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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap


WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock December 8, 2016Layla Ilchi


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

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Laura Geller Honored by CEW Cancer and Careers

The makeup artist and Laura Geller Beauty founder was honored at the annual Beauty of Giving luncheon, which raised a total of $732,000.

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The Best Beauty Ad Campaigns of 2016

Shea Moisture and Kenzo World get kudos for their inspirational and artistic ad campaigns.

clock 17hWWD Staff

Ulta Store

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Ulta Beauty to Open First Manhattan Store

The retailer is moving into a neighborhood that also hosts Sephora and Bluemercury.

clock 18hAllison Collins


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The Most Innovative Digital and Social Media Beauty Brands of 2016

These three brands take top prizes for innovative messaging on all social media platforms including Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

clock 18hWWD Staff

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Avon Sees Transformation Brewing in Brazil

The direct-selling company predicts its revenues will rise dramatically, driven by hot products, like Batom Ultramatte lipstick.

clock 19hIvan Castano

Fairweather Faces works with all skin tones.

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Makeup Artist Uses Color-Coded Tool to Duplicate Celeb Looks

Paint by numbers approach helps women of all complexions get makeup right.

clock 20hFaye Brookman

Jen Atkin.

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Kardashian Hairstylist Jen Atkin Named the Most Creative Beauty Influencer of 2016

Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin combines content, professional education and product creation, while tending to her star-studded clientele.

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Simon Doonan and Jacquie Tractenberg at the opening of The Studio.

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Influencers Applaud The Studio Debut

Social media influencers now have a place of their own.

clock 23hFaye Brookman

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kona.

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Indie Beauty Execs Reveal Holiday Plans

From exponential growth to enormous acquisitions, Indie brands have had a great year. Here, how some founders plan on celebrating over the holidays.

clock December 9, 2016Jenny B. Fine

Katia Beauchamp and Alex Keith

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Highlights From the CEW Achiever Awards Luncheon

A feeling of female empowerment swept through CEW’s Annual Achievers Awards Luncheon, which recognized seven leaders in the beauty industry.

clock December 9, 2016Layla Ilchi

Central Emporium in New Delhi.

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India’s Future Group Makes Bold Statement With New Beauty Department

India’s largest retailer Central makes a bold statement with its newest beauty department.

clock December 9, 2016Mayu Saini

A BIG SEA Experts expect the acquisition wave to continue well into 2017.

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Beauty Acquisitions Expected to Continue in 2017

Experts expect the acquisition wave to continue well into 2017.

clock December 9, 2016Allison Collins

Pacifica Natural Beauty Sea Foam Complete Face Wash, ohn Masters Hair Care Zinc & Sage Shampoo With Conditioner, Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner, Everyday Shea Fair Trade Shea Butter- Unscented, Juice Beauty Antioxidant Moisturizer.

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Shopper Stalker: TriBeCa’s Target and Whole Foods

Layla Ilchi heads to TriBeCa to scope out Target’s beauty offering and the natural products selection at Whole Foods.

clock December 9, 2016Layla Ilchi

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Beauty Inc Editor’s Letter: The New Beauty Universe

The revolution will be globalized. Such is the rallying cry of Sephora, the recipient of the 2016 WWD Beauty Inc Visionary of the Year award.

clock December 9, 2016Jenny B. Fine

Sheryl Adkins-Green in Mary Kay’s Dallas offices.

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Master Class: Sheryl Adkins-Green On Mary Kay’s Messaging

At a time when many heritage brands are struggling, Sheryl Adkins-Green has helped propel the 50-year-old Mary Kay to powerhouse status.

clock December 9, 2016Jenny B. Fine

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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