beauty retail

Natural Haircare Leader

Natural Haircare Leader
G. James Guidotti, president and CEO of Giovanni Cosmetics, discusses the ever-growing natural products category and how to target these hyperaware consumers.

Today, it’s difficult to imagine a time when the words “natural” or “organic” seemed to scream “poorly performing” when it came to beauty products. But how the times have changed! And well before everyone was hopping on the all-natural bandwagon, Giovanni Cosmetics was innovating in this very category, making the terms “high-performance” and “all-natural” not only symbiotic, but synonymous.

J. White & Associates Teams Up With California Tan

Manufacturers rep firm J. White & Associates is now partnering with California Tan, a division of New Sunshine, based in Indianapolis. New Sunshine’s portfolio includes nearly every leading brand in sunless and UV tanning.

Decline in Cyber Attacks; 61-Plus Million Customer Records Still Stolen

There has been a 50% decline in the number of cyber attacks against U.S. retailers since 2012, according to IBM's 2014 Retail Research and Intelligence Report. Nevertheless, the number of records stolen from retailers remains at near-record highs—with more than 61 million records stolen from retailers by cyber attackers in 2014.

Looking Forward to 2015

Looking Forward to 2015
Find out about what lies ahead for beauty retailers in 2015.

"Recent economic data have been encouraging," says Sophia Koropeckyj, managing director of industry economics at Moody's Analytics (economy.com), a research firm based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. "Stronger job growth, record low debt service burdens, record high stock values and rebounding house prices are supporting consumer spending." While such factors would normally be expected to provide a healthy talk wind to the economy, a number of issues will continue to put a drag on progress.

2014: The Year in Review

How well did you follow beauty news this past year? Take our quiz and find out. Have fun!

1.) Sally Beauty Supply celebrated its ...

A. 60th anniversary
B. 50th anniversary
C. 40th anniversary
D. 75th anniversary

2.) For the first time ever, the Professional Beauty Association presented ...

A. a distributor executive conference
B. an event for beauty store owners
C. an executive summit
D. ISSE in Long Beach, California