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Your hub for daily updated beauty & grooming industry news, beauty & grooming business news and beauty & grooming industry articles, brought to you by our team of experts.

Does your brand work with influencers? Use this guide to keep...

Consumption of digital media skyrocketed during the pandemic as locked-down consumers turned to their smart-phones for inspiration, entertainment and, of course, shopping. According to data

PODCAST: Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO & Founder, Klarna

Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the CEO & Founder of disruptive payments provider Klarna. With its buy now, pay later, pay in 3 and other flexible, or as Klarna likes to call it smoooth, payments options, this business has shaken up the way we shop, having been adopted by more than 250,000 retailers worldwide.

Unilever steps up in-store refillable packaging trials

Beauty shoppers in selected Asda and Co-op stores will be able to trial a series of new in-store refillable packaging solutions from the Simple, Radox and Alberto Balsam beauty brands, following Unilever’s scaling-up of its refillable packaging trials.
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Unilever commits to marketing overhaul as it seeks to end stereotyping...

Dove manufacturer Unilever has pledged to overhaul its entire marketing process in a bid to create more diverse and inclusive thinking across all of its brands - from new product development right through to advertising production.
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British Beauty Week to return in September with packed schedule of...

British Beauty Week is set to return this autumn with a series of immersive live events for consumers and industry professionals, designed to celebrate beauty
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Beauty brands and retailers continue to roll out support for Pride...

Beauty brands and retailers across the UK are continuing to inspire and thrill shoppers with vibrant NPD, activations and charitable pledges in support of Pride Month - the annual month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities around the world.
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Boohoo set to open one Debenhams store to secure major beauty...

Boohoo Group is set to bring the Debenhams brand back to the high street, but just one store, to help it secure deals with major beauty brands.
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Henkel sells Right Guard male grooming brand

Henkel has completed the sale of its Right Guard male grooming brand to Thriving Brands LLC, as it continues to streamline its product portfolio and push ahead with its “Purposeful Growth,” agenda.
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REN achieves global sustainability first with sample sachet breakthrough

REN Clean Skincare has broken new sustainability-ground after pioneering the launch of the world’s first sample tube made from 100% recycled aluminium.
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Unilever to acquire Paula’s Choice skincare

Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire leading digital-led skin care brand Paula’s Choice from TA Associates.
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Huda Kattan backs Fresha beauty booking platform

Beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan has backed free salon and spa booking platform Fresha - as it seeks to extend its reach around the world and into the beauty e-commerce space.
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Superdrug expands skincare offer following virtual ‘live pitch’ event

Superdrug has revealed the first in a series of innovative new beauty brands to join its range, following a virtual Open House live pitch event, designed to unearth fresh and accessibly-priced beauty talent.
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Footfall drops as retail destinations suffer “post bank holiday blues”

Footfall across all UK retail destinations declined by -6.7% last week, 6-12 June, a sharp contrast with the rise of +11.6% in the previous week, with “post bank holiday blues” cited by retail experts Springboard.
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THG to offer new bitcoin-powered payment option following Mode deal

The Hut Group’s proprietary e-commerce platform THG Ingenuity is expanding its range of customer payment options following a new partnership with Mode - the London Stock Exchange-listed fintech group whose mobile payments and loyalty solution offers Bitcoin cashback rewards.
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KVD Beauty to crank up NPD-drive following Nikki Wolff appointment

KVD Beauty has named renowned UK makeup artist Nikki Wolff as its new global director of artistry, as it seeks to grow its successful line-up of vegan tattoo-inspired makeup and win more customers.

PODCAST: True Skincare CEO & Founder, Emma Thornton

Emma Thornton, CEO & Founder of True Skincare which was developed with skin and the planet at heart, providing genuinely organic, natural, vegan friendly and waterless skincare using only the best of nature's ingredients.

Selfridges owners considering £4bn sale

The owners of iconic department store group Selfridges are reported to be considering a £4bn sale of the business.
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Fragrance Shop to launch live-streamed shoppable fragrance event

The Fragrance Shop is set to host an exclusive shoppable fragrance event on the UK’s live-streaming shoppable app OOOOO.
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Glow Recipe welcomes new whipped clay offering to Watermelon Glow

Glow Recipe has “re-invented” the traditional clay mask with the latest fruit-forward addition to its Watermelon Glow range: Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial.
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Boots UK named as official ‘Feel Good’ partner of ITV2’s Love...

Boots UK has "coupled up" with ITV2 to become the broadcaster’s official ‘Feel Good’ partner and the exclusive beauty partner of Love Island 2021, when the hit-show returns to screens this summer.