2015 ICMAD CITY Awards Winners Announced

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors awarded 14 of the beauty industry’s leading independent cosmetic companies with its 2015 CITY Awards during its dinner and ceremony July 13 during the 13th edition of Cosmoprof North America at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Watch! John Paul DeJoria Interview at Beauty Pitch

John Paul DeJoria talks about the first-ever Beauty Pitch presentation and offers business tips.

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) partnered with Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) to launch the ultimate brand presentation for beauty entrepreneurs at PBA Beauty Week 2015. Five finalists pitched their businesses to a panel of top investors, including renowned entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria. Beauty Launchpad's Amy Dodds talks to John Paul DeJoria about the first-ever Beauty Pitch presentation and his business tips for entrepreneurs.

Features: Shared Success Traits

Want to have the best retail employees? Check out these traits to see if your staff has what it takes to succeed.

It's natural to look at your team and readily pick out your top performers, identify your mediocre ones and, of course, sigh with frustration at your worst associates. Obviously, the best ones are your keepers. They make your managerial life easier and ensure that everything runs smoothly. As for those in the middle, frankly, they're your worker bees. They simply get the job done with at least the minimum requirements of the job. Then there are those low performers. They're the banes of your existence. They sap your energy and your patience.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Beauty Pitch Final 5

Who will walk away from PBA’s Beauty Week with the deal of a lifetime?

This year’s Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beauty Week, hosted by Cosmoprof North America, will kick off with an event unlike any other. Its much-anticipated Beauty Pitch event will feature five finalists presenting their businesses, before a live audience, to a celebrity panel and potential investors with the ultimate goal of taking their company to the next level.

P&G Merges With Coty in $12.5 Billion Deal

Procter & Gamble is officially merging 43 of its beauty brands with Coty, in a Reverse Morris Trust Transaction. The $12.5 billion transaction includes P&G’s salon professional businesses, retail hair color, cosmetics and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hairstyling brands.

Indie Beauty Expo to Debut in New York City

The Indie Beauty Expo—a new business-to-business and consumer event featuring “independent beauty brands”—will take place Aug. 27 at The Altman Building (135 West 18th St.) in New York City. It’s for brands, retailers, buyers and consumers.

iBE’s co-founders are Jillian Wright of Jillian Wright Clinical Skin Spa in New York City and Jillian Wright Skincare, and Nader Naeymi-Rad, CEO of Vesture, a luxury fashion company.