Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC) Launches The BIZ SmartBrief

Weekly e-publication to keep salon/spa owners and cosmetology professionals informed of trends, emerging research and news shaping the industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) announced today the launch of The BIZ SmartBrief.

The weekly publication aims to keep salon/spa owners and cosmetology professionals, including hairstylists, nail technicians and estheticians, informed of the trends, emerging research and news shaping the industry.

“The BIZ SmartBrief curates the week’s top beauty news to provide up-to-date information on business management and marketing of salons, spas and individual careers in our dynamic and ever-changing industry,” said Paul Dykstra, CEO, Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show. “Our aim for The BIZ SmartBrief, as with all our programs and events, is to support the entire professional beauty industry and help it grow. We see The BIZ SmartBrief becoming the go-to source to keep our members, America’s Beauty Show attendees and all segments of the industry informed and educated.”

“With this weekly newsletter, Cosmetologists Chicago leads the charge in industry growth by sharing best practices and timely information. Through this partnership we’re committed to providing salon owners and professionals with the essential news and information they need to advance in their businesses and careers,” said Torrey Kim, The BIZ SmartBrief editor.

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About Cosmetologists Chicago:

Cosmetologists Chicago® is a not-for-profit association of more than 17,000 members. Members are all working cosmetologists, salon owners, nail technicians, estheticians, school owners and students. Established in 1914, Cosmetologists Chicago owns and organizes America’s Beauty Show®, which began in 1924 in downtown Chicago. Its officers and directors are all volunteers who are also salon owners, educators and cosmetologists. The overarching mission of the association is to give back to our industry by educating professionals—members and non-members alike—and improving the cosmetology profession by helping those in need and producing the all-industry America’s Beauty Show.

About SmartBrief:

Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with leading trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities.



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