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Allure.com Launches Salon-, Spa-Booking Functionality

Allure, The Beauty Expert, has launched seamless salon- and spa-booking functionality on allure.com. In collaboration with BeautyBooked, an online beauty-booking service, women can now search for and book appointments with salons and spas directly from allure.com’s Salon & Spa Directory of editorial reviews.

Beauty & The Law: Recent Developments In Regulating Soaps

Jean Warshaw
Find out the latest on triclosan and microbeads.

What do antibacterial soaps and fake mustaches have in common? They are cosmetics. They both fit the definition of "cosmetic" under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the federal law that governs cosmetics as well as foods and drugs.

NRF Requests Review of Swipe Fee Ruling

The National Retail Federation has told the U.S. Supreme Court that the debate over debit card swipe fees is “of staggering importance” and has asked the justices to review a ruling that left the Federal Reserve’s cap on the billions of transactions conducted each year at 21 cents rather than reducing it to a lower level.

How to Turn Negative Workers into Positive Performers

How to Turn Negative Workers into Positive Performers
Follow this advice to turn workers' attitudes from the dark side to more productive, positive ones.

Do your employees play well with shoppers? Do they engage with the public in ways that spark sales and promote loyalty? In the best of worlds you would always answer "yes." The fact is every business has some employees who have a tendency to look on the dark side of things—a habit that can create negative interactions with customers. And even the sunniest workers have bad days. The cause might be a perceived snub from a supervisor. Or maybe it's a marital crisis or a financial issue. Whatever the reason, the result is the same: a grumpy employee who alienates customers.

Emery to Join Cortex USA Sept. 1 as CEO

Emery to Join Cortex USA Sept. 1 as CEO

Longtime salon-industry executive Gregg Emery will be the new CEO of Cortex USA effective Sept. 1, Beauty Store Business has learned.

"It's a great opportunity to bring truly professional lines to the salon industry," Emery told BSB Aug. 18.

Established in 2004, Cortex is a supplier of advanced and fashion-forward products for both professional and home use—including blow-dryers, flat irons, curling irons, hairbrushes and other haircare items.

The PBA's Executive Director Writes an "Open Letter" to the Industry Regarding Deregulation

PBA's "Open Letter" to Industry Re: Deregulation

The executive director of the Professional Beauty Association has written an "open letter" to the professional-beauty industry about deregulation and the national attention it has recently received.