Sense

Beauty HelloAva Is The Digital Assistant Poised To Make Personalized Haircare More Accessible

The CEO and CCO of the AI-enabled haircare personalization software explain how it produces free tailored advice and gets smarter as customers use it, harboring the potential to make high-tech haircare mainstream in partnership with Unilever

Brand Activation & Immersion L'Oreal's ModiFace Brings Virtual Makeup Trial To Amazon Mobile Shoppers

In an exclusive with PSFK, the CEO of ModiFace speaks to the power of the beauty x tech co's proprietary artificial intelligence and AR simulation to enhance digital discovery and boost shopper confidence—at scale

Entertainment Interactive Horror Experience Brings New Life To A Former Department Store

Retail has never been scarier than at Haunted Basement, which will take over a vacant storefront in a Minnesota mall, highlighting the creative repurposing of dead retail space

Features Seven NYC Wellness Experiences Not To Miss This Summer

This summer, Manhattan is encouraging consumers to take care of their best self, filling the sidewalks with store experiences from CBD-infused adult playgrounds to health-promoting vegan ice cream

Health Startup HATH Supplements Explains Why Proactive Use Is The Next Frontier For CBD

Moving the hemp-derived ingredient away from its alignment with weed culture as well as luxury, this just-launched brand offers products designed for high-functioning results for everyday consumers and encourages wellness through routine and care rather than just treating symptoms

Cafe & Restaurant PSFK Visits Time Out Magazine's New York Market For Curated Food, Drinks And Views

The publication's brand-new food hall features 21 of the city's best restaurants and chefs, plus a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline

Design McDonald's Next-Gen Times Square Flagship Combines Digital And Physical Hospitality

The location takes advantage of ordering and delivery technologies to elevate the guest experience, mixing digital and human assistance like speedy kiosk selection and table service to build McDonald's "Experience of the Future"

Analysis How Brick-And-Mortar Retailers Like Macy's Are Marshaling Popups

From PSFK's Back-To-School Deck: Retail Trends report, here's how two retailers are encouraging foot traffic with kid-friendly in-store popups

Fashion & Apparel FARM Rio's New York Flagship Brings Brazil To SoHo Shoppers

PSFK visited and spoke to the co-founder and architect of the store that invites customers to dip their toes in the sand and appreciate authentic Brazilian touches for the brand's first U.S. location

Fitness & Sport Nike's Campaign Raises The Bar For The 2019 Women's World Cup

The sportswear brand's massive rollout includes videos, store installations and clothing lines ahead of the biggest event in women's soccer

Consumer Goods Interview: How Feminine Care Company Blume Is Changing The Conversation Around Periods

Swapping 'feminine hygiene' for 'self-care,' subscription service Blume works to de-stigmatize menstruation and sex-ed, positioning itself as a lifestyle partner for teens and providing trusted resources

Interview Interview: AI Fashion Curator Savitude On Why Fit Is The Next Frontier For Apparel x Tech

Despite the progression of technology, Savitude founder Camilla Olson perceived that fit remained a lingering issue for many women, designing an AI solution that merges styling with machine learning to match all bodies with brands ideal for them

Merchandising & Curation Brazilian Cosmetics Brand Marshals AI To Develop Millennial-Friendly Fragrances

Forgoing traditional norms and instead turning to consumer data to design its latest perfumes, Boticário combines the best of AI with the human touch of a master perfumer

Post Purchase Service & Support 13 Brands Working To Break The Glass Ceiling For Women

From Target and Macy's to Yelp and Spotify, PSFK has identified the companies making strides for women through innovative programs, resources and advocacy