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Oribe Cofounder Daniel Kaner Talks Life After Acquisition

Daniel Kaner discussed how Oribe fits into Kao, as well as who inspired him to build several hair-care brands in a podcast moderated by Jodi Katz of Base Beauty Creative Agency.

clock February 14, 2018Faye Brookman

Face creams from the new Kanebo brand

Human Resources

Kanebo’s President to Step Down; Successor Appointed

Yoshihiro Murakami will take over from Masumi Natsusaka effective Jan. 1.

clock December 1, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Tinashe serves up John Frieda Hair Care`s newest campaign #HairTalks at coffee trucks in Manhattan


Tinashe Unleashes John Frieda Hair Care’s New Campaign

Intimate concert first of many elements of Hair Talks-Make Your Statement

clock February 10, 2017Faye Brookman

The Studio, an environment for influencers to bring brand stories to life, opens Tuesday.

Beauty Features

A Physical Space for Digital Influencers to Craft Brand Stories

Tractenberg & Co. is opening an interactive showroom for beauty and fashion influencers, designed by Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler.

clock December 1, 2016Faye Brookman


Kao Nine-Month Profits Grow 18.1%

The Japanese company’s sales slipped 0.9 percent in the period, negatively impacted by currency exchange effects.

clock October 27, 2016Kelly Wetherille


Kao H1 Income Rises 35.6%

The Japanese beauty company’s profit was boosted by increased sales of its consumer products in Asia and the decreased cost of petrochemical raw materials.

clock July 28, 2016Kelly Wetherille

Products from John Frieda.


Kao Full-Year Net Profit Jumps 24.2%

The company cited cost reduction measures, a weak yen and increased demand for cosmetics products by international tourists.

clock February 3, 2016Kelly Wetherille


Kao Raises H1 Profit Guidance

Improved sales in a couple of the company’s businesses and a delay of some expenses spurred the adjustment.

clock July 24, 2015Jennifer Weil



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