Beauty Buzz: H&M Will Bump Up Its Beauty Line, Meet the Man Behind Jared Leto’s Mane, and Georgia May Jagger’s Smeared Lip Service


While H&M is synonymous with cool collaborations and fast fashions, it beauty is something left to be desired. With the launch of & Other Stories in 2014, the retailer revelaed in its annual report that it’s looking to give itself a full beauty makeover with “a new and broad concept for make-up, body care and hair care with high quality value-for-money products in a specially produced design.” [Racked]

You might not know Chase Kusero, but his work has become the envy of Hollywood and beauty buffs alike thanks to Jared Leto. But the hairstylist to the A-List has been a mane maestro since his high school days of sweeping up hair and learning to blow dry. If you’re curious about all the hype his handiwork is getting, he says, “It was never the intention for him to end up on all these lists and best hair and with all this buzz. Now he’s just kind of accepted it, because what are you going to do? There’s nothing but good things being said about it.” [Fashionista]

Smeared lipstick usually a no-no, but Georgia May Jaggermaking a serious exception. The model posted a picture of her mussed up makeup, as part of a new social media campaign à la last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. But this time the hashtag is #SmearforSmear to raise awareness of the importance of pap smears to detect cancer early, according to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, who’s chief executive Robert Music explained, “”The response from the public has been fantastic and we already have women telling us #SmearForSmear has reminded them to book their overdue smear tests.” [Byrdie]

January is usually a month of repair from top to bottom, but Rene Furterer is giving spring strands a new lease on life in April. The brand has tapped into its heritage of using plant-based ingredients for its upcoming Absolue Kératine line that will include a Renewal Shampoo, Sublime Renewal Leave-In Cream, and Ultimate Renewal Mask to repair, rebuild structure, and smooth. As Rene Furterer’s vice president, salon business unit, Francois Viargues, explained, “We asked women what they wanted, and more and more they said ‘I want my hair from before.’ Before over-bleaching, coloring, flatirons and chemical treatments.” [WWD]

Sometimes lotion isn’t enough to bring dry skin back from the brink, but Vaseline has a new solution to score soft skin in an instant. The brand is introducing it new Intensive Care Healing Serum that’s formulated with PPAR Activators, Elastomers, and the brand’s signature jelly to provide 10 times the healing power to the moisture barrier. We’ll be stocking up on this before the next snowstorm! [Glam Inbox]