Coleman-Harrison Debuts in the Midwest & the Northeast

After years of professional-beauty manufacturers' rep firms-sector consolidation and the race to become national (and international), a new, major player is suddenly on the scene in the Midwest and the Northeast territories: Coleman-Harrison, a company headed up by rep veterans Charlie Coleman, Tom Harrison and Chris Gunderson.

Coleman and Harrison are the co-principals of the Midwest and Northeast territories of Coleman-Harrison, and Gunderson is their partner in the Northeast, Beauty Store Business has learned

Spinks Promoted to President of Beauty Systems Group

Mark Spinks—most recently the COO of Beauty Systems Group—has been promoted to president of Sally Beauty Holdings' professional-products distributorship, replacing longtime BSG president John Golliher.

Brickman Succeeds Winterhalter as Sally Beauty Holdings CEO

Sally Beauty Holdings announced Feb. 5 that president and COO Chris Brickman succeeded Gary Winterhalter as CEO effective Feb. 1, 2015. Winterhalter will continue to serve the company as executive chairman of the board of directors.

All U.S. Sally Beauty Supply Stores to Roll Out Nail Studios

All U.S. Sally Beauty Supply stores should have Nail Studios with more than 750 shades of nail polishes near their entrances by January 2015, a top Sally Beauty Holdings executive said Nov. 13 in a conference call with analysts discussing the company's fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014 financial results released the same day.

Essential Salon Products Sells 12 Professional-Only Stores to Beauty Systems Group and its Direct Sales Division to Kao USA

ESP Sells 12 Professional-Only Stores to BSG and its Direct Sales to Kao USA

Sally Beauty Holdings announced on May 31 the purchase of certain assets of Essential Salon Products by its professional products-distribution subsidiary Beauty Systems Group.

And Kao USA, subsidiary of Kao Corp., has announced separately that it acquired the direct sales division of Essential Salon Products—which sells exclusive Goldwell and KMS California salon products in the New England area–effective May 31.