“According to Saks, John Barrett will operate Saks’ first two Canadian salons, as well as take over Saks’ U.S. salon and spa operations. Hairstylist John Barrett opened his first salon in 1996 in the penthouse of department store Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. The company has grown to become the largest collection of luxury salons in the United States.” Read more at Retail Insider.
“What do you get when makeup artist François Nars teams up with photographer Steven Klein? The most provocative, seductive, menacingly beautiful makeup collection we've ever seen. Here, the exclusive first look before it hits shelves October 15.” Read more at Allure.com.
“Behind the scenes, at the headquarters of L’Oréal Paris, Lancôme’s parent company, [Lupita] Nyong’o’s appointment signaled a broader effort by the cosmetics giant to stay ahead of consumer demand by placing diversity and globalization at the center of its strategy. [...] One of the keys to this strategy is L’Oréal chemist Balanda Atis, who created the (literal) foundation for Nyong’o’s Lancôme campaign and now heads L’Oréal’s Women of Color Lab in Clark, New Jersey.” Read more at Fast Company.
“It could be considered the most anticipated makeup launch of the past two decades: For years, beauty junkies and fashion fans alike have watched as makeup artist Pat McGrath has created amazing products for brands like Dior (she’s the brain behind the original DiorShow mascara), CoverGirl, Max Factor, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana, waiting patiently for the day the makeup genius would come out with a line of her own. Well, it’s not a full line, but it’s a start.” Read more at Allure.
“For decades, most cosmetics brands didn’t go after minorities. Instead, they made products catering to a narrow margin of skin tone and color, and left a handful of companies dedicated to multicultural women to deal with the rest of the shades. That’s starting to change, with both mainstream and ethnic beauty lines going after a more diverse customer. It’s a profound shift: The women who were once all but ignored by the majority of the beauty market are now being wooed at every counter.” Read more at Bloomberg Business.
“Mariah Carey and MAC Cosmetics are teaming up to create both a limited-edition lipstick due in December and a full MAC Icon collection slated for spring 2016. But don’t expect red lipstick. ‘Here’s the thing,’ Carey said during a phone interview with WWD, speaking of All I Want, the lipstick which will be available in December online.” Read more at WWD.