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All the Beauty M&A Deals of 2021

Beauty M&A deals from Estée Lauder, Shiseido, L’Oréal and more.

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Inside Ulta Beauty’s New NYC Herald Square Store

“The New Yorker, they like to get in and get out.”

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Beauty Sales Different 2021

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Beauty Spending Will Look Different in 2021

“They’re calling it the she-session. That’s going to affect beauty sales, that’s going to affect the quest for value.”

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Beauty Features

Sephora Is Opening 260 More Stores in 2021, Including Sephora at Kohl’s

Even with billions in online sales, Sephora’s move expresses continued confidence in retail.

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Madison Reed Doubles Sales, Raises $52 Million

“We have a completely different business than we had 18 months ago.”

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Color Cosmetics

Estée Lauder Is Closing Becca

Negatively impacted by the coronavirus, Becca will officially close in September.

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The Ordinary Products

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: In Largest Deal Yet, Estée Lauder to Acquire Deciem at $2.2B Valuation

In three years, Lauder plans to buy the rest of the company at a to-be-determined valuation.

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Skin Care

Behind HydraFacial’s $1 Billion Valuation 

HydraFacial has released sales figures and they are higher than expected.

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Paula's Choice launches with Sephora

Skin Care

Paula’s Choice Launches With Sephora

Paula’s Choice continues to acquire customers online.

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Beauty companies should aim for transparency and provide updates on diversity and inclusion commitments that were promised last summer.

Beauty Features

Here’s Where Beauty Stands in Its Progress Toward Racial Equity

In January, WWD Beauty Inc reached out to more than a dozen major beauty companies to track whether internal progress had been made toward diversity.

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Fearless Fund

Beauty Features

Fearless Fund Teams With Steve Madden to Support Women of Color Entrepreneurs

“It’s not just the lack of diverse investments, it’s a lack of diverse investors.”

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Drybar cofounder Alli Webb

Beauty Features

WellBiz Brands Acquires Drybar Salon Rights

WellBiz acquired franchise rights for Drybar, which has 141 locations in the U.S.

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Beauty Features

These Brands Owned by People of Color Are Part of Sephora Accelerate 2021

The brands will go through a six-month digital program that culminates with a pitch day.

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CoverGirl Clean Fresh Makeup

Beauty Features

Coty Sales Drop 16% in Holiday Quarter

Coty’s sales were down over the holiday quarter, and the ceo said Kylie Jenner’s beauty manufacturing agreement with Seed Beauty has now expired.

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Estee Lauder brands

Beauty Features

Skin Care Drives Estée Lauder Sales Gains Over Holiday Quarter

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Estée Lauder posted 5 percent net sales growth.

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