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Multicultural Think Tank Hosts First Pop-Up Experience at Saks

The pop up featured more than 12 brands and their founders representing every category of beauty.

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Garnier Unveils New Launches and Charity Initiative

Boasting a bevy of newness in the next few months, here’s what’s launching in the brand’s hair care, hair color and skin care portfolios — plus a charitable component for the brand.

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Neiman Marcus Debuts Clean Beauty Shop

The luxury retailer’s Clean Beauty shop features items that are free of parabens, paraffins, phthalates, sulfates and silicone, as well as animal testing.

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How AI-Led NakedPoppy Aims to be the Amazon of Clean Beauty

The subscription-free site uses an intelligent proprietary technology to aggregate clean beauty recommendations into a personalized, shoppable boutique.

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How Drunk Elephant Bolsters Shiseido’s Clean Beauty Mission

After more than a year of speculation, in the end, Shiseido Co. emerged as the victor in nabbing Drunk Elephant, a trailblazing brand in the booming “clean beauty” segment. The…

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Credo Beauty’s CEO Talks Key Growth Strategies

Dawn Dobras, CEO of Credo, talks about the retailer’s growth strategies.

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Beauty Publishing Legend John G. Ledes Dies

John was the Editor and Publisher of Beauty Fashion and Cosmetic World, industry trade publications known for glossy event photography, business scoops and reports from the trenches of the retail industry.

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2019 Achiever Awards Luncheon

October 18, 2019 | 11:00 am

Honoring Today’s Achievers. Supporting Tomorrow’s Leaders. The Achiever Awards recognize the accomplishments of women leaders in the cosmetics industry and serve as an inspiration for future leaders and for companies...
Leonard A. Lauder has shepherded the growth of The Estée Lauder Companies from an entrepreneurial beauty company to a world power.  He oversaw the launch of many groundbreaking brands while...

The Beauty of Sustainability

October 30, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Sustainability is a requirement for new and existing brands as well as a driver of innovation and opportunity across the beauty industry. Join The NPD Group’s beauty industry analyst Larissa...

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October 13, 2019

Achiever Awards – Gina Boswell [VIDEO]

Gina Boswell, Executive Vice President of Unilever Personal Care, on the importance of taking risks and merging your career with your personal life.

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October 13, 2019

Achiever Awards – Bob McDonald [VIDEO]

Bob McDonald, President and CEO of P&G, on how P&G’s commitment to their diverse group of employees, particularly women, helps support their goals of improving lives around the world.

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October 13, 2019

Jane Lauder – London 1960 Estée Lauder Opening [VIDEO]

Jane Lauder – London 1960 Estée Lauder Opening

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Achiever Awards – Ouidad [VIDEO]

Ouidad, founder of Ouidad, discusses the difficulties of creating buzz in an era before social media.

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Achiever Awards – Leslie Marino [VIDEO]

Leslie Marino, General Manager of Kerastase & Shu Uemura Art of Hair at L’Oréal, talks about making tough decisions in order to keep a business alive in a time of economic crisis.

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Andrea Jung – The Helm Has Highs and Lows [VIDEO]

Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon, on the love affair that has kept her at the top for 12 years, through the good days and the bad.

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Andrea Jung – Avon Sells … Independence [VIDEO]

Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon, discusses Avon’s founding goal of promoting women’s economic independence, and how that hasn’t changed in the past 125 years.

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Jane Lauder – E-Commerce [VIDEO]

Jane Lauder, Global President of Origins and Ojon, on how the internet’s role as a source of information will shape the future of the hair care industry.

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Achiever Awards – Lisa Hawkins [VIDEO]

Lisa Hawkins, SVP of Marketing, Education & Events of Dior Beauty, on how success is determined not by the individual, but by the outcome of teamwork.

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October 13, 2019

Andrea Jung – Not Retail Ready … Yet [VIDEO]

Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon, discusses Avon’s forays into retail, and how their acquisition of retail and direct brand Liz Earle compliments the company’s core direct sale model.

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October 13, 2019

Achiever Awards – Barbara Zinn Moore [VIDEO]

Barbara Zinn Moore, SVP and General Merchandise Manager of Cosmetics and Home at Lord and Taylor, on the lessons her mentors have taught her: the importance of relationships and pursuing things with an open mind, and how you’re never too old to learn something new.

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October 13, 2019

Andrea Jung – Avon Passes Prestige [VIDEO]

Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon, discusses how Anew set Avon ahead of prestige in terms of innovation, technology, and credibility.

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October 13, 2019

Jane Lauder – Mini Facials [VIDEO]

Jane Lauder, Global President of Origin and Ojon, discusses understanding and overcoming cultural barriers within different global markets in context of women’s willingness to get a facial in public.

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Andrea Jung – Hi-Tech Marries Hi-Touch [VIDEO]

Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon, on the successful marriage of Avon’s original direct sale model with an online, technology-driven market.

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October 13, 2019

Clinique Panel – Success in Adding Benefits [VIDEO]

Agnes Landau, SVP of Global Marketing, on how their Anti-Aging BB Cream is an example of adding a feature distinct to your brand to an already successful concept in order to expand a product to another market.

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October 13, 2019

Clinique Panel – Extending the Brand [VIDEO]

Janet Pardo, SVP of Product Development, and Agnes Landau, SVP of Global Marketing, on the importance of staying true to the brand’s core values and strength in the skincare segment, while expanding into a color line.

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October 13, 2019

Clinique Panel – Preserving Heritage [VIDEO]

Lynne Greene, Global Brand President of Clinique Origins and Ojon, on asking yourself how to modernize a brand in a way that the experience still feels the same to the consumers, rather than refusing to change in an attempt to stay true to the brand’s heritage.

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October 13, 2019

Clinique Panel – Generating Global Ideas [VIDEO]

Janet Pardo, SVP of Product Development, on how products developed specifically for one market—such as Clinique’s Lash Power Mascara—can end up being huge global successes.

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October 13, 2019

Clinique Panel – Keeping the Innovation Coming [VIDEO]

Janet Pardo, SVP of Product Development, and Agnes Landau, SVP of Global Marketing, discuss planning ahead and anticipating what women want, and the benefits of social media in terms of immediate feedback from consumers.

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October 13, 2019

Agnes Landau – CEW’s Role [VIDEO]

Agnes Landau, SVP of Global Marketing at Clinique, on CEW’s role of guiding and nurturing young talent, and how proud she is to be a part of such a unique organization.

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October 13, 2019

Agnes Landau – Beauty Idols [VIDEO]

Agnes Landau, SVP of Global Marketing at Clinique, talks about how Leonard Lauder’s passion for branding and Lynne Greene’s visionary leadership have inspired her.

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October 13, 2019

Janet Pardo – Beauty Idols [VIDEO]

Janet Pardo, SVP of Product Development at Clinique, talks about how William Lauder and Lynne Greene’s commitment to vision and mentorship have inspired her and pushed her to grow.

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October 13, 2019

Janet Pardo – On CEW [VIDEO]

Janet Pardo, SVP of Product Development at Clinique, on the importance of mentoring young women, and how CEW gives her the opportunity to create products that fulfill women.

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October 13, 2019

Lynne Greene – Retail's New Service Standard

Lynne Greene, Global Brand President of Clinique Origins and Ojon, discusses how their “Service as You Like It” counter at Bloomingdales and their color-coded bracelets changed and improved the dialogue between customer and salesperson, removed barriers, and ultimately produced a happier consumer experience.

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October 13, 2019

MOST WANTED: Why Ann Gottlieb is Scent’s Go-To Guru

Fragrance consultant Ann Gottlieb, the most in-demand nose in the industry, is the force behind some of the world’s best-known scents. Her secret to success comes not just from olfactive talent, but the ability to translate the language of a fashion house or global brand into one that an essential oil house can understand.

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October 13, 2019

Lynne Greene – Retail’s New Service Standard

Lynne Greene, Global Brand President of Clinique Origins and Ojon, discusses how their “Service as You Like It” counter at Bloomingdales and their color-coded bracelets changed and improved the dialogue between customer and salesperson, removed barriers, and ultimately produced a happier consumer experience.

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October 13, 2019

2013 Color Trends

Color is second only to product innovation in what will drive beauty purchases in 2013, according to The Color Association.

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October 13, 2019

The Retail World is Flat!!!

The recession and technology have fueled a flat retail world where new places to buy, save and inform are creating a more savvy consumer.

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October 13, 2019

Jane Lauder – Prestige Hair

Jane Lauder, Global President of Origins and Ojon, discusses the challenges of bringing choice and convenience to prestige hair care, and the opportunities for development provided by new technologies.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty’s Deep Digital Dive

Engagement is the new direct marketing, say beauty’s IT girls: Annemarie Frank, Marisa Thalberg, and Kristen Yraola. The forward-thinking beauty trio recently discussed some of their digital successes and how to stay ahead of the game.

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October 13, 2019

Susan Sweet – Never Stray From a Brand's Core Equity

Susan Sweet, General Manager of Neutrogena Johnson & Johnson, on the importance of keeping your brand consistent across multiple channels.

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October 13, 2019

Susan Sweet – Never Stray From a Brand’s Core Equity

Susan Sweet, General Manager of Neutrogena Johnson & Johnson, on the importance of keeping your brand consistent across multiple channels.

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October 13, 2019

Susan Sweet – Is the Natural Movement Real or Marketing?

Susan Sweet, General Manager of Neutrogena Johnson & Johnson, addresses the issue of natural products and their efficacy, and how explaining the origin and purpose of each ingredient on the packaging helps the consumer to better understand natural products.

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October 13, 2019

Susan Sweet – Characteristics of the New Beauty Consumer

Susan Sweet, General Manager of Neutrogena Johnson & Johnson, discusses the modern beauty consumer’s desire to find “what works,” and how she now values the experience of discovering what that might be.

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October 13, 2019

Susan Sweet – A Brand Can Be a Better Communicator

Susan Sweet, General Manager of Neutrogena Johnson & Johnson, on the consumer’s desire for immediate results and information about products, and how brands need to meet both of those needs in order to facilitate her decision-making and life.

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October 13, 2019

Susan Sweet – Where the Beauty Shopper is Going

Susan Sweet, General Manager of Neutrogena Johnson & Johnson, on how the nature of shopping has changed thanks to the internet, and how brands need to continue to enable the consumer’s immediate access to beauty.

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October 13, 2019

McKinsey on Hijacked Media

McKinsey Quarterly pegs “hijacked” as the newest marketing media trend, joining traditional strategies paid, owned and earned. The form looks to present even seasoned beauty digital pioneers Lancôme and Clinique with the challenge of how to reclaim a campaign gone awry.

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October 13, 2019

Veronique Gabai-Pinsky on Creating Winners

Veronique Gabai-Pinsky developed the scent that made fragrance history, Aqua di Gio, which remains a Top Three seller 15 years after it was launched. Veronique, global president of Aramis and Designer Fragrances, Beauty Bank and Idea Bank for the Estée Lauder Companies, shares her rules for creating winners.

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October 13, 2019

Upward Mobility Strategies

Heidi Manheimer, chief executive officer of Shiseido Cosmetics America, talks about how to stay ahead of the ever-changing work landscape, from meeting expectations to redefining leadership.

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October 13, 2019

Christina Hennington – Target’s New, Smaller Prototype

Christina Hennington, Divisional Merchandising Manager, Beauty Division at Target, on catering to the urban consumer via CityTarget, Target’s new, smaller-format stores.

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October 13, 2019

Gen Y Drives Skin Care

“There are a lot of young people coming into the marketplace and we need to create more products that engage them,” says The NPD Group’s vice president and senior global industry analyst, Karen Grant.

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October 13, 2019

Experts Rank Online Beauty Companies

It’s no secret beauty brands are using Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to strengthen their marketing clout. But who’s doing it best?

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October 13, 2019

Barbara Zinn-Moore: Lord & Taylor's Beauty Queen

In her 25-year career, Barbara Zinn-Moore’s most notable accomplishment to-date may be transforming Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship from frumpy into a beauty destination.

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October 13, 2019

Barbara Zinn-Moore: Lord & Taylor’s Beauty Queen

In her 25-year career, Barbara Zinn-Moore’s most notable accomplishment to-date may be transforming Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship from frumpy into a beauty destination.

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October 13, 2019

Muriel Gonzales – Macy's Open-Sell Concept Takes Off

Muriel Gonzales, EVP/General Merchandise Manager, Cosmetics and Fragrance at Macy’s, on how more choices leads to more purchases.

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October 13, 2019

Muriel Gonzales – Macy’s Open-Sell Concept Takes Off

Muriel Gonzales, EVP/General Merchandise Manager, Cosmetics and Fragrance at Macy’s, on how more choices leads to more purchases.

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October 13, 2019

"Less is More" Seen as Trend for Celeb Scents

The Fragrance Foundation recently invited industry experts NPD’s Karen Grant, Elizabeth Arden’s Ron Rolleston, Macy’s Linda Levy, Parfums Christian Dior’s Terry Darland and Firmenich’s Theo Spilka to throw a spotlight on the current state – and long-term viability – of celebrity scents, a $1.3 billion business. The net-net? In order to thrive, the star firmament needs to shrink.

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October 13, 2019

“Less is More” Seen as Trend for Celeb Scents

The Fragrance Foundation recently invited industry experts NPD’s Karen Grant, Elizabeth Arden’s Ron Rolleston, Macy’s Linda Levy, Parfums Christian Dior’s Terry Darland and Firmenich’s Theo Spilka to throw a spotlight on the current state – and long-term viability – of celebrity scents, a $1.3 billion business. The net-net? In order to thrive, the star firmament needs to shrink.

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October 13, 2019

P&G Enters Customized Beauty with StyleUnited.com

Procter & Gamble is tapping into consumers’ desire for individualized, customized beauty and fashion with a new website, StyleUnited. The beauty firm says the site will serve as an online destination for this unmet need, but will also look to provide invaluable information on how a woman shops. CEW Beauty Insider spoke with Charlie Chappell, associate marketing director at P&G, to uncover P&G’s interest in its bold online endeavor.

Why a fashion/beauty website? Women continue to tell us they turn to a number of websites every day for their beauty and fashion needs, and none recognize the complete picture…

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October 13, 2019

P&G Enters Customized Beauty with StyleUnited.com

Procter & Gamble is tapping into consumers’ desire for individualized, customized beauty and fashion with a new website, StyleUnited. The beauty firm says the site will serve as an online destination for this unmet need, but will also look to provide invaluable information on how a woman shops. CEW Beauty Insider spoke with Charlie Chappell, associate marketing director at P&G, to uncover P&G’s interest in its bold online endeavor.

Why a fashion/beauty website? Women continue to tell us they turn to a number of websites every day for their beauty and fashion needs, and none recognize the complete picture…

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October 13, 2019

Management Alternatives for a New Economy

Best-selling author Francis P. Cholle has been challenging corporate America’s business approach since his book, The Intuitive Compass (Fall 2011, Jossey-Bass), offered up a new model of strategic management, where sustainable value, leading by influence and playtime were presented as alternative strategies to succeed in the new economy. Cholle spoke with CEW Beauty Insider on the reasoning behind these three business approaches—and at least one of them includes having fun as a path to accelerated growth.

Put sustainable value at the heart of business strategy. In this particular economy, much of the focus is on return, a legitimate concept, but too narrow

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October 13, 2019

Asset Management

Managing the manager can be a great way to stand apart from peers, commonly known as “managing up.” Industry experts Wayne Turk and Yael Zofi cite several ways to make your boss’s job easier while also proving your own net worth.

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October 13, 2019

McKinsey Finds Executives Positive on Global Economy

According to a McKinsey Global Survey, executives’ views on the global economy, namely their companies’ prospects, are more positive now than in September.

