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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 13:07
The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors and NSF International have partnered to provide ICMAD members with access to the recently launched NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 16:02
Deck: president and ecommerce impresario Sapna Parikh dishes about the online retail marketplace and its ever-changing landscape. Byline:  by Tracy Morin Main image:  Sapna Parikh, president of, based in Princeton, New Jersey, is a self-professed tech junkie with a passion for numbers. So, it's no wonder that her ecommerce retail operation has grown at a rapid pace...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 18:53
Main image:  Beauty Store Business attended the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' 2014 Cosmetic/Technical Regulatory Forum March 6 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, California. One of the many topics discussed there was pending state legislation across the United States banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products. After the event, we asked Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs at the Professional Beauty Association—who also attended the ICMAD forum—for an update. read more
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 13:33
Main image:  CFN Beauty Representation expanded to the West Coast as of Feb. 1, completing its goal of "offering the finest beauty manufacturers national coverage with a full-time team of experienced sales professionals," its co-owners have told Beauty Store Business. "As distribution continues to consolidate, it is essential that we evolve to the expanding needs of our customers," says CFN co-owner Gary Fishkin. read more
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 16:12
Main image:  Learn how Kaia Natural's new powder cleanser helps keep skin looking "brand-new."
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 16:12
Main image:  Learn how Kaia Natural's new powder cleanser helps keep skin looking "brand-new."
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:10
Main image:  BizBash has released its list of “Top 100 Events 2014” for New York. NY NOW was named one of New York’s “Top 100 Events 2014” in Trade Shows & Conventions. The International Beauty Show New York was also recognized as one of New York’s “Top 100 Events 2014” in Beauty Industry Events. read more
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 19:06
Main image:  Progress toward new federal legislation for beauty products in 2014 took one giant step backward, perhaps more, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a letter March 6 criticizing industry trade associations and their ongoing efforts to create it—and made that letter public. read more
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 15:38
Main image:  Boca Cosmetics Group has announced that its Zelo Brazilian Keratin Home Smoothing System—marketed as the world’s first keratin system to deliver salon results at home—is available to beauty retailers exclusively through Spilo Worldwide. read more
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 15:37
Main image:  This year’s retail-industry sales are expected to increase 4.1%, up from 3.7% in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 economic forecast. Furthermore, online sales are expected to grow between 9% and 12%. The forecast includes traditional retail categories, such as specialty stores. read more
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 09:13
Watch an exclusive Beauty Store Business video of marketing director and co-founder of Loxa Beauty Danielle McDowell giving a glimpse into the workings of Beauty Systems Group's new Loxa Beauty; in addition to videos (courtesy of Loxa Beauty) on how Loxa Beauty works, its benefits for salons & stylists and its stylist's guide...
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:45
Main image:  Reuben Carranza has joined Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for prestige artist-driven beauty brands, as president of specialty brands. He will oversee the development of several new innovative brands and education platforms that will be launching over the next several years, including a few that will be introduced in 2014. read more
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 17:26
Main image:  Upscale beauty boutique Planet Beauty has refashioned and revamped its website, offering a myriad of innovative features and functions including: highlights of Planet Beauty best sellers; new arrivals; the ability to rate and review products; the chance to dream up one’s own Planet Beauty wish list (and send to potential wish granters); a quick and easy search function filtering by concern, ingredient, formulation and price; live chat with a Planet Beauty expert; and a brand-new community-page concept designed to keep...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 16:52
Main image:  ELEMENTs, which specializes in providing a showcase and trade show for the world’s top fragrances, beauty and design products, added a component to its seventh—and most recent—edition of the New York City showcase. The event presented the Academy of the Secrets of Nature, essentially breaking out its showcase categories. read more
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 16:24
Main image:  Milani Cosmetics CEO Ralph Bijou and president Laurie Minc have introduced the brand’s new executive team, along with its strategy for a reenergized brand platform and new-product innovations. read more
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 14:32
Main image:  Loxa Beauty, an ecommerce site specializing in selling salon products to consumers while simultaneously providing commissions to salons/stylists, has made its site,, preview-ready for beauty professionals. The site will be available for purchases in the coming months. “Loxa Beauty was created to extend the salon shopping experience beyond the stylists’ chairs,” said Janell Shaffer, founder of Loxa Beauty. read more
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:41
Deck:  Not everyone is a superstar. Here’s how to deal with those who have less-than-ideal work behaviors. Byline:  by Steven Austin Stovall, Ph.D. Main image:  Lucy is late again. Bob left last night without cleaning his part of the store; and it’s the third time he’s done that this month. Regina frequently stocks the shelves in a way that the products all look as if a minor earthquake has just...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 14:57
Deck:  It's good to help the less fortunate, but protect yourself with tax-savvy tips regarding charitable contributions. Byline:  by J. Tol Broome Jr. Main image:  Oftentimes when natural disasters hit the United States or elsewhere in the world, government officials are slow to respond. But Americans always step up. In the past few years, we've seen this generosity time and again in response...


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