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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.

Beauty & The Law: Recent Developments In Regulating Soaps

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Find out the latest on triclosan and microbeads.
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Jean Warshaw

What do antibacterial soaps and fake mustaches have in common? They are cosmetics. They both fit the definition of "cosmetic" under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the federal law that governs cosmetics as well as foods and drugs.

NRF Requests Review of Swipe Fee Ruling

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The National Retail Federation has told the U.S. Supreme Court that the debate over debit card swipe fees is “of staggering importance” and has asked the justices to review a ruling that left the Federal Reserve’s cap on the billions of transactions conducted each year at 21 cents rather than reducing it to a lower level.

How to Turn Negative Workers into Positive Performers

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Follow this advice to turn workers' attitudes from the dark side to more productive, positive ones.
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How to Turn Negative Workers into Positive Performers

Do your employees play well with shoppers? Do they engage with the public in ways that spark sales and promote loyalty? In the best of worlds you would always answer "yes." The fact is every business has some employees who have a tendency to look on the dark side of things—a habit that can create negative interactions with customers. And even the sunniest workers have bad days. The cause might be a perceived snub from a supervisor. Or maybe it's a marital crisis or a financial issue. Whatever the reason, the result is the same: a grumpy employee who alienates customers.

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