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October 13, 2019

Estée Lauder, Procter & Gamble: Companies Under Construction

Corporate makeovers are underway at Procter & Gamble and The Estée Lauder Companies as both beauty behemoths alter strategies to better meet the changing demands of a global marketplace. Here are some highlights from their respective Consumer Analyst Group of New York programs:

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October 13, 2019

The Buzz from PCPC

We heard from beauty’s movers and shakers about what was on the lips of the 470+
attendees at this year’s Personal Care Products Council’s 118th Annual Meeting in
Naples, Florida. Newly elected Council Chairman E. Scott Beattie, Vice Chair Gina
Drosos and panel speaker Emrah Kovacoglu gave us a top line of their key takeaways:

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October 13, 2019

Ones to Watch: Beauty’s Marketing Stars

Beauty Insider asked the industry who they think will help boost mass beauty in 2012, seeing that the category¹s sales only grew 4% in 2011 versus prestige’s 11% jump. Interestingly, the marketers you said might matter most reflect a mix of new and veteran executives to their respective brands.

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October 13, 2019

Surprising Findings on Fragrance

We found a recent study by Total Beauty, a digital publisher of beauty and health content, filled with some surprising behaviors and purchasing motivations, including:

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October 13, 2019

Estée Lauder, Procter & Gamble: Companies Under Construction

Corporate makeovers are underway at Procter & Gamble and The Estée Lauder Companies as both beauty behemoths alter strategies to better meet the changing demands of a global marketplace. Here are some highlights from their respective Consumer Analyst Group of New York programs:

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Turnaround: The Next Korres

Following a successful run of growing Korres into a North American beauty darling—one that lured the likes of parent Johnson & Johnson—Robert DeBaker has been tapped again as CEO to overhaul prestige cosmetics firm, Becca. Charged with transforming the estimated $10 million Australian makeup brand, Bob spoke with Beauty Insider about using his leadership know-how to perhaps make beauty magic happen twice.

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October 13, 2019

Deloitte: Good News for Department Stores

Despite the explosion of digital devices, the retail store is not going away any time soon and will remain the “core of the experience,” said a Deloitte Global Powers of Retailing 2012 study. However, a store may not be the final shopping destination, but “a piece in a larger, more connected customer experience,” leaving retailers to rethink their operating model. Additional retail trends from Deloitte LLC’s study include:

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October 13, 2019

NPD: The Beauty Slump is Over

Sales of U.S. prestige beauty products hit a 15-year high in 2011, said The NPD Group, growth that actually reflects the overall spike realized in the luxury sector. According to the 10th edition of Bain & Company’s Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study, luxury saw a 12 percent uptick for the year in the Americas. “Despite the headwinds of global events and economic uncertainty, luxury is experiencing a sort of ‘anti-crisis,’” said Claudia D’Arpizio, a Bain partner in Milan and lead author of the study.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Trends on Film

More than 2,000 beauty executives attended Manhattan’s hottest ticket in town Wednesday evening at the Metropolitan Pavilion: Cosmetic Executive Women’s Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards Product Demo. That’s where CEW members judged 625 products from 29 categories in an effort to be voted one of the best products of 2011. Carlotta Jacobson, CEW’s President, toured the show floor that evening. Here’s a recap of what she saw.

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October 13, 2019

How-To: Target & Cos Bar’s New Deal

Lily Garfield, operator of 12 freestanding, upscale beauty stores, is the envy of many small retailers. Here, Lily discusses how she landed the enviable deal of creating a beauty shop in Target and what it will mean for her brand when it realizes critical mass.

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October 13, 2019

How-To: Target & Cos Bar’s New Deal

Lily Garfield, operator of 12 freestanding, upscale beauty stores, is the envy of many small retailers. Here, Lily discusses how she landed the enviable deal of creating a beauty shop in Target and what it will mean for her brand when it realizes critical mass.

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October 13, 2019

Who’s Next at Avon?

Chatter inside the beauty industry continues to hover on the topic of who will be next in line as Chief Executive Officer at Avon. While analysts speculate a candidate outside of beauty may snag the post (non-compete clauses are limiting the pool), Beauty Insider thinks some of CEW’s very own members may make the best choice, regardless of contract restrictions. Here are some of our top considerations:

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October 13, 2019

How-To: Make Yourself Indispensible

While most everyone wants to do her job better, did you know that doing more of what you already do well will only lead to incremental improvement? A better approach is to improve skills that complement your core strength, a practice called “business cross-training,” according to John H. Zenger, Joseph Folkman and Scott K. Edinger in Harvard Business Review.

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October 13, 2019

Skipped Cosmoprof?: Trends You Missed

After 45 years of operation, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is still the largest international beauty exhibition in the world. The four-day show, which ended Monday, March 12, hosted 2,320 exhibitors from more than 70 countries, sold 46,557 tickets, recorded 652,508 hits on its website and welcomed 175,703 attendees. It also saw some growth: foreign exhibitor attendance grew 5 percent; international attendees grew to more than 40,000.

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October 13, 2019

Prestige Beauty On Fire

Following a stellar 2011, prestige beauty sales show no signs of slowing down. The NPD Group reveals that total prestige beauty sales in U.S. department stores in January increased 14% to $554.2 million. In February, total prestige beauty grew 11% to $777.5 million.

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October 13, 2019

The Next Big Thing: Beauty Coaches

Move over beauty advisors, beauty coaches are the next big beauty trend, according to SpaFinder’s annual list of Top Global Spa Trends for 2012. Makes sense, since we have life coaches, wellness coaches, so why not beauty coaches?

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October 13, 2019

Spring 2013: The Big Color Trends

CEW Beauty Insider received a sneak peek of
The Color Association’s spring/summer 2013 fashion color forecast to see what’s to come for nail, lip and eye palettes. One of the trends is a bit disconcerting, as some colors will reflect the impact of natural disasters: murky grays and browns; browns mixing with blues; greens; and other muted pastels. Fortunately, at the same time, unexpected bright pops of color will emerge, signifying calm after the storm. Here are the hues that may define beauty’s color palette next year:

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October 13, 2019

Women Want Salon-Styled Hair: What It Means To Sales

The attachment we have to our hairstylist lent itself to increased salon visits in 2011, along with our penchant for do-it-yourself professional products and frizz-fighting treatments. Last year, total revenues for all categories of the products used in the professional salon industry (including hair, skin and nail services) grew 6.0% to $4.24 billion, according to the 2011 Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study from Professional Consultants & Resources. Here, Cyrus Busara, president of PCR, lists how else our beauty behavior contributed to the increases, which were the largest since 2008 for the nearly 280,000 salons and barbershops in the U.S.:

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October 13, 2019

Estée Lauder: Getting It Right in China

The Estée Lauder brand has been developing a strong presence in China since opening the market in 1993, and remains the company’s principal engine. During fiscal 2011, it became the leading prestige brand in its distribution, with growth outpacing the total prestige market, according to company documents. Overall, Asia-Pacific is the Estée Lauder Companies’
fastest-growing region with sales up 17% last year, driven by skin care.

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October 13, 2019

How Will You Buy Beauty In 2013?

Your mobile phone will be your key tool to buying beauty, say L’Oréal Paris, Ulta, Macy’s and Lancôme execs. Watch them on film now.

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October 13, 2019

Create the “Million Dollar SKU”

The company that creates The Next Big Thing wins.

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October 13, 2019

CVS Beauty 360 Closes Its Doors

CVS Beauty 360 promised to deliver prestige brands and a luxe shopping experience. But, in the end “it was a bold idea that didn’t go far enough,” said Wendy Liebmann, Chief Executive Officer of WSL Strategic Retail.

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October 13, 2019

E.l.f. Gets Giant Boost to Grow in 2012

E.l.f. Cosmetics recently tapped one of the mass market’s most visible executives, Shawn Haynes, for the newly created position of vice president of retail sales.

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October 13, 2019

Today’s Consumer: The Affluent and Everyone Else

Seven out of 10 women have changed how they shop for beauty. Here are the characteristics that define the new customer, according to WSL Strategic Retail’s 13th edition of How America Shops® MegaTrends study.

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October 13, 2019

Dove, Nivea & Maybelline: Social Media Winners

Mass beauty brands grew exponentially in the social arena in 2011, showing they can play as hard as their prestige counterparts, said Maureen Mullen, Director of Research and Advisory Services at L2 Think Tank, a leading digital consultancy for prestige brands. Here are the campaigns that the brand said worked for them—and they may just work for you, too.

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October 13, 2019

Dove, Nivea & Maybelline: Social Media Winners

Mass beauty brands grew exponentially in the social arena in 2011, showing they can play as hard as their prestige counterparts, said Maureen Mullen, Director of Research and Advisory Services at L2 Think Tank, a leading digital consultancy for prestige brands. Here are the campaigns that the brand said worked for them—and they may just work for you, too.

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October 13, 2019

Three Top M&A Trends in Beauty Retail

Retailers snapping up brands is a top trend in 2012, according to Wells Fargo’s Kelly McPhilliamy. Watch and hear what else Kelly says is on the horizon.

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October 13, 2019

Three Top M&A Trends in Beauty Retail

Retailers snapping up brands is a top trend in 2012, according to Wells Fargo’s Kelly McPhilliamy. Watch and hear what else Kelly says is on the horizon.

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October 13, 2019

Ones to Watch: Beauty’s Big Digital Doyennes

Beauty Insider asked the industry who they think is lighting up the digital world, with next-level mobile efforts, Facebook campaigns, Twitter outreach and consumer engagement campaigns. The names that were ultimately selected represent a spectrum of digital roles, from public relations director to consumer engagement executive to global marketing head. See who you said is setting the beauty stage by serving as a trailblazer in digital beauty.

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October 13, 2019

Can Coty Get Philosophy's Soul Back?

Can a brand that was sold twice, lost its creator and ran a bit off track return to what made it so appealing in the first place? It can if Liz Garrett has something to say about it.

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October 13, 2019

Can Coty Get Philosophy’s Soul Back?

Can a brand that was sold twice, lost its creator and ran a bit off track return to what made it so appealing in the first place? It can if Liz Garrett has something to say about it.

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October 13, 2019

Tweezerman Buys German Beauty Firm

Tweezerman is about to get an injection of color.

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October 13, 2019

Statement Nails Trend Big

Beauty Insider tapped nail experts Essie Weingarten and Jin Soon to get the latest on fall 2012 nail trends. The verdict? Stay tuned for nude nails, pumped-up formulas and a nail line from none other than Oscar de la Renta.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: Is There Hope for Men’s Skin Care?

We wonder what it’s going to take to get men to use skin care when a disappointing 75% of men over 18 don’t use skin products. According to a Men’s Grooming Consumer Report by The NPD Group, Inc., “The opportunity lies in teaching men about specific skin needs, and their problem-solution orientation will fuel their desire to find products to alleviate their grooming challenges,” said NPD’s Karen Grant, vice president and senior global industry analyst. Here are other male beauty facts NPD revealed:

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October 13, 2019

Makeup Pros Predict Bestsellers

Beauty Insider spoke with makeup’s top talent to ask them to predict what will be flying off of counters this year. Here are the products they had a hand in developing to help fulfill beauty trends—items that may just create backorders.

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October 13, 2019

Make Your Meetings Matter More

Innovation and foresight training firm, futurethink.com, says that making minor adjustments to everyday aspects of the workplace can make a big impact. That’s the inspiration behind Little BIGS: the idea that small changes create the biggest ripples. Here, several action-oriented Little BIGS as suggested by futurethink.com that you can apply to something as typical as your next “team meeting” to shake up the status quo.

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October 13, 2019

J.Lo’s Style Secrets Revealed

How does she get that J.Lo glow?

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October 13, 2019

Fragrance: Where the International Opportunities Are

While growth rates in Brazil’s fragrance market may make foreign brands salivate, it is still the local direct sellers and franchising companies that are benefiting most from the category’s expansion, said a recent report in BW Confidential’s March/Aril print edition. Some 93% of fragrance sales are concentrated in the hands of local popular brands, and the country’s leaders—Natura and Boticário—together claim a 60% share of the perfume market. Indeed, among the Top10 fragrance brands in the market, Natura dominates with six products in the best-seller list, while Boticário has the remaining four top spots.

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October 13, 2019

L2: Five Predictions for 2012

In L2’s five boldest predictions for 2012, the digital think tank discusses the increasingly important and lucrative roles mobile commerce and emerging social media platforms Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram will take, as well as how digital is the new pathway for prestige brands to achieve icon status. And because L2 said it wouldn’t be a prediction list without a prominent China mention, L2 also offers a perspective on how the world’s fastest-growing luxury consumer base will drive e-commerce not just in 2012 but for the foreseeable future.

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October 13, 2019

Win Big By Breaking Through the Clutter

Nivea For Men, a top-selling skin franchise—but not the largest—is making a strategic shift in advertising as a result of data showing exactly who buys men’s products in the first place.

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October 13, 2019

Thinking Small for Fragrance

Bitten by the perfume bug several years ago, François Damide saw white space in fulfilling orders for smaller players and set out to start his own firm, Crafting Beauty.

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October 13, 2019

Turbo-Charged Technology Reshapes Beauty Shopping

Technology is reshaping retail faster than we can keep up, quickly adding layers of digital interface with shoppers, according to WSL/STRATEGIC RETAIL’s second edition of “From Buzz to Buy 2.0, the Guide to Retail Strategy in a Digital Shopping World.” Here are some of the study’s highlights, which reveals just how connected beauty shoppers are to their phones, computers and the digital realm.

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October 13, 2019

How-to: Build a Successful Digital Strategy

CEW’s West Coast Women & Men in Beauty Series, held April 4 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica, featured Valerie Hoecke, VP Digital Experience and Commerce, Benefit Cosmetics and Kelly Solomon, VP eCommerce, L’Oréal Paris. Both women discussed digital trends, the challenges of translating beauty’s sensorial nature on the web and how mobile technology will influence the beauty buyer in the coming years. And, in the above clip, Valerie laid out a possible digital strategy for today’s ever-evolving digital landscape.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: March Prestige Beauty Sales Break Record

There’s no slowing down sales of prestige beauty products in U.S. department stores. In March, total prestige beauty sales increased 15% to $945.9 million. The record breaking sales figure comes on the heels of a strong February, when total prestige beauty sales grew 11 percent to $777.7 million.

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October 13, 2019

Bliss’s New World: Lifestyle

Mike Indursky, President, Bliss World, recently spoke with Beauty Insider about taking the firm’s 15-year-old vision of beauty and evolving it into one that better reflects today’s idea of beauty: well-being and leading a healthy lifestyle. Here, Mike talks about his new “lifestyle” vision for Bliss—from spa to product—and what helps him achieve a higher state of happiness.

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October 13, 2019

StyleSeat.com: Serving The 99%

A new website, StyleSeat.com, looks to serve the bulk of professionals in the salon industry (stylists, colorists, aestheticians) by providing them with a free platform to create online profiles for the world to peruse. The free exposure looks to help them build their business by offering online booking capability so viewers can immediately make an appointment with a featured stylist simply by clicking a mouse.

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October 13, 2019

Scene & Heard: CEW Digital Panel

See who attended CEW’s most recent panel covering the online beauty world.

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October 13, 2019

Scene & Heard: CEW Digital Panel

See who attended CEW’s most recent panel covering the online beauty world.

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October 13, 2019

Millennials Don’t Know About Skin Care

Results of a March online skin care study by Total Beauty Media Group revealed marketing and education opportunities for Millennials in regard to skin care, most notably preventative skin cancer measures. Here are some stats that should evoke a call-to-action to Millennials, those aged 18 to 24.

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October 13, 2019

Millennials Don't Know About Skin Care

Results of a March online skin care study by Total Beauty Media Group revealed marketing and education opportunities for Millennials in regard to skin care, most notably preventative skin cancer measures. Here are some stats that should evoke a call-to-action to Millennials, those aged 18 to 24.

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October 13, 2019

S-Commerce’s Next Big Thing: Bloom.com

It seems if anyone can make s-commerce work in beauty it’s Julie Mahloch, Chief Executive Officer and founder of bloom.com. She’s founded several ecommerce sites, dating back to 1998, and in August 2011 she launched bloom, an s-commerce beauty platform taking the industry by storm. Here Julie discusses her path towards beauty’s newest online social store.

