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Topspin Partners Acquires a Majority Interest in JD Beauty Group

Topspin Partners—a private equity firm based in Mamaroneck, New York, that makes control investments in profitable and established lower middle-market businesses—has announced that it has acquired a majority interest in JD Beauty Group, the designer and marketer of branded, professional-quality hairbrushes and beauty care accessories. Other details of the deal weren’t announced.

Guest Column: Counterfeit Beauty Products

Here's how to identify those fake items and get them out of your supply chain from an expert.

The problem of counterfeit cosmetics and other counterfeit beauty products has become much more prominent and frightening of late with reports of fake beauty SKUs containing toxins that have led to several serious, high-profile injuries — and even one death.

Indie Beauty Expo Announces Its Best In Show Award Winners

The winners of the first-ever Best In Show Awards from the inaugural 2015 Indie Beauty Expo, which took place Aug. 27 in New York City, highlights some of the hottest indie beauty brands on the market. The winners span 14 categories, ranging from body to hair and even branding.

“At its core, iBE is about recognizing and celebrating the creativity and ingenuity of the passionate entrepreneurs leading independent brands," said Nader Naeymi-Rad, co-founder of iBE. “It is an honor to be able to recognize the pioneers among pioneers.”

NY NOW Early Bird Registrants Qualify for VIP Experience

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, winter 2016 Market is offering incentives for new and returning attendees. Now through Oct. 31, qualified attendees who successfully pre-register to attend the winter 2016 edition of NY NOW will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of 10 prize packages, including Ultimate VIP NY NOW Experiences and $250 American Express gift cards. This incentive does not apply to exhibitors or members of the media.