Procter & Gamble

COTY Announces New Organizational Structure, Future Executive Team

COTY has announced a new organizational structure and the future leadership team for the company, both of which will become effective when its merger with the Procter & Gamble Specialty Beauty Business (including fine fragrance, color cosmetics, salon professional and hair color and styling businesses) is complete—which is expected in the second half of 2016.

Federal Bill Introduced on Oversight of Personal-Care Products

On April 20, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which they say will protect consumers and streamline industry compliance by strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate ingredients in personal-care products.

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

Carranza Named President of R+Co

Reuben Carranza, president of R+Co

Reuben Carranza is the president of R+Co, a new professional haircare line launching in May, as announced by Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for artist-driven beauty brands, for which Carranza oversees the development of innovative brands and education platforms the brand is launching.

R+Co brings together a collective of top stylists, led by Howard McLaren, Thom Priano and Garren, to celebrate the culture of hairdressing, provide high-performance products created from a unique point of view and offer groundbreaking education.

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Beauty Store Business attended the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' 2014 Cosmetic/Technical Regulatory Forum March 6 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, California. One of the many topics discussed there was pending state legislation across the United States banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products.

After the event, we asked Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs at the Professional Beauty Association—who also attended the ICMAD forum—for an update.

Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Reuben Carranza has joined Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for prestige artist-driven beauty brands, as president of specialty brands. He will oversee the development of several new innovative brands and education platforms that will be launching over the next several years, including a few that will be introduced in 2014.