Beauty Features

Coty Completes Wella Divestment

Coty has a plan to reduce debt to around $5 billion next year.

clock 1hAllison Collins

A rendering of Sephora at Kohl's.

Beauty Features

Sephora and Kohl’s Sign Long-term Partnership

Sephora will significantly increase its off-mall penetration by teaming up with Kohl’s, and is phasing out its partnership with J.C. Penney.

clock 1hJenny B. Fine

Every Man Jack


Carlyle Bets on Men’s Grooming With Majority Stake in Every Man Jack

“We need to make a clean grooming movement,” said Every Man Jack ceo Ritch Viola.

clock 2hAllison Collins

Katherine Power Merit Beauty

Beauty Features

Merit Beauty: Katherine Power’s Five-Minute Makeup Brand

Merit Beauty will launch as a minimalist makeup brand with seven products, all of which are “clean.”

clock 9hAlexa Tietjen

The Zara Emotions Collection by Jo Loves, created by the perfumer Jo Malone.


Perfumer Jo Malone, Zara Ready for U.S. Fragrance Debut

The Zara Emotions Collection by Jo Loves, with fragrances, candles and paintbrushes, will land on Dec. 1.

clock 10hSamantha Conti

Inside L'Artisan Parfumeur's Paris flagship

Beauty Features

L’Artisan Parfumeur Goes Back to Its Roots

The Puig-owned niche fragrance brand just reopened its new flagship on Paris’ Rue Saint-Honoré.

clock 19hJennifer Weil

Monika Blunder Beauty

Beauty Features

Monika Blunder Introduces Eponymous Makeup Line

The makeup artist is introducing her eponymous makeup line with two debut products.

clock November 30, 2020James Manso

Escada Candy Love

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: Escada Fragrances Launching Branded Island Takeover in Animal Crossing

Two young female influencers will co-create an island in the social simulation game starting Dec. 7 to help promote the launch of the Escada Love Candy scent.

clock November 27, 2020Jennifer Weil

SmartyPants Vitamins

Beauty Features

Unilever to Acquire SmartyPants Vitamins

The Los Angeles-based company makes vitamins and supplements for children and adults.

clock November 25, 2020Ellen Thomas

Cosmetologist applying mask on client's face in spa salon

Beauty Features

Boulevard Salon Management Platform Raises $27 Million

Index Ventures and Toba Capital led the Series B investment.

clock November 25, 2020Jennifer Weil

Hero Cosmetics Rescue Mission Holiday Kit

Beauty Features

Beauty Banks on Discounts, D-to-c for Holiday

For the prestige beauty industry to end the year on par with last year, it would need to do $9 billion more in sales before yearend, according to NPD.

clock November 25, 2020Allison Collins

Alexis Perakis-Valat

Beauty Features

What’s Driving L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division’s Growth?

Alexis Perakis-Valat, president of the division, spoke about strategy.

clock November 25, 2020Jennifer Weil

Eyecue Report Diversity Beauty

Beauty Features

Darker Skin Tones Are Underrepresented on Social Media, Report Says

Eyecue’s report disproves the thinking that posts featuring darker skin tones don’t perform well.

clock November 25, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Carmen Electra

Skin Care

Carmen Electra on Her Vegan Beauty Line and Appearance on Upcoming ‘Baywatch’ Documentary

GoGo Skincare launches today.

clock November 25, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Karen T. Fondu, Crystal Chatman, Shanté Elliott, Sally Berenzweig, Brittany Sciavone, Ni'Cola Mitchell, Hetal Jani, Judy Winter, Shreyaa Venkat, Samantha Gerson, Raja B. Marhaba, Ali Goldstein, and Gracie Cavnar attend the 14th Annual L'Oréal Paris Women Of Worth Awards at The Pierre on December 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for L'Oréal )

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Paris Moves Women of Worth to NBC Broadcast

The brand has pivoted from an industry-insider event at The Pierre Hotel to a documentary-style program airing the night before Thanksgiving.

clock November 25, 2020Ellen Thomas

Leonard A. Lauder's book cover.

