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September 19, 2012

Helen of Troy has announced the availability of Beauty Chic, a new line of home spa products for feet, face and skin.

EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy has announced the availability of Beauty Chic, a new line of home spa products for feet, face and skin.

The Beauty Chic line consists of a manicure and pedicure kit, nail dryer, facial sauna, foot bath massager, paraffin bath, bath spa kit and a facial spa kit. All of the spa products were designed to give women the same results they would receive in a salon.

September 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a disease that causes brittle nails.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a disease that causes brittle nails.

Innocutis announced the FDA approval of Nuvail (poly-ureaurethane) nail solution in the 16% strength. The drug is used to treat nail dystrophy, which causes fragile and brittle nails that crack and split.

One of the most common forms of nail dystrophy is brittle nail syndrome, which affects about 20% of the population, with women disproportionately affected. Patients with the condition report that their nails are painful and impair daily activities.

September 18, 2012

The nail color segment continues to experience double-digit growth as beauty mavens go for daring colors and bold, creative nail art. The nail art craze is now hitting the at-home gel manicure systems.

NEW YORK — The nail color segment continues to experience double-digit growth as beauty mavens go for daring colors and bold, creative nail art. The nail art craze is now hitting the at-home gel manicure systems. Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail 
art kits. There are three kits available — Tips and Tricks, French Manicure and Gems and Jewels. Meanwhile, SensatioNail by Pacific World has developed the new SensatioNail Magnetic Gel Polish and the Glitter & Color Gel Polish duos.

September 5, 2012

After two seasons at New York Fashion Week, nail brand Essie returns to the tents for the spring/summer 2013 shows and is partnering with the nail industry's leading talent to develop trendsetting looks while using the brand's color collection.

NEW YORK — After two seasons at New York Fashion Week, nail brand Essie returns to the tents for the spring/summer 2013 shows and is partnering with the nail industry's leading talent to develop trendsetting looks while using the brand's color collection.

August 17, 2012

At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

SUPPLIER NEWS — At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall. There are three kits available — Tips and Tricks, French Manicure, and Gems and Jewels — which provide users with the necessary tools to get creative and customize their manicured nails. A QR code on the packaging directs consumers to Red Carpet Manicure’s video website for more information and tips.


August 9, 2012

At-home gel polish brand SensatioNail has launched its new SensatioNail Gel Polish Removal Kit and Gel Polish Removal Tool.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — At-home gel polish brand SensatioNail has launched its new SensatioNail Gel Polish Removal Kit and Gel Polish Removal Tool.

"Our mission is to empower women with the tools they need to achieve salon results at home," stated SensatioNail SVP marketing and research and development Marwan Zreik. "We understand that women want to take beauty into their own hands, and that is why we are pioneering accessible, affordable offerings in the nail category."

August 8, 2012

Nail brand Orly has announced the launch of Orly SmartGels, an at-home gel manicure system.

NEW YORK — Nail brand Orly has announced the launch of Orly SmartGels, an at-home gel manicure system.

Available in 12 shades, SmartGels are long-lasting, providing a chip-free, high-shine manicure for up to two weeks. The at-home system allows polish lovers to layer regular polish over SmartGels for an instant color change.

July 20, 2012

At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

There are three kits available — Tips and Tricks, French Manicure and Gems and Jewels — which provide beauty mavens with the necessary tools to get creative and customize their manicured nails. A QR code on the packaging directs consumers to Red Carpet Manicure’s video website for more information and helpful tips.

July 6, 2012

Orly has unveiled Electronica, its new back-to-school nail color collection.

NEW YORK — Orly has unveiled Electronica, its new back-to-school nail color collection.

Inspired by the unique blend of nature and the machine, the result is high-tech style. The collection is available for $8.50 each on Orlybeauty.com, Sallybeauty.com and at Ulta Beauty stores.
 
The four lacquers in the Electronica collection include:

  • Preamp: Light purple shimmer;

  • Shockwave: Royal blue crème;

  • Decoded: Grey crème; and

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.

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).


May 30, 2012

Coty's Sally Hansen brand has introduced its new Magnetic Nail Color to create a 3D nail effect in seconds.

NEW YORK — Coty's Sally Hansen brand has introduced its new Magnetic Nail Color to create a 3D nail effect in seconds.

The formula has been specially developed with metallic particles to create a pattern on the nail using magnetic forces. As the magnet is held over the nail, the iron filings in the formula gravitate toward the magnet forming the pattern/design hidden in the magnet.

How it works:

May 29, 2012

Cosmetic Executive Women recently recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year at the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

NEW YORK — Cosmetic Executive Women recently recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year at the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

The award-winning products ranged across 29 categories, including cosmetics, hair care, skin care and the newly added nail category. There were more than 625 entries and146 finalists.

