NEXA Mobile Skin Imaging Device Launches, Enhancing In-store Experience

Canfield Beauty, a leader in skin imaging systems, launched NEXA, a skin imaging solution created to enhance the in-store customer experience. Sold as the NEXA Studio, beauty retailers or brand consultants receive a versatile handheld NEXA compact and photo booth. The compact allows for quick, in-aisle or at beauty counter skin analysis, while the photo booth allows for a more in-depth reading. Both yield information that helps consumers find customized skincare solutions and product recommendations.

Shampoo Sales Grow for Black Haircare Market, Research Finds

According to new findings from Mintel, an international market research agency, shampoo sales among black consumers are expected to grow 7.3 percent to reach an estimated $473 million in 2017. This marks the largest percent growth the category has experienced over the past five years. Black consumer expenditure of shampoo has increased 13 percent between 2015 and 2017, which is roughly 19 percent of the market.

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.