beauty business

Calculated Fisk

Calculated Fisk
In 40-plus years, Fisk Industries has grown from a budding start-up in a spare room to a flourishing empire with a reach into more than 100 countries.

In the early ’70s, pharmacist Stephen Adler started a side business with his wife on a bridge table in a spare room. Today, that humble endeavor has grown to Fisk Industries in Orangeburg, New York, a 120,000-square-foot beauty empire that was incorporated in 1972 and now reaches more than 100 countries with award-winning, beloved brands-- including Cover Your Gray and Barielle. Today, Stephen [president] and his wife, Claudia, run the business with their son, vice president Ira Adler.

Ready, Set, CPNA 2015!

Ready, Set, CPNA 2015!
Cosmoprof North America is just about here, and CPNA marketing director Daniela Ciocan has last-minute tips for all who attend.

Months of planning have lead up to the beauty event that will host almost 1,000 exhibitors and see nearly 25,000 beauty professionals from more than 100 countries converge at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas July 12 to 14. Whether you’re attending for the new products, the networking opportunities, the education or all three, this year’s Cosmoprof North America show will not disappoint.

Tour Las Vegas' Best Beauty Retailers July 11

After a year off at Cosmoprof North America 2014, Cosmoprof North America will once again offer its popular "Las Vegas' Best Beauty Retailers" tour in a collaboration with Beauty Store Business on the Saturday before this year's show officially starts (July 11).

Bio Dynamic

Jason Freeman
Bio Creative Labs has enjoyed impressive growth thanks to an ever-expanding range of products for nails, skin, body and bath with a focus on natural and organic ingredients.

Jason Freeman, managing director of Bio Creative Labs in Costa Mesa, California, comes from a long line of family members in the beauty industry; his great-great-uncle started one of the first professional-beauty supply distributorships in the country. Freeman himself, after starting as a sales rep with his father’s company, always dreamed of creating his own brand—and today his company encompasses Mani Sation, Pedi Sation, BCL Spa and Petal Fresh brands, with reach in 68 countries.

The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics: For the Federal Personal Care Products Safety Act With "Strengthening" Amendments

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics—a national coalition that works to make personal-care products safe for consumers, workers and the planet, and is a project of the Breast Cancer Fund—announced June 12 that it applauds the work of Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), urges the United States Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to take up the Personal Care Products Safety Act and wants it to incorporate "key strengthening amendments to make it a truly ro

Murad Files Lawsuit Against CVS

Murad has filed an unfair business practices lawsuit against CVS for what it says is the unauthorized selling of diverted and defaced Murad products in CVS stores and on, the skincare company announced June 8.

In the lawsuit, Murad alleges that because CVS has no authorized relationship with it, CVS secretly diverts Murad products from unknown sources to sell Murad’s highly sought-after products in CVS stores and on