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Palladio Beauty Group, marketer of premium color cosmetics, announced the appointment of Thomas R. Winarick to the position of President overseeing marketing, sales and operations. This appointment advances Palladio Beauty Group’s initiative to significantly increase its global reach and enhance the positioning of the Palladio Herbal and Vitamin Enriched beauty brand. 

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.

3 Solutions to Scary Salon Waste Issues
While some industries have access to paid recycling for paper and plastic, the bulk of salon waste – hair, metals, excess chemicals, and much more – has always been destined for the trash bin and the sink. Often times, these materials make their way into the water supply, or to landfills where they remain indefinitely.

Increase Retail Sales with Features and Benefits
Want to increase retail sales? Geneva Cowen, Artistic Director for Sam Villa, suggests keeping product knowledge sharp and sales pitches short by focusing on features and benefits. 

Shortcuts Helps Salons Adapt to the Demands of Mobile Clients
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.

Luxury Brand Partners (LBP), an incubator for artist-driven beauty brands, is pleased to announce Reuben Carranza’s role as President of R+Co, a new professional hair care line launching in May 2014. R+Co brings together a collective of top stylists, led by Howard McLaren, Thom Priano and Garren, to celebrate the culture of hairdressing, provide high-performance products created from a unique point of view and offer groundbreaking education.

Lay Bare: L.A.'s New Waxing Salon Is on the Rise
"When you see hair, it's time to Lay Bare."  

Go Green with TerraCycle's Zero Waste Program
Salon owners and employees regularly transform clients, but now they can transform the salon itself to become a zero waste establishment. By joining the Zero Waste program from recycling pioneer TerraCycle, salon owners can collect and recycle everything from empty product tubes and bottles, old brushes and combs, latex gloves and even human hair.TerraCycle offers a several Zero Waste Boxes that can help salons reduce their environmental impact.   These include:

The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website
According to new research from hibu, a leading provider of digital marketing solutions and websites, just 37 percent of business websites in the hairstyling industry are mobile-friendly. This puts the industry in eighth place in a ranking of 10 industries by mobile-friendliness.

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