Friday, 27 Nov 2020

Beauty & Balance

Inside Austin's Cute Nail Studio, Where Black Lives Matter and Gender Norms Don't

Tucked among the paradoxical extremes of Austin's East Side, where modular yuppie condos share street corners with gritty hipster bars, stands one rainbow-painted house plucked straight from the cover of your favorite Lisa Frank binder from fifth grade. Meet the Cute Nail Studio. "[We wanted a place] where you can come in, be yourself, ask […]

What’s Driving L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division’s Growth?

PARIS — L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division was back to black in the third quarter of 2020, buoyed by a three-pronged recovery plan. The first part of the acceleration strategy, which was conceived during France’s first lockdown this spring, was to maintain a strong innovation pipeline, so “we could come back now in the back half […]

Target and Ulta Beauty Team Up

Ulta Beauty and Target are joining forces in a bid to jolt the prestige beauty business. The retailers revealed they have created a strategic partnership to open 100 Ulta Beauty shops-in-shop in Target and on in the second half of 2021. Called Ulta Beauty at Target, the concept will feature established and emerging prestige […]

L’Oréal Reworks Geographic Zones, Makes New Executive Appointments

PARIS — L’Oréal is changing the organization of some of its geographic zones concerning Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and has made new executive appointments to match the revised structure. The group said in a statement on Wednesday that the idea is to “give greater coherence to each zone, particularly in terms of consumer […]

Marianna Hewitt to Launch Podcast, ‘Life With Marianna’

Influencer Marianna Hewitt is tapping into her social network for a new venture. Hewitt is launching a podcast, “Life With Marianna,” in partnership with Dear Media, the podcast studio from Digital Brand Architects, which manages Hewitt. DBA and Dear Media were both acquired by UTA in 2019. “Life With Marianna” will premiere Nov. 17 with […]

This Woman Made False Lashes With Her Own Leg Hair

With people increasingly preferring cruelty-free false lashes, the search for natural-looking lashes that do no harm to animals. And sure, there are some impressive synthetic options out there, but as long as you don't count yourself as an animal, one TikTok content creator has come up with a way to get natural-looking false lashes from […]

At-Home Beauty to Rule Holiday Season, Predictions Say

Beauty’s at-home upswing will be reaching its apex in time for the holidays, new data from Spate predicts. The trend tracker estimates that beauty and wellness products oriented toward domestic spa environments will be gaining the most traction. “People have spent the last year indoors, doing research on what tools and supplies they need to […]

Leslie Blodgett’s Life Lessons

Leslie Blodgett built BareMinerals into a billion-dollar beauty brand by tapping into the power of community — long before social media was even a thing. Her story is the stuff of lore: Inspiration struck in the middle of the night, when, sleepless, she tuned into QVC, bought a set of three stacking rings, and decided […]

Travel Retail Navigates Uncharted Territory

PARIS — Travel retail has lost altitude since the coronavirus hit, but the once high-flying channel that’s heavily reliant on Chinese travelers is eyeing new horizons to mitigate the fallout. The losses so far are difficult to quantify sales-wise, say experts, who are vigilantly watching changes in travel patterns and agree this crisis differs from […]

Beiersdorf Snaps Up Stop The Water While Using Me! Brand

PARIS – Beiersdorf AG is stepping up its sustainable actions with the acquisition of the Stop The Water While Using Me! natural cosmetics brand. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Stop The Water While Using Me!, launched in 2011, has been on a drive to “protect, save and donate water.” It boasts refillable […]

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