Gaelle Walker

House of Fraser Beauty

House of Fraser launches Beauty Event to reward loyal shoppers

House of Fraser has launched a new Beauty Event designed to drive Beauty Hall loyalty and uptake of its Recognition reward card.

Revolve kicks off monthly beauty box scheme with Spring Essentials

Revolve Beauty has launched the first in what will be a monthly series of new beauty boxes following the success of its box initiative over the festive period.
Alex Trower

Estée Lauder Companies EVP of global comms Alex Trower to retire

Alex Trower is to retire from her role as executive vice president (EVP) of Global Communications at The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) after 13 years with the beauty and cosmetics giant.
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Hair and beauty salons navigate new allergy testing challenges

Newly re-opened hair and beauty salons across England and Wales are juggling significant pent-up demand for treatments and services with new allergy and patch testing guidelines.
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New £160m Designer Outlet destination opens in West Midlands

McArthurGlen has opened Designer Outlet West Midlands - its seventh UK destination and 26th globally, following a £160m investment.

Lush re-opens stores with array of new safety innovations in place

Lush has re-opened 88 of its stores and six Lush Spas in England and Wales today, with a raft of new safety measures and tech innovations in place.
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UK haircare brand Umberto Giannini achieves B Corp status

UK haircare brand Umberto Giannini has achieved global certification as a B Corporation, joining the growing ranks of businesses pursuing purpose alongside profit.
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Dermalogica supports therapists with new training and digital programmes

Dermalogica is rolling out a new training and digital partner programme to help skincare therapists boost their profitability and offer more superior salon and digital experiences.

Joules appoints Caroline York as new Chief Financial Officer

Joules has appointed Caroline York as its new chief financial officer (CFO) replacing Marc Dench, who will step down from his position on the Board on 11 May 2021.

World-first Ouronyx facial aesthetics centre to open in London

The world's first centre entirely dedicated to facial aesthetics is set to open its doors in London on April 12,  following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Jen Atkin

Jen Atkin and e.l.f Cosmetics collaborate on “empowering” new range

Celebrity hair-stylist and beauty entrepreneur Jen Atkin has joined forces with e.l.f. Cosmetics to create a new affordable collection of everyday essentials, designed to inspire and support female empowerment and inclusivity.
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Hair and beauty businesses gear up for re-opening on April 12

Hair and beauty business across England are preparing to embark on the “long road to recovery,” when close contact services are allowed to resume on 12 April.
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Scotch & Soda to open largest store with new social shopping...

Lifestyle fashion brand Scotch & Soda is opening its largest store worldwide in the Dutch city of Den Bosch this week.

Boots UK reports 17.9% slump in retail sales

Retail sales at Boots took another hit over the second quarter of the year as Covid-19 restrictions continued to stifle footfall on major highstreets, train stations and airports.

Garnier brand granted Cruelty Free stamp of approval

Garnier is in the process of updating the packaging of its entire global brand portfolio after it achieved Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny stamp of approval.

L’Oréal invests in water-saving tech firm ahead of innovation drive

L’Oréal has made a minority investment in Swiss water-saving tech startup Gjosa, as it works towards the launch of further water-saving innovations for in-home and salon use.
Xavier Quattrocchi-Oubradous

The Interview: Xavier Quattrocchi-Oubradous, Re-Founder, Cosmydor

Despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, luxury sustainable beauty brand Cosmydor has flourished in the past year, with online sales via its own e-commerce site up 50% year on year and sales via online stockists (including Net-a-Porter, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges) having boomed by 300%.
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UK lash technicians urged to prepare for pent up demand

Beauty company Flawless Lashes is urging lash technicians to brush up on the latest  trends expected to fuel demand once salons re-open for business on 12 April, or risk losing out on key sales.

Cosmydor extends Deep Care range with first ever lip balm

Sustainable beauty brand Cosmydor is set to launch its first ever lip balm, as part of an extension of its ‘Deep Care’ range of multi-purpose balms.
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Nivea to be granted “next level” look with new design agency...

The Nivea skincare brand is on the path to a contemporary new look following Beiersdorf’s appointment of the Peter Schmidt Group as its new lead agency design partner.