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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...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:31
Main image:  Groupon, which specializes in local ecommerce opportunities, is launching a service that allows local businesses to build their own Groupon Deal. Deal Builder, the 24/7 self-service option, can be found on It guides merchants through a step-by-step process and enables them to choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion that best meets the needs of their business. read more
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


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