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NRF Launches Small Business Retail Council

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The National Retail Federation has announced the formation of the Small Business Retail Council to organize, recruit and engage main street merchants and independent community retailers in grassroots advocacy activities. The council will represent and be responsive to the needs, concerns and interests of local shops, and provide the association’s small business members a forum to discuss the most pressing public policy issues and priorities.

Skincare Spotlight: Facial Oils—Liquid Gold or Greasy Nightmare?

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Tackle beauty-oil questions and recommendations with savvy.
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Ada S. Polla

The word “oil-free” has long been one of the most prized words used in skin care; in particular, when recommending products to younger, oilier skin types. However, not all oils are evil. Not only do oils not break out the skin, they have a myriad of therapeutic properties. Indeed, one of the most feared skincare ingredients—oil—was used by Cleopatra to alleviate the drying effect of the desert on her skin.

NY NOW Awards Personal-Care Products

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TOCCA Holiday Candela Collection

Five companies from across the United States and Canada have been named Personal Care + Wellness Best New Product Award winners for the 2014 summer edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF).

Wig & Hairpiece Stores Market to Rise

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Over the next five years, revenue for the wig and hairpiece stores industry is projected to rise, according to market-research firm IBISWorld’s updated Wig & Hairpiece Stores in the US industry report . The industry will primarily benefit from improving per capita disposable income, which will boost demand for discretionary purchases of wigs and hairpieces.

Skincare Spotlight: Highlights From the WWD Beauty CEO Summit

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Consider these powerful insights from industry leaders Gail Federici, Amy Errett and Alli Webb.
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Ada S. Polla

The Biannual WWD Beauty CEO Summit, held May 7-9 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, brought together more than 300 beauty executives, both "Davids" and "Goliaths," industry giants and newcomers. The theme of this year's summit was Metamorphosis, and Winston Churchill's famous quote was regularly referenced: "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

Read about highlights from three of the most powerful presentations in the Beauty Store Business August digital edition!

Allure.com Launches Salon-, Spa-Booking Functionality

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Allure, The Beauty Expert, has launched seamless salon- and spa-booking functionality on allure.com. In collaboration with BeautyBooked, an online beauty-booking service, women can now search for and book appointments with salons and spas directly from allure.com’s Salon & Spa Directory of editorial reviews.

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