BEAUCHANT TO BLACK'UP: Ethnic beauty brand Black'Up has named Sigolène Morichau Beauchant managing director, a new post. Beauchant was recruited by the company's shareholders to restructure Black'Up's internal organization and oversee its international expansion. Beauchant, who took the position in February, was previously managing director of Elytis perfumery and had also worked at Chanel, Bourjois and Helena Rubinstein. Black'Up has more than 200 doors worldwide.

FINGER FASHION: When it comes to sporting the season's hottest stilettos, sometimes it's best to let your fingers do the walking. Since the Charles Worthington hair salon on London's Percy Street has started offering manicures inspired by Christian Louboutin's signature scarlet-soled shoes, dressing digits has become a snap. Manicurist Zoe Pocock paints nails whatever shade her clients desire and adds a red hue beneath the tips to recall the soles of Louboutin's designs, all to the tune of 35 pounds, or about $68.

MAKEUP MANIA: In only its second year, the Makeup Show NYC is attracting new exhibitors, including Shu Uemura, BECCA Cosmetics, Lord & Berry and Victoria's Secret Beauty. The two-day trade show targeting professional makeup artists will welcome back celebrity makeup artist Billy B, who will hold two hands-on workshops and be the closing keynote speaker. There will also be other seminars, lectures and workshops. This year's trade show is at the Metropolitan Pavilion May 13 to 14.

BIG APPLE BEAUTY: Cosmopolitan has teamed up with city tourism agency NYC&Co for a yearlong partnership to decorate the city with colorful banners, which will feature some of the magazine's images along with the tag line "Beauty Capital of the World." Beginning tonight, the

8-foot by 3-foot banners will appear on street poles throughout New York. "We felt that it was time to recognize the importance of the beauty industry and New York's premier place in it," said Donna Kalajian Lagani, senior vice president and publishing director of Cosmopolitan, in a statement.

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