California

California Legislation Allows Barbers, Beauticians to Serve Alcohol

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Bill AB 1322, which allows beauticians and barbers to serve alcoholic beverages in their shops without a license. The bill, which was sponsored by California assembly members Tom Daly and Scot Wilk, was originally introduced in February 2015 and was signed into law Sept. 28, 2016.

Beauty Collection to Open a Boutique in Marina del Rey, California

Beauty Collection's sixth brick-and-mortar site in Southern California will be in Marina del Rey. The grand opening has been set for May 14.

It will be a 2,100-square-foot boutique at 4722 Admiralty Way (90292). The same services (facials, massages, waxing bar, makeovers, etc.) and key beauty brands (with just a very few exceptions) will be offered as the regional salon/spa-store chain's other sites in Manhattan Beach, Corona del Mar/Newport Beach, Malibu, West Hollywood and Calabasas.

Skinfix Merges With SweetSpot LABS

Skinfix—a Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based supplier that markets itself as the expert in natural, clinically-proven, skincare solutions for the whole family and debuted its brand in the United States last year—has merged with SweetSpot LABS—a Culver City, California-based line of feminine skin care designed by women for women that uses natural ingredients.