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Gone in 3 Seconds

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.
Allure Magazine

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
E.L.F Cosmetics Mint Melt

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.
Farmology handcream donation to NHS

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.
Hair salon

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.
Feelunique

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.
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.

Deleted accounts and trips to Dubai. How should brands handle social...

At the start of the new year the lights went dark on Bottega Veneta’s social media. Vamoose, it was gone. No explanation and no logical reasoning.
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.