Industry News: October 2016

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 WBC Show Dates Have Changed!

The Western Buying Conference is kicking off 2017 with their 2-day Las Vegas event NOW starting on Sunday, January 15th!

CHANGES APPROVAL 7 3 2014The Western Buying Conference, in support of SalonCentric and their upcoming National Conference in Orlando, Fla., has changed its show dates to Sunday, January 15th and Monday, January 16th 2017. Western Buying Conference invites professional beauty distributors, OTCs, spas and schools nationwide to come and meet their manufacturers. They will get an exclusive opportunity to see great new products and receive special deals. Western Buying Conference will be holding their annual Party Bash on Sunday night. Both Western Buying Conference and SalonCentric are excited to collaborate and make these two events successful.


Luster Exhibits New Pink ® Products at the Ubiquitous Beauty, Hair and Health Expo

The celebrated family brand builds awareness on how to “Think Pink” with new Shea Butter & Coconut Oil line , natural hair products, and a specially designed line for kids

Luster Products Inc. stole the spotlight in the beauty industry once again as they showcased their new Pink® Shea Butter Coconut Oil products at the Ubiquitous Beauty, Hair, and Health Expo in Washington D.C. The family owned hair care brand highlighted their newly formulated Pink Shea Butter Coconut Oil line of products at the Expo on August 27-28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Another highlight of this show was the debut of Luster’s Pink Kids line, designed for the parent seeking products infused with natural ingredients. Products in the Pink Kid’s line include Sulfate Free Shampoo, Moisturizing and Detangling Conditioner, Leave in Conditioner/Detangler, Curling Crème and Curling Custard.  Pink Kids was designed to condition and strengthen every strand of a youthful head, with natural ingredients that are designed to rejuvenate the hair.

This past January, Luster introduced Pink ® Shea Butter Coconut Oil, a new line of products targeted to today’s health and ingredient conscious consumer wearing natural and chemically treated styles. The Pink ® Shea Butter Coconut Oil line includes sought after products that cleanse, condition, style and maintain today’s looks with the powerful combination of Shea Butter to moisturize and Coconut Oil to strengthen hair, condition the scalp and promote hair growth. The packaging for all of Luster’s Pink ® products has also been updated to appeal to today’s consumers, who are looking for fresh appealing packaging in addition to key product ingredients with an accompanying irresistible fragrance.

As part of the show, Luster conducted hair care seminars led by their Artistic Director Kevin PendletonHe and his team of “Pinkologists” (stylists) took the lead in educating guests on all of Luster’s lines, providing individualized ‘prescriptions’ on the appropriate use of the products by hair type, demonstrating the latest hair appliances. Hair and beauty enthusiasts visiting Booth 601 were able to purchase Luster products, spin the Luster prize wheel and enter drawings for product and gifts.

“Luster is looking forward to being part of the Ubiquitous Expo, where we will showcase our new signature line of Pink products for natural hair,” said Angela Ferguson, Luster’s senior brand manager. Luster Products is a generational brand that is considered the product of choice for African American families. With the launch of our new formulas, we provide users versatility, whether they have natural hair or wear chemically treated styles. Luster’s Pink® is the product you’ve always known, but our new, natural formula appeals to an ingredient conscious consumer. We want our customers to think pink again and ‘get loud’ about the exciting changes in our products.”

Also available were Luster’s Natural Oils formulated in Jojoba & Grapeseed, Apricot, Tea Tree and Castor oils that are suitable for cocktailing. These products, for both hair and skin, are produced with rich, natural oils that nourish, moisturize, soothe and protect. Join the conversation about Luster’s newest products using the hashtag #LustersNewPink.


Deck the Halls with All Things Beauty

Holiday Beauty Buys for Every Budget

With the holidays slowly creeping up, it is never too early to prepare. This holiday season Spilo offers must-have beauty stocking stuffers for every budget. Whether it is for nails, skin, brows or hair, every accessory is sure to make you feel merry.




  1. Flowery Beauty Pump Bottles

  • Plastic bottles hold polish remover, alcohol, cleanser, toner or makeup remover

  • Saturates with one touch

  • Twist lock. No leaks!


  1. Little Box of Pretty 2” Bobby Pins

  • Add a bright pop of color or keep it simple with on-trend and basic color bobby pins packaged in cute little boxes that are handy at home or on the go.

  • 2Premium quality

  • Smooth, easy-glide finish

  • No damage to hair

  • No rusting

  • 30 pins/travel case (60 pins per 2-pack)

  • Available in fuchsia/black or teal/bronze

  1. Flowery Starry Night 4-in-1 File Catty Collection3c

  • 4 features in 1manitool:

    •  Sleek case

    • Nail snag quick-fix

    • Cuticle push

    • Under nail sweep

  • 180/240 grit nail file with 3 NEW dreamy designs: Dazzled in Gold, Chevron and Starry Night

  • A perfect “grab-and-go” holiday gift

  1. Flowery Block On! Mini Buffers MEGA CUBE4

  • 18 mini buffing blocks

  • Each color denotes a step to prep nails

  • Professional buffing blocks for nail technicians and nail enthusiasts alike

  • Compact cube for sanitary storage



  1. Magic Washcloth Makeup Remover Cloth5

  • Uses water only…no harsh chemicals!

  • Gently exfoliates while removing makeup

  • Targets hard to reach areas

  • Convenient/easy-to-use size: 8” x 8”

  • Tight spot pocket

  • Hang loop for sanitary drying

  • Two for less than the price of one!

  1. Mehaz Pinch-Free Power Curl6

  • Creates statement lashes every time

  • Ultra luxe chrome design – The professionals’ choice for all eye shapes

  • Pinch-free precision – For a perfect curl every time

  • 1 bonus pad – Non-stick silicone pad

  1. Mehaz Solitaire Ultimate Brow Kit7

  • Precision tools for perfect brows

  • Includes Slant Tweezer and Precision Brow Scissor

  • Swarovski – The finest quality crystals

  • Stainless steel – Extra sharp edges that last

  • All inclusive – Everything you need for the perfect brows

  1. Rubis Swiss Tweeze Elegance Tweezers8a 8b

  • All-purpose tweezer is perforated for a secure grip

  • Lightweight, ideal for removing facial and body hair and shaping eyebrows

  • Available in rose gold and gold finishes for Holiday 2016

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