This morning, the beauty community offers heartfelt congratulations to longtime Sephora executive Artemis Patrick, who made history yesterday with her appointment as the first female President of Sephora North America. She will report to Jean-Andre Rougeot and will take on the role of CEO when he retires in April 2024. In other news, Johnson & Johnson is ditching their iconic logo for a more modern font as it pivots to med tech, while Dove faces a backlash after teaming up with controversial Black Lives Matters activist Zyanna Bryant. Speaking of controversy, transgender TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney, whose infamous Bud Light partnership cost the brand $395 million, hit the runway on Wednesday night for the Blondes. It would be “epic” to star in a Super Bowl ad for the brand, she told The Cut in an interview published Wednesday. You can find the brief, as well as today’s other biggest industry headlines, in the links below.

Sephora North America Names Artemis Patrick President, Primed for CEO Spot 

Artemis Patrick was named President of Sephora North America, becoming the first woman to hold this position. Patrick, who currently serves as the brand’s global chief merchandising officer, will officially take on this role October 2. (CEW)

Dove Embroiled in Controversy After Partnering With BLM Activist Zyanna Bryant

The beauty behemoth is facing a boycott after teaming up with Zyanna Bryant to promote “fat liberation.” The newly minted Dove ambassador was previously accused of getting a white student, Morgan Bettinger, expelled over false accusations of racism and what she later admitted might have been “misheard” comments. (New York Post)

Johnson & Johnson is Bidding Adieu to It Iconic Logo 

Johnson & Johnson’s highly recognizable logo has been in use for 135 years, but that didn’t didn’t stop the company from replacing it signature cursive with the more modern font as the brand pivots to medical devices and medications. (CNN)

Beautycon Readies for LA Festival with Walmart as Retail Partner

After a four-year hiatus, Beautycon returns to Los Angeles Saturday, September 16, with a vision to democratize beauty. The celebrity and influencer studded event, presented by Walmart, has been reimagined as a celebration of inclusivity with a slew of experiential activations packed into a two-day schedule. (CEW)

Beauty Report: Beautystreams’ 1H Trade Show Roundup

They go to all of the trade shows so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. (CEW)


In Case You Missed It:

Transgender Influencer Dylan Mulvaney Opens up About the Bud Light Fiasco 

Starring in a Super Bowl ad for the brand would be “epic,” says the Tik Tok star. (The Cut)

Anna Delvey Host a Fashion Show Under House Arrest 

Who lets a court ordered ankle monitor get in the way of New York Fashion Week? Not this fake heiress, who teamed up with powerhouse publicist Kelly Cutrone to host a fashion show atop her East Village apartment that was the talk of NYFW. (The New York Times)