California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines his 2021-2022 state budget proposal during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Beauty Features

California Beauty Professionals Sue Gov. Gavin Newsom

Beauty establishments and barber shops are looking to reopen their doors and receive financial relief.

clock 10hRyma Chikhoune

Shiseido's Essential Energy collection.

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Shiseido in Talks With CVC to Sell Personal-Care Business

Japan’s largest beauty company said the deal could take place around the first half of 2021.

clock 12hJennifer Weil

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India’s New Cosmetics Regulations Lower Barrier to Entry

“These measures do give more confidence to foreign brands to bring their brands into India.”

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Shiseido skin-care set

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Sale of Shiseido Personal Care Business Imminent: Sources

Japan’s largest beauty company is reportedly in talks with CVC Capital Partners to divest its noncore holdings.

clock 19hJennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Inaugural Ball Beauty Moments Through the Years

A look back on past hair and makeup looks from first ladies at inaugural balls.

clock 19hJames Manso

David Yi

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David Yi on History’s ‘Pretty Boys’

The Very Good Light founder shares insights on gender identity and beauty’s political past in his forthcoming book.

clock 21hAlexa Tietjen

President Joe Biden hugs first lady Jill Biden as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Beauty’s Top CEOs on President Biden’s Priorities

William Lauder, Mary Dillon and other beauty leaders weigh in on their expectations for the incoming administration.

clock 21hJenny B. Fine

President and Mrs. John Kennedy leave the White House January 20, 1961 for a tour of inaugural balls.

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Inaugural Ball Beauty Moments Through the Years

clock January 22, 2021WWD Staff

Matteo Magnani has joined Firmenich

Beauty Features

Firmenich Creates Chief Consumer and Innovation Officer, Perfumery, Role

Matteo Magnani, formerly of P&G, has been appointed to that role at the Swiss fragrance and flavors supplier.

clock January 21, 2021Jennifer Weil

As the veil lifts on the topic of feminine care, modernized vagina-centric products such Queen V The Spritzer Rosewater Spray and vibrators from Smile Makers and Dame Products are growing in availability.

Beauty Features

RB Acquires Feminine Health Business Queen V

Queen V’s founder once said her mission was to “destigmatize the word vagina.”

clock January 21, 2021Allison Collins

At the TFWA trade show.

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TFWA Trade Show Set to Return to Cannes in September

The premier travel-retail trade show was canceled last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

clock January 20, 2021Jennifer Weil

Gemmist hair care

Beauty Features

Gemma Labs Raises $2.75 Million in Funding

The investments follow a funding round closed in April 2020.

clock January 20, 2021James Manso

olay, best eye cream for wrinkles and crows feet

Beauty Features

P&G Executives Talk Post-Coronavirus Shopping Landscape

P&G predicts permanent shifts toward e-commerce and reputable brands.

clock January 20, 2021Allison Collins

Andre Schulten

Beauty Features

Executive Moves: Coty’s Women-Majority Board, Plus Moves at L’Oréal, Clarins and P&G

P&G has a new CFO, Harvey Nichols has a new head of beauty, and SkinCeuticals gets a new general manager in the U.S.

clock January 18, 2021James Manso

Norma Kamali

Beauty Features

Norma Kamali on Her New Book and the Future of Wellness

Designer Norma Kamali chronicled her lifelong journey with wellness in her new book, “I Am Invincible.”

clock January 18, 2021James Manso

Backstage at Etro Men's Fall 2021

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Backstage at Etro Men’s Fall 2021

WWD went behind the scenes at Etro Men’s Fall 2021 show in Milan.

clock January 17, 2021WWD Staff

Délphine Viguier-Hovasse

Beauty Features

Master Class: Délphine Viguier-Hovasse

L’Oréal Paris’ global brand president on the evolution of mass-market beauty, key goals for 2021 and what she loves best about the business.

clock January 17, 2021Jennifer Weil

Essie nail polish is now vegan and eight free

Beauty Features

By the Numbers: Top 10 Mass Market Beauty Categories of 2020

2020 data from IRI points to beauty’s bright spots in the year ahead.

clock January 16, 2021James Manso

Makeup fans in China

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Beauty Brands’ Race Is On to Enter China Directly

French beauty companies can now apply to export to China without prior animal testing on their products.

clock January 15, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

Ryan Destiny for Black Opal

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Under Black Female Ownership, Black Opal’s Refresh Heads Into Ulta

Under new owners Desirée Rogers and Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, Black Opal is launching at Ulta with new products, cleaning up formulations and aiming to be the go-to brand for women of color.

clock January 15, 2021Allison Collins


Beauty Features

Mass Market Executives on New Launches from Olay, L’Oréal Paris, and Neutrogena

Clean beauty, hair care, and long-wear color: where the mass market is hedging its bets in 2021.

clock January 15, 2021James Manso

Andrew Stanleick

Beauty Features

Coty’s Andrew Stanleick on the Future of Cover Girl

The executive says the brand is getting back to growth.

clock January 15, 2021Ellen Thomas

Mass Retail Comes Into Focus

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Mass Retail Comes Into Focus

As the lines between prestige and mass continue to blur, retailers are taking a multipronged approach to reinventing their beauty departments.

clock January 15, 2021Faye Brookman


Skin Care

Australian Skin Care Brand Ultraceuticals Launches in the U.S.

