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Avon eliminating hundreds of jobs; leaves Ireland

Avon is eliminating more than 400 positions and abandoning or restructuring smaller or underperforming businesses in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, including an exit from Ireland. The company said Monday that the job cuts, which equate to about 1 percent of Avon's 39,100 employees, will occur across all regions and segments. It is part of a turnaround plan under CEO Sheri McCoy, with the goal of achieving mid-single digit percentage revenue growth and $400 million in cost savings by 2016.


Students go without makeup for a day at Texas high school

Students without Makeup - NBC News

Last Friday, students at Plano Senior High in Texas came to school as they would on any other morning, toting backpacks and books, lunches and sports equipment. But one difference was notable: Over 1,000 female students showed up bare-faced, scrubbed clean of all traces of makeup.


Stem Cells from Blood May Banish Wrinkles, Restore Elasticity to Aging Faces


For some, wrinkles are seen as a sign of character. For most, they are an unwelcome reminder of ageing. However, scientists are developing a method that may finally end the need for the routine of treatments and moisturisers used to try to keep facial lines at bay.


Market booms for men's cosmetics — but don't call it makeup

Men's Cosmetics

Retailers angling to attract men have come up with a variety of skin-care products with creatively masculine names, packaged in cigar boxes and containers mimicking liquor bottles.


Avon says it's considering Coty buyout offer

Avon says it's considering a sweetened buyout offer of almost $10.7 billion from Coty Inc. Avon says that it expects to respond to the new offer within a week.


Hairstyling pioneer Vidal Sassoon dies at 84 in LA

Vidal Sassoon

Hair stylist Vidal Sassoon, who undid the beehive with his wash-and-wear cuts and went on to become an international name in hair care, died Wednesday. He was 84.


Calif. Finds Toxins in Nail Polishes

Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called "toxic trio" of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, according to state chemical regulators.


Avon Ladies see need for company makeover


Avon Products Inc's next chief executive officer will face a litany of challenges. One of the biggest will be to re-energize the iconic "Avon Ladies," the company's diminished and often demoralized army of U.S. sales representatives.


Video: Doctors warn against do-it-yourself Botox

Some cost-conscious consumers are turning to do-it-yourself Botox kits, but doctors warn these at-home treatments could have deadly consequences.


Bristol Palin says she had corrective jaw surgery

The 20-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin tells Us Weekly that she underwent corrective jaw surgery in December, a month after she finished third on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."


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