beauty business

Define Success?

Define Success?
Finding your personal meaning of success is key to reaching your goals.

What's it all for? You work hard. Really hard. You endure long hours, managing multiple personalities among your staff, working with impossible budgets, desperately trying to keep your labor costs in check and the list goes on. To say that your work life is stressful is an understatement.

But you are more than just a cog in the wheel of the retail industry. You're so much more than that. You bring to the table experience, determination, a knack for details and an uncanny ability to get the most from people you work with. So why not take all this effort and give it meaning?

The Pibbs Dynasty

From Italy to the United States, how one of beauty's biggest families created its American dream.

Walking into a hair salon, you are greeted by the receptionist and quickly whisked away to your stylist, who gives you a consultation before escorting you to the shampoo bowl. Perhaps you receive a color application, a keratin treatment or deep conditioning for your split ends as you contemplate how you would like to style your hair. Once you are seated in the stylist's chair following your shampoo, you observe many styling tools housed in various industry-specific holders.

ULTA Beauty's Hair-Salon Business Keeps On Growing

Every ULTA Beauty store has a hair salon in it—and that core-service part of the nationwide beauty-retail chain's business continues to post impressive increases.

In ULTA Beauty's financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2015 (the 13-week period that ended Oct. 31) announced Dec. 3, salon sales increased 20% to $51.7 million—compared to $43.1 million in its third quarter of fiscal 2014.

Optimize Your Mobile Email Marketing

Optimize Your Mobile Email Marketing
Don't miss out on this crucial tool.

Beauty store email marketers operating without significant, robust accommodations for mobile device users are leaving trunks of money on the table, according to two new reports on email usage. "We have been optimizing our emails for all devices, including mobile, for some time now," says Rudy Falco, COO of AVEYOU Beauty Boutique. "This is 100% necessary, as I believe that more people receive their email on phones and tablets than they do on desktop computers."

Congressman Sessions Introduces The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 4075, The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, Nov. 18.

"This legislation reforms and improves the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to streamline and strengthen consumer safety requirements without strangling small businesses in the cosmetic industry with onerous regulations," said Sessions, who is Chairman of the House Rules Committee.

Cosmoprof North America to Add More Show Hours and Change Meeting Room Hours Next July

Based on many requests from attendees as well as exhibitors for more time to meet and conduct business, Cosmoprof North America 2016 will have one more hour that its trade-show floor will be open on both the second and third days, show officials have told Beauty Store Business. Each of those days the show floor will open up one hour earlier than at Cosmoprof North America 2015.