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."

Online Shopping Proves Successful for Beauty Sector

Forty-seven percent of U.S. online shoppers of beauty and personal-care products have shopped more frequently in 2014 than 2013, according to a study out Dec. 16 from A.T. Kearney. “Beauty and the E-Commerce Beast: 2014 Edition” lays out the results of a consumer survey of online beauty and personal-care shoppers.

Sephora Americas Opens State-of-the-Art Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center

Sephora Americas Opens State-of-the-Art Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center

San Francisco-headquartered Sephora Americas officially opened a state-of-the-art distribution center in Perryman, Maryland, Sept. 19 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Sephora Americas VIPs as well as state and county government officials. The 655,000-square-foot Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center is the largest distribution center serving Sephora Americas.

Sephora Opens Its First Store in Brooklyn

Sephora Opens Its First Store in Brooklyn

Sephora has opened its first store in Brooklyn, New York. The official grand opening—with many events, demos, guest appearances and specials—was Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 1.

The first 100 clients both days received Sephora gift cards with mystery values worth up to $1,000.

The 8,039-square-foot, freestanding store offers more than 13,000 products from 200-plus brands—including Sephora's own collection of makeup, skin care, tools and accessories.

[Image courtesy of Sephora]