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Andis Announces Free Educational Guide: Clipper Cutting 301

Andis Company, manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair, continues to invest in education with the publication of a third addition to its clipper cutting series, Clipper Cutting 301: A Guide for Cutting Highly Textured Hair. Created for those wishing to jumpstart their barbering career and to expand the brand’s online educational initiative, Master Barber School, the guide focuses on techniques for cutting highly textured hair and features multiple tutorials covering hair types and textures, fades and custom styles.

2017 Sales of Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances and Shears Up 2.9%

According to the new “2017 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty—Appliance & Shears Study” from beauty data research company Professional Consultants & Resources, manufacturer sales for the professional salon industry’s appliance category were up 2.9 percent in 2017. And in particular, sales to the mega-salon-store and salon-store market grew 23.5 percent.

Cosmoprof North America Introduces Beauty Pitch Angels

Exclusive opportunity for rising beauty brands to connect with qualified investors.

Award-winning, business-to-business beauty trade show Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) will be introducing Beauty Pitch Angels this year. A new program created after the debut Beauty Pitch 2015 competition, Beauty Pitch Angels provides a way to bring private equity and venture capitalists together with some of the newest industry innovators. Interested brands must apply online. Pre-selected companies will then be invited to pitch to a live group of angel investors at CPNA 2018 taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centers in Las Vegas, July 29-31st.

Beauty Competition Series "The Look: All Stars" Premieres July 23

The one-hour reality competition will feature beauty and fashion experts and influencers showcasing the latest trends.

You and your customers can now keep up with the latest beauty trends, learn new techniques and watch social media influencers from the beauty and fashion worlds with The Look: All Stars. Hosted by actress Tori Spelling and style guru Kim Vo, the series is a one-hour makeup competition that pits two teams of beauty and fashion experts against each other in two timed, themed challenges to create inspirational, head-to-toe beauty transformations. The Look's judges and special guests are recognizable names from the beauty, fashion and entertainment industries.

Tengram Capital Partners Acquires Lime Crime

Stacy Panagakis, the former general manager of Fresh, joins as Lime Crime's new CEO.

Founded in 2008 by beauty entrepreneurs Doe Deere and Mark Dumbelton, color cosmetic brand Lime Crime is known for its whimsical, trend-setting, digitally savvy, cruelty-free and vegan products, which have pioneered such beauty trends as unicorn- and holographic-inspired makeup and vivid hair colors. It was recently announced that the company has been acquired by the private equity firm Tengram Capital Partners.

The Makeup Show Adds Houston to its 2019 Lineup

The Makeup Show announced that it has moved the Dallas show to Houston to support the city affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The Makeup Show is adding a new location to its lineup of cities across the country: Houston! Rather than taking place in Dallas as originally planned, the two-day trade show for beauty professionals (which includes makeup artists, retail artists, estheticians, cosmetologists, hairstylists, freelance artists and more) was moved to Houston to help the city, which was affected by Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane caused more than $125 billion in damages to Houston in August 2017, and the city is still dealing with the devastating aftermath.