March 9, 2012

Ulta has announced that it is implementing a CFO succession plan after Gregg Bodnar, the company’s CFO and assistant secretary, informed the company that he will be stepping down from his current position.

March 8, 2012

NYX Cosmetics has announced increased store placement to coincide with the launch of its spring 2012 assortment.

March 6, 2012

Murad, whose skin care products are sold at such retail locations as Sephora and Ulta, has been named the official skin care partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2012 baseball season.

February 29, 2012

Murad, whose products are sold at salons, spas, Sephora and Ulta, is bringing to market in March its new Time Release retinol concentrate for deep wrinkles, featuring new technology that is designed to control the release of retinol over time for maximum performance while improving the stability and efficacy of the product.

January 25, 2012

Ulta Beauty has announced that Catherine Halligan, SVP of Powerreviews, a social commerce platform, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 20.

January 5, 2012

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted a same-store sales increase of 12.6% during the seven-week holiday period.

January 3, 2012

To celebrate the new year and help beauty mavens recharge their spirits — and pores — beauty retailer Ulta Beauty is kicking off 2012 with its annual Fresh Start Skin Days event, which runs through Jan. 21.

December 19, 2011

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty has announced that Hervé Defforey has resigned as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective Jan. 28, 2012, at the end of Ulta’s fiscal year.

Defforey, who resides and primarily works overseas, cited the demands of these commitments as the reason for his resignation.

November 8, 2011

Skin care company Murad, whose products are sold at several locations, including Sephora and Ulta, has named Beverly Parsons as COO.

November 4, 2011

Skin care company Murad has announced the launch of its new rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum, an enhanced, next-generation formula of the age spot and pigment lightening gel that targets, treats and prevents unwanted discoloration on the skin.

October 19, 2011

Hair care brand Living Proof, which is sold at such retailers as Sephora and Ulta, has launched its latest breakthrough in hair care: Restore.

September 7, 2011

Beauty retailer Ulta kicked off on Sept. 4 its “21 Days of Beauty” at stores nationwide, a celebration focusing on fall’s trends and corresponding free gifts, season beauty tips, in-store consultations and live demos from beauty brand experts.

July 18, 2011

Makeup brand Laura Geller Makeup has announced that it will be available next month in all 400-plus Ulta retail locations throughout the United States.

July 13, 2011

Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care is launching in August its new Hyper Hydration Super Argan Serum at Ulta and at select Duane Reade and Ricky's NYC locations.

June 30, 2011

Does Family Dollar's expansion of health and beauty items, which contributed to its overall inventory growth during the third quarter, and Ulta's plan to create men's grooming boutiques within most of its nearly 400 stores mean a new competitive threat for drug stores?

June 29, 2011

Men's grooming continues to be an important focus for many retailers as evidenced by Ulta, which reportedly is rolling out men's grooming boutiques inside the vast majority of its stores by early August, according to a Reuters report.

June 8, 2011

Beauty retailer Ulta had a "terrific start to the year," as it posted strong double-digit gains in both net sales and same-store sales during the first quarter.

April 19, 2011

Consumers now can purchase Butter London products, including nail lacquers, nail treatments and pedicure essentials, in all 390 Ulta stores nationwide, the manufacturer has announced.

March 16, 2011

Murad, whose skin care products are sold at select retail locations, including Sephora and Ulta, has announced the launch of Complete Reform with glyco firming complex, the latest anti-aging treatment product in the company's Age Reform line.

March 15, 2011

Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care has announced the launch of two new products: Plump Up and Major Body.

February 16, 2011

Beauty retailer Ulta said it will award more than $100,000 in scholarship grants across 13 U.S. cities to female high school seniors.

February 7, 2011

Henkel's Got2b hair care brand is bringing to the U.S. market its Powder'ful volumizing styling powder.

December 7, 2010


NEW YORK — Macy’s is complementing its traditional beauty counters with an open-sell space of niche beauty brands, dubbed Impulse Beauty.


By October, the open-sell concept had made its way into more than 50 Macy’s stores across the country, including the Herald Square location in New York. An additional 50 Macy’s stores will debut the concept in 2011.


September 2, 2010

Beauty retailer Ulta on Thursday announced a net sales increase of 17.6% to $321.8 million...