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Bio-Therapeutic is pleased to announce the details of the 2017-2018 Bio-Therapeutic Face of the Future Awards. Bio-Therapeutic wants professionals to show off their skills with their best before and after photos using Bio-Therapeutic equipment and products. These awards are about championing hard working skin care professionals who dedicate their time to making a difference in clients’ lives. Amazing prizes, worldwide recognition, and the opportunity to perfect facial techniques, making a difference in a client's lives and comfortable by helping them achieve their best possible skin health is the optimal goal.

VI Aesthetics, a Los Angeles-based pharmaceutical grade chemical peel and skin care line

VI Aesthetics, a Los Angeles-based pharmaceutical grade chemical peel and skin care line, is proud to announce Ken Mazur as vice president of sales. Mazur will be responsible for expanding and leading the domestic sales team in driving sales for the famed painless VI Peel and the VI Derm skin care line. Hailing from Clarisonic, Mazur describes the appeal of VI Aesthetics saying, “VI Aesthetics has a very unique product and the company has a mission I believe in. Marya Khalil-Otto has taken this company to new heights and I am honored to become part of the growing team.”

Saltability announces that Christine Clinton has joined the company as an account executive and international educator.

Saltability announces that Christine Clinton has joined the company as an account executive and international educator. A licensed massage therapist, entrepreneur, and skin care specialist, Clinton has worked in the spa industry for 27 years, with a focus on helping cancer patients through spa therapy. A wellness company that provides quality Himalayan salt stone treatments and products for resort, day, medical, and destination spas worldwide, Saltability was created by founder Ann Brown, who sought a better and more environmentally-friendly way to provide stone massage to clients. In her new role, Clinton will work closely with Saltability clients to determine how best to incorporate Saltability’s Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, featuring Saltability’s eco-friendly, salt stone warmer, and other spa treatments and retail products into their spas and wellness centers.

Surya Brasil, a Brazilian line of natural, organic, and vegan lifestyle products that promote health, wellness, and sustainability, celebrates 20 years in the United States with continued growth and development on the horizon. In the 20 years in the US and Canada, the brand has seen continued growth. “In 2017 alone we have grown 92 percent and will continue to grow as we look to the future," says Clelia Angelon, founder of Surya Brasil. "We are proud to now be available in our latest retailers, Thrive Market and Pharmaca, and intend to continue to significantly increase our distribution over the next couple of years. We are also exploring the opportunity of going into mass market in 2018.”

Repêchage® Professional Skin Care is excited to announce that Mrs. India 2017 & Mrs. North Asia Universe 2017

Repêchage® Professional Skin Care is excited to announce that Mrs. India 2017 & Mrs. North Asia Universe 2017, Kristi Das, will serve as an official Repêchage Brand Ambassador in India. Under the guidance of JB SkinCare, the exclusive distributor for Repêchage in India, Repêchage will serve as Das’ skin care and wellness partner as she prepares to compete for the title of Mrs. Universe 2017. In partnering with Repêchage, Kristi Das says, “I am very excited that Repêchage will serve as the official skin care and wellness partner in my journey to Mrs. Universe 2017. Repêchage makes my skin beautiful and radiant. The seaweed contains vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, which provide my skin with essential moisture.”

Iris Mittenaere has become an ambassador for Guinot Paris

Iris Mittenaere has become an ambassador for Guinot Paris, the leading French skin care line and beauty company, which offers full service treatments and professional expertise for the beauty in dustry. Mittenaere has long valued healthy skin care and with a busy schedule as Miss Universe, Guinot makes it easy for her to maintain a well-balanced beauty regimen. During a recent Guinot Hydradermie facial at Stephen Knoll Salon in New York, she said, “I travel a lot and value good skin care products. As a Guinot ambassador, I have been able to learn more about my skin type and which Guinot products and treatments are best for me. I look forward to sharing the Guinot experience with others.” Keeping its roots in the spas where its professional treatments began, Guinot is recognized as a leading skin care collection with results-driven products and treatments available exclusively at prestigious spas worldwide.

Biologique Recherche has partnered with Wellness for Cancer, a non-profit organization, to adapt facial and body treatments specifically to the needs of cancer patients and those in remission. Treatments are available in the US and France, with plans to expand in over 70 countries, making Biologique Recherche the only company adapting its methodology to all types of cancer patients worldwide. "With the help of Wellness for Cancer, we are bringing to market something that should have been done a long time ago, bringing wellness and beauty to those who need it most and those who cannot always afford it,” says Rupert Schmid, chairman of Biologique Recherche. “Through this partnership, we are adapting our methodology and personalized approach to globally offer spa benefits to those who have been touched by cancer.”

Bioelements announces expanded distribution of its professional skin care products through Massage Warehouse, a web-based professional supply source with international distribution. Massage Warehouse is excited to announce its partnership with Bioelements! The goal is to provide a wide selection of quality massage and spa products at an affordable price. “Whether you are an independent LMT or part of luxurious salon, we are confident that your clients will enjoy using Bioelements skin care products,” said David Lahr, marketing manager for Massage Warehouse. “We are thrilled about this new partnership, “ said Lou Ann Kuzniewski, Bioelements director of business development. “I'm confident that together we will continue to ensure Bioelements’ high expectations for service and results will be met.”

Performance Health Marcia Chaves Tyndall, L.M.T.

