Leadership

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Ron Gee takes top spot at Shiseido Americas

By Deanna Utroske

No longer the beauty maker’s Interim CEO and CFO in the region, as of July, Gee will lead Shiseido’s business in the US, Canada, and Latin America as President and CEO.

Susanna Fernandes, 2021 Chair of the NYSCC

Susanna Fernandes to chair NYSCC executive committee in 2021

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists announced members of the incoming executive board. Fernandes, Lead E-Sales Executive with specialty cosmetic ingredient manufacturer TRI-K, will head up the committee in the New Year.

 Kristi Hubbard, CEO of Younique (photo courtesy of the brand)

Kristi Hubbard steps up to CEO post at Younique

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-social-sales beauty company is advancing its growth strategy according to plan. Hubbard joined Younique this past July in order to take over the CEO role and shift Founder and Board Chair Derek Maxfield to big-picture leadership.

Linda Rendle, incoming CEO at Clorox (photo courtesy of the company)

Linda Rendle steps up to CEO at Clorox

By Deanna Utroske

Next month, the company that owns Burt’s Bees and several popular household and professional product brands, will have new leadership.

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New Avon teams up with Gyrl Wonder

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the US-based beauty maker announced a new partnership with Gyrl Wonder, a non-profit dedicated to career development programming for young women of color.

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19 ways the beauty industry is responding to CoronaVirus

By Deanna Utroske

It wasn’t until 2020 that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a factor of import in the cosmetics and personal care industry. But by now, no matter where in the world you are, the virus has changed things. Here Cosmetics Design looks at how our...

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Avon and Herbalife execs go to work at Tupperware

By Deanna Utroske

Tupperware owns six brands. Five of those are beauty and personal care brands. And late last week, the direct-sales company added 2 beauty and wellness executives to its leadership team.

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MAV Beauty Brands has a new CEO

By Deanna Utroske

Marc Anthony Venere is staying on with the business he founded; but as of this month, the Canada-based company has a new President and CEO.

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Sandy Ovington joins It’s A 10 Haircare

By Deanna Utroske

The former ULTA Beauty executive has stepped into her new role as Senior Vice President of the professional hair brand’s specialty retail and chains business.

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JuE Wong joins Olaplex as CEO

By Deanna Utroske

In November, a private equity firm called Advent International announced it was acquiring the popular hair treatment brand. That deal closed in early January; and now, veteran beauty industry executive JuE Wong is at the helm with plans to expand the...

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The Fragrance Foundation to honor rising professionals

By Deanna Utroske

Each year the foundation celebrates up-and-coming fragrance industry leaders. The 2020 class of Notables comprises professionals in sales, marketing, research, fragrance evaluation, education, and more.

Richelieu Dennis, Cara Sabin, and Esi Eggleston Bracey (photo via @cara_sabin on Instagram)

Cara Sabin is Sundial Brands new CEO

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty marketing executive joined Unilever this week as CEO of Sundial Brands, where she’ll not only lead the Sundial business (which currently consists of four brands) but also the new Sundial Brands Social Mission Board.

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Jane Ko joins eos as VP of marketing in North America

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care brand best known for its spherical lip balms announced the new leadership hire today; but according to her LinkedIn profile, Jane Ko has been working with eos since October.

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How To: a collection of advice for indie beauty brand leaders

By Deanna Utroske

Over the years, Cosmetics Design has covered numerous events on the independent beauty movement. Here is a selection of guidance for startups from insiders and experts who have spoken at those events as well as a few notes from the Cosmetics Design editorial...

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