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Nov 03, 2008 | 10:01 AM CST

A Feminine Touch: Q&A with Sue Devitt

Sue Devitt, Founder of Sue Devitt Beauty
By: Leslie Benson

Sue Devitt discusses marine ingredients and her beauty business.

Oct 13, 2008 | 04:57 PM CDT

Launch Sequence

By: Karen A. Newman

Marjorie Kitzrow has put a 30-year-career’s worth of marketing and brand building experience into the launch of Summersent, the first prestige fragrance for women to be launched by her company, Marjorie Midgarden Fragrances. The company grew from the memorable aroma of a single bloom into a firm dedicated to the creation and marketing of fine fragrance and related products through premium channels.

Oct 13, 2008 | 04:42 PM CDT

Trade Routes: Learning to Swim in the Global Market

By: Michael Wynne

The global market is filled with opportunities that require action—and in today’s fiercely competitive business world, you can’t afford to ignore any potential market.

Oct 13, 2008 | 04:26 PM CDT

10 Ways to Get Your Products Noticed by Salons

By: Sara Mason

From partnerships to philanthropy to very important education opportunities, if your target market is the salon industry, here are 10 great ways to get noticed and get your product into stylists' hands.

Oct 13, 2008 | 04:18 PM CDT

Finding Your Niche in Salon Hair Care

By: Karen A. Newman

Salon hair care manufacturers are finding success with brand strategies that include broad product ranges aimed at answering very narrow needs, employing the latest technologies and appealing to causes and lifestyles.

Oct 09, 2008 | 11:54 AM CDT

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

By: Sharon Birkman Fink, Birkman International

As a given, the cosmetics industry understands the demographic differences in its customers and recognizes the importance of understanding demographic drivers of consumer trends. But what about the human capital employed in the cosmetics industry? According to author Sharon Birkman Fink, taking overall characteristics and changes in workforce demographics facilitates training and communication that will make the ongoing generational transition in workplace roles a smooth one.

Oct 09, 2008 | 10:24 AM CDT

Trade Routes: Global Market Warming

By: Michael Wynne

Dealing with the speed in which markets and consumers evolve requires businesses willing to evolve faster through a culture of resilience and innovation.

Oct 07, 2008 | 02:08 PM CDT

Profile: Benton Jordan Weinstock

Direct sales in cosmetics is dominated by Avon and Mary Kay, two companies synonymous with in-home cosmetics shopping. It would seem to be a hard market to crack. Yet, for the creator of Henry Beautiful, it is the market to which she is drawn...

Sep 05, 2008 | 04:18 PM CDT

Professional Spa Skin from Joey New York

Joey Chancis and Arlyne Roer
By: Leslie Benson

GCI magazine’s supplementary September 2008 interview with Joey Chancis, CEO, and her mother, Arlyne Roer, president, Joey New York.

Sep 05, 2008 | 04:15 PM CDT

Elizabeth Roche’s New Jersey Medi-Spa Celebrates First Year

Dr. Elizabeth Roche
By: Leslie Benson

A lack of regulated U.S. standardized licensing exams and an overabundance of spa treatments for home use raise questions in the mind of Dr. Elizabeth Roche, founder and owner of Elizabeth Roche, M.D. Med Spa. Her spa, now celebrating its one-year anniversary, relies on a sterile clinical atmosphere for treatments. Roche spoke with GCI magazine about her business philosophies and professional perspectives in the September 2008 issue of the magazine.