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October 13, 2019

Emerging Markets Save Beauty Firms

New markets continue to serve as important drivers in beauty growth for Procter & Gamble, Revlon, Kao and Unilever, as did successful product launches that reinforced brand leadership in innovation.
Here are some highlights from their respective earnings calls.

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October 13, 2019

How To Negotiate Your Next Salary

Negotiating a salary can be an uncomfortable process and the situation may only get more complicated in a tough job market, writes Amy Gallo for hbr.org in “How to Negotiate Your Next Salary.” Here are the tips Amy said can help you get what you’re worth without offending your future employer.

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October 13, 2019

Skipped NACDS Annual? The Hot Topics You Missed

Executives from top beauty manufacturers and retailers convergered at the posh Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL for The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting April 21-24. Here are some of the topics that were top of mind.

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October 13, 2019

Avon’s McCoy: First and Urgent Is to Stabilize Biz

Sherilyn McCoy has officially assumed the title Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc., the second woman to hold the post in the 126-year history of the world’s largest direct seller.

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October 13, 2019

Avon's McCoy: First and Urgent Is to Stabilize Biz

Sherilyn McCoy has officially assumed the title Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc., the second woman to hold the post in the 126-year history of the world’s largest direct seller.

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October 13, 2019

Grow Organically With Social Influencers

The role of beauty publicist now needs to create a unique experience for social influencers in the online beauty space, said Bobbi Brown’s Alexis Rodriguez during CEW’s WMIBS Digital Panel April 19 at the Harmonie Club. Here, Alexis provides details on how the brand created a video that involved partnering with the world’s top fashion blogger, one that ultimately led the blogger to share her Bobbi Brown experience with her own fan base.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: 2012 Could Break Fragrance Sales Record

NPD announced this week that fragrance sales within prestige department stores during the first quarter of 2012 reached $501.2 million, a gain of 11% versus the prior year. Unit sales also posted growth, up 7% with close to 8 million units sold.

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October 13, 2019

Ready for Revival: Duty-Free

Duty-free in the U.S. has long been criticized for its dim, dusty stores and poor quality merchandising. But an improving U.S. economy and an influx of foreign travelers from countries such as China and Brazil are encouraging retail operators in U.S. airports to make improvements, according to BW Confidential.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty and the Billionaire

John Paul DeJoria, known as JP by everyone he knows, seamlessly makes time to do more than serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of John Paul Mitchell Systems, a company with almost $1 billion in global sales (according to industry sources), a big job in itself. Here, JP discusses his other businesses (he owns Patron Spirits), his passions (philanthropy) and how he juggles family, business and charitable work, while also making time for dinner or chats with friends Warren Buffett and Nelson Mandela.

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October 13, 2019

What You Wear to Work Matters

Maybe appearances shouldn’t count, and maybe people shouldn’t be allowed to pass judgment based solely on how someone is dressed, but it happens. Let’s face it, you’re branded the minute you walk through the door. Robin Fisher Roffer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Big Fish Marketing, Inc., is a brand strategist for the digital age and a leading reinvention specialist. Her blog recently discussed just how much appearances count in business. Here’s what she had to say.

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October 13, 2019

What’s Selling at Saks?

As much as beauty brands, makeup artists, designers and press aim to predict what the major trends will be each season, ultimately there’s one deciding voice that speaks louder than the rest: the consumer’s. Here, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Deborah Walters, who oversees the store’s beauty, skin care and fragrance departments, explains which trends are most resonant at the moment.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Voyager: London Calling

London is on everyone’s radar right now, Hello 2012 Summer Olympics! And at the city’s most influential beauty destinations—from Selfridges department store to Space NK to tastemaker boutique Lost in Beauty—customers are looking for products with real results, particularly in the skin care category. Here are what retailers said are driving sales now.

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October 13, 2019

LVMH China: Remain Humble and Learn

Andrew Wu, Group President, Greater China for LVMH—and a native of Shanghai— discussed the complexities of the Chinese market in a special presentation last month for students of FIT’s Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing & Management master’s program. In Andrew’s presentation he shared key statistics, but moreover stressed the importance of recognizing cultural nuances when doing business in China.

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October 13, 2019

Congratulations!!!

For a complete list of this year’s CEW Beauty Awards Winners, click the link inside.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: April Sales Dip Gives Pause But Not Alarm

NPD has announced that sales of prestige beauty products in U.S. department stores dipped 1% to $716.8 million for April 2012, the first decline since April 2010.

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October 13, 2019

Aveda’s Rachael Ostrom: Facebook Timeline a “Plus” for Marketers

Rachael Ostrom, Executive Director Consumer Engagement for Aveda, explains the significance of utilizing Facebook’s timeline as a means to engage the consumer.

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October 13, 2019

Aveda’s Rachael Ostrom: Facebook Timeline a "Plus" for Marketers

Rachael Ostrom, Executive Director Consumer Engagement for Aveda, explains the significance of utilizing Facebook’s timeline as a means to engage the consumer.

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October 13, 2019

Self‘s Elaine D’Farley: What’s the Mission of a Beauty Editor Now?

With social media impacting everything from readership to consumerism, Elaine D’Farley, Beauty Director of Self, has undergone a reinvention. Over the past several years Elaine has turned her role into one that’s multifaceted: it requires business savvy, creative marketing, social outreach and communications expertise. At Fashion Group International’s beauty networking event May 2, “Changing Lanes,” Elaine spoke about why success as a beauty editor is truly predicated on reaching out to readers.

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October 13, 2019

Self's Elaine D’Farley: What’s the Mission of a Beauty Editor Now?

With social media impacting everything from readership to consumerism, Elaine D’Farley, Beauty Director of Self, has undergone a reinvention. Over the past several years Elaine has turned her role into one that’s multifaceted: it requires business savvy, creative marketing, social outreach and communications expertise. At Fashion Group International’s beauty networking event May 2, “Changing Lanes,” Elaine spoke about why success as a beauty editor is truly predicated on reaching out to readers.

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October 13, 2019

Botox is King

Beauty Insider went to the country’s top dermatologists to find out which treatments are driving office visits these days. Whether the doctors are in A-list Los Angeles, high-profile Washington DC or fast-paced New York City, we’ve found one thing that remains clear—Botox remains king!

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October 13, 2019

Must-Attend Beauty Shows!!!

Beauty Insider has made a list of the top beauty shows you should consider checking out this summer and fall. Read on to get details about a variety of different beauty shows serving the mass, prestige, salon, spa and packaging industries.

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October 13, 2019

Red Hot Russia: Fragrance on Fire

The fragrance category in Russia has recovered from the hit it took by the 2008-2009 financial crisis. During the recession, consumers postponed purchases or switched to cheaper and mass-market brands. The fragrance category was also said to be losing out slightly to skincare and make-up, which began to see higher growth rates.

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October 13, 2019

Lord & Taylor Hails CEW Beauty Award Winners

Lord & Taylor is already on board to help their beauty consumers easily locate this year’s CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Award winners.

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October 13, 2019

Lord & Taylor Hails CEW Beauty Award Winners

Lord & Taylor is already on board to help their beauty consumers easily locate this year’s CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Award winners.

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October 13, 2019

Which Beauty Firms Made The Cut?

Beauty made its mark on Millward Brown’s annual Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands List. The sole true beauty brand to make the list was…

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October 13, 2019

Lauder, L’Oréal Positive on China Despite Forecast

Slowing economic growth in China is doing little to dampen beauty companies’ enthusiasm about the market.

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October 13, 2019

Global Turmoil to Impact Beauty

Demeter Group recently issued a financial trends report, Beauty Industry Outlook, packed with data on category growth, retail trends and sales and marketing opportunities. Overall, Demeter estimates that U.S. beauty sales will reach $59.8 billion in 2012, slightly lower than estimates forecasted by Euromonitor, due to recent economic tribulation, causing concern at the consumer level. Here’s what the San Francisco-based investment bank had to say about category growth for the remainder of 2012.

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October 13, 2019

CEW Hits the Airwaves!!!

CEW President, Carlotta Jacobson, appeared on The Today Show Tuesday morning pointing out several of this year’s CEW Insiders Choice Beauty Award winners. If you missed the original viewing, be sure to click the link to see Carlotta discuss the innovations that made these products winners.

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October 13, 2019

Anne Martin-Vachon Begins CMO Role at HSN

Beauty veteran Anne Martin-Vachon has taken on the role of CMO at HSN and is reporting directly to HSN CEO, Mindy Grossman.

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October 13, 2019

The Top 5 Takeaways From CEW’s “QVC Stars”

CEW’s Women and Men in Beauty Series hosted “QVC’s Stars” Wednesday evening, which revealed the secrets to selling on the shopping channel and featured QVC’s Claudia Lucas (center), Mally Beauty’s Mally Roncal (left) and philosophy’s Liz Garrett. The discussion touched on many subjects, including the dos and don’ts of TV selling.

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October 13, 2019

The Top 5 Takeaways From CEW's "QVC Stars"

CEW’s Women and Men in Beauty Series hosted “QVC’s Stars” Wednesday evening, which revealed the secrets to selling on the shopping channel and featured QVC’s Claudia Lucas (center), Mally Beauty’s Mally Roncal (left) and philosophy’s Liz Garrett. The discussion touched on many subjects, including the dos and don’ts of TV selling.

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October 13, 2019

Your Company Could Be Killing Your Digital Success

McKinsey found that overall organizational shortcomings and a lack of IT capabilities are common barriers to meeting a company’s technology priorities.
(Graphic by McKinsey.)

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October 13, 2019

Shelley Rozenwald: Beauty Maven at Hudson’s Bay Talks Surprises and Strategy

Since the fall of 2010, Shelley Rozenwald, Chief Beauty Adventurer for Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), has been responsible for the beauty business at the Bay, Canada’s largest department store chain. As of last January, she’s added Lord & Taylor to her portfolio. Beauty Insider recently caught up with Shelley on one of her weekly visits to Lord & Taylor’s Manhattan offices.

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October 13, 2019

Shelley Rozenwald: Beauty Maven at Hudson's Bay Talks Surprises and Strategy

Since the fall of 2010, Shelley Rozenwald, Chief Beauty Adventurer for Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), has been responsible for the beauty business at the Bay, Canada’s largest department store chain. As of last January, she’s added Lord & Taylor to her portfolio. Beauty Insider recently caught up with Shelley on one of her weekly visits to Lord & Taylor’s Manhattan offices.

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October 13, 2019

Best Deal Seekers: Hispanic Women

Hispanic women represent the most passionate and proactive shopper segment, searching for the best deals across all retail channels, according to WSL/Strategic Retail. See what else makes the Hispanic beauty consumer so unique.

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October 13, 2019

China Online Beauty Sales 2.5x Bigger Than U.S.

A recent report by Kline reveals just how very strong China’s online beauty market is.

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October 13, 2019

Teen Vogue Report: Uprising of Mobile and What it Means to Millennials

Who knows Millennials better than Teen Vogue? Not many! According to the publishing expert, it seems the mobile phone is clearly how this demographic communicates, informs and (especially) shops for herself. In an effort to provide the market with the latest data on Millennials—namely their insights, habits and motivations with their mobile phones—Teen Vogue took a deep dive into the subject and conducted The Teen Vogue It Girl Insights Mobile Behavior Report.

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October 13, 2019

How Old Do You Smell?

According to a recent study, odor clinically changes through different stages of life and that while an older person’s odor might not be “offensive,” it’s distinctively different from that of a younger person’s scent.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: Prestige Beauty Sales Gain Traction in May

The sales slump seen in prestige beauty in April has recovered for May, according to NPD.

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October 13, 2019

HBA Global Keynote Covers the Future of Beauty

To kick off HBA Global’s 20th year of being the beauty industry’s key packaging and product development source, a panel of innovators assembled on stage at the Jacob K. Javits Center Tuesday morning to participate in a panel called “The Future of Beauty.” Panelists included (featured above, from left) Sonia Kashuk, Makeup artist/entrepreneur; Deanna Kangas, President and CEO of Stila Cosmetics; Jim Markham, founder and CEO of ColorProof Evolved Color Care, and Catherine Walsh, Senior Vice President, Coty Prestige, and was moderated by W Magazine’s Beauty Director, Jane Larkworthy. Here, their thoughts on some of beauty’s challenges and opportunities, as well as what “wows” them.

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October 13, 2019

QVC: A Video Cheat Sheet

Claudia Lucas, QVC’s Merchandising Director of Beauty, spoke openly about what it takes to get onto the shopping network and what makes for a successful selling session during CEW’s WMIBS “QVC’s Stars” panel on the West Coast earlier this month. Here, a compilation of Claudia’s noteworthy comments on how to be a star.

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October 13, 2019

Sneak Peek: Arden Execs Talk About Creating A Scent Sensation

On June 12 Elizabeth Arden wowed the fragrance world with the news that it had acquired several global fragrance licenses, including Justin Bieber from Give Back Brands LLC. But Bieber, who broke sales records with his fragrance launch in spring 2011 with Someday, is just one half of fragrance royalty. Taylor Swift is arguably the other half, with her Wonderstruck fragrance—along with Someday—accounting for half of the U.S. growth in fragrance last season. So, what does it take to launch a successful celebrity fragrance? Elizabeth Arden’s Kathy Widmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and Ron Rolleston, Executive Vice President, Creative and New Business Development, chatted with Beauty Insider on what’s to come on June 26 at CEW’s WMIBS, “Formula for Success,” which also features Givaudan’s Olivier Gillotin, Vice President Perfumer.

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October 13, 2019

5 Reasons Why Consulting Beats a Full-Time Gig

More and more senior executives are suddenly facing a job search, and they’re discovering a previously unconsidered fork in their career path: consulting. According to specialized recruiting firm 24 Seven, sometimes opportunities for a full-time role at a comparable level aren’t forthcoming – especially in a recovering economy. So consulting is increasingly becoming a viable career choice that brings unexpected rewards. Here are five good reasons why 24 Seven said one should consider consulting.

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October 13, 2019

Blurring Beauty's Distribution Lines

Chuck Rubin, President & CEO of Ulta Beauty, discusses Ulta’s focus on creating a beauty-focused environment (physical and online) that fosters longstanding relationships with brands and consumers alike.

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October 13, 2019

Bringing a Brand To Life Online

Chuck Rubin, President & CEO of Ulta, explains how digital can bring a beauty brand to life in a way that doesn’t occur in other more transactional industries.

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October 13, 2019

Blurring Beauty’s Distribution Lines

Chuck Rubin, President & CEO of Ulta Beauty, discusses Ulta’s focus on creating a beauty-focused environment (physical and online) that fosters longstanding relationships with brands and consumers alike.

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October 13, 2019

How Ulta Stands Apart From Its Peers

Chuck Rubin, President & CEO of Ulta Beauty, explains how Ulta’s customer-focused and nimbly innovative strategies set them apart from other beauty retailers.

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October 13, 2019

Curated For Cross Shopping

Chuck Rubin, President & CEO of Ulta Beauty, on how Ulta curates a selection of brands in order to help their consumer find what she wants today and will want tomorrow.

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October 13, 2019

India’s Travel-Retail Market Suffers Despite Upgrades

Under state control, India’s duty-free business in 2011 was ultimately tiny, with a value that had no relation to the size of the market, estimated at more than 90 million passengers. Poor retail facilities, a clunky supply chain and the bureaucracy of the national airport authority, said a recent report by BW Confidential, were all barriers to development. No surprise then that beauty brands had kept away.

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October 13, 2019

Global Expansion on the Radar

Chuck Rubin, President & CEO of Ulta Beauty, discusses the possibility of international expansion for Ulta.

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October 13, 2019

Using Social Media to Market Wonderstruck

Traditional marketing strategies came well after utilizing social media to market Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck fragrance. On Tuesday night, CEW’s Women & Men in Beauty Series “Formula for Success” hosted a panel discussion featuring Givaudan’s Olivier Gillotin and Elizabeth Arden’s Kathy Widmer and Ron Rolleston (from left in above photo) who shared some fun facts on promoting Taylor Swift’s best selling scent.

