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Business: Malibu Dreams

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Tom Porter and his Malibu C brand are on the cutting edge at the intersection of beauty and wellness.
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Malibu Dreams

Tom Porter, founder and president of Malibu Wellness and author of the book You're Not Aging, You're Just Oxidizing, has always been drawn to the latest and greatest—and he has used that pioneering spirit to grow a booming beauty business. He may have started on a dime from his guest bedroom and garage, but Malibu Wellness, with its exclusive brand Malibu C, has come a long way.

Balanced Guru's Scalp Detox

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Balanced Guru's Scalp Detox

This detoxifying scalp treatment is 100% cruelty-free, recyclable and biodegradable. It's made with USDA-certified organic ingredients as a natural way to dissolve oils and buildup for a clean, clear surface. It contains an astringent blend of oregano, tea tree oil and rosemary essential oils to begin the detox process. The detox process then continues with algae, sea kelp and brahmi, which helps to rejuvenate tired roots. Call 561.210.7331 or visit www.balancedguru.com.

Oster Professional Products in Action

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Oster Professional

David Guerin, global artistic manager of Oster Professional, demonstrates haircutting with the brand's various styling tools.

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The Multicultural Haircare Maestro

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Strength of Nature Global president Mario de la Guardia discusses his great success in the multicultural haircare market.
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The Multicultural Haircare Maestro

Mario de la Guardia, president of Strength of Nature Global, oversees an ever-growing empire that boasts 10 brands in the multicultural market—all produced in the company's 250,000-square-foot facility in Savannah, Georgia. With 200 employees and a presence in dozens of countries worldwide, there's no denying de la Guardia has a finger on the pulse of his target consumers, African-American women and Latinas. In fact, thanks to recent acquisitions of three brands from Unilever, his business is now expanding to a second shift, operating 16 hours per day to meet demand.

KhairPep Transforme Collection

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KhairPep Transforme Collection

This salon-professional collection works to repair hair damaged by bleaching, coloring, straightening and perms. They are powered by Professor Cavaco-Paulo’s K18 Peptide, a new long-chain peptide that can penetrate hair fibers and will not wash out. The leave-in Masque is a restorative, intense therapy masque for thicker, drier hair and damaged ends. The leave-in Serum is a high-intensity serum treatment for fine hair that is light weight and adds body. Call 800.642.6068 or visit www.khairpep.com.

Design Essentials Natural Collection

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Design Essentials Natural  Collection

This natural haircare line for curly hair uses botanical ingredients to achieve hydrated styles with frizz-free curl definition. Natural Twist & Set Setting Lotion and Curl Enhancing Mousse have been touted by users for saving them up to 30 minutes of styling time. The newest addition, the Honey CurlForming Custard, is designed to save time achieving daily restyling, fighting frizz and maintaining curl definition. Call 800.535.8683 or visit www.designessentialsnatural.com.

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