If You Know, You Know… 10 Things That Should Be On Your Radar Right Now

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Ever think to yourself, “Gosh, I wish someone would give me a quick recap of what’s happening in beauty right now”? We’ve got your back. From industry news to lasers, these are the topics that are making headlines.

Sphere of influence

Social media! Pop culture! Call ‘em the signs of the times.

TikTok told us…TikTok’s algorithm is the voice of the people, and the people say that double-duty beauty, two-tone hair, less-is-more makeup, and 3D nail art are 2023’s biggest trends. As for the fads you should consider ditching? Let’s pretend “bleached eyebrows” and “at-home micro-needling” never happened.

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Why clients suddenly know the term “buccal fat.” An under-the-radar cosmetic surgery procedure became a trending topic on TikTok—125.5 million views—as people chase the elusive chiseled-cheekbone look.

Are influencer-led beauty brands dead? Opinions vary, but experts agree that it’s a tough nut to crack. TL;DR: There’s gotta be more depth to the brand than “Look at our famous founder.”

If Harry Styles can do it, why can’t we? Beautiful, famous dudes want a piece of the beauty market that was once the exclusive domain of beautiful, famous women. Pharrell, Brad Pitt, and Jared Leto all have skincare or beauty lines. Can someone give Timothée Chalamet a brand, like, now?

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Credit: Le Domaine Skincare by Brad Pitt

Movers and shakers – The aesthetics industry is gearing up for another hot year in 2023.

YOU get $10 million! And YOU get $10 million! Investment in aesthetics and med spas are on the rise as more clients flock to self-care tweakments. KKR took a “notable minority stake” in SkinSpiritEver/Body raised over $90 million in its Series B and C rounds, Upkeep snagged $2 million in seed funding, and GlowBar just closed a $10 million Series A.

Business is booming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, skin-care specialist jobs are expected to grow 17% by 2030.

Who’s the boss? Sharon M. Leite is the new Chief Executive Officer at Ideal Image. Congratulations!

Treatments in the news

It’s not a popularity contest, but if it were…

Cue the lasers! Kim Kardashian loves the Moxi laser, so now everyone loves the Moxi laser.

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Filler up. Say hello to Volux, “the only hyaluronic acid filler specifically developed, designed and FDA-approved for the jawline.”

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