Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020


Leadership Changes at LVMH's Kendo

LVMH’s beauty incubator Kendo is shaking up its leadership team. Starting January 2020, current senior vice president, global general manager Kristin Walcott will step up as Kendo’s new president. Walcott began her career at L’Oréal Paris, and later joined Sephora where she worked for seven years until 2014 when she stepped into her current role at Kendo.

Kendo is the small but powerful incubator behind many well-known celebrity brands such as Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs and Fenty Beauty. The company expertly partners with original celebrity-founded brands.

Luxury Brand LVMH Launches Startup Incubator in Paris

Multinational luxury conglomerate LVMH has announced the creation of a startup accelerator program at the Station F startup campus in Paris. The program will accept 50 entrepreneurs per year, and with the help of LVMH’s Maisons, the company hopes to quickly bring innovative new products to the luxury market. Within LVMH’s 220-square meter space, 89 work stations will be available to startups.

Beauty Brands Appoints Green as Senior Vice President of Merchandise

Beauty Brands Appoints Green as Senior Vice President of Merchandise

Beauty Brands—which has 54 salons/spas/stores in 11 states, including "the studio" featuring prestige makeup and skincare brands now at all sites, as well as a website it sells off of—recently named Lisa Green as its senior vice president of merchandise.

A seasoned veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Green has an extensive background in merchandising and comes to Beauty Brands from philosophy, where she led a successful team and chaired numerous accounts—including Beauty Brands.

8 Big Deals

Who bought which beauty brands in 2011? Review them closely because they could translate into new opportunities for your store.

The year 2011 will be remembered as a fairly active one when it comes to the acquisition of brands found in beauty retailers. And where there are new owners, there are new opportunities created. So here’s a look at what happened in the beauty-retail landscape this year through mid-October. And from what we at Beauty Store Business see and hear, deals will continue into 2012. Therefore, other opportunities will develop for you, so stay turned.

1. Robanda: Omega Labs USA