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Salon Design Trends from Minerva: Reclaimed Wood, Brushed Steel and Color Accurate Lighting

New releases from Minerva Beauty, Inc. highlight the latest trends in salon design, including reclaimed wood furniture for sustainable, rustic-chic remodeling; handmade, two-tone brushed steel for a modern, industrial look; and high definition LED salon lighting that ensures color accuracy. These additions to Minerva’s expanding salon equipment lines reflect current priorities for salon décor: environmental responsibility, antique inspiration with modern flair and functionality for a smooth-running salon environment.

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Beauty Pitch Returns to PBA Beauty Week

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) announce the return of Beauty Pitch, to be held Saturday, July 23, 2016. Hosted by CPNA, this one-of-a-kind beauty-centric competition will be held in Las Vegas during PBA Beauty Week. This event provides entrepreneurs from all sectors of the beauty industry a way to connect with qualified investors and the industry-at-large.

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Watch 'The Reset' - Howard McLaren's Documentary on the Challenges Facing the Beauty Industry Today

Howard McLaren, past creative director of Toni & Guy and Bumble & bumble, and co-founder of R+Co, debuted his documentary, The Reset, at Luxury Brand Partner’s Front Row. He calls on industry leaders to lift the veil on the beauty industry and discuss some hard truths, like fear-based resistance to innovation and the broken and segmented system of licensing and education.

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StyleSeat Acquires BeautyBooked

StyleSeat, a leading mobile and online destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments, announced that it will acquire NYC-based BeautyBooked - a discovery and booking platform for high end salons and spas. The acquisition of BeautyBooked, which has more than 1,000 marquee salons on its platform, enables StyleSeat to expand into the $21 billion salon and spa segment.

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OPI’s Bill Halfacre Passes Away

William “Bill” Earl Halfacre, age 74 of Arrington, TN, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. A native of Old Hickory, TN, he was preceded in death by his father, Donald Earl Halfacre.

Halfacre was Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OPI Products Inc.

A veteran of the professional beauty industry, Halfacre held senior management and Chief Operating Officer positions within several of the industry’s largest companies.

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SALON TODAY RECOMMENDS: 5 Tips for Salon Owners on Being a Leader that Elevates Stylists and the Business

In SALON TODAY’s constant search for practices and strategies that lead to stronger salon businesses, we came across five articles from Neill-TSP that offer valuable tips to salon owners. From how to support your stylists and clients to what you should look for in business relationships, these tips can set you on the path to becoming a stronger leader.

1. Care for your stylists through employment benefits and professional and personal support.

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2016 Business Predictions from ISBN

With a presidential election, increased competition and potential licensing de-regulation disrupting the marketplace, how do you position your company for success in 2016?

The International SalonSpa Business Network’s members share their forecasts, expectations and goals for their multi-unit companies and for the professional beauty industry.

Salon Today 200

Fun Look at ST200 Trivia

Throughout the pages of the Salon Today 200, we commonly view statistics in terms of averages, because that establishes benchmarks that other salons can measure themselves against. But, looking at the total numbers this year’s ST200 honorees posted, shows you what a powerful role this group plays within the realm of professional beauty:

4,839,197 = The total number of guest transactions the 2016 ST200 honorees posted for 2014

916,957 square feet = The total space the 2016 ST200 honorees maintains

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