“You can contour your face, you can contour your body, and now you can also contour your hair. Some colorists have begun throwing around the term ‘hair contouring’ to describe a detailed process of strategically highlighting and lowlighting hair to enhance and flatter a person’s face shape.” Read more at Allure.com.
“Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo’s work speaks for itself. Although he’s worked on some of the most famous faces in the past decade, including Taraji P. Henson for her Allure cover, Gisele Bündchen, Cindy Crawford in Vogue’s September issue, and practically every single Victoria’s Secret Angel, the makeup artist isn’t a household name yet — and he prefers to stay that way, doing relatively few interviews.” Read more at NYMag.com.
“Canmore, Alberta-based Rocky Mountain Soap Company continues to open new stores, and it is also renovating some existing units to reflect the retailer’s updated branding. We spoke with its CEO and co-owner, Karina Birch, to gain insight into why the retailer has become so popular, as well as its plans to expand into new markets.” Read more at Retail Insider.
“Women who like the decadent feel of scooping up pricey wrinkle creams with their fingers may want to re-evaluate their favorite beauty packaging. Jars, the more opulent the better, have long been a favorite of cosmetic marketers. But some of the most common ingredients in anti-aging formulas, like retinol and other antioxidants, are highly unstable, meaning that they break down when exposed to air and light.” Read more at The New York Times.
“Just over two years ago, an Australian e-commerce company called Frank Body developed an entire line of skincare products that include coffee as a primary ingredient. As buzz about the brand spread around the world through Instagram and Facebook, Americans began flocking to buy Frank Body scrubs and balms; today, the U.S. is Frank Body’s biggest market. The company says it is on track to make $21 million in sales this year, up from $2.8 million two years ago.” Read more at Fast Company.
“It’s been a little over two years since Net-a-Porter got into the competitive beauty business, selling a mix of well-known and niche products online. Now, its discount fashion offshoot The Outnet is getting into the category as well. While it won’t be selling discounted skincare and makeup per se, there will be deals for those willing to buy multiple products at once.” Read more at Fashionista.