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Carranza Named President of R+Co

Reuben Carranza, president of R+Co

Reuben Carranza is the president of R+Co, a new professional haircare line launching in May, as announced by Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for artist-driven beauty brands, for which Carranza oversees the development of innovative brands and education platforms the brand is launching.

R+Co brings together a collective of top stylists, led by Howard McLaren, Thom Priano and Garren, to celebrate the culture of hairdressing, provide high-performance products created from a unique point of view and offer groundbreaking education.

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Beauty Store Business attended the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' 2014 Cosmetic/Technical Regulatory Forum March 6 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, California. One of the many topics discussed there was pending state legislation across the United States banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products.

After the event, we asked Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs at the Professional Beauty Association—who also attended the ICMAD forum—for an update.

Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Reuben Carranza has joined Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for prestige artist-driven beauty brands, as president of specialty brands. He will oversee the development of several new innovative brands and education platforms that will be launching over the next several years, including a few that will be introduced in 2014.

Carranza Leaves Wella, the Salon Professional Division of Procter & Gamble; Salon Veteran Mauceri Named New North America Leader

Carranza Leaves P&G's Wella, Mauceri Named New North America Leader

Salvatore Mauceri is Wella’s new North America leader. Mauceri (pictured) is replacing Reuben Carranza, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

Free U.S. PINCHme Sampling Site With Many Beauty Products to Debut in October

Free U.S. PINCHme Sampling Site With Many Beauty Products to Debut

On your mark. Get set. Go! Launching this October in the United States with a totally new concept will be PINCHme. It's a revolutionary digital platform that will allow its members to sample up to four consumer packaged goods of their choice—from beauty and personal-care products to food and home supplies—every week at no cost whatsoever in exchange for their feedback about the products.

Lynelle Lynch: A Star in Beauty Education

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Lynelle Lynch: A Star in Beauty Education

Many times what starts out as a life challenge can turn into a life-changing event that reaches far beyond our dreams. One such challenge faced Lynelle Lynch (pictured) seven years ago when the manager of San Diego area-based Bellus Academy for more than 30 years passed away.