Coty points to several factors, including increased promotional activity. Pall Corp. The maker of filtration systems beat estimates by five cents with fourth quarter profit of $1.11 per share, excluding certain items, with revenue also well above forecasts. Pall said it is pleased with its performance, including strong profit margins, in a “challenging economic backdrop.” Williams-Sonoma The home goods retailer matched estimates with second quarter profit of 53 cents per share. However, the company gave a current quarter forecast that falls short of analyst estimates, in spite of improving sales. Workday Workday lost 11 cents per share for the second quarter, excluding certain items, three cents less than analysts had forecast. Revenue was better than expected, as the company saw growth in demand for subscriptions to its human resources and financial management software. Workday also raised its full-year revenue forecast. JPMorgan Chase , Citigroup These and other banks will be on watch after the FBI said it was investigating reports of cyber attacks against U.S. banks. Reports say JPMorgan Chase was among the recent victims.
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Marilyn Monroe Glamour Room Opening Soon in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburgs first Marilyn MonroeTM Glamour Room takes the traditional day spa concept to the next level by offering a variety of glamour services, such as nail treatments at the manicure bar, hair services at the blowout bar and salon, makeup application at the makeup bar, as well as spa treatments like signature facials and tailored massages, all with a glamorous yet affordable twist. We are excited to offer this high level of service and overall luxury to St. Petersburg residents, said Niki Bryan, founder and CEO of Marilyn MonroeTM Spas. Guests will find that the fun, flirty, fabulous experience offered at our Marilyn MonroeTM Glamour Room is lavish, but the price tags are not. Nail treatments start at just $20 for a manicure and $30 for a pedicure, while signature hairstyles start at $40. Express makeup looks start at $15 and massage services are $40, $60, or $85 for 25-minute, 50-minute and 80-minute sessions, respectively. In true Marilyn Monroe fashion, the brand sets itself apart with its appealing aesthetics. We are offering a fresh approach to spas, said Bryan. The decor is sleek, chic and social. This is the second Marilyn MonroeTM Glamour Room in the nation, and the sixth Marilyn Monroe Spas brand location in Florida. This is just the beginning.
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5 Ways This Sublime Beauty® Tool Improves Long-term Wellness for Under $20

Here are 5 ways Skin Brushing improves well-being: 1) Brushing perfectly dry skin towards the heart helps remove toxins and dead cells excreted through the skin. One third of body impurities are shed through the skin daily. 2) Brushing boosts blood circulation to get nutrients throughout the body and help give a sense of invigoration. 3) Body Brushing gets the lymphatic system moving. The lymphatic system has no pump and relies on body movement, massage or brushing as ways to remove the toxins and keep the immune system in check. 4) Brushing releases endorphins and simply helps the body feel invigorated and energized. This helps relieve stress. 5) Brushing can reduce cellulite or keep it away. It moves and breaks down the accumulated toxins under the skin and helps keep it smooth and healthy. Sublime Beauty offers a website devoted to Skin Brushing with helpful information. The company offers an array of brushes on its webstore and on Amazon: a portable Skin Brush with pouch, the dual-headed Skin Brush with long handle, and Face Brushes plus a kit with Phytoceramides and Skin Brush.
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Startups Vie to Become the Uber for Beauty Services | Fox Business

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 Amazon brings same-day delivery to Atlanta Related The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA Retail giant Amazon has launched same-day delivery in metro Atlanta, a move expected to ramp up the already intense competition to get products in the hands of consumers quicker. Seattle-based Amazon said Tuesday that millions of items including health and beauty products, toys, movies and games, electronics, office supplies, sporting goods and home accessories is now available for same-day delivery to metro Atlantans when they place orders as late as 12 p.m., seven days a week. It will come at a cost: same-day delivery for Amazon customers with a prime membership will pay $5.99 per order. Those without the membership will pay $8.99 per order, plus 99 cents per item, according to the companys website. Metro Atlanta cities on the list for the service include Atlanta, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Mableton. Same-day delivery is the last mile for retailers as they try to win the war for customers with speed. Atlanta-based Home Depot, for instance, has launched a buy-online, ship to stores program to give customers an option to pick up available products on their way home from work. And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos created buzz around the world earlier this year when he suggested using drones to drop packages off at consumers homes. Atlanta joins several other metro areas already getting Amazons same-day delivery, including Baltimore, Boston, Dallas and Washington D.C. More News
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We are experiencing 45% growth month-over-month and a 42% repeat customer rate, said Carmona. TheStylisted currently operates in Chicago and New York, with plans to launch in Los Angeles this October. The startup is in the process of raising a $700,000 round from angel investors. In the same vein is GLAMSQUAD, which launched at the beginning of the year. But where TheStylisted allows stylists to do their own thing, so to speak, GLAMSQUAD trains its contractors to provide specific hair and makeup styles, such as The Weekender (a wavy blowout), The Starlet (smooth wavy hair), The Bronzed Beauty (a sun-kissed makeup look) and The Flirt (cat-eye makeup and a bold lip). Perri said popular metropolitan blow-dry chains like DryBar and DreamDry have set the foundation for a service like GLAMSQUADs. They really opened up the market and taught woman its OK to spend $40 or $50 to look great and feel great. We love being a part of a growing marketplace of other folks out there, trying to do what were doing, he said. GLAMSQUAD has raised $2 million in seed funding; Gilt co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson joined the team earlier this month as CEO.
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Photo – Hence, standard applications of eye shadows, blush and lipsticks are now being put into a new light with features that have yet to be explored with makeup stencils having intricate designs. This is a great way to incorporate classic, conventional and modern makeup while implementing a new idea, along with an opportunity to mix and match these makeup concepts. New Brand of Creativity Makeup Masterpieces will also be introducing beauty concepts that have never been seen used to decorate the face before for a more mystical look. Local artists are being explored to create artisan one-of-a-kind stencils for subtle and dramatic makeup applications. Users will no longer have to hold back on their creativity. Makeup Masterpieces offers possibilities that are unlimited thanks to the wide selection of artistic makeup for all purposes that the consumer already owns, from solids to glitter; it is the use of one’s own makeup that offers the versatility to the already innovative stencils. Avenue of Usage While the stencils work will all types of makeup, creams for a more dramatic look and powders for a more subtle one, also on the site are cream makeup sticks in an array of colors where users would not have to worry about wearing anything that might irritate their skin. Makeup for All Events Never be left to settle for the limitations makeup applications have. Whether you’re planning on attending a simple cocktail party or everyday wear, Makeup Masterpieces will always be everything you need to catch the attention of the crowd using cream makeup or be more subtle with powders, while both bring appreciation for creativity and uniqueness which can be achieved effortlessly. Now, celebrities like Madonna or Lady Gaga will not be the only ones starting trends within the beauty industry with unique and artistic looks. With the help of Makeup Masterpieces, anything is possible, and every woman will be limited only by her own creativity to achieve the perfect look for any occasion.
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