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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.

COTY Announces New Organizational Structure, Future Executive Team

COTY has announced a new organizational structure and the future leadership team for the company, both of which will become effective when its merger with the Procter & Gamble Specialty Beauty Business (including fine fragrance, color cosmetics, salon professional and hair color and styling businesses) is complete—which is expected in the second half of 2016.

Online Retail Mistakes Could Cost Retailers In-Store Visits This Shopping Season

Customer service mistakes made with Cyber Monday online shoppers could lead to significant in-store sales losses in the 2015 holiday gift-buying season, according to the latest LoyaltyOne consumer research.

Nearly half (47%) of Cyber Monday shoppers indicated they’ll be reluctant to make an in-store holiday season purchase from a retailer with whom they have an unhappy online experience on the Monday after Thanksgiving, per LoyaltyOne’s October 2015 nationwide survey of 1,019 American consumers.

Cosmoprof North America to Add More Show Hours and Change Meeting Room Hours Next July

Based on many requests from attendees as well as exhibitors for more time to meet and conduct business, Cosmoprof North America 2016 will have one more hour that its trade-show floor will be open on both the second and third days, show officials have told Beauty Store Business. Each of those days the show floor will open up one hour earlier than at Cosmoprof North America 2015.