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Olivia Garden develops brush, comb cleaners

BY Antoinette Alexander

PITTSBURG, Calif. — Olivia Garden is looking to help beauty mavens extend the life of their brush with its The Brush Cleaner and The Comb Cleaner.

The Brush Cleaner extends the life of brushes by removing lost and tangled strands and digging deep to get rid of sticky and/or dry hair product residue. Featuring two tools in one, The Brush Cleaner cleans all brush sizes and models, and boasts an ergonomic handle that makes cleaning easy. Consumers can use the large side to rake through brush bristles to remove hair and buildup. The small size cleans thoroughly in specific areas. Repeat using both sides until brush is clean. Follow us with a quick soak and rinse using warm water and a little shampoo. Allow to air-dry. The suggested retail price is $14.95.

Remove unwanted residue and buildup from any comb with Olivia Garden’s Comb Cleaner. To remove hair, use small rake. To remove residue, insert the comb between the two cleaning rollers. Move the comb back and forth from one end to the other. The rotating bristles sweep away all residue sticking to the comb’s teeth. The suggested retail price is $8.25.

The products are currently available at Ulta Beauty locations.

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The Art of Shaving teams up with Movember to fight cancers affecting men

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK – Procter & Gamble Prestige’s The Art of Shaving grooming brand is joining in the fight against cancers affecting men, by teaming up with global men’s health charity Movember.

Founded in Australia, Movember has developed into a global movement engaging guys to grow and women to support the "Mo" — slang for moustache — for the 30 days of November. Along the way, these participants raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. The Art of Shaving encourages their well-kempt brethren to grow and groom bold Mo’s and participate in Movember’s 6th annual U.S. fundraising event.

To participate, men and women start by registering on Movember.com. From there, men must start Nov. 1 clean-shaven and grow their Mo for the month. As the Mo grows, it becomes the "hairy ribbon" for men’s health, and the guys growing them become walking billboards for 30 days. The Art of Shaving on Nov. 1 is inviting all registered MoBros to a complimentary Movember Hot Towel Shave available at the brand’s Barber Spa locations.

The Art of Shaving is calling on the members of their "brotherhood of shaving" across the country to register to participate, and pledges to match team donations made at The Art of Shaving stores or via the brand’s Movember team, up to $25,000.

The brand is kicking off the partnership with the release of the limited edition Horn Moustache Comb and grooming book, The Moustache Grower’s Guide written by Lucien Edwards.

"Movember is about men growing and women supporting the growth of real moustaches to open up much-needed dialogue around men’s health issues. We’ve found that each moustache generates 2,413 conversations in-person and online during the month, raising awareness which is saving and changing lives," stated Adam Garone, CEO and cofounder of Movember. "Our success is due to the 855,203 amazing supporters who participated globally in 2011, raising $126.3 million to change the face of men’s health."

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Walgreens to host ‘Senior Discount Day’ with savings of up to 20% on store brand items

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday announced that this Friday Nov. 2 the chain will host its first Senior Discount Day. All senior citizens over the age of 55 will receive 15% off eligible store items and 20% off eligible Walgreens, W Brand and Nice! products. 

Participants who simply reference the discount and present a valid ID, will receive the discount at any Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstore nationwide. 

“We are pleased to provide this savings opportunity for some of our most loyal customers,” stated Graham Atkinson, Walgreens chief marketing and customer experience officer.

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