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Watch! Mark Cuban Interview at Beauty Pitch

Mark Cuban discusses Beauty Pitch With Beauty Store Business at Cosmoprof North America 2015!

The Professional Beauty Association partnered with Cosmoprof North America to launch the ultimate brand presentation for beauty entrepreneurs at PBA Beauty Week 2015. Five finalists pitched their businesses to a panel of top investors including renowned entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria. Beauty Store Business executive editor Marc Birenbaum talks to Mark Cuban about the first-ever Beauty Pitch presentation and why he selected the winner.

Largest Retailer of Professional Haircare Products in Canada Joins Forces with ONCAP to Help Accelerate Growth

Intrepid Investment Bankers, a leading middle-market investment bank, announced July 17 the acquisition of its client, Chatters Canada—the largest retailer of professional haircare products in Canada and one of the largest hair-salon operators in that country—by ONCAP, the middle-market private-equity platform of Onex Corp., in partnership with the existing management team. The investment is being made by ONCAP III.

Features: The Cloud: Are You Secure

"The Cloud" is touted as an affordable option for storing data. But read your contract carefully so that you're protected.

While untold numbers of beauty retailers are saving money by moving to the cloud, IT experts say these businesses need to ensure their cloud contracts include ironclad security protections or they'll suffer an uncertain future. "After reading in the news how accounts are hacked and sensitive photos of celebrities are sold, anything that uses cloud services can be a real issue," says Kim Snyder, CEO of Overall Beauty. "You need to know how safe your cloud services are going to be.

Watch! Co-Founders of 100% Pure Talk To Beauty Store Business Moments After Winning Beauty Pitch

100% Pure co-founders share their Beauty Pitch experience and business tips with Beauty Store Business.

Beauty Pitch, featured during the PBA Business Forum at Cosmoprof North America, allowed five companies to compete for four different prizes being offered. The grand prize consisted of a one-year mentorship with Shark Tank star Mark Cuban. Watch Beauty Store Business executive editor Marc Birenbaum interview the co-founders of 100% Pure moments after their company was announced the Beauty Pitch winner.