beauty news

Ultra/Standard Distributors Acquires TextureMedia

Ultra/Standard Distributors has a new acquisition: TextureMedia, a social-media haircare community for multicultural beauty consumers. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Coleman-Harrison Debuts in the Midwest & the Northeast

After years of professional-beauty manufacturers' rep firms-sector consolidation and the race to become national (and international), a new, major player is suddenly on the scene in the Midwest and the Northeast territories: Coleman-Harrison, a company headed up by rep veterans Charlie Coleman, Tom Harrison and Chris Gunderson.

Coleman and Harrison are the co-principals of the Midwest and Northeast territories of Coleman-Harrison, and Gunderson is their partner in the Northeast, Beauty Store Business has learned

DeAnna Pappas Is Gabriel Cosmetics' Celebrity Spokesperson For September

Did you miss this beauty news in one or more of the celebrity-watching consumer magazines in print or online? DeAnna Pappas (pictured) of "The Bachelorette" TV show on ABC is the celebrity spokesperson for Gabriel Cosmetics during September, the multiple natural beauty-brands supplier has announced.

J. White & Associates Is Repping Betty Dain Creations & Bay Soleil

Manufacturers rep firm J. White & Associates is representing two new beauty suppliers—Betty Dain Creations in the West and salon-products distributor SalonCentric nationally, as well as Bay Soleil Advanced Suncare throughout the United States.

ULTA Beauty's Loyalty Program Passes 16-Million Mark

ULTA Beauty's Ultamate Rewards loyalty program now has "16.1 million active members" and "drives well over 80%" of the national beauty retailer's sales, CEO Mary Dillon told analysts during her opening remarks in the public company's second quarter 2015 earnings conference call Aug. 27.

The number of ULTA's Ultamate Rewards members is up 18% over the prior 12-month period, according to Dillon.

American International Industries Acquires Hollywood Fashion Secrets Brand

American International Industries announced Aug. 27 the acquisition of the Hollywood Fashion Secrets brand. Terms and details of the deal by the privately held, multiple-brands pro- and mass-beauty supplier weren't provided.