Words of Wisdom: Mothers Know Best

Vennette Ho, managing director, global head of beauty and personal care, Financo Raymond James Mother to Dylan, 11, and Kira, 7 My mother taught me to see a world without limits, and to think about every problem as having a solution. This is an incredibly valuable mind-set in investment banking, as a huge part of this job is about solving […]

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JuE Wong Talks Olaplex’s Success

JuE Wong joined Olaplex as chief executive officer just a few months before the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the U.S. Despite the global change in circumstances, consumer habits and shopping options, she spearheaded a period of rapid growth, leading Olaplex through the salon shutdown era, while accelerating online and retail sales. Olaplex ended 2020 with a 50 percent uptick […]

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Black Executive CMO Alliance Seeks to Create Opportunity in Beauty — and Beyond

An alliance of C-suite marketing executives from all industries seeks greater diversity in corporate leadership. Esi Eggleston Bracey, Unilever’s chief operating officer, is one of 26 executives who have formed the Black Executive CMO Alliance, which also counts former beauty executives Candace Matthews, Kimberly Paige and Ukonwa Ojo as members. The alliance was founded by Jerri DeVard, a marketing veteran […]

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Beautick Sets Global Expansion, Betting on Diversity and Inclusivity

MILAN — Beautick is in expansion mode. The Milan-based company, which offers hair and beauty services to global fashion houses and celebrities, as well as private clients, is looking both West and East to grow in the sector. Beautick was established in 2013 by hairstylist Beppe D’Elia and in February 2020 welcomed on board a new stakeholder, New York-based p.r. consultant […]

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Inside Asutra’s Multifaceted Wellness Approach

Stephanie Morimoto sees major potential in the intersection of health, self care and personal care — so much so that her brand, Asutra, focuses on “active self care.” “We want to help people take care of themselves on purpose,” she said. Asutra’s lineup includes products meant to help with pain, stress, sleep, energy, focus and other goals, and spans aromatherapy […]

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Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream Is Now Vegan

Augustinus Bader has given its best-selling product a vegan update. The Rich Cream, which beauty industry insiders voted the greatest skin care product of all time, has dropped beeswax from its formula — a request from customers that Professor Bader incorporated into the product’s first reformulation. The new formula still features TFC8 — the company’s patented blend of natural amino […]

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