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NPD Highlights: Beauty Holiday 2015 Outlook

The U.S. prestige beauty industry has entered a phase of renewed growth, which has put the industry in a healthy position heading into the 2015 holiday season. Overall dollar sales are up 8% (January through September) compared to this time in 2014 (according to the NPD Group's "U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Measured Market"); and more consumers plan on purchasing beauty products this holiday season compared to last year (according to NPD Group's "Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey 2015").

Congressman Sessions Introduces The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 4075, The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, Nov. 18.

"This legislation reforms and improves the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to streamline and strengthen consumer safety requirements without strangling small businesses in the cosmetic industry with onerous regulations," said Sessions, who is Chairman of the House Rules Committee.

Features: Multicultural Moguls

The Mixed Chicks want to share an important message: Let your natural curls be defined - not your race.

Pioneers of the "Multicultural Revolution," Mixed Chicks co-founders Kim Etheredge and Wendi Levy want all women to embrace their natural beauty—“whether you’re black, white, Asian, Mediterranean, or any glorious combination of the above” (as their inspirational slogan goes). Today, you can now find their products in well-known national retailers like Target, Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, various beauty-supply chains and even overseas, with their company headquartered in Canoga Park, California.