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Black-owned Beauty Businesses Thrive on Yelp

Data from Yelp shows heightened interest in Black-owned beauty businesses.

clock February 13, 2021James Manso

Giorgia Martone.


Fragrance Entrepreneur Giorgia Martone Dies at 41

Daughter of ICR’s Roberto Martone, she retained creative roles in the family-run fragrance manufacturing business, which develops scents for the likes of Salvatore Ferragamo and Bulgari.

clock January 30, 2021Sandra Salibian and Alessandra Turra

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Calif. Governor Vows to Fight Beauty Salons’ Lawsuit on Closures

Despite the state lifting a stay-at-home order, a state beauty industry association intends to keep backing a legal challenge.

clock January 27, 2021Kali Hays

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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

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Beauty Features

Money Inc: Insights From the Next Generation of Female Beauty Investors

“If you don’t change the makeup of the people in the room making investment decisions, how are you going to confirm you’re looking at and seeing the brands across the ecosystem?

clock October 16, 2020Allison Collins

Gianluca Toniolo speaking at the fourth edition of the Pambianco Beauty Summit in Milan.

Beauty Features

Italian Beauty Executives Assess Pandemic Impact in Physical Summit

Speakers at the event agreed that 2021 will be a transitional year.

clock September 18, 2020Sandra Salibian

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Skin Care

After 15 Years in Product Development, Sisley Launches Treatment Program La Cure

After 15 years in development, the Paris-based brand debuts their latest antiaging treatment.

clock September 10, 2020Emily Burns

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, brands are rethinking everything from corporate structure to ecommerce.

Beauty Features

How Companies Are Adapting Their Structure to Thrive in the New Normal

As companies come to terms with the new normal, insiders weigh in on what kinds of capabilities are going to be key to thriving in a forever-changed world.

clock June 28, 2020Jenny B. Fine

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Beauty Features

Diversity in Beauty’s C-suite

Diversity is still in short supply in the c-suites of big business. Here, how the 10 biggest beauty companies stack up.

clock June 7, 2020James Manso

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Beauty Features

By the Numbers: A Tale of Two Consumers

April data from Trendalytics shows consumers’ hand-washing searches, along with hand soap and TikTok trends.

clock May 29, 2020James Manso

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Government and Trade

Salons in California a ‘Few Weeks’ From Reopening, Governor Says

California appears to be picking up speed in its reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

clock May 18, 2020Kali Hays

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Beauty Features

Beauty Inc Launches Digital Series; First Episode Features L’Oréal USA’s CEO

The session will look at leadership during times of crisis.

clock April 23, 2020WWD Staff

Dr. Fresh, Vo5, and White Rain


Tengram Capital Partners to Acquire High Ridge, Owner of Zest and LA Looks

The deal comes at a time when dollar stores are growing and investing in beauty.

clock February 25, 2020Ellen Thomas

Paris Hilton, Pat McGrath and Millie Bobby Brown.

Beauty Features

Millie Bobby Brown Meets ‘Idol’ at the WWD Beauty Inc Awards

Millie Bobby Brown, Michelle Pfeiffer, Paris Hilton and other notable beauty entrepreneurs were in the audience for the 2019 WWD Beauty Inc Awards.

clock December 11, 2019Allison Collins

Drunk Elephant's lineup.

Skin Care

Shiseido Acquires Drunk Elephant for $845 Million

The “clean beauty” brand is expected to help strengthen the Japanese company’s footprint in the global beauty industry.

clock October 8, 2019Kelly Wetherille

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