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October 13, 2019

Jill Belasco on Taking the Plunge

Jill Belasco, CEO of Coscentrix, is an entrepreneur through and through. She recently spoke with Beauty Insider about her new firm, which makes and develops fragrance items for branded and private label customers. She also shared her affinity for fragrance’s latest innovation—rollerballs—and what it means to be a U.S.-based manufacturer these days. (Hint: A lot!)

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October 13, 2019

Ingrid Jackel: The Class of Mass

Physicians Formula is a mass-market beauty maverick that takes aim at products with solutions – while doing it with style. At the helm is Ingrid Jackel, a fashion standout (her trademark look is a wardrobe filled with bright dresses and flowing skirts, not to mention her signature fashion-forward, jewel-encrusted rings and bangles) whose look books portend the trends for the year and are a must-see for retailers. Jackel talked with Beauty Insider about her hopes for Physicians Formula’s growth and the general health of the mass beauty business.

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October 13, 2019

TPR's Top Brands Get Spotlight: Nicole Richie, Oscar Blandi

Brian Robinson, chief executive officer of TPR Holdings LLC, chats with Beauty Insider on the latest plans for his top brands, including the Nicole Richie fragrance and Oscar Blandi hair care.

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October 13, 2019

TPR’s Top Brands Get Spotlight: Nicole Richie, Oscar Blandi

Brian Robinson, chief executive officer of TPR Holdings LLC, chats with Beauty Insider on the latest plans for his top brands, including the Nicole Richie fragrance and Oscar Blandi hair care.

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October 13, 2019

Creating a Colorful Future: M.A.C.’s Karen Buglisi

Karen Buglisi, Global President, M.A.C. Cosmetics, shares with Beauty Insider her start in the beauty industry, a perfect workday and how she stays focused in today’s social media-obsessed world.

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October 13, 2019

How To Do Business In China

Jenny Yeung, a Chinese beauty veteran, gives Beauty Insider a local’s perspective on doing business in China.

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October 13, 2019

Alterna Responds to Concern Sparked By QVC

Don’t stylists know a brand has to be where the consumer is? Alterna Hair care, subsequently, is defending its July 8 appearance on QVC.

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October 13, 2019

Revlon: Back In The Nail Game

With companies such as M.A.C. and Joe Fresh organically creating nail polish collections, Revlon is buying its way back into the category with its recent purchase of the Pure Ice nail brand.

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October 13, 2019

Kids & Career: 5 Ways to Have It All

A recent cover story for The Atlantic, titled, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” struck a nerve with working women across the country, some in favor of the topic, others against it. Marketing executive Stacey Epstein wrote a rebuttal to the story for Inc.com listing five ways working moms can have it all.

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October 13, 2019

Kids & Career: 5 Ways to Have It All

A recent cover story for The Atlantic, titled, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” struck a nerve with working women across the country, some in favor of the topic, others against it. Marketing executive Stacey Epstein wrote a rebuttal to the story for Inc.com listing five ways working moms can have it all.

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October 13, 2019

10 Questions With Nordstrom's Laurie Black

Laurie Black, Nordstrom’s General Merchandise Manager for Cosmetics and Executive Vice President, is starting her 35th year at the specialty retailer. Laurie spoke to Beauty Insider about her start at Nordstrom, the best career advice she’s ever received and why she thinks being a well-rounded executive helps contribute to successfully managing a $1 billion beauty division.

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October 13, 2019

10 Questions With Nordstrom’s Laurie Black

Laurie Black, Nordstrom’s General Merchandise Manager for Cosmetics and Executive Vice President, is starting her 35th year at the specialty retailer. Laurie spoke to Beauty Insider about her start at Nordstrom, the best career advice she’s ever received and why she thinks being a well-rounded executive helps contribute to successfully managing a $1 billion beauty division.

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October 13, 2019

Bloomingdale's Francine Klein Breaks Down the Beauty Biz

Beauty Insider took a tour of Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship with Francine Klein. The energy and excitement on the beauty floor was palpable.

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October 13, 2019

Bloomingdale’s Francine Klein Breaks Down the Beauty Biz

Beauty Insider took a tour of Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship with Francine Klein. The energy and excitement on the beauty floor was palpable.

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October 13, 2019

A Fresh Look at Alina Roytberg

Alina Roytberg, Co-President and co-founder of Fresh, entered the beauty world in 1991 when she and her husband, Lev Glazman, opened up a beauty store in Boston. More than 20 years later, Fresh operates 15 stores globally and is part of the beauty division of LMVH. Here, Alina talks with Beauty Insider about what it takes—personally and professionally—to run a business.

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October 13, 2019

L2: Fragrance Among the Weakest Sectors Online

Ever wonder how engaging and relevant fragrance brands are online? L2, the New York-based digital think tank, conducted a deep dive into the digital competence of 63 global fragrance brands. The above video sheds some light into fragrance’s digital intelligence (hint: most have a lot to learn.)

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October 13, 2019

NPD: June Prestige Sales Up 5%

Sales of prestige beauty in U.S. department stores grew 5% to $815 million for June 2012. Makeup saw the highest gain with 7% sales increases to $316 million. Skin care grew 6% to $283 million in sales. And, fragrance sales grew 3% to $211 million.

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October 13, 2019

Current Celeb Scent Sales Reflect 2004 Stats

Remarkably, sales of celebrity fragances are largely unchanged from eight years ago, according to Kathy Widmer, executive vice president, chief marketing officer, Elizabeth Arden. Kathy talked about the fragmentation of the market at CEW’s WMIBS “Formula for Success” June 26. Click to hear what she said.

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October 13, 2019

Laurice Rahmé Has a New York State of Mind

Laurice Rahmé, founder and President of Bond No. 9, talks about joining the beauty world, some of the best career advice she’s received and how her most defining moment, September 11, changed the course of her business—and the fragrance industry.

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October 13, 2019

Skipped Cosmoprof? The Trends You Missed…

Cosmoprof North America rang in its 10th anniversary in Las Vegas this past weekend, with more than 25,000 distributors, manufacturers and spa and salon owners passing through the Mandalay Bay Convention Center July 22-July 24. The professional beauty show, featuring the latest in spa and salon products, drew 856 exhibitors, 9% more than last year, “with a much more prominent attendee list from outside the U.S.,” said the show’s marketing director, Daniela Ciocan. Key trends seen at Cosmoprof include a zillion different nail offerings—from textured nail formulas to mood changing shades to at-home gel options—as well as DIY smart phone skin analysis technology and next generation hair smoothing treatments, minus the formaldehyde.

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October 13, 2019

QVC Hosts CEW Beauty Award Winner Show

On Monday, July 23, QVC aired several of CEW’s Beauty Insider’s Choice Award winners in an effort to supply their vast viewership with the best products in the beauty industry. This year’s hour-long broadcast covered everything from skin care to hair care to makeup with products from Fresh, StriVectin, Clinique, Rita Hazan, Smashbox, Supergoop, Ojon, Kate Somerville and Estée Lauder. Sellouts included StriVectin-TL Face, Neck, and Body Trio; Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer and Kate Somerville 24-Hour Pimple Punisher. The broadcast also included insight from CEW President, Carlotta Jacobson, along with an inside look at industry trends. Here, Carlotta explains the importance of being a CEW Beauty Award winner.

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October 13, 2019

Calling All Entrepreneurs: How to Launch a Beauty Line

Rose-Marie Swift, a makeup artist for more than 20 years whose work is regularly featured in all of the major fashion and beauty glossies, had her life transformed in the early 2000’s when she began to experience physical, mental and emotional health issues. After an extensive series of tests, she learned that her blood contained toxic levels of heavy metals including aluminum, barium, cadmium, lead and mercury, as well as high levels of pesticides and other chemicals. Rose-Marie was surprised when the technician asked if she worked in the cosmetics industry. After years of rebuilding her own health, Rose-Marie created RMS Beauty, a line of natural color cosmetics, and launched beautytruth.net, a website dedicated to exposing the dangers of personal care products. Here’s how Rose-Marie got her groove back—and launched a company—over the past 10 years, in her own words.

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October 13, 2019

Happy Wife, Happy Life: How Two-Career Couples Stay Happy

It’s amazing how many “Oh, yeah” moments you’ll have after reading HBR.org’s recently published story on how two-income married couples can better manage marriage and career. After all, 47.5% of all American married couples are dual-career couples—with many marriages failing for work-related reasons. But authors Jackie Coleman and John Coleman (Jackie’s a former marriage counselor and her husband, John, is a business author) think that with intentionality, it’s possible to manage marriage and a career. Here, their thoughts based on research and experience.

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October 13, 2019

The Top 3 Analyst Remarks During Avon’s Investor Call

On her 100th day as Avon’s CEO, Sherilyn McCoy was peppered with analyst questions about a turnaround plan she shared with the release of another disappointing financial report. In the second quarter Avon’s sales fell 9% or 1% in constant dollars, with a 3% drop in representatives globally. Sheri outlined a multiple point approach focused on stabilizing the business by fixing existing issues, rather than setting a new course. Here’s how Sheri addressed specific analyst concerns.

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October 13, 2019

Top 4 Highlights From P&G 4Q Call

In a year of transformation that designated Singapore as its new beauty headquarters and saw the departure of beauty executives Ed Shirley and Virginia Drosos, Procter & Gamble capped fiscal 2012 with fourth quarter net beauty sales down 4% to $4.8 billion. The company said organic sales (which exclude the impact of foreign exchange and acquisitions) rose 1%. Sales in developing markets continued to expand, now representing 40% of P&G’s total revenue, as many developed markets underperformed. To correct slipping sales of Olay and Pantene in the U.S., P&G plans to increase innovation, boost advertising and maintain a vertical approach. “It is still a strategy for us to have a full offering in every category,” said Bob McDonald, P&G’s CEO, speaking on a conference call Friday. P&G executives presented a corporate initiative to accelerate the momentum of new markets and jumpstart the old. Here are four main highlights from the call.

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October 13, 2019

Top 4 Highlights From P&G 4Q Call

In a year of transformation that designated Singapore as its new beauty headquarters and saw the departure of beauty executives Ed Shirley and Virginia Drosos, Procter & Gamble capped fiscal 2012 with fourth quarter net beauty sales down 4% to $4.8 billion. The company said organic sales (which exclude the impact of foreign exchange and acquisitions) rose 1%. Sales in developing markets continued to expand, now representing 40% of P&G’s total revenue, as many developed markets underperformed. To correct slipping sales of Olay and Pantene in the U.S., P&G plans to increase innovation, boost advertising and maintain a vertical approach. “It is still a strategy for us to have a full offering in every category,” said Bob McDonald, P&G’s CEO, speaking on a conference call Friday. P&G executives presented a corporate initiative to accelerate the momentum of new markets and jumpstart the old. Here are four main highlights from the call.

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October 13, 2019

Medical Channel Is Viable, Growing Arena For Skin Care

Kline & Co.’s recent report on the professional skin care market reveals that the medical care provider channel is poised for nice growth in the next five years. Beauty Insider sifted through the 174-page report, titled Professional Skin Care 2011: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities, to highlight the medical care channel. Here’s what we found.

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October 13, 2019

Men Finally Get Beauty!!!

NPD survey results confirm that men are more educated now than ever before about skincare problems and solutions.

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October 13, 2019

Arden CEO Outlines 2013 Plans in 4Q/FY Call

Elizabeth Arden closed out its fiscal year on a high note, with net sales up 5.3% to $1.2 billion. In North America, sales edged up 2.9% to $778.4 million benefitting from its prestige business, while internationally net sales jumped 9.8% to $459.9 million with Europe, travel retail and developing markets contributing the most gains. For the quarter, net sales grew 4.6%.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty in a Box—for 25 Bucks!

CEW has partnered with Beauty Bar to sell The Insiders’ Choice Beauty Box, a collection of the most innovative 11 winners and finalists from this year’s CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards. The box contains a mix of mass and prestige brands suited for all skin types. The retail value of the box is $109, and it is being offered at a substantial discount of $25. There are only a limited number available, and the first 250 customers to purchase two boxes will receive a third box for free.

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October 13, 2019

Consumer Nail Mag to Hit Newsstands Feb 2013

At least one publisher is looking to capitalize on the nail phenomenon. Creative Age, the publisher of NAILPRO magazine, a leading trade publication covering nail trends for the salon industry, is planning to launch a consumer magazine covering fashion, beauty, and yes, nails. The magazine, to be titled Nail It!, is slated for a February launch on newsstands nationwide. Stephanie Yaggy, Editorial Director for Creative Age, which also publishes Launch Pad, Beauty Store Business and Dayspa trade magazines, is aiming for the debut issue to reach between 140 to 150 pages. Distribution will be 200,000.

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October 13, 2019

Is It Time To Reinvent Yourself? Take This Quiz To Find Out

In a recent blog, brand expert and CEO of Big Fish Marketing, Robin Fisher Roffer, writes how in business school, you’re taught about “Organizational Behavior.” During this lesson, you learn that there are two different kinds of people in business: Clock Builders and Time Tellers. The world needs both–those who create the vision (Clock Builders) and those that implement it (Time Tellers). Knowing which role you play best, said Robin, is essential to career fulfillment and happiness. If you’ve gotten off track and strayed away from your true calling, ask yourself these questions to determine if you’re in the wrong business.

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October 13, 2019

Drybar: Expansion, Product on the Horizon

Drybar could soon be blowing into a neighborhood near you. In the next several months, the blow out chain, based in Brentwood, California, will grow from 16 locations to 27, mainly in the Los Angeles and New York areas. Not bad for a company that broke ground two years ago.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: Prestige Beauty Sales Grow 5% in July

Sales of prestige beauty products grew 5% to $627 million in U.S. department stores for July 2012, according to the NPD Group.

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October 13, 2019

Violent Lips Soars Via Word of Mouth

When 15-year-old Isabella Haddad got a hold of her mom’s Chanel temporary tattoos, she and her 11-year-old sister, Sophia, playfully applied them to their lips. One year later, their creativity spawned the idea to create temporary appliques specifically for lips. And with the help of their dad, Jeff, an entertainment industry veteran, in May 2011 Violent Lips hit the market: ultra bright, bold lip designs that produced $2 million in first-year sales in stores such as Sephora, Ulta and Urban Outfitters. Over the next two years, the company expects to surpass $10 million in volume, especially with a push provided by a new mass market collection, Bella by Violent Lips, named after its young creator.

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October 13, 2019

Medical Channel's Rising Star: SkinMedica

Mary Fisher joined SkinMedica, Inc. in April 2008. Coming from almost 30 years in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, Mary saw an immediate opportunity with SkinMedica: doctor’s offices. Today, SkinMedica, which is based in Carlsbad, Calif., ranks as the fourth best-selling brand by medical providers, behind Obagi, Dermalogica and SkinCeuticals, and is the fastest growing brand in the medical channel. Beauty Insider recently spoke with Mary about the firm’s unprecedented growth.

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October 13, 2019

Medical Channel’s Rising Star: SkinMedica

Mary Fisher joined SkinMedica, Inc. in April 2008. Coming from almost 30 years in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, Mary saw an immediate opportunity with SkinMedica: doctor’s offices. Today, SkinMedica, which is based in Carlsbad, Calif., ranks as the fourth best-selling brand by medical providers, behind Obagi, Dermalogica and SkinCeuticals, and is the fastest growing brand in the medical channel. Beauty Insider recently spoke with Mary about the firm’s unprecedented growth.

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October 13, 2019

Bumble, Ojon to Enter 300 Boots UK Stores

Estée Lauder has partnered with Boots UK to launch a new product category, premium hair care, to ultimately enter 300 Boots stores in the United Kingdom, stores that currently carry prestige skin care, color cosmetics and fine fragrances. Both Bumble and bumble and Ojon will serve as anchor brands for the new category, with fully branded merchandising and customized fixtures supporting in-store presence. The premium hair care section will be located adjacent to the stores’ existing prestige beauty categories, which includes the Estée Lauder and Clinique color cosmetics names.

