Scott Hagstrom

Features: Helen of Troy Goes Global

Amid many exciting changes companywide over the past could of years, this beauty powerhouse is now primed and positioned for global beauty takeover.

Helen of Troy, one of the hottest product developers in the professional beauty industry — boasting hair appliances, tools and popular brands such as Hot Tools and Gold ’N Hot, along with many other lines — has kept beauty retailers on their toes for years. The company prides itself in bringing innovation to market, as evidenced by its continuous new-product introductions. In recent years, the company has been shaking up its approach to the market in a greater way, with numerous changes and updates to its company structure, management and focus.

Three New Distributors Join PBA Council

Three New Distributors Join Professional Beauty Association Leadership Council

Karl Sweis of Torrance, California-based Sweis Inc., Brandon Ranney of Pine Brook, New Jersey-based Creative Salon Concepts and Paul Gauvin of Fitchburg, Massachusetts-based WS Beauty Supply are newly elected members of the Professional Beauty Association's Distributor Leadership Council. They join Renee Shakour of Holliston, Massachusetts-based Essential Salon Products, who was re-elected.

All are serving as volunteers between Sept. 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2014.