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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.

Drybar Launches Styling Products, Tools in Sephora, QVC, Drybar Salons

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Drybar Launches Styling Products, Tools in Sephora, QVC, Drybar Salons

Drybar, the blowout-only concept salon with 25 locations now, has launched its first-ever products, which will be sold exclusively at Sephora, QVC and Drybar locations nationwide starting in March. Currently available at http://shop.thedrybar.com, the line was developed by Drybar founder and longtime professional stylist Alli Webb.

"After trying nearly every existing product line," says Webb, "I just couldn't find what we were looking for to meet our very specific styling needs."

DIYing Is In

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Americans will prefer to “do it themselves” in 2012—including when it comes to beauty, recently released Chase Card Services research shows.

For example, 59% of those surveyed in the What’s On Your Slate? survey from ChaseSlateSM with Blueprint plan to keep up their appearances using at-home beauty products such as nail polish or self tanners.

In comparison, 22% will make regular salon visits—and only 2% will utilize full-service salon packages.

Other notable findings include:

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