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Makeup Artist Violette Teams Up With Bisous Skateboards

YouTube star makeup artist Violette Serrat, who goes by her first name professionally, is bringing her recently launched direct-to-consumer brand to IRL. On June 12, Violette_FR, will open a pop-up store in New York’s SoHo. True to her vision of becoming a lifestyle brand that transcends beauty, she has collaborated with the trendy French label […]

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General Atlantic Invests in Buff City Soap

Private equity firm General Atlantic has made a minority investment in Buff City Soap, a plant-based personal care and laundry brand. Buff City was founded in 2013 and aims to create products that are free from harsh chemicals and detergents. The business’ handmade bar soaps feature colorful swirls and cost $7. Buff City also makes […]

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Salon Services, Especially Facials, Are Starting to Surge

After a year of skin care shopping and DIY facials, consumers are ready for spas again.  Professional services — especially facials — have seen a rapid pickup in bookings in the past few weeks, providers say, as mask requirements loosen and vaccines roll out in the U.S. People are looking for professional-level technology and hands-on relaxation.  […]

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The Prince Estate, Urban Decay Tease Capsule Collection

Urban Decay has revealed  its newest creative collaborator — the estate of Prince. The entertainer has inspired a collaboration with Urban Decay. The brand has not released product information, although according to its website, it will comprise of “never-before-seen essentials inspired by [Prince’s] iconic style and unparalleled self-expression.” Per the same page, the collection will […]

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2020 WWD Beauty Inc Top 100: 10 Key Takeaways

The numbers, as they say, never lie. And this year, the WWD Beauty Inc Top 100, our annual ranking of the largest global beauty manufacturers by sales, tells a story of an industry — and world — rocked by the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time since we have been tallying these figures, a majority […]