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Moms Influence Beauty Habits

More than half of women agree that their mother taught them their first beauty routine, and many still incorporate those beauty routines into their lives today, according to new research by Unilever's Dove, maker of the Dove Beauty Bar.

JCPenney Expands Its Sephora Presence

As of May 1, JCPenney has begun introducing Sephora to 25 additional stores, enabling the global beauty retailer to enter new and smaller markets, while expanding JCPenney's reach as a premier destination for beauty.

Since the exclusive partnership launched in 2006, more than 500 JCPenney stores now feature a full-service SEPHORA offering.

Consumers Spend Big For Mother's Day

Beauty retailers look out: Families this year are ready to splurge for Mother's Day, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Americans will spend an average of $173 on mom this year, up nearly $10 from $163 last year and the highest amount in the survey’s 12-year history. Total spending is expected to reach $21.2 billion.

Tax Refunds May Be a Boon to Retail Spending in 2015

Sixty-six percent of U.S. consumers expect to receive a tax refund this year, according to a consumer survey sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers. These consumers were then asked how they plan to use their refunds. Of the possible options, spending this money on goods and services, including apparel, electronics and convenience items was selected by 47% of consumers.

Federal Bill Introduced on Oversight of Personal-Care Products

On April 20, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) introduced and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) co-sponsored the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which they say will protect consumers and streamline industry compliance by strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate ingredients in personal-care products.

PBA Hosts Webinars on Customer Engagement, Loyalty

The Professional Beauty Association has partnered with Jeremy Lagomarsino, executive vice president of business development and strategy for Berlin Packaging, to produce two exclusive, complimentary webinars.