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October 13, 2019

P&G’s Pro Beauty Biz Gets Name Change

Procter & Gamble’s Salon Professional business is changing its name to better reflect how the industry refers to its business.

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October 13, 2019

P&G’s Pro Beauty Biz Gets Name Change

Procter & Gamble’s Salon Professional business is changing its name to better reflect how the industry refers to its business.

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October 13, 2019

CEW, NPD Partner for Annual Beauty Industry Overview

Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. and The NPD Group, Inc. will partner for NPD Group’s “Hot off the Press” Beauty Industry Year in Review in 2013. “Hot off the Press” is the much-anticipated, invitation-only event where NPD gives beauty industry clients a first look at annual year-end results. This year, due to CEW’s involvement, this highly coveted event will be expanded to include insights from several key beauty retailers. CEW will also broaden the reach of “Hot off the Press” with a second event, exclusively for CEW members. Both events will be held at the Union League Club in Manhattan.

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October 13, 2019

Skipped Elements Showcase? The Trends You Missed

Elements Showcase has closed the doors on its fall beauty and fragrance trade show. The intimate, curated event, held Aug. 20-21 at Skylight West located at 500 W. 36th Street, attracted 115 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors. Attendees included buyers from independent boutiques, department stores, apothecaries, design shops, hotels, resorts, spas and lifestyle destinations, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Net-A-Porter, Aedes de Venustas, Harvey Nichols and HSN. The show, founded and operated by Frederick Bouchardy, Jeff Lawson and Ulrich Lang, came to life after Ulrich and Frederick took their idea of creating a fragrance fair to Jeff, an art fair producer, who helped them make it a reality. Apparently there’s a market for an upscale, aspirational fragrance show: exhibitor attendance has more than doubled in under two years. Beautypress.com, which attended the show, provided details on exhibitor trends seen at Elements. Some standouts included….

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October 13, 2019

The Beauty Balm Explosion: Are BB Creams Here to Stay?

BB creams have become the breakthrough product of 2012, shattering retailers’ sales expectations and causing makeup and skincare companies alike to swiftly jump on the trend. But will BB creams become an everlasting category in the beauty market? Or are they just another passing fad?

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October 13, 2019

Secrets to Engaging the Luxury Consumer Online

Beauty Insider learned the secrets of to how to engage the high-end online consumer at Digiday. Here’s what we heard.

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October 13, 2019

Hate Small Talk? How To Work a Room

It’s the small talk that leads to the big talk, writes Allison Graham for Fast Company in a recent story for the magazine’s website. Here’s how to uncover common interests and the six degrees that separate you and a potential client.

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October 13, 2019

Can ECRM Do for Prestige What It’s Done for Mass?

In nearly 20 years, ECRM has become the mass market’s go-to for new products. Each show’s hotel atmosphere guarantees manufacturers a captive audience comprised of buyers and distributors, with regular attendance by retailers such as Walgreens and CVS. But the jury is out on it’s latest venture, a show for the prestige market, which took place this summer. The event, Prestige Beauty Cosmetics, ran concurrently with ECRM’s mass cosmetics and fragrance show, was attended by fewer than a dozen early adapters. Those who attended, however, were pleased with their experience. Here, a recap of some of the biggest news from the companies represented.

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October 13, 2019

Top 10 Reasons Why Lady Gaga's Fame Will Fly Off of Shelves

It seems like people are always talking about Lady Gaga, but right now, the buzz is focused on something other than a catchy new single or an outrageously over-the-top outfit. The singer’s first fragrance, Lady Gaga Fame, is hitting stores now, and all signs point towards it being a huge success. Why? Here are the Top 10 reasons Beauty Insider predicts it will fly off shelves, with insight from a conversation with Steve Mormoris, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Coty Beauty, the company behind this intriguing collaboration.

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October 13, 2019

Top 10 Reasons Why Lady Gaga’s Fame Will Fly Off of Shelves

It seems like people are always talking about Lady Gaga, but right now, the buzz is focused on something other than a catchy new single or an outrageously over-the-top outfit. The singer’s first fragrance, Lady Gaga Fame, is hitting stores now, and all signs point towards it being a huge success. Why? Here are the Top 10 reasons Beauty Insider predicts it will fly off shelves, with insight from a conversation with Steve Mormoris, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Coty Beauty, the company behind this intriguing collaboration.

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October 13, 2019

3 Techniques Bill Clinton Uses To Wow An Audience

When President Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention last week, he once again mesmerized, energized, and tantalized his audience, writes Sam Harrison for Fast Company. Recognized by most today as “one of the best speakers of any generation,” his stunning performance is understandable given his decades of public experience and powerful charisma, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from him. Here are some basic speaking techniques, as exemplified by Bill, that can help you improve your public speaking and presentation skills:

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October 13, 2019

Salon Brand Enters Retail Realm

InoaColor Care, L’Oréal Professionnel’s much-lauded ammonia-free hair color brand, is launching a line of at-home hair care, to be sold at the salons where INOA is available. To kick off the launch, Jason Backe, celebrity colorist and ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel, opened the doors to the Ted Gibson Salon in the Flatiron District last month—a place he likened to his “other home”—for an evening of discussion and celebration.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty’s White Hot Jobs

According to specialized recruiting firm 24 Seven, beauty companies are bringing many functions once outsourced to external firms in-house, adding new positions to their staff. Companies are looking for hard-to-find, specialized talent as well as high-demand, digital-focused professionals. Here are some talent areas that are particularly hot right now.

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October 13, 2019

BW Confidential: Skincare—A Global View

Skincare continues to see good growth, said BW Confidential in a recent report, driven by emerging Asian markets and the rise of the Chinese traveler, which is fueling travel-retail sales and increased investment in the category by major companies. Globally, facial skincare sales rose 4.9% to $78.33 billion, according to Euromonitor. Asia Pacific, which saw sales increase 5.9%, now accounts for around 50% of the market and China has overtaken South Korea as the largest country for skincare in Asia.

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October 13, 2019

Birchbox Buys JolieBox, Enters Europe

Birchbox can now call itself a global company. The New York-based online beauty, grooming and lifestyle sampling site announced Thursday it had acquired Paris-based JolieBox. The deal extends Birchbox’s current brand partners to more than 400 internationally and brings it into France, Spain and the U.K., where JolieBox has business units.

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October 13, 2019

Hair Color Study Reveals Top Salon Biz Trends

A new report by Professional Consultants & Resources (www.ProConsultants.us) shows hair color is driving many aspects of salon business. With $730 million in sales (based on sales from manufacturers to distributors) hair color service revenues at the salon level grew by 3.7%, as client visits increased and new hair color services for gray coverage grew, followed by fashion color services. “A major surprise is that Sally Beauty’s ION and other brands have experienced dramatic growth, making Sally the fourth largest hair color marketer, right behind L’Oréal, P&G and Goldwell. Schwarzkopf now ranks fifth,” said Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants and Resources. Here are highlights from the study, which assessed the salon industry in 2011.

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October 13, 2019

Manicube: When the Manicure Comes to You

The life of working women just got a bit easier thanks to Manicube, the New York-based company that provides in-office manicures in 15 minutes flat. Launched in July 2012, privately-owned Manicube is the brainchild of former Beauty Bar employees Katina Mountanos and Liz Whitman, who set out to create a company that provides a basic—yet necessary—service to working women crunched for time.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: Prestige Beauty Sales Grow 8% in August

Sales of prestige beauty products in U.S. department stores have grown 8%, led by the growth of skin care.

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October 13, 2019

Ipsy.com: Myglam 2.0

Beauty tutorial site Myglam.com has undergone a full-on makeover. For starters, the San Mateo, Calif.-based website co-founded by YouTube beauty darling, Michelle Phan, is now called ipsy.com. Myglam, it seems, served as the beta version of the new site. But no worries, Glam Bags, a subscription-based sampling program, will continue to live on with ipsy.com.

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October 13, 2019

Lady Gaga and the Black Juice

Renato Semerari, President, Coty Beauty, participated in a conversation at CEW’s Newsmaker Forum September 12 discussing Coty’s beauty business. Here, Renato talks about what it’s like working with Lady Gaga and the origins of the black juice for her Fame scent.

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October 13, 2019

CEW Takes Beauty Awards Up a Notch

New entries are continuing to stream into CEW’s annual Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards inbox, each with the hope of pinning down a coveted win for best new product launch of 2012.

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October 13, 2019

Fast Company: What Successful People Do In The First Hour Of Their Work Day

How much does the first hour of every day matter? A lot, writes Kevin Purdy for Fast Company. Here, find out what executives from companies such as Tumblr and Craigslist do the first thing in the a.m.

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October 13, 2019

Webby Awards Target Fashion & Beauty Sites

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is targeting the beauty community to enter the 17th Annual Webby Awards, specifically to enter their sites into the Fashion & Beauty category for those that feature personal style, clothing, design and accessories, which includes style guides and fashion/beauty editorial. The early entry deadline is October 26. Entrants compete not only to win a Webby, but to deliver a 5-Word Speech, an event ritual that has garnered over 7 million views on YouTube.com/webby. Above, Carla Henny De Preval of YSL Beauty & Fragrances, delivering her 5-Word Speech after accepting The Webby Award for Beauty & Cosmetics in Websites last year.

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October 13, 2019

Webby Awards Target Fashion & Beauty Sites

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is targeting the beauty community to enter the 17th Annual Webby Awards, specifically to enter their sites into the Fashion & Beauty category for those that feature personal style, clothing, design and accessories, which includes style guides and fashion/beauty editorial. The early entry deadline is October 26. Entrants compete not only to win a Webby, but to deliver a 5-Word Speech, an event ritual that has garnered over 7 million views on YouTube.com/webby. Above, Carla Henny De Preval of YSL Beauty & Fragrances, delivering her 5-Word Speech after accepting The Webby Award for Beauty & Cosmetics in Websites last year.

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October 13, 2019

Study: Spa Suffers From Talent Shortage as Biz Booms

An alarming number of spa delegates have reported a widespread lack of training and education within the spa industry. A new study explores how to address the workforce gap.

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October 13, 2019

Letter From the Editor

Yes, membership has its privileges. But for the month of October, Beauty Insider will be available to all. See who made the short list….

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October 13, 2019

Revlon’s Julia Goldin: Marketer, Mentor

Revlon is staying the course despite a heavy debt load and limited funds for R&D and marketing: In July it acquired mass nail brand Pure Ice; its second quarter delivered U.S. sales growth of 4.6% and an overall sales uptick of 1.7%, and according to data from Symphony IRI, Revlon ranks as the leading mass brand in lipstick, lip liner and eye liner. Still, a lot of hard work remains. Julia Goldin, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, discussed with Beauty Insider Revlon’s social media opportunities, Almay’s challenges and goals, the changing roles of women and the importance of being a mentor.

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October 13, 2019

The New BB Cream?: CC Creams Are the Next Generation

Striving for a clear, flawless complexion is what will bring in the next generation of BB Creams, known appropriately as CC Creams. That’s what Isabelle Bolson of Strand Cosmetics is predicting for the year ahead.

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October 13, 2019

Makeup Artist Must-Haves

The industry’s most sought-after makeup artists recently told Beauty Insider about the beauty items they couldn’t live without.

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October 13, 2019

Bumble’s Latest Retail Inroad: The Salon

Peter Lichtenthal, President of Bumble and bumble, is the architect who designed the new retail paradigm that brought professional products into prestige retail while honoring and elevating the brand’s salon Network. Here, Peter talks about changing the game inside a salon’s retail environment and how the salon’s consumers’ needs are ever evolving.

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October 13, 2019

Inglot: The Next M.A.C.?

Wojtek Inglot started his cosmetics brand and retail business after he saw how colorful it was outside his home country of Poland. “That was a time when Eastern Europe was sort of a grey world,” said the former pharmaceutical chemist. Immediately he began working on a lively makeup line. Fast forward 20 years and now Inglot operates stores globally and sells products everywhere from Macy’s in New York to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Here’s how Wojtek took a homemade brand and turned it into a multi-country powerhouse that’s sparking comparisons to M.A.C.

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October 13, 2019

YouTube’s Most Viewed Beauty Vlogs

People are always asking: How do you come up with story ideas for Beauty Insider? Today’s post, which lists the most popular beauty video tutorials on YouTube for the month of September, came from CEW’s president Carlotta Jacobson, who’s always looking for what’s hot on the web. From hair to makeup to Halloween how-to’s, here are some of the top trends and videos in beauty vlogging.

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October 13, 2019

Top 4 Insights from P&G Shareholder Meeting

Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald reassured stockholders during its annual meeting Tuesday morning that investment in the 175-year-old company was as sound as ever. P&G has been under fire for weak performance in developed markets, including the U.S. beauty sector. McDonald highlighted its billion-dollar brand portfolio, its organic growth strategy, financial history, product development and marketing agenda.

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October 13, 2019

Top 4 Insights from P&G Shareholder Meeting

Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald reassured stockholders during its annual meeting Tuesday morning that investment in the 175-year-old company was as sound as ever. P&G has been under fire for weak performance in developed markets, including the U.S. beauty sector. McDonald highlighted its billion-dollar brand portfolio, its organic growth strategy, financial history, product development and marketing agenda.

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October 13, 2019

Scott Galloway on Building His Think Tank

Scott Galloway, a Clinical Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, founded L2, a think tank for prestige brands, with the aim of increasing brands’ digital IQs. Professor Galloway spoke with Beauty Insider about how his think tank came to life, his favorite sector of the prestige market and who are likely to be the icons of tomorrow.

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October 13, 2019

Deb Henretta: P&G's Beauty Weapon

Anyone in beauty thinking Procter & Gamble has lost its beauty edge hasn’t met Deb Henretta.
Deb, who was named P&G’s Group President Global Beauty in May, made her debut to the beauty press Wednesday morning at the company’s annual Vision House media event, where she addressed hundreds of beauty editors on the top innovations planned for CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene and other brands in 2013. Top P&G executives attending the four-and-a-half hour event at Manhattan’s Apella included Esi Eggleston Bracey, Vice President and General Manager CoverGirl Cosmetics; Walter Geiger, VP GM North America Hair Care and Joe Acuri, Vice President NA Beauty Care. P&G’s Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath, was also on hand to discuss upcoming makeup trends and her collaboration on several new products.

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October 13, 2019

Deb Henretta: P&G’s Beauty Weapon

Anyone in beauty thinking Procter & Gamble has lost its beauty edge hasn’t met Deb Henretta.

Deb, who was named P&G’s Group President Global Beauty in May, made her debut to the beauty press Wednesday morning at the company’s annual Vision House media event, where she addressed hundreds of beauty editors on the top innovations planned for CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene and other brands in 2013. Top P&G executives attending the four-and-a-half hour event at Manhattan’s Apella included Esi Eggleston Bracey, Vice President and General Manager CoverGirl Cosmetics; Walter Geiger, VP GM North America Hair Care and Joe Acuri, Vice President NA Beauty Care. P&G’s Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath, was also on hand to discuss upcoming makeup trends and her collaboration on several new products.

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October 13, 2019

Carolyn Holba's Secret to Success: Vision, Objectivity, Adaptability

Carolyn Holba of Maybelline New York, Garnier and Essie outlined the group’s new structure for bringing a product to market.

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October 13, 2019

Carolyn Holba’s Secret to Success: Vision, Objectivity, Adaptability

Carolyn Holba of Maybelline New York, Garnier and Essie outlined the group’s new structure for bringing a product to market.

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October 13, 2019

From T.V. Reporter To Beauty Host: QVC’s Sandra Bennett Tells What It Takes to Sell Beauty

Everyone kept telling freelance T.V. reporter Sandra Bennett she should be a QVC host. Noted for her gift of gab, on screen presence and perhaps most important, her love of beauty products, Bennett wholeheartedly took the advice of family, friends and her boyfriend-now-husband and traveled to an open host audition at QVC’s West Chester, Pa. headquarters in March 2006.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty’s Top 5 Innovations for 2013

Call us beauty geeks, but there’s little more exciting than seeing what’s to come at a trade show—before the innovations have been branded by a major firm and brought to market. Beauty Insider visited Makeup New York in September, where we chatted with many of the show’s 35 cosmetics exhibitors to see the latest concepts being presented to some of the leading beauty companies in the world. These five new products stood out from the rest. How many of these new items will you recognize in stores next year?

