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Fashion Fair Cosmetics Names New President

Posted: July 25, 2011

Johnson Publishing Company has appointed Clarisa Wilson as the new president of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color.

For more than 20 years, Wilson has dedicated her career to anticipating and addressing consumers' beauty needs while building a platform for continuous growth of the brands she works on. She began her work in the beauty industry with Revlon's Caribe division and worked at Worlds of Curl as the director of cosmetics. She also served at Johnson Publishing Company as director of sales and marketing for Ebone Cosmetics from 1992–1993.

More recently, Wilson was global vice president and general manager of Mizani, a division of L'Oréal USA. During her tenure there, the brand won the Behind the Chair Multicultural Award in 2002 and 2003. Her résumé and strong background in brand building led L'Oréal to select her for the L'Oréal Global Leadership Team.

Wilson has also worked as president of Carol's Daughter, where she successfully relaunched the 11-year-old boutique brand into a national beauty brand for women of color. Under her strategic direction, Carol's Daughter grew its business exponentially by expanding distribution via free-standing, e-commerce, catalog, wholesale and home shopping outlets. Her dynamic initiatives garnered numerous industry accolades including WWD's Indie Brand Awards, Natural Health's Beauty Awards, and a Black Enterprise Award.

"We are elated to have Clarisa Wilson at the helm of Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Her remarkable track record at Carol's Daughter and L'Oréal USA is a clear indication of exciting things to come for our brand," said Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company. "I look forward to developing a collaborative partnership with such an industry authority and visionary."