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.

PBA Distributor Event Set for April

2015 Distributor Executive Conference

The Professional Beauty Association’s 2015 Distributor Executive Conference, hosted by Neill Corp.-The Salon People, will take place April 8-9 in Hammond, Louisiana.

The annual event is designed as an educational and networking opportunity for independent beauty distributors of all sizes, and will include training, speakers and panel discussions focused on leading trends and topics of interest for today’s beauty distributors. There will also be a facilities tour.

Burmax Acquires Product Club

Beauty sundries provider Burmax Co. has acquired Product Club, which specializes in haircolor accessories and education. As part of Product Club's continued growth, Burmax intends to expand its new haircolor accessories division into the company's beauty school network.

Walgreens, Alliance Boots Finalize Merger

Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots have finalized their two-step merger launched in 2012 to form Walgreens Boots Alliance—marketed as the world's first global pharmacy-led health and well-being enterprise.

Booth Renters to Increasingly Drive the Salon Biz

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Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants & Resources

Booth renters are the fastest-growing segment in the salon world. So what are you—salon-industry manufacturers/marketers, distributors, chain salons, beauty store owners and managers, etc.—doing about it?

Those are my two major takeaways from a just-released, first-of-its kind, in-depth study by Professional Consultants & Resources.

Fascinating data from this 2011 Booth Rental Salon Market Study: Booth rentals already make up 35% of all U.S. salons, and in three years nearly 50% of all U.S. salons will offer some form of the booth-rental model.