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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Crackdown coming to the Beauty Biz

Well the man may be coming down on the advanced skin care business.  Portland's state board is looking into more regulation for the skin care side of cosmetology.  It is probably long over due by the looks of some of
the mishaps that have occurred to unfortunate customers.  Less training equals less results.  Possibly painful and hideous results.  Check out the Fox 12 article below.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cate Blanchett's New Hair Style

Cate has a new hair style this week.  She has a darker tint and a shorter cut.  I think it looks like a more mature and serious look.  Is it for a new role?  What do you think of her new look?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Vampire Nail Tips - Are You Ready To Be The Princess of Darkness?

It's early for Halloween, but this look is coming out of Europe for all seasons.  They are titled as stiletto nail tips and they are the rage in Europe.  Will they make a splash in the US?  They don't need to be just for Halloween and black or red in color.  As the picture shows they could achieve a great look.  Bring the trend into your salon and get a premium price for this service.

Here is a link to a company selling the nails.
Stiletto Nails from Star Nails

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

L'Oreal Buys Everyone says Letterman?

No, Letterman didn't really say that but they are getting close to taking over completely.  L'Oreal announced today a new acquisition.  One of the last competing large distributors sold out to the beauty giant.  Here is the press release from their website.

L'Oréal USA acquires C.B. Sullivan extending its coverage of American hair salons

L'Oréal USA, a subsidiary of L'Oréal, has acquired, through its SalonCentric division, 100% of the capital of C.B. Sullivan, a New Hampshire-based company.

C.B. Sullivan supplies hair salons in 6 states across the North East of the United States (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts) with a network of representatives and outlets open only to professionals. The company’s net sales for the fiscal year 2009 were approximately $50 million.

With this acquisition, the SalonCentric division of L'Oréal USA is extending its distribution network, demonstrating the constant determination of the Professional Products Division to offer a better service to U.S. hair salons.

This acquisition is consolidated as of June 1, 2010.