Top 2016 Holiday Beauty Brands by State

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay and MAC Cosmetics are the most sought-after beauty brands across the United States, according to Influenster’s most recent findings. The consumer insights company aggregated the top reviewed beauty brands on its website and then conducted an online poll with 4,065 women to find out what beauty brands they want to find in their stockings this holiday season.

L'Occitane Opens Flagship Experiential Beauty Boutique in Manhattan

Prestige beauty company L'Occitane, which offers skin care, body care and fragrance, is redefining beauty shopping with the opening of its new flagship store in New York City’s Flatiron District of Manhattan. The boutique is designed to support modern beauty consumers’ need for information and immediacy, all while channeling the heritage, beauty and "art de vivre" of Provence.

Discover how Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Founders Amos and Jodi Lavian Tapped a New Beauty Market Segment: Anti-Aging Nail Care

For a busy woman on the go and on a budget, stocking the medicine cabinet with a slew of expensive skincare products isn’t an option when she barely has time to brush her teeth at night—let alone perform a complex nightly skincare regime. Keeping this business-savvy lady in mind as their quintessential customer, husband-and-wife duo Amos and Jodi Lavian founded Dermelect Cosmeceuticals to trim excessive time and money from a great beauty routine.

Fully Covered Muslim Contestant Competes in Minnesota Beauty Pageant

Beauty standards continue to evolve and overturn the status quo, particularly in the United States, as it becomes increasingly multicultural. This reality was underscored during the recent Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant.

Somali-American Halima Aden, a first-year student at St. Cloud State University, made it to the semifinals, competing in a hijab, and wearing a burkini for the bathing suit competition.

Aden was eventually superseded by Meredith Gould of Minneapolis, who took the crown. Gould will compete in the Miss USA pageant in 2017.