Stories from Beauty Store Business
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:42
After finding success with the Butterfly Loft Salon and Butterfly Circus, David and Alexis Thurston started a new business venture. Take a look at Pulp Riot.Having grown up in what he calls the “left-brain world” and earning a B.A. in economics from UCLA, serial entrepreneur and Butterfly Loft Salon co-owner, David Thurston, says his career today is a huge departure from where he started. While he once believed he’d spend his entire life practicing law or accounting, Thurston says, “I didn’t realize that there was a world out there where you could actually make a good living not doing those...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:24
The new Lash and Brow Accessories from Qosmedix include a diverse array of items your clients will love, including: the Dark DUO Brush On Striplash Adhesive, the Soft Grip Eyelash Curler, the Pink Pointed Scissors, the 5-inch Spoolie Brush and the Curved Eyelash Comb (used to define and separate eyelashes prior to or following mascara application). Get these five products in your store so that your customers can have perfectly primed lashes and brows all year long.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:05
Wahl's Beret trimmer, the latest offering from Wahl Professional, was unveiled at Premiere Orlando earlier this month. To make styling convenient for barbers and stylists, the trimmer can be used with the cord or cordless (with a two-hour run time). Lightweight and designed with ergonomics in mind, the Beret includes an automatic charging stand to recharge its lithium-ion battery, a recharging transformer, four trimming guides, oil, a cleaning brush, a styling comb and more. Its rich copper color and sleek design make it eye-catching.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 16:52
The Hot Tools 1" CurlBar features a 24k gold innovative ergonomic design and soft-touch handle that allows hairstylists to curl quickly—with less strain on the shoulders, elbows and wrists. The nine foot swivel cord makes styling clients' hair a breeze, while the built-in curl timer sends vibrating notifications that allow for the perfect curl. It's universal dual voltage, heats up to 450˚F and has a rotating dial control to adjust temperature and timer settings. Plus, it's backed by a three-year warranty and comes with a heat-resistant glove. SRP: $99.99
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 17:29
Lisa Hoffman’s unique fragrance jewelry collection pairs elegant aromas with distinctive, eco-friendly designs.Certain accessories aid a woman in embodying personal style and presence. Two of those accessories are a unique piece of jewelry and a fragrance that reflects her essence. Both happen to be part of the very elements that make up the Lisa Hoffman brand. Hoffman has taken the centuries-old artistry of fragrance jewelry and reinvigorated its functionality with intricately crafted filigree charms in earring, necklace and bracelet arrangements. The charms house proprietary fragrance beads...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:53
Gerry Udell, Inc. recently celebrated the success of the Colortrak’s 2017 Summer of Color Contest, which features exciting giveaways. This year’s collection of tools, The Candy Collection, includes three multicolor caddy bowls, three color brushes, three reusable spongelights and one paddle. The contest involved posting "your sweetest candy-colored creations" (using hashtags like #WeWantCandy and more) for a chance to win. The grand prize, valued at $4,000, is an all-expense paid trip to New York and an Editorial Photoshoot Workshop with a major beauty magazine.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 16:07
The highly anticipated palette debuts on Wednesday, June 21 at 8 a.m. PSTThe Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette that's been two years in the making has fans of the cult-favorite brand and the Insta-famous YouTuber elated. Hill has collaborated with Morphe in the past, with her Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette and her Jaclyn Hill's Favorite Brushes collection; however, the new Jaclyn Hill Palette features 35 brand-new eyeshadow shades in a range of mattes, shimmers, satins, foils and glitters—using all-new formulations.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 15:28
What Dollar Shave Club did for men, Umi Shave Club could do for women. Aiming to provide a superior shaving experience, Umi Shave Club has launched its online monthly women’s shaving products subscription service, perfectly timed for skin-baring warm weather. The service offers natural shaving products—including moisturizer and shaving cream—and, of course, precision razors at a price the company claims is “the best value on the market today for women who want a great, close shave.”
