August 17, 2011

After seasons of sparkle nails, Violent Lips is putting the trend front and center with Glitteratti temporary lip tattoos.

August 15, 2011

Elizabeth Arden has amended its long-term license agreement with Liz Claiborne to acquire the trademarks for the Curve fragrance brands and selected other smaller fragrance brands.

July 19, 2011

Look out, plumbers: A new drain-cleaning kit has come to town.

July 18, 2011

Yankee Candle is welcoming autumn with a new collection of scented candles.

July 13, 2011

Hair care brand TRESemme has announced that it will once again make a splash, showcasing chic styles on and off the runway as the official sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 in Miami from July 14 to 18.

July 8, 2011

Fitness and nutrition programs have been core parts of employer-based wellness programs before, including the ones Take Care operates for such employers as Harrah's Casinos. But, by taking an ownership position in the company that provides the fitness offering, Walgreens/Take Care has the opportunity to look for creative ways to bring new wellness-type programs to its stores through its retail clinics, perhaps even as part of a larger weight-loss management program. For example, RediClinic recently announced a new weight-loss program, Weigh Forward, which it offers in H-E-B stores.

July 5, 2011

It has been a bit of an uphill battle for fragrance within the mass market, but industry sources remain optimistic as “new” continues to drive much of the business and celebrity scents remain in the spotlight.

May 31, 2011

Khloé Kardashian-Odom — known from such reality shows as E!'s "Keeping up with the Kardashians," "Khloé and Lamar" and "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami" — is participating in the 2011 "Nivea Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini! Challenge," a four-week program that combines fitness, nutrition, style and skin care with Nivea Good-bye Cellulite products.

May 20, 2011

To better connect with today's beauty consumers, mass market retailers should consider implementing a multisensory playground or a "BeautySphere," engaging them with a calendar of in-store pop-up activities and implementing a "roving endcap" as a cost-effective way to execute new ideas and highlight new products. Those were just some of the ideas that emerged Thursday evening during the Fashion Institute of Technology Class of 2011 Capstone presentations and graduation reception in New York.

May 13, 2011

L'Oréal's luxury products division has selected R/GA as its digital agency of record, responsible for the digital strategy of such brands as Kiehl's, Lancome and Giorgio Armani Beauty.

May 11, 2011

Veet's newest hair removal products build on the belief that a groomed bikini line tops summer appearance must-haves among women, according to a survey conducted on the brand's behalf.

May 5, 2011

The Fragrance Foundation has announced that Halle Berry and Fergie are among the celebrities to be honored during the annual FiFi Awards Celebration in late May.

April 4, 2011

Unilever is looking to help women "go sleeveless" with confidence with the launch of its new Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless deodorant.

March 31, 2011

The Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Estée Lauder, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty and Flirt!, has announced that its Aramis and Designer Fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance and grooming business of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, a Milan-based men’s luxury clothing and accessory business.

March 30, 2011

French beauty company L'Oréal Paris has tapped French model Madame Ines de la Fressange to join its family of brand ambassadors.

March 11, 2011

Essie Cosmetics has joined forces with shoe brand Toms Shoes to support a global campaign to raise awareness of the millions of children at risk for disease and infection as they grow up without shoes.

March 2, 2011

Apna International has launched at Target a new fragrance collection called Tattooed By Inky, which features fragrances for both men and women.

February 18, 2011

HOOFDORP, Netherlands — Sneaker and sports apparel manufacturer ASICS in March will open a new flagship store here, on the Stadhouderskade, at the entrance of greater Amsterdam’s most popular running path, the Vondelpark.


Beyond the basic sneaker-purchasing experience, the 6,458-sq.-ft. store touts several exclusive features, including:


Running Lab, which offers extensive body analyses, including foot shape, leg alignment, running technique, strength and endurance, and customized advice on how to improve technique and performance;

January 14, 2011

It seems that reality star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino added "inventor" to his list of accomplishments.

January 5, 2011

Procter & Gamble has tapped actress Shay Mitchell to be the new spokeswoman for its Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection.

January 5, 2011

Supplier News — EcoTools once again is joining forces with actress Alicia Silverstone to introduce for the spring the revamped eco-conscious cosmetic bag and brush collection set dubbed EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone. The collection, which will launch April 2011, will feature three additions and three revised sets, and will be available at Walmart, Target and Walgreens.


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 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 10, 2010

Mizco recently inked a licensing agreement with Marc Ecko Enterprises, bringing the first-ever line of Ecko-inspired electronic accessory and mobile technology products to design-conscious technology enthusiasts.