Ricky’s NYC founder unveils new venture
NEW YORK — Ricky Kenig, founder of New York City’s infamous beauty supply chain Ricky’s NYC, has left the company to start a new beauty venture. Enter Kenig + Alcone.
Kenig partnered with Alcone Co., a distributor of professional makeup, to open the shop in March 2014.
Located at 6th Avenue and 14th Street in New York City, the beauty curator shop blends Alcone’s professional makeup and brand name with Kenig’s expertise in hair.
“What I tried to do is think back to what I did 25 years ago [at Ricky’s]. And 25 years ago, you didn’t have social media and you didn’t have cell phones,” Kenig said. “… But [we built] a business by remembering the customers and making it so that when a customer came into the store, if we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”
With standout customer service at its core, the store is minimally decorated to let the products take the limelight. The two-story shop carries about 500 specially selected lines in hair and makeup, and also offers educational classes and events.
While Kenig works to fine tune the operation, he plans to open a second New York City location at some point, and eventually expand outside of the city, most likely to Miami’s South Beach.
NSS brings Manuka Secrets brand to U.S.
ST. LOUIS — National Sales Solutions, a provider of sales, marketing and supply chain management for consumer packaged goods companies, has announced retail distribution for its client, Manuka Secrets. Manuka Secrets is now available at Ulta Beauty stores nationwide.
Manuka Secrets specializes in certified natural skin care created from New Zealand’s indigenous Manuka Tea Tree bush. Manuka Honey is known for many properties that can benefit skin, including its role in encouraging cell regeneration and fighting bacteria, inflammation and free radicals. These properties help smooth skin, diminish signs of irritation and improve the skin’s own ability to brighten and tone, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
According to NSS, Manuka Secrets is the first complete skin care line made from Manuka Honey. Manuka Secrets is certified natural and environmentally friendly.
“Manuka Secrets is a powerful tool for shoppers seeking anti-aging skin care. And for those men and women who recognize the importance of natural personal care, Manuka Secrets offers a certified solution,” stated Angie Echele, EVP of NSS.
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