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2014: The Year in Review

How well did you follow beauty news this past year? Take our quiz and find out. Have fun!

1.) Sally Beauty Supply celebrated its ...

A. 60th anniversary
B. 50th anniversary
C. 40th anniversary
D. 75th anniversary

2.) For the first time ever, the Professional Beauty Association presented ...

A. a distributor executive conference
B. an event for beauty store owners
C. an executive summit
D. ISSE in Long Beach, California

Burmax Acquires Product Club

Beauty sundries provider Burmax Co. has acquired Product Club, which specializes in haircolor accessories and education. As part of Product Club's continued growth, Burmax intends to expand its new haircolor accessories division into the company's beauty school network.

Walgreens, Alliance Boots Finalize Merger

Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots have finalized their two-step merger launched in 2012 to form Walgreens Boots Alliance—marketed as the world's first global pharmacy-led health and well-being enterprise.

Post-Christmas: Consumers Are Shopping for Themselves

Eight-one percent of shoppers plan to shop end-of-year sales, and 63% plan to shop for themselves, according to the two most-recent monthly surveys by digital-offers destination RetailMeNot. Furthermore, of survey respondents aged 18- to 34-years-old, 92% of them plan to shop post-Christmas sales.

Great Clips to Debut TV Commercials Geared to Men Jan. 1

Starting on Jan. 1, 2015, Great Clips will begin a creative campaign to target male customers through new TV commercials with the character of “Ralphpunzel."

In an effort to reach Millennial males—the focal demographic for Great Clips—the spots will run during the most-watched college football bowl games and the College Football Playoff semifinals New Year’s Day 2015 as well as the championship game Jan. 12, 2015. About 70% of Great Clips' customers are men.

Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Using Smartphones, Tablets

Fifteen percent of all holiday shoppers wait until the last minute to do their gift buying, according to a new survey from Retale, a U.S. location-based mobile phone app that alerts consumers to in-store deals and promotions from their favorite retailers.

Furthermore, 58% of all last-minute shoppers use smartphones and tablets to help them shop.

And among this group, 88% use mobile devices to locate stores and check store hours as they get closer to Christmas Day.