beauty retail

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.

Topspin Partners Acquires a Majority Interest in JD Beauty Group

Topspin Partners—a private equity firm based in Mamaroneck, New York, that makes control investments in profitable and established lower middle-market businesses—has announced that it has acquired a majority interest in JD Beauty Group, the designer and marketer of branded, professional-quality hairbrushes and beauty care accessories. Other details of the deal weren’t announced.

eSalon Surveys Its Customers On Their Haircolor Habits

For National Color Day (Oct. 22) eSalon—the custom, at-home haircolor and care brand—surveyed 2,500 of its customers about hair color, including graying, celebrity looks and hair color in stores. Its findings include:

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Manage All Your Social Media With a Single Tool

Manage All Your Social Media With a Single Tool
There are dozens of services that help you manage your social media effectively. Here are a handful of top sites.

Beauty stores looking for a single tool to manage their social media presence across all networks can take heart: Dozens of all-in-one solutions are available that will make the most of your presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on. "We use a service called Shoutlet, which is a similar paid platform like Hootsuite, but a little more robust and full featured," says Rudy Falco, COO of AVEYOU Beauty Boutique. "These tools are useful, mainly because they save time.

Ultra/Standard Distributors Acquires TextureMedia

Ultra/Standard Distributors has a new acquisition: TextureMedia, a social-media haircare community for multicultural beauty consumers. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Coleman-Harrison Debuts in the Midwest & the Northeast

After years of professional-beauty manufacturers' rep firms-sector consolidation and the race to become national (and international), a new, major player is suddenly on the scene in the Midwest and the Northeast territories: Coleman-Harrison, a company headed up by rep veterans Charlie Coleman, Tom Harrison and Chris Gunderson.

Coleman and Harrison are the co-principals of the Midwest and Northeast territories of Coleman-Harrison, and Gunderson is their partner in the Northeast, Beauty Store Business has learned