ReportersNotebook — Beauty Care, 3/14/11

SUPPLIER NEWS — OPI is launching a new
limited-edition nail lacquer collection based on the
“Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise. In line with the premiere of the franchise’s latest film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” OPI has developed six new nail lacquers, including a new Shatter polish, which leaves behind a crackled, two-texture silver finish when painted over any dry OPI hue. The collection will be available in May at professional salons and at such retailers as Ulta for $8.50 each.

Allegro has unveiled its Modella 2011 spring/summer collection, which offers the hottest styles of cosmetic and travel accessories in various shapes and sizes. The collection, priced at less than $20 each, features on-trend colors and designs, ranging from pops of bubble gum pink and vibrant plaid to floral motifs.

Tongue cleaner Orabrush has closed a $2.5 million investment round with True Ventures of Palo Alto, Calif., and returning investor 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners of Chicago. The funds will be used to help accelerate the company’s retail growth strategy, according to the manufacturer.

EXECUTIVE NEWS — French beauty company L’Oréal Paris has announced the departure of Lindsay Owen-Jones, the company’s longtime chairman. The company stated that Owen-Jones wished to complete the transfer of responsibilities to his successor, Jean-Paul Agon, before the former’s 65th birthday on March 17, as announced at the 2005 annual general meeting.

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