January 5, 2011



An expected overall upswing in the economy in 2011 is likely to lead to consumers loosening the grip on their wallets. However, for the time being, the sluggish economy continues to shift hair care buying behavior.
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Value will remain the driving force behind hair care sales, despite a predicted upswing in the economy in 2011, as consumers are expected to remain careful spenders within the hair care sector,” stated research firm Euromonitor International.


January 4, 2011

Private equity fund Brynwood Partners VI L.P. announced on Tuesday that its newly formed portfolio company, High Ridge Brands, has acquired the Zest brand from Procter & Gamble.

January 4, 2011

Paris Presents, the maker of the EcoTools cosmetic and bath accessories line, has secured an investment from private equity firm Mason Wells.

January 3, 2011

3Rx Skin Therapy has announced the introduction of a new skin care line to help repair and rejuvenate skin damaged by such cancer treatments as chemotherapy and radiation, and other dry skin issues caused by medical conditions.

January 3, 2011

Infrared Systems International has announced that its subsidiary, AquaLiv, has launched the first product of its new Infotone skin care brand. Infotone face mist began shipping Dec. 20 after several years of research and testing.

January 3, 2011

Sunstar Americas, a maker of Gum and Butler brand products, is offering its Gum Soft-Picks in new 15- and 80-count packages.

December 23, 2010

Personal care company Clio Designs has hired Gabriel Rodriguez as VP sales for Mexico and Latin America.

December 22, 2010

The European Food Safety Authority has granted GlaxoSmithKline a positive opinion for a health claim related to its "toothkind" drinks, according to BeverageDaily.com, an online news service.

December 22, 2010

J.R. Watkins Naturals is expanding its presence in the Asian market by selling its personal care and home care products through retail chains in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan.

December 22, 2010

British singer Marina Diamondis of Marina and the Diamonds has been selected as the new face of Max Factor, according to published reports.

December 22, 2010

Neutrogena has called upon the Creative Coalition, which is a nonprofit organization of the arts and entertainment community, to help educate the Hollywood creative community to change the way sun habits are portrayed in film and television.

December 22, 2010

Procter & Gamble has introduced its new Olay Professional Pro-X advanced cleansing system.

December 22, 2010

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson donated computers, printers, hair products and educational tools to the Women's Academy for Excellence.

December 20, 2010

Unilever has confirmed that Alberto-Culver shareholders have approved the proposed $3.7 billion Unilever acquisition, which was announced in September.

December 20, 2010

Natural personal care brand Tom's of Maine is encouraging mobile dental clinics nationwide to apply for $20,000 in program funding as part of the manufacturer's annual Dental Health For All program.

December 17, 2010

Flirt! Cosmetics, which is available exclusively at Kohl's, has teamed up with "Glee" star Heather Morris, who will be the new celebrity style ambassador in support of the brand's spring 2011 product collection.

December 17, 2010

Beiersdorf's Nivea beauty brand has enlisted the help of couple and TV personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic, who will host New Year's Eve atop the Nivea Kiss platform in the heart of Times Square.

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.

December 15, 2010

Kohl's and Lagardere Active are looking to expand the Elle-branded lifestyle collection into cosmetics, as well as fashion jewelry, in spring 2012.

December 15, 2010

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday afternoon named a healthcare veteran to its board. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 53, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco was named to the board, effective Dec. 13.

December 15, 2010

Palomar Medical Technologies, a researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, has announced the launch of the first FDA-cleared, at-home laser designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

December 14, 2010

L'Oréal USA is extending its coverage of American hair salons by acquiring the professional distribution business of Peel's Salon Services, a Nebraska-based company.

December 14, 2010

In line with its newest line of electric shavers, Philips Norelco is collaborating with Disney to offer fans an exclusive look at the film "TRON: Legacy" before its theatrical release.

December 10, 2010

Curél Skincare has teamed up with television star and celebrity mom Kris Jenner to create an exclusive, limited-edition coat for the season in honor of charity One Warm Coat.