SHAPER LOVE AFFAIR: Sebastian’s Shaper hairspray brand is celebrating 25 years of existence with limited edition packaging for its Re-Shaper hairspray. Sebastian has tapped as its latest visionary muse Brooklyn-born jewelry designer Pamela Love, whose edgy, rocker-biker designs inspired the limited edition collection’s newest imaging. This exclusive design for Shaper will appear in salons and beauty supply stores in August.
GO WEST: Jurlique is moving its Irvington, N.Y., marketing, sales and operations functions offices to Los Angeles, with a goal date of November. Currently Jurlique’s product development center is located in Los Angeles. Tim Brasher, global chief executive officer for Jurlique, will also be based out of the Los Angeles location.
SHISEIDO MOVES: Ariel Gentzbourger became senior vice president of Shiseido Europe on April 1. In the role, she has taken on some of the functions of Yoshiaki Sato, who was president of the Shiseido International Europe financial holding and Shiseido Europe before he became president and chief executive officer of Décleor and Carita International, both Shiseido Co. Ltd.-owned businesses, in February. Gentzbourger, who joined Shiseido in 1997, most recently held the title of vice president international.
STOCKING UP: Beauty.com and men’s personal care site Athisbest.com are briefly expanding from their virtual homes and taking to the streets with a physical presence in Manhattan today and Saturday. The sites, which are part of Bellevue, Wash.-based Drugstore.com Inc., are holding an event called the Summer Stock-Up, and feature a branded Airstream trailer where passersby can scoop up free beauty and grooming items and consultations. Today, the trailer will be in front of the Apple store at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue and will feature Peter Thomas Roth, Stila, Borghese, Zeno, Caudalie, Tarte, Anthony Logistics and Too Faced. Saturday, the trailer will be parked at the Soho House at 13th Street and Ninth Avenue and will feature Jane Iredale, Mission Skincare, Darphin, Urban Decay and Pop Beauty. Brands such as BareMinerals, Origins, Somme Institute and Korres will be available both days.
CULT FAVORITES: Henri Bendel’s Manhattan flagship has outfitted the far wall of the beauty floor with a smattering of cult beauty products from across the globe. A number of the products featured along the “quick fix” wall include Wonderbar facial soap, Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, Couto Toothpaste, Apivita face masks, Jao Goe Oil, The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ, Scott Barnes Body Bling and Fiat Luxe Felted Soaps.
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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Moisturizer brand Keri Lotion is celebrating its 50th anniversary with new “retro-inspired” packaging that’s a nod to its original design — and by partnering with stylist Phillip Bloch. Bloch will offer skin care tips along with cosmetic dermatologist Jeanine Downie at kerilotion.com. Keri Lotion, which is owned by Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis Group, is rolling out this month the new-look packaging with five products — Keri Original, Advanced, Shea Butter, Luxurious and Basic Essentials items, which range in price from $5.99 to $7.99. Retailers such as Wal-Mart, Rite Aid and Drugstore.com are to get the repackaged line.
FAME GAME: Lise Watier has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Canadian Fragrance Awards in Toronto. The award is given each year to a person who has made an exceptional contribution to the growth of the Canadian fragrance industry. Since the launch of Lise Watier Cosmétiques in 1972, Watier has introduced several perfumes to the Canadian market, including Andrade, Harmonies, Hymne au printemps, Ivresse and the big classic, Neiges. Headquartered in Montreal, Lise Watier Cosmétiques specializes in the production and distribution of selective cosmetics, skin care and fine fragrances and distributes its products in more than 1,300 sales outlets throughout Canada.
THE OPI CREDITS: OPI Products Inc., which released an “Alice in Wonderland” series of nail polishes earlier this year, is continuing its Hollywood affairs. The company has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation SKG to produce an OPI Shrek Collection affiliated with the movie “Shrek Forever After” and with Warner Bros. on Nicole by OPI shades inspired by the TV series “Gossip Girl.” The Shrek Collection started rolling out to salons last month and includes six polishes priced at $8.50 each. The four “Gossip Girl” Nicole by OPI shades, priced around $7, are launching in July at Target and in August at Walgreens, Ulta, Fred Meyer, H-E-B and Shoppers Drug Mart, among other mass stores.
COSMETIX WEST EXEC: Meg Tully has been appointed executive vice president of sales for Southern California-based private label manufacturer Cosmetix West and its home fragrance and personal care brand Infusion Organique. Most recently, Tully was with Archipelago Botanicals. Prior to Archipelago, she worked at Tsumura International, Seasons Inc. and Giorgio Perfume, where she and Cosmetix West president, Ron Chavers, were colleagues. Tully said she aims to grow Infusion Organique at high-end specialty shops, spas and department stores, including Bloomingdale’s, where the brand will soon undergo a five-store test. Infusion Organique is currently available in about 250 doors.
BRONZE FOR PLATINUM: Platinum, the skin care line that male model Marcus Schenkenberg did with German direct sales company LR Health and Beauty Systems, took home the BSB Bronze Award for innovation at French cosmetic materials trade show In-cosmetics last month. The line, launched in January, consists of Platinum Anti-Aging Cream, Platinum Express Eye-Cooler, Platinum Express Anti-Shine and Platinum Express Energizer, and contains cacti and green coffee beans. Sponsored by Symrise, BASF and Dow Corning, the BSB Innovation Awards yearly single out notable products for honors — this year’s focus was technology. First prize went to Babor’s Skinovage Nanocell, and silver was bestowed upon Dr. Rimpler Cutanova Nanosensitive Cream.