This Week’s Need-to-Know Beauty News
Ulta Beauty's Canadian expansion plans, Chiara Ferragni's makeup collaboration with Lancôme and more.
Harry Josh and Hung Vanngo Come Out on Top at the 2019 CAFAs
Last night at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel in Toronto, top honours were handed out to winners of the 2019 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards, with a few notable CAFA firsts. The country’s authority on all things style introduced two new categories this year: Hair Artist of the Year and Makeup Artist of the Year. The former went to Harry Josh—go-to stylist to stars like Gisele Bündchen, Deepika Padukone, Irina Shayk, Kate Bosworth and Rose Byrne—while the latter went to Hung Vanngo, a favourite of Bella Hadid’s, Sophie Turner’s and Emily Ratajkowski’s. Read our 2016 profile of the celebrity beauty dream team here.
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Still can’t believe I WON Hair dresser of the year! Thank you @cafawards last night for incredible evening. Sorry I spoke more about the state of the world in my speech then fashion but…….ps-So much talent from my home country of Canada. Special thanks to @vickymilner6 for pulling together an epic evening. Also special shout out to @hungvanngo who also took home Make up artist of the year. #areAsiansaretakingover #wearcanadaproud🇨🇦
Ulta Beauty is Finally Coming to Canada
Cosmetics retail giant Ulta Beauty—the exclusive retailer of brands like Kylie Cosmetics and ColourPop — has set its sights on Canada as its first destination outside of the U.S. “Our first step in becoming a global beauty retailer will be to prepare to launch operations in Canada,” Ulta’s chief executive officer Mary Dillon said in a statement. “While we have years of attractive domestic growth ahead of us, we’ve been evaluating the potential for growth beyond U.S. borders for some time.” The company’s north-of-the-border plans include both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce operations, with no word yet on projected opening dates.
Lancôme Launches Makeup Line With Chiara Ferragni
In increasing efforts to remain relevant, Lancôme is veering more and more into influencer territory with their latest collaboration, tapping The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni for their latest makeup capsule collection. (See their last collab, with influencer Camila Coelho.) “It’s always been a dream of mine to work more in the beauty industry and whenever I post about beauty, people go crazy because they are so interested in all the products that I use,” the Instagram star told Harper’s Bazaar. The line includes a palette, mascara, liquid lipstick and solid lipstick, the latter of which are available in an entirely inoffensive range of pinks. In our minds, the best partnerships of past years have been ones with iconic French women like Caroline de Maigret and Sonia Rykiel.
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Are you guys ready? My first beauty capsule collection #LancomexChiaraFerragni is now available online in Italy on Douglas.it (link in bio) and It’s insane 😍 It’s also gonna be available in all the Douglas stores in a few days and all over the world from June 💘 What are you waiting for? Buy it now, link in bio 🤗 @lancomeofficial #Lancome #advertising