Out Of My Mind On A Friday Mornin’

Are you going or have you gone to a live concert this year?

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Jimmy is back at Comerica tomorrow night! Rain is in the forecast but it has never rained in all the years on Jimmy’s party. And for those out of touch with really good music, I’m referring to Jimmy Buffett.

The beauty business is soft but the spa business is booming thanks to huge demand for massage services. One thing consumers have learned long ago is that they can buy hair color and nail polish at mass stores and attempt to do it at home but they have yet to figure out how to give themselves a back massage. J W Marriott is launching their new spas (long overdue) to take advantage of the boom. Their new concept is quite cute: Quickie treatments ranging from 10 to 25 minutes. They identified four categories their customers will be interested in: Calm; Indulge; Invigorate and Renew. Funny thing is Biotone has figured this out too when they launched their new Aromatherapy massage lotions. All are available at THE INDUSTRY SOURCE. What ‘s good for J W may be good for other spas as well. The express spa idea is a good one.

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Speaking of good ideas, OPI is launching a new line of polish late fall. It features new technology and will be a boom to salons and spas much like gel polish was. We will be on the forefront of this major launch and it will continue the excitement of the nail polish category. Get your sunglasses ready!

Cosmoprof Las Vegas was a true disappointment for many. In fact the soccer match on Sunday proved to be the highlight of the show. Way too many booths and way not enough buyers on the floor. I was appalled to see salons and spas walking the floor and once again, they didn’t even know it was a trade event for manufacturers, retailers and distributors. Next year’s event will be truly interesting with retail being the new focus.

The wait is finally over! Little Diva, Diva and Lil’ Darling Pedi Packs are finally in stock. The first ever products targeted for girls and spa parties, the kits have been wildly popular since being introduced. The matching robes and wraps should be in stock next week.

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It’s already the last week of July with August right around the corner. Where is summer going?

Have you seen the new Walgreen’s flagship stores yet? You walk in and you cannot believe it is a drugstore. Perhaps that because the new stores are not drugstores. You walk in and are instantly greeted and asked where you want to go or what are you looking for. The floors are wood and has the feel of a high end department store. The beauty section has consultants to answer questions and everything is merchandised perfectly. Yes, they sell plenty of prescription drugs but for all other goods, they are in abundance. The price of competition just went up. The only thing I was surprised about: They don’t have pop-up salon services. . .yet.

Desperate times at Sally Beauty Company? They have been running 20% to 25% storewide promotions on everything online for the past few weeks. They have never advertised so heavily and at such deep discounts.

Exciting news coming from black 15in1 but not until August 12. However a sneak preview is that black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment won a major award.

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And I will leave you with one of my all time favorite Jimmy songs, One Particular Harbor. Enjoy!

Happy Friday!

Out Of My Mind On A Friday Mornin’

Are you going or have you gone to a live concert this year?

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Jimmy is back at Comerica tomorrow night! Rain is in the forecast but it has never rained in all the years on Jimmy’s party. And for those out of touch with really good music, I’m referring to Jimmy Buffett.

The beauty business is soft but the spa business is booming thanks to huge demand for massage services. One thing consumers have learned long ago is that they can buy hair color and nail polish at mass stores and attempt to do it at home but they have yet to figure out how to give themselves a back massage. J W Marriott is launching their new spas (long overdue) to take advantage of the boom. Their new concept is quite cute: Quickie treatments ranging from 10 to 25 minutes. They identified four categories their customers will be interested in: Calm; Indulge; Invigorate and Renew. Funny thing is Biotone has figured this out too when they launched their new Aromatherapy massage lotions. All are available at THE INDUSTRY SOURCE. What ‘s good for J W may be good for other spas as well. The express spa idea is a good one.

Aromatherapy Massage Lotion Calming GallonAromatherapy Massage Lotion Renewal GallonAromatherapy Massage Lotion Energy GallonAromatherapy Massage Lotion Bliss Gallon

Speaking of good ideas, OPI is launching a new line of polish late fall. It features new technology and will be a boom to salons and spas much like gel polish was. We will be on the forefront of this major launch and it will continue the excitement of the nail polish category. Get your sunglasses ready!

