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July 6, 2012

Several intertwined factors are fueling the mass nail care market, and according to a new report by Packaged Facts, the growth of do-it-yourself nail products is expected to continue despite an uptick in professional nail services.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Several intertwined factors are fueling the mass nail care market, and according to a new report by Packaged Facts, the growth of do-it-yourself nail products is expected to continue despite an uptick in professional nail services.

SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, reported that sales of nail care products grew 26% for the 52 weeks ended April 15 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart). Nail polish sales, in particular, grew about 43% during that time.

July 3, 2012

British firm Dreadnought has launched a beard-reducing shaving line exclusively for American men.

LONDON — British firm Dreadnought has launched a beard-reducing shaving line exclusively for American men.

Dreadnought launched in America on June 12 with a preshave oil, shaving cream, post-shave balm, travel sized “Avenger” shaving brush, “Spartan” double edge safety razor and silver technology antiperspirant deodorant. The brand’s tagline: “The Ultimate Shaving Experience For Real American Men.”

June 24, 2012

What’s the buzz in beauty? Walking the NACDS Marketplace show floor, there is definitely more of the same old same old, but DSN beauty expert Antoinette Alexander found several products she thinks will make the cut.

What’s the buzz in beauty? Walking the NACDS Marketplace show floor, there is definitely more of the same old same old, but DSN beauty expert Antoinette Alexander found several products she thinks will make the cut.

June 21, 2012

Bold, creative, daring and hot. Those are the words that come to mind when I think of nail polish.


Bold, creative, daring and hot. Those are the words that come to mind when I think of nail polish.


Nail polish continues to be the rock star of the beauty world, showing double-digit growth and no signs of slowing. 
According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of nail polish rose nearly 43% to more than $528 million for the 52 weeks ended April 15 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


April 4, 2012

Miami Dolphins runningback Reggie Bush is jumping into the entrepreneurial arena as a partner in Barc, an indie men's grooming line whose flagship product is Bump Down razor bump treatment.

NEW YORK — Miami Dolphins runningback Reggie Bush is jumping into the entrepreneurial arena as a partner in Barc, an indie men's grooming line whose flagship product is Bump Down razor bump treatment. The football star also will serve as the national spokesman for the brand.

March 22, 2012

Electric razor brand Philips Norelco has developed a new line of PowerTouch shavers that feature the versatility of shaving wet or dry.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Electric razor brand Philips Norelco has developed a new line of PowerTouch shavers that feature the versatility of shaving wet or dry.

"The reality is that 9-out-of-10 men now use grooming products of some kind,” stated Kristi Crump, marketing director of personal care at Philips Consumer Lifestyle. "Philips Norelco's PowerTouch shavers are designed for the guy who is looking for a quick and convenient way to improve his daily shaving experience — wet or dry."

March 7, 2012

Essie Cosmetics has announced that it again will join forces with Toms on April 10 to support "One Day Without Shoes," Toms' global campaign to raise awareness of the millions of children at risk for disease and infection as they grow up without shoes.

NEW YORK — Essie Cosmetics has announced that it again will join forces with Toms on April 10 to support "One Day Without Shoes," Toms' global campaign to raise awareness of the millions of children at risk for disease and infection as they grow up without shoes.

A special limited edition nail color, Essie Barefoot in Blue, has been designed to encourage people to go barefoot with can't-miss toes.

February 17, 2012

Church & Dwight’s Nair has developed a line of hair removal creams and waxes for the body and face that are inspired by the hair removal and skin care secrets of Brazil.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Church & Dwight’s Nair has developed a line of hair removal creams and waxes for the body and face that are inspired by the hair removal and skin care secrets of Brazil. The new products, which are in midst of hitting retail shelves with full distribution expected by March, include: Brazilian Spa Clay Shower Power hair removal cream ($9.99), Brazilian Spa Clay Roll-On wax ($10.49), Brazilian Spa Clay Sensitive Face hair removal cream ($4.99) and Precision Face Roll-On wax kit ($7.99). 


February 17, 2012

Men’s body grooming has grown in popularity, especially among the younger generation, resulting in growth in the men’s grooming/shaving scissors segment at mass.

