beauty

Just How Far Can Ulta Beauty Go?

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance has been the envy of both Wall Street and competitors ever since it went public in 2007. While...

Savings Experiment: Women's Intimates

There is a saying that a good man is hard to find, and the same should be said about a bra. Considering the rules of gravity, women will find that a well-fitting bra is a worthwhile investment. Luckily, there are ways to stretch your budget without ruining the fabric of your life.

Savings Experiment: A Day at the Spa

There's no easier way to temporarily get off the grid than blocking off a Spa Day. And these days, spas need you as much you want them, since people tend to cut back on luxurious splurges when times are tough. That means there are bargains out there to be had; here's how to take advantage and relax at the most reasonable rate.

Savings Experiment: Better Bangs for Your Buck

You can spend a lot of money and still end up with a lousy haircut. (Trust me, this happens.) So why not cut costs? Read on for a wide array of tips on how to get a great 'do for less, from using social networking to serving as a haircut model.

Savings Experiment: Making Your Makeup Multitask

If you feel like your daily makeup routine costs too much, you're not the only one. The average American woman spends about $100 a month on cosmetics and beauty products. So how do you maintain your daily look without dipping into your retirement fund? Consider finding products that can do double duty.

Savings Experiment: Trim Your Hair Care Budget

Consumers shelled out an estimated $2.32 billion on shampoo last year, and $1.71 billion on conditioner. But caring for your crowning glory shouldn't cost you a king's ransom. Here are four easy ways to save on this frequent purchase.

Mass Retailers Take a Shine to the Makeup Biz

The beauty business is undergoing a makeover at some of the nation's biggest retailers, as pharmacies and department stores go after shoppers in new and unconventional ways. Sears, CVS, Duane Reade and their cohorts are courting a business that has rebounded well from the recession despite the country's economic malaise.

Estee Lauder Raises Price of Beauty in China

As commodity prices continue to rise, Estee Lauder is hiking prices for its cosmetics in China. The move comes after competitor L'Oreal already raised its prices. But the increases are unlikely to make much difference to Chinese consumers or to Estee Lauder's cash flow.

Spa Deals for $50 March 21-27

Get cheap massages, facials and other spa treatments for $50 or 50% off during Wellness Week, March 21 through March 27, 2011. Spa deals are...

Avon Rises in German Trading on Reports of L'Oreal Bid

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) gained in trading on the Germany stock market after British newspaper The Daily Mail said L%u2019Oreal SA (LRLCY) may bid for the company. Avon%u2019s German-traded shares advanced 6.2% from the Oct. 11 closing price in New York to $35.22 at 12:59pm in Frankfurt, Bloomberg News said.

Greenhouse Spa Up for Sale as Women Shun Luxury Pampering

The Greenhouse Spa in the Dallas area is up for sale, a sign that luxury spas are struggling with a weak economy and competition from day spas. The spa, which counts Cindy Crawford and Grace Kelly among its former clients, charges $4,500 to $5,000 for a weeklong stay, The Wall Street Journal said.

Unilever to Buy Alberto Culver for $3.7 Billion

Unilever (UL) agreed to buy beauty care company Alberto Culver Company for $3.7 billion in cash. The deal will make Unilever the world%u2019s leading company in hair conditioning, the second largest in shampoo and the third largest in hair styling, Unilever said in a statement. Alberto Culver had sales of about $1.6 billion for the 12 months ending June 30.