Beauty Features

Leonard A. Lauder Looks Back

“I always felt that I could do anything. I remember all of these experiences along the way that I had — nothing discouraged me.”

clock November 24, 2020Jenny B. Fine


Beauty Features

Givenchy Beauty, QVC Turn to Facebook Live Shopping

A Live Shopping test event led to an increase in online sales in August, according to Givenchy Beauty.

clock November 23, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Symrise headquarters in Holzminden, Germany.

Beauty Features

Symrise Acquiring Sensient’s Fragrance Business Unit

The deal is expected to bolster Symrise’s portfolio of natural, renewable fragrance ingredients and further expand its geographic reach.

clock November 23, 2020Jennifer Weil

How Beauty's Biggest Bankers Celebrate Deals

Beauty Features

How Beauty’s Biggest Bankers Celebrate Deals

“I went home to take a long, long nap.”

clock November 23, 2020Allison Collins


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Reflecting Consumer Demand, Beauty Retailers Showcase Wellness, Sustainability and Diversity

“Wellness has been incorporated into everything,” says The Detox Market’s director of brand partnerships, Elena Severin.

clock November 23, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Charlotte Tilbury

Beauty Features

The 10 Most Major Beauty Deals of 2020

This year has been ripe with beauty IPO activity, but has also seen its share of meaningful acquisitions.

clock November 22, 2020Allison Collins

Access to capital, especially for female founders of color, remains a challenge.

Beauty Features

Why Isn’t Beauty Investing More Inclusive?

Access to capital, especially for female founders of color, remains a challenge.

clock November 20, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Beauty Rolodex: U.S. Beauty Investors

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Beauty Rolodex: U.S. Beauty Investors

The key financial players in the beauty sphere.

clock November 20, 2020Allison Collins

The 10 Most Major Beauty Deals of 2020

Beauty Features

Despite COVID-19, Beauty M&A Is Booming

“Any time there’s change in the market and change in consumer behavior, it drives M&A. These are not temporary shifts, they are permanent shifts.”

clock November 20, 2020Allison Collins and Jennifer Weil

Inside Douglas' Berlin flagship

Beauty Features

Prestige Beauty Recovery Lags in Germany’s Largest Cities

In the third quarter, prestige beauty sales declined 23 percent in the country’s 10 biggest cities, versus an 11 percent dip elsewhere.

clock November 20, 2020Jennifer Weil

Kristin Walcott

Beauty Features

Kristin Walcott Named Kendo CEO as David Suliteanu Exits

Walcott was instrumental in the success of Fenty Beauty, as well as other Kendo-created lines.

clock November 19, 2020Allison Collins

Boy Smells Ganni

Beauty Features

Boy Smells Collaborates With Ganni on ‘Park Life’ Candle

The limited-edition candle is priced at $39 and sold exclusively at Space at Nordstrom.

clock November 19, 2020Alexa Tietjen


Beauty Features

Rachel Zoe Launches Fragrance Collection

The designer will roll out a travel-size collection, followed by full-size bottles next year.

clock November 18, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Chaul Mindful Skincare

Beauty Features

Beiersdorf Tests Face Care Created Specifically for Asia

Called Chaul, the three-product skin-care range entered South Korea before being rolled out elsewhere in the region.

clock November 18, 2020Jennifer Weil

Henry Rose

Beauty Features

Eurazeo Sells Iberchem to Croda

Under terms of the deal, Iberchem is valued at 820 million euros.

clock November 18, 2020Jennifer Weil

Bad Habit Morphe

Beauty Features

Bad Habit: Forma Brands’ New Skin-care Company

Bad Habit by Forma Brands launches with 10 sku’s aimed at relieving stressed-out skin.

clock November 18, 2020Alexa Tietjen

L'Oréal For Women in Science 2020 Fellows

Beauty Features

L’Oréal USA Reveals 2020 For Women in Science Fellows

The program, in its 17th year, is giving five female scientists research grants of $60,000.

