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James Manso

Market Editor, Beauty

James Manso is the beauty market editor at WWD and Beauty Inc. Previously, he was the beauty reporter for WWD and Beauty Inc. He has also written for V Magazine and, covering fashion, beauty and culture. He is an alumni of NYU's College of Arts and Sciences, where he studied journalism and French. James is a San Diego native and an avid runner.

More From James Manso

Is the Drink of Labor Day Weekend Nonalcoholic?

A slew of new entrants promise the experience and complexity of booze — without its downsides.

The 20 Most Iconic Serums in Beauty

The top serums of all time, as voted on by industry insiders.

2023 WWD Beauty Inc Power Brands: The Establishment

From Chanel and Dior to L'Oréal and Maybelline – the behemoths propelling the beauty industry forward.

2023 WWD Beauty Inc Power Brands: The New Guard

Assessing beauty's most directional brands.

2023 WWD Beauty Inc Power Brands: The Originals

A look at beauty's brightest new entrants.

EXCLUSIVE: Glow Recipe Aims Wide With New Serum Launch

The brand's Pomegranate Peptide Firming Serum, which launches Monday, is meant to remedy skin laxity in…

Gap Inc. Turns a Profit Despite Sales Declines in Q2

The company credited market share gains and a better inventory position for the profit.

Tree Hut Said Exploring Sale Options

Sources told WWD the TikTok-heavy body and bath brand had tapped Goldman Sachs for a potential sale.

The Inkey List Gets Into the Lip Balm Mix

The ingredient-focused skin care brand has taken its educational approach to a new category.

EXCLUSIVE: Sabrina Carpenter Hits Sweet Spot With Second Fragrance

The multihyphenate is launching her second fragrance in partnership with Scent Beauty.

How Gen Z Is Driving — and Changing — Luxury Beauty

The cohort have changed the category's marketing and distribution strategies, and led to the rise of new key…

EXCLUSIVE: Nikki DeRoest, Cerre Francis Team Up for Ciele

The two beauty veterans have created Ciele, a brand of sun care-makeup hybrids that will debut at Sephora.

Briogeo Goes Outdoors for Decennial Campaign

The campaign and ensuing activations mark a shift in Briogeo's marketing strategy.

Daniel Kaner on 15 Years of Oribe

The brand's cofounder and president talks the blurring of the channels, maintaining a creative edge and his…

LoveShackFancy Launches Fragrance, Builds Beauty Business

After 10 years in business, Rebecca Hessel Cohen's brainchild is launching fragrance this fall, starting a…