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Use the power of beauty to help end abuse

October is quickly approaching, and as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, PBA | NCA is requesting beauty professionals to sign the CUT IT OUT 2010 pledge at CUTITOUT.org. CUT IT OUT is a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing…

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Get Mad Men red, courtesy of Beth Minardi

From Modern Salon: Red is definitely the hottest color trend of the season, thanks to “Mad Men” and Christina Hendricks’ glowing locks. Her color is in high demand for clients. “According to celeb colorist and Joico Hair Color spokesperson Beth Minardi, combining a copper red…

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Promotions at L’Oréal

From American Salon: An Verhulst-Santos, president of L’Oréal USA Professional Products Division (PPD), has been promoted to managing director, L’Oréal Professional Products Division Worldwide, effective January 1, 2011. “With her insight, expertise and ability to lead, An expanded the impact of PPD within the U.S.,”…

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Educational event a success at the Karg & Blackwell Academy NYC

Mike Karg and Jo Blackwell-Preston held their first educational event at the Karg & Blackwell Academy NYC. The sold-out interactive and hands-on seminar was considered a huge success. “We are taking a whole new approach to education,” said Karg and Blackwell-Preston. “Our mission is to…

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Study aims to disprove claim that UV nail lamps are unsafe

An article from Shana Swain, DC Beauty Products for the DC Examiner discusses one of the industry’s biggest hot-button issues: Whether or not UV nail lamps are unsafe. Previously, the New York Times reported UV nail lights used in salons could be linked to skin…

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Banish Boring Hair Contest from Sedu

Professional styling tool brand Sedu announced its Banish Boring Hair Contest, which launches this month. Stylists are encouraged to be creative and daring with their entries. Stylists should Create a signature style using a flat iron Submit a photo of your look Include how-to steps…

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The Latino Fashion Group’s Trend Report is here!

PBA is excited to announce its first installment of the Latino Fashion Group (LAFA) Trend Report. The Trend Report includes the latest in hairstyle and makeup trends, as well as easy steps to replicate these fashion forward looks. This edition is sponsored by Wella Color…

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Jessica supports Breast Cancer Care; Tommy helps end hunger

UK cosmetics brand Jessica has rallied the aid of six celebrities to help raise awareness and funds for women diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK with the launch of its Inspire Collection. Elle Macpherson, Jemma Kidd, Alexandra Burke, Dame Kelly Holmes, Rachel Stevens and…

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Your Beauty Disaster Questions, Answered

This week, Jezebel.com’s Beauty 101 series is focusing on quick fixes for everything from a bad haircut to a nasty case of razor burn. Readers submitted questions and fellow readers provided the answers, including one of the trained volunteers from Look Good… Feel Better.

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Market your business through Yell video

Who doesn’t love free marketing? Professional Beauty is seeking nominations for a salon or spa to be filmed as part of Yell’s ShopView service for a promotional video that will be posted online. Yell’s ShopView, a part of Yellow Pages, lets users see exactly what…

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