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Sally Beauty sales rise 45% in third quarter

Sally Beauty sales rise 45% in third quarter

The Denton, Texas-based professional hair and beauty supply company reported total Q3 sales of $1.02 billion on Thursday, an increase of 45.0% compared to $705.3 million in the prior-year period.
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L'Oreal boosted by sales of make-up and perfumes as lockdowns ease

L'Oreal boosted by sales of make-up and perfumes as lockdowns ease

Maybelline owner L'Oreal on Thursday said sales growth had accelerated in the second quarter partly due to resurging make-up sales in the United States as Covid-19 lockdowns ease.
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​StockX makes first move into beauty with Revlon x Megan Thee Stallion collab

​StockX makes first move into beauty with Revlon x Megan Thee Stallion collab

The New York-based cosmetics brand and the Texas-born rapper are launching their limited-edition Hot Girl Sunset Collection via the online marketplace and resale platform’s DropX DTC product release model.
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Statement dresses and sparkle are trending says BFC and Clearpay report

Statement dresses and sparkle are trending says BFC and Clearpay report

Fashion is currently all about embracing a ‘Roaring 20s’ scenario and investing in a Bounce-back Wardrobe’ staples. Also expect an interest in sparkle and rising make-up sales, according to the BFC and Clearpay. 
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Eurazeo acquires minority stake in brand incubator Pangaea

Eurazeo acquires minority stake in brand incubator Pangaea

French investment firm Eurazeo is about to acquire a minority stake in Pangaea Holdings, a company that incubates and develops digital brands through its e-commerce platform.
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Coty names Estée Lauder alum Constantin Sklavenitis head of prestige brands

Coty names Estée Lauder alum Constantin Sklavenitis head of prestige brands

The American cosmetics conglomerate, whose brands include Gucci beauty and Kylie Cosmetics, has appointed Constantin Sklavenitis to the role of chief prestige brands officer. 
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Harrods opens revamped hair and beauty salon

Harrods opens revamped hair and beauty salon

​Harrods opened its new Hair & Beauty Salon on Monday after a makeover for the location. The 16,985 sq ft space has new “game-changing” features and “must-have” products from “the world’s most innovative beauty brands”.
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Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
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Guerlain names Violette Serrat creative director of makeup

Guerlain names Violette Serrat creative director of makeup

Guerlain, owned by the LVMH group, announced on Friday the appointment of French makeup artist and influencer Violette Serrat as creative director of makeup creation. 
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Sephora confirms Feelunique buy, no purchase price disclosed

Sephora confirms Feelunique buy, no purchase price disclosed

​LVMH’s premium beauty operation Sephora has confirmed the widely expected acquisition of Feelunique. It has signed a deal with Palamon Capital Partners and other shareholders to take over the UK-based beauty e-tailer.
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War Paint for Men opens on Carnaby Street

War Paint for Men opens on Carnaby Street

​Carnaby Street is continuing to see a raft of interesting store openings and the latest is make-up brand War Paint for Men. It has opened at 29 Carnaby Street in a 499 sq ft space.
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New UK brow brand Refy secures Sephora North America deal

New UK brow brand Refy secures Sephora North America deal

UK beauty brand Refy has secured a major deal with Sephora in the US and Canada, just six months after launch. The brand's first brow collection range debuted online and in 320 Sephora stores in North America this month.
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Macy’s names Maly Bernstein CEO of Bluemercury

Macy’s names Maly Bernstein CEO of Bluemercury

Macy’s Inc named on Wednesday Maly Bernstein as chief executive officer of its beauty and spa chain, Bluemercury.
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Unilever's beauty ops make progress in first half, Q2 growth accelerates

Unilever's beauty ops make progress in first half, Q2 growth accelerates

​FMCG giant Unilever had a “strong” first half, it said on Thursday with underlying sales growth of 5.4% (4% by volume and 1.3% price) while price growth stepped up in Q2.
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Surging commodity costs put Unilever margins in spotlight

Surging commodity costs put Unilever margins in spotlight

Unilever's first-half results should give a sign of how it is coping with rising commodity and transport costs - whether it has managed to lift prices without hitting sales volumes, or whether margins are being squeezed.
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Target and Ulta Beauty reveal shop-in-shops, brand lineup

Target and Ulta Beauty reveal shop-in-shops, brand lineup

Target and Ulta Beauty unveiled on Wednesday details of the joint retail concept the duo are set to introduce in more than 100 Target stores nationwide and online this August. 
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