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August 21, 2012

Goody, a maker of hair accessories and styling tools, has taken its Simple Styles line to the next level with the new Clip-Ins hair jewelry extensions set to launch in the fall.

ATLANTA — Goody, a maker of hair accessories and styling tools, has taken its Simple Styles line to the next level with the new Clip-Ins hair jewelry extensions set to launch in the fall.

The new Clip-Ins are the next generation to the trend of women wearing dangling extension hair accessories: feathers, colored hair, chains.  Featuring silver, gold or hematite chains and adorned with charms or jewels, these clip-in accessories can add sparkle to any style.   

August 15, 2012

Max Performance is the name of the new work glove from category leader MidWest.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — Max Performance is the name of the new work glove from category leader MidWest.

The company announced the new product introduction this week and design enhancements to the Max Performance line illustrate just how far the category of work gloves has progressed.

The new product features a suede leather palm with padded palm patches, a spandex back, fourchette finger design and an elastic wrist, all of which are designed to provide a form-fitting, high performance product.

August 14, 2012

Coty has announced the introduction of the new Adidas personal care line for men, which is available exclusively at Walmart.

NEW YORK — Coty has announced the introduction of the new Adidas personal care line for men, which is available exclusively at Walmart.

The Adidas Personal Care for Men Collection is designed to keep up with the modern man’s active lifestyle and is available across four product segments:

Body wash ($3.47): The Adidas Hair & Body 3 provides triple-action results: It cleanses, refreshes and conditions. It is available in three After Sport, Extra Fresh and Active Start scents.

July 31, 2012

Revlon, which recently added the Pure Ice brand to its portfolio, posted a 4.6% boost in U.S. net sales during the second quarter, due in large part to higher sales of Revlon color cosmetics.

NEW YORK — Revlon, which recently added the Pure Ice brand to its portfolio, posted a 4.6% boost in U.S. net sales during the second quarter, due in large part to higher sales of Revlon color cosmetics.

In the United States, net sales totaled $203.9 million, up 4.6% when compared with $194.9 million in the year-ago period.

Total net sales rose 1.7% to $357.1 million, fueled by higher sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics and Revlon ColorSilk hair color. Excluding foreign currency fluctuations of $9 million, net sales increased 4.2%.

July 25, 2012

Coty CEO Bernd Beetz is retiring from the beauty company, effective Aug. 1, and will be succeeded by Michele Scannavini, who has been president of Coty Prestige for the past decade.

NEW YORK — Coty CEO Bernd Beetz is retiring from the beauty company, effective Aug. 1, and will be succeeded by Michele Scannavini, who has been president of Coty Prestige for the past decade.

Beetz will remain on the Coty board as a nonexecutive director. In this role he will continue to share his experience and contribute to a smooth leadership transition supporting Scannavini.

July 16, 2012

Tattoo Goo recently introduced an incremental traffic-driving opportunity with its body art aftercare kit of the same name.

Tattoo Goo recently introduced an incremental traffic-driving opportunity with its body art aftercare kit of the same name. Tattoos no longer are taboo as more than 12 million adults sport permanent body art, including 25% of those between the ages of 30 and 39 years, and 12% of those between the ages of 40 and 49 years. 


Today’s aftercare protocol has the recently inked reaching for A+D ointment. But Tattoo Goo, which estimates the total market may exceed $100 million, fields not only its aftercare regimen but also a maintenance oil to prevent fading.

June 29, 2012

Coty has filed to raise as much as $700 million in an initial public offering.

NEW YORK — Coty has filed to raise as much as $700 million in an initial public offering. The filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission comes about a month after the beauty company dropped its bid for Avon because of Avon’s “delay and unwillingness to engage in discussions.”

In the filing, Coty told the SEC that it intends to list the Class A common stock on either the NASDAQ or the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COTY.” Coty did not reveal how many shares it plans to sell or their expected price.

