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Americans Ready for Independence Day

More than 156 million consumers—nearly two thirds of those celebrating, are planning to take part in the patriotic holiday by attending a cookout, picnic or barbecue, spending an average of $71.23 per household, up from $68.16 last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Industry Experts Headline CITY Awards

The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) has announced its three esteemed beauty business leaders for its 11th annual Cosmetic Innovators of the year Awards. The event will honor innovation and creativity in beauty product manufacturing and distribution July 13 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, during Cosmoprof North America.

Influenster Launches On-The-Go Beauty Shopping App

Product discovery and reviews platform Influenster has launched its new and improved mobile app for the iPhone and iPad. The Influenster app is designed to be the on-the-go shopping companion for members to compare products, write instant reviews and discover new products along the way. This mobile upgrade, alongside the unveiling of the brand new look and capabilities of Influenster.com, is set to offer users a seamless, immersive social experience that fully integrates products into their everyday lives.

Skincare Spotlight: Teenage Skin Care 101

Understand the importance of teaching teenagers good skincare habits to sell more products.

I was 15 when my grandmother first took me to see an esthetician for a facial. This was on top of the fact that my father is a dermatologist and was carefully looking at my skin and the emergence of a few pimples here and there. My grandma told me that while my father was always going to be able to fix pimples, the esthetician would be able to teach me how to prevent them. She would teach me about skin health care. I am forever grateful for that first facial visit.

Features: I'm Ready for My Close-Up

No matter how clean and stylish you think your store is, it can always be improved. Read on for eight store makeover tips that won't break the bank.

With an improving economy, a drop in unemployment, and an overall better fiscal outlook, stores are beginning to see more customers. Finally. Just as you are experiencing an uptick, so are your competitors. If you want to attract and keep potential new customers, it may be time to give your store the ultimate makeover. Your customers are always seeking a makeover for themselves, so why can't your store go through one too? Sometimes all we need is just a little freshening up, a thorough cleaning, or some small changes to make people notice. Other times, we need something more drastic.

PBA Appoints New Director of Marketing, Communications

The Professional Beauty Association has announced Jody Ryan as its new director of marketing & communication. She joins the PBA with more than 17 years of marketing communications experience, including marketing, media, brand engagement and strategic planning.