beauty products

Sally Beauty, Princess Cruises Partner, Offer Sweepstakes

Sally Beauty Supply has partnered with Princess Cruises for a sweepstakes that will offer a grand prize that includes a balcony stateroom for two on the winner's choice of two seven-day itineraries to either the eastern or western Caribbean. The prize includes all regular shipboard meals and entertainment, as well as fees and taxes, and round-trip airfare to the nearest airport of embarkation.

More Holiday Shoppers Pay With Smartphones

Nearly 30% of U.S. smartphone owners plan to use mobile payment offerings, such as Apple Pay or Google Wallet, for shopping in stores this holiday shopping season, according to the 2014 Holiday Mobile Payments Survey from Stratos, creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card Platform.

In fact, 17% of the smartphone users said they would spend more because of these new payment options. Smartphone users wanted to use mobile payments applications such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet in these locations for the holidays:

Marsala is the 2015 Color of the Year

Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, has been announced as the Color of the Year for 2015 by global color authority PANTONE, an X-Rite company.

ULTA Beauty Releases Its Third-Quarter 2014 Results

ULTA Beauty announced Dec. 4 its financial results for the third-quarter 2014 and first nine months that ended Nov. 1, as compared to the same periods that ended Nov. 2, 2013.

Groupon Sees Record-Breaking Sales Over Holiday Weekend

Groupon’s North American sales were up more than 25%, compared to last year, for the full Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend.

As the company announced its record-breaking holiday weekend sales in North America, it noted that the results represented its most successful four days ever in the six-year history of its ecommerce marketplace. This year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in particular, were the two biggest days in Groupon's North American history.

John Masters Organics Deep Scalp Purifying Serum

Part of the JMO Scalp Stimulating Collection, Deep Scalp Purifying Serum is a professional-grade weekly scalp treatment that combines a unique blend of organic extracts and oils along with a vitamin B complex to repair and heal a damaged scalp while also removing oily buildup and excess sebum. It uses spearmint & peppermint to stimulate the scalp; wintergreen, an antibacterial that helps soothe headaches; meadowsweet extract, a natural astringent that prevents hair loss; and vitamin B complex, which helps retain moisture, prevents flakiness and slows hair loss.