Industry Publications & Sites
These websites are arranged alphabetically.
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- Advertising Age
Aesthetic VideoSource - educational videotapes for professional aestheticians, cosmetologists, makeup artists, and massage therapists
American Alliance of Aromatherapy
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Salon
Anya's Garden - Study Perfumery - Perfume Certification Course; Online Perfume Classes
Beauty Advisor Lounge - a community page from Drug Store News
Beauty Education - finding a beauty school
Beauty Experts - The 'Yahoo' of beauty professionals. Featuring Beauty Websites for professional hair, nail, skin care products and supplies, hair shows and more.
Beauty Fashion - the in-store sell-thru magazine
Beauty Guild - the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists is the trade body for the UK's professional beauty salons
Beauty Industry Report - from Mike Nave..."up-to-date on what is REALLY HAPPENING in the pro beauty biz"
Beauty Industry West
Beauty-On-Line - a French site that helps locate "hundreds of suppliers involved in perfumes, cosmetics, esthetic treatments, hair equipment and products, accessories, packaging raw materials..."
Beauty OnLine - information on conferences for beauty etailers and anyone with a beauty website
Beauty School - "...ultimate resource site for information about beauty colleges, cosmetology education, licensing requirements and beauty careers..."
Beauty School Central - a comprehensive and informative site regarding beauty school careers and education
Beauty Schools Directory - If you are looking for information on Beauty Schools, Cosmetology Schools, and programs that teach Barbering, Esthetics/Skin Care, Nail Technology and more, you'll find it all at beautyschoolsdirectory.com. Locate and contact schools for more information, compare programs, and learn about careers and licensing requirements.
Beauty Serve - the UK's leading association for beauty therapists and nail techs
Beauty Trades - a fee-based "Open global e-marketplace" that offers international trade contacts, auctions a way to move inventory
Beauty Zoom - a by-subscription, state-of-the-art search site from France "designed for speedy searches and making targeted data accessible ... the Expert Guide to the Beauty Industry, created by the professionals to help the professionals"
Blanche Macdonald Centre - a private school located in British Columbia, Canada that offers professional training in Make-up Artistry, Esthetics, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising and Nail Technology (you need Flash 6 to view this site)
The Brand Audit - " ...A reality check of your company's marketing plan ..."
BW Confidential - the inside view on the international beauty industry; paid subscription site
C&T Magazine - from Allured Publishing Corp. -- has news, trends, links
Cancer and Careers - CEW's website for women in the industry who have or had breast cancer
Consumer complaints about cosmetics - this site has cosmetic company ads and a section on news and information as well as actual complaints by consumers. Someone isn't thinking - either the managers of the site or the cosmetic companies, because ads for the companies products run on the same page as the consumer complaints.
CosmArabia - Middle Eastern cosmetic society site
Cosmetic Executive Women
Cosmetic Industry Report - a quarterly report that provides a digest of the latest industry information, including sales, demographics, trends and new product specifics in the U.S. market
Cosmetic Market - The place for sales and market share information about the U.S. cosmetics industry. Information for small start-up brands needing business plans, marketing personnel at large multinational brands, and anyone in-between.
- Cosmetic World Online
- Cosmetic Index - Source and Resources for the Cosmetic Industry
Cosmetic News - French industry publication; the website has daily news bulletins
CosmeticsDesign-Europe - a free daily news site dedicated to your industry, providing the latest news analysis on raw materials and ingredients, packaging and accessories, laboratory analysis, POP displays, manufacturing, finance and markets.
Cosmetics Info - source for safety information about cosmetics and personal care products
CosmeticsMag.com - a website to meet the needs of Canada’s beauty advisors and cosmeticians
Cosmetologists of America - an informational organization geared toward assisting and promoting the professional cosmetologist.
Cosmetology School Guide - features accredited beauty schools offering nail technician & cosmetologist certification
Cosmetology State Board Certification Exam Preparation - online study guide and practice tests
CTFA (The Cosmetic, Fragrance and Toiletries Association) - changed its name to Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) in 2007
Digital Beauty - an ezine with sections for men, women and professionals; promises to help build website sales; they have live beauty-related talk shows every tuesday pm at 5:30 pm pdt; yet another site that needs Flash for viewing
DigiScents - a business-to-business site that has created a complete patent-pending solution for scent enabling digital media.
- Direct Marketing News (DMN News)
Dorothy's Aromatherapy Center - aromatherapy associations, newsletters, supplies and magazines
Drug Store News
eBeauty - a new business-to-business and business-to-consumer site for salon, spa and esthetician lines and information (note: Shockwave Flash is needed for this site)
eXtracts show - press releases, information
- Fashion Group International
FDA (The Food & Drug Authority)
- F-D-C Reports - The Rose Sheet
- FragrantJobs - looking for a job in the industry - or someone to fill a job in your company? This is a global recruitment site based in the U.K.