Cosmoprof Las Vegas was a true disappointment for many. In fact the soccer match on Sunday proved to be the highlight of the show. Way too many booths and way not enough buyers on the floor. I was appalled to see salons and spas walking the floor and once again, they didn’t even know it was a trade event for manufacturers, retailers and distributors. Next year’s event will be truly interesting with retail being the new focus.

The wait is finally over! Little Diva, Diva and Lil’ Darling Pedi Packs are finally in stock. The first ever products targeted for girls and spa parties, the kits have been wildly popular since being introduced. The matching robes and wraps should be in stock next week.

Little Diva Pedi-PackDiva Pedi-PackL’il Darling Pedi-Pack

It’s already the last week of July with August right around the corner. Where is summer going?

Have you seen the new Walgreen’s flagship stores yet? You walk in and you cannot believe it is a drugstore. Perhaps that because the new stores are not drugstores. You walk in and are instantly greeted and asked where you want to go or what are you looking for. The floors are wood and has the feel of a high end department store. The beauty section has consultants to answer questions and everything is merchandised perfectly. Yes, they sell plenty of prescription drugs but for all other goods, they are in abundance. The price of competition just went up. The only thing I was surprised about: They don’t have pop-up salon services. . .yet.

Desperate times at Sally Beauty Company? They have been running 20% to 25% storewide promotions on everything online for the past few weeks. They have never advertised so heavily and at such deep discounts.

Exciting news coming from black 15in1 but not until August 12. However a sneak preview is that black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment won a major award.

Product Details

And I will leave you with one of my all time favorite Jimmy songs, One Particular Harbor. Enjoy!

Happy Friday!

black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment Earns Good Housekeeping Seal

Are you familiar with the Good Housekeeping Seal?

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Here is the PR announcement that hit the AP wires yesterday, very exciting!

Hair Care Revolution black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment Earns Good Housekeeping Seal
PR Newswire
NEW YORK, May 3, 2012
NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment, a revolutionary hair care hybrid that instantly transforms hair as it styles while also treating hair woes over time, has earned the highly coveted Good Housekeeping Seal, marking its position as one of the select brands in the professional hair care industry to achieve the honor. A favorite of hair stylists, beauty editors and celebrities, black 15in1 features such key ingredients as Aloe Vera, Green Tea Leaf Extract, SPF and Keratin, which deliver a myriad of fifteen clinically proven results, including enhanced shine, hair color retention, diminished frizz and split ends, plus heat styling and UV ray protection.

The Good Housekeeping Seal has been reassuring consumers about their product-purchasing decisions for over 100 years, and is one of the most recognized consumer emblems in the market today. Only products that have been evaluated and accepted by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute can earn the Seal, which also provides a two-year limited warranty.

“Consumers want a hair product that will simplify their lives, made by a brand that they can trust. The Good Housekeeping Seal confirms what consumers have been saying all along about the product,” said Larry Gaynor, tng worldwide President and CEO, and creator of the black 15in1 line. “It’s thrilling to be recognized. We’re proud to add the 100-year tradition of the Good Housekeeping Seal to black 15in1, and are excited to continue delivering outstanding quality to our consumers.”

“After being reviewed by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s Health, Beauty & Environmental Sciences Department, we’re thrilled to welcome black 15in1 to our Good Housekeeping Seal family,” said Patricia Haegele, Senior Vice President/ Group Chief Revenue Officer of Good Housekeeping Magazine.

The black 15in1 complete hair care system also includes the black 15in1 Twice-A-Week Shampoo and Conditioner, the first-ever twice-a-week shampoo and conditioner boasting an ultra-rich, paraben-free, sulfate-free formula that works in harmony to effectively cleanse and condition each strand. As the name suggests, the shampoo and conditioner are formulated for twice a week use, and maintain hairstyles for up to four days. The system works on all hair types and textures to enhance the hair’s natural qualities, leaving locks restored, refreshed and healthy.

black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment is available in 3.3oz bottles for $20.00 and a 1oz travel size bottle for $10.00. black 15in1 Twice-A-Week Shampoo and Conditioner is available in 6.6 oz. bottles ($20 for the shampoo and $22 for the conditioner) and 26.4 oz. bottles ($40 for the shampoo and $44 for the conditioner.) All products are sold in over 1,000 salons nationwide and available on www.black15in1.com.

