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March 7, 2014

Revlon recently introduced a whole new way to experience color with Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel.

NEW YORK — Revlon recently introduced a whole new way to experience color with Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel.

February 18, 2014

Red Carpet Manicure has announced that it is expanding beyond the at-home LED gel polish category to enter the nail lacquer segment.


HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.  — Red Carpet Manicure has announced that it is expanding beyond the at-home LED gel polish category to enter the nail lacquer segment.
 

January 23, 2014

SheaMoisture, a personal care brand, has released two new products formulated especially for babies and children with allergies and skin sensitivities.

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — SheaMoisture, a personal care brand, has released two new products formulated especially for babies and children with allergies and skin sensitivities.

January 22, 2014

Red Carpet Manicure has announced the launch of Dazzling Gems, a collection of six gem-infused LED gel nail polishes.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Red Carpet Manicure has announced the launch of Dazzling Gems, a collection of six gem-infused LED gel nail polishes.
 
Launching for awards season, the new collection — available at Ulta Beauty Stores — is produced with gemstones ranging from emeralds to opals that are certified by the Gemology Appraisal Laboratory, the company stated. It marks the first time the brand has made its gem-infused polishes available at retail. The polishes are each sold separately for $11.99.  
 

January 9, 2014

Seductive red. Shiny. Matte. Regardless of what lip color you fancy, the bottom line is that lip color is hot — red hot.

Bright orange. Seductive red. Shiny. Matte. Regardless of what lip color you fancy, the bottom line is that lip color is hot — red hot.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

January 9, 2014

Nail color remains very much alive, despite rumblings that it has lost its luster.

Nail color remains very much alive, despite rumblings that it has lost its luster.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

January 6, 2014

Nail care brand Nicole by OPI and Dove Dark Chocolate are ringing in the New Year with the launch of the "Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes."

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Nail care brand Nicole by OPI and Dove Dark Chocolate are ringing in the New Year with the launch of the "Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes." 

The Facebook-based promotion will randomly award 25,000 entrants with two exclusive Nicole by OPI nail lacquer shades inspired by Dove Dark Chocolate: "Better After Dark" and "Promises in the Dark."

November 27, 2013

Men’s fragrance juice sales at prestige drove positive dollar performance for the overall fragrance category in the United States and United Kingdom between November 2012 and October 2013, according to research by The NPD Group.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Men’s fragrance juice sales at prestige drove positive dollar performance for the overall fragrance category in the United States and United Kingdom between November 2012 and October 2013, according to research by The NPD Group.

Total fragrance performance was soft elsewhere in Europe, with declines across men’s and women’s offerings, primarily in the EDT segment.
 

November 8, 2013

The lip segment is on the upswing with the shining star proving, once again, to be lip color.

The lip segment is on the upswing with the shining star proving, once again, to be lip color. Lipstick continues to be the darling of the segment much to the detriment of lip gloss and lip treatments.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

October 24, 2013

OPI has teamed up with celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited-edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring color in breakthrough finishes.

NEW YORK — OPI has teamed up with celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited-edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring color in breakthrough finishes.

Highlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Stefani’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat.

October 1, 2013

Nest Fragrances has announced the launch of the Nest Fine Fragrances Collection at Sephora. The collection of five fragrances will be available for purchase starting this week in 160 Sephora stores across the United States and on Sephora.com.

NEW YORK — Nest Fragrances has announced the launch of the Nest Fine Fragrances Collection at Sephora.

September 27, 2013

Nail products are the most popular cosmetic item among teen girls, according to recent Mintel research, with 92% of girls between the ages of 9 years and 17 years using some sort of nail product.

CHICAGO — Nail products are the most popular cosmetic item among teen girls, according to recent Mintel research, with 92% of girls between the ages of 9 years and 17 years using some sort of nail product.

September 25, 2013

OPI is launching 18 new limited-edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by recording artist Mariah Carey.

NEW YORK — OPI is launching 18 new limited-edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by recording artist Mariah Carey.

This seasonal promotion includes an assortment of red, burgundy, maroon and chocolate brown hues, along with glitter-packed gold, bronze and pearl shades. Mariah Carey Holiday also features six new Liquid Sand lacquers, ranging from icy blue to frosted pink to sparkling graphite. Each of the Liquid Sand shades showcases OPI’s technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

August 23, 2013

Cutex has received a U.S. patent for its Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover, the manufacturer has announced.

ST. LOUIS — Cutex has received a U.S. patent for its Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover, the manufacturer has announced.

Positioned as the first innovation in nail polish remover in more than 15 years, the Advanced Revival formula combines acetone with natural botanical nourishing oils including apricot seed, flax seed and parilla oils, for stronger, healthier nails. Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover promises to remove polish twice as fast as other brands.

August 14, 2013

Nicole by OPI has developed a new nail lacquer collection inspired by six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood.

NEW YORK — Nicole by OPI has developed a new nail lacquer collection inspired by six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood.

