JCPenney Expands Its Sephora Presence

As of May 1, JCPenney has begun introducing Sephora to 25 additional stores, enabling the global beauty retailer to enter new and smaller markets, while expanding JCPenney's reach as a premier destination for beauty.

Since the exclusive partnership launched in 2006, more than 500 JCPenney stores now feature a full-service SEPHORA offering.

Julie Bornstein Named COO for Stitch Fix

Data-driven online personal styling service Stitch Fix has hired Julie Bornstein as COO, overseeing strategy, marketing, styling and client experience.

SEPHORA Innovation Lab to Impact the Future of Retail

SEPHORA has unveiled the SEPHORA Innovation Lab, which will encompass both a physical space in San Francisco, as well as programs that foster the culture of innovation development and deployment along with grooming SEPHORA's next generation of digital leaders.

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

The Estée Lauder Cos. to Acquire GLAMGLOW

The Estée Lauder Cos. announced Dec. 19 that it has signed an agreement to acquire GLAMGLOW, the Hollywood skincare brand focused on fast-acting treatment masks designed to deliver stunning, camera-ready results. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, and the acquisition is expected to close in January 2015.

New TABS Group Study: "Specialty Beauty Stores" Draw "Heavy" Product Buyers

TABS Group—a leading technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer-products industry—released the results of its 2014 Beauty Consumer Insights Study Dec. 15 with lots of great news as well as excellent advice for what it calls "specialty beauty stores."