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The Online Empress

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StyleBell.com president and ecommerce impresario Sapna Parikh dishes about the online retail marketplace and its ever-changing landscape.
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StyleBell.com president, Sapna Parikh

Sapna Parikh, president of StyleBell.com, based in Princeton, New Jersey, is a self-professed tech junkie with a passion for numbers. So, it's no wonder that her ecommerce retail operation has grown at a rapid pace since its 2007 inception. But the brand's growth has also been a result of Parikh's integrity, which impacts everything from her direct dealings with manufacturers to her focus on customer service. Her staff of 10 even includes a stylist to help create the professional touch she prides herself on.

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

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Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Beauty Store Business attended the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' 2014 Cosmetic/Technical Regulatory Forum March 6 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, California. One of the many topics discussed there was pending state legislation across the United States banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products.

After the event, we asked Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs at the Professional Beauty Association—who also attended the ICMAD forum—for an update.

CFN Beauty Representation Expands Into the West, Is Now Nationwide

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CFN Beauty Representation Expands Into the West, Is Now Natonwide

CFN Beauty Representation expanded to the West Coast as of Feb. 1, completing its goal of "offering the finest beauty manufacturers national coverage with a full-time team of experienced sales professionals," its co-owners have told Beauty Store Business.

"As distribution continues to consolidate, it is essential that we evolve to the expanding needs of our customers," says CFN co-owner Gary Fishkin.

NY NOW, IBS Named NYC's Top 100 Events

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NY NOW, IBS Named NYC's Top 100 Events

BizBash has released its list of “Top 100 Events 2014” for New York.

NY NOW was named one of New York’s “Top 100 Events 2014” in Trade Shows & Conventions. The International Beauty Show New York was also recognized as one of New York’s “Top 100 Events 2014” in Beauty Industry Events.

Negotiations Regarding Proposed Federal Regulatory Bill of Beauty Products Stall

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Negotiations Regarding Proposed Federal Regulatory Bill of Beauty Products Stall

Progress toward new federal legislation for beauty products in 2014 took one giant step backward, perhaps more, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a letter March 6 criticizing industry trade associations and their ongoing efforts to create it—and made that letter public.

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