Performance Health Marcia Chaves Tyndall, L.M.T. was presented with the Performance Health FSMTA Humanitarian Award at Florida State Massage Therapy Association’s (FSMTA) Convention and Trade Show. Performance Health, the manufacturer and marketer of Bon Vital®, Biofreeze®, Prossage®, TheraBand™, Cramer® and Thera°Pearl®health and wellness products, honor individuals annually in the massage therapy industry for their efforts in improving the welfare of their clients and demonstrating selfless devotion to others. This is the 15th year Performance Health and the FSMTA have presented the award. “We are once again honored and proud for the opportunity to partner with the FSMTA to honor someone who passionately gives back so much to others,” stated Craig Hall, director of sales and marketing, with Performance Health.

Eminence Organic Skin Care’s blog was recognized as one of the 2017 Best Organic Beauty Blogs by Healthline. Carefully selected by Healthline editors, their blog has been recognized as one of the most up-to-date, informative, and inspiring blogs that aim to uplift their readers through education and personal stories. On the Éminence Organics blog readers can find insider tips on how to use their products, insight on new product launches, and which products their celebrity fans are currently raving about. In addition to seeing what they are doing in the community with their philanthropic initiatives, Éminence provides easy steps to create a healthy and green lifestyle from upcycling old jars to healthy recipes that anyone’s skin will love.

gloProfessional rebrands to Glo Skin Beauty, highlighting integrated skincare and makeup system gloProfessional, known for its formulations and products, has rebranded to become Glo Skin Beauty in an effort to take a more unified approach to skincare and makeup.

According to representatives from the company, Glo Skin Beauty products have undergone extensive research and testing, aiming for synergy in skin care.

CIDESCO, a world-renowned name in beauty and spa therapy, is inviting its schools, members and the general public to join in the celebrations for CIDESCO’s International Beauty Day on September 9, 2017. The day, which was started by CIDESCO Section Russia, will celebrate inner and outer beauty around the world, and raise awareness about the importance of the beauty industry as a whole.

Barbara Salomone, Bioelements Professional  Skin Care Founder + CEO, Passes Away

Bioelements Professional Skin Care is heartbroken to announce the passing of its founder and owner, industry leader Barbara Salomone, after an ongoing illness. Salomone passed away peacefully in her California home, with her husband Ross at her side.
"There are no words to express our sadness,” said Salomone’s brother and CEO of the company, Bob Schatz. “Barbara treated all employees like family – many of whom have been a part of Bioelements for decades, and we are truly heartbroken," said Salomone's brother and Bioelements CEO Bob Schatz. “She laid the groundwork for what this company is today, and helped build an ever-expanding team of experts that share her pioneering spirit, her passion for advanced education, and devotion to product and ingredient innovation above all else."

One of the industry’s outstanding innovators in the world of holistic skin therapies...

One of the industry’s outstanding innovators in the world of holistic skin therapies, Anne C. Willis, is proud to announce the launch of De La Terre Skincare’s state-of-the-art showroom and Training Center located in Asheville, North Carolina. The expansion for the company is a direct response to the exponential growth experienced in the health and wellness market, and is a testament to De La Terre Skincare’s commitment to health oriented skin care formulas and applications that support one’s overall well-being.

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Helix BioMedix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in peptides, recently announced the promotion of Robin L. Carmichael to the position of chief executive officer in addition to her current role as president. She will continue as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Carmichael will be responsible for all aspects of management of Helix BioMedix including profits and losses, operations, sales, marketing, business development, pharmaceutical and consumer product programs, and research and development. She will report directly to the Board of Directors. Carmichael joined the company in 2007 as vice president of marketing and business development. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 2011, and later to president and chief operating officer in 2015.

Spa Nalai at Park Hyatt New York is home to the latest luxury treatment collection – CelleClé Skincare. The company is thrilled to announce that Spa Nalai at Park Hyatt New York has become the latest CelleClé Skincare spa partner! Nalai, meaning serenity, provides a uniquely tailored spa experience. Located inside Park Hyatt New York, Spa Nalai features the finest amenities for optimal wellness and relaxation. Take in the views of the city skyline from their separate men and women’s locker rooms. As crowds rush by on the streets of Midtown Manhattan below, clients can take a moment to unwind from everyday stresses in the indoor hydrotherapy area featuring a lap pool, whirlpool, and co-ed eucalyptus steam room before heading to a spa suite for a CelleClé Skincare facial experience.

The visionary individuals at ECHO2Plus are proud to present our newly updated website. With a fresh and clean new look, echo2plus.com now features updated information, explanatory videos and a helpful FAQ section which can help both novice and seasoned aestheticians become more knowledgeable about using ECHO2Plus products. More knowledge equals increased profitability for spas! The Starter Pack page now features in depth descriptions and photographs of the products included in the ECHO2Plus opening order. The company is very proud of the astounding results photographs in the section highlighting the Oxyceuticals Oxygen Acne Treatment. Featuring the multiple awards that ECHO2Plus won in 2017, the links section also contains print articles and testimonials from ECHO2Plus users who are overjoyed with the results they achieved in their spas.

The luxury care range Platinum Care by Janssen Cosmetics has won the SPA Diamond Award 2017 in the category Beauty Anti-Aging! Ulrich Janssen, the director of the family company from Aachen, which exports its professional cosmetic products to more than 85 countries worldwide, is clearly thrilled about the award. Jansenn says, “We have just travelled in from Vienna, where we celebrated our 20-year company anniversary with 150 clients from 58 countries. To win the SPA Diamond Award here in Berlin, in a competition with very strong brands, is simply unbelievable.”

Better Business Bureau recognizes NovaLash with The Award of Distinction for three years running.

