ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Beauty Pitch Final 5

Who will walk away from PBA’s Beauty Week with the deal of a lifetime?

This year’s Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beauty Week, hosted by Cosmoprof North America, will kick off with an event unlike any other. Its much-anticipated Beauty Pitch event will feature five finalists presenting their businesses, before a live audience, to a celebrity panel and potential investors with the ultimate goal of taking their company to the next level.

Paula Malloy Joins TKG

Paula Malloy, director of new business development, TKG

The Kirschner Group has added Paula Malloy to its team as director of new business development.

Malloy will focus on identifying business growth opportunities and will develop implementation plans for those new projects.

Spirit of Life Opens Silent Auction With Electronic Bidding

Spirit of Life Awards Gala

The City of Hope 2014 Spirit of Life Award Gala, entitled "Celebrating Cures" and honoring Harlan Kirschner of The Kirschner Group, has opened this year's silent auction with a new electronic bidding system.

The new system allows bidding to be done through cell phones and on computers—hosted by AuctionsByCellular—allowing bidding anytime and anywhere, up to the close of the auction. Users even get an update when they're outbid.

City of Hope Honors Kirschner With Spirit of Life Award

City of Hope Honors Kirschner With Spirit of Life Award

Harlan Kirschner, CEO of international professional-beauty manufacturers rep group The Kirschner Group, will receive the 2014 Spirit of Life Award during City of Hope's professional salon industry event July 12 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

Caris Named President of The Kirschner Group

Caris Named President of The Kirschner Group

Since May 1, there has been a new president of The Kirschner Group: Jane Caris. Caris has replaced Harlan Kirschner, who is now CEO of the professional-beauty global sales and merchandising organization.

“Jane has been with our organization for more than four years,” says Kirschner. “During this time, she has done an excellent job of taking over the responsibility of our day-to-day operations. This shift in duties has allowed me to become more strategic, forward-thinking and big-picture focused in my role.