BIR Bits: September 2016


Manufacturer sales for the professional salon industry’s appliances category grew 4.7% in 2015.

That is according to the new 2015 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, the U.S. salon and professional beauty industry’s leading strategic consulting, market intelligence and data research company.

In 2015, the top 10 professional salon appliance companies by dollar volume were 1. Conair; 2. Helen of Troy; 3. Andis; 4. Wahl; 5. Farouk Systems; 6. Oster; 7. John Paul Mitchell Systems; 8. GHD; 9. Sally Beauty Brands and 10. Remington. For more details and findings from the study, contact Cyrus at or

More than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools joined thousands of beauty salons nationwide on June 7, 2016 to extend a special invitation to cancer patients and survivors for Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.

The all-volunteer national event takes place each year on the first Tuesday in June, when participating locations provide a day of complimentary pampering for all men, women and children cancer survivors. It is held in all 50 states, with each supporting facility offering beauty services of their choice.

After nearly 60 years in Midtown Manhattan, L’Oreal USA has started moving into the company’s new U.S. headquarters at 10 Hudson Yards.

L’Oreal’s pioneering role as Hudson Yard’ second tenant signals the neighborhood’s evolution into a dynamic urban center that is set to becomea NYC cultural hub.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vogue International, a privately held company focused on the marketing, development and distribution of salon-influenced and nature-inspired hair care and other personal care products.

The acquisition will include the OGX collection of shampoos, conditioners, treatments, styling products, body care and bath products, the FX line of hair styling products and theProganix and Maui Moisture hair care lines.


Jay Stone
Jay Stone
Rudy Zamora
Rudy Zamora
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Joe Murphy


  • Jay Stone, 81, of Jay Stone Sales, passed away on May 25. In addition to being one of the best Manufacturer Reps in the beauty business, he was the industry joke teller.
  • James Emiliani of Emiliani Enterprises passed away on May 30, at 88 years old. During his life, Jimmy received many awards, including Knight Cavaliere, City of Hope Spirit of Life Honoree, Italian Tribune Man of the Year, Unico Man of the Year and Columbus Day Parade Master of Ceremonies.
  • On June 30, Beauty Systems Group lost a true leader, colleague and most importantly, a good friend, Joe Murphy.
  • Rudolph Zamora, age 66, died recently. In later years, he worked in marketing with Thermafuse and recently was classified ads manager at Modern Salon Magazine.
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