Negin Mirsalehi


Indie Hair-care Brand Gisou Makes Strides in U.S. Market With Sephora

Buoyed by funding from Vaultier7 and a new deal with Sephora, the brand founded by influencer Negin Mirsalehi is now poised to expand rapidly in the U.S.

clock August 11, 2020Samantha Conti

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EXCLUSIVE: Hair Industry to Gift Free Services to COVID-19 Hospital Workers

The digital platform, Frontline Fortnight, is created by celebrity hairstylists Lucy Halperin, Jeremy Tardo and Amanda Shuttleworth.

clock July 17, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Bread Beauty Supply


Bread, Now at Sephora, Aims to Simplify Black Women’s Hair Routines

“It’ll be a long term challenge for us to really flip that narrative and say that there’s nothing wrong with frizz.”

clock July 14, 2020Allison Collins

Colorsmith Hair Color Men


Madison Reed, ESalon Expand Into Men’s Hair Color

Following the coronavirus-induced boost in sales, DTC hair color brands are going after a new customer.

clock July 6, 2020James Manso

Chris Appleton


Chris Appleton on Life in Quarantine

His clients include Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian West.

clock June 28, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

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Pantene USA Partners With The Dresscode Project for Pride

The Dresscode Project provides gender-inclusive haircuts and services to the LGBTQ community.

clock June 22, 2020James Manso

Ted Gibson and Jason Backe pose for a portriat at STARRING by Ted Gibson in Los Angeles, California on June 6, 2020.


Ted Gibson on Lack of Recognition: ‘I Know It’s Because I’m Black and Because I’m Gay’

The hairstylist and his husband and business partner, Jason Backe, discuss racial injustice and the reopening of their “smart” salon, a “COVID-19-safe concept” that’s arguably the beauty shop of the future.

clock June 12, 2020Ryma Chikhoune



The Corona-Beard: Men’s New Quarantine Hobby

Brands are benefiting from men growing their facial hair experimenting with new looks while on lockdown, but will the new hobby remain?

clock April 10, 2020Obi Anyanwu

Becca Cosmetics


Bob DeBaker Joins Luxury Brand Partners

DeBaker will oversee IGK and a not-yet-released new brand.

clock March 20, 2020Allison Collins

Backstage at Moschino RTW Fall 2020


The Best Fall 2020 Hairstyles From the Runways of London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week

WWD is breaking out the essential fall hairstyles for 2020, straight from the runways of the European fashion weeks.

clock February 19, 2020WWD Staff



Gisou Poised for Multimillion-Dollar Growth With Vaultier7 Investment

The luxury, honey bee-inspired hair-care brand founded by the influencer Negin Mirsalehi is gunning for revenues of $100 million-plus after investment from Vaultier7.

clock February 10, 2020Samantha Conti



Amazon-Based Hair Accessories Business Pulleez Receives Minority Investment

The brand just released a line of hair accessories for natural, curly and textured hair.

clock January 30, 2020Allison Collins

Scotty Cunha


EXCLUSIVE: Hairstylist Scotty Cunha Launches Rosé Rescue

The brand, funded by The Only Agency, will first release a hair mask that doubles as a leave-in conditioner.

clock January 28, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

JuE Wong


Olaplex Taps JuE Wong as CEO

The business was recently taken over by private equity firm Advent International.

clock January 13, 2020Allison Collins

Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight


Mindy McKnight of CuteGirlsHairstyles Debuts Hair Brand at Walmart

Influencer Mindy McKnight, mom to influencers Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight, partnered with Maesa on the line.

clock December 26, 2019Ellen Thomas

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