This morning, August 10, the industry mourns a beauty legend: the celebrity hairstylist and salon owner John Barrett. Beloved by magazine editors, celebrities, and socialites alike, Barrett ran the salon at Bergdorf Goodman for 20 years. “John was an absolute legend in the beauty industry,” says CEW Chief Content Officer Amy Synnott. “He had a wicked sense of humor and his personality could light up a room. He will be dearly missed.” His death was announced in Women’s Wear Daily but you can find tributes all over social media from those who knew and loved him. You can find the rest of today’s news in the links below.
Report: Tapestry in Talks to Buy Capri. New York-based Tapestry, the luxury fashion holding company that owns Coach and Kate Spade, is nearing a deal to buy Michael Kors’ Capri Holdings. The deal could be announced as soon as later today. (Business of Fashion)
Marc Jacobs x Bleach London Drop a Hair Dye Collab That’s a “Bleach Made in Heaven.” The collaboration marks the first time a luxury fashion brand has ventured into the world of hair color. (Hypebae)
Here Are the Key Differences Between Gen Z and Gen Alpha That Brands and Agencies Need to Understand. A recent study on Gen Alpha looked at the similarities and differences between them and Gen Z in an effort to understand them better as consumers. (Digiday)
Led By Two Working Moms, This New Brand Is Out to Make Mineral Sunscreen a Luxurious Self-Care Treat. Mama Sol co-founder and CEO, Arielle Moody, speaks about her brand and the challenges of creating a mineral sunscreen in recyclable packaging. (Beauty Independent)