WELLA DOWN UNDER: Wella announced Tuesday that it has acquired the Brisbane, Australia-based hair care company, PPS Hairwear Australia. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The privately owned company specializes in care and...
WELLA DOWN UNDER: Wella announced Tuesday that it has acquired the Brisbane, Australia-based hair care company, PPS Hairwear Australia. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The privately owned company specializes in care and styling products which are sold to end consumers via salons. In 2002, PPS Hairwear sales reached about $14 million. The Australian company’s most well-known brand is PPS, a moderate-to-higher priced hair care and styling range, joined by the high-priced styling lines, D Zine, D Frizz and D Fuse. The company’s products are also exported to Europe and Southeast Asia.
STAR TURN: Call it serious star power: Dustin Hoffman, Mena Suvari, Morgan Freeman and Val Kilmer were among the famous fans who stopped by Kiehl’s celebrity suite at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Attendees, who had the chance to test out the brand’s newest products — including Solid Grooming Aid, Amino Acid Shampoo and Supremely Gentle Eye Make-up Remover —?were given prescriptions for individualized skin care regimens, as well as a healthy helping of the company’s products, including Lip Balm #1, All-Sport Non-Freeze SPF 30 and Creme de Corps.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)