beauty business

When Employees Go Bad

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Not everyone is a superstar. Here’s how to deal with those who have less-than-ideal work behaviors.
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When Employees Go Bad

Lucy is late again. Bob left last night without cleaning his part of the store; and it’s the third time he’s done that this month. Regina frequently stocks the shelves in a way that the products all look as if a minor earthquake has just struck with boxes and bottles stacked haphazardly.

Charitable Contributions: What You Should Know

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It's good to help the less fortunate, but protect yourself with tax-savvy tips regarding charitable contributions.
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Charitable Contributions: What You Should Know

Oftentimes when natural disasters hit the United States or elsewhere in the world, government officials are slow to respond. But Americans always step up. In the past few years, we've seen this generosity time and again in response to disasters in New Jersey, New Orleans, Florida and around the world (most recently in the Philippines). Within days, millions of dollars and donated goods (water, food, clothing, etc.) pour into charities with dedicated resources to help the victims of a devastating storm or earthquake.

Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

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Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

Groupon, which specializes in local ecommerce opportunities, is launching a service that allows local businesses to build their own Groupon Deal. Deal Builder, the 24/7 self-service option, can be found on GrouponWorks.com.

It guides merchants through a step-by-step process and enables them to choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion that best meets the needs of their business.

Andis Debuts American Legacy Collection With Video Tutorials

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Andis Debuts American Legacy Collection With Video Tutorials

Andis has released its first styling series—the American Legacy Collection—featuring looks that can be achieved with the company’s clippers and trimmers while highlighting six hair makeovers of people who actually work at the company.

Andis educators Kenny Duncan and Jason Potchen created the Classic Taper on Anel from machine shop; a Crop and Pixie on Shirley (pictured) and Jenny, both from assembly, a Classic Side Part on John from shipping; the Fauxhawk on social-media expert Travis; and the South of France on Riko from machine shop.

Looking Ahead: 2014 Skincare Trends

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Here’s what the experts expect in trends this year—from antiaging to men’s grooming and beyond.
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Looking Ahead: 2014 Skincare Trends

In the December 2013 issue of Beauty Store Business, I reviewed some of the key developments 2013 brought for the beauty industry. As we celebrate the arrival of 2014, it is time to turn our focus forward. Here is what we can expect to see in this new year, according to various skincare experts.

Read the full article in the January 2014 Beauty Store Business Digital Edition!

[Image courtesy of Ada S. Polla]

PBA Executive Summit 2014 to Debut This December

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PBA Executive Summit 2014 to Debut This December

The Professional Beauty Association will introduce an event for upper-level management on Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The PBA Executive Summit—which the trade association is starting to advertise now—is being designed to feature panel discussions with salon-industry and business thought leaders while providing attendees with an exceptional networking environment.

The 2014 summit—themed "Consumer IQ"—will explore current and future trends as well as how to cultivate future leadership.

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