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Features: Amp Up Your Beauty Store!

Get your brick and mortar out of its doldrums. Here are nine expert tips to get--and keep--you ahead of the competition.

What kind of start has 2015 been for your store? Are you still doing things the same way you've done them for years or are you ready to make some killer changes? It's time to let go of your old ways and take a different approach. It's easy to get stuck in a rut. It's safe. It's comfortable. Frankly, it's effortless. And as long as your competition is doing the exact same thing, it's okay. But you know they're not. They're making changes--and perhaps some good ones. Therefore, you need to get ahead of the curve. Sometimes all anyone needs is a gentle push in the right direction.

Better Economy Leads to Growth for Salon Services, Products

Total revenues for all salon-industry services—hair, skin and nails—plus salon retail grew at a respectable 3.1%, according to the new 2014 Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, a leading salon-industry strategic-consulting and data-source company.

The total U.S. salon haircare market segment (services and retail) registered $67.02 billion, representing growth of 3.2%. There are nearly 303,000 salons and barbershops in the United States that use and sell salon haircare products.

CPNA 2015 Announces Special Code For Beauty Store Business Readers

Beauty Store Business readers will once again be able to sign up online for complimentary three-day badges to attend Cosmoprof North America this July at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This program is designed to support the beauty-retail/OTC market.

Eastern Buying Conference to Be Held in New Venue

Officials of the Northeast Beauty Rep Association—which has hosted the Eastern Buying Conference and its predecessor, The NEBRA Show, annually since 1982—are excitedly welcoming a new venue this year.

The 2015 manufacturers rep firms' trade show will take place Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, inside the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

Setup is Friday, April 17, and the host hotel is the Holiday Inn Somerset.

The show floor is sold out, EBC show manager Patty Paletto has told Beauty Store Business.

ACLU, TSA Reach Agreement on Profiling Black Hair

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the Transportation Security Administration recently reached an agreement in which the TSA will conduct trainings for TSA agents throughout the country with a special emphasis on hair pat-downs of black female travelers.

The agreement follows a complaint submitted by the ACLU against unnecessary, unreasonable and racially discriminatory hair searches that single out black women at airports.

Beauty Pitch With Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria to Debut at PBA Beauty Week 2015

The Professional Beauty Association and Cosmoprof North America have partnered to launch Beauty Pitch—the ultimate brand presentation for beauty entrepreneurs at PBA Beauty Week 2015.