More shoppers showed up for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday this year than ever before. Furthermore, nearly half of Thanksgiving and Black Friday shoppers spent more this year than they did in 2014, according to post-Thanksgiving weekend insights.
The Professional Beauty Association and Cosmoprof North America have announced the return of Beauty Pitch, to be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Las Vegas, during PBA Beauty Week. The event provides entrepreneurs from all sectors of the beauty industry a way to connect with qualified investors and the industry-at-large.
This is the first installment in a three-part series on high-tech shopping trends.
What are the consumer trends that can bring cheer to your holiday, year end and beyond? I’m tracking three: local goes social, personalization goes high-tech and lines of distribution are dissolved. Regardless of the size of your operation, the trends in consumer shopping transcend stores and apothecaries. They are part of a bigger picture in consumer demand and will go well into 2016.
Every ULTA Beauty store has a hair salon in it—and that core-service part of the nationwide beauty-retail chain's business continues to post impressive increases.
In ULTA Beauty's financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2015 (the 13-week period that ended Oct. 31) announced Dec. 3, salon sales increased 20% to $51.7 million—compared to $43.1 million in its third quarter of fiscal 2014.
Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz are both the Pantone Color of the Year for 2016, as announced by Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. The two colors are considered a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.