The company continues to partner with professionals at medical spas, beauty spas and salons as part of its strategy to reach consumers.

clock January 15, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Thirteen Lune Site

Beauty Features

Thirteen Lune Raises $1 Million, Invested by Sean Combs, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts

The online platform sells Black- and brown-owned beauty brands.

clock January 15, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Beauty customers in China

Beauty Features

‘Ordinary’ French Cosmetics Can Now Forego Animal Testing in China

France is the first EU country where beauty-makers are able to apply for a certificate of “good manufacturing practices” and safety assessment needed for exporting such products.

clock January 14, 2021Jennifer Weil

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Ulta Beauty Names New Makeup Merchant

Changes on the merchandising team come after strong headwinds in makeup sales.

clock January 14, 2021James Manso

A badger

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L’Oréal Bans Animal Hair in Its Brushes

The world’s largest beauty-maker joins almost 100 beauty brands in ceasing the manufacture of badger-hair brushes.

clock January 14, 2021Jennifer Weil

vertical beauty alliance

Beauty Features

RPG, Mana Products and Meiyume Form the Vertical Beauty Alliance

The agreement, dubbed Vertical Beauty Alliance, offers full services for brands going to market.

clock January 14, 2021James Manso

Dave Smith, Estée Lauder svp new business development

Beauty Features

Estée Lauder Hires Dave Smith for M&A Role

Shana Randhava, who was in the new business development role before Smith, has taken on a larger role leading Estée Lauder’s New Incubation Ventures.

clock January 14, 2021Allison Collins

Sephora racial bias in retail study

Beauty Features

Sephora Releases ‘Racial Bias in Retail’ Study

The in-depth report aims to quantify the depths of bias in retail.

clock January 13, 2021Alexa Tietjen

From Juliette Has a Gun

Beauty Features

Juliette Has a Gun Gets Minority Backing

Cathay Capital has taken a stake in the 15-year-old, Paris-based niche fragrance brand.

clock January 12, 2021Jennifer Weil

Blanca Juti

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L’Oréal Names New Chief Communications Officer

Blanca Juti will also join the beauty group’s executive committee starting in April.

clock January 12, 2021Jennifer Weil

Harris Reed MAC Cosmetics

Beauty Features

Fashion Designer Harris Reed Collaborates With MAC

Reed’s fluid fashions have been worn by Harry Styles, Solange Knowles and Troye Sivan.

clock January 12, 2021Alexa Tietjen

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Goli’s New Ashwa Vitamin Said To Be Selling 200 Bottles Per Minute

At $19 each, that would put the company at well over $10 million in product sales since launch. 

clock January 11, 2021Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

Ipsy Issues 6-Month Update on Commitments to Black-Owned Beauty Brands

Ipsy is adding Pat McGrath Labs, Briogeo, Uoma and other Black-owned beauty brands into Glam Bags this year.

clock January 11, 2021Allison Collins

L'Oréal's Perso customizable, on-demand makeup, introduced at CES 2020, will launch this spring at YSL.

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L’Oréal’s Perso Custom Lipstick to Land at YSL

The beauty company announced that its on-demand custom lipstick will land at Yves Saint Laurent this spring.

clock January 11, 2021Adriana Lee


Beauty Features

Beauty Rolodex: European Investors

A listing of some key venture capital and private equity players in the beauty space.

clock January 10, 2021Jennifer Weil and Sandra Salibian and Samantha Conti

Virginie Courtin-Clarins

Beauty Features

Virginie Courtin-Clarins Named Deputy CEO of Groupe Clarins

The executive now also heads up the French beauty maker’s corporate social responsibility.

clock January 8, 2021Jennifer Weil

Estee Lauder

Beauty Features

U.S. Named Second Cheapest Beauty Market

A new report from Cosmetify outlines the cheapest — and most costly — markets for buying beauty.

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

Billie Eilish

Beauty Features

By the Numbers: TikTok Aesthetics Gain Search Traction

Data from Spate shows growing search volume for different social media aesthetics.

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

Stéphane de la Faverie

Beauty Features

Master Class: Stéphane de la Faverie

The global brand president of Estée Lauder on cross-generational, cross-geographical relevance on the eve of Lauder’s 75th anniversary.

clock January 8, 2021Jenny B. Fine

Photo courtesy of Annette Green

Beauty Features

Annette Green Fund-raises for Frontline Workers’ Mental Health

Green’s goal for the campaign, which benefits frontline workers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, is $100,000.

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

Essie nail polish is now vegan and eight free

Beauty Features

Essie Goes Vegan, ‘Eight-Free’

As of the end of 2020, all formulas being produced and distributed by Essie are vegan and “eight-free.”

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

Cindy Crawford is a partner in new wellness brand Ladder

Beauty Features

Beauty Leaders Set Their Intentions

When it comes to 2021, is there anyone who isn’t planning for better days ahead? Here, New Year’s resolutions from some of beauty’s most forward-looking leaders.

clock January 8, 2021Jenny B. Fine

Dr. Gerry Curatola Center

Beauty Features

Wellness Trends to Watch in 2021

Experts project for consumers to take more personal control of their individual health and wellness in the year ahead.

clock January 8, 2021Ryma Chikhoune


Beauty Features

Hard Candy Cofounders Team With Halsey on About-Face Cosmetics Brand

“Every tenet of our business has to do with breaking the rules,” Dineh Mohajer said.

clock January 8, 2021Alexa Tietjen

A rendering of Ulta Beauty at Target

Beauty Features

The Evolution of Beauty Retail: Who’s Gaining Share, and Who’s Losing It

E-commerce, curbside pickup, Ulta Beauty with Target and Sephora with Kohl’s. The beauty retailing shifts you should pay attention to for 2021.

clock January 8, 2021Allison Collins

Merci Handy's Flower Power kit

Beauty Features

Making Beauty Brands Into BFs

The most successful indie brands are tapping into the evolving consumer zeitgeist of today.

clock January 8, 2021Jennifer Weil

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