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Must Read: Hair Is the Fastest-Growing Prestige Beauty Category, Why Women's Magazines Are Ramping Up Political Coverage

Plus, mislabeled fake fur could lead to all-out ban.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Hair is growing faster than any other category in prestige beauty 
According to data from The NPD Group, hair is the fastest-growing category in the prestige beauty space. The category's growth can be attributed to added retail distribution of higher-end hair products, new brands and the rising popularity of the wellness movement. {WWD

Why women's magazines are taking a stand on politics 
In our current political climate, women's magazines have ramped up their coverage of sexual harassment, reproductive rights and identity politics. The industry-wide shift is largely in response to younger American women who have a growing appetite for all things politics. {Business of Fashion

Mislabeled fake fur could lead to all-out ban
A report from the British government's Environment Audit Select Committee calls for the House of Commons to launch a public consultation on banning all types of animal fur in fashion and furnishing. The potential ban stems from investigations made last year by an animal welfare group that revealed high-street and online fashion outlets had been mislabeling garments as faux fur when tests revealed they actually contained amounts of fox, mink and rabbit fur. {The Guardian

Tech, luxury and activewear companies are the most-valued in fashion
WWD ranked 60 companies in the fashion space based on their enterprise multiples, or a measure buyers use to value companies in acquisitions. The final list shows tech, luxury and activewear companies get the most traction and the top dollar in investment circles, while mall chains are largely ignored. {WWD

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Is the makeup category softening? 
Reported sales of color cosmetics are declining, but interest in the makeup category is still at an all-time high, so what gives? Industry insiders are questioning whether the makeup boom has gone bust or if the highest-growth elements of the market simply aren't reflected in the sales data. {WWD

Swimwear brands announce plans to open stores at Miami Swim Week
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Is it fair for fashion students to get external help when creating their graduate collections?
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