Sue Nabi’s Coty Will Focus on D-t-c and Good Beauty Products

Andrew M. Santos

As Sue Nabi prepares to formally step into the chief executive officer’s role at Coty Inc., she is ready to refocus the ailing company on some key tenets of the beauty business — like good products.

Nabi, who spoke to Wall Street analysts on Thursday, said Coty needs “to work on products.”

“I really would like this company to become a product-driven, product-centric, but also new business model-centric company,” Nabi said. “If your product is not the best one on the market, if it’s not the one that delivers better than the others, if it’s not a product that’s perfectly designed for usage, but also for performance, and last but not least, if it’s not a product that you feel not guilty by using because it’s sustainable, then you’ll be happy to stick to this product.”

Nabi also talked about incorporating wellness into the portfolio, capitalizing more on direct-to-consumer capabilities,

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How to Achieve an Endless Summer Manicure

Andrew M. Santos

As we transition into colder seasons, it’s safe to predict that fall nail colors will also shift to darker colors. But why not keep a bit of summer alive with a fall nail look that gives a nod to summer with bold flowers and is easy to create at home?

Japonesque
Japonesque

Celebrity nail technician Hang Nguyen, who’s known for setting nail trends, created this whimsical look that’s super simple to recreate at home.

Japonesque
Japonesque

GET THE LOOK:

  1. Apply base coat, two coats of polish and top coat. Let dry.

  2. Dip the pointed end of the Velvet Touch Nail Tool into polish.

  3. Gently dot the color onto the nail.

  4. Clean the nail tool and dip into a new color

  5. Gently dot the color next to the first dot; repeat in a circular pattern to create the flower effect

  6. Let dry and apply another top coat.

The first step in any manicure

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16 Brands Black Beauty Experts Always Keep in Their Kits

Andrew M. Santos

August is National Black Business Month, and while we love celebrating our favorite Black artists and Black-owned beauty brands all 365 days of the year, we felt it was an especially opportune time to shine a spotlight on some of the beauty industry’s best artistic talent and the Black-owned businesses and products they love, consistently use, and recommend to friends, family, A-list clients, and, of course, you!

Below, we asked leading hairstylists and makeup artists (who regularly work with the glamorous likes of Tracee Ellis Ross, Naomi Campbell, Gabrielle Union, Laverne Cox, and so many more) which Black-owned brands and formulas we’d regularly find tucked into their product kits, showers, and high-standard beauty regimens. Keep scrolling! Our panel of experts are sharing 16 Black-owned beauty brands you can support this month in honor of National Black Business Month and always.

AJ Crimson Beauty

AJ Crimson Beauty Dual Skin Creme Foundation

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The queen of celebrity ‘crowns’ brings her mane talent to Miami

Andrew M. Santos

For most people, launching a new business — particularly a beauty salon, amid a pandemic would seem like a bad idea. Not for hair guru and Marie Robinson, a renowned New York stylist with a client roster as exclusive as the MET gala invite list. Last December, Robinson expanded her beauty empire by taking her talents south and opening up her eponymous location at Aventura Mall, which was looking to add an high-end hair styling space to its list of retail brands.

Currently splitting her time between New York City’s flagship salon and the Magic City, Robinson says the choice to head to South Florida was a no-brainer. “We had some great colorists and stylists who wanted to relocate. We wanted to expand, and a lot of our clients were already moving to Miami,” she says, “Aventura Mall approached us as they were looking to fill the high-end

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