cosmetics

Japonesque Acquired by San Francisco Equity Partners

San Francisco Equity Partners, a private-equity firm exclusively focused on expansion-stage companies in the consumer industry, has acquired a majority stake in beauty company Japonesque.

SFEP is partnering with current Japonesque owner, president and CEO Karen McKay—an industry leader in the beauty tools category—to capitalize on the extraordinary momentum in the business.

Palladio Beauty Relaunches

Palladio Beauty Group is embarking on a global relaunch, featuring fresh product packaging, and an updated logo and tagline, as part of an aggressive strategy to reposition the brand and grow sales in 2015.

The rollout of Palladio’s new direction is the beginning of several branding initiatives to significantly increase global reach and enhance the
 positioning of its beauty products, while maintaining its value proposition of high quality cosmetics at an affordable price point.

CPNA Debuts Multicultural Tones of Beauty Program

Cosmoprof North America, which is scheduled for July 12-14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, is set to debut its first-ever multicultural program, Tones of Beauty.

The NPD Group: U.S. Prestige Lip Color Sales Grow By Double Digits

Prestige lip color sales in the United States experienced a significant 24% increase in dollar sales for the month of November 2014, according to The NPD Group.

“The trend of women seeking to make a bold makeup statement continues as marketers showcase lips more prominently than seen in prior years,” said Karen Grant, vice president and global beauty industry analyst at The NPD Group. “A red lip is both ‘on trend’ and classic at the same time. For the holiday celebrations, it is not only bold, but also fun, festive and can’t be missed.”

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."

Ardell Color Impact Lashes in Wine

Two of Ardell’s best-selling lash styles, #110 and Demi Wispies, bring out the natural boldness of eye color while celebrating the 2015 color of the year—Marsala—and add volume to lashes. Visit www.ardelllashes.com.