The Beauty Bus Foundation held its 5th annual Beauty Drive on Sunday, April 27 at the California Science Center's Wallis Annenberg Building in Los Angeles.
This year the organization, which provides complimentary beauty services to terminally ill people and their caregivers, honored Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Deborah Carver, publisher and CEO of Creative Age Publications, which produces Beauty Store Business, in addition to six sister magazines and the hairstyle inspiration books, Inspire.
Consumers are expected to splurge slightly less as they spend for Mother's Day this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $162.94 on mom this year, down from a survey high of $168.94 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $19.9 billion.
The International Salon/Spa Business Network will present its 2014 Legend Award to Pat Parenty, president of the L’Oréal USA professional products division and SalonCentric, at its annual conference. This year's conference, “The Business of Being Social,” will take place at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, May 4-6.
Consumer research firm Nielsen and global information company The NPD Group have partnered to produce the quarterly U.S. Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. The comprehensive review of the U.S. beauty market performance spans both the prestige and mass retail channels.
Strength of Nature Global president Mario de la Guardia discusses his great success in the multicultural haircare market.
Mario de la Guardia, president of Strength of Nature Global, oversees an ever-growing empire that boasts 10 brands in the multicultural market—all produced in the company's 250,000-square-foot facility in Savannah, Georgia. With 200 employees and a presence in dozens of countries worldwide, there's no denying de la Guardia has a finger on the pulse of his target consumers, African-American women and Latinas. In fact, thanks to recent acquisitions of three brands from Unilever, his business is now expanding to a second shift, operating 16 hours per day to meet demand.