MORE BEAUTY: American International Industries, maker of the Andrea and Ardell beauty brands, has acquired a host of brands from Worldwide Cosmetics for an undisclosed amount, including China Glaze, Winning Nails, Waterworks, Strata Polished Nail and Gypsy Lash. Worldwide is based in North Hollywood, Calif. "We are excited to be a strong competitor in the nail-care polish category with the addition of these fashionable brands. They round out our extensive nail and lash product lines, enhancing and making them stronger," said Zvi Ryzman, president of AII, based in Los Angeles.
FRIZZOMETER: John Frieda Frizz-Ease has teamed with AccuWeather.com to give consumers a frizz forecast on how humid their cities are. The five-city tour kicked off Tuesday at South Street Seaport in Manhattan, where a 7-foot Frizz-Ease "Frizz-O-Meter" caught the attention of passersby and measured the level of frizz-inducing humidity in the air. On that day, the Frizz-O-Meter measured a Frizz Warning, meaning that humidity was between 60 percent and 70 percent and all hair types were likely to frizz. Other possible outcomes are the Frizz Watch (0 to 39 percent humidity), Frizz Advisory (40 percent to 59 percent humidity) and Frizz Emergency (80 percent to 100 percent humidity). John Frieda stylists helped consumers with styling tips and handed out samples of Frizz-Ease. The next city on the tour is Atlanta on July 15, followed by Houston on July 18, New Orleans on July 20 and Miami on July 22.
SUN (SAFETY) EXPOSURE: Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe have teamed to host a charity auction that will benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation. Up for bids at the auction, designed to raise sun-safety awareness, are fashion accessories autographed by celebrities, such as a Juicy Couture bathing suit and Alexis Bittar bangles signed by Salma Hayek and Glam Soul flip-flops signed by Lindsay Lohan. Each item will be auctioned off with six bottles of Jergens Natural Glow, a moisturizing lotion that imparts a buildable faux tan. The auction, slated to run Aug. 3-10, is intended to educate consumers on how to create a "healthy glow" without the sun. Consumers can view the items on Jergens.com and place bids on Gottahaveit.com. All proceeds go to the Skin Cancer Foundation to fund programs for the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)