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NY NOW Launches Retail Design Challenge with HGTV's Meg Caswell

NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, announced the launch of its inaugural Retail Design Challenge, hosted by HGTV designer Meg Caswell. The new program will allow NY NOW attendees to showcase their retail design skills by submitting photos of their own store designs for a chance win prizes including the opportunity to participate in an exclusive breakfast with Meg herself! For more information and to enter, visit www.nynow.com/retaildesignchallenge.

Features: Helen of Troy Goes Global

Amid many exciting changes companywide over the past could of years, this beauty powerhouse is now primed and positioned for global beauty takeover.

Helen of Troy, one of the hottest product developers in the professional beauty industry — boasting hair appliances, tools and popular brands such as Hot Tools and Gold ’N Hot, along with many other lines — has kept beauty retailers on their toes for years. The company prides itself in bringing innovation to market, as evidenced by its continuous new-product introductions. In recent years, the company has been shaking up its approach to the market in a greater way, with numerous changes and updates to its company structure, management and focus.

Features: Palladio Beauty Readies for Global Takeover

Combining beneficial beauty ingredients, on-trend color palettes, and Palladian architectural influence, this company is priming itself for worldwide renown.

Tom Winarick, President of Palladio Beauty, is no stranger to the cosmetic industry. His grandfather, Arthur Winarick, was a Russian immigrant who settled on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and became a barber who would go on to create one of the most iconic beauty products in America - Jeris Hair Tonic. Known for its neon-green formula, Jeris was formulated in the bathtub of Arthur Winarick’s apartment. He began selling it to local barbers within the Russian and Jewish communities, and eventually produced hair tonic and shaving lotions when he founded A.R. Winarick Inc.

The Last Page: Q&A with Leyla Milani

From Deal or No Deal to her own hair line - Leyla Milani shares the secret to her success with Beauty Store Business!

Leyla Milani made a huge impression as briefcase model #13 on the hit NBC show, Deal or No Deal. Known for her beautiful hair, she quickly became recognized around the world. Even Oprah had her on her show to praise her for her va-va-voom natural hair. Being an entrepreneur, Milani created Leyla Milani Hair to give her countless fans a chance to get her look through her luxurious line of clip-in extensions, styling tools and hair care.

Glam on the Go!

These beauty professionals and businesses are changing the game with convenient, all-in-one glam delivered straight to customers' doors.

It's the era of Uber, Airbnb and Grubhub; secret menus; and create-your-own options for everything from travel to food. These overnight business sensations seem to be sprouting up everywhere, each boasting the latest “big idea” in business and app technology. The reason for their success comes down to one thing: options. In virtually every industry, consumers are demanding the perfect blend of convenience and customizability—and the world of beauty is no different.

Salon Supply Store Cosmetology Scholarship

Salon Supply Store, announced details related to their first ever scholarship competition.

With a prize of $1,000, Salon Supply Store is seeking candidates currently enrolled in a cosmetology program. Open to students studying all forms of cosmetology including hairstyling, barbering, nails, and makeup application, the ideal candidate for selection will exhibit creativity, passion, and a commitment to advancing the art of cosmetology.