Nail Artist Melissa Samuel’s Finesse Your Claws Press-On Nails Let Customers Recreate Her Celebrity Styles At Home

Colorfully patterned and textured nails are a staple of nail artist Melissa Samuel’s look. But even the devotee of over-the-top nails was amazed by what she saw when she started working at a Japanese nail salon in...

COO Kecia Steelman On How Ulta Beauty’s New Store Layout Will Further Blur The Lines Between Prestige And Mass

Ulta Beauty is back and seemingly better than ever following a challenging 18 months marred by pandemic-related store closures that caused a $1 billion drop in 2020 sales. In the second quarter this year, its...

Beacon Award Winner Droplette Grows Portfolio Of Skincare Products To Pair With Its Signature Device

Droplette, winner of the 2021 Beacon Award for Innovation of the Year, is building out a suite of products beyond its signature device. Designed to infuse formulas into the skin, MIT-trained scientists Madhavi Gavini and...

What Amorepacific’s Acquisition Of Tata Harper Says About Clean Beauty Today

In an article on Amorepacific’s acquisition of Tata Harper, the South Korean company’s first of an American brand, Vogue Business proclaims, “It’s a good time for science-backed, premium skincare.” Although the proclamation is undoubtedly true—market research...

High-Growth Pimple Patch Brand Hero Cosmetics Speeds To $630M Deal With Church & Dwight

Mighty Patch maker Hero Cosmetics has scored a mighty exit. Consumer goods conglomerate Church & Dwight is acquiring the brand for $630 million, a 5.5X multiple of the $115 million in sales...