Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021

Beauty & Balance

Dash Hudson, BareMinerals on Why E-commerce’s Future Lies in Social Media

This has been a big year for e-commerce, and one in which social media is playing an ever-larger role in online sales. “During the coronavirus times, social [media] was the way that we were connecting with our consumers with stores closed, and it’s really been so important for us,” said Lauren Jury, director of global […]

Black Apothecary Office to Invest in 100 Founders of Color

Jaé Joseph wants to bring “cultural integrity” to beauty investing. Joseph is the cofounder of Black Apothecary Office, a new incubator for entrepreneurs of color in the beauty, wellness and tele-heath markets. Founded this year in the midst of the social justice movement, BAO has garnered interest from 100 brands and plans to work with […]

Beauty Moves Toward Buy-Now, Pay-Later Plans

As far as innovation in retail goes, beauty is leading the pack. According to Greg Lisiewski, vice president of global pay later products at PayPal, the industry’s resilience during the coronavirus pandemic — and heavy emphasis on marketing — makes it the perfect candidate to usher in a new era of retail. Lisiewski’s insights into […]

The Lodestars

Sue Y. Nabi Chief Executive Officer, Coty Inc. The Comeback Kid   Fortune favors the brave, and Sue Y. Nabi might just be the bravest woman in beauty. In July, the veteran beauty executive took on the role of chief executive officer of Coty Inc., one of the most storied names in beauty—but also one […]

Sephora x Kohl’s, Ulta Beauty x Target: Beauty Retailers Vie for Prestige Shoppers

The battle for the prestige beauty shopper in the U.S. is on, as the retail landscape continues to convulse in an environment forever changed by the coronavirus pandemic. On one side: Sephora, the global prestige beauty retailer owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which on Tuesday revealed it had formed a strategic partnership with […]

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 target.com 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 […]

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