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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 19:13
Main image:  Andis has released its first styling series—the American Legacy Collection—featuring looks that can be achieved with the company’s clippers and trimmers while highlighting six hair makeovers of people who actually work at the company. Andis educators Kenny Duncan and Jason Potchen created the Classic Taper on Anel from machine shop; a Crop and Pixie on Shirley (pictured) and Jenny, both from assembly, a Classic Side Part on John from shipping; the Fauxhawk on social-media expert Travis; and the South of France on Riko...
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:21
Deck:  Here’s what the experts expect in trends this year—from antiaging to men’s grooming and beyond. Byline:  by Ada S. Polla Main image:  In the December 2013 issue of Beauty Store Business, I reviewed some of the key developments 2013 brought for the beauty industry. As we celebrate the arrival of 2014, it is time to turn our focus forward. Here is what we can expect to see in this new year,...
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 16:52
Main image:  The Professional Beauty Association will introduce an event for upper-level management on Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The PBA Executive Summit—which the trade association is starting to advertise now—is being designed to feature panel discussions with salon-industry and business thought leaders while providing attendees with an exceptional networking environment. The 2014 summit—themed "Consumer IQ"—will explore current and future trends as well as how to cultivate future...
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 14:20
A group of about 50 VIPs joined Harlan Kirschner of
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 14:29
Main image:  Consumers aren’t afraid to spend on Valentine’s Day this year. Spending is expected to reach $37 billion, as 74% of consumers intend to spend an average $213, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker. read more
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 16:35
Deck:  Explore the legal considerations involved in advertising and brand protection on social-media sites. Byline:  by Jean Warshaw Main image:  Beauty Store Business highlighted the importance of smart use of social media in its September 2013 article “Building a Successful Social-Media Campaign.” The insightful article focused on how businesses can maintain a social-media presence and happens...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 16:03
Main image:  KALLISTA, which is branded as the first company fully dedicated to the needs of professionals, has launched throughout the United States with five full-service distributors. The brand’s introductory products include two hand cream formulas created specifically for salon professionals whose hands are in water and chemicals daily and endure high heat.   read more
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:12
OPI formally presented its new general manager Mary van Praag to trade press at a luncheon in her honor Jan. 21. [Large image courtesy of Coty/Canada NewsWire; all other images by Marc Birenbaum]
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:23
Deck:  Don't try and "wing" a job interview. Here are 50 insightful interview questions for a prospective candidate. Byline:  by Steven Austin Stovall, Ph.D. Main image:  read more
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 23:00
Main image:  Beauty Store Business managing editor Shelley Moench-Kelly talks with Pure Brazilian founder Christine Medrick about the brand's new products, as well as its three-step professional line and at-home maintenance products, which are especially beneficial for fine and frizzy hair.
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:11
Main image:  A television mentality doesn’t work on YouTube. And teenage girls are doing it right—capturing substantially more viewers on YouTube than beauty manufacturers and beauty brands. These and other insights are available in data software company Pixability’s study “Beauty on YouTube: How YouTube is Radically Transforming the Beauty Industry and What That Means for Brands.” read more
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 15:12
Deck:  Be prepared for what lies ahead in business in 2014: Things are looking up! Byline:  by Phillip M. Perry Main image:  Steady as she goes. That old nautical phrase—urging a firm hand on the wheel and an unwavering eye on the compass—seems especially apt for today’s retailers. The economic waters remain troubled as the nation emerges from a year in which business activity and consumer...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 15:50
Attendees were surrounded in excitement at the 2014 International Salon and Spa Expo Jan. 25-27 in Long Beach, California. See our photos from the show. The 2015 event is set for Jan. 24-26. [Screen shot courtesy of International Salon and Spa Expo; all images by Marc Birenbaum]
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 16:41
Main image:  Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to the recent “Boost Your Mobile Shopper IQ” study from Key Ring—a shopping app that's part of G/O Digital, a Gannett Co. read more
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 15:21
New launches were on display and excitement marked the faces of both exhibitors and attendees at the 2014 J. White & Associates Distributor Conference and Manufacturers' Summit, which took place Jan. 15-17 at the ARIA in Las Vegas. Enjoy the photos from the two separate events! Marc Birenbaum, Manyesha Batist and Jerry Lovell from Beauty Store Business were there as invited trade press. [All images courtesy of J. White & Associates]
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 14:40
Main image:  Harlan Kirschner, CEO of international professional-beauty manufacturers rep group The Kirschner Group, will receive the 2014 Spirit of Life Award during City of Hope's professional salon industry event July 12 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. read more
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 15:46
New brand and product launches were amidst the excitement of the 2014 Western Buying Conference, which took place Jan. 16-17 at Bally's Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Take a look at some of the pics we snapped during our visit. [Logo courtesy of the Western Buying Conference; all images by Marc Birenbaum and Manyesha Batist]
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:48
Main image:  The National Retail Federation has banded together with retailers to urge the implementation of more secure consumer-payment options—particularly, the replacement of current credit and debit cards with cards that would store data in an embedded computer microchip and require the use of a PIN rather than a signature. Recently, the NRF sent a letter to congressional leaders outlining the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts....


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