GCI Magazine - the web site for Global Cosmetic Industry magazine (news, trends, market data, etc.)
Global Cosmetics Community - forum for cosmetic personnel
Green Book - an annual report with up-to-date information about the professional beauty industry
happi: Household and Personal Products Industry Magazine
Handmade Toiletries - trade organization that represents companies that hand make toiletries, soap, skin care and cosmetics
Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD)
Indie Beauty Network - "...provides business and advocacy services, including discounted products liability insurance, for small manufacturers of cosmetics, soaps, fragrances and aromatherapy products..."
International Academy of Hair Design - program includes skin care, hair removal, nail technician training
International Spa Association
- Listing of Manufacturers and Wholesalers of Cosmetics--small, offbeat companies
Looks In Focus - a Canadian site offering educational seminars/training, professional cosmetic line and LiF Image Development Centres throughout North America
L'Oreal Professional - specifically targets hairdressers with information about the company's philosophy, product portfolio, educational opportunities and loyalty program; Flash is needed to view the site
Los Angeles School of Makeup - interested in a profession as a makeup artist? Check this out
Luxury Business Network - Business & Social Network for Luxury, Fashion & Lifestyle Executives & Brands
Makeup Art.Net - a website for makeup artists
MARKET VIEW - The place for sales and market share information about the U.S. cosmetics industry. Information for small start-up brands needing business plans, marketing personnel at large multinational brands, and anyone in-between.
MMMS -- production makeup artists, hairstylists, and F/X artists to help you realize your creative vision.
- My Social Beauty - a site for those in the salon/spa business to create a profile, promote themselves with a lookbook, check beauty trends on the message board, look for jobs, beauty schools and more
National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences
National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) - an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy. NAHA is actively involved with promoting and elevating academic standards in aromatherapy education and practice for the profession; the site offers conferences, research links, school directory, online Yellow Pages, more
National Nutritional Foods Association - information on Health Food Stores
Online Guide to Beauty Schools - helps "students in cosmetology find programs suited to them across the country"
Open Colleges - beauty courses in Australia
PackagingLaw.com - site to provide latest news and analysis of packaging law and regulation
Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) - formerly the CTFA
Personal Care Truth - a comprehensive, one-stop portal where consumers can find factual data about personal care products—from FDA regulations and legislation to specifics on ingredients and scientific data
Perfume2000 - site for the trade publication which provides industry informationPoint-Of-Purchase - trade magazine
POZA - cnetworking site for cosmetology and beauty professionals
REACH - the law recently passed by the European Union called The Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals addresses the question of safety of an estimated 30,000 ingredients. It affects everyone in the supply chain including cosmetics manufacturers and importers of beauty products into the EU. About 800 of the ingredients are used for fragrance, and 150 are naturals. It may impact pricing and the availability of some ingredients for the creative process.
recalls.gov - a portal to view recall announcements issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Agriculture Department or the Coast Guard.
RetailExchange - an online business-to-business global marketplace for the exchange of excess consumer goods
RetailWire - retail news, discussion and analysis
Salon Channel - destination website, describing itself as "the complete internet guide and resource for the beauty industry professional"
Sense of Smell - "a leading global resource relating to the sense of smell and its importance to human psychology, behavior and quality of life." This site was formerly the Olfactory Research Fund
SpaTrade - a business-to-business site for spas and salons
Stage Makeup (10th Edition) - referred to as the "bible of stage makeup"
STATS - "...the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service - STATS - has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Our goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies..."
Stylesight - "...the industry-leading content and technology solution for professionals in the style, fashion and design sectors..."
The Center for Professional Advancement - technical cosmetic courses (both online and in the classroom)
The Color Association - the oldest color forecasting service in the US. Check it out for help in putting together color stories, new packaging, etc.
The Fragrance Foundation
The Italian Trade Commission
The Infomercial Index
The Makeup Artist Handbook - Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre
The National Candle Association
The Spa Association - resource for information, resources, education, and community in the spa industry
The Story of Cosmetics - from The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics (a video very much against the cosmetic industry)
Truth In Advertising - reports on ad claims, government action, consumer alerts
VLCC Institute - India's premier establishment for aesthetician training, established by VLCC, India's largest fitness, health & beauty brand
Women's Wear Daily
World Perfumery Congress - this site hasn't been updated in a while, but is an excellent starting place for learning about fragrance
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