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Hey, Did the Red Sox Win the World Series Because of ... Andis?

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Hey, Did The Red Sox Win the World Series Because of ... Andis?

Baseball is a game of many superstitions, and this secret can now be told: Andis had a hand—err, clipper and trimmer—in helping the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series. Remember that “Fear the Beard” fever?

Well, Andis gifted the major league baseball team with SlimLine2 trimmers to keep their winning beards groomed.

And baseball/celebrity barber Monster 99, aka Angel Lucas, had his cordless Andis clipper on hand as he tended to Bosox pitcher Clay Buchholz’s beard.

In Memoriam: Burton Scheff

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In Memoriam: Burton Scheff

Burton "Burt" Scheff, beauty-industry pioneer and The Burmax Co. CEO, passed away Nov. 1 at the age of 77. Scheff started working in the family business—The Burmax Brush Co.—when he was in high school.

He continued working while going to New York University as a business major. Shortly after graduation his dad passed away, and he took over running the company at the age of 22.

Sephora Opens Its First Store in Brooklyn

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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]

Japonesque Launches Makeup at ULTA Beauty

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Japonesque Launches Makeup at ULTA Beauty

Japonesque—the professional makeup tools manufacturer—has launched its first-ever color cosmetics collection exclusively at ULTA Beauty. It debuted Oct. 27 in 220 ULTA Beauty stores nationwide and on www.ulta.com.

Plans are to expand to 150 more ULTA Beauty stores through 2014 as the beauty retailer continues to open new sites.

L'Oréal Paris Offers Intelligent Beauty Shopping in a NYC Subway Station

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L'Oréal Paris Offers Intelligent Beauty Shopping in a NYC Subway Station

L'Oréal Paris has launched the first-ever intelligent vending experience in a New York City subway system. Introduced Nov. 4, the L'Oréal Paris Intelligent Color Experience works as a three-step process: First, it detects the colors in a woman's outfit and picks out complementary color palettes. Next, it recommends L'Oréal Paris products to match the outfit. Lastly, it allows the products to be purchased on the spot.

Former CEO of The Colomer Group Named Revlon President, CEO

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CEO of The Colomer Group Named Revlon President, CEO

Lorenzo Delpani is Revlon's new president and CEO. As of Nov. 1, he replaced David Kennedy, who served briefly as interim CEO and who will continue to serve as vice chairman. Delpani is now also a member of Revlon’s board of directors, as well as a member of the board of Revlon’s wholly owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corp.

Prior to joining Revlon as part of its recent acquisition of The Colomer Group, Delpani served as The Colomer Group’s CEO since May 2007.

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