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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Beauty School is In Session -- Create a No-Makeup, Makeup Look


Beauty School is In Session -- Create a No-Makeup, Makeup Look
Allergan, the makers of ACZONE®(dapsone) Gel 5% team up with celebrity makeup artist Julianne Kaye on new video tutorial


IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned beauty expert and makeup artist to the stars Julianne Kaye is partnering with Allergan, the makers of ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel 5%, the No. 1 prescribed retinoid-free acne brand in the U.S., to offer expert skincare and makeup tips in an exclusive video posted today on http://www.aczone.com/beauty-tips.1 ACZONE® Gel is a prescription medicine used on your skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older.


"This time of year, my clients— particularly those with acne—are often concerned about being poolside or at the beach because it's not the best environment for heavy makeup," said Kaye. "The good news is you can still look fresh and pretty without loading on the concealer and foundation. That's why I am excited to partner with Allergan, the makers of ACZONE® Gel, to share tips and tricks for achieving one of my favorite looks. Makeup, of course, can only get you so far, so it's important to see a dermatologist to address any chronic skin conditions like acne."2

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans.3 Nearly 85% of people have acne at some point in their lives.3 In many cases, adults—particularly women—in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s can continue to have acne.3 However, people living with this chronic condition don't have to simply cope with their condition.2 Rather than self-treating or managing it alone, acne-sufferers can work with their dermatologist to identify treatments that are right for their skin and routine.

"The summer heat is not kind to acne-prone skin or the layers of makeup that we use to cover the blemishes and imperfections," said Doris Day, MD, MA, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. "One medication I prescribe for acne lesions that can be worn under makeup is ACZONE® Gel. ACZONE® Gel does not make acne worse before it gets better. ACZONE® Gel is not known to cause sun sensitivity.4 And remember, sunscreen is a must-have regardless of your skin type."

To watch the video and for more skincare tips, please visit http://www.aczone.com/beauty-tips.

FDA-APPROVED USE
ACZONE® Gel is a prescription medicine used on your skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use ACZONE® Gel if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in ACZONE® Gel or if you are younger than 12 years of age.

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) which may put you at a greater risk for developing a low red blood cell count. If you experience signs and symptoms such as back pain, breathlessness, tiredness/weakness with daily activities, dark-brown urine, high fever, and yellow or pale skin, stop use and call your doctor immediately.

The most common side effects of ACZONE® Gel are dryness, redness, oiliness, and peeling of the skin being treated.

Talk to your doctor about any medications you're using including topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO). Use of BPO with ACZONE® Gel may cause your skin to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information or visit www.aczone.com

About Allergan

Allergan is a multi-specialty health care company established more than 60 years ago with a commitment to uncover the best of science and develop and deliver innovative and meaningful treatments to help people reach their life's potential. Today, we have approximately 11,700 highly dedicated and talented employees, global marketing and sales capabilities with a presence in more than 100 countries, a rich and ever-evolving portfolio of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter consumer products, and state-of-the-art resources in R&D, manufacturing and safety surveillance that help millions of patients see more clearly, move more freely and express themselves more fully. From our beginnings as an eye care company to our focus today on several medical specialties, including eye care, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics and urologics, Allergan is proud to celebrate more than 60 years of medical advances and proud to support the patients and physicians who rely on our products and the employees and communities in which we live and work. For more information regarding Allergan, go to: www.allergan.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward‐looking statements," including but not limited to, the statements by Ms. Kaye and Dr. Day as well as other statements regarding the safety and efficacy of ACZONE®. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from Allergan's expectations and projections. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things, general industry and pharmaceutical market conditions; challenges related to achieving regulatory approval from the FDA on a timely and cost‐efficient manner; technological advances and patents attained by competitors; inconsistency of treatment results among patients; potential difficulties in manufacturing; challenges related to new product marketing, such as the unpredictability or market acceptance for new products and/or the acceptance of new indications for such products; and governmental laws and regulations affecting domestic and foreign operations. Allergan expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward‐looking statements except as required by law. Additional information concerning these and other risks can be found in press releases issued by Allergan, as well as Allergan's public periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under the heading "Risk Factors" in Allergan's most recent Annual Report on Form 10‐K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10‐Q. Copies of Allergan's press releases and additional information about Allergan are available at www.allergan.com or you can contact the Allergan Investor Relations Department by calling 1‐714‐246‐4636.

Allergan Contacts

Heather Katt (714)697-2981; (714)246-6224 (media)
Jessica Chao (714)586-7707; (714)246-3151 (media)

© 2014 Allergan, Inc.
® marks owned by Allergan, Inc.

