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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.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:33pm
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. 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:54pm
NYFW Nails: Boldly Beautiful "Moonbows" by Dermelect Cosmeceuticals at Cynthia R
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, the brand that introduced "ME," the first peptide-infused anti-aging nail lacquer treatment, was the brand behind the moody, darkly colorful nail look at the Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014 Presentation at New York Fashion Week. Celebrity nail tech Elle helped craft the colorful, cool look as the perfect complement to the Fall 2014 line.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 2:28pm
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.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 1:41pm
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:
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:50am
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.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:14pm
The Black Orange Collection by Marko Simunovic
Inspired by the "colorful and dark sides of one's personality," hair stylist and salon owner Marko Simunovic created a stunning collection featuring a play between bright, vivid color, and gorgeous, shiny darks. With sharp lines and bold shapes, paired with complementary makeup looks and perfectly over-the-top fashion, the collection, "The Black Orange," is a wonderful mashup of light and dark, soft and strong, playfulness and seriousness.Behind the Scenes:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:08pm
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.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 2:57pm
Backstage Beauty: Alexandre Herchovitch Fall 2014
It’s been said that life imitates art, but what about art imitating art? At Alexandre Herchovitch Bumble and Bumble lead hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp taps the provocative paintings of Egon Schiele and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to create his frizzed coiffures. “The collection this season is inspired by the Victorian era, so I started thinking about [the] paintings, where women have very tousled hair around the face and [the rest is] put up in buns,” says Beauchamp.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 2:46pm
Backstage Beauty: Thakoon Fall 2014
What happens when a Seattle girl leaves the Pacific Northwest for a sojourn in the Big Apple? That was the self-posed question Thakoon Panichgul contemplated before conceiving his Fall 2014 designs. The result? Earthy knits and bold floral prints enhance structured tulip skirts and tailored pants, in keeping with his signature casual-chic style.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 2:02pm