PBA Accepting Applications for Lifetime Member, Minerva Beauty and Hans Neumaier
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) strives to support the education of current and future beauty professionals through multiple scholarships funded by industry partners. Currently, PBA has 17 scholarships of $1,000 each available in the upcoming year, and is still accepting applications for the following scholarships:  

News: George Schaeffer retires from OPI
Coty Inc. Announces Retirement Of OPI Founder & CEO George SchaefferBeauty Industry Legend to Remain as OPI's Strategic Board Advisor, Supporting Long-Standing Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann and Newly Appointed GM Mary van Praag

Drybar is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of John Heffner as Chief Executive Officer. Co-Founder and current CEO Michael Landau will remain active in the company, serving as Executive Chairman of the Board.

Fierce Competition: Battle of the Strands 2014 Trailer
Check out the trailer for the upcoming annual competition, Battle of the Strands 2014, and get inspired! [Image/video courtesy of Battle of the Strands]

Win a "Must Have" Disinfectant Tray from Mehaz
Mehaz is giving away 10 "Must Have" Disinfectant Trays to Mehaz Facebook Fans…and 2 of the trays will have a surprise inside consisting of $50 worth of Mehaz implements!   This compact tray with see-through window has a basket inside for safely disinfecting implements. Closing the lid lowers the basket into the disinfectant liquid and raising the lid lifts the basket out of the disinfectant liquid so implements can be removed, dried off and ready to use for the next service. 

Moroccanoil Goes Mobile
You can now shop your favorite Moroccanoil products on your mobile device by going to! Stay tuned for the announcement of the brand’s first-ever Black Friday and Cyber Monday campaign.Hint: Free full-sized products with purchase! [Image courtesy of Lippe Taylor]

"Do the Right Thing" with Andis!
The cast of the iconic 1989 film Do the Right Thing recently reunited for an Entertainment Weekly photo shoot to celebrate the highly lauded and culturally significant film written, produced and directed by Spike Lee. Celebrity men's stylist Brigitte Philippides was on set with her Andis tools to style Giancarlo Esposito (of Breaking Bad fame) who played Buggin' Out, friend of Spike Lee's main character Mookie, and Frankie Faison as Coconut Sid.

Congratulations to the winner of our Halloween photo contest, Elizabeth C. from Long Beach. Elizabeth will be enjoying an amazing gift basket containing $500 of professional beauty products!Thank you to everyone who entered! We were blown away by all of your imaginative hair and makeup designs.

Hair News: Martino Cartier Brings Hope with First Annual Night of Wigs and Wishe
The First Annual Night of Wigs and Wishes, held on November 3 in Berlin, NJ, worked to bring hope to cancer patients and their loved ones. The event was hosted by the charity, Friends Are By Your Side, an organization founded by Keratin Complex's International Artistic Director Martino Cartier, that donates wigs to those undergoing chemotherapy and other forms of cancer treatment. Cartier founded the charity in May of 2011 with the hope that he could help cancer patients feel beautiful by providing wigs to those who had lost their hair because of treatment.

Andis Strong, Beard Gone—Goodbye to Clay Buchholz's Beard
“Fear the Beard” fever peaked when the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in October and signaled the end of the beard growth that unified the team all season long. Andis gifted the Red Sox with SlimLine2™ trimmers to keep their winning beards groomed and baseball barber Monster99, AKA Angel Lucas, had his cordless Andis clipper on hand as he tended to pitcher Clay Buchholz’s beard.

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