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.

J. White & Associates Teams Up With California Tan

Manufacturers rep firm J. White & Associates is now partnering with California Tan, a division of New Sunshine, based in Indianapolis. New Sunshine’s portfolio includes nearly every leading brand in sunless and UV tanning.

Decline in Cyber Attacks; 61-Plus Million Customer Records Still Stolen

There has been a 50% decline in the number of cyber attacks against U.S. retailers since 2012, according to IBM's 2014 Retail Research and Intelligence Report. Nevertheless, the number of records stolen from retailers remains at near-record highs—with more than 61 million records stolen from retailers by cyber attackers in 2014.

ISSE Long Beach Opens Registration

Ticket and education registration for the the Professional Beauty Association's 2015 International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach are now open. The West Coast beauty event is slated for Jan. 24-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center.