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See the Grand Opening of Dermalogica's New Hybrid Learning Center in Atlanta
More than 200 members of the Dermalogica “tribe” in Atlanta, GA celebrated with the brand’s visionary co-founder and owner, Jane Wurwand as well as other company leaders at the recent gala opening of the new hybrid Learning Center located in the historic Atlantic Station area.

Cristophe Salon Newport Beach Announces Second Annual Making the Cut Contest
Created by Scott Fontana, celebrity stylist and owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, Making the Cut is the beauty industry’s first and only live hair competition of its kind. Now in its second year and backed by sponsors that include L’Oréal, Milani Hair, Fontana Brands and Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, the high-end, professionally produced event will feature live hair cutting and styling on stage by leading local stylists and will be judged by a panel of beauty industry elite to award the title of OC’s Top Stylist 2014.

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild announced the winners of its Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists awards in 14 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater during a black-tie ceremony at the Paramount Studios Theatre. The awards took place before an audience of more than 500. The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild’s President Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the awards ceremony with actor/comedian Tom Arnold serving as host.

Hair News: Matrix Announces New Vice President of Marketing
Recently, Matrix Vice President and General Manager Paul Schiraldi announced the appointment of Laurie Lam to the position of Vice President of Marketing for the company. Lam is rejoining L’Oréal USA after a successful stint abroad, where she oversaw the L’Oréal Professionnel brand for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Paris, France. She will report directly to Schiraldi and will be responsible for the growth and development of the largest brand within the L’Oréal Professional Products Division.

Eufora International Announces New Business Development Manager
Eufora International recently announced Jessica Giummule as the brand's new Business Development Manager. Jessica comes to Eufora with a lifetime of experience in the beauty industry. She spend most of her free time as a child and adolescent working in her family's barber shop. Jessica received her Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Product Development with a Minor in Business at Florida State University.

The IBX Buzz at ISSE Long Beach
Though the buzz and curiosity about IBX started to spread at the beginning of January, Famous Names kept priorities focused on the United States domestic launch of IBX at the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach, California.

Andis Sponsors Major League Barber Battle at ISSE
Nothing feels better than batting a thousand—especially when it comes to outstanding barbering! Proving this point, Andis was the lead sponsor for the first Major League Barber Competition at the International Salon and Spa Expo held in Long Beach, CA.

Hair Trends: The Braid Boom
Braids continue to be a huge hair trend this season with many major fashion runways showcasing the look at New York Fashion Week. In response to the ever-increasing demand, braid bars and braiding services are popping up as the popular look crosses over to the mainstream for everyday use as well as for nighttime formal events.

Joico Announces New Territory Managers for 2014
Joico recently announced the appointment of Diana Mason and Amy Hart to the positions of Territory Manager effective January 2, 2014. Both Diana and Amy will report directly to Lindsay Rumpel, Director, Business Development. Diana comes to Zotos with a strong background in hair color, education, and business planning. She has also worked for various distributors and manufacturers in our industry. As Territory Manager, she will be responsible for the full service, Cosmoprof stores and the advisor team for Florida, Alabama and Georgia markets.

Beauty News: OPI Partners with JAKKS Pacific for New Product Launch
Renowned nail care company OPI recently announced a new partnership with leading toy design and marketing company JAKKS Pacific. The two companies will collaborate on a new line of miWorld™ play environments, including a miniature OPI nail salon. miWorld encourages girls to build and design their own OPI nail salon for an interactive experience.

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