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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

(PRNewsfoto/Kao Corporation)

Leading beauty manufacturer and marketer of top beauty brands, Kao USA Inc., announced the acquisition Oribe Hair Care, LLC from Luxury Brand Partners.  Oribe will join the Kao Salon Division portfolio of professional brands, which includes Goldwell and KMS California.  Daniel Kaner, co-founder and currently co-president of Oribe Hair Care, will be named president of the newly acquired entity.  “Kao is the ideal place for Oribe Hair Care to take the next step in its transformative journey,” said Kaner. “We have always believed that hair care should be an immersive and luxury experience, and Kao is incredibly supportive of the high standard that we set for ourselves.”

While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Oribe business will continue to be based in New York City.  “Kao is delighted to expand our direct presence in this area,” commented Kao US Salon president and general manager, Trevor Attenborough. “We look forward to continuing to build the premium Goldwell and KMS California businesses through excellent support of our local salon customers and by creating opportunities for future growth in the region.”


Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Victoria’s Secret Angel, Lais Ribiero, has been tapped to wear this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra. Emblazoned with sapphires and gold leafing, the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra, created in partnership with Mouawad, comes with a bejeweled belt.  Hand-set with more than 6,000 gemstones, the piece took more than 350 hours to fabricate.

“Personally, I love the colors on my skin tone and the big stones,” the Brazilian model shared with Vogue.  “Who doesn’t dream about wearing the Fantasy Bra — I mean it’s an honor to be among Gisele [Bündchen], Candice [Swanepoel], Adriana [Lima], and all the big top models who have worn it in the past?”  This year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show will take place on November 20th in Shanghai.



Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Anniversaries are meant to be shared, so we joined Norstrom in celebrating its 2017 Anniversary Sale with some curated Beauty Exclusives available through August 6th (while supplies last),  Some of our favorites which are still around include:

Laura Mercier Laura’s Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette:  A palette filled with essentials that illuminate your skin day and night (pictured above).  Retail value of $155, special purchase of $65

Black LUNA Mini 2 Compact Facial Cleansing Device:  LUNA mini 2 is an enhanced T-Sonic facial cleansing brush with eight adjustable intensities for a fully customizable cleansing experience, plus three zones, a 50% larger body and extra-long touch points for an even better cleansing experience.  Regularly $139, now $93

SPACE.NK.apothecary The Best Of Collection:  Experience the best of what SPACE.NK.apothecary has to offer with this collection of skin care, hair care and makeup products, presented with a take-anywhere cosmetics bag.  Includes Oribe’s Dry Texturing Spray By Terry Baume de Rose Lip Care, EVE Lom Cleanser, Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment, Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick, and Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Volume Mascara.  Retail value of $237.50, special purchase of $159

Beachwaver Pro 1 1/4 Inch Professional Rotating Curling Iron with Swarovski Crystals:  Adorned with Swarovski crystals, this limited-edition version of The Beachwaver Pro by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa is the newest addition to her line of award-winning hair tools.  Regularly $250, now $167

GLAMGLOW Jumbo Sized SUPERMUD:  A best-selling, scientifically advanced clearing treatment mask to target, prevent and heal problem skin, sized to give you more than 50 facials from one tube. Retail value of $152, special purchase of $99

Simplehuman Round Sensor Mirror Pro:  An 8-inch round sensor mirror with a large 5x magnification mirror and a 10x magnification detail mirror that magnetically attaches to the front and stores on the back. Regularly $250, now $167.50