Ellen Thomas


Beauty Features

James Dyson Talks Fifth Avenue Store, Expanding Beauty Business

The new store, situated at 640 Fifth Avenue, features a salon area where shoppers can get blowouts from stylists using the signature Supersonic hairdryer.

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Love Beauty and Planet

Beauty Features

Unilever Builds Another Brand, Love Beauty and Planet

Love Beauty and Planet is a sustainability play for young consumers, launching in wide mass distribution in January.

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New Physicians Formula items for 2018.

Beauty Features

Physicians Formula Expands Products, Changes Packaging

The Markwins-owned brand is embarking on a total revamp for 2018.

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Brands are launching hair masks, serums and scrubs as the skinification-of-hair trend builds momentum.


The Skinification of Hair: Scalp Scrubs, Serums, Hair Masks Drive Category

The segment is borrowing from skin care to develop products offering updated treatments and regimens.

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The Ulta Beauty store in Manhattan

Beauty Features

Undercover Shopper: Ulta Beauty

WWD’s mass-market beauty editor, Ellen Thomas, hits Gotham’s new Ulta store to see how the Midwest-based chain rates with Millennial Manhattanites.

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Loli Beauty

Beauty Features

Loli Beauty’s Clean, Customizable Offer

Beauty industry veteran Tina Hedges is banking on the wellness and customization trends in beauty.

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Felicity Jones

Beauty Features

Clé de Peau Beauté Names Felicity Jones Face of Brand, Embarks on Relaunch

Jones’ first campaign launches in January, marking the start of Clé de Peau’s total brand relaunch.

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Dave Kimbell, Ulta Beauty

Beauty Features

Ulta Beauty’s Dave Kimbell Talks First Manhattan Store

Industry sources say the retailer will definitely expand its presence throughout the borough.

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Rob Robillard

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: QVC Appoints Rob Robillard to Lead Beauty

Robillard starts immediately in his new role — vice president of beauty merchandising.

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Beauty Features

Glossier’s Creative Director Helen Steed Takes New Role at Aruliden

Steed, who worked with Emily Weiss in the early days of Glossier, will start at the design and branding agency in December.

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Chris Salgardo, Xavier VeyJeffrey Fashion Cares Cocktail & Runway Show, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, USA - 03 Apr 2017

Beauty Features

Chris Salgardo Steps Down at Kiehl’s, Megan Grant Named Brand President

Salgardo will stay on as brand ambassador, representing the brand in charitable endeavors.

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Neiman Marcus Trending Beauty Shop

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Neiman Marcus Unveils Trending Beauty Shop

The retailer is ushering in 650 products from 45 new-to-Neiman’s brands, in an effort to flood the beauty floor with newness.

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The Replenisher Shampoo and Conditioner

Beauty Features

Unilever Builds a New Brand

The hair and body brand was incubated in less than a year by a designated team meant to move faster within the consumer goods organization.

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A beauty department at an expanded Anthropologie store.

Beauty Features

Retailers Increasingly Bet on Beauty

Madewell has joined a slew of traditional apparel retailers that now sell beauty — including Anthropologie, Forever 21 and Free People.

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Philip Kingsley at home in Hambleden, 2004.


Philip Kingsley’s Blake Hughes Talks Growth Strategy

The new chief executive officer began work with the U.K.-based hair brand from Unilever’s Murad this month.

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Jonathan Saunders and Diane von Furstenberg at the CFDA Fashion Awards after party


Jonathan Saunders Resigns as Chief Creative Officer of DVF

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