CHICAGO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Publishing Company appointed Clarisa Wilson as the new President of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color. Clarisa will assume her post on Monday, July 25, 2011.
For over 20 years, Clarisa has dedicated her career to anticipating and addressing consumers' beauty needs while building a platform for continuous growth of the brands she works on. Clarisa began her career in the beauty industry with Revlon's Caribe Division and worked at Worlds of Curl as the Director of Cosmetics.
She served at Johnson Publishing Company as Director of Sales and Marketing for Ebone Cosmetics from 1992-93.
Clarisa was Global Vice President and General Manager of Mizani, a division of L'Oreal USA. During her tenure at Mizani, the brand won the Behind the Chair Multicultural Award in 2002 and 2003. Her extraordinary resume and strong background in brand building led L'Oreal to select her for the L'Oreal Global Leadership Team.
Clarisa worked as President of Carol's Daughter. She successfully re-launched the eleven-year-old boutique brand into a national beauty brand for women of color. Under her strategic direction, Carol's Daughter grew its business exponentially by expanding distribution via free-standing, E-Commerce, catalogue, wholesale and home shopping outlets. Her dynamic initiatives garnered numerous industry accolades including WWD's Indie Brand Awards, Natural Health's Beauty Awards, and a Black Enterprise Award.
"We are elated to have Clarisa Wilson at the helm of Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Her remarkable track record at Carol's Daughter and L'Oreal USA is a clear indication of exciting things to come for our brand" said Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company. "I look forward to developing a collaborative partnership with such an industry authority and visionary."
Johnson Publishing Company
Founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson, Johnson Publishing Company LLC is the leading, independently-owned Black American media publisher with headquarters in Chicago and offices in New York and London. Through its media division, the Company publishes EBONY and JET, which rank #1 and #3, respectively, among Black American magazines. The Company also owns Fashion Fair Cosmetics, which it launched in 1973, a global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color. Additional information about Johnson Publishing Company LLC is available at www.johnsonpublishing.com.
SOURCE Johnson Publishing Company