Better Business Bureau recognizes NovaLash with The Award of Distinction for three years running. In recognizing businesses for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, NovaLash was recognized at the Better Business Bureau Award Ceremony. Recognized as a Winner of Distinction, this was the third time the Better Business Bureau awarded NovaLash for service excellence. When asked what it means to NovaLash to receive this recognition, Beth Fetzer, COO of NovaLash, states, “We work hard to provide top notch service to our customers and clients and it is an honor to be recognized for our efforts. We are thrilled to win this prestigious award for the third year in a row.”

Spas depend on their vendors for a wide variety of products, services, and support functions. Managing these relationships is time consuming and businesses need to spend less time placing orders to have more time servicing clients. Many spa owners and spa directors find themselves working outside the spa to complete their weekly work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 22 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home. Spa professionals perform a growing number of diverse tasks in today’s technology-driven economy and should select wholesale partners capable of anticipating these evolving needs. ExPürtise® is now offering an online wholesale ordering platform designed to streamline access to professional resources and simplify the ordering process.

SkinOwl is honored to announce their Matcha Beauty Bar is the runner-up in Prevention Magazine's 2017 Natural Beauty Awards! Founder of SkinOwl, Annie Tevelin said, “We are so thrilled to have our much loved Matcha Beauty Bar included in Prevention's Natural Beauty Awards! It makes me personally happy to know that other people are able to enjoy the skin glowing benefits the Matcha Beauty Bar has to offer!”

Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, a leader in professional skin care and advanced aesthetics, recently named Larisa Bercu with Nekadam Skin Care the winner of their 2017 National Face-Off Competition. Second place was awarded to Jaclyn Herbert with Serenity Skin Studio and Alexandra Wallin was named third place winner. The 90-day challenge encouraged master aestheticians to showcase their talents and contributions to the field of aesthetics and celebrated the art of skin rejuvenation. Finalists were chosen based on client progress over a three-month period using Rhonda Allison treatment systems and homecare products. Winners were then selected based on the most significant skin changes, challenges overcome, and overall results. All three winners received cash prizes and Rhonda Allison products, with the Larisa Bercu taking home a $1,500 cash prize, $1,000 in Rhonda Allison products, and more than $1,000 in homecare products for her client.

The Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners (AHSCP) holds its 10th Annual Holistic Skin Care Conference at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel on November 5-6, 2017. The AHSCP offers the latest research on natural ingredients, demonstrations of European and Eastern methods for individualized skin care protocols, holistic skin care certification, and continuing education for aestheticians. AHSCP believes that a natural approach to skin care is an effective long-term solution for healthy, beautiful skin. This includes the use of products with food grade quality ingredients and non-invasive methods for corrective, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory skin care treatments.

BioPharmX Corporation, a Silicon Valley pharmaceutical company, released phase 2b clinical data showing its investigational drug BPX-01 2% reduces acne lesions by 59 percent with no drug-related adverse events – and suggesting it may also lessen lesions’ severity. BPX-01 2% topical minocycline gel was superior in reducing the number of lesions in patients with moderate-to-severe acne, compared to vehicle (59 versus 44 percent). Evaluations using a five-point investigator’s global assessment scale also showed more two-grade improvements, compared to vehicle (29.2 versus 17.6 percent). Researchers detected no minocycline in patients’ bloodstreams, except for a single outlier whose level was one tenth that of oral minocycline.

The Skin Cancer Foundation is launching Destination: Healthy Skin, a new program designed to save lives by educating the public about effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention as well as the importance of early detection. As part of the program, The Skin Cancer Foundation's 38-foot RV, customized with two private examination rooms, will travel around the country providing free full-body skin cancer screenings along with educational materials and sun protection giveaways. Local dermatologists who have donated their time will conduct the screenings on board the RV. The 2017 program began in June in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and ends on August 27 in Indianapolis, Indiana, making approximately 50 stops along the way. The Foundation's RV will spend two to three days in each community it visits.

Over 18 spa professionals traveled to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to compete in the Half Ironman Triathlon on June 4th, with the goal of raising $10,000 to open a new location for the Eminence Kids Foundation. The Foundation provides organic meals to sick children, to aid in their recovery, healing and long-lasting wellness. Led by Monica Helmstetter of SpaTec, the "#spaspushinglimits" team exceeded the fundraising goal. "I am honored and humbled by the commitment, time, and energy that these spa professionals gave to this great cause," said Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Eminence Organic Skin Care and the Eminence Kids Foundation.

Bioelements announced new distribution of its professional skin care products through Beauty Collection, a Southern California-based premier beauty destination for the world's best professional brands. This new partnership further expands Bioelements products and education for professionals. "We are thrilled about this new partnership," said Lou Ann Kuzniewski, Bioelements director of business development. "Beauty Collection has a long-standing reputation for unmatched service and products for skin care professionals. Working together, I know we will continue to meet and exceed high expectations for education, service, and results in the treatment room and beyond." Beauty Collection will feature Bioelements products on their website, and in five southern California retail stores that also perform Bioelements professional facial services. There are additional plans to expand distribution in 2017.

Through its new partnership with ReSurge International, SkinCeuticals announces an initiative for Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery, to technically train, professionally mentor, and develop in leadership first generation female surgeons in order to increase access to reconstructive surgical care in
under-served parts of the world. The program is led by Dr. James Chang, who serves as the consulting medical officer for Resurge International and is Stanford University's chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Says Dr. Chang of the program, "These women are not only learning surgical skills, but how to navigate a male-dominated field, with specialty curriculum in reconstructive surgery and career advancement through our partnership with SkinCeuticals." Leslie Harris, global general manager of SkinCeuticals, adds, "Today, reconstructive surgical care is out of reach for two-thirds of the population. If we want to change this statistic, we need to change the number of women surgeons in low income countries who often face unique barriers to entering the field. We are honored to partner with Resurge International in the years to come."

