HENKEL BEAUTY FLAT: The beauty division of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA turned in a flat third quarter in the face of a challenging market. Overall, the company’s net profit was down 58 percent to 101 million euros, or $152.2 million at average exchange. Earnings before interest and taxes for the beauty division, which includes brands like Schwarzkopf, Fa and Dial, were 96 million euros, or $144.6 million, up 4.1 percent over last year after adjusting for foreign exchange. Beauty unit sales were up 3.3 percent, when adjusted for foreign exchange, to 770 million euros, or $1.16 billion for the quarter ended in September. The Düsseldorf-based company, which owns some 750 brands in beauty, laundry, home care and adhesives, forecast above-market-average organic sales growth for cosmetics and toiletries, as well as increased operating profits. However, it lowered its overall full-year forecast and has said publicly it plans to shed up to 50 underperforming brands. Shares of Henkel decreased 7 percent to 21.63 euros, or $27.98 at current exchange, on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
NO LONGER BARE: As part of Completely Bare’s aggressive rollout plan, the company has opened a new hair removal spa on Bond Street in New York City, bringing its Manhattan spa count to five. According to Completely Bare’s founder, Cindy Barshop, who opened her first location on Madison Avenue 10 years ago, the salon chain has plans to roll out an additional 20 units throughout the U.S. over the next five years. With three treatment rooms, the new location at 25 Bond Street offers treatments such as permanent hair removal, waxes, age eraser and LED light facials and a spray-tan service. Medical director Mitchell Mandel will be on hand to help assist in researching and testing new technologies and treatments.
B SPOT HUNT: Benefit is kicking off its nationwide scavenger hunt to celebrate the launch of B Spot, the company’s newest fragrance. The hunt, which will be held from Nov. 13 to 15, will hand out 1,000 B Spot magnifying glasses across five Bloomingdale’s locations, including San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. While all customers will receive a B Spot gift when returning the magnifying glass to the Benefit counter, one winner at each Bloomingdale’s store will receive a $200 gift certificate to shop at Bloomingdale’s and a separate $200 Benefit Cosmetics shopping card. Another 15 winners will receive a full-size bottle of the new B Spot scent. TRACEY’S NEW TEAM: Colorist Tracey Cunningham has left the Neil George Salon to team up with stylist Byron Williams. With the move, the 3,000-square-foot eponymous salon that Williams opened in Beverly Hills about a year ago is being renamed Byron & Tracey. “He already has so many great people who work for him, and I was drawn to the idea of joining forces,” said Cunningham. Cunningham, who is creative color consultant for Redken, worked at Art Luna before amassing a client list at Neil George that boasts Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Lopez and Molly Sims. Williams, a Privé alum, is responsible for the tresses of many young Hollywood stunners, including Joy Bryant, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Tisdale and Nicole Richie. Williams and Cunningham are also partnering on a product line expected to launch next year. GREEN LIVING: Physicians Formula is looking into the real estate market to green things up, one building at a time, with its organic cosmetics. The brand, which launched Organic Wear, a 100 percent Natural Origin EcoCert certified cosmetics line earlier this year, is partnering with eco-friendly condominiums nationwide to spread the word about its green makeup. Packaged in eco-friendly reusable boxes, Organic Wear Welcome Kits have already been handed out to residents of several new green buildings in major cities including The Visionaire in Battery Park City, N.Y., as well as the Macallen Building in Boston.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)