The Institute for Art and Olfaction, based in Los Angeles and headed up by founder and director Saskia Wilson-Brown, is only a couple of years old, but it’s already making waves on the growing artisan fragrance scene in the City of Angels and beyond. With the organization’s focus on everything from beginners’ workshops to large-scale art installations to annual fragrance awards, the IAO has a broad scope—and plenty of creativity to inspire and share.
Ian Ginsberg, president of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, discusses the history of his iconic business—and how it has remained relevant for 176 years.
For many the word “apothecary” may trigger romantic images of cobblestone streets and hand-labeled tinctures custom-made to cure ailments. But though C.O. Bigelow—the oldest apothecary in America—has its roots firmly entrenched in those bygone days, it has also admirably evolved and grown to keep up with the times. Today, the company continues to wow customers with its well-edited selection of products—including its own line and imports from around the world—a personalized in-store experience and stellar staff members.
Boca Cosmetics Group scores success with an alternative to in-salon keratin treatments: affordable at-home keratin systems.
A few years ago, when Claudio Correia, president of Boca Cosmetics Group in Boca Raton, Florida, noted that keratin treatments were becoming all the rage in salons across the country, he saw a perfect opportunity to expand his business. What if clients could perform their own straightening and smoothing treatments at home?
Tackle beauty-oil questions and recommendations with savvy.
The word “oil-free” has long been one of the most prized words used in skin care; in particular, when recommending products to younger, oilier skin types. However, not all oils are evil. Not only do oils not break out the skin, they have a myriad of therapeutic properties. Indeed, one of the most feared skincare ingredients—oil—was used by Cleopatra to alleviate the drying effect of the desert on her skin.
Consider these powerful insights from industry leaders Gail Federici, Amy Errett and Alli Webb.
The Biannual WWD Beauty CEO Summit, held May 7-9 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, brought together more than 300 beauty executives, both "Davids" and "Goliaths," industry giants and newcomers. The theme of this year's summit was Metamorphosis, and Winston Churchill's famous quote was regularly referenced: "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
Read about highlights from three of the most powerful presentations in the Beauty Store BusinessAugust digital edition!