Chuan Body + Soul, the spa at Langham Place New York, 5th Avenue, recently enhanced their sauna with the addition of a Himalayan salt wall from Saltability and Touch America. Constructed of illuminated, hand-carved salt blocks, the wall adds aesthetic beauty and boosts health and wellness for guests. "Chuan Body + Soul's new Himalayan salt wall fits perfectly with their emphasis on guest wellness through the earth's basic elemental forces," said Ann Brown, Saltability founder and CEO. Derived from the Primal Sea, Saltability's 100 percent pure salt is responsibly sourced from the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. Himalayan salt – rich in negative ions and 84 essential nutrients and minerals – offer numerous health benefits for the body. In addition to salt walls, Saltability and Touch America have partnered to bring innovative and one-of-a-kind Himalayan salt equipment to the spa industry.

Face Reality, the acne treatment authority dedicated to the professional market, announces the appointment of David Valenzuela as CEO. Valenzuela will be responsible for all aspects of the Face Reality business. "I am excited to join the Face Reality team," says Valenzuela. "With a unique space in the market and platforms in wholesale distribution as well as flagship treatment clinic, we are building a devoted customer base." Prior to joining Face Reality, Valenzuela held the position of global vice president at COSMEDIX, a global skin care company. "David is a senior executive with more than 20 years of broad-based experience with a demonstrated record of achievement in building and growing companies," says Laura Cooksey and Patrick Romani, founders of Face Reality.

Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, a leader in professional skin care and advanced aesthetics, has announced the 2018 Rhonda Allison National Symposium, a powerful advanced education conference aimed at helping aesthetic professionals grow their business and expand their knowledge. The in-depth, three-day event will be held in the beautiful Beaver Creek Mountain area of Colorado April 22-25, 2018. The Rhonda Allison Symposium, designed to provide skin care professionals the advanced education and skills they need to take their business to the next level, will feature sessions on advanced techniques, treatments to address specific skin issues, marketing, and networking opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Rhonda Allison, founder and CEO of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals. "The first Rhonda Allison Symposium was a success with aesthetic professionals coming together to deepen their knowledge, network, and reenergize," said Shannon Esau, director of education at Rhonda Allison.

The luxury care range Platinum Care by Janssen Cosmetics has won the SPA Diamond Award 2017 in the category Beauty Anti-Aging!

The luxury care range Platinum Care by Janssen Cosmetics has won the SPA Diamond Award 2017 in the category Beauty Anti-Aging! Ulrich Janssen, the director of the family company from Aachen, which exports its professional cosmetic products to more than 85 countries worldwide, is clearly thrilled about the award. Jansenn says, "We have just travelled in from Vienna, where we celebrated our 20-year company anniversary with 150 clients from 58 countries. To win the SPA Diamond Award here in Berlin, in a competition with very strong brands, is simply unbelievable."

Repêchage CEO and founder, Lydia Sarfati, and the Repêchage team welcomed over 175 skin care and spa professionals from across the country and around the globe to the Repêchage 19th Annual International Conference for Salon & Spa Professionals.

Repêchage CEO and founder, Lydia Sarfati, and the Repêchage team welcomed over 175 skin care and spa professionals from across the country and around the globe to the Repêchage 19th Annual International Conference for Salon & Spa Professionals. Held at the luxurious Park Hyatt New York, beauty professionals gathered at this year's Conference to hear presentations from industry experts, including Dr. Samuel Shatkin and inspirational speaker Dzigbordi K. Dosoo, founder and CEO of Allure Africa, an award-winning lifestyle business group headquartered in Accra, Ghana and Washington D.C. Guests also gathered to participate in the launch of the newest anti-aging skin care products and treatments from the seaweed-based company, the Repêchage Triple Action Peptide Mask and Repêchage Biolight™ Luminex Mask, and take part in the annual Repêchage President's Awards.

The Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners (AHSCP) holds its 10th Annual Holistic Skin Care Conference at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel on November 5-6, 2017. The AHSCP offers the latest research on natural ingredients, demonstrations of European and Eastern methods for individualized skin care protocols, holistic skin care certification, and continuing education for aestheticians. AHSCP believes that a natural approach to skin care is an effective long-term solution for healthy, beautiful skin. This includes the use of products with food grade quality ingredients and non-invasive methods for corrective, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory skin care treatments.

Make My Day Beautiful!® was honored to be a sponsor of the George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic 10th Anniversary Celebration – benefiting the George Lopez Foundation. The two-day event began at upscale Beltaire Restaurant in Los Angeles – a wonderful venue for the delicious and entertaining Rat Pack style cocktail party. The next morning, the 10th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic took place at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake, California. The sold-out event continued well into the evening.

Massage Envy named award winners for Franchise, Therapist and Esthetician of the Year at its Annual Franchise Conference held in Orlando, Florida. The award winners include Ray Harrigill for Franchise of the Year, Kellie Schoon for Therapist of the Year, and Morgan Kagy for Esthetician of the Year. "The most important people in our business are the therapists and aestheticians who care for clients – and the franchise owners who care for them," said Joe Magnacca, chief executive officer of Massage Envy. "We are in the business of care and that approach is transforming our industry. People like Ray, Kellie, and Morgan are leading that change every day."

