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Critical Mass: Christmas Is No Gift for Retail Chains

Retailers surveyed by WWD during the last two weeks said beauty self-purchasing is outpacing gift buying at the nation’s mass-market stores.

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L’Oréal Paris Honors Female Trailblazers

The 10 winners each received $10,000 for their respective charities.

Revlon Launches 'Love is On' Campaign

Revlon chief executive officer Lorenzo Delpani said, “This is not a campaign. It’s the repositioning of the Revlon brand.”

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Hairstylist Ken Paves Partners With Lynn Tilton

The new hair-care brand, called You Are Beautiful, launches at on Dec. 15 and at 1,800 Wal-Mart doors in January.

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Sensationail Taps Gabrielle Union as its First Celebrity Ambassador

Union is set to become ambassador of the mass-market at-home gel manicure system that utilizes an LED light.

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Critical Mass: Wal-Mart’s Latest N.J. Renovations

The retailer hasn’t overlooked shoppers’ appetite for beauty.

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Critical Mass: Nail Business Gains a Bit of Luster

The battered nail-care business is clawing its way out of the red.

L'Oréal USA Purchases Carol's Daughter

The acquisition "will enable L’Oreal USA to build a new dedicated multi-cultural beauty division."

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Critical Mass: Retailers Value-Driven for Holidays

As they deck their aisles for holiday, mass-market beauty retailers are looking to do more for shoppers who have less.

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Skinfix Launches in Target

In mid-October, the brand will launch in all 1,800 Target doors.

Wal-Mart Adds to Exclusive Hard Candy Line

Previewing the new items, NuWorld president Stu Dolleck and his team singled out a few key launches.

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