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1 IMS Health, Inc. Monthly IMS National Prescription Audit Data. April 2008 – March 2014
2 Gollnick H et al. Can We Define Acne as a Chronic Disease? Am J Clin Dermatol. 2008:9(5): 279-284.
3 American Academy of Dermatology. "Stats and Facts: Acne." Available online at http://www.aad.org/mediaresources/stats-and-facts/conditions/acne. Last accessed on October 17, 2013.
4 DraelosZD, Carter E, Maloney JM, et al; For United States/Canada DapsoneGel Study Group. Two randomized studies demonstrate the efficacy and safety of dapsonegel, 5% for the treatment of acne vulgaris. J Am AcadDermatol. 2007;56(3):439.e1-439.e10.

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Quest To Look Younger is No Longer a Beauty Priority for Women

Juliet Keeble took part in the social experiment conducted by Allergan for their #ThisIsMe campaign. Her image was retouched to different degrees - from natural, to subtle wrinkle softening, to magazine style flawlessness.

New Research from Allergan Reveals that the Quest to Look Younger is No Longer a Beauty Priority for Women

MARLOW, England, December 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

New research conducted by Allergan, the maker of JUVÉDERM® facial fillers, has revealed that even when surrounded by images of smooth faced-celebrities, most women don't want to erase all their lines and wrinkles.[i] In fact, given the chance to transform into a younger looking version of themselves, most women would choose not to do so.[i]


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This refreshing attitude to ageing was put to the test when Allergan assembled a panel of women in their early 50s to find out just how many would be able to resist the temptation of a wrinkle-free complexion. During the experiment, the panel were photographed and their images retouched to different degrees - from subtle wrinkle softening, to magazine style flawlessness. Despite being faced with a vision of themselves that appeared years younger, all of the women preferred the image that they felt represented the way they feel inside: the one that kept most of their lines, but not all of them.[i]

The surprising results were reinforced by public preference as well. When shown the images, on average nearly two thirds (63%)* of the 2,000 women surveyed said the participants looked better with most of their wrinkles intact and with only subtle tweaks made to their appearance.[i] Nearly two in three respondents (64%), thought the images of the women with a few wrinkles softened looked refreshed and 69% thought they looked good for their age.[i]

On average almost half (47%) thought the totally retouched images looked unnatural and a further 41% thought the most retouched images didn't look real.[i] This revelation debunks the myth that women want to look younger - according to this research, they just want to look like the best version of themselves.

Honey Langcaster-James, Behavioural Psychologist, attended the experiment and assessed the attitudes of the women involved: "As more milestones pass, women feel that the face in the mirror isn't a true reflection of how the vital, energetic person they feel like on the inside and yet the outside world is also full of unrealistic and youthful faces that they don't identify with either. What's really interesting is that women today don't want to look years younger; they want to age well which for them, means looking great for their age. All of the women who took part in the experiment showed just that- subtle tweaks is all they wanted and they were adamant that they wanted to still look like 'them'."

Commenting on the results of the social experiment Dr Jonquille Chantrey, plastic surgeon, said: "I see women and men every day who just want to soften one or two tell-tale lines or wrinkles that are bothering them about their appearance. More people are choosing less invasive treatments with dermal fillers as it's possible to achieve a very natural and refreshed look. This subtle, more attractive result conveys a healthy approach to life choices, rather than wanting to look young."

Debbie Christian, a participant in the social experiment, said: "I like some of my wrinkles as they add to my character, but others I can do without. I feel great on the inside and the image which I chose as my favourite still looked exactly like me, just with subtle tweaks, which refreshed my look. I would never want to look totally flawless at my age, that's not realistic and I would just look fake."

The experiment is part of a wider communications campaign called #THISISME, which celebrates women's choices to age well, by embracing the lines they like and saying goodbye to the ones they don't. For more information on the campaign or on Juvéderm facial fillers, visit http://www.this-is-me.com or http://www.juvederm.co.uk.



[i] Opinium Research, November 2014, commissioned by Allergan UK. Online survey of 2,029 UK females aged 18+.
* This statistic was calculated by taking an average percentage for each respondent who ranked either image 2 (slightly retouched) or image 3 (modestly retouched) as being the best version (top rank) of any of the four women.


Notes to editors:

Additional research statistics available on request.

About JUVÉDERM®

As we get older, our skin loses volume, elasticity and tone, causing some of the tell-tale signs of visible ageing. Facial fillers like those in the JUVÉDERM® range, simply replace lost volume using the same naturally found ingredient, HA, that is lost from the skin as we age. The entire JUVÉDERM® range of products have been authorised for use in Europe and each product carries the European registration stamp, the CE Mark. Allergan is firmly committed to science, innovation and quality, and that's why each product within the range has been thoroughly tested in clinical trials. Allergan is deeply committed to practitioner training and has launched the Allergan Medical Institute to ensure qualified practitioners know how to use the JUVÉDERM® products to help restore lost volume and create natural looking, subtle results.

