How Beauty's Biggest Bankers Celebrate Deals

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How Beauty’s Biggest Bankers Celebrate Deals

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

clock 32mAllison 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.

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Charlotte Tilbury

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Peter Harf Ups Coty Stake

Harf increased his personal stake in the beauty business.

clock November 16, 2020Allison Collins

Freck Beauty

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Are Sheet Masks the New Plastic Straw?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Clairol's Nice 'n Easy hair coloring

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Coty’s Professional Divestiture Expected to Close by Nov. 30

Coty plans to use proceeds from the deal to pay down debt.

clock November 12, 2020Allison Collins

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Glow Foundation

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Revlon Exchange Conditions ‘Satisfied’

Revlon said the exchange should be complete Friday.

clock November 12, 2020Allison Collins

CelleRx Sarah Rutson Lena Xiao

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Sarah Rutson, Lena Xiao Launch Prescription-Grade Beauty Brand

CelleRx is incubated by NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, which also makes NeutroPhase and Avenova.

clock November 12, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Rea Ann Silva

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Rea Ann Silva on Being ‘The Only One in the Room’

The Beautyblender founder is one of eight women entrepreneurs featured in a new display in The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

clock November 12, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Pharrell Williams

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Pharrell Williams on Humanrace Skin Care, Entrepreneurship and 2020

The award-winning multihyphenate talks about his new venture, Nigo, Karl Lagerfeld, and why 2020 should be very upset with us.

clock November 12, 2020Obi Anyanwu

Revlon products

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For Now, Revlon’s Future Remains in Limbo

The beauty business is still determining the results of an exchange offer that expired Tuesday night, but a bigger and broader restructuring effort may be in order.

clock November 11, 2020Allison Collins

A rendering of Ulta Beauty at Target

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Analysts Applaud Ulta and Target Partnership, but Prestige Brands Quiet

Ulta successfully wooed prestige beauty brands to come into its mainline stores. But can it convince them Target is the right place, as well?

clock November 11, 2020Jenny B. Fine

Jill Kargman

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How Jill Kargman Survived Quarantine

The writer, actress, and host of the CEW Beauty Awards “never had a bad day” during the coronavirus pandemic.

clock November 11, 2020James Manso

An HSI statement said the ECHA-required tests will result in thousands of animals suffering.

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Animal Cosmetics Testing at Issue Again in the EU

Some beauty companies and the Humane Society International jointly published a statement decrying animal tests being required to prove worker safety.

clock November 10, 2020Jennifer Weil

A rendering of Ulta Beauty at Target

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Target and Ulta Beauty Team Up

Ulta Beauty at Target will debut in more than 100 Target stores and online in 2021, bringing prestige beauty to the mass market retailer.

clock November 10, 2020Jenny B. Fine

Marianna Hewitt

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Marianna Hewitt to Launch Podcast, ‘Life With Marianna’

The influencer and Summer Fridays cofounder will host guests such as Jen Atkin, Mona Kattan and Bobbi Brown to start.

clock November 10, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Judith Leiber More Is More

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EXCLUSIVE: Judith Leiber Launches Customizable Fragrance

The brand’s first fragrance allows for up to seven scent combinations.

clock November 9, 2020James Manso


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Launch Pad: Five New Beauty Device Launches

Consumer interest in devices proves they are more than just cogs in the beauty machine.

clock November 7, 2020James Manso

Fenty Beauty

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Twitter Releases First Beauty Report

Among the findings are Twitter’s diverse user set and what brands are doing right to garner engagement.

clock November 6, 2020James Manso

111SKIN, Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask

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‘Cleanical’ Skin-care Brands Grow by Double Digits

Skin care’s “cleanical” brands are on the upswing, proving consumers no longer have to choose between safety and science.

clock November 6, 2020James Manso

Trinity Mouzon Wofford

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Words of Wisdom From Women in Beauty

Although 2020 has presented unique challenges, women in beauty share their insights for staying grounded in tumultuous times.

clock November 6, 2020James Manso

CoverGirl Clean Fresh Makeup

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Coty’s Sue Nabi Says Coty Results ‘Exceeded Expectations’

For the first time in five years, Covergirl hasn’t lost shelf space in major American retailers, Nabi said.

clock November 6, 2020Allison Collins

Elancyl products

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Cantabria Labs Acquires Elancyl From Pierre Fabre

The skin-care brand last year registered sales of 9.8 million euros.

clock November 6, 2020Jennifer Weil

Isaac Boots

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Has the Boutique Fitness Boom Gone Bust?

Consumers are working out at home and online more than ever before — and industry insiders say this is unlikely to change anytime soon.

clock November 6, 2020Ellen Thomas

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