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  • Facial Hair Survey Reveals that Less is More

    November 14, 2005
    Both men and women prefer the clean-shaven look over every other style, including goatee, moustache, soul patch, beard and stubble, according to a new study sponsored by Gillette. Women found the clean-shaven look to be sexier than stubble or a moust…


  • BEAUTY FUSION SET FOR

    November 14, 2005
    ● Professional beauty show for the salon/spa industry Beauty Fusion is scheduled to open its doors for the first time Sept. 26-28, 2004, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, followed by Health and Beauty America. Organized…


  • 13 OUT OF 19

    November 14, 2005
    ● Ten out of 19 of the best-selling household floor cleaners made floors more slippery than they were before cleaning, according to a National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), Southlake, TX study. “Most of the products tested contained a…


  • CLEANING SERVICE

    November 14, 2005
    ● Demand for contract cleaning services and supplies is expected to grow 7% a year to total $50 billion in 2007, according to Cleaning Services and Supplies from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH. Non-residential services will dominate, but…


  • NEW LUXURY

    November 14, 2005
    ● As the overall U.S. economy grew modestly during the first half of 2003, sales from “new luxury” players, whose high-quality products are targeted to middle-market consumers but cost more than traditional items, rose 18%, accord…


  • SOLVENT SALES

    November 14, 2005
    ● Sales of disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals are expected to grow 6% a year, reaching $735 million in 2007, according to The Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, OH in its Solvents report. Demandwill be driven by heightened awareness of foo…


  • AICHE ANNUAL

    November 14, 2005
    ● Eighteen conferences will take place at the 55th annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Nov. 16-21 at the San Francisco Hilton & Towers. Topics will range from traditional chemical engineering discipline…


  • LOOKING GREAT =

    November 14, 2005
    ● Better-looking professors get higher teaching scores, according to a study by Professor Daniel S. Hamermesh at the University of Texas at Austin. Other variables that influenced teaching ratings were being a native English speaker, being a…


  • U.S. Brands Lose Share

    November 14, 2005
    There is a growing threat to the appeal of U.S. brands as a result of recent tensions and shifting attitudes towards American culture, according to New York-based RoperASW’s Roper Reports 2003 Worldwide study in 30 countries. There has been a b…


  • Women Link Appearance and Sel

    November 14, 2005
    Most women around the world said that how they look is an important element of their self-esteem and identity, according to Avon’s 2003 Global Women’s Survey of more than 21,000 women in 24 countries. Results found most women use beauty p…


  • U.S. Corporate Governance Better Than

    November 14, 2005
    America is far from perfect when it comes to corporate governance, with examples such as WorldCom Inc. and Enron Corp., said Adelphia Communications Corp., Coudersport, PA. But U.S. companies still do better than most in everything from board disclos…


  • Insect-Repellent Apparel Registered by

    November 14, 2005
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered insect-repellent apparel to battle mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. Greensboro, NC-based Buzz Off Insect Shield LLC’s Insect Repellant Apparel uses permethrin, a synthetic version of…


  • Consumers Embrace Traditional Items for

    November 14, 2005
    Consumers indicated they plan to spend more in certain categories than last year, such as clothing (36%), school supplies (30%), shoes (28%) and skin care/cosmetics (21%). Sixty-six percent of consumers surveyed said school requirements greatly influ…


  • Women are Disappointed With Current Skin Care Products

    November 14, 2005
    Sixty percent of American women have given up on their skin care products for various reasons, mostly because the products did not live up to their claims according to a survey by Harris Interactive for Power Paper’s PowerCosmetics division, Te…


  • Laundry Remains A Womans

    November 14, 2005
    “Cosmetics manufacturers need to work harder and utilize new technologies to increase efficacy, particularly if they are going to make strong cosmetic claims, such as decreasing wrinkles or erasing age spots, to help drive initial purchase and…