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Career Academy of Beauty Shaves Heads for St. Baldrick's

It wasn’t that the room was noisy; it was just that Coral Trujillo couldn’t believe her ears. Had her student really just said $10,000? But Michelle Cappo, cosmetology student and survivor of childhood cancer, really was suggesting Trujillo’s school - Career Academy of Beauty – set the target for its first ever fundraiser at $10,000. Trujillo had thought herself ambitious suggesting $2,000.

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Getting Naked at Serious Business

More than 1800 salon owners, managers and stylists gathered Jan 18-19 at the New Orleans Convention for Serious Business 2015. “Transparency is the buzzword of the moment,” says Debra Neill Baker, who welcomed attendees via video and introduced them to the conference’s “Naked” theme. “Recent studies have shown that transparency isn’t just ethical, but also good for growth. It retains employees and engages teams and guests.”

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STX Software Releases Cloud-based Platform

Jeff Mason, president of STX Software, LLC, recently announced the release of the company’s much-anticipated cloud-based management and marketing platform. Named STX Beacon, the new platform is anchored by SalesForce, known in software and financial circles as the world’s largest and most-innovative cloud computing company.

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MINDBODY Adds Custom-branded Mobile App to its Product Line

MINDBODY, a leading provider of SaaS software to the wellness industry, and creator of the MINDBODY Connect consumer app, is expanding its consumer mobile capabilities through the acquisition of Fitness Mobile Apps, a tailored mobile app solution that was created on the MINDBODY platform.

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Stephen Michael Joins Minerva Beauty

Minerva Beauty is proud to announce and welcome Stephen Michael as its new national accounts consultant and design expert. Michael will be responsible for forging relationships with national accounts, designing award-winning salons and advancing Minerva into an arena of custom-designed salon furnishings.

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PBA Wins 2015 Public Affairs Council Grassroots Innovation Award

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) received the Public Affairs Council’s (PAC) 2015 Grassroots Innovation Award for Social Media Innovation for the “I Am Licensed” campaign. The Grassroots Innovation Awards were presented February 5, 2015, at the Council’s National Grassroots Conference in Florida, and winners were invited to present their innovations during one of the conference’s keynote sessions.

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PBA Plans 2015 Distributor Executive Conference for April

Following the tremendous success of the event in 2014, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to once again bring together distributors from across the country for the 2015 PBA Distributor Executive Conference (DEC). Taking place April 8 – 9, 2015, in Hammond, Louisiana, the fourth annual conference will provide optimal education and networking opportunities for emerging, mid-sized and large companies alike.

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Industry Veterans Make Hairdressing Education More Accessible

A team of industry veterans ​have unveiled Hybrideducation.co – a new company that provides comprehensive, quality hairdressing education through its online, on-demand training platform and live seminars. By focusing on the underlying principles of hairdressing, Hybrideducation.co training gives stylists at any stage in their career the tools to translate core cut and color techniques into countless creations.

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