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Ultra/Standard Distributors Acquires TextureMedia

Ultra/Standard Distributors has a new acquisition: TextureMedia, a social-media haircare community for multicultural beauty consumers. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

American International Industries Acquires Hollywood Fashion Secrets Brand

American International Industries announced Aug. 27 the acquisition of the Hollywood Fashion Secrets brand. Terms and details of the deal by the privately held, multiple-brands pro- and mass-beauty supplier weren't provided.

Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Category Grows 7.1%

Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants & Resources

Salon and professional beauty appliances and shears grew 7.1% as a category in 2012, according to the new 2012 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, which provides market intelligence and data research for the U.S. salon and professional-beauty industry. Note that the 7.1% growth is 18% greater than the overall salon industry’s growth rate of 6% for the same time frame.

Waxelene Now Offered at 800-Plus Retail Sites

Waxelene now offered at 800-plus retail sites

Waxelene—marketed as "the eco-friendly alternative to petroleum jelly"—has announced that it's now being sold in Bed Bath & Beyond stores, bringing the number of retail locations carrying the product to more than 800 across all 50 states and Canada.

That includes at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy as well as at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and at Whole Foods Market.