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October 13, 2019

Just in Time for Halloween: Top Prestige Makeup Removers

Karen Grant, Vice President and Senior Global Industry Analyst of The NPD Group, noticed a spike in makeup sets for lip color and eye shadow palettes October 2011 as consumers prepared for Halloween. “The trick to taking off all that color is to treat skin with a top-selling prestige makeup remover,” Karen said. Here, the top five best-selling prestige makeup removers in U.S. department stores for the January-September 2012 time period.

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October 13, 2019

Chandler Burr: Scent’s Sensei

Chandler Burr is focused on bringing perfume—and an understanding of its nuances and history—to a broader audience. Forget the hand-blown Austrian crystal bottle, a celebrity face and a marketing campaign to spin a juice to success. Chandler wholeheartedly believes the juice, at least certain ones, have the legs to find success all on their own.

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October 13, 2019

Prestige Beauty Sales Don’t Slow Down

The prestige beauty category continues its upward growth trend.

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October 13, 2019

Birchbox’s Katia Beauchamp on Discovery Commerce

How could you not admire Katia Beauchamp, who before ordering Middle Eastern-mecca Barbounia’s lunch specialty of grilled flatbread with dipping sauces, leans in to ask, “Do you eat bread?”

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October 13, 2019

This Will Blow Your Mind: The eBrush

One of the coolest things Beauty Insider has seen this year is undoubtedly the eBrush by Leonard. Essentially, a next-generation stylus pen, the eBrush allows users to “apply” makeup to a photo with a paintbrush-type apparatus rather than their finger. Consider it a makeup brush for the iPad. Fred Ghenassia, Managing Director at France-based Bullier SAS, manufacturer of the eBrush, said he is marketing the tool to makeup brands to use with their apps for the iPad and Android. Currently, he’s working with the designer of applications at Sephora and Makeup Forever. To see how eBrush works, check out the brand’s video on YouTube above. Modiface developed the app used in the video, called Makeup Touch, which is a touch-based application where a user can “paint” the makeup on their image using their finger, or in this case, the eBrush.

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October 13, 2019

Letter From CEW’s President: London Beauty is Booming

Once a year, CEW President, Carlotta Jacobson, and Senior Vice President, Lisa Klein, travel to London to meet with colleagues at CEW UK. After their visit this year, Carlotta and Lisa agreed that London is fast becoming a major beauty capital—with department stores serving as beauty’s top destinations. Here, Carlotta reports on the two London retailers that stand out, and provides feedback from CEW UK’s 20th Annual Celebration.

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October 13, 2019

Carmen Bauza on Keeping Walmart Beautiful

Carmen Bauza, Walmart Stores Inc.’s Vice President for Beauty and Personal Care, talked with Beauty Insider about curating assortments by community, beauty’s big growth opportunity and how the world’s largest retailer stays nimble.

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October 13, 2019

The State of Japan’s Beauty Market

BWConfidential, the Paris-based news group, recently reported on the state of Japan’s beauty market. Here’s what they found.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Stores Shutter Doors: Hurricane Sandy

Many NYC retailers closed their doors early Sunday and remained shuttered on into Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy made its way further inland along the Northeastern coastline. The city’s best-known beauty retailers and specialty pop-up shops were forced to close, and will likely miss out on the sales surge traditionally generated by Halloween, especially at beauty counters.

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October 13, 2019

Aerin Lauder: Thinking Outside the [Beauty] Box

She’s unquestionably beauty industry royalty, but Aerin Lauder certainly doesn’t spend her days resting on those famous-last-name laurels. On the contrary: Aerin’s busy working on her new multi-category line, simply called AERIN, along with her responsibilities on the board of the family company (and several charities as well.) Plus she’s an active mom, raising two young sons as her business expands.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty’s Big Buzzword: Gel

To make a product a success, sometimes all that’s needed is to reinvent the basics.
From nail polish and mascara, to blush and eye liner, today’s companies are reformatting makeup drawer staples by having them follow beauty’s buzzword-of-the moment: gel.

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October 13, 2019

How to Help in Storm's Aftermath

Working on the front lines in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy is an effort being made by thousands of volunteers from New York and across the country. Beauty/fashion expert and founder of grassroots charity GLAM4GOOD, Mary Alice Stephenson, is one of those volunteers. In addition to spearheading donations of clothing, food, volunteers and money to areas hardest hit by the storm, specifically in the Rockaways and Breezy Point sections of Queens, she’s also delivering the items in the back of her car to the affected areas. Mary Alice, who photographed the above images of Rocky Point just says after the storm, is calling out to the beauty community to help provide hurricane victims the essentials they still need.

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October 13, 2019

How to Help in Storm’s Aftermath

Working on the front lines in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy is an effort being made by thousands of volunteers from New York and across the country. Beauty/fashion expert and founder of grassroots charity GLAM4GOOD, Mary Alice Stephenson, is one of those volunteers. In addition to spearheading donations of clothing, food, volunteers and money to areas hardest hit by the storm, specifically in the Rockaways and Breezy Point sections of Queens, she’s also delivering the items in the back of her car to the affected areas. Mary Alice, who photographed the above images of Rocky Point just says after the storm, is calling out to the beauty community to help provide hurricane victims the essentials they still need.

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October 13, 2019

How Oprah Winfrey Changed One Woman’s Life

Being diagnosed with lupus, winning a car and knowing little ablout launching a product line aren’t the typical catalysts to starting a beauty business. But for Kiley Russell, the founder of Chicago-based Big Girl Cosmetics, a makeup and skin care brand for women of color, these events shaped the rest of her life. Today, her brand is sold in several Macy’s doors and is currently expanding into Bon-Ton. And, most importantly, Kiley’s health is doing just fine.

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October 13, 2019

“Lip Hybrids” Seen as Next Big Thing in Lip Category

No longer for little girls playing dress-up, lip balms, as well as other “lip hybrids,” are bringing in grownup-sized revenues, generating over $19 million in sales, an 83% increase since 2011, according to the NPD Group.

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October 13, 2019

For Safety and Community, Brick and Mortars Trump Internet Retailers

While social media and the Internet inarguably kept the world up to date on Hurricane Sandy’s effects, in the face of disaster retailers are showing they’re serving as the heart of their communities. Hurricane Sandy caused mass stores to lose millions of dollars in Halloween sales, as many kept their doors closed for as long as a week due to power outages, lack of running water and overall destruction. It’s estimated some 10 percent of chain stores were directly in Sandy’s path.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty’s Indie “It” List

What’s hot in the indie beauty world? Beauty Insider spoke with executives from Bloom.com, Birchbox.com, C.O. Bigelow, Space NK, Bluemercury and Ricky’s about their indie standouts. And no surprise, several nail newbies came out on top as did makeup items with rich color payoff and innovative packaging. In hair and skin care, brands focusing on specific needs and eco-conscious lines are gaining traction. Here, picks by the industry’s best and brightest, all sold online and at select stores.

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October 13, 2019

Skipped CEW’s Achiever Awards? The Scoop You Missed:

CEW’s annual Achiever Awards event commenced Monday afternoon at the Walfdorf=Astoria in Manhattan honoring beauty’s leading executives, including Fresh’s Alina Roytberg, Nordstrom’s Laurie Black and CoScentrix’s Jill Belasco, with Bond No.9’s Laurice Rahmé was taking home the Great Idea Award in Fragrance. L’Oréal was awarded the Corporate Empowerment Award for its dedication to serving women in its company. Despite a switch in scheduling (Hurricane Sandy forced CEW to push the event from Nov. 2 to Nov. 12) the event attracted a full house, but for those unable to attend, footage from the full event is available!

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October 13, 2019

Be a Better Mentor: Tell Your Pal To "86" The Eye Rolling

The Advertising Women of New York [AWNY] honored mentors and mentees Thursday November 8, at their annual Impact Awards Luncheon at The New York Hilton, which drew 200 attendees. Keynote speaker Bridget van Kralingen, SVP Global Business Services, IBM, shared tips on how to be a mentor, as did several Impact honorees, including executives from Kraft, Hearst Magazines, AOL, NBC Universal, TED, LVMH’s Lisa Hawkins and 
Pamela Baxter, and Dior’s
Terry Darland. Here, the top five mentoring tips to come out of the event.

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October 13, 2019

Be a Better Mentor: Tell Your Pal To “86” The Eye Rolling

The Advertising Women of New York [AWNY] honored mentors and mentees Thursday November 8, at their annual Impact Awards Luncheon at The New York Hilton, which drew 200 attendees. Keynote speaker Bridget van Kralingen, SVP Global Business Services, IBM, shared tips on how to be a mentor, as did several Impact honorees, including executives from Kraft, Hearst Magazines, AOL, NBC Universal, TED, LVMH’s Lisa Hawkins and 
Pamela Baxter, and Dior’s
Terry Darland. Here, the top five mentoring tips to come out of the event.

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October 13, 2019

Brazilian Blowout Splits From Brazil Supplier, Taps Local Filler

Brazilian Blowout has gone domestic. The Los Angeles-based distributor of arguably the most in-demand salon treatment for frizzy heads everywhere, Brazilian Blowout announced Tuesday it has moved production of its leading hair smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution, from Brazil to a facility in Southern California. The company is now distributing its made-in-the-USA product in California and expects to be able to supply salons nationally by the end of the year. The company emphasized that its stylists and their customers “won’t notice a difference in the product made in the new facility and that the U.S.-manufactured product is compliant with all California VOC standards.”

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October 13, 2019

Digital Exposes Flaws in Fragrance Industry

Fragrance’s future seems bright—but it’s low digital IQ ranking shows how in-the-dark a category can be.

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October 13, 2019

NPD Reports October Beauty Sales Growth

Sales of prestige beauty products in U.S. department stores rose 6% during October, to $748 million, according to NPD Group.

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October 13, 2019

P&G’s Tactics to Regain Hair’s Top Spot From Unilever

Earlier this year P&G’s U.S. hair care market share slipped to second, behind Unilever, for the first time in more than a decade. Walter Geiger, tapped to head P&G’s North American hair care business in mid-2011, discussed with Beauty Insider how the maker of Pantene will close the gap with hair care’s current leading player.

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October 13, 2019

P&G’s Tactics to Regain Hair’s Top Spot From Unilever

Earlier this year P&G’s U.S. hair care market share slipped to second, behind Unilever, for the first time in more than a decade. Walter Geiger, tapped to head P&G’s North American hair care business in mid-2011, discussed with Beauty Insider how the maker of Pantene will close the gap with hair care’s current leading player.

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October 13, 2019

Why You HAVE To See Chandler Burr's "Art of Scent"

The Museum of Art and Design exhibit allows guests to experience fragrance not as marketed products, but as pieces of olfactory art.

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October 13, 2019

Why You HAVE To See Chandler Burr’s “Art of Scent”

The Museum of Art and Design exhibit allows guests to experience fragrance not as marketed products, but as pieces of olfactory art.

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October 13, 2019

MAC, Bumble, Unilever and Body Shop Talk Globalization Trends

Beauty executives from Unilever, M.A.C., Bumble and bumble and The Body Shop discussed the impact diversity and globalization is having on the beauty industry at a symposium Friday, November 17, sponsored by FIT’s School of Graduate Studies, the first event in a new series.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty on Sale!!!

Black Friday is all about sales and CEW wants you to have special access to the hottest gift-giving item in beauty—at an amazing price. For a limited time only, CEW has partnered with Beauty Bar to offer beauty’s best in one box: a curated collection of 11 winners and finalists from this year’s CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards.

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October 13, 2019

Calling All Entrepreneurs: 5 Questions With Birchbox.com’s Katia Beauchamp

Katia Beauchamp answers 5 questions in 4 minutes. Learn what keeps her up at night, her tips for entrepreneurs and how she learned she was building a brand rather than merely starting a company.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: Holiday Beauty Gift Sets Sales Soar

While curated beauty boxes are the hottest must-have in beauty this Holiday season, gift sets sold in U.S. department stores are giving them a run for their money.

The NPD Group, Inc., released results on the total prestige beauty gift set industry Tuesday morning revealing that in the U.S., overall sales of gift sets in prestige department stores year-to-date (January to October 2012), grew a whopping 16%, versus the same time last year.

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October 13, 2019

What’s Big in the Beauty Bloggersphere?

The digital space is ever changing – the faces and the facets, the buzz and the beauty. So, what’s hot and what’s not in the beauty realm? Beauty Insider asked the most influential beauty writers out there (above, from left to right: Amber Katz, Lianne Farbes, Jamie Stone and Kristin Booker) what’s exciting their readers right now.

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October 13, 2019

Where Was The Beauty Industry Tuesday Night?

Beauty Insider loves an awards gala that moves them to tears. And the Museum of Arts and Design Visionaries! Gala and Awards Ceremony, which celebrated two fragrance legends and two design pioneers, did not disappoint.

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October 13, 2019

The 10 Crucial Consumer Trends You Need to Know

Next year will present a huge opportunity for those who understand and cater to consumers’ changing needs, desires and expectations in the remapped global economy. Trendwatching.com, a leading global trend agency with research teams and trend spotters in more than 100 countries, has revealed the 10 crucial trends you’ll need to know to be successful in 2013 and to stay ahead in this new landscape.

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October 13, 2019

Can Women Have It All?

Carol Hamilton, Alina Roytberg, Karen Fondu, Jill Belasco, Laurie Black and Laurice Rahmé explain what “having it all” means to them and how to set boundaries to achieve a fulfilling home life and succeed at a demanding career. Click above to view their video.

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October 13, 2019

Look What’s BLOW-ing Into a Nordstrom Near You

The blow-dry industry is inarguably booming—dare we say exploding—and Blow, the pioneer of the industry, is innovating in ways that displays the brand’s experiential nature.

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October 13, 2019

Fashion Glossy Boldly Reinvents Beauty Editorial

Japanese-American fashion magazine The Reality Show is “going nude” to focus on fashion’s greatest accessory: makeup. While it’s hardly uncommon for a fashion magazine to feature makeup, the magazine is approaching it in a fairly unique way: They’ve come up with 10 trends inspired by the latest runway season and modern aesthetics, and brought in five established and contrasting makeup artists to recreate those looks using their own sense of what is beautiful.

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October 13, 2019

How’d You Get That Hair?

Today’s hippest hair trends are quick and inexpensive to achieve. Whether it’s temporary color, a 30-second bun or the latest fashionable hair tie, these picks recreate runway looks in real life. Here’s what’s turning heads, according to retailers, and Youtube links to help you use them.

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October 13, 2019

Suave “Sniffing” at No. 1 Hair Care Brand Ranking—And Other Unilever Successes

Armed with a healthy portfolio of brands and strong retailer partnerships, Gina Boswell, Unilever’s Executive Vice President North America Personal Care, is proud. Seeing that she’s steered Unilever into the leadership position in hair care, a fete that knocked Procter & Gamble down from the spot it’s held for more than a decade, who wouldn’t be?

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October 13, 2019

What Are Skin Care’s Best Sellers for 2012?

Marketing executives from Shiseido, Lancôme and Estée Lauder discussed with Beauty Insider which skin care products from their respective brands will be best sellers for 2012. Here’s what Tomoko Yamagishi, Silvia Galfo and Charisse Ford had to say, and their reasons behind why these products stand out from the pack.

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October 13, 2019

What's the Story Behind No!No!?

If you’re one of the millions of consumers who’ve watched a No!No! Hair T.V. spot—you know, the ones that combine how-to demos with illustrations of thermal signals penetrating hair roots—you’ve probably asked yourself, “Does it really work?”

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October 13, 2019

What’s the Story Behind No!No!?

If you’re one of the millions of consumers who’ve watched a No!No! Hair T.V. spot—you know, the ones that combine how-to demos with illustrations of thermal signals penetrating hair roots—you’ve probably asked yourself, “Does it really work?”

