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Tax Refunds May Be a Boon to Retail Spending in 2015

Sixty-six percent of U.S. consumers expect to receive a tax refund this year, according to a consumer survey sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers. These consumers were then asked how they plan to use their refunds. Of the possible options, spending this money on goods and services, including apparel, electronics and convenience items was selected by 47% of consumers.

Federal Bill Introduced on Oversight of Personal-Care Products

On April 20, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) introduced and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) co-sponsored the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which they say will protect consumers and streamline industry compliance by strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate ingredients in personal-care products.

PBA Hosts Webinars on Customer Engagement, Loyalty

The Professional Beauty Association has partnered with Jeremy Lagomarsino, executive vice president of business development and strategy for Berlin Packaging, to produce two exclusive, complimentary webinars.

2014 Notable for Online Video for Commerce

More than ever, in 2014, shoppers engaged with video to help them make purchase decisions and were more likely to buy after viewing, according to key findings from the 2014 Video Commerce Benchmarks Report produced by Invodo, visual commerce experts.

Features: Amp Up Your Beauty Store!

Get your brick and mortar out of its doldrums. Here are nine expert tips to get--and keep--you ahead of the competition.

What kind of start has 2015 been for your store? Are you still doing things the same way you've done them for years or are you ready to make some killer changes? It's time to let go of your old ways and take a different approach. It's easy to get stuck in a rut. It's safe. It's comfortable. Frankly, it's effortless. And as long as your competition is doing the exact same thing, it's okay. But you know they're not. They're making changes--and perhaps some good ones. Therefore, you need to get ahead of the curve. Sometimes all anyone needs is a gentle push in the right direction.

Better Economy Leads to Growth for Salon Services, Products

Total revenues for all salon-industry services—hair, skin and nails—plus salon retail grew at a respectable 3.1%, according to the new 2014 Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, a leading salon-industry strategic-consulting and data-source company.

The total U.S. salon haircare market segment (services and retail) registered $67.02 billion, representing growth of 3.2%. There are nearly 303,000 salons and barbershops in the United States that use and sell salon haircare products.