June 20, 2012

Hair care brand Curls, which is geared toward the multicultural and ethnic market, has announced the launch of its new cocktail line of hair care products, each formulated to address a different issue that those with naturally curly hair may experience.

LOS ANGELES — Hair care brand Curls, which is geared toward the multicultural and ethnic market, has announced the launch of its new cocktail line of hair care products, each formulated to address a different issue that those with naturally curly hair may experience.

June 8, 2012

Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

LOS ANGELES — Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

Khroma Beauty aims to offer products at affordable pricing with how-to insider and behind-the-scenes tips provided by the Kardashians and their make-up artists via Twitter and YouTube.

May 9, 2012

Unilever has tapped model, producer, television host and designer Heidi Klum to help launch its new Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy line of nourishing shampoos and conditioners. Klum will star in the 360-brand campaign including TV, print and digital, beginning in May.

NEW YORK — Unilever has tapped model, producer, television host and designer Heidi Klum to help launch its new Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy line of nourishing shampoos and conditioners. Klum will star in the 360-brand campaign including TV, print and digital, beginning in May.

April 26, 2012

Beauty company Revlon announced on Thursday first-quarter sales results, which benefited from higher net sales of Revlon color cosmetics and Revlon ColorSilk hair color, as well as the inclusion of sales from SinfulColors.

NEW YORK — Beauty company Revlon announced on Thursday first-quarter sales results, which benefited from higher net sales of Revlon color cosmetics and Revlon ColorSilk hair color, as well as the inclusion of sales from SinfulColors.

April 13, 2012

Beauty is increasingly extending beyond the shelf thanks to greater interactivity between the virtual and beauty worlds. 


Beauty is increasingly extending beyond the shelf thanks to greater interactivity between the virtual and beauty worlds. 


March 21, 2012

Coty has announced that the new Beyoncé Pulse Summer Edition fragrance, the new addition to the Beyoncé Parfums collection, will be on counters this spring.

NEW YORK — Coty has announced that the new Beyoncé Pulse Summer Edition fragrance, the new addition to the Beyoncé Parfums collection, will be on counters this spring.

A lighter and fresher rendition of the original Pulse eau de parfum, Pulse Summer Edition’s orchestra of fruity and floral notes makes it an ideal scent for the warm, joyful, flirty summer months.

March 12, 2012

The new Revlon brand QuietPro hair dryer aims to deliver all the power of a leading hair dryer with half of the noise.

NEW YORK — The new Revlon brand QuietPro hair dryer aims to deliver all the power of a leading hair dryer with half of the noise.
 
With its U-shaped end cap design, airflow is increased resulting in a reported 50% faster dry time. The vertical mounted centrifugal fan makes this possible by maximizing speed and using energy efficient technology.
 
The Revlon QuietPro comes in two finishes: raspberry and teal. It will be available at Wal-Mart and Ulta stores in March with a suggested retail price ranging from $29.99 to $34.99.

February 22, 2012

Recent research conducted by Procter & Gamble’s Gillette reveals that facial hair styling is a common practice undertaken by nearly 40% of men in North America and that this process is critical in defining their look.

Recent research conducted by Procter & Gamble’s Gillette reveals that facial hair styling is a common practice undertaken by nearly 40% of men in North America and that this process is critical in defining their look. Most of these men purchase a myriad of products, including scissors, trimmers and razors, to tackle what they consider to be a complicated and frustrating grooming process. Enter the new Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler.

February 17, 2012

Beauty company Revlon posted a 4.5% sales gain in 2011, driven in part by its acquisition of Sinful Colors and higher sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics, and Revlon ColorSilk hair color.

NEW YORK — Beauty company Revlon posted a 4.5% sales gain in 2011, driven in part by its acquisition of Sinful Colors and higher sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics, and Revlon ColorSilk hair color.

“2011 was a year of many notable achievements. We delivered net sales growth of 4.5% and sustained highly competitive operating income margins. We delivered our fourth consecutive year of positive free cash flow and we improved our capital structure by refinancing and reducing our net debt,” stated Revlon president and CEO Alan T. Ennis.

