Beauty Store Business - February, 20019


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Jay Rua Glam/ Hair Salon
Ombre hair colorist Jay Rua, owner of the Jay Rua Glam Hair Salon in Las Vegas, shares his tips for opening your own salon and easing the growing pains.

When people find their passion in life at a young age, they’re able to cultivate valuable skills in their adolescence to become masters of their craft early on. Such is the case for hair stylist Jay Rua, whose passion for hair care started as a child while playing with his favorite toys.

“They were my sister’s dolls and my horses with long hair. I always wanted to do my family and friends’ hair, and remember thinking that hair was what I wanted to do when I grow up,” Rua says.          

Crowdfunding 101

Gain the insight to determine whether crowdfunding may be right for your business venture or expansion.

The Digital Age is transforming the way beauty businesses are launching and expanding their retail ventures, products and services. It used to be that when small businesses needed funding, they would toil through their fundraising efforts via the means and “hoops” required by banks, venture capitalists, angel investors, small business loan providers, family and friends; even draining their savings and retirement funds.

What's in the Box?

beauty subscription box, cosmetics
Discover the best beauty subscription services—and how to get your brand featured by one.

Budget-conscious beauty enthusiasts overwhelmed by an endless selection of makeup and haircare products are discovering their favorite brands in a whole new way: via beauty subscription services that conveniently deliver items right to their door. Offering a selection of products handpicked by experts or consumers themselves, curated beauty subscriptions not only save time, but money too.

We go behind the scenes to learn how the top beauty subscription services in the industry got their start—and how you can partner with these companies to grow your own brand.

Beautiful Form & Function

For more than 10 years, CROC has been merging design and purpose to bring revolutionary hair tools to the market.

Tae J. Park founded CROC in 2005, and in some respects, his is a story of the American dream at its best. Park is an immigrant from South Korea; he moved to the U.S. about 30 years ago, and has been

CVS Focuses on Expanded Health, Beauty Offerings, Store Experience

Many CVS Pharmacy customers may soon walk into their neighborhood pharmacy and find it almost unrecognizable. The online and brick-and-mortar retailer is upping its game among competing health and beauty retailers, adding more on-trend and “healthier” beauty options, a broader selection of vitamins and supplements, and what it’s calling better-for-you food options; not to mention an upgraded store design, featuring digital signage and an enhanced customer experience.