Redken Launches Spotify Channel
If music inspires your creative process, be sure to check out Redken's first Spotify Playlist! Handpicked by the experts and stylists who attended the National Redken Artist Connection in Las Vegas last month, the playlist has 63 tracks (4 hours 14 minutes of listening time) and features artist such as Pitbull, Lady Gaga, Avicii, One Republic, Robin Thicke and of course Redken’s Muse, Sky Ferreira.Stay tuned for more playlists from Redken!

Sexy Hair Joins the Mile High Club
Sexy Hair and 3FLOZ ( have partnered to make the hair care brand’s top products including Big Sexy Shampoo, Big Sexy Conditioner, Spray & Play, Root Pump, Dry Shampoo, Powder Play and Mini Root Pump available in their fully automated retail stores (FARS) located in airports across the country*.

OPI Debuts New Sheer Tints Topcoats
This spring, OPI will debut their revolutionary Sheer Tints, the brand’s first-ever pigmented topcoats. Sheer Tints by OPI offers a fresh take on traditional topcoats with the introduction of four new vivid hues in blue, pink, yellow and purple. An infusion of transparent color with high shine, these topcoats can be worn alone, with a base coat for a playful sheer or layered over any shade to create an alternate finish for a new nail look.  

Bellus Academy Partners with Minx for Re-Launch of Spa Nail Technician Program
On the heels of U.S. News reporting “Nail Technician” as one of the top best social service jobs, Bellus Academy recently announced the re-launch of the Spa Nail Technician program at their Poway (San Diego County) campus in March 2014. This re-launch also includes a new partnership with Minx, the luxury nail fashion of choice in over 40 countries that has been featured on the nails of well-known celebrities like Heidi Klum, Beyonce, Rihanna and Katy Perry.

Robanda International New Global Distributor of Hydra Oil
Robanda International recently became the new global distributor of the skin care line, Hydra Oil. Hydra Oil is a specially formulated blend of essential oils to help diminish the appearance of scars and other skin discolorations such as spots and stretch marks. Products will be sold at Sally Beauty Supply, as well as other leading beauty supply stores in February 2014. This is the debut for Hydra Oil in North America, as the brand is based out of South Africa. 

News: BSG unveils new e-Commerce site, Loxa Beauty
If you've been wishing that you could receive a commission for all those online purchases your clients make, your wait is over. Introducing Loxa Beauty, an e-commerce website that specializes in selling salon products to consumers while supporting salons/stylists through an online sales commission. And starting today, you can preview the website,

OPI Announces Partnership with Coca-Cola Company
OPI Products Inc., a subsidiary of COTY Inc (NYSE: COTY), announced its upcoming collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s largest beverage company and home to one of the world’s most iconic brands, Coca-Cola, whose mission is to inspire moments of refreshment, optimism and happiness. Several of the Company’s most recognized brands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta, will be the inspiration for a line of OPI limited-edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in June 2014.

PBA Announces Winners of the 2014 Sally Beauty Scholarship
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) recently announced the winners of its 2014 Sally Beauty Scholarship at the 2014 ISSE Long Beach show. More than 300 applicants were considered for the award. According to Jan Roberts, Director of Corporate Communications at Sally Beauty Supply, "Sally Beauty is proud to have supported PBA for the past 22 years by providing over $200,000 in scholarships for cosmetologists." This year, $18,000 total was awarded to the following winners:

David Trocker Appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Hand & Nail Harmony
Hand & Nail Harmony’s CEO Danny Haile recently announced the appointment of David Trocker as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer. With over twenty-five years of extensive experience in both the professional and retail beauty markets, David Trocker brings a vast amount of knowledge and marketing savvy to the growing company. “Hand & Nail Harmony’s business has been soaring since its inception,” said Trocker. “I’m excited to join such an innovative, growing company that is known domestically and globally as the gel-polish leader.

Beauty News: KALLISTA Beauty Initiated into Intercoiffure America/Canada
KALLISTA Beauty was recently initiated into the prestigious Intercoiffure America/Canada during its recent Atelier in New York City. President Lois Christie and then-Membership Chairman Maryann McCormack recognized KALLISTA, the first company dedicated to the needs of the professional, as a supporting member.

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