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Conair, Kao Brands to launch John Frieda styling tools

BY Antoinette Alexander

STAMFORD, Conn. Conair has teamed up with Kao Brands to create a line of hair tools and appliances under the John Frieda brand name.

The John Frieda hair styling tools collection will launch in first quarter 2011 in food, drug and mass channels. The collection will include a series of hair dryers, straighteners and styling tools. The license will allow Conair to manufacturer nonelectric styling tools.

“Our relationship with the John Frieda brand is a perfect marriage of hair care leaders,” stated Ron Diamond, president of Conair. “The John Frieda brand is world-renowned for hair care and great value and performance. We could not be more excited about our relationship with Kao Brands Co. and the John Frieda brand.”

Added William Gentner, Kao Brands president and CEO, “Both the Conair and John Frieda brands are leaders in the art of hair transformation. Both are dedicated to leveraging our professional expertise to bring innovative solutions to the retail beauty market. The collaboration between our two companies is a natural fit. We at Kao Brands Co. look forward to the launch of an unsurpassed line of John Frieda hair styling tools.”

The companies will be disclosing additional details on the line closer to the launch date.

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Coty earns kudos for fragrance achievements

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK At The Fragrance Foundation’s 38th Annual FiFi Awards held in New York on June 10, Coty took home four awards.

The winning fragrances included:

  • Fragrance of the Year — women’s luxe: Lola by Marc Jacobs, Coty Prestige
  • Fragrance of the Year — women’s popular appeal: Halle by Halle Berry, Coty Beauty
  • Fragrance Hall of Fame — CK One, Coty Prestige
  • Media Campaign of the Year — men’s: CK One “We Are One,” Coty Prestige

“This year’s FiFi Awards have once again solidified Coty’s position as a leading global beauty company. It is truly an honor to see so many of our brands recognized by The Fragrance Foundation,” stated Bernd Beetz, CEO of Coty Inc. “Coty is an innovative company driven by our unique corporate culture, that moves faster, goes further and thinks freer. Our success is credited to the passion and creative spirit of the Coty family and partners.”

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Reach by Design to debut this summer

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK Reach will launch a limited-edition collection of toothbrushes that have a touch of pizzazz.

Reach by Design, a unique collaboration curated by interior designers Tom Delavan, Celerie Kemble and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, shows that toothbrushes can be both functional and beautiful.

The limited-edition collection launches nationwide this August.

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