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Cloyd to retire as P&G technology officer

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced the retirement of G. Gilbert Cloyd, chief technology officer.

Cloyd will retire effective Sept. 1, 2008, after more than 33 years of service. Until that time, effective June 1, Cloyd will be named officer on special assignment, reporting to A.G. Lafley, chairman and chief executive officer.

Effective June 1, Bruce Brown, current vice president of research and development of Global Hair Care and Global Hair Colorants, will be elected chief technology officer. Brown will report to Robert McDonald, chief operating officer.

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:10 Minute Manicure opens latest location at Dulles

BY Antoinette Alexander

DULLES, Va. Walk-in salon :10 Minute Manicure has expanded with the recent opening of its newest location at Dulles International Airport.

The Miami-based company operates 11 locations and will be adding new stores at JKF International’s Terminal 3, Miami International’s South Terminal and Cincinnati’s A concourse later this spring.

The concept, initially launched in 2006, was created to meet the needs of women, who make up 48 percent of the traveling population and command an estimated $6.1 billion in spending power. It addition, 30 percent of its airport customers are men.

An express manicure and pedicure is available based on a passenger’s schedule, with services beginning with the company’s signature manicure completed in 10 minutes for $15. A spa length manicure or pedicure service is also available. Prices range from a $5 hand massage to a $45 aromatherapy spa manicure.

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Survey highlights importance of pedicures in women’s beauty regimen

BY Antoinette Alexander

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. A recent survey suggests that pedicures may rank higher in importance than manicures, waxing/hair removal, facials or massages among women when it comes to their beauty routines.

The online foot care survey was conducted by Harris Interactive for Microplane Foot File. It was conducted between Dec. 26 and 28, 2007 among 2,254 U.S. adults aged 18 and older.

According to the findings, 41 percent of women get pedicures as part of their personal grooming routine. Of this 41 percent, half are women aged 18 to 44 and 31 percent are aged 45 and older. This compares with 40 percent of women who get manicures.

More than half (55 percent) of women who get pedicures think painted toenails are sexy and, when preparing for a special event, 25 percent don’t feel “put together” unless they have a pedicure.

Hygiene at salons where they get their pedicures done was a concern for 25 percent of women. The concern was most prevalent in the Southern region of the United States (34 percent) and least prevalent in the West (15 percent). In addition, some women said they are sometimes not satisfied after a salon pedicure because the skin on their feet/heels is still rough and dry.

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