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Lab42 Survey Reveals Millennial Women's Preferences Buying Makeup

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Lab42 Survey Reveals Millennial Women's Preferences Buying Makeup

Beauty store owners and managers, note: Millennial women are loyal to their favorite makeup brands. Sixty-eight percent say that even in a tough economy they'd opt for their preferred brands rather than less expensive products.

That's according to a survey of 500 U.S. women ages 18 to 34 who purchase makeup conducted earlier this month by market-research company Lab42.

About That "Showrooming" Going On in Your Beauty Store ...

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About That "Showrooming" Going On in Your Beauty Store ...

I'm totally fascinated by "showrooming"—the term for people who visit brick and mortars to try out products but then check their mobile devices there for the best price online. The practice is transforming shopping—even with beauty products and, yes, inside your beauty store.

Don’t Make ’Em Wait

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I hate to wait in line. And, I imagine you might too. How much of an impact do you think this modern-day shopping temperament has on your business?

A recent survey commissioned by Great Clips Online Check-in reveals that customers are wholly displeased with waiting even 10 minutes in a retail outlet.

The chain salon recently launched a timesaving online check-in system for customers and surveyed consumers about their experiences with waiting as part of a campaign to introduce the online check-in app.

Ethnic Health, Beauty Category Accelerates

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Ethnic hair, skin and cosmetic products

Retailers should be gearing up now to continue to meet the increasing market demand for health and beauty products targeting people of color, according to the recent “Ethnic Hair, Skin, and Cosmetic Products in the U.S.” report from Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com that publishes consumer market intelligence.

Offer Antiaging Creams, Serums & Skincare Devices

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Antiaging skin care

When viewed together, more skincare consumer data released last week sent a clear message once again to beauty retailers: Help American women battle aging and you'll prosper.

Social-Media, Mobile Shopping Becoming the Norm

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Courtesy of Pinterest

Shoppers’ use of Pinterest to connect to retailers has exceeded both their Facebook and Twitter use, according to the 2012 “Social and Mobile Commerce Study”—a joint research project by the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org division, digital business-analytics firm comScore and global-strategy and management consulting firm T

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