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Beauty News

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.
The Body Shop Makeup

Bright eyes and short colourful hair to dominate 2021 beauty agenda

Consumer demand for bright, bold and colourful hair and makeup is set to lead the beauty trends charge in 2021,
Stéphane Delbos

Coty appoints new Chief Procurement Officer

Coty, one of the world’s leading beauty and fragrance companies, has announced the promotion of Stéphane Delbos to Chief Procurement Officer, effective 1 February 2021.
Save Our Salons, SOS campaign

Salon owners urged to unite in new MP-focused campaign to slash...

Hair and beauty salon owners across the country are being urged to unite in a new campaign calling on their local MPs for an emergency VAT reduction to 5% for all personal care businesses, many of whom are skirting financial ruin as a result of ongoing Covid19 restrictions.
Debenhams

Boohoo buys Debenhams brand and website but all stores will close

Online fashion giant Boohoo has bought the Debenhams brand and website for £55m in a deal that will see the department store name survive, but the company’s remaining 118 stores close for good.
Beauty businesses

New training resource seeks to “revolutionise” nail industry education

A new resource designed to improve the standard of education in the UK nail industry is now open to new and existing nail technicians.
Keys Soulcare

Alicia Keys’ new skincare line Keys Soulcare to hit UK at...

A new dermatologist-developed skincare collection created with 15-time Grammy-Award winning artist Alicia Keys will be available to UK customers from 29 January.
Gymshark // Fenty Skin

Skincare and apparel brands poised for a positive 2021

Skincare and apparel brands are primed for a positive year ahead, after both categories posted “particularly strong gains,” in 2020, while others struggled to weather the COVID-19 storm, a new report by Tribe Dynamics claims.
LUSH SUBSCRIPTION

Lush launches new monthly cosmetics and flowers subscription

Lush has launched a new monthly cosmetics subscription service offering customers a curated selection of freshly made skin, body and beauty products plus a posy of seasonal, ethically-sourced flowers.

Government partners with Boots and pharmacies to launch abuse codeword scheme

The government has teamed up with Boots and independent pharmacies across the UK to launch a new codeword scheme designed to support the victims of domestic abuse.
Unilever

Boots and Unilever rapped by UK advertising watchdog

A paid-for Facebook post by Boots, advertising Unilever's Baby Dove wash and lotion has been banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after it was judged to have breached advertising codes for misleading advertising and substantiation.

Beauty Of_ consultancy launched to foster new and emerging brands

Skincare expert Lisa Padmore and creative director Claire Bingham have joined forces to create a new skincare, cosmetics and fragrance consultancy to support and develop new and emerging brands.
Missguided beauty

Missguided enters beauty market with affordable and inclusive line

Missguided, the online fast fashion brand, has made the move into the beauty market with an affordable and inclusive range of almost 150 individual products.

PODCAST: Liberty Buying Director, Sarah Coonan

Sarah tells us how she uses consumer data matched with her creative flair to find unique brands to introduce to the customers at Liberty.
Warpaint London W7

Warpaint London raises guidance and widens Tesco rollout

Warpaint London has raised its guidance following “stronger than anticipated” trading in the second half of its financial year.
PPE Salon

Government backs beauty with dedicated Personal Care Sector team

The government has created a new, sector specific team for hair and beauty, dedicated to supporting the industry as it continues to navigate the...
Online retail etailers clothing

Rising demand for blue-light defence skincare offers NPD opportunity

Demand for skincare products which offer protection from blue-light is set to soar in 2021 and beyond as a growing body of evidence links...
SEPHORA

Sephora implements plan to tackle racial bias in its business and...

International beauty omnichannel retailer Sephora has launched a bold new action plan to mitigate racially biased experiences for its customers, suppliers and employees, as...

Transformative haircare and perfume to lead beauty charge in 2021

Perfume and haircare products with transformative properties look set to top the beauty-shopping agenda at the start of 2021, as stressed-out consumers seek out...
Debenhams

Debenhams Oxford Street flagship among six stores to be permanently closed

Stricken department store Debenhams has said it will permanently close six branches, including the flagship Oxford Street shop, with the loss of 320 jobs. It...
Nurse Jamie

Skincare brand Nurse Jamie launches on QVC

Nurse Jamie, the skincare brand from global skincare expert Jamie Sherrill, is expanding its reach in the UK by launching on QVC later this...