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 15:05
Supporting causes that are closely linked to a brand’s values continues to be a trend in natural beauty. Top-selling natural soap brand Dr. Bronner’s has announced plans to supply soap to three ships belonging to international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization Sea Shepherd. Founded in 1977, Sea Shepherd will be launching a campaign to save pilot whales off the coast of the Faroe Islands.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 14:46
After a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, Ed Tavakoli, the beloved founder of Beauty Collection in Sherman Oaks, California, passed away on May 26, 2017.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 18:07
Beauty Systems Group president Mark Spinks talks charitable causes, the industry and being this year’s Spirit of Life Award recipient.Surprisingly, Mark Spinks didn’t always imagine himself in the beauty business. After growing up in Columbus, Indiana, he attended college at Indiana University as a double major in economics and criminal justice (and remains a rabid Hoosiers fan). But his journey toward the beauty industry would begin with his very first assignment out of college, working within the department store industry, handling retail and operations for locations that boasted a solid...
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 17:18
Learn how Beautyblender founder Rea Ann Silva created a knockout product that stands out among the competition by blending in.Working as a professional makeup artist to the stars, Rea Ann Silva learned all the tricks of the trade. She mastered cutting up and wetting sponges to seamlessly apply creams and powders. Applying artist secrets and conceptualizing them into product with mass appeal in 2002 led to the creation of the original Beautyblender—and later the establishment of a whole new beauty category.
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 16:46
Roux's Fanci-Full Instant Hair Color instantly blends grays away and gives hair a luminous, brilliant shine. The easy-to-use, no-mix formula lasts until the next shampoo, too! Plus, its ammonia- and peroxide-free formula won't damage hair. The shades Sweet Cream (19), Frivolous Fawn (23) and True Steel (41) shown from left to right. SRP: $7.49 (each) For more information, visit rouxbeauty.com.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 18:17
The Volare X2 clipper from BaBylissPRO uses a powerful MaxLife Pro motor that was built in collaboration with legendary company Ferrari. The titanium-coated blades offer superior performance, while its comfortable grip and glossy exterior make it easy on the eyes. It includes four cutting positions (0.8, 1.2, 1.6, 2.0 mm) so your customers can create a multitude of styles, it can run for three hours on cordless, has an engine that runs up to 10,000 hours and even comes with a two-year warranty on the unit. SRP: $149
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 17:07
For grooming that harks back to the good ol' days, the Proraso Vintage Gift Tin is a great gift for anyone who loves a good shave, and is suitable for all skin and beard types. This set comes in a collectible tin featuring a 1950s advertisement that pays tribute to the classic brand, and contains three full-size products: the Pre-Shave Cream, Shaving Cream in a Tube and an After Shave Balm. Infused with hydrating eucalyptus oil and cooling menthol, they'll provide a comprehensive, luxurious shaving experience. SRP: $32
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 16:51
The Tweezerman Essential Grooming Kit includes must-have stainless steel tools every man needs to keep his nails and facial hair well groomed—whether at home or while traveling. Housed in a convenient carrying case, each kit includes a Tweezerette to remove ingrown hairs or splinters, Facial Hair Scissors for precise trimming, a Fingernail Clipper to trim nails and a Multi-Use Nail Tool for cleaning and filing nails. SRP: $30 For more information, visit tweezerman.com.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 17:26
Effective as of June 1, 2017, the JD Beauty/Wet Brush board of directors recently announced that Jeffrey Davidson will be the company's new chief executive officer. Davidson is well versed in what the role will entail, as he has previously served as a CEO at other reputable companies such as Magic Cinemas, Lindsay Phillips and MB Associates. His resume also boasts a position as a managing partner of Coqui Capital.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 20:21
Cuccio Naturalé has expanded its footprint to Dubai with a distributorship and new team of educators. The creator of natural nail, hand and footcare products has secured Monarqi, formerly a creative nail dealer, as a Cuccio distributor, placing Cuccio among a very small group of American brands to gain distributorship in Dubai. Cuccio founder, president and CEO Anthony Cuccio made the trip to the Middle East along with Cuccio brands director of global education Marilyn Garcia, and brand educators from the Philippines and the Ukraine.