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Three Generations Strong

Family-owned and -operated since 1991, DeveloPlus turns unique haircare formulas into a winning recipe for success.

On a warm summer day in Corona, California, I visit DeveloPlus’ two-story, 150,000-square-foot headquarters to meet the mother-and-son duo behind the company, CEO Kiran Agrey and COO Steven Barnes. The pair apologizes for running a few minutes behind schedule–they had a frenzied morning and several people await their approval on a seemingly important decision. But when they sit down for the interview, their calm dispositions could’ve fooled anyone into thinking it was a sluggish day at the office.

CPNA's Trendscouts Announce Their Picks for the Best Products of 2018

At July's Cosmoprof North America, six Trendscouts scoured the show floor to find the most noteworthy products of the year.

Cosmoprof's Trendscouts have announced their picks for the best products of 2018! The six Trendscouts are prominent beauty influencers on social media that observed the trade show's exhibiting companies over the course of three days to find the hottest, most innovative products.

Executive Q&A: Dr. Simone Xavier

The world of color cosmetics is booming–and so is Sigma Beauty. Discover how this brand grew from a basement to worldwide distribution.

After noticing a lack of high-quality makeup and brush options available to Brazilian consumers, Dr. Simone and Rene Xavier took matters into their own hands. Born out of their basement in 2009, the Xaviers created Sigma Beauty, a full line of brushes and color cosmetics for consumers that are now available across the globe. What started as a single brush set has grown to dozens of SKUs spanning makeup, brushes and brush care, as well as a sister brand of beauty tools called Practk by Sigma Beauty. We sat down to talk with Sigma cofounder Dr.

Makeup Matters

From catwalks to sidewalks, today’s makeup trends are changing the face of beauty. Here are the new, fashionable looks to track.

Cosmetics have a colorful history. As early as 7,000 years ago, red mineral pigments were applied as ritualistic body art. Ancient Egyptians darkened eyes with kohl; in China, members of the dynastic class stained fingernails with a concoction of gelatin, beeswax and egg whites–the precursor to modern polish.

Keeping Debt in Check

Learn how to manage your business debt—so it doesn’t manage you!

Every retail operation incurs debt. It’s a normal part of doing business. However, managing that debt and keeping it from becoming a serious strain on your business requires effort and skill. If you are a business owner, that effort begins by taking full responsibility for managing your business debt. Neither your broker nor your accountant can do it for you. And failing to act quickly can lead your enterprise to financial oblivion down the road.