"Made in USA" is a highly sought-after quality for beauty products due to consumer demand. Intelligent SkinSense is proud to deliver this and to receive the American Made Beauty seal. Marlene Katz, who founded Intelligent SkinSense, used her experience as an herbalist to source ingredients and manufacture products in the United States so that she could oversee all production. She says, "it was a natural transgression to work with AmericanMadeBeauty.com, the only third-party verification service specializing in beauty." Intelligent SkinSense received verification that they earned the Made In America requirements for both Federal and the State of California.

Body Bliss Intentional Aromatherapy was proud to help sponsor celebrity Katy Parry's Footwear Easter Sunday Recovery Brunch during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The brunch was held at a private estate, in Thermal, California, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The colorful daytime event featured an exclusive pop-up debuting Katy Perry's footwear collection. "We absolutely loved being a part of such a wonderful event," says Michelle Michael, senior account manager for Body Bliss.

[ comfort zone ] and The Mayflower Grace, are proud to announce their recent partnership.

[ comfort zone ], an Italian sustainable skin care company, and The Mayflower Grace, one of North America's most distinguished luxury hotel spas, are proud to announce their recent partnership. The goal of this collaboration is to provide customers with an exclusive collection of [ comfort zone ] products, treatments, and rituals which have been created with an unwavering commitment delivering the most effective results within a relaxing and peaceful environment such as The Mayflower Grace.

"We are big believers that your daily surroundings have a direct effect on mood, creativity, purpose and well-being," says Shannon McLinden, founder and CEO of the award-winning FarmHouse Fresh brand. She hired interior designer Janet Gridley, to creatively design a space to house her corporate headquarters and adjoining personal residence, a project which was completed in late 2016 by Dale Schneider of Ryan Hartman Custom Homes.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a world-class beachfront boutique hotel and luxury spa in Miami Beach has announced that leading wellness clinician Adonis Maiquez, M.D., ABAARM, will join the Carillon. "We are thrilled that Dr. Adonis Maiquez is joining our team and together we are committed to cementing Carillon's status as a world-class wellness resort," said James Zenni, chairman of Carillon Miami Wellness Resort's Board of Directors.

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at Repêchage, preschoolers pampered their mothers with a spa day.

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at Repêchage, preschoolers pampered their mothers with a spa day. Each child gave their mothers a miniature facial using Repêchage professional spa products recreating a true spa experience. Earlier in the week, Shiri Sarfati, a school mother and aesthetician, gave kids a tutorial on how to perform proper facial massage techniques and then showed the kids how to apply a sheet mask. The kids loved learning about how to take care of their moms and make them feel relaxed and pampered.

Ecovia Intelligence has just published their latest research on the United States market for natural and organic personal care products. Their findings show that the market share of natural and organic products is approaching 10 percent; segmentation is increasing and more labels are being introduced. They presented the latest market data and discussed market trends at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York on May 3-5, 2017.

In honor of Earth Day, vegan beauty brand SpaRitual planted one tree for every Passionfruit Agave body collection product purchased from April 21-30, 2017.

In honor of Earth Day, vegan beauty brand SpaRitual planted one tree for every Passionfruit Agave body collection product purchased from April 21-30, 2017. SpaRitual continues the celebration of Earth Day by showing consumers that they can make a difference by giving back. "SpaRitual is thrilled to continue the celebration of Earth Day by planting trees worldwide through OneTreePlanted," says Shel Pink, founder of SpaRitual and the Slow Beauty® philosophy.

SkinSincere is a natural, organic, and paraben-free online skin care retailer founded by Gemma Allies in 2015. Due to SkinSincere's popularity in salons, Gemma is set to launch a salon training facility, SkinSincere Academy. The academy will offer certification in SkinSincere products and how to use them during facial treatments. Gemma, a fully qualified beauty therapist, also plans to open a string of SkinSincere salons across the United Kingdom, with a view of franchising the brand to therapists wanting to trade under the increasingly prominent SkinSincere trademark.

Borboleta Beauty, the beauty brand and industry leader in eyelash extensions, is continuing to elevate the industry with the announcement of the Borboleta Board of Education. Initially comprised of Borboleta's corporate educators, Erin Taylor, Megan Tandberg, and Kelly Clark, the intention of the board is to continuously improve the Borboleta education program, provide thought leadership in the industry, and to provide the appropriate support for all other Borboleta education initiatives, programs, and educators. Borboleta prides itself on its industry leading education continuously evolving and elevating the industry. Its salon partners, artists, and the creation of its Board of Education will further enhance these initiatives.

The visionary individuals at ECHO2Plus are proud to present their newly updated website. With a fresh and clean new look, echo2plus.com now features updated information, explanatory videos, and a helpful FAQ section which can help both novice and seasoned aestheticians become more knowledgeable about using ECHO2 Plus products. More knowledge equals increased profitability for spa locations! The Starter Pack page now features in depth descriptions and photographs of the products included in the ECHO2Plus opening order. Featuring the multiple awards that ECHO2Plus won in 2017, the Links section also contains print articles and testimonials from ECHO2Plus users who are overjoyed with the results they achieved in their spas.

Skinny Beach, a San Diego-based medical spa offering world-class beauty services using cutting-edge laser technology, announced the addition of Tiffany Ross, MMS, PA-C, as physician assistant.

Skinny Beach, a San Diego-based medical spa offering world-class beauty services using cutting-edge laser technology, announced the addition of Tiffany Ross, MMS, PA-C, as physician assistant. In her new role, Ross will be responsible for day-to-day operations, completing Good Faith examinations, performing aesthetic procedures including laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, photofacials, radiofrequency with ultrasound skin tightening and fat reduction, and administering injectables including Kybella, Botox, and dermal fillers.