The CEW Beauty Awards is the only awards program where the winners are determined exclusively by beauty industry professionals. More than 4,600 CEW members selected the winners.

May 22, 2012

Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

TORONTO — Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

The rollout of the Red Carpet Manicure line in Canada will include the brand’s starter kit and 54 shades of gel polish. The system is applied in three steps: a base coat, gel polish application and topcoat, paired with the portable LED light or pro-light.

May 16, 2012

Tracking all of the latest trends within beauty can be about as simple as herding cats, but there undoubtedly are some niches within beauty that are making waves at food, drug and mass.


Tracking all of the latest trends within beauty can be about as simple as herding cats, but there undoubtedly are some niches within beauty that are making waves at food, drug and mass.


It is no secret that nail color is hot — red hot. Yet, nestled within the nail color segment is another rising star for the mass market. Enter at-home gel polish. 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.


May 10, 2012

A new campaign by Rite Aid is targeting nail polish customers.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A new campaign by Rite Aid is targeting nail polish customers.

The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retail pharmacy chain announced Thursday that it had launched the seven-week "Nail Extravaganza" campaign to engage beauty shoppers around the trend of using multiple nail polish shades.

March 7, 2012

Cutex has introduced Advanced Revival, which, according to the manufacturer, marks the first innovation in nail polish remover formula in more than 15 years.

ST. LOUIS — Cutex has introduced Advanced Revival, which, according to the manufacturer, marks the first innovation in nail polish remover formula in more than 15 years.

Advanced Revival combines an acetone-based formula with natural botanical nourishing oils for stronger, healthier nails, the company said.

February 29, 2012

Health and beauty aid company CCA Industries announced on Wednesday that it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss and saw a boost in revenues as it celebrated the launch during the quarter of its new Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV Free gel nail color brand.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Health and beauty aid company CCA Industries announced on Wednesday that it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss and saw a boost in revenues as it celebrated the launch during the quarter of its new Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV Free gel nail color brand.

Revenues for the quarter ended Nov. 30 totaled $11.8 million, compared with $10.2 million in the year-ago period. Net loss during the quarter was $3,433, compared with a loss of $697,500 for the fourth quarter 2010.

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.

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

Coty’s Sally Hansen brand has teamed up with pop star Avril Lavigne to launch a limited-edition collection of edgy Salon Effects real nail polish strips designs.

NEW YORK — Coty’s Sally Hansen brand has teamed up with pop star Avril Lavigne to launch a limited-edition collection of edgy Salon Effects real nail polish strips designs.

The new Avril Lavigne Salon Effects real nail polish strips are inspired by the pop star’s signature energetic, no-frills attitude and straight-talking lyrics.

January 4, 2012

China Glaze, which makes nail lacquers sold at salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide, has announced the launch of its limited-edition Magnetix nail lacquer collection.

LOS ANGELES — China Glaze, which makes nail lacquers sold at salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide, has announced the launch of its limited-edition Magnetix nail lacquer collection.

Infused with iron powders that move when exposed to a magnet, China Glaze Magnetix uses magnetic force to create three different designs — starburst, repeating arrows or diagonal lines.

Inspired by bold, sleek, futuristic fashion and art, the China Glaze Magnetix collection features six shades:

January 4, 2012

Coty’s NYC New York Color brand is introducing in its spring 2012 collection the new Matte Me Crazy and Big City Dazzle Sparkle topcoat for nails.

NEW YORK — Coty’s NYC New York Color brand is introducing in its spring 2012 collection the new Matte Me Crazy and Big City Dazzle Sparkle topcoat for nails.

With the new Matte Me Crazy topcoat, beauty mavens can move from shiny nails to matte for an instant dose of muted modern style by applying a coat of Matte Me Crazy.

Take nails from the office to after-hours with a quick-drying coat of sparkle with the Big City Sparkle topcoat. It can be applied to bare nails for sheer shine effect or layered over a nail color for a bold, eye-catching look.

December 15, 2011

Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

NEW YORK — Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

As the imPRESS celebrity brand ambassador, Scherzinger, who is a judge on “The X Factor,” brings a chic, “glam rock” style to the brand.

December 1, 2011

Prestige makeup sales experienced growth during the first 10 months of the year, with the nail segment coming out a winner all around with a $50-plus increase in both nail enamel and top/base coats, according to beauty market research conducted by the NPD Group.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige makeup sales experienced growth during the first 10 months of the year, with the nail segment coming out a winner all around with a $50-plus increase in both nail enamel and top/base coats, according to beauty market research conducted by the NPD Group.