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Wella Announces 2014 Student Competition Winners
Wella Professionals recently announced the winners of the 4th Wella Student Competition, held June 2, 2014 during Premiere Orlando. To shine a light on students from Wella partner cosmetology schools, the company named six future stylists, who already create beauty, and defy convention.

The Goldwell® Hair Color team announced the 2014 Color Zoom Challenge U.S. Semi-Finalists. Scores of applicants nationwide entered to be crowned this year’s Color Zoom Global Creative Colorist, Global New Talent Colorist, and Global Partnership Colorist winners. Contestants were challenged to bring their creativity to life, interpreting this year’s Reallusion trend and color collection, where reality meets illusion with unexpected color combinations and captivating hidden details.

Wella Announces Second Annual Wella "Supports Your Cause" Charity Challenge Fina
Wella, the salon professional division of P&G, is proud to announce the 20 finalists of the second annual Wella “Supports Your Cause” Charity Challenge. A total of $43,000 in prizes will be awarded to hairdressers and salon owners who demonstrate compelling dedication to community outreach programs. One Grand Prize of USD $10,000, two First Prizes of USD $5,000, four Second Prizes of USD $2,500 and thirteen Third Prizes of USD $1,000 will be announced June 23rd, 2013.

Cosmoprof North America Announces 2014 Spotlights Brands
Cosmoprof North America recently announced its 2014 Discover Beauty Spotlight Brands. Discover Beauty serves as a launchpad for innovative beauty brands and a playground for indie retailers who pride themselves on presenting unique resources to their customers, while the Spotlights section serves as the hub that draws the most excitement. This department store-like presentation is a showcase for companies that are big on creativity yet smaller in size. These brands are perfect candidates for high-end retail stores, boutiques, salons and spas.

Mindful Learning: Dermalogica Shares Its Mindful Mantra for Success at Its Annua
Dermalogica welcomed more than 120 Senior Instructors, Corporate Trainers and Education Managers representing more than 40 countries to the brand’s 21st annual weeklong Global Education Conference in May, held at Dermalogica world headquarters in Carson, CA.

Sebastian Professional Celebrates New Hairspray Design with Social Media Contest
Hairstylist-turned-fashion powerhouse Christian Siriano teamed up with Sebastian Professional for a year-long partnership spanning two NYFW seasons. The collaboration includes a video series, look book/campaign shoots and Siriano’s participation in the Sebastian Professional What’s Next Awards.As part of the partnership, Siriano designed a limited-edition packaging for the iconic Sebastian Professional Shaper and Shaper Plus hairspray, bringing new life to a classic silhouette.

Announcing NYX Cosmetics' Third Annual The FACE Awards 2014
The Third Annual Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards is a multi-national competition to find The Beauty Vlogger of The Year on YouTube, giving contestants a chance to win $25,000, consultations with pro makeup artists, a year’s supply of NYX Cosmetics and the opportunity to build a promising professional career in makeup artistry.

Salon and Spa Industry Tracking Survey Results
After increasing in the fourth quarter of 2013, the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Salon/Spa Performance Index (SSPI) declined slightly 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, declining to its lowest level in a year. Softer sales and customer traffic contributed to the decrease. Furthermore, the Current Situation Index fell by 1.4 percent to 100.3, while the Expectations Index decreased by 0.3 percent to 104.6.  

Hairroin Salon and Urban Outfitters Team Up to Present In-Store Traveling Salons
Hairroin Salon and Urban Outfitters, both celebrating their grand openings in Manhattan’s Herald Square this summer, have partnered to launch traveling salons at select New York store locations. Hairroin’s traveling salons will be on site at Urban Outfitters’ SOHO, Chelsea and Brooklyn stores on weekends in June, providing clients with a taste of Hairroin’s signature services, including haircuts, extensions, blowouts, styling, braid bar, tooth jewels and men’s grooming. All traveling salon services will be specially priced at $35 and under.

Famed Photographer to Showcase National Exhibition on the Beauty of Natural Hair
Award-winning photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson is preparing to showcase his national photographic exhibition focusing on the beauty of natural hairstyles this month in Washington DC. The project, titled Yours Naturally, celebrates the beauty of women of the African Diaspora and will change not only the way they see themselves, but how others perceive them.

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