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Professional Beauty Product Diversion

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These notable cases show the various legal theories used in this controversial salon-industry topic.
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BSB Columnist and NYC lawyer Jean Warshaw

"Sold Only in Professional Salons." Those are fighting words throughout the beauty industry. They proclaim manufacturers’ and beauty salons’ desires to limit sales of many high-end professional-beauty products to salons. But large drugstore chains and discount retailers often sell products that have packages marked for sale in salons only. And they sell those products in competition with beauty salons despite the manufacturers’ and salons’ wishes.

Get ’Em Under Control

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It’s not enough to provide workers’ compensation insurance for your employees. With increasing premiums, you need to control costs too.
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Employers are grappling with a spike in workers’ compensation premiums after years of virtually level costs. Increasing accident rates and higher medical costs are contributing to the problem. But you can help control the damage by improving safety programs and informing employees about the shared costs of accidents. Workers’ compensation insurance, long a burr under the employer’s saddle, is gaining new prominence in the drive to protect profits.

In Their Element

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Elements Showcase provides a fresh take on the concept of a trade show, introducing buyers to the world of scents.
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The Elements Showcase was held on Jan. 30-31 at Skylight West in New York City. The show, which is advertised as a “curated” fragrance and design show, showcased the artistic side of the industry.

Beauty Coast to Coast

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Learn more about what trends and products are taking off in various regions of the United States.
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Whether your customers are Southern belles or West Coast trendsetters, you’ve probably noticed certain products flying off the shelves that help maintain their favorite styles. Regional differences in climate can also play into purchasing habits—such as a penchant for super-hydrating skin care in the arid Southwest or frizz-fighting formulas in the humid Southeast. We quizzed hairstylists, educators, store owners, nail techs, salon and spa owners, makeup artists and manufacturers to get the scoop on the looks and products taking off from coast to coast that you should be aware of.

Selling Your Business

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Here are expert tips on how you can avoid snafus in the sale while maximizing your profit.
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Editor’s note: This is Miriam V. Gold’s first column for Beauty Store Business. Jean Warshaw will return with her column in our July issue.

HBA Global Expo

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This event provides a unique perspective on the beauty industry.
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Courtesy of HBA Global Expo

In the shadow of famous landmarks that include the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, a thriving beauty industry exists in New York City. Many of the world’s largest beauty brands claim the Big Apple as home and, naturally, so do the companies that have built their businesses on serving them.

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