beauty business

Fragrance Sales See 10% Growth

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NPD Group

Direct-to-consumer sales of U.S. prestige fragrance has grown to $285 million, according to the NPD Group, in a report covering the 12 months preceding February 2014.

While a fraction of the $3 billion U.S. prestige-fragrance market, the performance of products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home shopping retailers is a bright spot for the industry, which saw 2% declines during the same time period.

Beauty Vloggers to Broadcast From CPNA

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Cosmoprof North America 2014—scheduled for July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas—will host prominent beauty vloggers, broadcasting live from the show; and feature a Q&A session with the bloggers, which will be moderated by Beauty Store Business executive editor Marc Birenbaum.

The Beaut-E Zone featured vloggers have a combined reach of more than 4 million consumers. Each will be present daily in their dedicated section to meet with exhibitors and attendees.

The 2014 vloggers include:

Sally Beauty Holdings Completes Its CEO Succession Plan

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Sally Beauty Holdings

In Sally Beauty Holdings' succession-planning process, Christian A. Brickman has been appointed the company’s new president and COO, effective June 2. At the request of SBH's board, current chairman, CEO and president Gary Winterhalter will continue his management of the company in his current roles as chairman of the board and CEO through April 30, 2015 (or an earlier date, as determined by the board).

The 5th Annual Beauty Bus Beauty Drive

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Paul Mitchell's Kristin Firrell, former Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ann

The Beauty Bus Foundation held its 5th annual Beauty Drive on Sunday, April 27 at the California Science Center's Wallis Annenberg Building in Los Angeles.

This year the organization, which provides complimentary beauty services to terminally ill people and their caregivers, honored Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Deborah Carver, publisher and CEO of Creative Age Publications, which produces Beauty Store Business, in addition to six sister magazines and the hairstyle inspiration books, Inspire.

Consumers Spend Less This Mother's Day

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National Retail Federation

Consumers are expected to splurge slightly less as they spend for Mother's Day this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $162.94 on mom this year, down from a survey high of $168.94 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $19.9 billion.

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