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.
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.
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.
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.