beauty business

All U.S. Sally Beauty Supply Stores to Roll Out Nail Studios

All U.S. Sally Beauty Supply stores should have Nail Studios with more than 750 shades of nail polishes near their entrances by January 2015, a top Sally Beauty Holdings executive said Nov. 13 in a conference call with analysts discussing the company's fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014 financial results released the same day.

Beauty Stocking Stuffers to Take Off This Holiday Season

Small items, makeup and fragrances are expected to take front and center this coming holiday season, according to the NPD HIGHLIGHTS: Beauty Holiday 2014 Outlook.

PBA Introduces New Membership Experience

The Professional Beauty Association has introduced a new membership structure to accommodate its growing membership and to continue to craft a value-based experience for its members.

The new structure consists of three new membership types: Business Member, Individual Member and E-Member.

NY NOW Winter 2015 Announces Seminar Schedule

Educational sessions will complement product finds and special after-hour events during the winter edition of NY NOW, The Market for Home + Lifestyle, Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Industry experts will share design and color trends, social-media and related marketing strategies, the basics of importing and other business-building advice.

BeautyKind.us Merges Beauty Shopping, Philanthropy

A new beauty platform has emerged allowing consumers to shop for beauty products and donate 5% of the purchase price of each product to a cause of their choice, all at the same time, through BeautyKind.us. The newly launched ecommerce site offers customers prestige makeup, skin care, fragrances, hair and nail products.

Shoppers Want to Chat With Brands on Mobile Devices

A recent study of more than 2,100 U.S. residents found that 62% of them expect live chat to be available on mobile devices, and 82% would use it. The survey, which was commissioned by Moxie Software, also identified the rising trend of live online chat for sales and support assistance and found that 75% of survey respondents would prefer to use live online chat versus calling to speak with an agent.