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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).


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.

December 13, 2011

The Ardell brand of faux eyelashes has announced that it is launching new lash styles for spring 2012.

LOS ANGELES — The Ardell brand of faux eyelashes has announced that it is launching new lash styles for spring 2012.

For years, professional makeup artists have been applying multiple pairs of faux lashes to achieve a dramatically lush look. Enter the new Ardell Double Up Lashes, a new innovation in faux lash strips featuring two times the lashes than a standard strip lash. The bottom lash adds fullness and the top lash adds flare. Ardell Double Up Lashes will be available in six styles with a suggested retail price of  $6.99 at drug stores in January.

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.

October 11, 2011

Gel manicures are one of the more popular salon services in the professional market, and now beauty mavens can create the look at home — for a fraction of the price — thanks to several new innovations hitting the mass market.

Gel manicures are one of the more popular salon services in the professional market, and now beauty mavens can create the look at home — for a fraction of the price — thanks to several new innovations hitting the mass market. As a result, the nail color segment at mass is likely to experience continued growth.


After years of lackluster sales, nail color has, and continues to be, a shining star at mass with sales experiencing double-digit gains. Now, several manufacturers are launching at-home gel polish to further drive sales and bring the salon experience home.


September 12, 2011


The opportunity across insoles continues to be a direct appeal to that female shopper.


The opportunity across insoles continues to be a direct appeal to that female shopper. Manufacturers have long acknowledged that the female head-of-household historically has been the primary purchaser in this category, even when most of the insole products were skewed decidedly toward fitting within a man’s shoe.


September 7, 2011

Red Carpet Manicure is bringing the professional salon experience to the mass market with its new at-home LED gel polish manicure and pedicure system.

NEW YORK — Red Carpet Manicure is bringing the professional salon experience to the mass market with its new at-home LED gel polish manicure and pedicure system.

Launching nationwide at Ulta in early September, Red Carpet Manicure officially unveiled the innovative gel nail polish system to beauty editors at a press event Wednesday in New York.

A full system costs $57.94 or just $2.90 each for 20 at-home applications compared with an average of $40 for each professional application in a salon.

The brand launch includes:

June 20, 2011

Nail color continues to be a rock star in the beauty aisle, as many women have forgone the pricey salon and embraced the do-it-yourself trend, and as manufacturers increasingly launch innovative nail products.


Nail color continues to be a rock star in the beauty aisle, as many women have forgone the pricey salon and embraced the do-it-yourself trend, and as manufacturers increasingly launch innovative nail products.


“Lending a strong hand to the success of the makeup category was nail polishes, which [were] up by 20.4% in 2010 due to new product activity ad­apted to achieving at-home salon results and easy application,” consulting and research firm Kline & Co. recently stated in its Cosmetics & Toiletries USA 2010 report.


April 19, 2011

Consumers now can purchase Butter London products, including nail lacquers, nail treatments and pedicure essentials, in all 390 Ulta stores nationwide, the manufacturer has announced.

SEATTLE — Consumers now can purchase Butter London products, including nail lacquers, nail treatments and pedicure essentials, in all 390 Ulta stores nationwide, the manufacturer has announced.

Founded in 2005, Butter London's lacquers are inspired by runway trends, Great Britain and rock and roll. The products are formulated without the use of such harmful ingredients as formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate and parabens.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Coty’s Sally Hansen brand is looking to take the nail category to a new level with its Salon Effects real nail polish strips.


The strips offer DBP, toluene and formaldehyde-free nail looks that have no dry time and promise to last up to 10 days. Users simply peel, apply, file and go. The strips can be removed with nail polish remover. Each kit, priced at $9.99, includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/buffer and instructions.


The collection includes Simply neons, High-Shine metallics and High-Fashion patterns.

December 15, 2010

Coty's Sally Hansen brand is gearing up for 2011 with an assortment of new nail products, including new, innovative nail polish strips for no-dry nail styles that last up to 10 days.

NEW YORK — Coty's Sally Hansen brand is gearing up for 2011 with an assortment of new nail products, including new, innovative nail polish strips for no-dry nail styles that last up to 10 days.

September 26, 2010

It’s no secret that the economic crunch helped to spur the sales of nail products...

It’s no secret that the economic crunch helped to spur the sales of nail products in 2009—especially nail color—and that trend is expected to continue as women still are likely to forgo the pricey salon and embrace the do-it-yourself trend.

September 26, 2010

The opportunity within foot care may be even more skewed toward the female shopper than...

The opportunity within foot care may be even more skewed toward the female shopper than in years past when insoles and devices designed with the woman in mind were first introduced.

The fact is, men and women are in search of satisfying different needs when considering a foot care product purchase. Men are more utilitarian, preferring high-function products that offer extra-cushioning, support and comfort. Women, meanwhile, shop for products that complement not only their feet and their shoes, but also their busy lifestyles, according to Implus Footcare research.

September 8, 2010

Wahl is working with facial hair experts to launch a website that will include an...

June 8, 2010

RapidLash, which helps promote lush lashes and brows, is participating in the first-ever "Wink Week!"...

June 6, 2010

The recession certainly did not pay many businesses or consumers any favors, but there was...

January 26, 2010

Procter & Gamble's Head & Shoulders brand is stepping into the men's grooming segment with...

January 21, 2010

HealthRight Products earlier this month introduced its patented Breathe Clear nasal strips as an improvement...

November 19, 2009

Men may not like to be labeled as high-maintenance, but here’s a little secret: Many...

NEW YORK Men may not like to be labeled as high-maintenance, but here’s a little secret: Many men care a great deal about their appearance, especially their facial hair.

 

A lot of guys today are sporting facial hair, whether it is a beard or a goatee, so it is important to better understand what tools guys can't live without and where they turn to for grooming tips and advice.

 

 

February 26, 2008

Nail care brand RED by Kiss is launching for March new nail kits....

January 15, 2008

Del Laboratories, which was recently acquired by Coty Inc., has inked a licensing deal with...

December 9, 2007

Sally Hansen, a Del Laboratories brand, is launching as part of its 2008 new product...