Available in January, the collection of 14 shades features a colorful mosaic of hues ranging from soft pastels to dark sultry shades to playful glitters. In addition, the line will include a signature gold textured shade called Carrie’d Away, created exclusively for Carrie.

August 8, 2013

Judging by the continued double-digit sales growth and the new products still flooding the market, the nail color segment continues to shine.

Women still love their nail polish!

Judging by the continued double-digit sales growth and the new products still flooding the market, the nail color segment continues to shine.

August 8, 2013

Lips are still getting a lot of attention as the bold lip continues to a make a big statement and beauty mavens indulge in the small luxury of lipstick.

Lips are still getting a lot of attention as the bold lip continues to a make a big statement and beauty mavens indulge in the small luxury of lipstick. IRI reported that within U.S. multi-outlet locations, sales of lipstick rose nearly 12% for the 12 weeks ended June 16. During that same period, sales of lip gloss slipped 3.8%, and sales of lip treatments dropped 27%.

Beauty manufacturers are responding by developing lip color that promises to deliver not only intense color, but also more moisture and longer wear.

July 22, 2013

Mark Hill Salon Professional products, created by hairstylist Mark Hill, is launching nationwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade this month.

NEW YORK and DEERFIELD, Ill. — Mark Hill Salon Professional products, created by hairstylist Mark Hill, is launching nationwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade this month. 

The collection has attracted a following since its launch in the U.K. in 2004 exclusively with Boots health and beauty retail stores. The debut of Mark Hill Salon Professional products marks one of the nationwide product launches from Alliance Boots since the company formed a strategic partnership with Walgreens last summer.

July 2, 2013

Vidal Sassoon has developed the new Vidal Sassoon Pro Series line of hair brushes to help women achieve any hair style they desire with less fuss.

NEW YORK — Vidal Sassoon has developed the new Vidal Sassoon Pro Series line of hair brushes to help women achieve any hair style they desire with less fuss.

The new line includes: 
 
VSP1111, VSP1112
 — Carbon+Keratin brush collection

June 17, 2013

Bio Follicle has announced the launch of its 100% vegan plant-derived sulfate- and cruelty-free aromatherapy lavender shampoo and conditioner.

NEW YORK — Bio Follicle has announced the launch of its 100% vegan plant-derived sulfate- and cruelty-free aromatherapy lavender shampoo and conditioner.

This hair care duo promises to provide hair and scalp with the benefits of natural botanicals and a pH-balanced formula. The shampoo is a gentle, plant-derived formula that thoroughly cleanses hair while restoring its natural balance, body and shine, the company stated. The conditioner contains an antioxidant-rich herbal blend of therapeutic lavender oil and rich plant-based moisturizers.

June 17, 2013

Sales of U.S. prestige men’s fragrances are on the rise, according to recent research by global information company The NPD Group.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Sales of U.S. prestige men’s fragrances are on the rise, according to recent research by global information company The NPD Group.

Sales of U.S. prestige men’s fragrance increased 6% to $953 million, from May 2012 to April 2013, compared with the same time period last year, according to The NPD Group’s U.S. fragrance industry.

June 14, 2013

The superstars of the fragrance industry were honored last week at The Fragrance Foundation Awards event held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

NEW YORK — The superstars of the fragrance industry were honored this week at The Fragrance Foundation Awards event held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

Comedian and Emmy Award Winner Dana Carvey hosted the event supported by presenters from fashion, fragrance and entertainment arenas.

June 10, 2013

Cutex has announced the availability of its Advanced Revival formula at Five Below retail stores across the United States.

ST. LOUIS — Cutex has announced the availability of its Advanced Revival formula at Five Below retail stores across the United States.

As the retail store’s name suggests, Five Below is offering select Cutex products for less than $5. Nail polish remover products include the Advanced Revival One-Step Remover Pads, Advanced Revival Liquid Nail Polish Remover, the Cutex Corrector Pen and Cutex Regular Instant Nail Polish Remover Jar.

May 30, 2013

It comes as little surprise that nail color continues to be hot — red hot — as beauty mavens enjoy the self-expression, experimentation and affordability provided by at-home nail color innovation.

It comes as little surprise that nail color continues to be hot — red hot — as beauty mavens enjoy the self-expression, experimentation and affordability provided by at-home nail color innovation.

"The appeal and power of the nail category is both the permission to play and the accessibility in price," stated Karen Grant, VP and global industry analyst for The NPD Group. "Even for those on a tight budget, nail products offer a relatively guilt-free treat, with the power to change their options."

May 22, 2013

Red Carpet Manicure, which manufactures an at-home LED gel manicure system, has officially unveiled its new nail, cuticle and hand treatments.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Red Carpet Manicure, which manufactures an at-home LED gel manicure system, has officially unveiled its new nail, cuticle and hand treatments.

At a press event in New York City on Wednesday, the company highlighted the five-item collection, which is the first of its kind, DIY light-activated gel nail treatment to help nails become stronger and longer. The treatments are priced at $14.99 each.