About black 15in1:

black 15in1 was introduced in January 2011 to simplify hair care. Its signature product, black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment, provides luxurious results from 15 clinically proven benefits and is dermatologist recommended. With the launch of the black 15in1 Twice-A-Week Shampoo and Conditioner in February 2012, black 15in1 has created a revolution hair care.

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About the Good Housekeeping Seal

Since 1909, the Good Housekeeping Seal has been a highly recognized statement of the magazine’s renowned Consumer’s Policy. The Good Housekeeping Consumer’s Policy, published in every issue of the magazine, states that the limited warranty reflected by the Good Housekeeping Seal means that if a product bearing the Seal is defective within the first two years of purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace the product or refund the purchase price.

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Happy Friday!

Out of My Mind on a Thursday Mornin’

Do you prefer salty or sugary snacks?

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Subway is cutting the sodium levels in their sandwiches by 15%. That suggests one will only be 110% over the recommended sodium level instead of 125%. And do you notice people actually adding salt to sandwiches?

Do you prefer salt or sugar? I’m a salty type of guy. Costco’s premium peanuts are as good as you can get and love the Cape Cod half fat barbeque chips. However, M&M dark chocolate are pretty addicting.

OPI Black Shatter is hitting our warehouses no later than Monday. This has been a true phenomenon and we are certainly looking forward to the summer Shatter collection.

Apple reported sales growth of 94% over the previous quarter last year. Can you imagine? Apple sold nearly 5 million iPads and could have sold 10 million if they had them. And they sold nearly 20 million iPhones. And when the new iPhone 5 comes out in September, they will sell more than 100 million. Hey Steve Jobs, can you come up with Apple shampoo and conditioner for us?

The sun came out this morning and I had to rush to ER. The doctor told me I had an allergic reaction to something called the sun. But it went away soon enough as the clouds came back in. Is spring ever going to come?

Speaking of lousy weather, I’m off to Chapel Hill, home of the Blue Devils to visit a true devil himself, second son Daniel. Not only is Daniel a Blue Devil, but a Wolverine too. Is there any worse combo? Daniel told me he can count on one hand the days it has rained over the past 8 months. Of course it is raining today and tomorrow.

Is sushi without soy and wasabi worth eating?

Gas is $4 a gallon and will most likely peak at $4.25 – $4.50 before sliding back. With both Ford and Chrysler boasting their top selling vehicles are pick-ups and sales are soaring, do gas prices matter like they used to? Economists claim at $4.50 and higher, they will. Hopefully we won’t need to find out.

Who doesn’t love Moroccanoil?

And who doesn’t love black 15in1? Check out this Facebook page from a salon in Texas:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denise-Barker-HAIR-FLAIR/115870085098435

When you get up from a chair, do you push the chair back into position or leave it as is?

Is Greek yogurt your new favorite thing?

The Red Wings swept the Coyotes. Good news or bad news?

Happy Thursday!

Out of My Mind on a Thursday Mornin’

Do you prefer salty or sugary snacks?

View Results

Subway is cutting the sodium levels in their sandwiches by 15%. That suggests one will only be 110% over the recommended sodium level instead of 125%. And do you notice people actually adding salt to sandwiches?

Do you prefer salt or sugar? I’m a salty type of guy. Costco’s premium peanuts are as good as you can get and love the Cape Cod half fat barbeque chips. However, M&M dark chocolate are pretty addicting.

OPI Black Shatter is hitting our warehouses no later than Monday. This has been a true phenomenon and we are certainly looking forward to the summer Shatter collection.

