beauty business

Best of Both Worlds

Bringing the energy of the online beauty community to a traditional retail storefront, NYX is proving one brand really can have it all.

With an Ever-Growing Community of Beauty Bloggers, YouTube stars and Instagram gurus, cosmetics brands today are pushing to keep up with the demands of the self-taught, self-propelled young market. It comes as no surprise, then, that a brand that has embraced and catered to its social-media following since its launch 16 years ago, has figured out how to bridge the gap between the digital and retail worlds, while staying on the cutting edge of innovation.

Define Success?

Define Success?
Finding your personal meaning of success is key to reaching your goals.

What's it all for? You work hard. Really hard. You endure long hours, managing multiple personalities among your staff, working with impossible budgets, desperately trying to keep your labor costs in check and the list goes on. To say that your work life is stressful is an understatement.

But you are more than just a cog in the wheel of the retail industry. You're so much more than that. You bring to the table experience, determination, a knack for details and an uncanny ability to get the most from people you work with. So why not take all this effort and give it meaning?

The Pibbs Dynasty

From Italy to the United States, how one of beauty's biggest families created its American dream.

Walking into a hair salon, you are greeted by the receptionist and quickly whisked away to your stylist, who gives you a consultation before escorting you to the shampoo bowl. Perhaps you receive a color application, a keratin treatment or deep conditioning for your split ends as you contemplate how you would like to style your hair. Once you are seated in the stylist's chair following your shampoo, you observe many styling tools housed in various industry-specific holders.

ULTA Beauty's Hair-Salon Business Keeps On Growing

Every ULTA Beauty store has a hair salon in it—and that core-service part of the nationwide beauty-retail chain's business continues to post impressive increases.

In ULTA Beauty's financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2015 (the 13-week period that ended Oct. 31) announced Dec. 3, salon sales increased 20% to $51.7 million—compared to $43.1 million in its third quarter of fiscal 2014.