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DEC 2018

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News 100 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | DECEMBER 2018 —Emilie Branch Subscribe and Shear Just 150 days after launching, Rock Paper Shears, a subscription mailing service for styling shears, celebrated a major milestone—it now has customers in all 50 states. This is more than a business benchmark; it proves that stylists are always in need of top-quality tools. Subscribers to Rock Paper Shears opt into a four- or six-month program, mailing back their dull tools before starting a new cycle. The service starts at $11 per month, which includes sharpening and round-trip shipping. It's a total game-changer, considering that shears typically average from $300 to $800. "We're humbled and overwhelmed by the response and support from our subscribers, as well as from salon operators who have embraced our program as a low-cost quality control," says founder Pat Lazure. "Stylists can fi nally stop accumulating shears that they don't use. Instead, stylists need only pay for shears that they actually use, while the bothersome task of having their shears sharpened is forever checked off their to-do lists." For more information, visit rockpapershears.com. The shears subscription service Rock Paper Shears offers sharpening and round-trip shipping! LASHES CHANGE LIVES Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Beauty Changes Lives Amazing Lash scholarship competition! Amazing Lash Studio—a rapidly growing eyelash extension franchise—and the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation announced their fi ve scholarship recipients‹at the lash studio's The Power of You conference, which recently took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. In recognition of their talent and efforts, the winning ladies each received a $2,250 tuition credit toward an accredited aesthetic institution. Heather Elrod, CEO of Amazing Lash Studio, spoke on the importance of awarding scholarships and empowering the next generation during the event. "The demand for esthetic professionals continues to grow and we are excited to help equip and empower future estheticians to take advantage of this rewarding career path," she says. "According to data from the International Spa Association, there are more than 30,000 jobs in the professional spa industry," adds Beauty Changes Lives Foundation president Lynelle Lynch. "By funding this scholarship, Amazing Lash is shining the spotlight on a very fulfi lling career path and helping employers attract talent with the skills and knowledge necessary for long-term success." Congratulations again to all the scholarship recipients: Daniela Beckett from Aveda Institute-Columbus, Sierra Childs and Cassandra Schulz from Aveda Institute-Austin, Marceyanna Marshall from David Pressley School of Cosmetology, and‹Imani Simon from Summit Salon Academy. For more intel, including how you can be a future winner, log on to beautychangeslives.org. Amazing Lash Studio CEO Heather Elrod //STYLING UNCOMPROMISING CREATIVITY & PROTECTION Nio-protect technology to provide a unique ESLABONDEXX STYLING EXPERIENCE. The best of creativity with the highest protection! NOUVELLEUSA UVELLEUSA/ NOUVELLEUSA.COM / NOUVEL 800 857 5804 COURTESY OF BRANDS

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