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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 13:56
With roughly 1,300 exhibitors and an expected 35,000+ visitors, there’s much to do and see at this year’s Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), to be held this weekend July 29-31, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Beauty Store Business reached out to Daniela Ciocan, marketing director for CPNA, and Eric Horn, North American show director for the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), to get a few tips for attendees and exhibitors as well as a few trends to look for at beauty’s biggest B2B event in the U.S.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:04
The Kirschner Group announced today its partnership with Hilton Lifestyle, LLC and its new beauty line Paris Hilton Skincare. Paris Hilton Skincare will officially launch its ProD.N.A. skincare system this weekend at Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) 2018 in Las Vegas. “We are looking forward to launching this exciting brand and helping our customers grow their prestige category,” commented Harlan Kirschner, CEO of the Kirschner Group.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:04
While products marketed to African-American consumers have been infamous for damaging hair, new alternatives aim to challenge the status quo. But, some warn, there remains plenty of room for improvement.Multicultural hair products such as relaxers or dyes have long harbored harsh ingredients, causing damage to strands and posing other potential health hazards. But, thankfully, times are changing to meet consumer demand for more natural alternatives and to meet the needs of women who are now embracing their natural textures. Consequently, customers are reaching for more products in the natural...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 16:57
International manufacturer rep firm The Kirschner Group has announced a new division, TKG Media, to be headed by Breanna Armstrong.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 16:18
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has acquired prestige skincare brand First Aid Beauty for a reported $250 million. The move marks the third P&G acquisition of a specialty brand for everyday use in the last year (the others being New Zealand prestige skincare line Snowberry and Native deodorant). The acquisition also establishes the conglomerate as a formidable player in the M&A game after an eight-year hiatus while strategically tapping into millennial consumer preferences.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 16:02
Manufacturer rep firm The Freeman Group has formed a new partnership with American International Industries (AII), manufacturer of multiple brands of consumer and professional beauty products. The Freeman Group now represents AII and their newly merged Spilo brand of products in the western United States.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:51
TEK's Ceramik line of brushes evenly distribute heat thanks to their antistatic properties, antibacterial coating and porous material, which helps close delicate hair follicles, resulting in shiny, damage-free locks. They also help maintain the color of dyed hair. Featuring an ergonomic handle made from 100 percent certified Forest Stewardship Council-approved ash wood and professional-grade bristles, the brushes are temperature-resistant, add volume and maintain shine. SRP: $40 to $49
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:22
The Elchim 8th Sense Dryer allows hairstylists to customize their blowouts because it works on all hair types and offers 36 heat and speed settings—for thick or thin, fragile or damaged locks. The digital dryer also styles hair and features an electronic accelerator that regulates temperature and airflow. Use it to create classic bobs, Boho waves and so much more! SRP: $299 For more information, visit
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:12
From Design.ME comes the new Hold.ME Hairspray, which has a special twisting nozzle that lets the user choose from three levels of hold: light, medium or strong. This hairspray can be used to achieve a sleek ponytail, wavy bob, classic waves and so much more! Plus, it's flake-free and provides UV protection. “It’s the equivalent of having a setting spray, a working spray and a finishing spray in one can,” says Elissa Wolff, a brand ambassador for Design.ME and a stylist at Workshop Salon in Vancouver, Canada. SRP: $22
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 09:44
What started out decades ago as a small cry has become a movement. Here’s what you need to know to capture the growing number of vegan, beauty-loving consumers.More and more beauty consumers are seeking products that do not use animal derivatives or animal testing. Twenty years ago, these conscious consumers didn’t have much to choose from. Today, you can give them vegan beauty options aplenty. The category now encompasses a multitude of brands offering beauty that is organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free and more. The growth no doubt has been spurred by widespread awareness and commitment to...
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 15:42
A former Google executive simplified his life and founded Humble Brands, which offers healthy deodorants with organic ingredients and more.Jeff Shardell, founder and president of Humble Brands–a natural personal care product company featuring deodorants made with just four to five recognizable, organic, non-GMO ingredients–is on a mission to educate consumers about the connection between deodorants and health.
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 13:20
Annie Jackson, cofounder and COO of Credo Beauty, discusses the growing demand for clean products–and leading the charge to move the entire industry towards healthier and better ingredients.Annie Jackson, cofounder and chief operating officer of San Francisco-based Credo Beauty, slipped into the world of beauty quite by accident: As a 19-year-old seeking a job to save for college tuition, she landed a position at Estée Lauder. From there, she moved on to a then-unknown concept called Sephora and eventually launched Credo in 2015, now a clean beauty powerhouse that has surged to eight coast-...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:11
Andis Company recently launched Andis Gear—an apparel collection with over 25 new products, including T-shirts, polos, hoodies, hats and more! Fan of Andis will love the Weekender Hoodie, which is made from soft cotton and polyester with a zip-front, ribbed cuff and waistband, cover-stitching, an anorak-style hood and kangaroo pockets. This hoodie, which features Andis' logo, is comfortable and stylish for men and women. SRP: $54.99 For more information, visit
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 09:55
Dermelect's new Microfacial Exfoliating Masque helps turn dull complexions radiant using a multi-brightening complex that's suitable for all skin types and tones. It's formulated with THD ascorbate (vitamin C) that evens out skin tone; kaolin clay to absorb excess oil and purify pores; coconut, bergamot, avocado and sweet orange oils for glowing, hydrated skin; and salicylic acid with anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it's free of sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances and dyes. SRP: $38
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 09:45
Wahl Professional’s 5-Star Cordless Senior is now available in the U.S. This heavy-duty clipper features an improved rotary motor with a lithium-ion battery and strong cutting power for accurate on-scalp fading, seamless blends, clipper-over-comb cuts and bulk hair removal. The blades are flat precision, and can be zero-gapped. Plus, it comes six cutting guides, a recharging transformer, a styling comb, oil, a cleaning brush and a red blade guard. SRP: $139 (salon price)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:53
Andis Company, manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair, continues to invest in education with the publication of a third addition to its clipper cutting series, Clipper Cutting 301: A Guide for Cutting Highly Textured Hair. Created for those wishing to jumpstart their barbering career and to expand the brand’s online educational initiative, Master Barber School, the guide focuses on techniques for cutting highly textured hair and features multiple tutorials covering hair types and textures, fades and custom styles.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:52
The new Facial Exfoliating Sponges from Qosmedix are available in two different styles. The Gentle Exfoliating Oblong Sponge (#20242) is designed to easily work with the contours of the face; the Finger Mitt Facial Exfoliating Sponge (#96654) conveniently fits on the fingers and exfoliates hard-to-reach areas. These sponges are versatile for consumers as well as spa and salon professionals that can use them to prep a client's skin before a treatment. Both sponges are reusable and can be cleaned with soap and water.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:46
Barielle's Aloe Growth Therapy is a new nail treatment specifically formulated for brittle, hard-to-grow, thin nails. Fortified with moisturizing aloe, this nourishing formula helps nails grow longer and stronger in only one week. Simply apply one coat, twice a week; this treatment can be used by itself, as a base coat or as a top coat. SRP: $10 For more information, visit


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