report

Millennial, Gen X, Boomer Women Share Similarities

Despite some key distinctions in areas such as communication preferences and smartphone usage, women of all ages share surprising similarities when it comes to their shopping habits, according to SheSpeaks' new #GenWomen Survey.

Fragrance Proves Essential to Beauty Routines

Poshly Fragrance Report

Eighty percent of women wear fragrance at least once a week, according to a report recently released by Poshly, which builds personalization technologies that connect beauty brands with beauty consumers.

The Fragrance Report covers fragrance preferences and shopping habits, amongst key insights; and is based on results from more than 11,000 beauty consumers. The insights may serve to help beauty retailers' fragrance considerations as they determine their level of investment in the category.

Consumers Prefer In-Store Shopping

Ninety percent of consumers prefer shopping in brick and mortars and more than half of online retail sales are captured by brick and mortars, according to the "Omnichannel Shopping Preferences Study" by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.

Eyebrow Makeup Dominates U.S. Eye Makeup Sales

Eyebrow Makeup Dominates U.S. Eye Makeup Sales

Prestige eyebrow makeup sales have increased by 28% in the United States in the 12 months ending March 2014, according to The NPD Group's recent Beauty Trends and Beauty Trends Geo-Level reports. More specifically, eyebrow product sales boosted the overall prestige eye makeup category, which only grew about 3% from March 2013 to March 2014.

Pro-Beauty Appliances & Shears Grow 4.2%

2013 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study

The professional salon beauty industry’s appliances category grew 4.2% in 2013, according to the new "2013 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study" from Professional Consultants & Resources, a U.S. salon and pro-beauty strategic consulting, market intelligence and data research company.

Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

This year’s retail-industry sales are expected to increase 4.1%, up from 3.7% in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 economic forecast. Furthermore, online sales are expected to grow between 9% and 12%. The forecast includes traditional retail categories, such as specialty stores.