HAIR RESEARCH: L'Oréal is set to create a hair care research center in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen. Around 600 researchers and technicians will be based at the 3.7-acre site, which is to be operational by 2010. "The new hair care laboratories we are announcing today correspond to this organization's modern and original vision, to service the performance of our research and the safety of laboratories," said Jean-François Grollier, L'Oréal's executive vice president of research and development, in a statement issued Monday. He added the French beauty giant considered it important to locate the new site near its French research centers in Clichy and Asnières. L'Oréal did not disclose how much it will invest in the project. More than 3,000 people work in the company's 16 research centers around the world. In 2006, L'Oréal spent 533 million euros, or $726 million at current exchange, on research, and logged 569 patents.T.V. SCENTS: Jaye Hersh is expanding her QVC repertoire into beauty with the Tuesday launch of the perfume iT. The owner of the Los Angeles boutique Intuition will sell a 2-oz. bottle for $48 on the show "Beauty Newsmakers." For nearly two years, Hersh has offered apparel and accessories items that have found a following in her store and in Hollywood to the QVC audience. "If you don't have a chance to get to L.A., here's a chance to get a piece of Hollywood at a great value," said Hersh, explaining her appeal on the shopping channel.She added that iT has been available at her store for a year and has been picked up by various celebrities, including Denise Richards, Carmen Electra, Tori Spelling and Britney Spears. Due to legal reasons, Hersh will not discuss those names on QVC. Instead, she will elaborate on the fragrance by showing viewers its ingredients such as honeysuckle, tangerine, grapefruit, night blooming jasmine and blue tiger lily. "IT came out of my own mixes of scents through the years and people asking me what I am wearing," Hersh said. After her QVC beauty launch, she plans to grow the iT line with oil, candles, bath products and hair care. "They [QVC] are very much behind me," she said.CLEAR SKIN: BioCare Labs has launched a new skin care line, Naturally Clear Skin, aimed to nourish and refresh skin at drugstore prices. Products include BodyButter lotion, BodyButter cream, body oil, healing hand cream and lip balm. Each product contains advanced concentrations of shea and cocoa butter, essential oils and vitamins to deliver maximum hydration. The line is available nationwide with prices ranging from $1.40 for a lip balm to $8.99 for the lotion.PERFECT PILL: Vitabiotics Perfectil, a leading beauty and health supplement in the U.K. and Europe, is now available in the United States. For more than 35 years, the British company has manufactured leading consumer health care products that typically provide up to 28 essential vitamins, trace minerals and bioactive nutrients. Perfectil is a one-a-day tablet that provides nourishment for skin, hair and nail tissues and also doubles as a complete multivitamin. Antioxidants protect against sun damage and wrinkles while natural plant extracts increase radiant beauty, said a company spokesperson. The supplement is available at drugstores nationwide and retails for $16.99 for 30 tablets.SITE APPEAL: In November, London-based perfumery Ormonde Jayne will launch a new e-commerce Web site in the U.S. that will allow customers to browse new products and receive them the next day. Products available on the site will include Ormonde Jayne's famous scented candles, Parfum Absolute, Eau de Parfum and a new bathing range free of parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and artificial colors. In conjunction with the launch of the Web site, Ormonde Jayne's newest scent, Orris Noir — a dark, spicy oriental — will be available online as a Parfum d'Or Naturel, an Essential Bathing Oil and as a large scented candle.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)