Paul Finkelstein Memorial Scheduled for October 1

Paul David Finkelstein, a legend in the international beauty salon business, died in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on September 5, 2017 at age 75.

A family man, he is survived by his wife, Jean, his sons Michael and Brad, his stepson Adam, and his grandchildren Jenna, Max, Noah and Natasha.

Finkelstein earned a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Transparency Expands in Fragrance Market

Transparency in beauty has reached a new milestone, as both Procter & Gamble and Unilever have announced initiatives to provide consumers with their fragrance ingredients lists down to the very scarce elements of their formulations. These initiatives help position the mega corporations as relevant and responsive to the growing consumer concern over ingredient impact on their bodies.

Rihanna Launches Fenty Beauty

Internationally acclaimed actress and singer Rihanna has launched Fenty Beauty. A couple of years in the making, the brand was made available to the masses Sept. 8. It is available in Sephora and, reportedly 150 countries, online. And it seems to have achieved the superstar’s goal of inclusivity and diversity, as it features 40 different shades for skin tones ranging from very pale to very dark.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Celebrates 20 Years

Anastasia Beverly Hills is celebrating 20 years in beauty. The brand, which opened its salon doors in Beverly Hills in 1997, has become one of the most iconic brands in beauty. The trailblazer launched its first product line in 2000, bringing a new focus to the beauty space: brows. It further upended the beauty market when founder and CEO Anastasia Soare decided to focus its marketing attention on social media influencers. This decision helped catapult the brand to household-name status.

Essential Oil Diffuser Market Expected to Hit $2.68 billion by 2025

Beauty retailers may want to consider complementing their essential oils offerings with diffusers. Consumers have been using essentials oils in their beauty regimens for years to achieve naturally radiant hair and skin; aside from aromatherapeutic and relaxation usages. But recent findings from Grand View Research also suggests that increasingly more essential oils users are pairing them with diffusers to avoid the side effects that can occur.