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Allure Salutes its "Best of Beauty"

January 15, 2006

As voted by Allure’s editors and readers, here are some standouts from its October 2005 picks.

Keywords: consumer press   Essie   OPI products   polish   Poshe  

Alberto-Culver to Spin-Off Sally Beauty Company to Regis for $2.6 Billion

January 10, 2006

Alberto-Culver Company has made a $2.6 billion agreement to spin-off Sally Beauty Company, the world’s number-one marketer of professional beauty supplies, and merge it with Regis Corporation, a global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers, and beauty education.

Keywords: company sales/acquisitions   distribution   Sally Beauty  

Florida Launches Unlicensed Activity Complaint Line

December 13, 2005

Florida is making it even easier for consumers to complain about unlicensed activity in its state.

Keywords: licensing   state licensing   unlicensed salons  

California Nail Salon Legislation Goes to Governor

December 1, 2005

After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263, which would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment -- was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Keywords: legislation   pedicure safety  

Texas Working to Improve Sanitation Rules for Barbers, Cosmetologists

November 22, 2005

Beginning next year, salons in Texas may be required to use an autoclave to disinfect reusable instruments.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Beauty Industry Fund Battles Diversion

November 3, 2005

In an effort to address diversion, which continues to plague the professional beauty industry, the Beauty Industry Fund (BIF) has launched the Guaranteed Real campaign. The campaign provides salons with information to help them discuss diversion with their clients.

Keywords: diversion  

California Governor Signs Nation’s First Law on Chemicals in Cosmetics

October 19, 2005

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   product safety  

California Nail Salon Legislation Vetoed by Governor

October 12, 2005

After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263 was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensured proper protocols were followed for disinfecting all multiuse tools and equipment.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Moms Choose Essie

October 1, 2005

Child Magazine polled 1,500 busy moms on their favorite beauty products for its Child Beauty Awards.

Keywords: Essie   polish  

California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

September 22, 2005

The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   state licensing  

OPI Donates More Than $300,000 to Hurricane Katrina Survivors

September 15, 2005

It’s no secret George Schaeffer, president and CEO of OPI, is a giving man. And when news of the massive loss and destruction Hurricane Katrina left behind came to light, Schaeffer was quick to act.

Keywords: charity   George Schaeffer   natural disasters   OPI products  

Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 7, 2005

Several professional beauty industry organizations and manufacturers are helping to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Keywords: charity   natural disasters  

California Nail Salons Being Sued

August 24, 2005

At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.

Keywords: California state regulations   lawsuits   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

AII Acquires Part of Seche

July 29, 2005

American International Industries (AII) has acquired some of Seche's assets, including popular-selling top coat Seche Vite.

Keywords: American International Industries   company sales/acquisitions   Seche  

Nail School Obtains Accreditation

July 12, 2005

Color My Nails School of Nail Technology in Midvale, Utah, has been accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), becoming the first nail school accredited by the association.

Keywords: licensing   NACCAS   schools  

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