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Coty Announces Retirement of OPI's Founder/CEO, a New Role for Schaeffer & a New GM in 2014

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Coty Announces Retirement of OPI's Founder/CEO, a New Role for Him & a New GM

Coty announced Nov. 21 the retirement of OPI founder and CEO George Schaeffer. The beauty-industry legend will continue to work with OPI's management team through a newly created role as OPI's strategic board adviser.

The global beauty company also announced that it has appointed Mary van Praag (pictured) to OPI general manager. She will begin her new role on Jan. 1, 2014, replacing John Heffner, who has left OPI to become CEO of Drybar.

Unilever to Sell Soft & Beautiful, TCB, Pro-Line Comb-Thru to Strength of Nature

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Unilever to Sell Soft & Beautiful, TCB, Pro-Line Comb-Thru to Strength of Nature

Unilever announced Nov. 19 that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Pro-Line Comb-Thru brands to Strength of Nature for an undisclosed amount. The sale excludes TCB’s business in Africa.

Sally Beauty Holdings Names New Sally Beauty Supply President

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Sally Beauty Holdings Names New Sally Beauty Supply President

Tobin Anderson has been appointed president of Sally Beauty Supply, Sally Beauty Holdings has announced. Anderson has been serving as senior vice president of Sally Beauty Supply, overseeing the Sally Beauty merchandising and marketing departments.

He will continue to report to Gary Winterhalter, Sally Beauty Holdings chairman and CEO.

Prior to joining the company, he held numerous executive positions at Lenscrafters, Crabtree & Evelyn, Bath & Body Works and May Department Stores.

Target’s Beauty Concierge Program Expands to Additional U.S. Markets

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Target’s Beauty Concierge Program Expands to Additional U.S. Markets

Target has expanded its ever-growing Beauty Concierge program to 95 stores in New York, New Jersey, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Dallas-Fort Worth market. "We’re thrilled with the early success of the Beauty Concierge program and its expansion to more markets across the country,” says Christina Hennington, Target’s vice president of beauty and personal care.

The program is now available in nearly 300—or about 17%—of Target's 1,797 brick-and-mortar stores across the United States. (Target also has 122 brick-and-mortar stores in Canada.)

The Makeup Show to Hold Its Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC

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The Makeup Show to Hold Its Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC

The Makeup Show will open its doors to the public with the return of its highly popular Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

Hey, Did the Red Sox Win the World Series Because of ... Andis?

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Hey, Did The Red Sox Win the World Series Because of ... Andis?

Baseball is a game of many superstitions, and this secret can now be told: Andis had a hand—err, clipper and trimmer—in helping the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series. Remember that “Fear the Beard” fever?

Well, Andis gifted the major league baseball team with SlimLine2 trimmers to keep their winning beards groomed.

And baseball/celebrity barber Monster 99, aka Angel Lucas, had his cordless Andis clipper on hand as he tended to Bosox pitcher Clay Buchholz’s beard.

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