February 14: Industry and brand news round-up

A round-up of the latest moves and changes in beauty over the last week. For more information and contact details, visit BD’s Industry and Brand news pages.

L'Oréal Australia welcomes new assistant brand manager

L'Oréal Australia Consumer Products Division has welcomed a new assistant brand manager, Bronte Thompson, to the team.

Thompson will be looking after Maybelline New York and essie. She can be contacted at: bronte.thompson@loreal.com.

Rami Al Ali partners with KEVIN.MURPHY at Paris Fashion Week

Rami Al Ali recently brought his love of refined aesthetics to haute couture, partnering with KEVIN.MURPHY to showcase his collection at Paris Fashion Week.

On January 30, the KEVIN.MURPHY team took to the Hotel Ritz Paris and masterfully styled a Wet Look to complement Rami Al Ali’s breathtaking designs.

INIKA Organic creates clean makeup looks at NYFW

INIKA Organic is thrilled to announce it was once again the only 100% natural beauty brand to be invited to NYFW to create clean makeup looks for the runway shows of two ethical designers: Jonathan Cohen and Chocheng.

Following a great deal of interest from the success of its SS2020 shows, INIKA Organic chose to again work with the two designers who embrace cruelty-free and sustainable fashion. Both shows featuring INIKA Organic makeup artistry were completely free from fur and feathers, with the Chocheng show being 100% natural.

The Heat Group strengthened by investment from boutique equity firm

The Heat Group has successfully attracted investment from BRC Capital, a boutique active investment firm, in a move that will significantly strengthen the marketing and distribution company. 

With investments across a broad range of retail and technology businesses, BRC brings the knowledge and experience necessary to optimise The Heat Group for growth. The move also includes a restructure of The Heat Group Board, with the new board to consist of both BRC and independent directors.

Portobello PR welcomes Carbon Theory

Portobello PR is excited to announce it will be working with best-selling UK beauty brand, Carbon Theory, which will finally be available in Australia.

The Carbon Theory regime includes a range of products to combat oily and troublesome skin spots, formulated with natural charcoal and tea tree Oil. 

Stellar wins PR account for Maison 21G

After a successful launch campaign in 2019, Stellar has secured the retained Australian business for French perfumery house, Maison 21G in a competitive pitch.

“We love working with innovative brands and the passionate people that drive them. To be appointed as the retained agency for Maison 21G and work with such an esteemed perfumer as Johanna is an exciting win for the agency," said Stellar director, Hayley Cole.

Girlfriend magazine product call-out

Girlfriend deputy editor, Emma Norris, is currently looking for honey-infused or inspired beauty products to shoot for the magazine's winter issue.

If you have any products you’d like to put forward for consideration, please email her at: emma.norris@pacificmags.com.au.

Little Bird PR appointed PR for Mukti Organics

Little Bird PR is now representing leading organic luxury skincare brand, Mukti Organics. For more information on Mukti Organics, please contact Lucy Brooks: lucy.brooks@littlebirdpr.com.au.

Image source: John Castillo Photography