January 13, 2012

Actress Kristen Stewart will be the face of the newest Balenciaga fragrance for women to be revealed in fall 2012.

PARIS — Actress Kristen Stewart will be the face of the newest Balenciaga fragrance for women to be revealed in fall 2012. Kristen Stewart follows Charlotte Gainsbourg who has represented Balenciaga Paris, the first fragrance, since 2010.

The fragrance is part of the Coty Prestige brand portfolio.

January 10, 2012

Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase, a line created specifically for the mass market that launched in early 2011, is offering a Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to New York Fashion Week.

NEW YORK — Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase, a line created specifically for the mass market that launched in early 2011, is offering a Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to New York Fashion Week.

Beauty mavens are encouraged to visit the brand’s Facebook page and choose their favorite diffusion line fashion designer for a chance to win. The winner will attend a fashion show at Lincoln Center, receive a consultation with a celebrity stylist and receive a two-night stay at the Empire Hotel.

January 6, 2012

The Global Market Development Center earlier this week announced the association will be "flip-flopping" its two annual marketing conferences with the Health Beauty Wellness event moving to a spring time frame and General Merchandise event moving to a fall time frame, beginning in 2013.

NEW YORK — The Global Market Development Center earlier this week announced the association will be "flip-flopping" its two annual marketing conferences with the Health Beauty Wellness event moving to a spring time frame and General Merchandise event moving to a fall time frame, beginning in 2013.

December 7, 2011

GoldToe Moretz last week announced the launch of a new SoleUtion socks line for men and women that provides enhanced comfort and overall foot and leg well-being.

NEWTON, N.C. — GoldToe Moretz last week announced the launch of a new SoleUtion socks line for men and women that provides enhanced comfort and overall foot and leg well-being. Dress and casual SoleUtion styles range in price points from $8 and $16, and currently are available online.

The company, however, is targeting a launch in the drug channel.
 
The SoleUtion line features mild, moderate and firm compression choices; crew and quarter profile choices; and non-­binding tops to help circulation.

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 17, 2011

MidWest has introduced a new ladies garden glove that features a clear gripping surface.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — MidWest has introduced a new ladies garden glove that features a clear gripping surface.

New MidWest invisible gripper ladies garden glove features a floral print pattern design and a knit wrist that keeps dirt out.

November 10, 2011

Xcel Brands has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with The Cloudbreak Group to develop, manufacture and distribute fragrance, bath and body, home fragrance and other related beauty products for the Isaac Mizrahi New York brand.

NEW YORK — Xcel Brands has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with The Cloudbreak Group to develop, manufacture and distribute fragrance, bath and body, home fragrance and other related beauty products for the Isaac Mizrahi New York brand.

The signature fragrance will debut in fall 2012, launching in finer department stores domestically and in multiple International markets.

November 9, 2011

Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer American Apparel is expanding its beauty portfolio with the launch of its first line of lip glosses.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer American Apparel is expanding its beauty portfolio with the launch of its first line of lip glosses.

The company is adding nine shades of gloss to its palette of Made in USA beauty products. The nine colors feature names that evoke an array of facets of the American Apparel experience, such as Legalize LA, a bright red using the slogan of the company's call for immigration reform, and Pantytime, an apricot-toned pink named after American Apparel's yearly celebration of all things underwear.

October 19, 2011

Hair care brand Living Proof, which is sold at such retailers as Sephora and Ulta, has launched its latest breakthrough in hair care: Restore.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hair care brand Living Proof, which is sold at such retailers as Sephora and Ulta, has launched its latest breakthrough in hair care: Restore.

"Restore really challenges the status-quo. It is a solution that addresses the causes of dryness and damage, offering immediate and long-term benefits, without oils and silicones," Living Proof co-founder and CEO Jon Flint said. "Living Proof aims to solve the toughest beauty problems. We're not satisfied with offering just a quick fix."