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October 13, 2019

Why Aren’t More Women in Science Fields?

The American Association of University Women, a membership, research, grant-making, and advocacy organization dedicated to gender equity, donates as much as $4.5 million annually to support women in sciences. While there are an increasing number of women entering the fields of science—in 2009 women made up 45 percent of working biologists and 14 percent of engineers, up from 28 percent and 1 percent in 1960—AAUW recently published a report to uncover why more women aren’t entering these fields.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: Beauty Sales Grow in November Despite Scent Dip

For the month of November, sales of prestige beauty in U.S. department stores totaled $826 million, an increase of 3 percent. Fragrance, representing 29 percent of prestige beauty dollars, saw a decrease of 1 percent. Skin care, representing 32 percent of prestige beauty sales, grew 6 percent, while makeup, representing the lion’s share of the prestige beauty business at 37 percent, grew 3 percent.

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October 13, 2019

Ones To Watch: Top Beauty Stories for 2013

What’s old is new again, especially when talking about the evolution of 2012’s newsmakers as the hottest properties to watch in 2013. Beauty Insider compiled a list of People, Brands, Concepts and Companies to keep an eye on next year, as they’re likely to shape and innovate the industry in the following 12 months.

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October 13, 2019

What's it Take to Get into Look Boutique?

In this video, Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin talks about the protocol to getting into Look Boutique, the chain’s overall brand mix strategy and her aspiration to one day carry some of prestige beauty’s classic brands.

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October 13, 2019

What’s it Take to Get into Look Boutique?

In this video, Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin talks about the protocol to getting into Look Boutique, the chain’s overall brand mix strategy and her aspiration to one day carry some of prestige beauty’s classic brands.

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October 13, 2019

WWD Beauty Inc. Honors Beauty’s Best

WWD Beauty Inc. hosted its 11th annual awards breakfast Thursday, December 13, at The Four Seasons restaurant to honor the year’s best and brightest beauty product makers, marketers, innovators and retailers. Here, the winners from the business magazine’s fete, which honored such notables as Shiseido’s Yoshiharu Fukuhara, Estée Lauder’s Jane Hertzmark Hudis and Unilever’s Gina Boswell.

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October 13, 2019

Kline & Co.: U.S. Beauty Devices Up 20%; 2013 to Flourish

Healthy growth opportunities in the budding global beauty devices market will continue to flourish through 2013, according to an upcoming research study by Kline & Company. Growth will be driven by new aesthetics and functions to existing products, and new product activity in regions such as Asia. Spurred by innovation and technology, U.S. sales at the retail level are estimated to exceed $800 million in 2012, a near 20 percent increase over 2011.

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October 13, 2019

Kline & Co.: U.S. Beauty Devices Up 20%; 2013 to Flourish

Healthy growth opportunities in the budding global beauty devices market will continue to flourish through 2013, according to an upcoming research study by Kline & Company. Growth will be driven by new aesthetics and functions to existing products, and new product activity in regions such as Asia. Spurred by innovation and technology, U.S. sales at the retail level are estimated to exceed $800 million in 2012, a near 20 percent increase over 2011.

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October 13, 2019

BW Confidential: Slowdown Seen in South Korean Beauty Market

The fast growth that South Korea’s beauty market reported for the past several years has begun to slow. Although total sales were up 7.7 percent to $8.49 billion in 2011 and the prestige segment saw an increase of 7.6 percent to $3.74 billion, according to Euromonitor, this year the market has been less buoyant. By mid-2012, the beauty market was estimated to be flat as consumer spending slowed.

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October 13, 2019

What Stories Are CEW Members Clicking???

Beauty Insider is pleased to share the list of our Top 10 clicked stories since we launched March 5. Interestingly, the list includes a mix of breaking news, trend reports, videos, exclusive CEW content and entrepreneurial-related posts, revealing that readers enjoy a mix of beauty news and information.

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October 13, 2019

P&G CEO on Giving Back

In this video, Bob McDonald, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble, discusses the impact of innovation in the evolution of helping others.

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October 13, 2019

P&G CEO on Giving Back

In this video, Bob McDonald, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble, discusses the impact of innovation in the evolution of helping others.

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October 13, 2019

Best Business Pick-up Lines

Spark Minute, the blog authored by tech journalist and consultant, David Spark, offers several essential tips on being successful in the networking process. “I’m not always successful, but I do have a high hit/miss ratio,” writes David on his blog. Here are five of his best business pick-up lines.

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October 13, 2019

Words You’ll Need to Know in 2013

Trendwatching.com, the London-based global trend agency, has provided a list of words and phrases you’re likely to being using in your daily business vernacular in 2013. Learn them and impress your peers!

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October 13, 2019

Vietnam Loves Luxe Beauty

The third-largest economy in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia and Thailand, Vietnam and its premium beauty market are seeing strong growth. With a population of 91 million and a concentration of urban consumers in the cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, the country has seen a growth in urbanization. GDP growth reached 5.8 percent in 2011 and is expected to rise to 6.3 percent in 2013.

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October 13, 2019

Tomoko Yamagishi: Tokyo's Retail Innovator

Tomoko Yamagishi, SVP of Marketing for Shiseido Cosmetics America, talks about an innovative retail concept in Tokyo that combines the best of both Sephora and department stores.

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October 13, 2019

Italy's Scent Market Hit Hard; Holiday To Be Flat

The market continues to be tough in Italy. According to Italian beauty trade association Unipro, total sales were up by a mere 0.6 percent in value in the first six months of 2012, while the perfumery channel saw a decline of 4.5 percent. Overall the beauty market has been flat, and few predict any improvement for the upcoming holiday season.

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October 13, 2019

Ole Henriksen: Nurturing Your Brand's Relationship With Media

Ole Henriksen, Founder of OLEHENRIKSEN, explains the importance of nurturing your brand’s relationship with the media, and how he successfully did so for his namesake brand.

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October 13, 2019

Silvia Galfo: Learning from Clarisonic

Silvia Galfo, SVP, Marketing at Lancôme, explains what smaller brands can learn from the success of Clarisonic.

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October 13, 2019

Charisse Ford: Keys to Open Sell

Estée Lauder’s SVP of Global Marketing, Charisse Ford, describes the 3 key aspects of successfully selling skincare in an open sell environment.

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October 13, 2019

Tomoko Yamagishi: Tokyo’s Retail Innovator

Tomoko Yamagishi, SVP of Marketing for Shiseido Cosmetics America, talks about an innovative retail concept in Tokyo that combines the best of both Sephora and department stores.

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October 13, 2019

Deanna Kangas: Being A Socially Conscious Brand

Deanna Kangas, CEO of Stila Cosmetics, explains what Stila is doing to give back, and why your brand should be socially conscious also.

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October 13, 2019

Jane Wurwand: The Difference Between A Brand and A Product

Jane Wurwand, Founder of Dermalogica, discusses what differentiates a brand from a product.

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October 13, 2019

Karen Grant: All Beauty Ships Rise With the (Economic) Tide

According to The NPD Group’s Vice President and Global Beauty Industry Analyst, Karen Grant, the beauty industry can expect strong growth across all categories in 2013.

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October 13, 2019

Karen Grant: Prestige Shopper Drives Sales

Karen Grant, VP and Global Beauty Industry Analyst at The NPD Group, participated in a discussion about retail trends at CEW’s Women & Men in Beauty Series event in October. Here, Karen explains how the prestige shopper is driving beauty sales.

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October 13, 2019

Italy’s Scent Market Hit Hard; Holiday To Be Flat

The market continues to be tough in Italy. According to Italian beauty trade association Unipro, total sales were up by a mere 0.6 percent in value in the first six months of 2012, while the perfumery channel saw a decline of 4.5 percent. Overall the beauty market has been flat, and few predict any improvement for the upcoming holiday season.

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October 13, 2019

Ole Henriksen: Taking Beauty Ideas to the Next Level

Ole Henriksen, Founder of OLEHENRIKSEN, talks about the evolution of a great beauty idea into a successful beauty brand.

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October 13, 2019

Silvia Galfo: Four Keys for Product Growth

Silvia Galfo, SVP, Marketing at Lancôme, discusses the key factors that contributed to the successful launch of Lancôme’s best-selling skincare product of 2012.

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October 13, 2019

Charisse Ford: Skincare As A Necessity

Estée Lauder’s SVP of Global Marketing, Charisse Ford, expects the global skincare market to continue to grow, as consumers see skincare as more than a luxury.

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October 13, 2019

Deanna Kangas: Deciding How to Fund Your Business

Stila Cosmetics CEO Deanna Kangas offers advice on different ways to fund your business, depending on your brand and strategy.

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October 13, 2019

Chance Wales: On-Line Browsing, Off-Line Sales

Chance Wales, Amazon.com’s Director, Category Leader – U.S. Health & Beauty, discusses Amazon.com’s role as a source for beauty product research, before customers go off-line to make purchases.

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October 13, 2019

Ole Henriksen: Nurturing Your Brand’s Relationship With Media

Ole Henriksen, Founder of OLEHENRIKSEN, explains the importance of nurturing your brand’s relationship with the media, and how he successfully did so for his namesake brand.

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October 13, 2019

Shannon Curtin: 2016 Will Show Walgreens The World Leader in Beauty

Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin, DVP, GMM Beauty, Personal Care & Seasonal, shares how Walgreens plans to become “best in beauty” by 2016 through its various platforms and partnerships.

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October 13, 2019

Chance Wales: The Amazon Beauty Experience

Chance Wales, Director, Category Leader – U.S. Health & Beauty at Amazon.com explains how customers can now shop for beauty on Amazon.com.

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October 13, 2019

Jane Wurwand: Opportunities in the Marketplace

Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand shares where she sees opportunity in the marketplace and offers her best advice for entrepreneurs.

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October 13, 2019

Jane Wurwand: #1 Rule in Creating a Brand

Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand’s #1 rule in creating a brand is to be unique, different and polarizing.

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October 13, 2019

There’s a New Nail Player in Town: Tweezerman’s Alessandro

Beauty Insider’s interest was piqued earlier this year at the news that the prestige nail care brand Alessandro was acquired by Zwilling Beauty Group, which also owns Tweezerman. What was the King of Tweezers going to do with a line of upscale nail polishes? Here, Tweezerman Chief Executive Officer, Conny Wittke, talks about her plans for infiltrating the U.S with what she believes to be the hottest nail line on the market.

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October 13, 2019

BW Confidential: Indonesia Buying Beyond Beauty Basics

The beauty and personal care market in Indonesia continues to ride a wave of growth. In 2011, sales were up by 13.5 percent to $3.06 billion at current exchange, according to Euromonitor, which came on top of a 12 percent increase in 2010.

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October 13, 2019

Joe Magnacca: Moving the Beauty Needle

Joe Magnacca knows beauty. He witnessed the people-pulling power of beauty in Canada as executive vice president at Shoppers Drug Mart, where he served from 2001 to 2008. And upon his arrival to New York’s Duane Reade in 2008, he began importing the Canadian chain’s beauty-retailing concepts that ultimately morphed into Look Boutique, which remains, according to retail experts, the most upscale mass market beauty concept in the business.

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October 13, 2019

What to Watch: Social Media Trends

L2 Think Tank’s eight predictions for 2013 include what’s hot (Pinterest) what’s losing relevance (Tumblr) and where you absolutely need to be (Facebook) in the coming year.

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October 13, 2019

Sneak Peek: Katie Holmes in Bobbi Brown Campaign

OK, we admit it, CEW Beauty Insider is slightly obsessed with Katie Holmes. So we just had to share a preview of her image in upcoming ads for her partnership with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Firms Jump on the Pinterest Bandwagon

David-Michel Davies is the Executive Director of The Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring Internet excellence. David-Michel spoke with Beauty Insider about which beauty companies best engage in Pinterest, slated to be one of the hottest social media networks in 2013.

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October 13, 2019

Laura Geller Beauty Celebrates Tengram Investment

Laura Geller has a lot to celebrate this year: Her cosmetics company recently received a cash infusion when Conn.-based Tengram Capital Partners made a substantial investment in her company. Industry sources estimate the company generates about $80 million in retail sales.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Booked: Bringing Beauty Services Online

Many of us have used opentable.com to make reservations for a meal or fandango.com to buy tickets to a movie, but how many of us have booked a beauty appointment online?

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October 13, 2019

HSN, Walgreens Execs Share Secrets to Success

Women like to play games.

So says Mindy Grossman, chief executive officer of HSN, who in a move to encourage consumers to visit the shopping site—without feeling pressured to buy something—introduced the HSN Arcade, a gaming portal for women that offers crossword, backgammon and solitaire among its dozens of game options.

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October 13, 2019

How Big Is Amazon in Beauty?

Amazon is making a big play towards beauty—and yes, even the prestige market. Here, Amazon’s Chance Wales explains how the site touches beauty across all of its business points.

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October 13, 2019

Kline Reports On What’s Next In Professional Nail

Sales of professional nail care products exploded 25 percent globally in 2012, according to Kline’s exclusive Professional Nail Care: Global Market Brief. The report closely examines the latest products, key trends, and emerging technologies triggering growth on the professional nail care scene. Compared to other beauty treatments, these services remain affordable indulgences, which are driving greater consumer demand.

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October 13, 2019

The Best Global Retail Concepts

The best retailers combine a mix of strategies to effectively connect with consumers: reinforce value, customize to the shopper, build emotional engagement. On Tuesday, WSL Strategic Retail’s Wendy Liebmann presented the best retail concepts at NRF’s 102nd Annual Convention and EXPO, Retail’s Big Show 2013. Here are a few of the innovative examples she’s seen from her travels, as well as what these retailers are doing to keep their customers coming back for more.

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October 13, 2019

Video To Replace Other Content Forms

Video is being pointed to as the go-to content format people will be wanting more of this year. With this in mind, Total Beauty Media Group commissioned research to find out how exactly they engage with video content, who is most likely to want it and how video makers can best win over consumers. Here, the top findings from Total Beauty’s report, What Women Watch.

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October 13, 2019

SpaFinder Wellness Reveals 2013 Trends

SpaFinder Wellness has released its Top 10 list of trends for 2013. One of the most resonant is the branding of wellness, or “Label-Conscious Fitness.” (See above advertisement for Flywheel, a popular indoor cycling fitness brand.) While it’s been around for decades, (think Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons and Charles Atlas, the latter of whom pioneered the branded-fitness craze) celeb fitness programs have exploded, driven by the media and fashion tastes, and are poised to get stronger as the global obesity rate increases. Here, SpaFinder Wellness’ other predictions.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Sample Sites: A Report Card

Forget “free gift with purchase,” today’s samples are the purchase! Beauty sampling service sites are gaining traction as consumers are opting to join these clubs for monthly fees in return for the chance to test out some of the hottest products on the market. Beauty Insider goes behind closed doors to tell you which sites are worth your time—and money.

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October 13, 2019

Ecommerce Sales to Plateau in 2013

Despite a stellar 2012—ecommerce sales soared 28 percent for the year—they may be ready to plateau in 2013, predicted Sucharita Mulpuru, vice president and principal analyst for Forrester Research.

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October 13, 2019

Top Mass Beauty Brands in Lipstick, Mascara, Anti-Age

Beauty Insider is looking forward to watching what’s in store for the mass beauty market in 2013. To keep a finger on the pulse of the industry, we’ll be tracking some the top performing vendors and brands in various categories throughout the year—and share the news with you. SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, reported the latest four-week sales figures ended Dec. 30 with sales including those in supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar chains. Here, Beauty Insider takes a close look at Facial Anti-Aging, Lipstick and Mascara—and a peek into Nail. Results exclude sales of private label products.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: Prestige Beauty Blossoms, Mass Inches Up

Prestige beauty continued to thrive in 2012 as U.S. sales in department stores for the year grew 7 percent to $10.2 billion versus 2011, a time period that saw some of the most robust beauty growth in 10 years. Meanwhile, mass beauty sales saw a modest 3 percent gain to $21.2 billion for the year, and predictions point to prestige outpacing mass beauty sales in 2013.

