Beauty Store Business magazine - December, 2019

salon professionals

America's Beauty Show Arrives in Chicago, April 28-30!

Later this month, salon professionals will converge on Chicago to attend the annual America's Beauty Show (ABS), at McCormick Place (North) Saturday, Sunday and Monday – April 28, 29, 30. Paul Dykstra, CEO of ABS, comments, "We are proud that the 85,000 beauty professionals who attended our three-day show in 2017 came from across the US and 34 foreign countries – and had a $116 million impact on the local economy. The beauty business, which impacts millions of consumers, also makes a very positive impact on the local economy!" (stats from Choose Chicago)

PBA Rallies Support Against Domestic Violence

Professional Beauty Association's CUT IT OUT program

As October marks Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Professional Beauty Association's CUT IT OUT: Salons Against Domestic Abuse program is mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic in communities across the United States by building awareness and training salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer their clients, colleagues, friends and family to local resources.

KALLISTA Welcomes Linda Gillette Parodi to the Brand

KALLISTA Welcomes Linda Gillette Parodi to the Brand

KALLISTA, which is dedicated to manufacturing products that meet the needs of salon professionals, has added beauty-industry veteran Linda Gillette Parodi to its team as the brand's co-founder, and director of sales and education.

“Linda is well-known and beloved among American salon professionals as well as distributors,” says George Frantzis, co-founder and general manager. “We are thrilled to have her full attention on KALLISTA, the company she helped create.”

Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Category Grows 7.1%

Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants & Resources

Salon and professional beauty appliances and shears grew 7.1% as a category in 2012, according to the new 2012 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, which provides market intelligence and data research for the U.S. salon and professional-beauty industry. Note that the 7.1% growth is 18% greater than the overall salon industry’s growth rate of 6% for the same time frame.