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Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

By Deanna Utroske

This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward...

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Hourglass will become Unilever’s first color cosmetics brand

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care company announced on Tuesday that a deal has been struck to acquire the makeup brand Hourglass. It’s the latest in a string of Unilever acquisitions to bring prestige personal care and beauty brands onboard.  

Alex Keith (image courtesy of the company)

Alex Keith steps up to lead P&G’s streamlined beauty business

By Deanna Utroske

Following last year’s divesture of dozens of brands, P&G still does a multibillion dollar business in beauty. And as of next month, Keith, who’s been with the company since 1989 will be in charge of what’s left of the P&G skin care and personal...

Sabine Chalmers is first woman to join Coty board of directors

Sabine Chalmers is first woman to join Coty board of directors

By Deanna Utroske

Just six months after becoming the world’s third largest beauty company (thanks to the acquisition of what had been P&G’s specialty beauty business) the personal care, fragrance, and cosmetics company has announced the addition of a woman to its previously...

expert opinion column Two Views business impact of beauty brand story

Two Views: The business implications of a beauty brand story

By Deanna Utroske

This installment of Two Views features experts in PR and beauty brand building on the value of story in today’s cosmetics and personal care market.  Stephanie Scott, CEO at First and Last PR, and Laureen Schroeder of Bespoke Beauty Partners explain how...

At Coty, there will soon be a new president of consumer beauty

At Coty, there will soon be a new president of consumer beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Esi Eggleston Bracey, who has overseen the consumer beauty portfolio at Coty since the company finalized the acquisition of P&G’s specialty beauty business in October of last year, will leave Coty at the end of the month.

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Washington DC and the state of beauty industry

By Deanna Utroske

A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors and policies will have on the cosmetics...

Elizabeth Arden: A beauty brand turnaround case study with Air Paris

Elizabeth Arden: A beauty brand turnaround case study

By Deanna Utroske

Last summer Revlon got into the prestige beauty business in a big way by acquiring Elizabeth Arden. Some two years before that deal, Elizabeth Arden invested in an Air Paris rebranding scheme that wisely leveraged the potential of content, sharing and...

Where politics, the Trump White House, and the beauty business meet

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Where politics and beauty meet

By Deanna Utroske

New leadership took over the United States not two months ago, and already executive orders, emerging policy platforms, and the pandemonium of an experiment in business-tycoon-as-government-official have warranted a new level of coverage in a cosmetics...

new New York City headquarters social selling beauty company New Avon

A new headquarters for New Avon

By Deanna Utroske

After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds of New Avon staff will move from the East Side to Lower Manhattan.

Elementis acquires SRLH Holdings

Elementis acquires SRLH Holdings

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker has plans to grow its business with personal care manufacturers in the US and emerging marketing, including Latin America. This deal is very much a part of the Elementis growth strategy.  

personal care brand Burt’s Bees gets credit for Clorox category growth

Burt’s Bees gets credit for category growth at Clorox

By Deanna Utroske

The consumer products company announced Q2 financial results late last week, and Clorox’s only personal care and color cosmetics brand is responsible for most of the company’s progress in the lifestyle segment.

L’Oréal USA rolls out executive leadership changes

L’Oréal USA rolls out executive leadership changes

By Deanna Utroske

This week the cosmetics company announced four appointments and a couple of departures. The men taking on new leadership roles across professional products, brands, and HR have all been working with L’Oréal for years.

cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty establishes holding company

Ulta Beauty establishes its own holding company

By Deanna Utroske

As of January 29, the cosmetics retailer has reorganized its company structure, and Ulta executives believe that the business will be more efficient in this new configuration.

Personal care industry executives from Dow and J&J  meet with Trump

Personal care industry executives meet with Trump

By Deanna Utroske

Last week the new President met with 12 business leaders, among them the CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Cosmetics Design reached out to Gorsky to find out how he’ll be representing the cosmetics and personal care industry in these meetings going forward.

Coty facility coming to Calabasas, California

Coty facility coming to Calabasas, California

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty maker’s planed move to a site west of Los Angeles has been approved by both the city’s council and planning committee. And, while the decision has upset select local leaders and residents, it’s not generating nearly as much press as other recent...

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the cosmetics and personal care company announced a partnership with private equity firm Main Post Partners and is looking forward to global growth.

Living Proof prestige hair care to become a Unilever brand in 2017

Living Proof to become a Unilever brand in 2017

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational consumer goods company announced plans this month to acquire Living Proof, a prestige hair care company best known, perhaps, for being co-owned by businesswoman and actress Jennifer Aniston.

Amyris and Nikkol partner up on skin care ingredient development

Amyris and Nikkol partner up on skin care ingredient development

By Deanna Utroske

The dynamic, California-based biotech firm is making beauty news again, this time for a joint venture (announced on Tuesday) with Nikkol, a specialty chemical company out of Japan, which is buying a significant portion of the Amyris Neossance business.

Avon headquarters leaves the US

Avon headquarters leaves the US

By Deanna Utroske

As of January 2017 the direct-sales beauty company known as Avon Products will operate it global business from offices in the UK. And just this month, Avon announced the appointment of a new CFO.

A new president for Mary Kay North America

A new president for Mary Kay North America

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the direct-sales beauty company named a new leader for its business in the US and Canada. Mary Kay selected a company veteran to succeed Darrell Overcash when he retires next year.

Pacifica Beauty partners with Alliance Consumer Growth

Pacifica Beauty partners with Alliance Consumer Growth

By Deanna Utroske

The indie beauty and personal care company announced recently that it has accepted a growth equity investment from ACG, the same firm that’s partnered with Nudestix and Tata Harper Skincare.

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