Beautystack Secures 4 Million Pound Seed Round Investment

LONDON — Beautystack, a new booking app for beauty services, has completed a seed investment round of 4 million pounds from investors including the venture capital firm Index Ventures, which also has stakes in Farfetch, Glossier and Josh Wood Colour, among others. The funds will go toward building the start-up’s team, so that it has the resources to continue building […]

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My girlfriend and I have been having anal sex–because of religious reasons, we are saving ourselves for marriage. This has been happening for maybe 3 months. She has had some serious stomach pains recently… could she be pregnant? Please help.

Thanks for your question. It is difficult to know if your girlfriend could be pregnant or whether she is having “serious” stomach issues due to a complication of anal sex or something else. If you are using condoms every time you and she have intercourse and never have vaginal penetration, it is unlikely that she is pregnant; however, the vagina […]

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Look Beauty Taps Duff & Phelps to Explore Investment Options

Look Beauty, the business behind the animal-print sheet masks popular on Instagram, has hired Duff & Phelps to explore investment options. According to industry sources, Look Beauty has about $75 million in retail sales, and is growing. The company is based in Toronto and handles both private-label and its own lines, which are sold in mass retailers like CVS and […]

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Latest Wellness Products Tackle Hair Loss and Aging

Aging hair is getting a makeover. The historically unsexy category has a handful of new entrants, like Nutrafol and Better Not Younger, that aim to tackle issues like hair loss, texture shifts from hormonal changes and overall hair well-being. According to Euromonitor, the over-the-counter hair-loss treatment market globally reached more than $900 million in 2018. In the U.S., the market […]

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BeautyBio Takes Minority Investment From Kainos

BeautyBio has closed on a minority investment from Kainos, a Dallas-based private equity firm. BeautyBio, best known for its GloPro microneedling devices, plans to use the funds to continue product development and global expansion, according to founder and chief executive officer Jamie O'Banion. "They're not a traditional beauty fund, which is something that I loved because we want to make […]

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Augustinus Bader Hires Maureen Case as CEO

Cult skin-care brand Augustinus Bader is readying for its second year in business. In year one, the brand's two products — The Cream and The Rich Cream, $265 each — did $6 million in sales, according to industry sources. And with a new chief executive officer, Maureen Case, on board for year two, sources are estimating the business is projected […]

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Bob DeBaker Joins Korres as President

Bob DeBaker is headed back to Greek skin-care brand Korres. DeBaker, who was chief executive officer at the business before heading to Becca Cosmetics in 2011, is returning to Korres as president. In that role, he will be responsible for Korres' operations around the world. The goal, according to DeBaker and founder George Korres, is to take Korres from a […]

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