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Lipstick effect? These days hairstyling products are the barometer says THG

Lipstick effect? These days hairstyling products are the barometer says THG

​The much-discussed lipstick effect may have kicked in as consumers buy relatively affordable luxury beauty treats when times are tough, but this time lipstick itself isn’t the key product. 
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Hein Schumacher is new Unilever CEO

Hein Schumacher is new Unilever CEO

Global beauty and consumer products giant Unilever has announced its new CEO who’s set to take over from outgoing chief Alan Jope on 1 July. And his name? Step forward Hein Schumacher.
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L'Oréal launches Net Zero Salons Programme in UK and Ireland

L'Oréal launches Net Zero Salons Programme in UK and Ireland

Another big step forward in the retail race for net zero. This time its L’Oréal and its partnership to climate action platform Net Zero Now targeting UK hair salons.
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John Lewis beauty trends forecast takes in mushrooms, skin HIIT

John Lewis beauty trends forecast takes in mushrooms, skin HIIT

John Lewis has launched a new Beauty & Wellness Moments report and has focused on a number of key beauty trends it sees as big for 2023.
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Lipstick effect: UK beauty shoppers still buying premium in Golden Quarter

Lipstick effect: UK beauty shoppers still buying premium in Golden Quarter

NPD Group said premium UK beauty sales over Christmas were up “a phenomenal 9.2% on the previous year despite the deepening cost-of-living crisis”, with lipstick ahead by as much as 22%.
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THG update sends shares lower as it warns on profits

THG update sends shares lower as it warns on profits

THG’s trading statement on Tuesday sent its shares down by 10%+ as it warned on profits, although it may have felt it had done enough to support the share price with news of record sales and a strong balance sheet. 
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Sephora UK's first store will be at Westfield London

Sephora UK's first store will be at Westfield London

Hot on the heels of last year’s UK re-entry for Sephora online, it has now revealed the location for its previously-promised first British physical store.
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Harrods tests in-store recycling at H Beauty branch

Harrods tests in-store recycling at H Beauty branch

Sustainability will remain a 2023 priority despite the cost-of-living crisis. And with its customers perhaps less worried about rising bills, it certainly will be key for Harrods.
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Lush sees best-ever Christmas sales

Lush sees best-ever Christmas sales

Beauty was big at Christmas, as results from Boots, The Fragrance Store and The Perfume Shop testify. Now we can add Lush to the list as the high street retailer reported its highest-ever trading month in December.
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Space NK sees festive sales jump, plans new stores as it preps upsized Westfield debut

Space NK sees festive sales jump, plans new stores as it preps upsized Westfield debut

​Premium beauty retailer Space NK is to invest more money into its physical stores business, the company’s CEO has said following news of growth in sales over Christmas.
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Recovering Boots continues Love Island link as it drives sales higher

Recovering Boots continues Love Island link as it drives sales higher

Hot on the heels of eBay renewing it’s Love island link-up, health & beauty retailer Boots has also signed up again as a key partner for the upcoming UK winter Love Island series that airs on ITV from 16 January.
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Coty: Lubomira Rochet (ex-L'Oréal) joins the board of directors

Coty: Lubomira Rochet (ex-L'Oréal) joins the board of directors

Lubomira Rochet, who led L'Oréal's digital division for seven years, is joining the board of American cosmetics group Coty. 
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Boots has strong December as it continues its recovery

Boots has strong December as it continues its recovery

​Thursday was a good day for UK festive season trading updates with Next and B&M both reporting strong figures in the morning and beauty retail giant Boots joining them later in the day
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Space NK sales break record, but investment dents profits

Space NK sales break record, but investment dents profits

Space NK saw its turnover rising in its latest year, reaching £119.1 million. That compared to £111.8 million in the previous period, which had included the sales from a subsidiary it sold for a profit of £83.1 million.
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L'Oréal France: Céline Brucker promoted to general manager

L'Oréal France: Céline Brucker promoted to general manager

Currently in charge of the consumer division in France, Céline Brucker, has just been appointed general manager of L'Oréal France. She will be succeeding Hervé Navellou, who is becoming president of L'Oréal France. 
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Beauty Bay sales and profits plunge as physical shopping bounces back

Beauty Bay sales and profits plunge as physical shopping bounces back

​The return of customers to physical stores may have been good news for many companies, but it was bad for Manchester-based cosmetics business Beauty Bay
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