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31. ULTA Beauty will open its doors for a grand opening Aug. 29 at its new location within Southland Center mall in Taylor. The new location features 20,000 beauty products, 4,000 testers and more than 1,000 scents. ULTA Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and offers one-stop shopping with a full-service salon. Nationwide, the company operates 696 retail stores across 46 states. In celebration of its grand opening, the first 100 guests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive gift certificates from $5 to $100. The first 100 guests will also receive a gift certificate for a free service at THE SALON, ULTA Beautys full-service salon. ULTA Beauty will offer free makeovers and consultations all weekend with makeup and skin experts and stylists from THE SALON. One customer will have the chance to win a Pamper Me Pink box filled with ULTA products. ULTA is all things official website beauty, all in one place, said Kelly Smith, who manages grand openings for ULTA Beauty.
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561-681-4100; http://www.pbclibrary.org/branches/acreage . BOYNTON BEACH Gathering STEAM The Schoolhouse Childrens Museum & Learning Center is presenting the STEAM Ready series beginning Wednesday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. These kindergarten-readiness classes are designed for 3- to 5-year-olds. Individual class: $6; five-class series: members, $30; nonmembers, $45. 129 E. Ocean Ave. 561-742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org . WEST PALM BEACH Party in France sort of LOccitane in CityPlace is hosting Party in Provence on Thursday. LOccitane is celebrating the colors, scents and tastes of the South of France. Guests who shop at the retail boutique on Thursday can enjoy beauty rituals, Provencal-inspired refreshments and receive a free (with $65 purchase) LOccitane pouch containing a variety of products.
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Source: General Motors. Among the most glaring of those holes: crossover SUVs. Luxury crossovers have been white-hot recently, part of an industrywide trend that has seen consumers shifting toward crossovers and away from cars. The competition is doing well: As a group, sales of BMW ‘scrossovers were up 19% through the first seven months of 2014, and Audi’s big Q7 rose almost 25% over the same period. Cadillac does have one crossover, the midsize SRX. Even though the SRX is a dated model that will be replaced soon, U.S. sales are up almost 16% this year. Cadillac also has the big Escalade SUV. It’s all-new for 2015 , and early sales have been very strong.
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Department of Transportation . Here’s the real concern But there’s more to this story than just new road construction and infrastructure repairs potentially being put on hold. This is an issue of sustained job creation. According to the latest study from research firm Brookings, more than 14.2 million infrastructure jobs are at stake based on the action Congress takes moving forward, which, based on the nonfarm payroll employment figure from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for July, is more than 10% of the U.S. workforce. Source: Chris Waits via Flickr . Because these jobs represent such a vital component of the well-being of local and state economies, select states, as Brookings reports, are aggressively looking for ways to boost revenue in order to supplement an expected shortfall in Highway Trust Fund disbursements. Both Maryland and New Hampshire recently lifted their gas taxes in order to pay for improvements, while in Pennsylvania private groups have stepped up to fund bridge upgrades within the state. However, a vast majority of states haven’t acted. This could be because they’re waiting to see what Congress does, or perhaps it could be because midterm elections are just months away and no elected officials want to be responsible for pushing through much-needed tax hikes in their state. Either way, if neither side does something soon, certain states could be facing a transportation budget shortfall that could translate into a lot of lost jobs.
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The lawsuit filed Thursday in Polk County District Court accuses the La’James chain of cosmetology schools of fraudulent practices. A lawyer representing the beauty school chain said his client denies any wrongdoing. LaJames operates cosmetology and massage schools and salons in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Johnston, Fort Dodge and Iowa City, and has one location each in Illinois and Nebraska. What many students experience is a school with extraordinary turnover of instructors resulting in instructorless classrooms and inconsistent instruction, lack of access to practice their skills and, ultimately, an institution that treats them more like free labor than students, the lawsuit states. Indeed, through their tuition students seemingly pay La James for the privilege of working for the company, according to the suit. The attorney general’s office also argues the beauty school chain unfairly charges students who fail to graduate by an arbitrary deadline. Depending on which program they select, students pay at least $4,750 and up to $18,660 in tuition. The suit alleges prospective students arent told they will have to perform janitorial, laundry and other duties and will have to sell products for the company or they will be penalized. Students are only given credit for training done on paying students, not on mannequins or other students, the suit states. Students are given a deadline to complete training, and they have to pay fees for additional training done after the deadline, the suit states.
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Kale hasnt displaced other botanicals, which remain a small segment of the multibillion-dollar beauty industry. Theres a wide range of plant life and consumables in beauty products, but where else would the new darling in greens land if not beauty aisles, spas and websites? A look at kale on the beauty side: Kale on nails Sprawled in ads on a bed of kale, British fashion darling Alexa Chung is the face of Nailkale, a new line of 12 nail shades from London-based Nails Inc. They just launched in the U.K. and will hit U.S. shelves in late August. Nails Inc. founder Thea Green was inspired by a couple of trips to New York City last year. On one trip we saw a group of very lovely girls walking down the street all drinking their green juices, and no one in London was drinking green juice then, she said in a recent interview. Then I heard a woman in a restaurant, a very proper upper east side New Yorker, reject her salad because it was rocket (arugula) and not kale. I thought the whole thing was fascinating, Green said.
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