beauty

Fewer Women Shopped for Beauty in 2014

The vast majority of U.S. women—eight out of 10—shop for beauty products, but a 4% drop in 2014 brought the industry to its lowest level of shoppers since 2008, according to the Annual Beauty Consumer Economic Indicator, the latest beauty report from global information company The NPD Group.

Women Spend Big on Hair Care

Thirty-two percent of women tried a new haircare product in 2014, according to a recent Beauty by the Numbers report from The Benchmarking Co., a beauty and personal-care research firm.

The study reveals top haircare products and brands, as well as haircare and hair product-buying habits. Its findings were reported as follows:

The top regularly used at-home haircare products include:

99% Shampoo
96% Conditioner
59% Hair Spray

Marsala is the 2015 Color of the Year

Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, has been announced as the Color of the Year for 2015 by global color authority PANTONE, an X-Rite company.

Joey New York Acquires JOEY NEW YORK Skin Care, Beauty

Joey New York

Joey New York has acquired the JOEY NEW YORK brand of skincare and beauty products through its acquisition of RAR Beauty.

"The Joey New York brand will now have expanded access to the capital needed to develop once again into a significant brand in the skincare, cosmetics and personal care industry; not only through organic growth but through strategic acquisitions of companies in which we can integrate into the Joey New York brand business model," said Richard Roer, president of Joey New York.

Helen of Troy Implements Succession Plan and Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Helen of Troy announced that Gerald J. Rubin is stepping down as chief executive officer and president and is resigning from the board of directors--effective immediately--to serve as chief executive officer of River Oaks Properties, a leading commercial real estate firm in El Paso.