Eastern Buying Conference to Be Held in New Venue

Officials of the Northeast Beauty Rep Association—which has hosted the Eastern Buying Conference and its predecessor, The NEBRA Show, annually since 1982—are excitedly welcoming a new venue this year.

The 2015 manufacturers rep firms' trade show will take place Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, inside the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

Setup is Friday, April 17, and the host hotel is the Holiday Inn Somerset.

The show floor is sold out, EBC show manager Patty Paletto has told Beauty Store Business. Launches Salon-, Spa-Booking Functionality

Allure, The Beauty Expert, has launched seamless salon- and spa-booking functionality on In collaboration with BeautyBooked, an online beauty-booking service, women can now search for and book appointments with salons and spas directly from’s Salon & Spa Directory of editorial reviews.

Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

Bob Bernstein, founder and former CEO of Beauty Brands, has told The Kansas City Star that an unnamed California private-equity firm now has a controlling interest in the regional beauty-retailer chain and two ex-ULTA Beauty executives are now leading the business.

Beauty Store Business posted links on its Twitter and Facebook pages to the Jan. 10 news story the same day that it was published online by the newspaper.

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DermStore Opens Flagship Store in Southern California


DermStore opened its flagship store in Hermosa Beach, California, on March 19. It boasts an expansive retail selection of products synonymous with DermStore online, as well as a hair salon and a spa featuring treatments from brands such as Decleor, Eminence, Phytomer and YonKa.