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.

Spinks Promoted to President of Beauty Systems Group

Mark Spinks—most recently the COO of Beauty Systems Group—has been promoted to president of Sally Beauty Holdings' professional-products distributorship, replacing longtime BSG president John Golliher.

In Memoriam: VNC Sales & Marketing's Marissa Martinez Meza, Beloved Co-Worker & Friend

Marissa Martinez Meza of VNC Sales & Marketing passed away July 10—days before the start of Cosmoprof North America/PBA Beauty Week 2015 in Las Vegas.

She worked as a corporate staff member at the manufacturers rep firm—becoming part of the VNC family in December 2004. In all, she worked for more than 20 years in the beauty industry.

Her beautiful smile instantly befriended everyone who came into contact with her—sales representatives, manufacturers and customers.