About Allergan

Allergan is a multi-specialty health care company established more than 60 years ago with a commitment to uncover the best of science and develop and deliver innovative and meaningful treatments to help people reach their life's potential. Today, we have approximately 11,500 highly dedicated and talented employees, global marketing and sales capabilities with a presence in more than 100 countries, a rich and ever-evolving portfolio of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter consumer products, and state-of-the-art resources in R&D, manufacturing and safety surveillance that help millions of patients see more clearly, move more freely and express themselves more fully. From our beginnings as an eyecare company to our focus today on several medical specialties, including eyecare, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, and urologics, Allergan is proud to celebrate more than 60 years of medical advances and proud to support the patients and customers who rely on our products and the employees and communities in which we live and work.

SOURCE Allergan

CONTACT: Media contacts, and to arrange to talk with one of our ambassadors: Karen Dennehy, Medical Aesthetics PR Manager, Allergan EAME – dennehy_karen@allergan.com / +44-1628-497-217 / +44-7824-017-950, Allergan media team, The Red Consultancy – allergan@redconsultancy.com








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Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record With More Than 40 Million Visitors



LAS VEGAS BREAKS TOURISM RECORD WITH MORE THAN 40 MILLION VISITORS
Tourism Industry Continues Growth in Las Vegas with New Hotels, Restaurants, Shows and Attractions

Surprise Winner Enjoys Dolphin Habitat’s “Trainer for a Day” at The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 17, 2014) / PR Newswire / — Las Vegas reached a historic milestone, exceeding 40 million visitors for the first time. The tourism industry in Southern Nevada continues to expand, achieving ten consecutive months of visitor volume increases, with many of those months being the best on record.

Penn & Teller Surprising Visitors with Sprinkles Cupcakes at The LINQ Promenade.

The “Entertainment Capital of the World” has surpassed its record for annual visitation, drawing more than 40 million people with two weeks remaining of the calendar year. Current pacing suggests the destination could approach nearly 41 million visitors by the end of the year. The previous record was set in 2012 with more than 39,727,000 tourists.

Surprise Winners Receive Two-Story Pool Villa at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

“Las Vegas couldn’t have reached this milestone without the continued investments of our resort partners, and the more than 40 million people who came to experience all the destination has to offer,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “Ongoing developments in the destination, including new, renovated and rebranded resort properties, exciting new attractions, world-class entertainment, incredible culinary offerings and more are what keep first-time visitors and loyalists returning to Las Vegas time and time again.”

Las Vegas has seen an increase in direct international air service in 2014 with Canada and Mexico proving to be instrumental to visitation growth.

Tourism plays a vital role in the economy of Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas Valley generating more than $45 billion annually and supporting 376,000 local jobs.

To celebrate the 40 million visitor milestone, as only Las Vegas can, the destination created a series of priceless, ‘Only in Vegas’ experiences and surprised unsuspecting visitors with Las Vegas entertainers, including Penn and Teller, Carrot Top and Claire Sinclair, presenting the one-of-a-kind experiences. The giveaway items included: incredible suite upgrades at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Palms Las Vegas, dinner for four at CRUSH eat, drink, love at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, thrill-seeking SkyJump experiences at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, VIP beauty makeovers at Michael Boychuck’s COLOR Salon at Caesars Palace and much more.

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ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and nearly 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com








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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Follow the Trend with Beyonce's Kisua Skirt for Only $ 170

Beyoncé Wearing Kisua Mombasa Highwaisted Skirt.


Product Description

Flattering high waist? Check. Slouchy pockets? You got it. Volume-enhancing pleats? Yep. Masai blanket-inspired grid print? Affirmative. This midi skirt ticks all the right boxes. Pair with the matching KISUA Hariri Mombasa sweatshirt.
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Natalie Morales and Thomas Roberts to Host "The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant" Sunday, January 25

"TODAY's" Natalie Morales And MSNBC's Thomas Roberts To Host "The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant" Sunday, January 25 On NBC (8-11 p.m. ET) IMG SIGNED ON AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS


NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that "TODAY's" Natalie Morales and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will host the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant airing Sunday, January 25 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. The Miss Universe contestants will be hosted in Doral-Miami, Florida and the pageant will air live from the FIU Arena. IMG will be the executive producers of the three-hour event, which will simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.

