beauty retail

Inside the Drybar Phenomenon

Executives Alli Webb, Michael Landau and John Heffner talk about the game changer's beginnings, impressive growth and future goals.

Founded by longtime stylist Alli Webb and her brother Michael Landau, a former Yahoo! marketing executive, along with her husband Cameron Webb, creative director, Drybar is one of the most transformational new businesses the beauty industry has seen in decades. With more than 2,000 stylists and 37 (and still growing rapidly) locations and its stripped-down menu of blow-dry services—no cuts or color—the unique brand has made a huge splash with its wildly popular business model from coast to coast.

Sample Subscriptions Lead Customers to Beauty Retailers

Among women who subscribe to makeup sample subscription programs, 83% were influenced to buy the full-sized product, according to the 2014 Makeup In-Depth Consumer Report from global information company The NPD Group.

Protecting Your Customers’ Information

Protecting Your Customers’ Data
Security breaches are happening more frequently. Read on to discover how you can protect yourself and your customers.

The mammoth security breach at Target stores over the 2013 holiday shopping season focused the nation on the reality of cybercrime and identity theft. Forty million people had credit or debit card numbers stolen in the attack and 70 million more had information--such as home addresses and phone numbers--taken by criminals. Target announced the attack on December 19 and just days later, Neiman Marcus reported it had also been the victim of a cyber attack during the holidays.

Get The Look: The Vintage Matte Lip

Get The Look: The Vintage Matte Lip

The vintage look is back, with dark, matte lip finishes against a pale complexion. Layering lip color atop foundation ensures long-lasting effects.

Get the steps to create this look in the Beauty Store Business May Digital Edition!

[Image: Thinkstock/iStock]

NY NOW Launches IMPULSE at NY NOW

NY NOW Launches IMPULSE at NY NOW

NY NOW The Market for Home + Lifestyle is launching a new co-located event for retailers called IMPULSE at NY NOW this coming August, during the summer edition of NY NOW, taking place Aug. 16-20 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94.

Presented alongside NY NOW’s NEW! Collection, IMPULSE at NY NOW—open Aug. 16-19—will offer buyers exclusive access to some 100 suppliers of impulse and point-of-purchase specialty gifts and accessories.

Kenig + Alcone Debuts in New York

 Kenig + Alcone

The creators of Kenig + Alcone have dubbed their new New York beauty store a beauty lab, stocking it with international indie brands, exclusive product collaborations, innovative inventions and cult favorites, according to the brand.