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OPI Welcomes Mary van Praag, General Manager
OPI introduces General Manager Mary van Praag. Launchpad Publisher Deborah Carver, OPI General Manager Mary van Praag, Launchpad Executive Editor Amy Dodds At a special luncheon on January 21, 2014, a group of editors from consumer and trade magazines, including Beauty Launchpad, were invited to celebrate the arrival of OPI's new General Manager, Mary van Praag.

Author and Motivational Speaker Lizzie Velasquez on True Beauty
Lizzie Velasquez is one of only three known people in the world who can't gain weight or build muscle. Cruelly dubbed "The World's Ugliest Woman" in a YouTube video now seen by over 4 million viewers, Lizzie was crushed - but not for long. Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh for MASTERS Audio Club, Lizzie describes her best revenge.

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Pen hosted a stunning pool-side celebration honoring the Nominees and Presenters of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous award shows – The 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The event took place on the rooftop of the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, a first-class celebrity destination. Guests were pampered with gifts from participating lifestyle sponsors and enjoyed music by celebrity DJ, DJ Don P, and sipped on wine from West Hollywood's V Wine Room.

Joico Partners with Artist Bella Pilar, Hosts Voting Contest
To kick off Joico's partnership with the effervescent artist, Bella Pilar, the hair care company will host a voting contest on its Facebook page to allow all voters' voices to be heard. Fans of Joico on Facebook can vote on which of the designs by Bella will be featured on the packaging of a very special product promotion to be released later this year. Voting is open to everyone, and for US residents only, each individual vote will automatically enter the voter into a special giveaway where he or she can win prizes, including a grand prize.

derma e's Skin, Hair and Nail Oil Wins Natural Solutions Magazine Award
derma e®, one of the leading pioneers of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions, announced today that Natural Solutions Magazine honored the derma e® Skin, Hair and Nail Oil with the Best Body Oil of 2013 in its 5th Annual Beauty with a Conscience Awards. Selected by the publication’s editorial team as well as health writers and experts, the Skin, Hair and Nail Oil was chosen because of its unique blend of 100% plant oils (organic Argan and Jojoba plus Kukui oils) that provide multiple beauty benefits in an eco-conscientious way.

See the 2014 Hair Trends for Boys, Presented by Hot Tots
Hot Tot Children's Haircare, established in 2011, offers the only professional product line formulated specifically for kid's hair. This year, the brand released the salon industry's first ever editorial hair campaign featuring children in order to highlight the most stylish (and adorable!) 2014 hair trends for boys.According to Hot Tot founder, Megan Gage, "Kids are more stylish than ever. Parents take pride in making their little ones look adorable from head to toe… [and] every good outfit deserves to be accompanied by great hair."

Tony Cuccio Motivates in Costa Rica
Tony Cuccio took a trip to San Jose, Costa Rica in December to motivate and inspire more than 600 people.

Nail News: Beyoncé Rocks Minx Nails in New Music Video
Beyoncé's shiny nails steal the show in her sultry new video for "Drunk in Love," featuring her husband Jay Z. The secret to the superstar's megawatt shine? Manicurist Lisa Logan applied gold Minx solid nail coatings to Beyoncé's nails for a vivid, metallic look.

Hair Products: The Color Shift by Paul Mitchell
When it comes to hair color, a small change can make a big impact. With this in mind, Paul Mitchell recently announced the launch of The Color Shift, a series of four new professional hair color kits designed to help stylists master the art of subtle, client-friendly color changes. Each kit is focused on one of the company's four Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color lines, and offers free shades and educational materials featuring new formulations and techniques.

Beauty News: Cuccio Attends the San Juan Beauty Show in Puerto Rico
In an ongoing effort to ensure that every nail tech in the country knows the Cuccio name, educator Marilyn Garcia led her team in teaching attendees at the San Juan Beauty Show about Cuccio Veneer, Cuccio Colour and Cuccio Naturale. Held in November, the largest show in Puerto Rico attracted record numbers of attendees and exhibitors. In addition to offering products at show prices, the team was there doing demos and on hand to answer all questions from interested beauty professionals.

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