beauty products

DeAnna Pappas Is Gabriel Cosmetics' Celebrity Spokesperson For September

Did you miss this beauty news in one or more of the celebrity-watching consumer magazines in print or online? DeAnna Pappas (pictured) of "The Bachelorette" TV show on ABC is the celebrity spokesperson for Gabriel Cosmetics during September, the multiple natural beauty-brands supplier has announced.

J. White & Associates Is Repping Betty Dain Creations & Bay Soleil

Manufacturers rep firm J. White & Associates is representing two new beauty suppliers—Betty Dain Creations in the West and salon-products distributor SalonCentric nationally, as well as Bay Soleil Advanced Suncare throughout the United States.

ULTA Beauty's Loyalty Program Passes 16-Million Mark

ULTA Beauty's Ultamate Rewards loyalty program now has "16.1 million active members" and "drives well over 80%" of the national beauty retailer's sales, CEO Mary Dillon told analysts during her opening remarks in the public company's second quarter 2015 earnings conference call Aug. 27.

The number of ULTA's Ultamate Rewards members is up 18% over the prior 12-month period, according to Dillon.

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.

One-Quarter of Online Retailers Say Facebook Among Top New Customer Acquisition Marketing Tactics

While paid search and email marketing both still top retailers’ list of effective customer acquisition channels, social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging with and attracting new customers. According to the "State of Retailing Online 2015"—which includes personal care among its industries surveyed and was conducted by, Forrester Research and Bizrate Insights—25% of retailers surveyed cite Facebook as a top acquisition platform.

Largest Retailer of Professional Haircare Products in Canada Joins Forces with ONCAP to Help Accelerate Growth

Intrepid Investment Bankers, a leading middle-market investment bank, announced July 17 the acquisition of its client, Chatters Canada—the largest retailer of professional haircare products in Canada and one of the largest hair-salon operators in that country—by ONCAP, the middle-market private-equity platform of Onex Corp., in partnership with the existing management team. The investment is being made by ONCAP III.