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Kat Von D sells beauty brand

Kat Von D is saying goodbye, announcing that effective today she will no longer be in the beauty business.

Kylie Cosmetics appoints new CEO

Kylie Jenner will continue to to lead creative efforts, as well as social media.

Beiersdorf acquires stake in beauty tech start-up

South Korea's Lycl Inc.combines three different business models.

The Red Door experience comes to Newmarket

Beauty giant Elizabeth Arden has bought its Red Door Services to New Zealand’s largest shopping centre, Westfield Newmarket.

Mary Kay takes on Ulta in trademark lawsuit

Mary Kay is taking on beauty chain Ulta, after filing a case in federal court last week for using its ‘LASH LOVE®’ trademark.

Olaplex acquired by private equity firm

The hair care brand has been acquired by one of the largest global private equity investors.

Report reveals which sunscreen brands live up to label claims

Consumer NZ has found that many sunscreens on the market do not give the protection claimed on the label.

James Charles launches reality show

The series has been described as 'Project Runway meets America’s Next Top Model with a dash of beauty.'

Estée Lauder Companies to acquire K-beauty brand Dr. Jart+

It will be the company’s first acquisition of an Asia-based beauty brand.

Coty buys majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics

The deal means that Jenner will keep a 49 per cent stake in her business.

Walgreens Boots Alliance approached with record-breaking buyout

The deal, which is expected to reach US$70b, would be the biggest private equity buyout in history.

New Zealand’s first specialist Botox bar opens

Waxing and laser hair removal experts OFF&ON are dipping their toes into appearance medicine.

Hearst staff take a stand against employment conditions

Employees have formed a 500-strong media union that will encompass more magazine and digital titles than almost any other in the US.

DECIEM announces bold move for Black Friday

DECIEM has announced it will completely shut up shop on November 29.

Coty to explore sale of Professional Beauty business

The company has announced it will now be focusing more on its fragrance, cosmetics and skincare businesses.

Top beauty retailer hires advisors to explore sale

Other retailers are also exploring sales.

NYX founder returns to beauty with new project

Toni Ko has announced her return to the beauty industry with the launch of a new company.

Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant for $845 million

The acquisition is in line with Shiseido's global expansion strategy.

The Beauty Chef raises $10 million from new Aussie investment fund

Pioneers of the inner beauty industry, The Beauty Chef, has raised $10 million from Point King Capital.

Why beauty mergers and acquisitions are set to slow down

Gone are the boom days of 2016-2018 when the flow of M&As seemed constant, and it appears there's a few reasons for that.

Cult-favourite brand raises US$15m

The cult-favourite prestige brand has just scored its first outside investment.

Beauty companies named in Best Workplaces for Innovators list

Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, P&G and Sephora were among the brands that made the list.

Vice Media in talks to acquire Refinery29

While an offer can not yet be confirmed, its thought discussions are still in process.

Lack of customer loyalty impacts Kylie Cosmetics

Kylie Jenner's namesake brand is apparently suffering due to a lack of customer loyalty.

2019 Unilever sales strengthened by luxe beauty

Dermalogica, Hourglass and Ren were singled out for their double digit growth.

First major beauty retailer releases a public chemicals policy

The first of its kind, the policy aims to strengthen ingredient safety and transparency on a global scale.

Pinterest introduces video updates for creators and brands

The social media site has recently announced new video functionalities aiming to further reach audiences.

L’Oréal invests in green chemistry company

The French beauty giant said the investment demonstrates its support of new sustainable development technologies.

L’Oréal set to acquire Mugler and Azzaro from Clarins

The deal sets the stage for the world’s biggest beauty company to dabble in fashion once more.

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