Christine Clinton Cancer Care and Eastern Vibration forge partnership to bring healing touch and sound therapy to spa clients diagnosed with cancer. Touch and Vibration for Cancer Care was created to prevent those with cancer from being turned away or offered unsuitable treatments in a spa, such as nail and thermal experiences that are inappropriate for compromised immune systems.

[ comfort zone ], an Italian sustainable skin care company, and Glen Ivy Hot Springs, a wellness resort spa, are proud to announce their partnership. Recently, Glen Ivy Hot Springs launched [ comfort zone ] as well as updated their treatment menu, aiming to enhance its current spa offerings. The goal of this collaboration is to provide to customers an exclusive collection of [ comfort zone ] products, treatments, and rituals which have been created with an unwavering commitment delivering the most effective results within a relaxing and peaceful environment such as Glen Ivy Hot Springs.

Lumenis Ltd. is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year! As a leader in the development and commercialization of innovative aesthetic energy-based technologies, Lumenis redefined medical treatments and set numerous technological and clinical gold standards. A few of their live-changing innovations include Intense Pulsed Light for skin treatment, LightSheer for laser hair removal, UltraPulse – most powerful C02 laser in aesthetic medicine, and FemTouch on AcuPulse – a vaginal C02 laser procedure for women's health.

With about 4,000 trade visitors, the makeup artist design show mads – trade fair for beauty and stage makeup artists – has again underscored its leading position in the sector. The event was recently held in Düsseldorf, Germany. "mads has undergone a great development over the past few years. In this exhibition hall, the highest level of craftsmanship is combined with creativity and passion. The combination of continuous education, information, and entertainment goes down extremely well. The top stars on the stage of the lecture forum and at the creative workshop freely share their knowledge," commented mads Director Helmut Winkler.

Éminence Organic Skin Care is offering Eminence fans around the world an opportunity to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to visit Budapest, Hungary and tour the Eminence Certified Organic Farm! The grand prize, estimated at $10,000 value, includes a four-day/three-night stay at a luxury resort, daily breakfast, a guided city tour of Budapest, visit to the famous Hungarian spas, and tour of the Eminence Certified Organic Farm.

Lira Clinical is excited to announce that more dates have been added to their exclusive Skincare Affair National Tour. The highly-anticipated tour was launched in Sacramento, California in March to a sold-out crowd. Attendees enjoyed a full day of learning about the latest trends, touch, and technology in the aesthetic industry. They received expert knowledge from the owners and team of Lira Clinical on marketing and beauty trends including ingredients to watch for in 2020. They felt the power during the interactive learning portion of the event with Lira Clinical's unique Collagen Induction Therapy Alternative (CIT-A) treatment, the treatment of the future. Each aesthetician was certified in CIT-A and received over $119 in gratis items.

Cole Skincare for Men is launching their lifestyle social media campaign "Man Enough" in June.

Cole Skincare for Men is launching their lifestyle social media campaign "Man Enough" in June. Cole Skincare for Men introduces brand advocates, actor Robert Christopher Riley and former National Football League player George Wilson, to celebrate the unique qualities of men to promote personal health and wellness, and male grooming and style. The campaign seeks to drive awareness and create the movement for the newly discovered niche for men. The campaign will lead up to their 3rd Annual ESPYS Grooming Lounge July 11, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Massage Envy unveiled a first-of-its-kind program to enhance the health and wellness of professional therapists and aestheticians at its 2017 Franchise Conference. The new program includes training and best practices that will help their 25,000 therapists, who collectively work in Massage Envy franchised locations, put their own health first. It will be integrated into the culture, treating therapists and aestheticians like professional wellness athletes to encourage health and wellness among staff, allowing them to respond more quickly to early signs of injury.

Judith Compton, founder and creator of sustainable jewelry and accessories line Mala + Mantra, is pleased to announce the company's support of Wellness for Cancer. "We are thrilled to be supporting this important initiative.

Lydia Sarfati, traveled from Milan to Bologna to meet with top beauty editors

Teaming up with Repêchage Italian Distributor, Euracom, Repêchage chief executive officer and founder, Lydia Sarfati, traveled from Milan to Bologna to meet with top beauty editors; see Repêchage at Milan's newest luxury beauty space, Limoni Beauty Lounge; and highlight Repêchage's newest products and treatments at this year's Cosmoprof Bologna Show. At the Cosmoprof Bologna Show, Sarfati had a chance to meet with new and existing clients, including Dr. Simone Sitori. Dr. Sitori is the owner of the first dental spa in Italy, Microdent Dental SPA, which offers Repêchage products and treatments to patients.

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest energy-based medical device company for surgical, aesthetic, and ophthalmic applications, is excited to announce that they are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017! As an international leader in the development and commercialization of innovative aesthetic energy-based technologies, Lumenis has redefined medical treatments and set numerous technological and clinical gold standards.

Spa Casitas and Spa Suites completes a comprehensive, two-year capital investment at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa.

The unveiling of $2 million in renovations to its Spa Casitas and Spa Suites completes a comprehensive, two-year capital investment at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Conducted in three stages, the campaign also saw the 2016 introduction of Spa House and a complete redesign of the resort's Mountain Casita accommodations in 2015. Together, the projects reaffirm the exacting standards that have secured Sanctuary's position among the most celebrated resorts in the United States.

A pioneer in the field of silicones for personal care products, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. recently announced the relocation of its Cosmetic Application Laboratory (CAL) from its 2,500 square foot facility in Totowa, New Jersey to a new, 14,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in Paramus, New Jersey. In recognizing the importance of the cosmetic industry to its business, the strategic expansion will provide advanced capabilities in supporting formulators with prototype samples, starting formulations, and hands-on training to help guide and accelerate the development cycle.

