Beauty’s E-tail Race Heats Up in Europe

PARIS — As e-commerce gets the gold for the fastest-growing beauty channel today, competition is rife among sites vying in that increasingly crowded space in Europe, putting the squeeze on pure-play digital sellers such as Cult Beauty and Feelunique. Both platforms, based in the U.K., were on the block recently but have failed to find a buyer. Sources said Cult Beauty […]

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CEW at 65: Carlotta Jacobson: Leading the Charge for Change

From masters of the universe to meditation. Over the last year alone, CEW has produced members-only events ranging from one-on-one conversations with the likes of L’Oréal chief executive officer Jean-Paul Agon to an evening of collective meditation at the Millennial hot spot MNDFL. The range demonstrates how the organization’s president, Carlotta Jacobson, has consistently kept CEW on the cutting edge […]

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CEW at 65: Cancer + Careers Expands Its Reach

Since its inception in 2000, Cancer + Careers has had a singular focus on helping people diagnosed with cancer navigate the workplace. From legal and logistical issues to the emotional, the organization has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. C+C was originally the brainchild of CEW president Carlotta Jacobson, who was moved to action after numerous friends […]

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CEW at 65: Inspiration in Action

If you’re a beauty industry exec, you have a favorite CEW event. Each has its own personality: At the annual Achiever Awards, advice, inspiration and awe are the order of the day, while the Beauty of Giving luncheon reaffirms beauty’s role in giving back on a grand scale. The Speaker Series enables everyone access to leaders at the highest levels […]

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40 of Tomorrow: Huda Kattan

Influencing is coming for us all. At least it is if you ask Huda Kattan, the largest beauty influencer in the world with 29.2 million Instagram followers. "Everyone is going to become an influencer. You walk down the street, everybody is taking pictures of their food and…everybody takes selfies and talks about their favorite products," Kattan said. "It might not […]

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The Smell Test: Gabrielle Chanel

The Score: 4.2 The Verdict: Chanel’s first new fragrance pillar in 15 years, meant as a Millennial answer to No. 5, failed to fully impress our panel of exacting judges. While the scent was immediately recognized for its luxurious blend of ingredients—or, as one judge put it, for smelling “like money” and a few found it “elegant” and “delicate”—the general […]

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Dyson Develops $500 Hairstyling Tool Airwrap

When it comes to the beauty business, Dyson isn't stopping at blow-dryers. The U.K.-based firm — known for its vacuums and Oprah's favorite fan — splashed onto the beauty scene in 2016 with the launch of the Supersonic, a $399 blow-dryer powered by Dyson's proprietary technology — the most expensive on the market to date. Two years later, the company […]

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