New App Connects Users With Certified Skincare Coach

Skin Authority and the My Skin Authority App are game-changers in how people shop for & experience beauty, as well as how retailers sell skin care. My Skin Authority is marketed as the first free, interactive mobile app that connects people with a certified skincare coach to give them personalized recommendations and guidance at the point of sale, at home or while on the go.

Men's Grooming Day Study Gives Insights

National Men's Grooming Day takes place on the third Friday of August every year and encourages men to proactively think about their grooming habits. This year men's grooming brand Dollar Shave Club shared insights about men's grooming habits and what goes on in their minds and bathrooms.

Dollar Shave Club reveals fun grooming findings from its Grooming Survey conducted online by Harris Poll among 3,285 males aged 18 years and older in December 2014, and 3,068 males aged 18 years and older in January 2015.

TotalBeauty Awards Winners Announced

TotallyHer Media’s, which boasts the largest database of independent beauty product reviews for women, has announced the winners of its 2015 TotalBeauty Awards. Marketed as the first and original digital beauty awards, the organization features two divisions: Editors’ Pick Awards and Readers’ Choice Awards—the latter having garnered more reader participation than ever before. Categories also include Best Standout Brands among Drugstore (mass-market), Natural and Prestige.

Millennial, Gen Z Consumers Spend for Back-To-School

In order to understand the way influential Millennial and Gen Z consumers shop during the all-important back-to-school season, Teen Vogue and the International Council of Shopping Centers partnered to explore and identify how malls, the Web and social media factor into their retail experiences, as well as how much they plan to spend, their reasons for shopping in-store versus online and more. 

According to the online survey, which yielded more than 1,000 responses from Teen Vogue's IT GIRL panel:

PBA Executive Summit Returns to Arizona in December

The Professional Beauty Association will be hosting the PBA Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona, Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4. The event is designed exclusively for upper-level management, and will include a key focus on industry trends, networking opportunities and leadership development.

PLAY! by SEPHORA Monthly Beauty Subscription to Debut

SEPHORA will debut its monthly beauty subscription, PLAY! by SEPHORA, September 2015.

Subscribers of PLAY! by SEPHORA will receive the retailer's hottest prestige brands and products delivered directly to their doors for $10 per month.

Each PLAY! by SEPHORA delivery is curated around a specific theme, and contains five popular, high-performance, deluxe-size prestige products.