Gaelle Walker


Sephora to embark on largest ever US store expansion programme

Beauty retailer Sephora is to embark on the largest ever US store expansion programme - in a clear signal of its confidence in the future of the bricks and morter shopping experience. 
ReBOUND Recycling

“Game-changer” recycling scheme seeks to slash beauty waste

UK beauty consumers are being offered a new way to help stem the sector’s flow of plastic pollution via a new Return To Recycle initiative, launched by ReBOUND Returns in partnership with Handle Recycling.
Becca Cosmetics

Becca vows to maintain charitable support in run-up to closure

Australian-born make-up brand Becca Cosmetics has vowed to keep up with its work to support mental wellness in the run-up to its closure later this

Nudea secures second round of funding to grow fit-centric offer

Online underwear brand Nudea has won a further £600,000 in seed funding from a new pool of investors, as it’s unique fit-centric model proves a hit

Reckitt Benckiser to sell Scholl foot-care brand in new global deal

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is to sell its Scholl footcare brand to US private equity group Yellow Wood Partners, owner of the Dr. Scholl’s brand, for an undisclosed sum.
Marks & Spencer Clearpay

Clearpay reports robust start to 2021 with surge in sales and...

UK underlying sales through Clearpay hit $0.8bn in the first half of 2021, up 288% year on year, the company, known as Afterpay outside of the UK, has revealed.
Benefit They're Real Magnet Mascara

Benefit backs biggest launch to date with cutting-edge virtual campaign

Benefit Cosmetics has kicked off an innovative Virtual Atom (VA) campaign to showcase its new lash-lengthening Magnet Mascara and better connect with consumers in the Covid-19 climate.
Morphe Cosmetics Forma Brands

Morphe to open first stand-alone store in Wales

US beauty retailer Morphe is making its Welsh debut with a new 6,820 sq ft stand-alone store, set to open in the St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff this summer.
Hair salon

Scottish hair and beauty businesses to re-open from 26 April

Scottish personal care businesses, including hair salons and beauty stores are expected to be able to re-open their doors from 26 April, as part of a gradual easing of restrictions on non-essential retail.
The Ordinary

Estée Lauder to buy The Ordinary owner DECIEM in two-step deal

The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) is to up its stake in the Canadian-based DECIEM Beauty Group, owner of the cult skincare brand The Ordinary, from 29% to approximately 76%.
Clothes shopping

Fast-fashion microfibres harmful to lung health scientists warn

Microplastics from “fast fashion” textiles such as nylon and polyester could be harming lungs and inhibiting the lungs’ ability to repair damage caused by conditions such as Covid-19, scientists have warned.
DREST hairstyling Sam Mcknight

DREST innovates Gameplay with high-fashion hair by Sam McKnight

Interactive luxury styling game DREST has introduced 15 high-fashion digital hairstyles by Sam McKnight, in a nod to Digital Fashion Month.
Closed Beauty Salons

Beauty industry welcomes news of sector re-opening

News that English personal care businesses, including stores, salons and mobile therapists should re-open for trade on Monday 12 April, has been welcomed by industry representatives.
Match Me

Face of the future: Beauty and the AI age

With the doors to non-essential retail stores intermittently slammed shut for the best part of a year – and physical product sampling severely restricted during the brief periods of opening, the UK’s beauty industry has been forced to innovate at breakneck speed in a bid to claw back vital sales.
Online retail

Calls to boost public protection from growing counterfeit threat

The government must act now to better protect UK consumers from the growing threat of e-commerce fraud which has continued to develop at pace during the Covid-19 crisis, the UK’s Anti Counterfeiting Group (ACG) claims.

The Interview: Daniel Kaner, president and co-founder of Oribe

The Oribe brand was born back in 2008, when Daniel Kaner, along with two partners including legendary hairstylist Oribe Canales, decided to go after an opportunity that they saw in the professional hair care category - to create a brand with a unique, boutique perspective.
Casa Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones launches new clothing collection for spring

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has unveiled her new women's ready-to-wear collection by her Casa Zeta-Jones brand after a year-long development process.
Jimmy Choo

Sentimental shoppers prompt Valentines gifting to blossom in 2021

Sales of Valentines Day gifting items through Clearpay rose by 15% this year compared to 2020 as locked-down lovers splashed their cash on fragrance, jewellery and lingerie, in lieu of romantic meals out, new data from the ‘buy now pay later’ service revealed.
Save Our Salons massage

Local salon owners rush to support VAT-busting campaign

‘Save Our Salons’ - the campaign to help hair and beauty salon owners lobby their local MPs for a VAT cut to 5%, is experiencing “phenomenal success,” just three weeks after launch.
British Heart Foundation Shop

British Heart Foundation in urgent appeal for excess stock donations

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging retailers and businesses across the fashion, homewares, electrical and technology sectors to donate it any excess stock, or unwanted assets, in a bid to support its online sales and physical stores once lockdown lifts.