November 26, 2007 |
In his corner office, Mr. Botox looked his age. He hadn't had a shot of botulinum toxin in a while, and the furrow between his brows was back. "You would never know I'm really 75 years old," David E.I. Pyott said, trotting out a well-worn joke that he likes to make "because of who I am." He's the man who made a muscle-controlling poison the most fashionable weapon against aging. And he's really 54. When Allergan Inc. hired him as chief executive in 1998, it was generating annual revenue of $1.
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June 11, 2005 |
Forget cosmetology school. Fifty beauty shop operators spent this week at a UCLA graduate school learning how to cut it in the hair salon business. But there were no scissors, brushes or blow-dryers in sight at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Instead, hairstylists combed through lessons in operational strategy and financial accounting -- topics that, to many, might seem to be plenty dry already.
July 9, 2000 |
I felt as if I could have gone over with the waters; it would have been so beautiful a death; there would have been no fear in it. --Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1834, after visiting the falls * The body was spotted by a tourist at 6:46 p.m. May 15, spinning in the Whirlpool. That Monday evening, two things were clear to the rescuers and anyone else who knows Niagara Falls well: Getting to the scene would be difficult, and the victim probably would turn out to be a suicide.
October 1, 1997 |
Donna Karan International Inc. said it plans to take a fourth-quarter pretax charge of about $30 million and that it has a cosmetics licensing agreement with Estee Lauder Cos. Donna Karan said that without the restructuring, its beauty business would lose $7 million next year. The agreement, whose terms were not disclosed, gives Lauder exclusive rights to manufacture, market, sell and distribute all Donna Karan New York fragrances, cosmetics and beauty-related accessories.
February 27, 1996 |
Styles on Video, a Newbury Park producer of a computer system used in beauty salons, will discontinue its main beauty imaging and franchising business to focus on its baby-photography and software operations. While winding down, Styles will continue to service the system, which alters a customer's picture to show how the customer would look with different hairstyles and hair colors. In the future, Styles plans to focus on Forever Yours Inc.
January 9, 1994 |
So the Southern California real estate market is in the toilet, we've lost Star Wars, and the B-2 bomber and the C-17 are hanging by a thread. Relax, we've still got the beauty biz. The Cold War may be over, but there's no truce in the war against clogged pores, drab hair and chipped polish. Take my beauty regimen--please. I used to get my hair cut at a funky little shop around the corner from my house.