Beauty Store Business - August, 2019


Perfect Corp. Launches In-Store Magic Mirror Solution

Perfect Corp. has announced the expansion of the YouCam suite of apps, with the standalone In-Store Magic Mirror solution – YouCam for Business app.

The dedicated app is designed to bring artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) makeup solutions to brands and retailers worldwide. The app’s in-store consultation services use a variety of popular YouCam Makeup features, including AR makeup try-ons, Advanced AI Skin Analysis, AI Smart Shade Foundation Finder and 360° Live Hair Color Tryouts—all aiming to boost sales, increase basket size and reduce waiting times.

JD Beauty and Goody to Merge

JD Beauty, the parent company of WetBrush, Bio Ionic and Ouidad, announced this week that it will merge with Goody Products, an iconic manufacturer of hairstyling tools and accessories.

ACON Investments, the private equity firm that purchased Goody from Newell Brands in August 2018, has signed a definitive agreement to buy a controlling interest in JD Beauty from Topspin Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm.

It's Official! Sephora's Artemis Patrick Will Be City of Hope's Spirit of Life 2019 Honoree

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, officially announced that its National Professional Salon Industry group will honor Artemis Patrick, chief merchandising officer at Sephora, with the 2019 Spirit of Life Award. The Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s highest philanthropic honor and is presented annually to an industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and philanthropic achievement.

Charlotte Tilbury To Debut First North American Store in Los Angeles

Top makeup artist to the stars and founder of her eponymous makeup and skincare brand, Charlotte Tilbury has announced her first North American Beauty Wonderland at The Grove in Los Angeles. The opening is planned for this coming summer, and it will mark Tilbury's first standalone store outside the UK and Middle East.

Tilbury’s career spans over 26 years working on shoots, runways and red carpets with the world’s top celebrities including the likes of Penelope Cruz, Kate Moss, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Aniston and Salma Hayek, to name a few.