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OPI's New Nail Art App Featuring Gwen Stefani
OPI releases two new interactive digital platforms to support the launch of Gwen Stefani for OPI – a collaboration lookbook and an app. The lookbook is hosted at OPI.com/Gwen, where fans can follow the line’s journey from inspiration to execution. The lookbook contains an exclusive behind-the-scenes full-length video from the collection’s photo shoot, never-before-seen interviews with Gwen, and tutorials featuring nail art created by The Illustrated Nail’sSophie Harris-Greenslade.  

Motivational Speaker Lizzie Velasquez to Attend Paul Mitchell Caper
Because of a rare genetic disorder that prevents her from gaining weight, 24-year-old Lizzie Velasquez has never weighed more than 60 pounds, but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving her dreams of becoming an author, motivational speaker, and college graduate. Last December, Lizzie spoke at the Austin TEDx Women’s conference in Austin, Texas. A video of her presentation has reached over 4 million views. 

Hair News: Cutting Loose Salon Announces Winner of "The One" Contest
Cutting Loose Salon recently announced Kasey Gaskill as the winner of the salon's "The One" contest. In partnership with Oribe, the competition mirrored the hair care company's "Backstage Miami 2013." Cutting Loose Salon selected seven senior student stylist of their training salon, Protégé by Cutting Loose Salon Protégés, who were tasked with the theme "Miami Nights." The competition encompassed hair, makeup and wardrobe, and included a professional photo shoot upon which the winner was selected.

Giving Back: Beauty Bus Announces Upcoming Training Dates
The Beauty Bus Foundation is committed to helping the chronically or terminally ill by providing self-confidence, grace and hope in the form of beauty services. Now is your chance to take part in this valuable cause - the foundation recently announced its upcoming training dates for beauty professionals wishing to volunteer their time and services to those in need.

Giving Back: The Kindest Cut
For more than half her life, 16-year-old Annie struggled with hair loss caused by alopecia areata. "It was hard going to school looking so different," she reflects. "I spent years treating the condition, but none of my efforts were effective." Relief finally arrived via Wigs for Kids, one of several national organizations that accepts and transforms tress donations into perukes for those suffering myriad medical ailments. Nearly anyone can donate hair, once a few basic provisions are met.

Reuben Carranza Retires from P&G
Reuben Carranza Departs Wella Adil Mehboob-Khan, president of Wella, the Salon Professional Division of Procter & Gamble, today named Wella veteran Salvatore Mauceri to the post of Wella North America Leader. Mauceri replaces Reuben Carranza, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

Oribe Hair Care Named Most Promising U.S. Company by Forbes
Oribe Hair Care Named One of the Most Promising U.S. Companies by Forbes

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.

Dermalogica and IDI Name Heather Hickman as New Senior Director of US Education
Dermalogica, in conjunction with The International Dermal Institute (IDI) recently named Carson, CA-based team member Heather Hickman as the new Senior Director of U.S. Education for the companies. The promotion reflects a powerful fusion of professional products and professional treatment originally conceptualized by company co-founder, Jane Wurwand.

Macadamia Natural Oil Appoints New CEO
Macadamia Natural Oil recently announced that the haircare company had appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, beauty industry veteran Vincent Davis. Davis joins Macadamia with over 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as the General Manager of TIGI Americas, responsible for their largest global revenue division.

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