beauty retail

Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

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Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

Upscale beauty boutique Planet Beauty has refashioned and revamped its website, offering a myriad of innovative features and functions including: highlights of Planet Beauty best sellers; new arrivals; the ability to rate and review products; the chance to dream up one’s own Planet Beauty wish list (and send to potential wish granters); a quick and easy search function filtering by concern, ingredient, formulation and price; live chat with a Planet Beauty expert; and a brand-new community-page concept designed to keep Planet Beauty fans updated.

ELEMENTs Debuts Academy of the Secrets of Nature

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ELEMENTs Debuts Academy of the Secrets of Nature

ELEMENTs, which specializes in providing a showcase and trade show for the world’s top fragrances, beauty and design products, added a component to its seventh—and most recent—edition of the New York City showcase.

The event presented the Academy of the Secrets of Nature, essentially breaking out its showcase categories.

Loxa Beauty Previews Its Ecommerce Platform for Consumers, Stylists

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Loxa Beauty Previews Its Ecommerce Platform for Consumers, Stylists

Loxa Beauty, an ecommerce site specializing in selling salon products to consumers while simultaneously providing commissions to salons/stylists, has made its site, LoxaBeauty.com, preview-ready for beauty professionals. The site will be available for purchases in the coming months.

“Loxa Beauty was created to extend the salon shopping experience beyond the stylists’ chairs,” said Janell Shaffer, founder of Loxa Beauty.

Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

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Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

Groupon, which specializes in local ecommerce opportunities, is launching a service that allows local businesses to build their own Groupon Deal. Deal Builder, the 24/7 self-service option, can be found on GrouponWorks.com. It guides merchants through a step-by-step process and enables them to choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion that best meets the needs of their business.

Looking Ahead: 2014 Skincare Trends

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Here’s what the experts expect in trends this year—from antiaging to men’s grooming and beyond.
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Looking Ahead: 2014 Skincare Trends

In the December 2013 issue of Beauty Store Business, I reviewed some of the key developments 2013 brought for the beauty industry. As we celebrate the arrival of 2014, it is time to turn our focus forward. Here is what we can expect to see in this new year, according to various skincare experts.

Read the full article in the January 2014 Beauty Store Business Digital Edition!

[Image courtesy of Ada S. Polla]

Consumers Spend $37 Billion for Valentine’s Day

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Consumers Spend $37 Billion for Valentine’s Day

Consumers aren’t afraid to spend on Valentine’s Day this year. Spending is expected to reach $37 billion, as 74% of consumers intend to spend an average $213, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker.

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