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Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Reuben Carranza has joined Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for prestige artist-driven beauty brands, as president of specialty brands. He will oversee the development of several new innovative brands and education platforms that will be launching over the next several years, including a few that will be introduced in 2014.

Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

Upscale beauty boutique Planet Beauty has refashioned and revamped its website, offering a myriad of innovative features and functions including: highlights of Planet Beauty best sellers; new arrivals; the ability to rate and review products; the chance to dream up one’s own Planet Beauty wish list (and send to potential wish granters); a quick and easy search function filtering by concern, ingredient, formulation and price; live chat with a Planet Beauty expert; and a brand-new community-page concept designed to keep Planet Beauty fans updated.

ELEMENTs Debuts Academy of the Secrets of Nature

ELEMENTs Debuts Academy of the Secrets of Nature

ELEMENTs, which specializes in providing a showcase and trade show for the world’s top fragrances, beauty and design products, added a component to its seventh—and most recent—edition of the New York City showcase.

The event presented the Academy of the Secrets of Nature, essentially breaking out its showcase categories.

Milani Introduces New Executive Team, Products, Business Strategy

Milani Introduces New Executive Team, Products, Business Strategy

Milani Cosmetics CEO Ralph Bijou and president Laurie Minc have introduced the brand’s new executive team, along with its strategy for a reenergized brand platform and new-product innovations.

Loxa Beauty Previews Its Ecommerce Platform for Consumers, Stylists

Loxa Beauty Previews Its Ecommerce Platform for Consumers, Stylists

Loxa Beauty, an ecommerce site specializing in selling salon products to consumers while simultaneously providing commissions to salons/stylists, has made its site, LoxaBeauty.com, preview-ready for beauty professionals. The site will be available for purchases in the coming months.

“Loxa Beauty was created to extend the salon shopping experience beyond the stylists’ chairs,” said Janell Shaffer, founder of Loxa Beauty.

Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

Groupon, which specializes in local ecommerce opportunities, is launching a service that allows local businesses to build their own Groupon Deal. Deal Builder, the 24/7 self-service option, can be found on GrouponWorks.com.

It guides merchants through a step-by-step process and enables them to choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion that best meets the needs of their business.