LightStim is proud to welcome Jayna Burdue as territory sales manager for the greater Los Angeles area. Burdue comes to LightStim with a consistent track record of building long-term relationships with her clients. Her success is attributed to her 15 years in the aesthetics industry, her passion for educating her clients, and providing unwavering support. This strong emphasis on relationships makes Burdue the ideal candidate to join the
LightStim family.

Bioelements is thrilled to announce the new Spa and School Manager, Stephanie Nelson-Penland.

Bioelements is thrilled to announce the new Spa and School Manager, Stephanie Nelson-Penland. She joins the team of Bioelements with vast experience in the spa industry. Starting out as a massage therapist in the Caribbean, Nelson-Penland transitioned from the treatment room to the spa business and management side of the industry upon her return to the United States.

Novan has announced the reshaping of their executive team, to strengthen its clinical operations infrastructure and streamline research and development. Paula Brown Stafford will serve in the newly created position of chief development officer; she will team with Joyce, Rico, M.D., C.M.O. as Novan prepares for upcoming meetings with the FDA. Stanley Hollenbach has been promoted to senior vice president of research and development, broadening his responsibilities to include leadership over all phases of drug development other than clinical. William L. Hodges has been appointed interim chief financial officer, following the departure of
Richard Peterson.

The GALA SPA AWARDS were awarded for the 21st time in March. This year the award once again honored the best luxury hotels, most beautiful spa locations, most innovative beauty products, and the most unusual treatments. Only first-class care products and hotels that meet the award's promise of being "sanus per aquam – healthy through water" and provide impressive, innovative solutions reach the final stages.

Myong Chong, founder and CEO of Hanna Isul Inc., is celebrating her 35th year as a leader in the skin care industry

Myong Chong, founder and CEO of Hanna Isul Inc., is celebrating her 35th year as a leader in the skin care industry. She is recognized internationally for her skin care products, which she personally researched, created, and markets through her Hanna Isul SOVAS 5 product line. This year Chong is receiving the 2017 MEDICAL SPAS Business Review™ magazine's Physician's Choice Award representing highest honor in its category Physicians subscribe reader choice.

Ecovia Intelligence has changed its name to Organic Monitor. The re-launch of the specialist research, consulting, and training firm took place in March. The re-branding to Ecovia Intelligence reflects the broadening range of the organization's activities. Organic Monitor was established in 2001 with the mission to assist operators in the organic products industry by providing business intelligence. In its first decade, the company broadened its focus to related industries, such as free-from foods; health, natural personal care, fair trade, and ethical products.

CIDESCO, the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy, announces registration is now open for its 65th World Congress and Exhibition, which will take place in Mumbai, India from September 15-19, 2017, coinciding with the Professional Beauty India Show. Expected to attract the largest gathering of highly qualified and experienced Indian and international beauty professionals, this event provides the opportunity to discuss the industry's most important issues, to learn new skills, and to network with other skin
care professionals.

Caviar of Switzerland and BelleCôte Paris recently participated and donated in the fourth annual "All in for Kids" Casino Night Event organized by the Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) charity.

Caviar of Switzerland and BelleCôte Paris recently participated and donated in the fourth annual "All in for Kids" Casino Night Event organized by the Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) charity. The event took place in February at the historic Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall to raise funds and spread awareness for JPA's worthwhile programs. This event is always a lot of fun and a benefit to the kids, which is why it is done every year – to assure that all children get a chance to achieve their fullest potential through education. JPA's mission is to improve the social and emotional well-being of vulnerable children through relationship-oriented therapeutic interventions.

With the company's recent relocation from Lake Ozark, Missouri to Boca Raton, Saltability recently announced its partnership with Seagull Services, a nonprofit organization based in West Palm Beach that provides advocacy, workforce development, and employment services for approximately 100 teenagers and adults with disabilities and their families. Through the partnership, Seagull Services employees will be measuring, packaging, and labeling Himalayan salts and Saltability products for wholesale and retail purchase.

Aesthetic Science Institute opens a new school in Latham, New York!

Aesthetic Science Institute opens a new school in Latham, New York! The new, 12,000 square-foot building is located at 922 Troy Schenectady Road in Latham, New York. Michelle D'Allaird-Brenner, licensed aesthetician, renowned educator and speaker, and owner of Aesthetic Science Institute, says, "We know the business is growing. We just wanted to do something to invest in our future for ourselves. We're tripling our size and we own it!" Aesthetic Science Institute, which originally opened in 2003, currently has 58 enrolled students, educating on the topics of aesthetics, makeup, laser, waxing, medical aesthetics, nails, and more. The mission of Aesthetic Science Institute is to train and prepare graduates for a rewarding career in the skin care, makeup, and nail industry.

Bio-Therapeutic again received a rating of excellent in their recent audit by Underwriters Laboratory for their ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 annual certification.

Bio-Therapeutic again received a rating of excellent in their recent audit by Underwriters Laboratory for their ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 annual certification. They were awarded another outstanding review, confirming that they meet the highest quality standards recognized worldwide for skin care product, skin care device, and medical
device manufacturing.

ilike organic skincare's new PhytoLift Neck & Décolleté Cream has received the Beauty With A Conscience Award, presented by Natural Solutions magazine, in the Neck Cream category. Natural Solutions' annual awards play a significant role in identifying high-quality products free of carcinogens, toxins, fragrance, or contaminants for consumers. For the fifth year in a row, ilike organic skincare has made the coveted list receiving "Best Neck Cream."

