Elizabeth Arden Inc's quarterly profit topped expectations as sales picked up during the quarter, but the cosmetics maker said it remains cautious about the rest of the year as retailers continue to manage inventories conservatively.
To straighten or not to straighten? Women's hair styles have become a hot topic for Indonesia's Muslims after calls from some Islamic clerics to have the procedure banned on the grounds it invites moral danger.
Nina Ricci, Paco Rabannee, Massimo Dutti, Prada... The portfolio of the Puig group has grown with the arrival of Valentino perfumes. The group has announced a global licensing agreement that will come into effect on the 1st of February 2011.
Procter & Gamble Co plans to introduce its own website this month to sell goods directly to consumers and to work on improving its relationships with established online retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com Inc.
Shiseido Co Ltd, Japan's largest cosmetics company, has agreed to buy U.S.-based Bare Escentuals for $1.7 billion, as it looks to speed up its expansion and break into a new part of the North American market.
Medical beauty treatment sales will be on the mend again in the next years after a decline of about 15 percent in 2009, with more women looking for natural-looking touch-ups and pampering in increasingly popular medical spas.