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Famed Australian Stylist Richi Grisillo Gives Perspective on New Editorial Collection “Spectrum”

Steve Elias, master stylist and NAHA icon, get’s a behind-the-scenes perspective of Australian editorial stylist Richi Grisillo’s collection “Spectrum” in the November issue of Tantalum Magazine. Below is an excerpt of the interview: STEVE: Can you tell us a little about the shoot for “Spectrum”? RICHI: This was a shoot…

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NAHA 2012 Entry Process Officially Open!

Think you have what it takes to compete with the best? Put your skills to the test! The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is the industry’s most prestigious photographic hairstyling competition. Each year, thousands of the industry’s finest artists enter for a chance to win…

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Preventing Weight Gain During the Holidays: Advice From Your Dietitian

Are you looking forward to the holiday season with all of the good food and parties, yet dreading how tight your clothes will fit by New Year’s Day?  You have good reason to be concerned; the average American gains five pounds during this time period!…

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Re-Evaluate and Enhance Your Training Program in Tough Economic Times

by Kelley McCarthy, PBA Manager of Education & Training | BeautyU Host As the economy stabilizes, businesses are trending toward fewer lay-offs, but are still slow to hire. According to Labor Department figures, the economy added 103,000 jobs in September, which beat economists’ expectations but…

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“Falling Forward” Anyone?… In the Head of a Performer with John Simpson

It’s been a long time, and my color’s drab. It needs a little love and I’m wearing it down… I want Ombre… can I get Ombre today? I lost a ton of cur-rr-rlll, it needs to be real BIG… I want to have it all!…

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Salon Iris software teams up with Demandforce

November 1, 2011 Wixom, MI – Salon Iris software has teamed up with Demandforce to offer great new opportunities for those beauty businesses looking to increase web traffic and marketing capabilities. Demandforce is a completely optional feature that Salon Iris users can utilize to help…

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Larry Kopsa’s Steps to a ‘Spook’tacular Salon… It is Halloween Don’t You Know!

by Larry Kopsa Why should you attend a BeautyU webinar on Halloween? Well, if you think about it, running a business can be pretty frightful.  This webinar is geared toward two distinct types of salon and spa owners – those who are struggling to dig…

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Henryk Lobaczewski Opens the Doors to His “Glass House” Editorial Collection

Steve Elias, master stylist and NAHA icon, sits down with photographer and designer Henryk Lobaczewski to peer inside the creative process behind his editorial collection “The Glass House”  in the latest issue of Tantalum Magazine. Below is an excerpt of the interview: STEVE: How as the layered effect…

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Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel Releases Findings on the Use of Formaldehyde and Methylene Glycol in Beauty Products

Panel deems it safe for use in cosmetics and nail hardening products; however unsafe in the present practices of use and concentration in hair smoothing products Phoenix, AZ (October 6, 2011) – On September 28, 2011, at its 120th meeting in Washington, the Cosmetic Ingredient…

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NLRB Postpones Deadline to Post Unionization Rights Pending Legal Challenges

The National Association of Wholesaler – Distributors (NAW) released a statement yesterday, October 5, informing employers that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has pushed the deadline to post unionization rights in the workplace from November 14, 2011, to January 31, 2012. The NLRB ruling requires most private-sector…

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