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Macadamia Professional relocated its corporate headquarters to Plano, TX from Chatsworth, CA as of January 5, 2015. Macadamia Professional, a subsidiary of Macadamia Beauty, LLC., offers haircare products using a blend of Macadamia oil for all hair textures.

Spray, hold, rock, repeat. Starting March 19, 2015, fans can enter Sebastian Professional’s “Rock Your Shaper” sweepstakes (www.rockyourshaper.com) for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, complete with a rockstar-worthy makeover and VIP access to the People’s Choice Awards 2015. To enter, fans must take a short quiz to discover their rockstar hair personality and receive tips on how to create the look with Sebastian’s iconic Shaper Hairspray.

Beth Carson was recently named President of Allvus LLC dba Sam Villa Company. Carson, a co-founder of the Sam Villa Company was previously SVP of Business Development. Kurt Garehime, also an original founding member of Allvus, becomes President of Sam Villa’s HairShow.

Farouk Systems Inc. made a stacked appearance at this year’s International Beauty Show held March 8-10, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. IBS marks one of the beauty industries longest running, professional-only events, drawing in almost 63,000 salon owners and beauty professionals, whom all come out to see what the most up and coming beauty and hair trends are.Brand new CHI Haircare lines took the spotlight this year as well as the Kardashian Beauty Collection, which made its premiere entrance to packed audiences.

Master Colorist Rick Wellman and his expert team, Jeffery Pearce and Mary Cohen, join John Sahag Workshop’s 425 Madison Avenue location, bringing his artistic vision and signature color to Sahag’s renowned style. Formerly of the Patrick Melville Salon, Wellman is most known for his low maintenance, less severe, signature technique, Biolights, which results in brilliant colored hair with depth and movement.

Farouk Systems Inc. recently announced that it will be hosting 120 junior and senior students from the Career and Technical High School in Pasadena, Texas, a CHI partnered school. FSI honors these amazing students, their accomplishments and their instructors. They have worked diligently to perfect their craft at their young age and anticipate building future careers as professional hairstylists.

The deadline for the #WellaCares Challenge is approaching! Wella, the salon professional division of P&G, has re-imagined its annual Charity Challenge to incorporate another way to challenge salon owners and hairdressers to think about their impact on their community and planet. With the addition of a new category focusing on salon sustainability, The Wella “Supports Your Cause” Charity Challenge is now the #WellaCares Challenge.

Pictured (front row, l-r seated ) are NovaLash Brand Ambassadors Sophia Navarro and Bianca Martinez with NovaLash President Sophy Merszei, and (back row, l-r) Brand Ambassadors Marilyn Burr, Trina Smith, Lauren Wade, Francesca Mastalka, Stefanie Thurman, Lindsey Josly-Rohner, Karlene Winchester and Michelle Mirizio

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has joined the Beauty Industry Working Group (BIWG) as a united industry voice supporting cosmetology licensing. Other members include the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), the International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) and the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC).

Valorie Reavis Named Executive Director for the International SalonSpa Business
The International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) has selected Valorie Reavis as its Executive Director. In this new position for ISBN, Reavis will serve as the liaison between the ISBN Board, its Executive Committee and membership and drive the business strategy and health of the association. She will also manage the day-to-day business and marketing for the ISBN and the development of high quality, high value meetings, events and communications.

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