BOOK REPORT: Bobbi Brown’s library is growing. Her second book, “Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty,” goes on sale this month for $25 at Bobbi Brown Essentials counters and select bookstores.
Subtitled “Everything a teen needs to look pretty, natural, sexy and awesome,” the book covers a range of makeup-related issues and touches on teen traumas like braces, acne and the prom.
The book was co-written by former Harper’s Bazaar beauty director Annemarie Iverson.
As part of the promotional effort, Brown will appear at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York for a book signing on July 27.
Her last book, 1997’s “Bobbi Brown Beauty: The Ultimate Beauty Resource,” sold 150,000 copies.
CHAMPION OF THE PEOPLE: A new award will be presented this year by the Fragrance Foundation.
Called the “Circle of Champions,” the award will honor an individual who has made a newsworthy impact on the fragrance industry during the previous year. A ceremony will be held at the Sky Club this November.
HEAVY DUTY DETAILS: Alex Volkman, president of Heavy Duty Co., was honored with the Cosmetic Entrepreneur Award for Leadership last month. The award, which celebrated Volkman for outstanding business and personal contributions to the cosmetics industry, was given by the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Association (ICMAD).
Heavy Duty Co., a line of unisex personal care products with a nod to car mechanics, was started up two years ago and can be found in stores such as Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Sephora.
WATER TREATMENT: Clarins is jumping into the moisture market with two new skin care items designed to keep skin “perfectly hydrated.” Moisture Quenching Hydra-Balance, in cream and lotion, and Thirst Quenching Hydra-Balance Mask, targeted at the under-40 market, will hit stores in November. Key ingredients include plant and marine extracts, such as cactus, that work to retain water where needed and regulate evaporation, according to Clarins. Naturally, skin is 60 to 70 percent water, but aging, poor diet, alcohol, pollution, as well as exposure to sun, wind and cold, can dry out skin.
L’OREAL MOVES: L’Oreal announced that it has created
a secretary general position within the group’s admini-strative and financial department.
Loic Armand, general manager of L’Oreal’s business in Japan, has been put in charge of coordinating L’Oreal’s holdings in Europe and of creating new holdings in other countries.
Michel Somnolet, who is vice president in charge of the general management of the group’s administration and finances, oversees the secretary general.
Meanwhile, Marc Menesguen, general manager of Lancome International, is in charge of the general management of L’Oreal’s affairs in Japan.
He was also named assistant managing director for Asia. Menesguen will work with Jean-Paul Agon, managing director of the Asian zone.
Fabrice Boe Dreyfus, managing director of Helena Rubinstein International, has been put in charge of the general management of Lancome International.
HAIR LINE: Everybody wants a thicker head of hair and Michael diCesare is coming to the rescue of consumers with an algae-based product called AquaBiotics Topical Hair and Scalp Treatment. DiCesare, the head hair stylist for the Late Show with David Letterman, teamed up with Foltene, the Italian pharmaceutical firm, to create the product. The product retails for $45 where diCesare products are sold.