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Hair and beauty sector welcomes call for key gender equality reforms

The UK’s hair and beauty sector has welcomed a call by the Women and Equalities Committee for key policy reforms to avoid “turning the clock back” on gender equality, which it says has already been dealt a blow by Covid19.

LVMH and Rihanna place luxury fashion line Fenty on hold

LVMH and Rihanna have announced they are putting a hold on the music artist and entrepreneur's Fenty luxury fashion line just two years after its launch, "pending better conditions".
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Huda Beauty’s Wishful brand marks first year with super-sized scrub

Wishful, the third brand in Huda Kattan’s global beauty empire, is celebrating its first birthday with the launch of a jumbo-sized version of its hero Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub.
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New “fun” filter launched to promote natural beauty as backlash against...

Make-up artist and beauty blogger Lisa Potter Dixon has teamed up with beauty communications agency PuRe to launch a new trio of filter effects that allow Instagram users to add  “sparkle” to their stories without any face augmentation.
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Pandemic fosters greater love for indie clothing and beauty stores

UK shoppers spent an estimated £7.2bn with local independent businesses in 2020, as the Coronavirus pandemic fostered a locally conscious consumer base, new data from SME payments service Tyl by NatWest shows.

ASA bans misleading use of filters on social media beauty posts

The UK’s advertising watchdog has vowed to take tough action against beauty brands and influencers who use "misleading" filters on social media, as it seeks to tackle the root causes of negative body image and confidence - particularly among young people.
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St.Tropez names Ashley Graham as Global Brand Ambassador

Premium self tanning brand St.Tropez has announced beauty icon, supermodel, and entrepreneur Ashley Graham as its new Global Brand Ambassador. In her new role, Graham
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Faith in Nature unveils new sustainable hair and body collection

Faith in Nature has launched a new Shea & Argan hair and body collection including  waste-reducing solid bars of shampoo and conditioner, which will join the line-up in March.
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David Beckham-backed cannabis compound venture to list on London Stock Exchange

A David Beckham-backed company which uses cannabis compounds to make skincare products is set to float on the London Stock Exchange.

Hair industry calls for key reforms to aid UK’s post-pandemic recovery

The UK’s hairdressing sector has the power to play a key role in the UK’s post-pandemic recovery, if it is backed by the right kind of support and reforms, a new report complied by Creative HEAD, with the backing of independent hairdressers, the National Hair & Beauty Federation, the Freelance Hairdressers Association and the British Beauty Council, claims.

Lush to reward shoppers with new pack recycling scheme

Lush UK and Ireland is to launch a new deposit scheme to incentivise its customers to recycle their used packaging.
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Pinterest extends virtual try on technology for makeup

Pinterest has extended its augmented reality (AR) shopping features with AR Try on for eyeshadow, to help more people try products on virtually before they buy.
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COVID-19 restrictions hit prestige beauty market with 24% sales slump

UK sales of premium-priced “prestige” beauty products fell by 24% to £2bn last year, as Covid-19 restrictions forced the intermittent closure of bricks and mortar stores across the country, new research from The NPD Group has revealed.
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£150,000 of new funding offered for London businesses

Power to Change and Co-operatives UK, supported by the Mayor of London, has launched a new funding pilot designed to boost the capital’s high streets
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Gone in 3 seconds: Mobile shoppers don’t wait for websites to...

Despite the huge shift to online shopping, consumers give short shrift to mobile websites and mobile web-apps that don’t work quickly or look right, according to website testing platform LambdaTest.
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Condé Nast to open beauty concept Allure Store in New York

Publishing giant Condé Nast is to open an experiential beauty concept Allure Store in New York later this year The store, which is being launched
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E.L.F Cosmetics offers fresh take on shades with Mint Melt collection

E.L.F Cosmetics has launched a new ice-cream inspired Mint Melt collection.
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Farmology supports NHS workers with £750,000 handcream donation

Farmologie, the adult skin care brand from Childs Farm, has donated £750,000 of hand creams to NHS hospitals, as it seeks to help the growing number of healthcare workers suffering from skin conditions as a result of over-washing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Personal care sector unlikely to re-open before mid-March

Hair and beauty shops, salons and spas are unlikely to be allowed to re-open for business until at least mid-March, after the government announced that a relaxation of the national lockdown rules was not possible, until more Covid19 vaccinations had been administered.

Skincare products drive positive festive sales at Feelunique

Sales at Feelunique increased by 39% to £28m in the 12 weeks to 3 January, as the beauty e-commerce platform benefited from soaring demand for skincare products.