Features: Glow, Girl!

Lilit Caradanian, skin guru and founder of Elcie Cosmetics, shares her story and the secrets to finding success in the beauty industry.

Though the world first came to know her as the talented makeup artist and social media star behind Makeup By Lilit, Lilit Caradanian has since solidified herself as a tour de force in the beauty industry with her cosmetics line, Elcie Cosmetics (a play on her name’s initials, L.C.). Despite Elcie being a new brand, it’s already garnered a lot of attention among those looking to achieve a flawless face and glowing complexion.

CEO Spotlight: A Splash of Glitter

Christy Rose, Creator and Co-Owner of KBShimmer

Christy Rose is the Creator and Co-Owner of KBShimmer, a cosmetics company that produces bold nail polishes, body care products and unique accessories for manicures and pedicures. Rose left her day job in real estate to pursue her passion for crafting beautiful things that has now become a popular nail polish brand.

Features: Proactive Practices

30 things your employees can do when business is slow.

As a store manager, labor costs are the bane of your existence. It’s a constant battle to provide staff coverage during every possible shift and balance that with the cha-ching of labor dollars spilling away. What’s even more frustrating is when you have either very few, or no customers and you see your team standing around talking about the weekend or idly playing on their phones.

Product of the Month: Dream Hair

For hair transformations that wow, look to DreamCatchers to add length, color and volume to your customers' hair.

DreamCatchers is an established hair extensions brand bringing in over 20 years of experience in one of the fastest-growing categories in beauty. It launched in the United States in 2007 and has gained much popularity through its show presence, as the brand exhibits at 16 trade shows a year with its team of professional hairstylists and models in tow for marvelous demonstrations.

Retail Imports Increase Between School, Holiday Shopping Seasons

Cargo volume for 2016 is expected to see a 1.6% increase over last year, as consumers wrap up back-to-school shopping and retailers begin to stock shelves for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the retail trade association National Retail Federation and maritime research and informational services firm Hackett Associates.