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CPNA 2015 Announces Special Code For Beauty Store Business Readers

Beauty Store Business readers will once again be able to sign up online for complimentary three-day badges to attend Cosmoprof North America this July at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This program is designed to support the beauty-retail/OTC market.

Eastern Buying Conference to Be Held in New Venue

Officials of the Northeast Beauty Rep Association—which has hosted the Eastern Buying Conference and its predecessor, The NEBRA Show, annually since 1982—are excitedly welcoming a new venue this year.

The 2015 manufacturers rep firms' trade show will take place Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, inside the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

Setup is Friday, April 17, and the host hotel is the Holiday Inn Somerset.

The show floor is sold out, EBC show manager Patty Paletto has told Beauty Store Business.

ACLU, TSA Reach Agreement on Profiling Black Hair

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the Transportation Security Administration recently reached an agreement in which the TSA will conduct trainings for TSA agents throughout the country with a special emphasis on hair pat-downs of black female travelers.

The agreement follows a complaint submitted by the ACLU against unnecessary, unreasonable and racially discriminatory hair searches that single out black women at airports.

Beauty Pitch With Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria to Debut at PBA Beauty Week 2015

The Professional Beauty Association and Cosmoprof North America have partnered to launch Beauty Pitch—the ultimate brand presentation for beauty entrepreneurs at PBA Beauty Week 2015.

Japonesque Acquired by San Francisco Equity Partners

San Francisco Equity Partners, a private-equity firm exclusively focused on expansion-stage companies in the consumer industry, has acquired a majority stake in beauty company Japonesque.

SFEP is partnering with current Japonesque owner, president and CEO Karen McKay—an industry leader in the beauty tools category—to capitalize on the extraordinary momentum in the business.

Edgecase Debuts Visual Shopping for Mobile

Edgecase has launched Visual Shopping, a solution that allows retailers to provide their mobile shoppers with a highly visual and intuitive product-discovery experience that feels more like an app than a website. With Visual Shopping, retailers can offer a Pinterest-like shopping experience that’s personal and memorable—and all within the mobile browser. Shoppers, liberated from menus and search boxes, are visually immersed in relevant products with the ability to save, share or continue to browse at every point.