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BEIERSDORF APPOINTMENT: Beiersdorf Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG, has appointed William Graham vice president of sales, a new position. Graham will oversee the sales organization for Beiersdorf North America, and is charged with working with existing customers and identifying new avenues for sales growth. Graham was previously vice president of customer development at Novartis Consumer Healthcare’s over-the-counter business unit. His sales career began at Unilever, where he held progressive assignments in field sales, category management, customer marketing, sales training, regional sales and broker management.
VISION CHANGE: One Vision Management Group has named Sarah Lally global beauty education and conference program director for Global Beauty, and Clayton Chambers sales executive for Global Beauty. As program director, Lally will develop content for Global Beauty and will also oversee the logistics of scheduling and managing the conference on-site. Chambers will be responsible for sales and sponsorship opportunities. This year’s Global Beauty Exhibition & Conference will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from Oct. 6 to 8.
SOFTSHEEN GOES SKATING: SoftSheen-Carson sponsored the Figure Skating in Harlem annual gala on Monday at Central Park’s Wollman Rink. Candace Matthews, president of SoftSheen-Carson, was one of three co-chairs, along with Liz Cho of WABC-TV and Tamara Tunie of “Law & Order.” More than 650 people attended the event, which raised over $250,000 to build an indoor skating facility in Harlem. Singer Kelly Rowland, spokeswoman for SoftSheen-Carson’s Dark & Lovely line, was also in attendance and received an ice skating lesson from the program’s participants. Other notables on hand were Donald Trump, Carson Kressley and Richie Rich from fashion brand Heatherette. Attending from the figure skating world were Sasha Cohen, Shizuka Arakawa, Emily Hughes, Johnny Weir, Oksana Baiul, Timothy Goebel, Evan Lysacek, Dorothy Hamill and Tanith Belbin.
MELVILLE ROCKEFELLER MOVE: This June, the Patrick Melville Salon will move to the Sports Club/LA in Rockefeller Center, replacing the Warren-Tricomi salon. Rick Wellman will be color director of the salon, which will feature rotating art exhibitions.LIFTING UP SPIRITS: Lift Me Up Cards is hoping to lift the spirits of plastic surgery patients. Founded and created by Camie Dunbar and Matthew Santamarina, the greeting card line offers messages for people to send to congratulate friends and family members on their cosmetic procedures. The line is comprised of themed cards, featuring face-lift, liposuction, vein care, Botox, breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. Retailing at $2.95 each, the greeting cards are sold online at liftmeupcards.com.
HERE COMES THE SUN: This May, Tess plans to introduce A Day in the Sun Sports Kit, an assortment designed to protect teens from the sun’s UV rays, while keeping skin refreshed and blemish-free. The three products in the collection, which will bow in select Sephora stores, include Sun in Your Face, an orange-mint, oil-free sunscreen with SPF 30; Sun Kissed, a lip balm with SPF 15, and Wipe Out, orange-mint, blemish-reducing facial wipes. The kit will retail for $28, but all three items will be sold individually, the sunscreen for $20, the facial wipes for $18 and the lip balm for $16. The Tess brand, which was launched in 28 Sephora stores last fall, has increased its distribution to 37 doors in the chain. Starting in July, the company will enter 11 Ulta doors in the Chicago area. The company is also in talks to enter Selfridges next year.
SUMMER SUN: Napoleon Perdis is going bronze this summer as the company introduces its first line of self-tanning products. Being launched this month in Napoleon Perdis stores and select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Summer Sun will include eight body care products designed to build and enhance tans. Retailing from $28 to $37, items in the collection will include Summer Lovers Self Tanning Mousse, After Sun Body Oil, Smooth Over Body Scrub, Whipped Dream Tan Enhancer, Self Tanning Spray and Bronzing Moisturizing Mousse. Body Pack, a body wash and lotion, will also be available in both French lemon and fig and pomegranate scents.WEBBY NOMINEES: Hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet,” the 11th annual Webby Awards announced the nominees for Best Beauty and Cosmetics Site of the Year. They are Philips Norelco Bodygroom, Lynx, Clickmore, Axe Gamekillers and Axe Lab. Last year’s winner for Best Beauty and Cosmetics Site was Redken Haircolor. The Webby People’s Voice Awards also kicked off this week, allowing people around the world to vote for their favorite Web sites in more than 100 Webby categories. Through April 27, fans can cast their ballots online. Winners of the 11th Annual Webby Awards and Webby People’s Voice Awards will be announced on May 1.HONORING MARKHAM: Jim Markham, PureOlogy’s founder and chief executive officer, was one of five Orange County California business owners honored last month for his entrepreneurial spirit and success at the Sixth Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards luncheon, hosted by the Orange County Business Journal.
DELILAH ENDORSEMENT: National radio host Delilah is set to become the spokeswoman for Charles Worthington London starting at the end of this month. With her Premiere Radio Networks syndicated show airing on about 250 radio stations every evening, Delilah will represent the brand’s Results, Big Hair and Dream Hair hair care collections. “She reaches an audience that’s not served by the typical celebrity endorsement,” said Stuart Straus, chief executive officer of Beautology LLC, a Chicago holding company for the Worthington business. “Reaching 7.7 million women a week, Delilah has power and trust with her listeners.” As part of the brand’s restaging, which includes the Results and Big Hair lines, the company has doubled its distribution from 8,000 to 16,000 doors. Also beginning this month, select items from the Results and Big Hair lines will be available in 300 Target stores.