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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 23hAmanda 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



Infusium Looks to Pump Up Salon-Inspired Hair-Care Business

Listening to consumers resulted in lean lineup aimed at busy lifestyles.

clock 9hFaye Brookman

Aveda products


Estée Lauder Appoint’s L’Oréal Exec Barbara De Laere to SVP and GM at Aveda

De Laere previously worked with the Kérastase and Shu Uemura brands.

clock December 2, 2016Allison Collins

Henkel-owned Schwarzkopf Professional


Henkel North America to Bring Professional Hair-care Brands Under One Roof

The division is seeking to maintain the individual identities of its four professional hair-care brands while leveraging shared resources.

clock November 25, 2016Rachel Brown

Olaplex's products


Olaplex Sues L’Oréal for Patent Infringement

The purveyor of bond-strengthening solutions has generated $60 million in annual revenues from three stockkeeping units.

clock November 23, 2016Rachel Brown and Alex Wynne

Chris-Tia Donaldson created TGIN to serve her own hair needs


Creator of TGIN Taps Legal Skills to Win Retail Doors

Chris-Tia Donaldson got her start selling items from her trunk. Her line TGIN is now sold in Target, Whole Foods and Sally Beauty with more accounts to follow.

clock November 22, 2016Faye Brookman



Danilo’s Creativity Made Him the Go-to Hollywood Hairstylist

With unbridled creativity and a work ethic to match, Danilo is the go-to hairstylist for Hollywood and high fashion.

clock November 16, 2016Rachel Brown

Donald Trump and wife Melania on "60 Minutes."


Q&A: Melania Trump’s Hairstylist Mordechai Alvow

The Israeli hairdresser, New York salon owner and creator of the Yarok hair-care brand orchestrated the next first lady’s hairstyles on the campaign trail and is prepared to transition her locks into the White House.

clock November 15, 2016Rachel Brown


L’Oréal Professionnel Launches Exercise App for Hairdressers

Called 15’ Coach, it is meant to help people in salons fight against musculoskeletal disorders.

clock November 15, 2016Jennifer Weil

A look at Madison Reed's chatbot in action.


Madison Reed Introduces Hair-Color Chatbot on Facebook Messenger

The company asserts the consultation abilities of the virtual assistant rival those of professional hair colorists.

clock November 15, 2016Rachel Brown

Barefoot Blonde Hair


Barefoot Blonde Hair Delivers Pinterest-Worthy Extensions

The beauty influencer Amber Fillerup Clark, better known as Barefoot Blonde, has turned her blog into a brand.

clock November 14, 2016Rachel Brown



Ouai Connects to Hair-Care Customers With Online Consultations

Launching Nov. 17, the brand’s digital consultation service delivers personalized product suggestions to customers.

clock November 14, 2016Rachel Brown

MyShade offers consultation to remove the barriers of getting the wrong shade.


Clairol App Designed to Remove Barriers of At-Home Hair Coloring

Expert advice helps avoid buying the wrong color.

clock November 11, 2016Faye Brookman

Lightlab from eSalon


Balayage Arrives in Women’s Bathrooms: eSalon Ventures Into Highlights

The digital hair-color provider’s highlighting system called Lightlab could attract a younger demographic.

clock November 9, 2016Rachel Brown

Dubble Trubble


The Kids’ Hair-Care Choice: Dubble Trubble Grows at Target

The organic brand is carving out a position on mass-market shelves next to much larger personal-care players.

clock November 2, 2016Rachel Brown

On Hair Milan Edition


On Hair Milan Edition Spotlights New Trends

Held for the first time in Milan, the format drew over 7,000 operators of the industry.

clock October 26, 2016Sandra Salibian

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.


Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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