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October 13, 2019

What’s Next for Shellac?: CND’s Jan Arnold Elaborates

After a couple of incredibly strong years, how will the nail industry continue to expand? This year, said CND co-founder Jan Arnold, will be all about increased options. “For 2013, I see more choices for the consumer,” she predicted. “Be it color, style, or finding the right solution or service, it’s all about individual expression.”

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Buzz Words: What’s Hot? What’s Getting Hotter?

We like to think we have our finger on the pulse of what’s hot, but what will we be striving for in spa and wellness this time next year? SpaFinder Wellness has forecasted what should be on our radar and provided details to learn more about a select few.

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October 13, 2019

Have You Seen This Hermès Store?

Wendy Liebmann, founder and ceo of WSL Strategic Retail, travelled to Paris over the Holiday break where she visited “one of the most extraordinary retail design experiences in recent times.” Here, the lowdown on the Hermès store in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in her own words.

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October 13, 2019

2011 Data Shows “Thin” and “Without Wrinkles” is Preferred Aesthetic

Results from The International Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2011 has been released, surveying the number of surgical and non-surgical procedures performed that year by 31,894 board certified (or national equivalent) plastic surgeons. Released by The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) and compiled by Industry Insights’ Scott Hackworth, a CPA and research analyst who’s conducted research on trends in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for over 15 years, the survey reveals insights on some very busy doctors working to enhance and restore the beauty of their patients.

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October 13, 2019

Elements Flaunts International Flair

At their most recent Manhattan show held earlier this week, Elements Showcase again proved to be a wonderland of niche fragrance brands with international and point-of-difference flair. Taking up two floors at Skylight West’s Hudson Yards’ showroom building January 28 and 29, this winter’s event (Elements is held twice a year, the next NYC show is in the fall) saw a smattering of cosmetic brands, as well as hair companies. Overall, Elements, which premiered in January 2011, attracted about 3,000 visitors and featured 120 brands.

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October 13, 2019

Seen on the Scene

NPD’s annual Hot Off The Press event January 24 attracted more than 300 of beauty’s movers and shakers, each of whom got a peek at the industry’s first insights into 2012 global beauty performance in both mass and prestige. Hosted by CEW, Hot Off the Press also included comments from retail executives at Sephora and Walgreens. Here, a photomontage of who rubbed shoulders at one of the most anticipated events of the season.

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October 13, 2019

NPD Takes a Deep Dive Into Shopping Habits

Many industry leaders learned about beauty’s 2012 global results at NPD’s Hot Off the Press event January 24. But this evening’s event, also presented by CEW, called Trendspotting, The NPD Group’s Beauty Industry 2012 Year in Review, assures to provide fresh and original content.

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October 13, 2019

Estée Lauder: Premium Gets Focus

The future is luxurious.
For the second quarter ended Dec. 31, Estée Lauder saw that “the fastest growth came from the high end of our prestige portfolio,” said Fabrizio Freda, president and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Cos., on a conference call with analysts. “The affluent consumer is spending freely for products she desires,” he said. As a result, its luxury brands “are thriving.”

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October 13, 2019

Liquid Sands Through the Hourglass

Being touted as the next Shatter, OPI’s Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer (among the new limited edition Mariah Carey shades) is getting a promotional blitz from several beauty bloggers. Refinery29, for example, where Beauty Insider read about Liquid Sand first, links readers to an informational video on Youtube, which shows how to apply and remove the new asphalt-textured polish. Here, the video link, which at the time of this posting had collected more than 21,000 views.

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October 13, 2019

How Does Digital Influence Beauty Buys?

WSL/STRATEGIC RETAIL has identified four trends in how mobile affects beauty purchases. Here, an excerpt from their third edition of “From Buzz to Buy 3.0, Choose the Right Buzz to Impact Buying.”

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October 13, 2019

U.S. Looks East for Beauty Breakthroughs

Last year when Procter & Gamble moved its global skin care business unit to Singapore from Cincinnati, the beauty industry immediately perked up. And when the beauty giant subsequently named Deb Henretta as head of its global beauty business (her former role was overseeing P&G’s entire Asian portfolio) Deb cited the goal of bringing much of the passion and innovation Asian beauty to the U.S.

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October 13, 2019

Salary Matters

Yes, we all consider ourselves priceless. But in terms of our jobs, how does our salary compare with the market rate? How do our salary increases compare with what others are receiving? Are our benefits packages what we had hoped?

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October 13, 2019

Knock Knock, Your Nail Kit Has Arrived

The only monthly service that caters to the demand of nail art via home delivery, Nail Art Society looks to not only meet the needs of nail divas, but also turn a profit for the companies that participate in the site.

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October 13, 2019

Getting the Dirt on Oil

What used to be one of the biggest skincare “no-no’s” has now become the conduit to impeccable skin. Face oil has become the “it” product to help women achieve the results they haven’t been able to achieve with traditional moisturizers and face creams. But after years of being attributed to clogged pores and breakouts, how did companies such as Rodin, Clarins, Shu Uemura and Josie Moran convince consumers to shed any preconceived notions and actually oil up their faces?

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October 13, 2019

L2’s Scott Galloway, Maureen Mullen on Brands As Media Companies

Tuesday evening kicked off FIT’s first event of 2013 from the Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing and Management Master’s in Professional Studies Alumni Association titled: Brands As Media Companies. Presented by L2 Digital Think Tank’s Scott Galloway and Maureen Mullen, the event was held at the House of Bumble, and sponsored by The Estée Lauder Cos., and shared with dozens of brand employees (from Estée Lauder, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, to name a few) insights on today’s digital realm. Here, some of the most exciting data. (Photo Caption, from left: Frank Fronzo, The Estée Lauder Companies; Teril Turner, Bergdorf Goodman; Scott Galloway, Founder, L2 Digital Think Tank; Maureen Mullen, Research and Advisory Lead, L2 Digital Think Tank; Peter Lichtenthal, Global President Bumble and bumble and Smashbox; Carly Guerra, ELC & President F.I.T. CAFAA; Alex Fritsch Gil, The Estée Lauder Companies; Mark Polson, Vice President Creativity and Innovation, The Estée Lauder Companies.)

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October 13, 2019

How (and where) To Go Global If You’re a Retailer

Over the past three years, global retailing has indeed escalated—proven by many of the world’s largest retailers who are experiencing most of their growth from international markets, among them Walmart and Tesco, a U.K. based-grocer that’s been testing new beauty formats. But breaking onto foreign soil isn’t easy, and begins with translating one’s brand’s culture into other languages and formats. Retailers considering such initiatives need to pay attention to the local laws, the competition, possible supply chain obstacles and regional tastes.

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October 13, 2019

Nail Mag Hits Newsstands

Nail It!, the very first consumer magazine focusing on all aspects of nails, hits newsstands today.

Dedicated to bringing readers the latest nail trends, readers will find Nail It! packed with articles on nail art, celebrity styles, tips for nail health and wellness, and how nails fit into their overall appearance. For the debut issue’s cover story, Nail It! presents a trend pictorial over six pages on how to take push pale polish to street chic measures (see story pics above). While nails are the focus of the magazine, columns will also include overall beauty tips, including hair and makeup, as well as trending fashion and accessories.

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October 13, 2019

What’s Missing in Beauty?

NPD’s Marshal Cohen explains what the beauty industry should strive for in 2013 and beyond.

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October 13, 2019

Celeb Deals Boost Sales Prior to Ad Launches

Hair care brands Living Proof and Alterna are already reaping the benefits of signing celebs to endorse their products, even before ads have hit magazines, signaling the power of word of mouth and social media on such collaborations.

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October 13, 2019

NYFW Makeup Trends

Makeup artists Tom Pecheux and Romy Soleiman, along with nail mavens Michelle Saunders and Deborah Lippmann talk fall trends.

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October 13, 2019

Hair Happenings @ NYFW

Peter Gray, Bob Racine, Orlando Pita talk hair trends from New York Fashion Week.

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October 13, 2019

What Makeup Will You Be Wearing This Year?

Predicting what consumers will be gravitating towards in 2013 doesn’t take a crystal ball—just a friendly chat with some of beauty’s movers and shakers. And Bluemercury’s Marla Malcolm Beck was a welcome volunteer to talk about what she’s expecting will sell this year.

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October 13, 2019

NPD: Key Beauty Points To Consider

Karen Grant, Vice President, Global Beauty Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, discusses why fragrance’s big players should take note of the growth being made by niche players, as well as the role premium-priced products are playing in prestige beauty.

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October 13, 2019

Avon Outlines Plans for Fragrance, Skin Care and Color

Avon wants the world to see it differently.
As the company moves forward with efficiencies and cost-cutting programs, it has also been redefining and fortifying beauty brands, according to Sheri McCoy, Avon’s Chief Executive Officer, speaking at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York [CAGNY] conference last week.

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October 13, 2019

Lacquerous: Beauty’s Nail Polish Rental Service

How do you get a prestige product in the hands of a consumer not necessarily willing to make a pricey investment? Rent it to them!

Lacquerous, the newly-launched online nail polish rental club based out of Manhattan, hit a chord with consumers two months ago when it announced plans to launch a site renting out bottles of nail polish from luxe brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Tom Ford and NARS. The members-only site instantly received international attention and reaped more than 3,000 global member requests practically overnight. In fact, demand was so high the startup continues to struggle to keep up.

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October 13, 2019

Target Canada’s Beauty Plans

Target Canada is readying for expansion. Beginning this month, the mass-market retailer will roll out an estimated 124 newly revamped stores throughout 2013, complete with updated beauty sections. Most of the stores are a result of the 189 Zellers leases Target purchased in 2011. In addition to these locations, Target has also confirmed it will be bringing stores to Morrison Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario and Laval Central in Laval, Quebec. The stores’ debut will begin in Toronto, with 20 new units opening in March. Expansion will head west, then return east to Quebec by the end of the year.

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October 13, 2019

Mass Beauty 2012: A Category Overview

The good, the bad and the ugly. The mass beauty industry saw it all in 2012.

According to data compiled by SymphonyIRI Group, led by Larry Levin, Executive General Manager, Consumer Insights, mass beauty grew to more than $21 billion in 2012, up 2.6 percent, or nearly $600 million in sales growth.

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October 13, 2019

Top 10 Nail Art Blogs

With E!’s Mani-Cam in full force at both the SAG Awards and the Oscars, along with a slew of new books about nail art and a documentary on the same subject called NAILgasm, interest in creative manicures is at an all-time high. For ongoing inspiration, check out Beauty Insider’s favorite nail art blogs from around the world.

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October 13, 2019

Who’s Digitally Smart in Hair Care?

L2 Think Tank has taken a deep dive into the Digital IQ of one of Beauty Insider favorite categories: Hair Care. The overall message? Save for a few key players, hair care brands in both the mass and salon arenas need to step up their game. What isn’t working? The typical recipe of celebrity spokespersons + TV ads + print ads to support hefty launch loads. L2 sees this as a “media arms race that erodes margins.” Success stories, L2 points out, limit traditional media and retail channels, both of which L2 said “are in structural decline.” Here, key learnings from the study.

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October 13, 2019

Who's Digitally Smart in Hair Care?

L2 Think Tank has taken a deep dive into the Digital IQ of one of Beauty Insider favorite categories: Hair Care. The overall message? Save for a few key players, hair care brands in both the mass and salon arenas need to step up their game. What isn’t working? The typical recipe of celebrity spokespersons + TV ads + print ads to support hefty launch loads. L2 sees this as a “media arms race that erodes margins.” Success stories, L2 points out, limit traditional media and retail channels, both of which L2 said “are in structural decline.” Here, key learnings from the study.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty Inc: Retail Issue

The March issue of Beauty Inc is available today! The issue delves into all things retail, said the magazine’s editor, Jenny B. Fine, from how major players such as Target and Amazon are calibrating their beauty strategies, to the coolest new lifestyle stores that celebrate community as much as commerce. Here, five key insights from the issue.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty’s Must-See?: The Clinique Experience Bar

It’s been out since summer 2012, but the excitement around the Clinique Experience Bar hasn’t waned a bit, said Wendy Liebmann, founder and ceo of WSL Strategic Retail.

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October 13, 2019

Beauty's Must-See?: The Clinique Experience Bar

It’s been out since summer 2012, but the excitement around the Clinique Experience Bar hasn’t waned a bit, said Wendy Liebmann, founder and ceo of WSL Strategic Retail.

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October 13, 2019

All About Face

The seasons are about to swap: Come March 21 it officially becomes spring! So what are women using to care for their face when unpredictable weather —one day it’s freezing, then it’s mild, not to mention all the artificial heat—is the norm?

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October 13, 2019

CEW Names Eco Beauty Award Finalists

CEW has announced the finalists for the 2013 Eco Beauty Award, honoring products that have moved toward the goal of sustainability. “It’s a great vehicle to send a message out how manufacturers and brands can be successful and manufacture products in a sustainable fashion,” said Cosimo Policastro, executive vice president for fine fragrances at Givaudan, which spearheaded the creation of the award and sponsors it. “It recognizes exemplary behavior.”

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October 13, 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: Makeup Brushes

Beauty Insider loves a good infographic, one that tells us at-a-glance what we’re supposed to know in a clear, concise and yes, attractive, way. We came across this one from The Beauty Company (TBC), which gauges the importance of the makeup brush based on data collected from nearly 1,000 female beauty consumers on their thoughts, impressions and feedback on these fabulous beauty staples.

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October 13, 2019

Ulta Reports Strong Fourth Quarter, Stock Falls On Poor Q1 Guidance

While Ulta Beauty ended 2012 with a big finish, the company’s stock fell 14.23% percent to $74.14 at the close of trading Friday. Analyst reaction to news that Ulta is forecasting earnings of $.60-$.63 on sales of $568 million to $577 million for its first quarter, below the $.72 a share on earnings of $580 million, sent the stock downward.

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October 13, 2019

Fekkai Launches ‘Privileged Hair’ Campaign

Now appearing in March beauty and lifestyle magazines is a new campaign for Frédéric Fekkai hair care products, one that uses the term ‘Privileged Hair’ in its tagline. Here, Chandra Coleman Harris, Global Fekkai Brand Manager, discusses the strategy.

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October 13, 2019

GlamGlow: Sephora Hit, Hollywood Fave

What could be more fun than watching a beauty brand achieve mass appeal—and attracting investment suitors at the same time?
That’s pretty much the run for GlamGlow, which has earned some major bragging rights in just 18 months in the retail realm. LA-based GlamGlow consists of just two sku’s: Youth-Mud Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask, formulated to brighten dull skin in 10 minutes, and Super-Mud, a blemish-clearing mask. Already, Super-Mud ranks as one of Sephora’s top performing “Hot Now” skincare brands of all time—and the brand only entered the chain in October.

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October 13, 2019

Brand to Watch: Amore Pacific

AmorePacific’s U.S. President and Chief Executive Officer, Bradley Horowitz, is looking to make the $3 billion global corporation a bit better known in the U.S., most notably by raising awareness of the flagship AmorePacific skincare brand through retail partnerships and sampling, and by replicating the high-end customer service and technology used in its eponymous Soho spa.

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October 13, 2019

Cancer Survivors Get Support from ‘Beauty With Benefits’

A collaboration between one of the major beauty retailers and the beauty industry’s leading trade organization looks to benefit and help raise awareness for Cancer and Careers (CAC), a program of the CEW Foundation that supports men and women balancing work and cancer.

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October 13, 2019

Prestige Beauty Sales Rise in February

February sales of prestige beauty items in U.S. department stores inched up 3% to $799 million, according to NPD Group. Sales of fragrances, representing 25% of prestige beauty dollars, stayed flat versus the previous year. Skincare, representing 35% of prestige beauty sales, grew 4%. Makeup, representing the lion’s share of the prestige beauty business at 40%, grew 3%.

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October 13, 2019

Lean In: Not For Women Only

Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, offers advice for women in every stage of their careers in her book Lean In.