Apple reported sales growth of 94% over the previous quarter last year. Can you imagine? Apple sold nearly 5 million iPads and could have sold 10 million if they had them. And they sold nearly 20 million iPhones. And when the new iPhone 5 comes out in September, they will sell more than 100 million. Hey Steve Jobs, can you come up with Apple shampoo and conditioner for us?

The sun came out this morning and I had to rush to ER. The doctor told me I had an allergic reaction to something called the sun. But it went away soon enough as the clouds came back in. Is spring ever going to come?

Speaking of lousy weather, I’m off to Chapel Hill, home of the Blue Devils to visit a true devil himself, second son Daniel. Not only is Daniel a Blue Devil, but a Wolverine too. Is there any worse combo? Daniel told me he can count on one hand the days it has rained over the past 8 months. Of course it is raining today and tomorrow.

Is sushi without soy and wasabi worth eating?

Gas is $4 a gallon and will most likely peak at $4.25 – $4.50 before sliding back. With both Ford and Chrysler boasting their top selling vehicles are pick-ups and sales are soaring, do gas prices matter like they used to? Economists claim at $4.50 and higher, they will. Hopefully we won’t need to find out.

Who doesn’t love Moroccanoil?

And who doesn’t love black 15in1? Check out this Facebook page from a salon in Texas:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denise-Barker-HAIR-FLAIR/115870085098435

When you get up from a chair, do you push the chair back into position or leave it as is?

Is Greek yogurt your new favorite thing?

The Red Wings swept the Coyotes. Good news or bad news?

Happy Thursday!

black 15in1 Launches in USA and Vietnam

How do you think Rick Synder will do as Governor?

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As you read from my previous blog, black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment is one of the most exciting products in 2011. One thing that makes it so are the comments, blogs, videos and such from people that love the product. Below is one of the latest blogs from teenvogue.com. Beauty Director Eva Chen couldn’t say it any better than me.

I am also excited to announce that the first international country launching black 15in1 is Vietnam. The Vietnamese economy is booming (you should see the traffic competing with scooters, bikes and autos) and consumers have more disposable income to spend. With consistent hot sticky conditions year round (temperatures in the 90’s and high humidity) it is not uncommon for people to take several showers a day. But the water is terrible and creates havoc for the hair. AllGreen Tu Quy, the exclusive Vietnamese distributor, took samples and passed them out to women. They were amazed and shocked how the product worked in the humidity and tamed their hair from the problem water. AllGreen Tu Quy services over 500 salons.

Beauty Director Eva Chen shares the hottest trends, backstage know-how and must-have products.

new hair treatment black fixes 15 hair problems with one product

january 03, 2011

black-15-in-1-Bottle.jpgA quick trip to the drugstore is never that simple for me. It’s a common conundrum I face, walking into my local Duane Reade to quickly buy a new hair product, then finding myself stationed in the beauty aisle for what seems like hours, debating whether I should purchase the spray/gel/mousse/serum that promises to add shine, the one that blocks humidity, the one that will protect my hair color, or the one that guarantees to straighten my wavy locks, among many other uses. To my relief, I don’t think I’m the only one who often finds myself stuck in this situation, because let’s face it, who really needs to address just one issue when it comes to styling their hair? Luckily, a new product is about to hit the beauty scene that promises to do it all–or at least fifteen different things–in one application. Black, the first ever 15-in-1 hair treatment, claimed it could do all the things I look for most in my hair products: add shine, prevent split ends, stop frizz, seal hair color, and prevent heat-styling and other damage, among many more necessary functions. To be honest, it all sounded too good to be true, so I decided to test it out and see for myself. I added three pumps of it to my towel-dried hair this morning, then blow-dried as usual to reveal hair that was definitely shinier and more manageable than with my normal styling products. Now, I can’t yet vouch for whether or not it really has prevented breakage, drying out, or fading, but for me, it passed the ultimate test when my hair retained its smoothness and shine even after walking through the New York humidity this morning. Definite plus! Black will be available for $20 online at black15in1.com and in more than 1,000 salons throughout the country starting in January!

Happy Thursday!