Today, August 31, congratulations are in order for Victoria Payne, who was promoted from chief financial officer to CEO at Urban Skin Rx, taking over from founder Rachel Roff. Revolution Beauty also announced a new CEO, news that will hopefully bring positive changes to a company roiled by accounting investigations and tempestuous shareholder calls. And a little CEW news: you can now download our first installment of “The Beauty Looks Trending on Social Video”, a new series that we have collaborated on with Chelsie Hall, a teletracking expert and founder of ViralMoment, an AI-powered trend monitoring company. You can find the brief, as well as today’s other biggest industry headlines, in the links below.
CEW x Viral Moment: The Top Six Beauty Looks Trending on Social Right Now. To celebrate our inaugural “Beauty Looks Trending on Social Video” report, we are offering the downloadable brief free of charge. (CEW)
Urban Skin Rx Names Victoria Payne CEO. Payne, who joined the brand as chief financial officer in 2022, is taking over from Urban Skin Rx founder, the licensed aesthetician Rachel Roff. (WWD)
UK’s Revolution Beauty Appoints New CEO. After months of upheaval and dramatic shareholder meetings, Revolution Beauty Group has appointed Lauren Brindley as CEO, who most recently held the role of vice president for beauty and personal care at Walgreens. (Reuters)
YouTube’s ‘Canceled’ Stars are Making Comebacks With TikTok, Podcasts and Livestreams. Former YouTube mega stars James Charles, Tana Mongeau, and Jeffree Star have all staged comebacks over the past two years courtesy of TikTok — switching platforms, but not necessarily changing themselves. (NBC News)
Tremaine Emory Exits Supreme Alleging ‘System Racism’. Emory was Supreme’s first creative director after the streetwear giant was acquired by VF Corp in 2020. His decision stems from the fact he was unable to get answers from senior management about the cancellation of a long-planned collaboration with a major Black American artist Arthur Jafa. (Business of Fashion)
Unilever’s New Boss Should Seize Last Chance to Exit Russia. In this op-ed, The Guardian’s financial editor Nils Pratley discusses why new CEO Hein Schumacher should take the opportunity of his recent appointment to change course and announce an exit from Russia, an issue that has generated more headlines for the brand than any other issue. (The Guardian)