At CEW today, Ali Goldstein, President of L’Oréal Paris USA, shares how she landed her “dream job”, after a career with the company which spans two decades. The native New Yorker started out working in L’Oréal Paris’ Hair Color and Skincare categories, before moving onto Maybelline, and subsequently Garnier. “After over 20 years at the company, I still love the creativity of it all,” she tells reporter Gina Way.

Speaking of beauty executives, Romain Spitzer, LVMH Fragrance Brands CEO, has expanded his role to include New Ventures, supporting other beauty divisions within the company in the early stages of business and product development. While at Pacifica Beauty, Andres Sosa has been named Chief Marketing Officer, and at Parlux Ltd. Dan Manioci has been appointed VP of Global Consumer Engagement for Billie Eilish Fragrances. Meanwhile, Truly Beauty has tapped Kamilla Khanbalinova as Chief Sales Officer and Nick Bracken as Chief Operating Officer.

In brick and mortar, Ulta Beauty has announced its plan to launch in Mexico in 2025. “The Mexican beauty market is sizable, growing, and has significant beauty opportunity,” said Dave Kimbell, CEO. “Our research suggests there is a healthy awareness of the Ulta Beauty brand with local beauty enthusiasts, and we also see strong engagement in stores located in geographically adjacent markets.”

At Sephora, Brown Girl Jane — the first Black woman-owned fragrance brand sold by the retailer – is launching in-store, coinciding with the debut of its new scent, Carnivale. “Coupling Sephora’s knowledge with our innovation and disruption is, I think, a recipe for success at retail,” said Co-Founder Malaika Jones. In other Sephora news, 75 locations will have new displays showcasing textured hair care brands. 

Also in hair care, celeb favorite K18 is launching an innovative AirWash Dry Shampoo that’s dropping March 26. Co-Founder and CEO Suveen Sahib calls it a “reinvention of dry shampoo that goes beyond mere aesthetics. Embracing sustainability, we ventured beyond the conventional aerosol format.”

Catch up on these and other stories at the links below. 

Ali Goldstein: How I Became President of L’Oréal Paris USA. Goldstein shares her career story, which spans 20 years. (CEW)

New Ventures For Romain Spitzer, LVMH Fragrance Brands CEO. Spritzer is expanding his role within the company and will support the direction of other LVMH beauty divisions. (BW CONFIDENTIAL)

Pacifica Beauty Appoints Andres Sosa CMO. Sasa joins the firm with over 25 years of experience in global marketing, strategy and retail. (BEAUTY PACKAGING)

Parlux Ltd. Taps Dan Manioci For Billie Eilish Fragrances. Manioci has been named VP of Global Consumer Engagement for the range. (PERFUMER FLAVORIST)

Truly Beauty Executive News. The company has named Kamilla Khanbalinova Chief Sales Officer and Nick Bracken as Chief Operating Officer. (FASHION UNITED)

Brown Girl Jane Enters Sephora. The brand is the first Black-owned fragrance company to enter the retailer. (WWD)

Ulta Beauty Expands Into Mexico. The retailer plans to launch in Mexico in 2025. (BEAUTY MATTER)

Sephora Unveils Textured Hair Displays. The new displays are launching in 75 locations. (BEAUTY INDEPENDENT)

K-18 Innovate With Dry Shampoo. The new K18 AirWash Dry Shampoo non-aerosol formula launches next week. (BYRDIE)

Rare Beauty Evaluates Sale Of Brand. According to sources close to the company, Selena Gomez has enlisted advisers to look into the possibility of accepting outside investment or acquisition, with Gomez remaining at the helm. (BLOOMBERG)