Hair Extensions Boom (With Big Help From Instagram)
Stubbly strands don’t make for great selfies. Thanks to the promise of camera-ready results, semi-permanent beauty solutions such as hair extensions are soaring. Wildly popular in the Dynasty-obsessed 1980s, interest in mane extensions has been rekindled due to a perfect storm of social media and accessibility. Moving from ethnic and specialty salons into the ...
Sex Talk At The Point Of Sale
When Michelle Marcus, vice president of sales and marketing at natural intimate products brand Sliquid, chats about masturbation with a squeamish customer, the word masturbation doesn’t cross her lips. Instead, she throws the term solo play into the exchange with the jujitsu skills of a mother sneaking kale into her kid’s ...
The Makings Of A Beauty Consumer Today
Yusra Khan, a high school senior at Orinda Academy in Northern California, isn’t afraid to spend her savings – or her parents’ – on mascaras, palettes and highlighters that cost $20, $30 or more at Sephora and Macy’s. “The people at Sephora pretty much know me now because I always ask ...
Amazon And The Onslaught Of Egoless Beauty Brands
Type in the term retinol cream on Amazon, and a slew of beauty brands that don’t sell at the local Rite Aid pop up, such as LilyAna Naturals, Foxbrim, Radha Beauty, Baebody Beauty, Tree of Life, Pure Biology and Amara Organics. Don’t know them? It doesn’t matter, plenty of people are paying for their ...
Mascara, Queen Of The Beauty Industry, Fends Off Lash Extensions And Falsies
Until receiving lash extensions from Urban Retreat in Minneapolis a year ago, Kaki Ronning, a health and beauty buyer at e-commerce company Bluestem Brands Inc., struggled constantly with crumbly mascara and the eye irritation it caused. Now, she visits the med spa bimonthly to maintain lustrous lashes ...
Will Fragrance Be The First Non-Gendered Beauty Category?
Before she could purchase perfumes herself, Wendi Berger would nick her father’s Eau Sauvage from Christian Dior, a fresh citrus men’s cologne deepened by a woody vetiver base. “I wasn’t attracted to super floral girly scents,” she remembers. “I was attracted to scents that spoke to my mood.” When Berger ...