beauty business

Romancing the Loan

Romancing the Loan
Here are expert tips on how to court banks for favorable terms on business loans.

Here’s some good news for anyone seeking a loan: Banks are showing new signs of vigor after a long period of infirmity following the financial meltdown of 2008. “Bank profits are up, and most have paid back the money they received under the federal Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP),” says Bill McDermott, CEO of Atlanta-based McDermott Financial Solutions (mcdfs.com). A healthier banking sector couldn’t come at a better time.

Federal Bill Introduced on Oversight of Personal-Care Products

On April 20, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) introduced and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) co-sponsored the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which they say will protect consumers and streamline industry compliance by strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate ingredients in personal-care products.

CPNA Launches TONES OF BEAUTY and DISCOVER SCENT

CPNA Launches TONES OF BEAUTY and DISCOVER SCENT
Cosmoprof North America marketing director Daniela Ciocan unveils two new special-product sections and exciting show experiences.

Whether you've attended Cosmoprof North America every year for the past decade or 2015 is your first experience, July's trade show in Las Vegas is shaping up to be one of the best yet, according to CPNA marketing director Daniela Ciocan. A new show-floor layout, two new can't-miss product sections and unique scent experiences guarantee an experience that you won't soon forget.

In the Pink

In the Pink
Pink Pewter, headed by forward-thinking designer Mireya Villarreal, finds success by transforming hairstyles—and lives—through her multitasking hair accessories.

Mireya Villarreal, founder and designer at Pink Pewter in Bartlett, Illinois, literally grew up in the beauty industry, spending her formative years in her mother's nearby hair salon in Melrose Park, a small suburban town in the Chicago area. And though she eventually achieved plenty of success as a hairstylist in her own right—working behind the scenes for runway models and music performers—she found a new calling as an accessories designer in 2006 when she began handcrafting pieces for her 5-year-old daughter.

Rx For Health Insurance Costs

Rx For Health Insurance Costs
Obamacare brings opportunities and complexities to the subject of affordable healthcare. Here’s a rundown of the act and select alternatives.

Finding quality, affordable health insurance has never been easy. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010 and also known as “Obamacare,” was introduced in part to solve the health insurance conundrum for employers. Has the law succeeded? Reports from the field suggest that the ACA in its early stages can best be described as “a mixed bag.” “Some smaller employers may have gotten better deals under the ACA,” says Adam C. Solander, an associate at the law firm of Epstein Becker Green (ebglaw.com) in Washington, D.C.

At ULTA Beauty: Taake to Retire, Kimbell's Role Expanded & Two Merchandising Executives Promoted

Janet Taake (pictured), chief merchandising officer of ULTA Beauty, is retiring May 2 after spending six years at the nationwide salon-store chain.