Event Gallery: The 2016 Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards #COSA16

Event Gallery: The 2016 Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards #COSA16

Canada’s beauty industry gathered at the Fairmont Royal York on November 16 for Cosmetics’ 15th annual Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards. More than 400 industry professionals attended the gala celebration to toast the remarkable success of this year’s stars in Canadian beauty retail. 

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Meet This Year’s Best in Beauty Retail: Profiles of the 2016 COSA Winners #COSA16

Meet This Year’s Best in Beauty Retail: Profiles of the 2016 COSA Winners #COSA16

On November 16, Cosmetics and leaders in our industry came together to toast the best in beauty retail at our annual Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards (COSAs). Attended by more than 400 professionals and held at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York, our gala evening cele­brated the exemplary, and crucially important, customer service achievements of Canada’s top beauty experts.

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CCTFA Announces Acquisition of Cosmetics Magazine

CCTFA Announces Acquisition of Cosmetics Magazine

The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) has announced that it will be acquiring Cosmetics and the brand’s two flagship events—the Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards (COSAs) and the Canadian Fragrance Awards—from Rogers Media.

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Vancouver’s Saje Natural Wellness Announces U.S. Expansion

Vancouver’s Saje Natural Wellness Announces U.S. Expansion

Vancouver-based natural wellness and skincare company Saje has announced major retail expansion plans. In late November, the brand will open its first stateside location, in Malibu, California, with plans to add more than 25 locations along the West Coast and in New York in 2017. It’s also relaunching its e-commerce site, Saje.com, to sell directly to U.S. consumers.

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Pro Makeup Brand Inglot Grows Retail Presence in Canada

Pro Makeup Brand Inglot Grows Retail Presence in Canada

Poland-based colour cosmetics manufacturer Inglot is expanding its number of retail locations in Canada. Since 2014, the company has had a stand-alone store in downtown Toronto (19 Dundas Square), adjacent to the high-traffic CF Toronto Eaton Centre, and on October 22 it opened a kiosk in CF Sherway Gardens, also in Toronto. A second kiosk is set to open in Markham’s CF Markville Mall on November 5.

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What Canadian Beauty Entrepreneur Lisa Mattam Learned at Sephora’s Accelerate Incubator

What Canadian Beauty Entrepreneur Lisa Mattam Learned at Sephora’s Accelerate Incubator

This spring, Sephora held its inaugural Accelerate program, an innovative initiative to provide resources and support to female founders of beauty start-ups, with the objective of helping them “design the future of beauty.” A cohort of eight women entrepreneurs were chosen to take part in the week-long “bootcamp” in San Francisco in April.

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Rethink Breast Cancer Launches Custom Product Line

Rethink Breast Cancer Launches Custom Product Line

Rethink Breast Cancer wants people to say it with lipstick and ginger, not flowers. The registered charity has launched a new line of products called Give-A-Care, designed to help people give more useful gifts to young women diagnosed with breast cancer. One hundred percent of the collection’s proceeds will go toward funding Rethink’s programs.

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Rexall Debuts New Beauty Department Look

Rexall Debuts New Beauty Department Look

Rexall is evolving the way it sells beauty. Last week, the Canadian drugstore chain unveiled its first revamped cosmetics department at its Bathurst and Eglinton location (901 Eglinton Avenue West) in Toronto. With refreshed decor, an open layout and new brands, the “Inspired Beauty” concept signals Rexall’s enhanced efforts to stake its claim in the increasingly competitive beauty retail landscape.

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