Hoping he gets people “fired up to attack their day,” entrepreneur Mark Cuban will be the keynoter at the Professional Beauty Association’s business forum at the upcoming Cosmoprof North America show. More than 27,000 industry executives are expected to attend the event held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from July 13 through July 15.
Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a “shark” on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” has invested in beauty companies such as Simple Sugar and Hot Tot. He shared advice with WWD for beauty marketers heading to Cosmoprof, saying, “Have a great marketing plan and don’t think a product will sell itself.”
More than 930 companies hope his advice can help them be the next big thing at the show, organized by North American Beauty Events LLC, a joint venture company between BolognaFiere Group and the PBA. It is touted as the only beauty event in North America encompassing all sectors of the industry under one roof.
One section luring attendees is Discover Beauty, a curated assortment of start-up companies. Discover Beauty has emerged as a launch pad for innovative beauty brands in high-end retail stores, boutiques, salons and specialty retail doors, according to Daniela Ciocan, director of marketing for Cosmoprof North America, who recently previewed the show at a New York event touting past exhibitors. Announced at that event was a limited-edition Boutique-Glossybox, filled with unique products unveiled at Cosmoprof, which will go on sale to beauty consumers online in August.
The Discover Beauty lineup this year includes Coastal Salt & Soul, Doll Face Beauty, Drunk Elephant, Indie Lee, Karora Cosmetics, LightStim, Manuka Doctor, MD Solar Sciences, Monteil, Qiriness, Skin Nutrition, Skin&Co Roma and True Isaac Mizrahi. There’s also Discover Beauty Spotlights, a high-end display area featuring indie brands. This year’s lineup includes Ayres, Balanced Guru, Briogeo, Bernadette Thompson, Chiara, Daily Concepts, Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic, Glycelene, Ila Skincare, Londontown, Manna Kadar Cosmetics, MeBath, Salon in a Bottle, Sciote Skin, Simple Sugars, SoCozy, Spongelle and Thymes. All Discover Beauty brands will compete for the honor of company most likely to succeed as part of the Discover Beauty Award.
More and more retailers, such as Ulta and Walgreens, are migrating to Cosmoprof as an avenue to find products to separate them from the competition. There will also be a retail panel called “The Retail Evolution: What’s New in Stores,” comprised of Marcia Gaynor, divisional merchandise manager of prestige beauty for Walgreens; Space NK founder Nicky Kinnaird; Richard Parrott, president of Ricky’s NYC, and Shannon West, vice president of beauty for Costco Wholesale Corp.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye