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Henkel acquires North American hair professional business from Shiseido

BY DSN STAFF

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The company announced an agreement to acquire Zotos International, the North American hair professional business of Shiseido. Included in the $485 million deal are such brands as Joico and Zotos Professional.

“This acquisition is part of our strategy to expand our position in attractive markets and categories. It will further strengthen our Hair Professional business in the US, the world’s single biggest hair professional market. The high-performance and high-quality brands are a perfect fit for our Beauty Care business. We are looking forward to welcoming Zotos’ experienced team at Henkel,” Hans Van Bylen, Henkel’s chief executive officer said.

In October, the company acquired Nattura Laboratorios, which included the Pravana brand. In 2014, Sexy Hair, Alterna and Kenra were also acquired by Henkel.

“At Henkel, we have strong capabilities to identify compelling acquisition targets with a clear strategic fit and attractive valuations,” Carsten Knobel, chief financial officer of Henkel said.

Based in Darien, Conn., in 2016, Henkel reported sales of $230 million dollars with 700 employees. Their main focus is the U.S. market, with a presence in Europe and Asia.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

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OPI sets record for world’s longest manicure bar

BY Gisselle Gaitan

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Coty’s salon nail brand OPI has set the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest manicure bar.

This monumental moment was set by having a 155-ft.-long manicure bar sprawled out across Santa Monica’s famous Third Street Promenade shopping area. More than 50 nail technicians were giving GelColor manicures with the brand’s newly launched ProHealth Top and Base Coat.

“It was a very exciting moment for OPI to achieve a Guinness World Record for Longest Manicure Bar,” OPI co-founder and brand ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann said. “To see so many nail technicians and so many OPI fans come together to do something as grand and fun as setting a world record was a real treat.”

Celebrities were also in attendance, including actress Peyton List and celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik.

The record was set at 5 p.m. with over 500 manicures given.

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Philips VisaPure Advanced looks to change how consumers approach skin care

BY Gisselle Gaitan

STAMFORD, Conn. — Scientists and skin experts have joined forces to design a 3-in-1 facial skincare tool called the Philips VisaPure Advanced. Interchangeable attachments on the device will allow consumers to maximize their skincare routine with precise cleaning and massaging while reducing the visibility of pores, the company said. 

“We developed Philips VisaPure Advanced for women who struggle with their skin concerns such as enlarged pores and appearance of blackheads, and are looking for an efficient solution that fits into their existing routine which gives them glowing, healthy-looking skin,” said Bjorn Folkers, Philips Director of Consumer Marketing & Business Development of Beauty.

The Philips VisaPure Advanced is equipped with customized DualMotion technology and Intelligent Head Recognition, which allows the device to recognize each attachment and tailor the session with specific levels of rotation and duration to achieve the optimal skincare benefits. The three attachments are:

  • Deep Pore Cleansing Brush: uses a combination of thin bristles to reach inside the pores and thicker bristles to swipe away dead skin cells that block pores. The Deep Pore Cleansing brush helps refine and prevent enlarged pores with twenty thousand small bristles, for a superior and easier cleanse, Philips said. 
     
  • Precision Cleansing Brush: Features five-in-one bristle technology to ensure a targeted and precise cleanse for smaller, hard-to-reach areas such as the chin and nose. It has a customized program, with more intense rotations and a shorter treatment time dedicated to cleanse the nose area for pure and refined skin. The Precision Cleansing brush attachment helps to visibly refine and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, the company said. 
     
  • Revitalizing Massage attachment: Designed to provide a gentle yet effective massage, which feels like 750 gentle finger tapping movements per minute. Developed with Japanese facial massage experts, the attachment provides users with a stimulating massage to relax the muscles and revitalize the skin. The at-home facial massage attachment can also be used on neck and décolleté. The Revitalizing Massage program lasts for three minutes and helps users achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. 

Philips VisaPure Advanced is available on Philips.com for the retail price of $199.

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