Leading Beauty Industry Organizations Respond to FDA Letter on Proposed Cosmetic
For over a year, leading beauty industry organizations, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), have been working collaboratively with the FDA to create much-needed modernized and comprehensive federal regulations of the cosmetics industry for the first time since the 1960s. On March 6, the FDA issued an unforeseen public letter criticizing these industry organizations and their ongoing efforts to create this challenging yet important legislation.

CND Hosts First-Ever "I Heart CND" Event
On Sunday, February 23rd, CND hosted the first-ever “I Heart CND” event at Nail Supply House in San Gabriel, California. Featuring spring/summer 2014 fashion trends and nail styles, this high-energy event transported over 200 nail professionals down the “Open Road to Paradise” with interactive stations and product demonstrations that brought CND’s Fashion Week artistry to the masses.

NovaLash Celebrates 10 Years of Combining the Best in Beauty and Brains
It’s a big birthday - eyelash extensions distributor and educator NovaLash, Inc. is celebrating ten years in the business of making women in over 40 countries even more beautiful, more confident and more eye-opening to those around them. When she started the company a decade ago, CEO Sophy Merszei couldn’t imagine how industry-altering NovaLash would become.

Hair Trends: Time to Shine
Spring is just around the corner (finally!) and the sun won't be the only thing shining this season. Hair trends are leaning toward high-gloss hair color and beautiful, shiny styles. Whether it be a low ponytail, slicked back roots, or beachy waves, the glossier, the better! Tiffany Conway, owner of CoCo Cheveux Salon, gives her tips on how to get the polish.

Dermalogica Celebrates International Women's Day
In the spirit of National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, Dermalogica and its philanthropic arm FITE have set an exciting new fundraising goal to help economically empower 50,000 women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Ford Mustang’s 50th Anniversary Inspires Limited Edition OPI Collection
OPI Products Inc., a subsidiary of COTY Inc., and Ford Motor Company today announced a unique collaboration featuring the iconic Ford Mustang. The popular pony car – celebrating its 50th anniversary in April – will serve as the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in July.

Bevel by Walker & Company Subscription Service Goes Live
Following a successful soft launch, Bevel by Walker & Company is live and ready to order as the first end-to-end shaving system for men with sensitive skin. Bevel provides a sophisticated shaving alternative for men with sensitive skin—all at the click of a button!  

Industry Veteran Reuben Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners
Recently, Luxury Brand Partners (LBP) announced that Reuben Carranza will be joining the company as President of Specialty Brands. Carranza will oversee the development of several innovative new brands and education platforms that will be launching over the next several years, including a few that will be introduced in 2014.

Peter Coppola and Survivor Glam Squad to Make Over Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast cancer survivors will get a little TLC from their friends at Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida and the Survivor Glam Squad on March 7, 2014, during the first-ever Pre Pink Out Party. Kicking off the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which takes place the following morning, the Pre Pink Out Party at the Coconut Point Mall in Estero, Florida, will feature a celebratory atmosphere with live musical entertainment, refreshments and race registration.

Jake Thompson Teams Up with Sam Villa
Top editorial stylist and educator, Jake Thompson, co-owner of Lunatic Fringe Salon in Sugarhouse Utah, joins the Sam Villa team to fuel editorial and education for the brand.  

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