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Protecting Your Customers’ Information

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Security breaches are happening more frequently. Read on to discover how you can protect yourself and your customers.
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Protecting Your Customers’ Data

The mammoth security breach at Target stores over the 2013 holiday shopping season focused the nation on the reality of cybercrime and identity theft. Forty million people had credit or debit card numbers stolen in the attack and 70 million more had information--such as home addresses and phone numbers--taken by criminals. Target announced the attack on December 19 and just days later, Neiman Marcus reported it had also been the victim of a cyber attack during the holidays.

Protecting Sensitive Customer Data

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Credit card security breaches are happening more frequently. Take steps to avoid penalties and protect your customers.
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Protecting Sensitive Customer Data

Credit cards. What would today's retailer do without them? If you're like most merchants, you've found that the ubiquitous plastic card has become the default transaction tool for purchases large and small. But there's a hidden danger in being too cavalier about how your staff handles credit card transactions. You can be hit with costly fines and penalties if you ignore increasingly tight regulations governing the protection of customer data, especially if your violation leads to an actual release of customer information into criminal hands.

A Revolutionary Rebranding

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Fromm International rebrands its immense array of products to meet the ever-evolving needs of stylists and consumers alike.
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Sara Pirok, Fromm International

Fromm International has a long and storied history stretching back to 1907 when founder James Simon created handcrafted razor strops. But even with more than a century of innovations under its belt, the company shows no sign of slowing down.

Read the full story in the Beauty Store Business June Digital Edition.

[Photo of Sara Pirok by Armando Sanchez; Easel photo: Thinkstock]

Get The Look: The Vintage Matte Lip

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Get The Look: The Vintage Matte Lip

The vintage look is back, with dark, matte lip finishes against a pale complexion. Layering lip color atop foundation ensures long-lasting effects.

Get the steps to create this look in the Beauty Store Business May Digital Edition!

[Image: Thinkstock/iStock]

Juggling Your Work And Life

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Finding it hard to juggle life and work responsibilities? Here are expert tips to help you find a happy balance.
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As a business owner or manager, you’ve likely heard people talk about the importance of finding the right work/life balance. Well, guess what? That’s a myth. That’s right, there is no such thing as work/life balance. Let’s face it, a small business owner is going to spend more waking hours at the business than at home, particularly if you include the amount of business related tasks he does at home.

Editor's Note: Beauty Industry-FDA Negotiations Stall

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Editor's Note: Beauty Industry-FDA Negotiations Stall

Progress toward new federal legislation for beauty products in 2014 took one giant step backward, perhaps more, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a letter March 6 criticizing industry trade associations and their ongoing efforts to create it--and made that letter public.

“FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael R. Taylor expressed his ‘profound disappointment’ in industry proposals that he contends ‘would actually reduce FDA’s current ability to take action against dangerous cosmetics,’” reported The Wall Street Journal.

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