Ever since Clarisonic launched its cleansing brushes and was thereafter purchased by L'Oreal, people—as in brands, manufacturers and consumers—have been paying attention to the at-home skincare device category. Beyond the cleansing brush, there are now at-home rejuvenating IPLs (Intense Pulsated Lights); at-home anti-acne devices; at-home hair-removal lasers; and more. How large is this category? And who are the players? Are these devices a fad or a trend?

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Disputes and lawsuits are part of the American way of doing business. You can control when you are the plaintiff bringing a lawsuit, but being sue is usually a major unanticipated and resented disruption. Businesspeople want to know if their companies will be sued so they can anticipate and plan for their resources and expenses, but unfortunately lawyers can't see into the future to know when businesses will find themselves hauled into court as defendants. Your beauty store business may not...

Step 1: Apply pomade evenly through the hair. We like Woody's Quality Grooming Headwax.

Step 2: Use a rattail comb—such as The Cricket Co.'s Rattail Comb from the Ultra Smooth Cutting Comb Collection—to comb hair back and away from the face and evenly distribute the pomade.

Step 3: Part the hair on the preferred side.

Step 4: Use a boar bristle brush—...

Today, it's difficult to imagine a time when the words "natural" or "organic" seemed to scream "poorly performing" when it came to beauty products. But how the times have changed! And well before everyone was hopping on the all-natural bandwagon, Giovanni Cosmetics (giovannicosmetics.com) was innovating in this very category, making the terms "high-performance" and "all-natural" not only symbiotic, but synonymous.

Since its founding in...

The winter edition of NY NOW, THE MARKET FOR HOME + LIFESTYLE, will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2015, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Specifically, Personal Care + Wellness in LIFESTYLE is set for Feb. 1-4. If you want to offer interesting beauty products, this twice-a-year trade show is a must-attend. Check out nynow.com or call 800.272.SHOW for the latest about the upcoming winter edition. (See page...

Sporting a diverse background - forays in chemistry, food and winemaking - Sherri Sebastian always knew she'd find herself steeped in the science of fragrance. She began as a professional perfumer in New York, developing scents for major brands, including Coty and Estée Lauder, but Sebastian eventually recognized the need for fragrances designed to satisfy the growing legions of customers who seek artisan and eco-friendly solutions.

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