Top Ranked Beauty Brands Revealed

The U.S. beauty industry is a $56.63 billion dollar market, and social media has become a massive avenue for brands to market their products and engage consumers.

Technology and data company Engagement Labs, creator of eValue Analytics and the eValue score, released data rankings of the top women’s U.S. beauty brands in the haircare, skincare and makeup categories on social media, which includes Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ULTA Beauty's Loyalty Program Passes 16-Million Mark

ULTA Beauty's Ultamate Rewards loyalty program now has "16.1 million active members" and "drives well over 80%" of the national beauty retailer's sales, CEO Mary Dillon told analysts during her opening remarks in the public company's second quarter 2015 earnings conference call Aug. 27.

The number of ULTA's Ultamate Rewards members is up 18% over the prior 12-month period, according to Dillon.

Men's Grooming Education Creates Industry Opportunity

The time has come for men to save face. While 80% of men use grooming products, facial skin care is the category with the biggest opportunity to expand usage, according to global information company The NPD Group’s 2015 Men’s Grooming Consumer Report. Reasons for non-usage among men vary, giving insight that an opening exists to further draw in Millennials as well as to reinvigorate and educate most men on the preventative benefits of facial skin care.

American International Industries Acquires Hollywood Fashion Secrets Brand

American International Industries announced Aug. 27 the acquisition of the Hollywood Fashion Secrets brand. Terms and details of the deal by the privately held, multiple-brands pro- and mass-beauty supplier weren't provided.

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.