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Carlyle secures majority stake in Beautycounter

Carlyle secures majority stake in Beautycounter

The private equity firm has taken a majority stake in the digital-native clean beauty brand, an investment that values the Santa Monica, California-based company at $1 billion and sets it up for accelerated growth.
Beauty
Return to offices in UK should boost beauty sector

Return to offices in UK should boost beauty sector

The reopening of non-essential shops in much of the UK on April 12 and workers back in their offices mark a big step in the return to normality. It seems that key product categories are likely to benefit.
Fashion
Love Hemp raises £5 million to boost international marketing ambitions

Love Hemp raises £5 million to boost international marketing ambitions

Love Hemp Group, the UK-based CBD and hemp beauty products supplier, has fundraised over £5 million to boost a global marketing programme. The company also said it wants list on the London Stock Exchange this year.
Beauty
Reese Witherspoon embraces clean beauty with Biossance

Reese Witherspoon embraces clean beauty with Biossance

The Biossance brand has chosen American actress and producer Reese Witherspoon as its new global ambassador.
Luxury
E.L.F. teams up with celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur Jen Atkin for beauty collab

E.L.F. teams up with celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur Jen Atkin for beauty collab

The Oakland, California-based cosmetics brand has joined forces with the founder of Ouai Haircare and Mane Addicts to create the E.L.F. xx Jen Atkin collaborative beauty collection.
Beauty
Actor Jackson Yee named as the latest Armani Beauty global makeup and skincare ambassador

Actor Jackson Yee named as the latest Armani Beauty global makeup and skincare ambassador

The Armani Beauty brand has named the Chinese actor and singer Jackson Yee as its new global ambassador for makeup and skincare.
Beauty
Lockdowns and 'skinimalism' trend drive UK prestige skincare sales plunge

Lockdowns and 'skinimalism' trend drive UK prestige skincare sales plunge

​UK prestige beauty customers have been going back to basics in the past year and this meant 2020’s skincare sales at the upper end of the market fell 23%, according to a new report from The NPD Group.
Beauty
Leslie Wexner to step down from L Brands board

Leslie Wexner to step down from L Brands board

The Columbus, Ohio-based owner of Victoria’s Secret announced on Thursday that founder, former CEO and chairman emeritus Leslie Wexner will not be standing for re-election to its board in May.
Fashion
Estée Lauder makes livestream debut on QVC

Estée Lauder makes livestream debut on QVC

As part of an expanded partnership with the multiplatform shopping ecosystem, the iconic American cosmetics brand made its livestream premiere with QVC on Tuesday, March 16.
Beauty
Rihanna could be moving into haircare segment with Fenty Hair

Rihanna could be moving into haircare segment with Fenty Hair

Following the successful launches of her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty in 2016 and her skincare label Fenty Skin in 2020, Rihanna could be looking to launch a line of haircare products, Fenty Hair. 
Fashion
John Lewis to cut prices on reopening

John Lewis to cut prices on reopening

In a tough week announcing more store closures and poor trading figures, John Lewis Partnership was at least able to deliver some positive news for consumers.
Fashion
K-beauty firm Amorepacific to join global RE100 initiative

K-beauty firm Amorepacific to join global RE100 initiative

Amorepacific has joined the global RE100 initiative becoming the first Korean beauty company to aim to source 100 percent renewable energy to power all of its production sites and offices by the year 2030.
Beauty
Covent Garden landlord Capco upbeat on 2021 prospects

Covent Garden landlord Capco upbeat on 2021 prospects

There are 34 days (and counting) to go until non-essential retail reopens in England and optimism mounts. And London's Covent Garden surely isn't alone in its enthusiasm to return to business.
Fashion
KVD Beauty announces comprehensive rebrand, taps new tattoo and makeup talent

KVD Beauty announces comprehensive rebrand, taps new tattoo and makeup talent

The vegan beauty label unveiled a refreshed brand identity on Tuesday, revealing new campaign imagery, appointing its first global director of tattoo artistry and partnering with a slate of global makeup artists.
Beauty
Pandemic hits Brand Architekts' sales, dents growth plans

Pandemic hits Brand Architekts' sales, dents growth plans

Brand Architekts is on a transformational journey to grow into a £50m revenue business within the next five years. So how’s its 'Project 50' progressing?
Beauty
Christian Dior: Disturbing Beauty on International Women’s Day

Christian Dior: Disturbing Beauty on International Women’s Day

If the pandemic has underlined anything in high fashion it is which creative director is the most 360 contemporary designer. That honor falls to Maria Grazia Chiuri, who unveiled a video show for Dior on Monday.
Beauty