Henkel signed an agreement with TSG Consumer Partners, San Francisco/USA, to acquire the three US Hair Professional companies SexyHair, Alterna and Kenra for around 270 million euros in cash.
These businesses will strengthen the Henkel US Hair Professional portfolio especially in the categories of Care and Styling. The acquisition will position Henkel as one of the leading companies in the world’s single biggest Hair Professional market. In the fiscal year 2013, the acquired companies generated sales of about 140 million euros.
Last night, Wella North America celebrated the grand opening of Wella World Studio in the artistic community of SoHo. The move from Rockefeller Center to the bustling, artistic community of SoHo ushers in a new era for Wella education. Known for elevating technical mastery and unleashing the talent of stylists from around the globe, The Studio is now making its mark as a modern haven for hairdressers; a place where they can tap into their creativity and achieve technical excellence through world-class coaching for every stage of their career.
On July 12, 2014 join others in the beauty industry for a night of networking and celebration! City of Hope’s National Professional Salon Industry presents the 2014 Spirit of Life Award Gala honoring Harlan Kirschner, President of The Kirschner Group. This year’s event titled “Celebrating Cures” will celebrate the hope of a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The event will include a live performance by Grammy music legend Michael Bolton, a silent auction, delectable sit-down dinner and an opportunity for attendees to win a 2014 Mini Cooper!
In a recent Twitter post, Maroon 5 frontman and coach on NBC's The Voice Adam Levine revealed a dramatic new blonde 'do. The new look is causing a stir amongst Levine's fans and critics, some who love the change, and other's not so much. Either way, Levine seems to be rocking the style, tweeting, "I hope people understand that when they say my hair looks creepy i [sic] take that as the highest compliment." Seems like blondes really do have more fun![Image: Twitter.com @adamlevine]
The Beauty Bus (beautybus.org) held its 5th annual Beauty Drive on Sunday, April 27 at the California Science Center's Wallis Annenberg Building in Los Angeles.
US consumers are increasingly turning to mobile phones to browse and book beauty appointments online, with one in four appointments booked online using a mobile device in the past 12 months, according to the latest statistics by Shortcuts Software. To help salons cash in on this trend, Shortcuts has released responsive online booking technology.Shortcuts CEO Paul Tate said the new feature would transform salon online booking pages to suit the device on which they were viewed - tablet, smartphone or PC - providing a seamless experience to customers.
Recently, The Wall Street Journal featured Millennium Systems International in a WSJ.com documentary film, highlighting the software provider company's leaders, products, and future growth. Check out the video below!
Meet one of the newest additions to the shear category!
Twist and turn as you like; the Rotation goes along with any movement. Based on an idea by U.S.-based designer Carmelo Zammitto, the innovative shears feature an eye that rotates 360° on the lower blade. The lock ensures that the eye remains in the required position when working. In the Rotation Free version, the eye rotates free and facilitates ergonomic work.
Keratin Complex hosted the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Gifting suite at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Celebrities including Joyce Giraud, Shannon Beador and Draya stopped by the event! Check out the photos:
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