Consumers Buy More Online in Winter

An average of 34% of consumers buy more online in winter than at other times of the year, according to the participants of a survey conducted by One Hour Translation in eight key world markets during the latter half of January 2015. Winter is defined as January and February in seven countries; June, July and August in Australia.

The countries breakdown is as follows:

PBA Distributor Event Set for April

2015 Distributor Executive Conference

The Professional Beauty Association’s 2015 Distributor Executive Conference, hosted by Neill Corp.-The Salon People, will take place April 8-9 in Hammond, Louisiana.

The annual event is designed as an educational and networking opportunity for independent beauty distributors of all sizes, and will include training, speakers and panel discussions focused on leading trends and topics of interest for today’s beauty distributors. There will also be a facilities tour.

Skincare Spotlight: Skincare Devices

Isn't it about time for you to retail this at-home product category? Use this handy reference guide to get started.

Ever since Clarisonic launched its cleansing brushes and was thereafter purchased by L'Oreal, people—as in brands, manufacturers and consumers—have been paying attention to the at-home skincare device category. Beyond the cleansing brush, there are now at-home rejuvenating IPLs (Intense Pulsated Lights); at-home anti-acne devices; at-home hair-removal lasers; and more. How large is this category? And who are the players? Are these devices a fad or a trend?

L'OREAL USA Products Debut On StyleSeat

The L'OREAL USA Professional Products Division has ventured into ecommerce with StyleSeat, a large and fast-growing online platform for beauty and wellness services.

Super Bowl Spending up From Last Year

Average spending by this year's Super Bowl viewers will reach a survey high of $77.88, up from $68.27 last year, according to the National Retail Federation's Super Bowl Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Beauty & The Law: Lawsuits Against Beauty Store Businesses (Not Our Magazine!)

Check out the latest cases that affect our industry.

Disputes and lawsuits are part of the American way of doing business. You can control when you are the plaintiff bringing a lawsuit, but being sue is usually a major unanticipated and resented disruption. Businesspeople want to know if their companies will be sued so they can anticipate and plan for their resources and expenses, but unfortunately lawyers can't see into the future to know when businesses will find themselves hauled into court as defendants.