LAS VEGAS — Hair and nail battles raged on at Cosmoprof North America, where brands angled to get a leg up with the latest releases to stoke the nail art, gel polish and keratin smoothing treatment crazes.
Nearly 860 companies and 25,000 importers, distributors, manufacturers, spa and salon owners — and retail buyers, up 9 percent from last year — came to the trade show, which held its 10th edition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center here from July 22 to 24. The increased attendance reflected an upbeat, yet cautious, outlook for the U.S. beauty industry despite a forecast by the Demeter Group that its revenues would dip slightly this year to $59.8 billion from $59.9 billion last year.
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