Get the Look: The Pompadour

Everything old is new again. Check out the once-again popular pompadour 2015!

Step 1: Apply pomade evenly through the hair. We like Woody's Quality Grooming Headwax.

Step 2: Use a rattail comb—such as The Cricket Co.'s Rattail Comb from the Ultra Smooth Cutting Comb Collection—to comb hair back and away from the face and evenly distribute the pomade.

Step 3: Part the hair on the preferred side.

Business: Natural Haircare Leader

G. James Guidotti, president and CEO of Giovanni Cosmetics, discusses the ever-growing natural-products category and how to target those hyperaware consumers.

Today, it's difficult to imagine a time when the words "natural" or "organic" seemed to scream "poorly performing" when it came to beauty products. But how the times have changed! And well before everyone was hopping on the all-natural bandwagon, Giovanni Cosmetics ( was innovating in this very category, making the terms "high-performance" and "all-natural" not only symbiotic, but synonymous.

Beauty: Our NY Now Top 10

Here are our favorite personal-care/wellness products from the last NY NOW. Are you ready for the winter show?

The winter edition of NY NOW, THE MARKET FOR HOME + LIFESTYLE, will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2015, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Specifically, Personal Care + Wellness in LIFESTYLE is set for Feb. 1-4. If you want to offer interesting beauty products, this twice-a-year trade show is a must-attend. Check out or call 800.272.SHOW for the latest about the upcoming winter edition.

Looking Forward to 2015

Looking Forward to 2015
Find out about what lies ahead for beauty retailers in 2015.

"Recent economic data have been encouraging," says Sophia Koropeckyj, managing director of industry economics at Moody's Analytics (, a research firm based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. "Stronger job growth, record low debt service burdens, record high stock values and rebounding house prices are supporting consumer spending." While such factors would normally be expected to provide a healthy talk wind to the economy, a number of issues will continue to put a drag on progress.

Current Affairs

Current Affairs
The Professional Beauty Association's Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy discusses the top political issues facing the industry today. And the PBA's Bridget Sharpe talls about The PBA State Captain Program.

Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs & industry relations for the Professional Beauty Association, is the best kind of beauty industry advocate: one who is passionate about not only the industry, but also about the complex inner workings of politics. With a master's degree in political science plus stints as a lobbyist and a staff member for the U.S. Senate and House, the Texas State Legislature and the California State Assembly, she is undoubtedly well-equipped for her current role.

Best Sellers 2014 (Print Version)

Check out some of the best-selling products of 2014!

The best sellers of the year are in! See the list of more than 220 beauty brands' top-selling products of 2014 in Beauty Store Business' December digital edition.