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JUN 2019

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6 June 2019 | beautystorebusiness.com Industry News Courtesy of Wahl Professional ANNE MARIE KOLLIAS PROMOTED TO WAHL PROFESSIONAL'S U.S. DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING Anne Marie Kollias has been promoted to U.S. director of sales and marketing for Wahl Professional. Previously, Kollias served as national sales manager for Wahl Professional since she joined the company in 2015. She will continue to oversee all domestic sales accounts and will now also handle day-to-day operations, marketing and product coordination. "I am so proud to be part of this team and this journey. Sales are the fuel that provides resources for Wahl's continuous research, innovation and growth. And marketing is Wahl's opportunity to make connections with our customers and the professional beauty industry with many touchpoints that allow us to tell our story and build relationships. I've learned, no matter what category of this industry you work in, our business is a relationship-driven business from end to end. From manufacturer to distributor, distributor to salon, salon owner/ manager to beauty professional and beauty professional to customer, we're all in the people business," said Kollias. "Anne Marie has been instrumental in growing our professional division within the U.S. As a result, it's a natural fit for her to expand her role and we're so pleased she's accepted this challenge," said Lance Wahl, global vice president of Wahl's professional products division. Looking ahead, Kollias added, "We feel a strong sense of responsibility to continue laying the foundation for the next generations. We will continue to work with barbers and stylists, distributors, professional beauty stores, field sales teams and our talented Wahl Education and Artistic Team members to develop the industry's best tools." Interestingly, Kollias will also focus on strengthening the connection between professional tools and fashion. "Most people don't realize that the evolution and innovation of clippers, trimmers and finishing tools has greatly influenced hairstyle and fashion trends. We will continue to bring a fashion focus to the professional teams' marketing and education efforts," she explained. Previously, Kollias held leadership roles at Me Spa and Coldwater Creek. Anne Marie Kollias NEW MOBILE APP 'TIPPY' PARTNERS WITH SALONCENTRIC Tippy, a new digital tipping solution for spa and salon professionals, has partnered with SalonCentric for a national rollout. Tippy will offer customer-facing terminals and a mobile app for service providers to more than 150 salons, with plans to roll out to additional salons throughout the United States. Tippy's software empowers service professionals (i.e. stylists and estheticians) to collect tips and deposit them into their personal bank accounts daily. "By significantly reducing the waiting period to receive their hard-earned tips, Tippy brings financial control back to the service professionals," said Terry McKim, founder and chief information officer of Tippy. "We are excited to leverage this partnership and introduce this business solution to salons and stylists nationwide." The Tippy mobile app is available to both iPhones and Androids. "SalonCentric is always looking for ways to support the salon professional and Tippy brings a unique business solution in the area of tip processing, helping us do just that," said Bertrand Fontaine, president of SalonCentric. HENKEL TO LAUNCH 100 PERCENT RECYCLED PLASTIC PACKAGING Henkel Beauty Care has announced plans to launch new packaging made with 100 percent recycled plastic to the German market in June 2019. The products include special editions of shampoo and shower gel: Meeres Glück from Nature Box and Fa's Meeres Liebe. Additionally, 50 percent of the packaging will contain Social Plastic, which is plastic that has been collected, sorted, processed and reintroduced to the market by Plastic Bank–an organization committed to fighting the problem of ocean plastic while reducing poverty. "We are looking forward to consistently and successfully integrating sustainability with the upcoming product launches for Fa and Nature Box and to tackle–together with Plastic Bank–the global issue of ocean plastic," said Saskia Schmaus, corporate director, international of Henkel Beauty Care. Social Plastic is plastic that has been collected by individuals from local communities. These individuals return the collected plastic to collection centers, where it is sorted and processed, in exchange for cash or non- monetary benefits. Plastic Bank operates the plastic collection centers and is also a partner of Henkel Beauty Care.

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