clock November 17, 2020James Manso

Jill Kargman

Beauty Features

Inside the CEW 2020 Beauty Awards

The several-day virtual event named Awards winners in 48 categories.

clock November 17, 2020James Manso

Maude intimacy sexual wellness

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Dakota Johnson Invests in Maude

The actress is also joining the brand as a co-creative director.

clock November 17, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Huda Beauty false eyelashes

Beauty Features

Huda Tops 2020 Beauty Brand Ranking

Huda was followed by Kylie Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverley Hills and NYX Professional Makeup

clock November 17, 2020Jennifer Weil

Peter Harf

Beauty Features

Peter Harf Ups Coty Stake

Harf increased his personal stake in the beauty business.

clock November 16, 2020Allison Collins

Freck Beauty

Beauty Features

Freck Beauty Gets Investment From Stage 1 Fund, KarpReilly

Industry sources estimate the brand could do more than $10 million in retail sales next year.

clock November 16, 2020Ellen Thomas

Beauty Features

Editor’s Choice: Up-and-Coming Beauty Brands

These brands are the forward-thinking picks of WWD’s beauty editors.

clock November 15, 2020WWD Beauty

Salt & Straw Fragrance


Salt & Straw Releases Fragrance That Smells Like Their Ice Cream Shops

The scent is available now.

clock November 15, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Nail artist Alicia Torello, manicurist to the likes of Anne Hathaway, leads the celeb-fronted charge on partial manicures.

Beauty Features

By The Numbers: Fashion Week’s Big Beauty Trends

Data from Trendalytics shows good skin staying “in,” with viral looks like the Evil Eye nail polish at Giambattista Valli gaining traction.

clock November 14, 2020James Manso

Peace Out Skincare

Beauty Features

Peace Out Skincare Partners With the Trevor Project

The partnership comes at a time of expansion for the skin-care brand.

clock November 14, 2020James Manso

Dior in Bloom

Beauty Features

Inside ‘Dior in Bloom,’ the Latest Book on Christian Dior

Ahead of the launch of Christian Dior Parfums’ latest book, “Dior in Bloom,” director of brand identity and culture Frederic Bourdelier recounts the famed couturier’s lifelong relationship with flowers.

clock November 14, 2020James Manso

As sustainability becomes top of mind for consumers and companies alike,
single-use beauty products like sheet masks may soon be a thing of the past.

Beauty Features

Are Sheet Masks Becoming a Thing of the Past?

The beauty industry is beginning to grapple with the wasteful nature of one of a popular category.

clock November 13, 2020Ellen Thomas

Proverb Lifefuelled Skincare

Beauty Features

Europe’s Buzziest Beauty Start-ups

These include an app for women of color to book at-home hairstylists; a refillable, natural cosmetics brand, and a software company focused on beauty services.

clock November 13, 2020Jennifer Weil and Sandra Salibian

Kate Spade

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: Maddie Ziegler to Front Kate Spade Fragrance

The scent is the first to be launched under the brand’s license with Inter Parfums.

clock November 13, 2020Jennifer Weil

Maddie Ziegler

Beauty Features

Maddie Ziegler on Kate Spade, Singing and a Dream Role

The multihyphenate is the face of Kate Spade’s new signature fragrance, due out starting Nov. 15 online at Ulta.

clock November 13, 2020Jennifer Weil

Russell Wilson and Ciara


EXCLUSIVE: Ciara and Russell Wilson Release Fragrances, Discuss Collaborating

The scents will be available on Nov. 17.

clock November 13, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Stetson Clothing

Beauty Features

Stetson Fragrance License Changes Hands

Previously held by Coty, the license will now be held by Edge Beauty, which is already eyeing other categories in beauty for Stetson.

clock November 13, 2020James Manso

Make Beauty products

Beauty Features

Make Beauty Acquired, Relaunch Set for 2021

Ben Bennett’s The Center has acquired Make Beauty, and tapped Violet Grey alum Carrie Barber to lead the revamp.

clock November 13, 2020Ellen Thomas

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