Beauty’s Embrace of AI Technology

“We loved the idea of using augmented reality to create an escape of sorts,” shared Gerard Quiroga, president of Bellacures, a nail salon franchise with locations in Southern California and Texas that introduced the use of virtual reality in the business this year. Available exclusively at the Beverly Hills address, customers have the option of donning a VR headset for […]

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London Men’s Wear Designers Make Waves — and Curls — for Fall 2020

UP TOP: Short or long, curled and colored, statement hair was the number-one accessory at the London men’s shows. Models at Martine Rose, Edward Crutchley and Pronounce rocked some dramatic styles, while Grace Wales Bonner, JordanLuca and Nicholas Daley were among those who instead chose hats to top off their looks. At Pronounce, models’ hair was parted at the side, […]

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CEO Talks: Acqua di Parma’s Laura Burdese Wants to ‘Yellow-fy’ the Market

MILAN — According to chromo therapy, the color yellow is considered to incite positive feelings like optimism, courage and vitality, in addition to encouraging communication. Although each person can react to the color spectrum differently, such properties perfectly fit with Laura Burdese, chief executive officer and president of Acqua di Parma, the Italian niche fragrance label globally known for its […]

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Sally Hansen Debuts a Clean Nail Polish Line

In a lagging mass nail market, Sally Hansen is launching a clean nail polish line. Good.Kind.Pure. is the latest franchise from the Coty-owned nail brand. It is marketed as plant-based, vegan and 16-free — meaning it is formulated without ingredients that consumers consider to be potentially harmful, including parabens, sulfates and formaldehydes. The line is set to launch on target.com […]

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With Natura Deal Pending, Avon Sales Dip

Avon Products Inc. posted continued declines for its most recent quarter. The company posted a 17 percent dip in sales, to $1.18 billion, from $1.4 billion in the prior-year period. Net income was down 6 percent year-over-year, to $106.6 million, from $113.8 million. The results come as Natura is in the process of taking over Avon, in a deal the […]

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L’Oréal Outpaces Sales Forecasts for Q3

PARIS — L’Oréal’s third-quarter sales sped past financial analysts’ expectations, propelled by business in Asia and the group’s luxury and active cosmetics activities. The world’s largest beauty company said on Tuesday evening after the close of the Paris bourse that its sales in the three months ended Sept. 30 came to 7.18 billion euros, up 11 percent in reported terms […]

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