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News and information on multicultural products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Dark & Lovely refreshes its look, feel

Dark & Lovely unveiled its refreshed look and feel with a new logo and brand aesthetic.

Tracee Ellis Ross debuts Pattern hair care line

Pattern, created by actress Tracee Ellis Ross, looks to help meet the needs for those with curly, coily and tight-textured hair.

Clear Essence Cosmetics USA unveiled its new Exclusive Skin Care line, which was developed to help meet the skin care needs of people of color, the company said.

Procter & Gamble’s “My Black is Beautiful” platform launched a collection of hair care products exclusively at Sally Beauty stores nationwide and online.

Ors Olive Oil launched the Fix It collection, which contains products that have been specially formulated for wig and weave application.

Retailers who want to compete in the multicultural beauty space must consider staying up-to-date on category trends and promote that they carry these items in store.

Ors' new Deep Conditioning + Restoring Treatment Masque and Restore + Heat Protect Multi-Benefit Serum contain coconut oil, baobab and active protein complex.

Graff*Etch color pencils help artists design people's heads with geometric patterns, sports and company logos, cartoon characters, and famous faces.

The Black Castor Miracle collection is formulated with black castor oil, coconut water, jojoba, tea tree, peppermint, coconut and soybean oils, coconut milk, and shea butter.

As consumer demands merge more retailers are combining their multicultural offerings with traditional brands to create a single spot for all hair care needs.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Johnson & Johnson is looking to strengthen its position in hair care by agreeing to acquire Vogue International, a privately held personal care products company, for approximately $3.3 billion in cash.

J&J said the acquisition will include the OGX collection of shampoos, conditioners, treatments, styling products, body care and bath products, the FX line of hair styling products, and the Proganix and Maui Moisture hair care lines.

With so many changes occurring in the ethnic beauty category, Drug Store News spoke with Eddie Jhin, president of Jinny Beauty, about the category's potential and the latest trends.

DSN: Discuss the potential in the multicultural and ethnic business, and why retailers need to do more to reach these shoppers.

Cosmoprof North America, or CPNA, delivered a robust beauty trade fair featuring resources for every aspect of business, from packaging and filling to finished product. The event, held July 9 to July 12 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, grew this year in both attendance and square footage, which can be attributed to expansion in such specialized areas as scent, natural products and multicultural items, not to mention a multitude of country pavilions — with Korean beauty holding court in two areas.

MIAMI, Fla. -- Beauty products brand HSI Professional is planning to expand distribution of its styling tools and hair care products to brick-and-mortar retailers.

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