Health & Beauty: Many die hard beauty addicts were in a tizzy after WWD ran a cover story about Shu Uemura exiting the US Market. Well, celebrity fans including Jennifer Aniston, Kate Bosworth, Michelle Williams, Sheryl Crowe, Mariah Carey and Kate Hudson can exhale a huge sigh of relief as their cosmetics will remain available on their Web site, and their to-die-for hair products (including the wildly popular Essence Absolue) will still be available in top tier salons around the US, including but not limited to Sally Hershberger, John Frieda, Chris McMillan, Juan Juan Salon, Gene Juarez.
"Ultra luxury haircare is alive and well. The prestige customer continues to have an appetite, now more than ever, for superior products that deliver top rate results in the hands of professional stylist who is able to offer them education and personalization. Shu Uemura Art of Hair, with products that contain rare precious ingredients and carried in the most elite salons in US, has benefited from these facts," says Maeve Coburn, General Manager/VP of Prestige Professional Brands (Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Kérastase.)