Seasonality Is the Latest Key Beauty Trend

Beauty retailers may want to focus their seasonal product highlights on more than just color. It turns out that rather than simply using the change of seasons as a reason to introduce color stories or scents, beauty manufacturers are increasingly introducing innovative products that offer defense against the cosmetic and emotional effects of specific weather conditions.

Massive Growth Expected in Global Beauty Sales

Global beauty sales, already a nearly $400 billion market, is on the verge of explosive growth from emerging markets, but will see an industry influx as consolidation and technology disrupt channels of distribution, according to Fung Business Intelligence Centre’s recently released Global Beauty Report.

Silver Hair, Co-Washing Are Top Hair Trends

It turns out that the “granny trend” of women of all ages coloring their hair shades of silver and gray is more than a media craze. Hair colorant sales within the brights and silver shade groups were up 46% and 14%, respectively, in 2014, according to Kline PRO, a product-level database published quarterly by global market research and consulting firm Kline.

Shoppers Increasingly Avoid Checkout Interaction

Eighty-five percent of shoppers have used a self-service checkout kiosk, according to a new survey from Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting more than 3.5 million shoppers with their favorite major retailers locally.

Retale’s new commissioned study examines consumer self-service checkout adoption among brick-and-mortar retailers. The study focused on several areas of the experience, including convenience, challenges and desired improvements. More than 1,000 adult men and women across the United States were polled for the study.

Unilever Adds Kate Somerville Skincare to Its Prestige Brands

Unilever has acquired leading independent prestige brand Kate Somerville Skincare. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

CPNA Launches Multiple Social-Media Strategies

Cosmoprof North America is working to bring its show experience to attendees well in advance of the July 12-14 event, on past the end of the show via diverse social-media strategies.