The Awards Issue



Sephora reinvents the global dynamic.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Inc Editor’s Letter: The New Beauty Universe

The revolution will be globalized. Such is the rallying cry of Sephora, the recipient of the 2016 WWD Beauty Inc Visionary of the Year award.

clock December 9, 2016Jenny B. Fine

Sheryl Adkins-Green in Mary Kay’s Dallas offices.

Beauty Features

Master Class: Sheryl Adkins-Green On Mary Kay’s Messaging

At a time when many heritage brands are struggling, Sheryl Adkins-Green has helped propel the 50-year-old Mary Kay to powerhouse status.

clock December 9, 2016Jenny B. Fine

The Next Dimension

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What Does Virtual Reality Mean for Beauty?

Why virtual reality might just be beauty’s most transformative technology yet.

clock December 9, 2016Rachel Brown


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New Beauty Stores Open in Lower Manhattan

From a multifunctional hair salon to a cult favorite K-beauty brand, the latest stores in lower Manhattan add a fresh voice to the beauty market.

clock December 9, 2016Layla Ilchi

Pacifica Natural Beauty Sea Foam Complete Face Wash, ohn Masters Hair Care Zinc & Sage Shampoo With Conditioner, Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner, Everyday Shea Fair Trade Shea Butter- Unscented, Juice Beauty Antioxidant Moisturizer.

Beauty Features

Shopper Stalker: TriBeCa’s Target and Whole Foods

Layla Ilchi heads to TriBeCa to scope out Target’s beauty offering and the natural products selection at Whole Foods.

clock December 9, 2016Layla Ilchi

A BIG SEA Experts expect the acquisition wave to continue well into 2017.

Beauty Features

Beauty Acquisitions Expected to Continue in 2017

Experts expect the acquisition wave to continue well into 2017.

clock December 9, 2016Allison Collins

FACE FORWARD Multifunctional products add luminosity. Erborian Glow Crème, $39; Lorac Light Source Illuminating 3-in-1 Primer in Dusk, $35; Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter in Medium, $9.99; Givenchy Mémoire de Forme Highlighter in Pink Ink, $45.


New Skin-Care, Makeup Launches Go for the Glow

With increased popularity among the social media-obsessed, radiance is extending to a larger range of products. Here, the latest skin-care and makeup launches to activate the glow.

clock December 9, 2016Layla Ilchi

May Lindstrom

Skin Care

May Lindstrom on Why Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

The surging interest in Indie beauty has caused some brands to explode, but supersonic growth is not every founder’s goal.

clock December 9, 2016Rachel Brown

Katia Beauchamp and Alex Keith

Beauty Features

Highlights From the CEW Achiever Awards Luncheon

A feeling of female empowerment swept through CEW’s Annual Achievers Awards Luncheon, which recognized seven leaders in the beauty industry.

clock December 9, 2016Layla Ilchi

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kona.

Beauty Features

Indie Beauty Execs Reveal Holiday Plans

From exponential growth to enormous acquisitions, Indie brands have had a great year. Here, how some founders plan on celebrating over the holidays.

clock December 9, 2016Jenny B. Fine

Central Emporium in New Delhi.

Beauty Features

India’s Future Group Makes Bold Statement With New Beauty Department

India’s largest retailer Central makes a bold statement with its newest beauty department.

clock December 9, 2016Mayu Saini

1. Giorgio Armani Privé Iris Celadon, $270 2. Viktor & Rolf Magic Sage Spell, $220 3. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Celestia, $275 4.Clean Reserve Sel Santal, $90 5. Tom Ford Vert De Fleur Eau De Parfum, $225


Top Beauty Product Launches for Spring

The product not the brand reigns supreme in today’s beauty landscape. Here, a look at spring’s key launches for fragrance, color and skin care, and the hero products expected to conquer all.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

Kylie Cosmetics blossomed into a broad line, with sales driven by Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat postings.

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Kylie Cosmetics Named The Best Indie Beauty Brand of 2016

Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics — responsible for creating the Lip Kits phenomenon — takes the prize for best indie brand of the year.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

Sephora San Francisco team members with the global leadership, including Olivier Schaeffer, global chief operations officer; Calvin McDonald, president and ceo, Sephora Americas; Christopher de Lapuente, global president and ceo, and Janet Dekker, global vice president of human resources.

Beauty Features

Sephora Is Rewriting the Rules of Prestige Beauty

Sephora was an early incubator of the Indie revolution and is the most plugged-in retailer of its generation.

clock December 9, 2016Pete Born

Jen Atkin.

Beauty Features

Kardashian Hairstylist Jen Atkin Named the Most Creative Beauty Influencer of 2016

Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin combines content, professional education and product creation, while tending to her star-studded clientele.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff

From palettes to provocative lip colors, Urban Decay’s slate of launches resonated.


The Best Beauty Brands of 2016

Urban Decay and Garnier score major points with brand building buzz and tapping hot trends like micellar cleansing water and superfoods.

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