Men’s body grooming has grown in popularity, especially among the younger generation, resulting in growth in the men’s grooming/shaving scissors segment at mass. According to data from SymphonyIRI Group, the category grew nearly 26% 
to more than $103 million for the 12 weeks ended Jan. 22 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart). The segment will likely continue to grow as manufacturers develop new innovative products, such as Clio Designs’ Hypergroom Body Groomer, a triple blade, battery-operated body groomer.

 

 

February 8, 2012

For the first time ever, Gillette Venus and Olay are coming together to deliver a new standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor.

CINCINNATI — For the first time ever, Gillette Venus and Olay are coming together to deliver a new standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor.

February 8, 2012

While many men report using some sort of grooming product, there still is a significant opportunity in facial skin care for men, according to a new study by market research firm NPD Group.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.  — While many men report using some sort of grooming product, there still is a significant opportunity in facial skin care for men, according to a new study by market research firm NPD Group.

February 7, 2012

Red Carpet Manicure has announced that its at-home gel manicure system, Red Carpet Manicure, will be showcased at the Grammy Gift Lounge in Los Angeles on Feb. 9 to 11, where performers and presenters of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will have an opportunity to indulge in the hottest nail art.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Red Carpet Manicure has announced that its at-home gel manicure system, Red Carpet Manicure, will be showcased at the Grammy Gift Lounge in Los Angeles on Feb. 9 to 11, where performers and presenters of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will have an opportunity to indulge in the hottest nail art.

A team of celebrity manicurists will be on-site with Red Carpet Manicure’s “Amore 24,” an exclusive 24-karat gold nail polish, to treat Grammy presenters and performers.

February 6, 2012

Reckitt Benckiser’s depilatory brand Veet has inked a year-long partnership with celebrity ballroom dancing pro and TV personality Cheryl Burke.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Reckitt Benckiser’s depilatory brand Veet has inked a year-long partnership with celebrity ballroom dancing pro and TV personality Cheryl Burke.

The deal marks the highest-profile celebrity endorsement in the brand's history and reflects the brand's emphasis on revitalizing its beauty and lifestyle positioning through a strategic partnership. 

February 1, 2012

Schick is touting a disposable razor that features a handle made of 100% recycled plastic, in addition to 100% post-consumer paper in its packaging.

SHELTON, Conn. — Schick is touting a disposable razor that features a handle made of 100% recycled plastic, in addition to 100% post-consumer paper in its packaging.

Available for both men and women, Schick Xtreme3 Eco, the company said, will save more than 103,000 lb.s of virgin plastic material and 15,500 lbs. of virgin paper from going into landfills each year through the use of the recyclable materials.

January 25, 2012

Church & Dwight’s Nair has developed a line of hair removal creams and waxes for the body and face that are inspired by the hair removal and skin care secrets of Brazil.

NEW YORK — Church & Dwight’s Nair has developed a line of hair removal creams and waxes for the body and face that are inspired by the hair removal and skin care secrets of Brazil.

The new products, which are in midst of hitting retail shelves with full distribution expected by March, are infused with mineral-rich clay and natural extracts for spa-smooth skin that is promised to last.

The new products include:

January 25, 2012

Hitting select Walmart locations is the new Piggy Paint nail polish for little girls.

NEW YORK — Hitting select Walmart locations is the new Piggy Paint nail polish for little girls.

The water-based, nontoxic, odorless, hypoallergenic and nonflammable nail polish is designed to deliver the thrills of a "big girl" manicure without harsh chemical ingredients or dizzying fumes.

There are five Piggy Paint SKUs that are being launched at the end of January in more than 1,400 Walmart stores across the United States. The kits retail for $3.98 and up.

January 20, 2012

New products and innovation helped drive sales of depilatories. According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of depilatories rose more than 15% to $23.4 million for the most recent 12 weeks ended Nov. 27 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


New products and innovation helped drive sales of depilatories. According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of depilatories rose more than 15% to $23.4 million for the most recent 12 weeks ended Nov. 27 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


Olay recently entered the segment with its new Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo, a two-step system to remove unwanted facial hair. Earlier in 2011, Veet launched its Ready-to-Use Hair Removal Wax Strips For Face & Body and also reformulated its Veet Fast Acting creams for normal and sensitive skin.

