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Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

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Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

Bob Bernstein, founder and former CEO of Beauty Brands, has told The Kansas City Star that an unnamed California private-equity firm now has a controlling interest in the regional beauty-retailer chain and two ex-ULTA Beauty executives are now leading the business.

Beauty Store Business posted links on its Twitter and Facebook pages to the Jan. 10 news story the same day that it was published online by the newspaper.

Beauty Bus Foundation Is Seeking Donations

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Beauty Bus Foundation

The Beauty Bus Foundation is in need of donations, including beauty products and services, for its fast-approaching Beauty Drive 2014 silent auction of which the proceeds benefit the organization’s clients, including terminally ill patients who receive its services.

The philanthropic nonprofit organization provides beauty and grooming services as well as pampering products to terminally ill men, women and children and their caregivers.

Birchbox, Us Weekly to Offer Red Carpet-Inspired Birchbox

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Birchbox, Us Weekly Offer Red Carpet Inspired Birchbox

Online discovery-retail company Birchbox is partnering with Us Weekly to offer its customers a special-edition Birchbox, inspired by the season’s most iconic red-carpet looks and handpicked by Us Weekly beauty director Gwen Flamberg.

Great Clips Names New President, COO

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Great Clips Names New President, COO

Great Clips has a new president. Steve Hockett, formerly COO of the Minneapolis-based salon franchise, assumed the role Jan. 1, upon former president Charlie Simpson’s semi-retirement.

Hockett’s 25-year tenure at Great Clips began as a franchisee, and over the years has included the roles of marketing manager, regional director, vice president of operations and, most recently, COO. His time at Great Clips was also broken up by stints as president of FranChoice and president of Rapid Refill.

Retailers Appeal Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

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Retailers Appeal Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

The National Retail Federation is appealing the approximate $6 billion class-action settlement approved by a U.S. District Court concerning credit card swipe fees.

The lawsuit was initially filed by merchants against Visa and MasterCard nearly a decade ago. The merchants claim that the two major credit card companies charge merchants excessive and exploitative fees for accepting the payment cards from customers.

Bodyography Launches Skincare Line

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Bodyography Launches Skincare Line

Bodyography Professional Cosmetics has introduced a skincare line: BodyographySKIN.

The line of seven products for all skin types is an extension of the brand philosophy of the makeup line—formulated without parabens or sulfates and PETA-approved as a cruelty-free line.

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