC West representing our brands," says Mario Gonzalez, DeMert Brands national sales manager. "DeMert has introduced several products recently and has even more slated for 2014. Our professional business is growing, and we look forward to working with Kevin Van Nest, John Madia, the rest of their West Coast team and their exemplary office staff in Dallas.” read more
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 17:33
Main image:  So Fresh So Clean—a full line of skincare products from Global Beauty Care designed specifically for tweens, teens and young adults that launched in September—wants placement in more beauty retailers. So Fresh So Clean offers a Daily Cleansing Pore Scrub (pictured), Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Eye Make-Up Remover Pads, Deep Cleansing Nose Strips and Oil Blotting Sheets. Each product serves a specific purpose in a skincare regimen and caters to the growing demographic of skin care-savvy girls. read more


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