Tom Porter and his Malibu C brand are on the cutting edge at the intersection of beauty and wellness.
Tom Porter, founder and president of Malibu Wellness and author of the book You're Not Aging, You're Just Oxidizing, has always been drawn to the latest and greatest—and he has used that pioneering spirit to grow a booming beauty business. He may have started on a dime from his guest bedroom and garage, but Malibu Wellness, with its exclusive brand Malibu C, has come a long way.
This year's 5th annual Beauty Bus Foundation Beauty Drive raised $120,000 while also honoring its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Deborah Carver, CEO and president of Creative Age Publications, including Beauty Store Business, as well as Beauty Launchpad, The Colorist, DAYSPA, MedEsthetics, NAIL IT!, NAILPRO and Surgical Aesthetics magazines.
Direct-to-consumer sales of U.S. prestige fragrance has grown to $285 million, according to the NPD Group, in a report covering the 12 months preceding February 2014.
While a fraction of the $3 billion U.S. prestige-fragrance market, the performance of products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home shopping retailers is a bright spot for the industry, which saw 2% declines during the same time period.
Cosmoprof North America 2014—scheduled for July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas—will host prominent beauty vloggers, broadcasting live from the show; and feature a Q&A session with the bloggers, which will be moderated by Beauty Store Business executive editor Marc Birenbaum.
The Beaut-E Zone featured vloggers have a combined reach of more than 4 million consumers. Each will be present daily in their dedicated section to meet with exhibitors and attendees.
In Sally Beauty Holdings' succession-planning process, Christian A. Brickman has been appointed the company’s new president and COO, effective June 2. At the request of SBH's board, current chairman, CEO and president Gary Winterhalter will continue his management of the company in his current roles as chairman of the board and CEO through April 30, 2015 (or an earlier date, as determined by the board).