Beauty Store Business magazine - July, 2019


Executive Q&A: Britain Todd Talks About Noninvasive Cosmetics

Contours Rx creates safe alternatives to eyelid surgery.

Contours Rx founder, Britain Todd aims to empower consumers that seek an eyelid pick-me-up with Lids by Design eyelid correcting strips. In order to bypass the anxiety that comes with surgery and the qualifications it requires, Todd created a brand that can aid eyelid issues, in a non-invasive way.

Femcare’s Beauty Makeover

Once confined to an isolated aisle toward the back of the drug store, feminine care has become a lucrative new segment of the beauty industry.

Feminine care (or femcare) goes above and beyond typical one-size-fits-all menstruation products, and includes everything from vaginal skin and hair care, to niche, organic tampons, cleansers, period tracker apps and leak- proof underwear. Femcare brand founders have turned the traditional category on its head by rejecting the notion that menstrual protection is just an obligatory inconvenience and are instead repositioning it as integral to self-care.

The Denman Difference: An 80-Year History

Celebrating more than 80 years of innovation, Denman remains a trusted, iconic brand among stylists and consumers alike–while remaining true to its founding principles as a family business.

In an interesting twist, Denman’s now-legendary hairbrushes were created before the company even existed. Founder John Denman Dean, described as a naturally inquisitive serial entrepreneur from Northern Ireland, avidly sought problems to solve–and new ways to solve them. “There is some company folklore that he was looking to create a brush for his sister’s hair, but this is not proven,” explains Dr. John Rainey, MBE, chairman of the Denroy Group, which owns Denman, based in Bangor, Northern Ireland (pictured to the left with daughter Victoria Rainey Fishman, CEO of Denman Inc.).

7 Tips to Move Men’s Products

Follow these simple steps to boost men’s grooming product sales.

The men’s grooming market has been growing swiftly and steadily in recent years–with more sophisticated products and offerings available in cosmetics, hair care and skin care. Valued at $57.7 billion in 2017, the global men’s grooming market is expected to reach $78.6 billion by 2023, according to

Executive Q&A: Sasha Plavsic Discusses Clean Beauty

Since founding a company with a conscience, ILIA Beauty’s Sasha Plavsic has become a clean beauty pioneer.

As the clean beauty category grows, consumers are seeking brands that 1) are transparent about their ingredients, 2) make products with a mix of safe synthetics and high-performing natural and organic botanicals and 3) manufacture products that deliver results. ILIA Beauty founder Sasha Plavsic made sure her company hit all three marks. But she didn’t stop there: Her product packaging is made from recycled aluminum and post-consumer recycled paper printed with vegetable-based dyes.

Q&A with Lance Wahl

Leo Wahl’s great-grandson and global vice president of professional products, Lance Wahl, talks pro beauty.

Q: Beauty Store Busines: How has the Wahl Clipper Corporation contributed most to the professional beauty market—and, in particular, the men’s grooming boom?
A: Wahl has stayed true to the company’s course and remained committed to quality tools, while focusing on making blades with even more precision that resonate with professionals and allow them to do their jobs the right way.