Beauty & Balance

Beautycon Returns to L.A., Sets Its Sights on Asia

“Huda! Huda! Huda!” chanted fans in hysteria, reaching out for Huda Kattan. IPhones in hand, the crowd of largely teenage girls stood behind a barricade as the beauty guru came to the end of Beautycon L.A.’s pink carpet on Sunday. Kattan, who is based in Dubai and arrived with sister Mona, was undoubtedly one of […]

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Leighton Meester Just Debuted The Wavy Caramel-Hued Bob Of Our Dreams

With all the buzz surrounding the Gossip Girl reboot, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) has been top of mind this week. Fans of the iconic headband-wearing ‘Queen B’ will know that since the show wrapped in 2012, Leighton married O.C star Adam Brody (Seth Cohen) welcoming daughter Arlo Day in 2015. The 33-year-old has also dabbled with a slate of hairstyles – […]

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Heading to NYC? Treat yourself to these beauty treatments

Summer is officially here and that means we’re putting our best selves forward. Living in New York City, means we’re always on-the-go, leaving very little time for some TLC — after all, it’s the city that never sleeps. From whitening treatments to wellness destinations and facials, these aren’t your typical spa day scenarios. Think places that […]

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Taking the Confusion Out of CBD

Standard Dose founder and chief executive officer Anthony Saniger is aiming to take the confusion out of CBD. Saniger was a stressed-out brand consultant when he started researching CBD as a component in an overall health and beauty routine. He wasn't alone in his stress and anxiety — he's part of an anxious generation. "One […]

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The Evolution of Bluemercury’s Digital Strategy

Barry Beck and Marla Malcolm Beck have been selling luxury cosmetics online since before the new Millennium. Now an omnichannel business carrying 115 brands, Bluemercury was born as a digital-first company. In 1999, the Becks secured a million-dollar investment from Steve Case, a cofounder of AOL; Ted Leonsis, a former AOL executive, and Edward J. […]

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Mental Health Initiatives Inside Beauty & Fashion Companies

Companies are making products to raise awareness for mental health, and at the same time, some of them are undertaking initiatives to promote mental health among their employees. Coty Inc. Coty is offering employees a yearlong subscription to Headspace, a meditation app. The business also has two in-house health and wellness coaches, and offers up […]

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Drew Barrymore, Walmart Unveil Flower Home

Drew Barrymore has embarked on several business ventures over the years — production, wine and fashion to name a few — and along the way she’s learned some lessons. Perhaps the most important lesson she’s learned is to keep things streamlined. “If you stay in one lane and associate with one word — a tentpole, […]

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Goody Products Acquires JD Beauty

Hair tool and accessory company Goody Products is merging with JD Beauty, owner of hair brands Wet Brush, Bio Ionic and Ouidad. ACON Investments, the private equity firm that owns Goody, has signed an agreement to buy a controlling interest in JD Beauty from private equity firm Topspin Partners II, and will combine both businesses. […]

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Kristin Ess Is Building a $100 Million Hair Product Empire

Kristin Ess is on her way to building a hair product empire. The celebrity hairstylist launched her namesake brand, Kristin Ess Hair, exclusively with Target in January 2017. Two years later, the line, which was codeveloped by Maesa, has expanded from just 15 hair-care and styling products to include hot tools, hair accessories and, most […]