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Traackr: Consumers Want Queer Representation in Beauty

Consumers are moving past gender-neutral beauty trends in hopes of highlighting the Queer community, data shows. According to Traackr, an influencer marketing firm that surveys roughly 40,000 influencers across key markets globally, consumers are showing stronger engagement with posts centered around various gender identities. “There were some brands that were way ahead, but now it’s […]

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Mecca Cosmetica’s Chief on Building the Store of Tomorrow

Over the past 21 years, Jo Horgan has built Mecca Cosmetica into a beauty wonderland — and powerhouse. It’s now Australia and New Zealand’s largest prestige beauty retailer, with more than 100 stores and a booming dot-com business, but she’s not stopping there. Resilience and agility are part of Mecca’s strengths. Within 24 hours of […]

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Beauty Inc @20: The Top 10 Takeaways

Beauty Inc has always been about what’s next — about the people, the products, the ideas and the innovations that make the industry so dynamic. This year marks our 20th anniversary, and as we thought about how best to celebrate this milestone, we knew we had to look forward — not backward. To that end, […]

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Dolly Parton on Fragrance, Getting Into Beauty

Two years after signing a licensing deal with IMG, multihyphenate entertainer and philanthropist Dolly Parton is making her first plays in beauty. In her first bid for the beauty consumer, Parton — who has had a busy year, from funding coronavirus vaccine research to the opening of Dollywood, her theme park in Tennessee — is […]