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Beauty and the Law: Taking a Swipe at Swipe Fees

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Beauty and the Law: Taking a Swipe at Swipe Fees

Swipe fees are relatively small charges that banks impose on every credit and debit card transaction. Considering how many credit and debit card purchases there are, swipe fees add up quickly for retailers, consumers and credit card companies. According to a 2013 study prepared for the Merchants Payments Coalition, “Americans made an estimated 25.4 billion credit card purchases in 2012 with a total value of $2.4 trillion.

America's Beauty Show 2014 Sees More Than 55,000 Professionals

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America's Beauty Show 2014

America's Beauty Show 2014, hosted by Cosmetologists Chicago, welcomed more than 55,000 professionals and more than 450 manufacturers and distributors March 22-24 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

March of Dimes New York Division Kicks Off New Spirit of Beauty Luncheon

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March of Dimes New York Division Kicks Off New Spirit of Beauty Luncheon

The first-ever March of Dimes New York Division Spirit of Beauty Luncheon is set to take place May 12 at Cipriani in New York City and become an annual event. As a nonprofit, March of Dimes focuses on supporting pregnancy and baby health.

The Spirit of Beauty Luncheon will honor Sarah Brown, Vogue beauty director; Mally Roncal, Mally Beauty president and founder; and Jacquie Tractenberg, Tractenberg & Co. president.

Spilo Worldwide Adds New Vice President of Marketing

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Spilo Worldwide Adds New Vice President of Marketing

Spilo Worldwide has appointed Nikola Cline as vice president of marketing.

Cline joins the professional-beauty manufacturer, master distributor and importer with more than 18 years of experience in the professional-beauty industry through top brands such as Paul Mitchell, Sebastian and Nexxus.

She most recently served as senior director of marketing for John Paul Mitchell Systems.

Cline has a wealth of experience in driving brand growth, developing award-winning products and forming global partnerships.

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