Natalie Morales and Thomas Roberts will take the stage together for the first time as co-hosts of the competition. Natalie Morales is the news anchor of NBC's "TODAY" show, and co-anchor of the show's third hour. Morales previously co-hosted the MISS UNIVERSE Pageant in 2010 and 2011. Roberts hosts MSNBC's "Way Too Early" and is a contributor to "Morning Joe." He returns to co-host the MISS UNIVERSE Pageant for a second time in a row. Roberts also previously hosted the 2014 MISS USA® Pageant this past June.

The Miss Universe Organization has brought on IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media, as the executive producers of this year's pageant. For more than 40 years, IMG's productions team has produced some of the most memorable original entertainment on television across all genres and media platforms including reality programs, scripted entertainment, documentaries, network specials, live events and world feeds. Steve Mayer will be the Executive Producer.

The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant will feature nearly 90 contestants from across the globe. They will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013 will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast. The MISS UNIVERSE beauty pageant is distributed to approximately 190 countries and territories.

ABOUT MISS UNIVERSE
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture which uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be "Confidently Beautiful." The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® beauty pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, and brands around the world. During their reign, our winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their personal career goals. For more information, and to learn more about Miss Universe's official cause to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS education and prevention around the world, please visit: www.missuniverse.com.

For more information, visit: www.missuniverse.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/MissUniverse; Twitter and Instagram: @MissUniverse #MissUniverse; YouTube: www.youtube.com/missuniverse

ABOUT IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG's businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world's leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.

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CONTACT: Jackie Shahinian, Miss Universe Organization, jackies@missuniverse.com, 212.373.4986; Dara Busch, Rubenstein Public Relations, DBusch@rubensteinpr.com, 212.843.8079
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Amazon Offers Kindle Unlimited To Millions of Users of Mobile Phones and Tablets



Morgan Stanley estimates that Amazon sold $3.57 billion worth of Kindle e-readers and tablets in 2012, $4.5 billion in Kindle device sales in 2013 and $5 billion in Kindle device sales in 2014.

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited.

By clicking the button above, you agree to the Kindle Unlimited Terms of Use . After any applicable free trial, you authorize us to charge your 1-Click credit card or another available credit card on file with us £7.99 per month until you cancel. You may cancel your subscription at any time by visiting your account and adjusting your settings. Access Kindle Unlimited on any Kindle device or install the free Kindle Reading App on another device.


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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kerry Washington Loves Using Neutrogena® Visibly Even® Skin-Tone-Correcting Facial Moisturizer



Neutrogena® Visibly Even® Skin-Tone-Correcting Facial Moisturizer with Kerry Washington.



Don't just hide uneven skin tone. Watch Kerry Washington from Scandal explain how the Neutrogena® Visibly Even® Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 daily lotion can help reduce the look of dark spots in just four weeks using a clinically proven soy complex. Say hello to your skin looking radiant, less blotchy, and more even-toned.










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Saturday, December 13, 2014

RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics Wins WWD Beauty Inc.'s 2014 "Specialty Retailer of the Year" Award

Rituals: The first brand in the world to combine Home & Body cosmetics. Inspiring products for the care of your body and home. Rituals turns everyday events into something special.

Happiness can be found in the smallest of things: it begins with feeling good about yourself, savouring the intensity of ordinary things. It is our passion to transform everyday routines into more meaningful rituals.
Just by taking the time to enjoy a warm bath, a cup of tea or relaxing massage: special becomes truly special again.

Rituals is designed for discerning customers who have high standards when it comes to personal care, as well as caring for others and the environment. Not surprisingly, these are exactly the same standards we insist on for our products and service. Rituals is meant for everyone who wishes to enjoy the small pleasures of life.




NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics, recognized in Europe as one of the fastest growing beauty brands of its kind, solidifies itself as an international powerhouse, gaining acknowledgment stateside as the proud recipient of the prestigious WWD Beauty Inc. 2014 "Specialty Retailer of the Year" award in the specialty market.


"We are deeply honored to be selected as the winner of WWD Beauty Inc.'s Specialty Retailer of the Year, alongside such esteemed peers in the industry," said Raymond Cloosterman, CEO and Founder of RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics. "Committed to honoring our heritage, RITUALS provides a comforting and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our retail model thrives on trial from the moment one steps into our shopping sanctuary they are introduced to an oasis of beauty opportunities that transform everyday routines into meaningful rituals. We aim to build an entire world surrounding ancient traditions and we could not be more humbled and grateful to be recognized by WWD Beauty Inc. for our efforts in changing the shopping experience."

