PonyBun Hair Bun launches new colors for 2014
CHICAGO — PonyBun Products has broadened its portfolio with three new colors — denim, plum and silver — for the crochet version of its PonyBun hair accessory.
The patented 3-in-1 design consists of a ponytail holder attached to a hair bun cover along with an integrated comb. In seconds, a woman can make a ponytail, tuck her hairdo inside the bun cover, and snug it firmly in place with the comb.
"Our strategy is to offer colors that are fashionable, yet classic," stated Susan Michaud, president of PonyBun Products. "Pastels are going to be the rage in spring 2014. We chose denim and silver specifically to accessorize the pastel palette."
In addition, Pantone’s recent announcement of Radiant Orchid as the 2014 color of the year makes the Plum PonyBun positioned for many wardrobes. The Plum PonyBun can provide a complement to a Radiant Orchid wardrobe or an accent to a wardrobe using the purple palette as a highlight.
Emmi-Tech develops new ‘Nature’ toothpaste
LAS VEGAS — Emmi-Tech, the distributor of the Emmi-dent Ultrasound toothbrush, has unveiled a new gluten-free, fluoride-free and paraben-free toothpaste called Nature.
According to the company, the new Nature toothpaste creates nano-bubbles that are imploded by the ultrasound waves of the toothbrush to remove bacteria, plaque, tartar, small food scraps and stains.
The solution is ideal for people with sensitive teeth or gums, especially those having periodontal or gingival diseases. Patients who have had surgery and implants also can use it soon after surgery, cleaning their teeth and mouth after surgery without pain, the company stated.
Emmi-dent Nature Ultrasound Toothpaste is available at $7.99; others flavors are available at $5.99. The Emmi-dent 6 Ultrasound Toothbrush is available online at a suggested retail price of $189.
Report: Former Ulta CEO takes helm at Beauty Brands
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Ulta Beauty CEO Lyn Kirby is reportedly part of a group that acquired Beauty Brands, a cosmetics chain based in Kansas City, Mo.
According to a Crain’s Chicago Business article, Kirby, along with a leveraged buyout firm in California, snapped up the majority stake from advertising executive and entrepreneur Robert Bernstein.
Bernstein, who started Beauty Brands 19 years ago, told Crain’s Chicago Business that he couldn’t name the private equity buyer or discuss terms of the deal.
Kirby, who stepped down as CEO of Ulta Beauty in 2010, will serve as CEO of Beauty Brands, the article states.
Beauty Brands was founded in 1995 and today operates more than 50 locations. Each of the 5,000- to 9,000-sq.-ft. locations offers a full beauty experience, including a full-service salon and spa, as well as a superstore featuring salon exclusive products.