Hair Care

February Launch Pad: Wear and tear repair

February Launch Pad: Wear and tear repair

By Cassandra Stern

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this year and an early spring should be just around the corner – but that doesn’t stop the cumulative effects of harsh winter weather on skin, hair, and nails.

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

By Cassandra Stern

Our CosmeticsDesign North America panel will discuss the profile of the next generation of US beauty consumers and includes the VP of Beauty Thought Leadership from NIQ, Head of Global Supply Chain Resources for the Independent Business Association, CEO...

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Madison Reed builds on successful omni-channel approach

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

Direct-to-consumer beauty players ruled the waves during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but as consumers flocked back to physical stores after lockdown many players in this category found themselves racing to realign their retail strategies.

August Launch Pad: Casual and chic

August Launch Pad: Casual and chic

By Cassandra Stern

From a launch inspired by the smash hit Barbie movie to hair, lip, and lash care and more, this month’s Launch Pad is packed with product launches to celebrate the sizzling summer months.

June Launch Pad: Hair care innovations

June Launch Pad: Hair care innovations

By Cassandra Stern

Summer is in full swing which means sweat and humidity can wreak havoc on even the best coiffed hair styles, regardless of type or length. This month, several brands have launched or are highlighting their latest and best options to keep the frizz at...

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March Launch Pad: Cleaning up with clean beauty

By Cassandra Stern

As consumers continue to demand natural plant-based products for skin, face, and hair care, several companies are launching or have launched new options at an affordable price point so far this year.

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Mielle Organics launches cold-activated hair care collection

By Cassandra Stern

The latest innovation in the BIPOC hair care category was specifically designed for those that struggle with frizzy hair and incorporates proprietary Cold Application Technology, said Nicole Robinson, Senior Brand Director of Mielle Organics.

Kao Corporation says carbonated water improves the efficacy of its curl-loosening technology in shampoo, offering consumers better styling control post-wash [Getty Images]

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Curl power: Kao Corp uses carbonated water to improve active shampoo

By Kacey Culliney

Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation has blended carbonated water into a shampoo formula for curly hair to improve the penetration and effectiveness of its curl-loosening ingredient, offering better style control at the washing stage.