beauty business news

Emery to Join Cortex USA Sept. 1 as CEO

Emery to Join Cortex USA Sept. 1 as CEO

Longtime salon-industry executive Gregg Emery will be the new CEO of Cortex USA effective Sept. 1, Beauty Store Business has learned.

"It's a great opportunity to bring truly professional lines to the salon industry," Emery told BSB Aug. 18.

Established in 2004, Cortex is a supplier of advanced and fashion-forward products for both professional and home use—including blow-dryers, flat irons, curling irons, hairbrushes and other haircare items.

The PBA's Executive Director Writes an "Open Letter" to the Industry Regarding Deregulation

PBA's "Open Letter" to Industry Re: Deregulation

The executive director of the Professional Beauty Association has written an "open letter" to the professional-beauty industry about deregulation and the national attention it has recently received.

Kardashian Sisters Partnering With Farouk Systems on Hairstyling Products, Tools & Accessories

Kardashian/Farouk: Hairstyling, Tools, Accessories

Farouk Systems is partnering with the Kardashian sisters—Kourtney, Kim and Khloé—to launch Kardashian Beauty, "a complete line" of "professional, salon-quality hairstyling products, tools and chic accessories" at "an approachable price point" that are scheduled to be offered through select retailers nationwide in spring 2015.

Known for setting hair trends via constantly updated hairstyles, the Kardashian sisters have become icons in beauty.

Editor's Note: Beauty Industry-FDA Negotiations Stall

Editor's Note: Beauty Industry-FDA Negotiations Stall

Progress toward new federal legislation for beauty products in 2014 took one giant step backward, perhaps more, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a letter March 6 criticizing industry trade associations and their ongoing efforts to create it--and made that letter public.

“FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael R. Taylor expressed his ‘profound disappointment’ in industry proposals that he contends ‘would actually reduce FDA’s current ability to take action against dangerous cosmetics,’” reported The Wall Street Journal.

Retail Forecast: 2014

Retail Forecast: 2014
Be prepared for what lies ahead in business in 2014: Things are looking up!

Steady as she goes. That old nautical phrase—urging a firm hand on the wheel and an unwavering eye on the compass—seems especially apt for today’s retailers. The economic waters remain troubled as the nation emerges from a year in which business activity and consumer confidence fell short of the levels requisite for the best sales environment. At the same time, an improved economic forecast should guide retailers to greater profitability in 2014.