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Pixi Beauty Opens Its First U.S. Store

The branded beauty store trend continues with London-based Pixi Beauty. Available in the United States via Target stores and online, Pixi Beauty has opened its first U.S. store.

The brand, which was founded by Swedish makeup artist Petra Strand more than 10 years ago, now occupies a nearly 1,700-square-foot boutique on Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles’ Venice area; which happens to be near its U.S. headquarters in Santa Monica.

The Beauty Industry Mourns Fabio Sementilli

Beauty Store Business, and the industry at large, mourns the loss of one of professional beauty’s most beloved family members: Fabio Sementilli, vice president of education at Coty Professional Beauty.
Sementilli died tragically on January 23 in Woodland Hills, California at age 49. He was known as a mentor to many, believing that continuing education and giving back were the cornerstones of our industry.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

JD Beauty Group Announces Partnership with The Kirschner Group, Inc.

JD Beauty Group announced a global partnership with The Kirschner Group, Inc., effective January 1, 2017. The Kirschner Group, Inc. is a worldwide sales and merchandising organization that represents manufacturers in the professional hair, skin and nail industry. While The Kirschner Group has serviced JD Beauty Group internationally in the past, they will expand those services to the United States and transition to a global partnership.

Robanda Announces Lori Feldman of BTB Sales and Marketing as 2016 Rep of the Year

Robanda International announced Lori Feldman of BTB Sales & Marketing as its rep of the year, based on overall sales totals across its brands.

According to Anita Zappacosta, executive director at Robanda International, Feldman "took over business in the Northeast territory at a challenging time in her personal life a few short years ago and began building some outstanding relationships giving our Robanda customers great service all while building an amazing footprint of business with the Robanda brands."

Skincare Products to Reach $179 Billion by 2022

The global skincare products market is expected to reach $179 billion by 2022, according to "Skin Care Products Market by Type and Geography: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," by Allied Market Research(AMR).

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7 percent from 2016 to 2022. The report also noted that Asia-Pacific dominated the market and contributed more than 40 percent of the overall market revenue, followed by Europe in 2015.

Shawn Haynes Appointed CEO of Palladio Beauty Group

Palladio Beauty Group has appointed Shawn Haynes as CEO of the South Florida-based beauty company, which produces color cosmetics enriched with botanicals, vitamins and antioxidants.

Haynes, a seasoned beauty professional with 20 years of experience in the industry, is joining Palladio with expansive knowledge of both corporate and startup brands. His experience includes sales and marketing leadership positions at Maesa Group, e.l.f. Cosmetics and Markwins International.