 

 

January 19, 2012

Ethnic hair care brand Dr. Miracle’s has introduced its new Curl Care by Dr. Miracle’s, its first-ever specialty collection designed specifically to treat and maintain kinky, curly and wavy hair.

NEW YORK — Ethnic hair care brand Dr. Miracle’s has introduced its new Curl Care by Dr. Miracle’s, its first-ever specialty collection designed specifically to treat and maintain kinky, curly and wavy hair.

A new trend is in the air: Texture is taking over. With more than 50% of African-American women no longer chemically relaxing their hair, and the multicultural community embracing their curly hair textures, the need for treatment and styling products designed to preserve and enhance one’s natural hair is at an all-time high.

January 10, 2012

Schick, an Energizer Personal Care brand, has announced that it will debut a new custom power razor designed to reduce irritation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

SHELTON, Conn. — Schick, an Energizer Personal Care brand, has announced that it will debut a new custom power razor designed to reduce irritation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Schick Hydro Power Select wet shave razor, on shelves beginning in January 2012, features three vibration settings, easy-to-read indicators and a one-touch control button.

December 14, 2011

Sally Hansen, a Coty beauty brand, is launching in spring 2012 its new Simply Smooth hair remover and Zero Bumps bikini spray.

NEW YORK — Sally Hansen, a Coty beauty brand, is launching in spring 2012 its new Simply Smooth hair remover and Zero Bumps bikini spray.

The Simply Smooth hair remover is a water-resistant formula that works while you complete your regular shower routine for a mess-free hair removal process. The depilatory cream features an exclusive odorless technology.

December 13, 2011

NYC New York Color, a Coty beauty brand, is rolling out several new lip products for spring 2012, including its new City Duet 2-in-1 Split lipstick, which features two shades in a single bullet.

NEW YORK  — NYC New York Color, a Coty beauty brand, is rolling out several new lip products for spring 2012, including its new City Duet 2-in-1 Split lipstick, which features two shades in a single bullet.

The lipstick offers two lip colors in one so beauty mavens can choose a single shade or blend both complementary hues for a radiant effect. The new Split lipstick, which is priced at $2.99 each, comes in such shades as The Vintage Pinks, The Madison Bronzes and The Empire Lilacs.

December 12, 2011

Energizer Personal Care is launching in January its new Schick Hydro Silk razor, which marks Schick’s first five-blade razor for women.

SHELTON, Conn. — Energizer Personal Care is launching in January its new Schick Hydro Silk razor, which marks Schick’s first five-blade razor for women.

The razor, which is the result of seven years of research and hundreds of focus groups, is a combination of technology that delivers a proprietary water-activated moisturizing serum that hydrates skin with each shaving stroke, coupled with patented five-curve sensing blades and skin guards that protect and care for sensitive skin.

December 5, 2011

Recent research indicates that there is a growing natural hair trend among African-American women in the United States, with a shift from relaxed to natural becoming so common that it has sparked growth of those hair care products that help hair “transition.”


Recent research indicates that there is a growing natural hair trend among African-American women in the United States, with a shift from relaxed to natural becoming so common that it has sparked growth of those hair care products that help hair “transition.”


The trend is evident in looking at sales of hair relaxer kits at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart). According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of hair relaxer kits slipped more than 7% for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 30.


November 30, 2011

Coty’s Sally Hansen beauty brand is gearing up for spring 2012 with an array of new nail color products that promise high-impact bling, diamond strength and a porcelain-smooth finish.

NEW YORK — Coty’s Sally Hansen beauty brand is gearing up for spring 2012 with an array of new nail color products that promise high-impact bling, diamond strength and a porcelain-smooth finish.

Beauty mavens who want nails with high-impact bling will love Gem Crush Nail Color. The new nail color promises to deliver full-coverage, high-intensity glitter for a multidimensional manicure that glimmers. The collection will be available in eight shades, priced at $6.95 each.

November 29, 2011

The Art of Shaving, a Procter & Gamble brand, has introduced a follow-up campaign to its "The Brotherhood of Shaving" campaign, which shows off the individual lifestyle approaches to a man's daily shaving ritual.

MIAMI — The Art of Shaving, a Procter & Gamble brand, has introduced a follow-up campaign to its "The Brotherhood of Shaving" campaign, which shows off the individual lifestyle approaches to a man's daily shaving ritual.