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Beauty and the Law: Taking a Swipe at Swipe Fees

Beauty and the Law: Taking a Swipe at Swipe Fees

Swipe fees are relatively small charges that banks impose on every credit and debit card transaction. Considering how many credit and debit card purchases there are, swipe fees add up quickly for retailers, consumers and credit card companies. According to a 2013 study prepared for the Merchants Payments Coalition, “Americans made an estimated 25.4 billion credit card purchases in 2012 with a total value of $2.4 trillion.

America's Beauty Show 2014 Sees More Than 55,000 Professionals

America's Beauty Show 2014

America's Beauty Show 2014, hosted by Cosmetologists Chicago, welcomed more than 55,000 professionals and more than 450 manufacturers and distributors March 22-24 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

March of Dimes New York Division Kicks Off New Spirit of Beauty Luncheon

March of Dimes New York Division Kicks Off New Spirit of Beauty Luncheon

The first-ever March of Dimes New York Division Spirit of Beauty Luncheon is set to take place May 12 at Cipriani in New York City and become an annual event. As a nonprofit, March of Dimes focuses on supporting pregnancy and baby health.

The Spirit of Beauty Luncheon will honor Sarah Brown, Vogue beauty director; Mally Roncal, Mally Beauty president and founder; and Jacquie Tractenberg, Tractenberg & Co. president.

Spilo Worldwide Adds New Vice President of Marketing

Spilo Worldwide Adds New Vice President of Marketing

Spilo Worldwide has appointed Nikola Cline as vice president of marketing.

Cline joins the professional-beauty manufacturer, master distributor and importer with more than 18 years of experience in the professional-beauty industry through top brands such as Paul Mitchell, Sebastian and Nexxus.

She most recently served as senior director of marketing for John Paul Mitchell Systems.

Cline has a wealth of experience in driving brand growth, developing award-winning products and forming global partnerships.

CPNA 2014 to Offer Free Code for Beauty Store Business Readers, Registration for Retail Beauty/OTC Stores Program Via Participating Rep Firms

CPNA 2014 Offers Free Code for Beauty Store Business Readers

Beauty Store Business readers can soon sign up for two free, three-day badges per company—a $270 value—to attend Cosmoprof North America 2014 July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, show officials have announced.

BSB readers can use the special "BEAUTY$14" code, they have added. Online registration to start the process will be open by April 15.