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Jorge Buccio, the owner of the J Buccio Salon, has won the title of the 2016-2017 American Crew U.S. All-Star Challenge.

The event is a professional grooming competition that celebrates stylists from around the world and encourages them to create styles that are modern, expressive and embody the vision of the American Crew man. Buccio’s winning look, a style that showcased perfectly coifed hair with a side part, was inspired by his childhood in Mexico. He’s worked in the professional beauty and grooming industry since he was 19 years old.


The International Salon/Spa Business Network presented its 2017 Legend Award to Paul D. Finkelstein, former chairman of the board and CEO of Regis Corporation.

The award is presented by the owners, CEOs and senior executives of the top multi-unit salon and spa companies to industry partners who have made extraordinary contributions to the professional salon industry. Paul joined Regis Corporation in May 1987. He retired in February 2012. During his tenure with the company, Regis grew from 659 salons operating in two divisions with annual sales of $172 million to seven divisions with more than 13,000 (9,000 company-owned and 4,000 franchised) locations worldwide, generating $2.4 billion in revenue and with system-wide sales of $4 billion, including sales from the franchised salons.


TextureMedia’s sixth TextureTrends report provides new insight on the fastest-growing category in the beauty industry.

The report is a twice-yearly comprehensive assessment on the textured-hair market, providing data on textured-hair consumers, including hair-care regimens, protective styling and care for children with textured hair. The report details the purchasing behavior and product usage of more than 3,000 consumers, including those with straight hair or those who use chemical relaxers. The assessment revealed that protective styles – including braids, twists and wigs – were rising in popularity and many textured-hair consumers are self-proclaimed product junkies, spending more than twice as much as straight-haired consumers.


Candy Shaw, the owner of Atlanta’s Jamison Shaw Hairdressers and the founder of Sunlights Balayage was named the 2017 recipient of the Jerry Gordon Salon Business Leadership Award presented by Cosmetologists Chicago at America’s Beauty Show.

The award honors leaders in the beauty industry who exemplify a keen expertise in their field, a strong business acumen, exemplary leadership skills, a high ethical standard, a desire to continue learning and a passion for mentoring others – all attributes that the late Gordon was known for. Shaw, a protégé of Gordon’s, was presented with a Baccarat crystal rearing stallion as her award.


Editorial Stylist Daniel Martin has been named the new global styling ambassador for Goldwell.

Martin has already collaborated with Goldwell for its upcoming campaigns including Colorance Collection, Elumen and StyleSign. He is expected to lead the Color Zoom ’18 Creative Team for Goldwell’s annual Hair Fashion Collection.



The Ohio General Assembly introduced companion bills to comprehensively reform Ohio’s cosmetology laws in hopes of creating a national precedent.

House Bill 189 and Senate Bill 129 seek to focus on cosmetology students’ success and ability to repay their student loan debt, develop the workforce for salon positions and reduce unnecessary regulations that may hinder Ohioan small business owners and aspiring cosmetologists from expanding or pursuing their business. The bills are supported by the Ohio Salon Association and the Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition. Learn more about these bills by connecting with the Ohio Salon Association (Twitter @OhioSalonAssoc and Facebook @OhioSalonAssociation) and FBIC (Twitter @TheFutureBeauty and Facebook @FutureBeautyCoalition) on social media.




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