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Birchbox, Us Weekly to Offer Red Carpet-Inspired Birchbox

Birchbox, Us Weekly Offer Red Carpet Inspired Birchbox

Online discovery-retail company Birchbox is partnering with Us Weekly to offer its customers a special-edition Birchbox, inspired by the season’s most iconic red-carpet looks and handpicked by Us Weekly beauty director Gwen Flamberg.

Great Clips Names New President, COO

Great Clips Names New President, COO

Great Clips has a new president. Steve Hockett, formerly COO of the Minneapolis-based salon franchise, assumed the role Jan. 1, upon former president Charlie Simpson’s semi-retirement.

Hockett’s 25-year tenure at Great Clips began as a franchisee, and over the years has included the roles of marketing manager, regional director, vice president of operations and, most recently, COO. His time at Great Clips was also broken up by stints as president of FranChoice and president of Rapid Refill.

Retailers Appeal Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

Retailers Appeal Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

The National Retail Federation is appealing the approximate $6 billion class-action settlement approved by a U.S. District Court concerning credit card swipe fees.

The lawsuit was initially filed by merchants against Visa and MasterCard nearly a decade ago. The merchants claim that the two major credit card companies charge merchants excessive and exploitative fees for accepting the payment cards from customers.

Bodyography Launches Skincare Line

Bodyography Launches Skincare Line

Bodyography Professional Cosmetics has introduced a skincare line: BodyographySKIN.

The line of seven products for all skin types is an extension of the brand philosophy of the makeup line—formulated without parabens or sulfates and PETA-approved as a cruelty-free line.

BSB’s Top 10 Articles of 2013

BSB’s Top 10 Articles of 2013

The business of beauty was in full swing in 2013 as new beauty products, services and businesses emerged, while changes to longtime beauty businesses persisted in the forms of acquisitions, executive moves and expansions.

While we await all that’s in store for beauty in 2014, why not review the headlines that caught our attention in 2013? Here’s Beauty Store Business’ Top 10 articles of 2013.

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NY NOW Welcomes More Than 350 International Companies

NY NOW Welcomes More Than 350 International Companies

More than 350 international suppliers from 55 countries will be among the 2,800 exhibiting companies at the winter 2014 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF), at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and the Passenger Ship Terminal’s Pier 94 in New York City Feb. 1-6.