As the first beauty brand in Europe to combine bath and body with home in affordable luxury, RITUALS has a comprehensive portfolio of unique, distinctive products spanning the bath, body, skincare, home and fragrance categories. Available stateside for only 1 year, they have succeeded in shaping a tremendous presence in the market. The first two U.S. storefront locations are in New York City on the Upper West Side at 420 Columbus Avenue and in the SoHo neighborhood at 231 Lafayette Street, with plans for further expansion in 2015.

The WWD Beauty Inc. awards are the industry's only business-to-business honors recognizing outstanding achievement for the year. They are editor's choice awards decided using a variety of criteria, including sales data, retailer feedback and WWD's reporting throughout the years. 2014 marks the 13th year of the WWD Beauty Inc. Awards.

ABOUT RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics
Founded in 2000, the opening of the first RITUALS store on Amsterdam's Kalverstraat was followed by openings in London, Madrid, Antwerp, Lisbon, Berlin, Stockholm and Sao Paulo. The luxury brand now has over 350 stores, more than 1,000 shop-in-shops and 5 City Spas in eighteen different countries worldwide. All of the products, over 400 in total, are inspired by authentic Eastern traditions. RITUALS works with the world's leading laboratories and top perfumers to continuously develop new innovations. For more information about RITUALS, please visit RITUALS.com

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CONTACT: Gianna Cesa, Behrman Communications, (212) 986-7000, gcesa@behrmanpr.com
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Female Entrepreneur Tackles Big Texas Hair PuffCuff Hair


Female Entrepreneur Tackles Big Texas Hair PuffCuff Hair
Clamp wrangles big hair and rounds up Texan beauty fans with its innovative design

HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything in Texas is big - from the plate size to its citizens' hair. Yet, for those with naturally thick, coily and textured hair, styling tools and accessories are often too flimsy, cause damage or create tension. As a solution to this problem, PuffCuff Hair Clamp wrangles big hair and rounds up Texan beauty fans with its innovative design and styling versatility.

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Entrepreneur Ceata E. Lash of Marietta, GA experienced migraines when wearing elastic bands on her voluminous, naturally coily hair. Banana clips and other hair accessories were more suitable for thin or straight hair, neither which she possessed. In addition to the causing headaches, they often snagged or even ripped out her hair. Frustrated, she set out on a mission to create a functional tool to both secure big hair and allow it to maintain fullness without cinching, pulling or causing the user pain. Lash designed, patented and went to production on what would prove to be a revolutionary solution to a decades old problem.

Launched in February of 2014, the PuffCuff Hair Clamp was well received by the burgeoning natural hair community in the U.S., United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The durable, round, clamp has short teeth and a hook closure designed to accommodate Afro textures. This unisex tool meets the needs of a multicultural society whose hair is challenging to manage and even intimidating to stylists. Lash defends its design and function by emphasizing that the clamp is not a banana clip. She firmly states, "The PuffCuff is the replacement for obsolete hair accessories for the millions who have thick, textured hair and want to achieve trendy styles without pain or breakage."

Now only available in their original 5" clamp, the PuffCuff will soon launch its Jr, Mini and Micro sizes in early 2015, opening up their customer base to include those with wavy, straight and less dense hair.

For the holidays, PuffCuff debuted their limited edition PC Toolbox, a beauty gift box full of specially selected styling tools for grooming and maintaining lovely locks. It also includes the original 5" PuffCuff Hair Clamp.

Ceata E. Lash and PuffCuff Hair Clamp will be doing demonstrations at Nzuri Natural Hair, Health & Makeup Expo this weekend at NRG Stadium.

For more on PuffCuff, visit puffcuffhairclamp.com.

About PuffCuff LLC

Founded in February 2014, PuffCuff Hair Clamp is the only hair clamp for thick, coily, textured hair. Created out of a frustration with the lack of hair tools that accommodate dense and coarsely textured tresses, the PuffCuff has become one of the fastest selling items designed specifically for big, voluminous hair.

Media Contact:
Jasmine Powers
Marketing Manager, PuffCuff LLC
Toll-free Phone: 1-888-983-8602 x 701
Email

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9 Best Designers From Around the World Compete for $20,000 in Design Genius Season 2 on FashionOne



ABOUT THE SHOW


Nine of the best designers from around the world will be faced with unconventional materials to make the unimaginable, fashionable. This fashion-packed series has designers competing for a chance to win $20,000 cash prize.

In this 6 part series, every episode three designers compete in three unique challenges; an accessory, an undergarment and a wardrobe apparel piece. They are given one inspiration throughout the challenges with one goal, to achieve a single cohesive look under a time limit.

Designers will have to be flexible, inventive and creative in order to construct with the mandatory materials provided. In the end, only one will be crowned, “The Design Genius”.


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