Would You Let a Robot Do Your Nails?

After months without the din of strangers, many have savored stepping into the sound bath of a nail salon: the light breeze of the drying fans, the satisfying shock of a nail clipper, the familiar instructions to "choose your color," the chatter, in English and not. But this summer, in one storefront in San Francisco, the noises of a bustling […]

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IFF Names New Scent Division President

IFF has tapped a company veteran to head up its scent division. Christophe de Villeplee, who has been with IFF since 1999, has been named president of the fragrance supplier’s scent division. Most recently, he served as president of global consumer fragrances. Nicolas Mirzayantz has transitioned to the brand’s division focusing on taste, food and beverage, which was rebranded in […]

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Firmenich Sales Pick Up Pace in Second Half

PARIS — Firmenich reported sales in its most recent fiscal year increased 10.2 percent, propelled by a rebound in its fine fragrance business and acquisitions. The world’s largest privately owned fragrance and flavors supplier, based in Geneva, posted sales of 4.27 billion Swiss francs, or $4.67 billion, in the year ended June 30. On an organic basis at constant currency, […]

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Nordstrom Augments New York Flagship’s Beauty Offerings

Nordstrom is refreshing the New York City store’s beauty assortment with a slew of new services and activations. The retailer has brought on new brand partners to expand its Beauty Haven services offerings. Dr. Dennis Gross will be Nordstrom’s partner on injectables, Cowshed will provide body services and HydraFacial will handle facial services. Services have boded well in other key […]

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Function of Beauty Makes First Acquisition

Function of Beauty has acquired Atolla, a customized skin care and technology business, in its very first acquisition. According to cofounder and chief executive officer Zahir Dossa, the deal should allow Function to further expand its personalized skin care offerings. Atolla, which launched in mid-2019, created a patented technology to analyze people’s skin and create customized serums that change over […]

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P&G Shares Gain After Another Sales Jump, CEO News

Procter & Gamble’s chief executive officer David Taylor is going out on a high note — the company has posted another consecutive quarter of net sales growth during the pandemic.  P&G said on Thursday evening that Nov. 1, Taylor would transition to become P&G’s executive chairman, and that vice chairman and chief operating officer Jon Moeller would step into the […]

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Huda Kattan’s Angel Fund Backs New Sexual Wellness Brand, Ketish

Huda Beauty’s Huda Kattan is making the first investment from her angel fund in a sexual and feminine wellness brand called Ketish, which is being launched by a former Huda Beauty product developer.  Ketish, founded by Emaan Abbass, plans to create products across the landscapes of feminine and sexual wellness.  Over Zoom, Kattan said she supports the brand’s goal of […]

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