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...

Tom Winarick, President of Palladio Beauty, is no stranger to the cosmetic industry. His grandfather, Arthur Winarick, was a Russian immigrant who settled on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and became a barber who would go on to create one of the most iconic beauty products in America - Jeris Hair Tonic. Known for its neon-green formula, Jeris was formulated in the bathtub of Arthur Winarick’s apartment. He began selling it to local barbers within the Russian and Jewish communities, and...

Leyla Milani made a huge impression as briefcase model #13 on the hit NBC show, Deal or No Deal. Known for her beautiful hair, she quickly became recognized around the world. Even Oprah had her on her show to praise her for her va-va-voom natural hair. Being an entrepreneur, Milani created Leyla Milani Hair to give her countless fans a chance to get her look through her luxurious line of clip-in extensions, styling tools and hair care.

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It's the era of Uber, Airbnb and Grubhub; secret menus; and create-your-own options for everything from travel to food. These overnight business sensations seem to be sprouting up everywhere, each boasting the latest “big idea” in business and app technology. The reason for their success comes down to one thing: options. In virtually every industry, consumers are demanding the perfect blend of convenience and customizability—and the world of beauty is no different.

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Launched in January 2016, juice BEAUTY “Phyto-Pigments” Color offers 78 organic and antioxidant-rich makeup products for your customers. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is the creative director, makeup and worked with her team to develop this collection of high-performance makeup created with certified natural ingredients. It is a full makeup line designed with plant-derived Phyto-Pigments to create a flawless complexion for your customers.

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2016 beauty trends

Strobing, tie-dying, glitter beards - you may have heard some of these terms floating around on social media and assumed the ’70s were back. Luckily, that is not the case. But it does leave the question: What exactly are these trends anyway? More importantly, what do they mean for your beauty professionals?

The short answer: These trending topics are a great opportunity to show off tried-and-true products in a brand-new spotlight. But beyond that, these buzzwords bring with them a...