After increasing in the fourth quarter of 2013, the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Salon/Spa Performance Index (SSPI) declined slightly 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, declining to its lowest level in a year. Softer sales and customer traffic contributed to the decrease. Furthermore, the Current Situation Index fell by 1.4 percent to 100.3, while the Expectations Index decreased by 0.3 percent to 104.6.
On May 18 and 19, 2014, Christopher and Sonya Dove held an Oribe Hair Care workshop dedicated to red carpet-inspired looks. Approximately 40 stylists from salons across the country came to Oribe Hair Care’s New York Studio for the two intimate classes with the legendary educators and walked away with special occasion style inspiration, new techniques and professional images for their portfolios.
Wella Professionals celebrates the opening of its new stuido space in Soho; by Francesca Moisin
DJ Natasha Diggs, regular spinner at a weekly NYC party hosted by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, gets guests grooving.
CND, the maker of CND SHELLAC brand 14+ day nail color and VINYLUX Weekly Polish, reaffirms its commitment to serving the Nail Professional with the introduction of yet another groundbreaking innovation: CNDU Online Learning.
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.