Pam Sculthorp, CEO of Body Bliss, is pleased to announce that the company was recognized with multiple spa industry awards in 2016. In the Spa & Wellness Mexico 2016 Product Awards, Prickly Pear Age Defense Facial Treatment Oil secured the win for Best Treatment Face Oil, Regenerative Neroli Facial Serum won for Best Hydrating Serum, and Luminous Vibrational Body Oil took first place in the best Massage Oil category. Also, The American Spa readership voted Body Bliss as finalist in multiple categories. "On behalf of the entire Body Bliss team, I would like to extend my gratitude to Sara Jones, managing director and editor of Spa & Wellness Mexico and the editors and readers of American Spa for these amazing awards," said Sculthorp. "We are thrilled that Body Bliss has been recognized for the exceptional quality of our handcrafted products, as well as our exceptional training. We take pride in sourcing the finest ingredients and creating therapeutic aromatherapy solutions for our clients."

Repêchage® CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to launch the new Repêchage FUSION™ Express Bar and Spa Masks

Repêchage® CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to deliver a seminar with Repêchage Thailand distributor PBC Marketing Co Ltd and to launch the new Repêchage FUSION™ Express Bar and Spa Masks, a new facial treatment that combines the best ingredients from the earth and sea. Even if it means 24 hour flights around the world, Sarfati makes it a point to be present for product launches. "Meeting with our global clients first hand is always rewarding. To see how enthusiastic they are about the new concepts we create is very exciting for me," said Sarfati.

DMK recently launched DMK Limited, a luxurious limited product collection.

DMK recently launched DMK Limited, a luxurious limited product collection. DMK Limited utilizes the most advanced ingredients to address targeted skin functions. Danne Montague-King was awarded the first Global Ambassador status by Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation in 2012. Danne Montague-King and DMK take this honor seriously and back this commitment financially by donating a significant portion of all DMK Limited product sales to the Harvey Milk Foundation. In 2016, over $50,000 was raised for the Harvey Milk Foundation by DMK Limited.

DermaMed Solutions is offering $500 through the The DermaMed Solutions Aesthetic Education Award, which is presented to an applicant that is interested in attending, or is already enrolled at, an accredited aesthetic program. Applicants should express their passion for the skin care industry and share the core values of DermaMed Solutions. The award is worth $500 and a bonus of an additional $500 will be presented if the winner attends one of DermaMed Solutions' Aesthetic Partner Schools! The deadline to apply is July 31st.

DECLÉOR PARIS is thrilled to introduce the new Aroma Pilates in-spa treatment. DECLÉOR has created a seven-step Pilates-inspired massage to firm and revitalize the skin, enhance radiance, and restore the skin's natural balance. This step-by-step precision facial massage technique incorporates a combination of breathing techniques, energy pressure points, and drainage movements that are adapted to the unique needs of every client. Aroma Pilates is designed as a Pilates class for the face.

Lightwave LED system and ABI Dermaceutical Skin Care is excited to announce two new employees!

Lightwave LED system and ABI Dermaceutical Skin Care is excited to announce two new employees! AJ Dillard is joining the team as account manager, while Penny Staszel is the new account manager and customer support. Of the new opportunity, Dillard says, "I am excited to join Lightwave/ABI Dermaceuticals as their new account manager.

United States-based men's grooming company, OM4, has announced Joanne Berry as its new global director of education.

United States-based men's grooming company, OM4, has announced Joanne Berry as its new global director of education. Berry brings over 25 years of international luxury and medical spa industry experience to OM4. A native of the United Kingdom, she trained extensively in Europe and holds accreditation in beauty therapy, aromatherapy, and aesthetics. While serving as Education Manager with the Steiner Day Spa Division in San Diego, Berry conducted extensive training and product seminars.

The first annual Slow Beauty® Awards honored a select mix of influencers, thought-leaders, and brands that reflect the principles of the Slow Beauty movement in 2016: self-care, natural beauty, positive body image, and overall wellness. Each award recipient has been selected because they embody the Slow Beauty philosophy through one of the following ways: business practices, product ingredient choices, give-back initiatives, journalistic excellence, and influential commitment to promoting natural, empowering beauty and wellness standards.

Blue Beautifly is pleased to announce its certification as a B Corporation. In a profound departure from traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are mandated to look beyond financial gains and consider the well-being of employees, suppliers, communities, consumers, and the environment when making business decisions. "In an industry riddled with deceptive promises, gross misrepresentations, and obscene exaggerations, we aspire to be the beacon of change as an authentic brand with genuine products made of wholesome natural ingredients." said Vida Karamooz, CEO of Blue Beautifly.

This year's Golden Mask for Make-Up Art Award has been presented to Laila Hamidi.

This year's Golden Mask for Make-Up Art Award has been presented to Laila Hamidi. This prize is regularly awarded to makeup artists by KRYOLAN Professional and Messe Düsseldorf at BEAUTY DÜSSELDORF and honors the winner's special creativity, technical expertise, and outstanding dedication to the professional image of makeup artists.

Tweezerman is embracing growing global expansion with the launch of new, forward-looking Tweezerman packaging. The Tweezerman core collection has been an incredibly successful part of establishing the brand across the United States and, more recently, abroad. With over 100 items available, Tweezerman is modernizing and revamping their packaging to create a more cohesive presence for the company.

Less than a year after launching its New Account Orientation and Education Program, Bioelements is thrilled to report the program's incredible success, with widespread praise from spa professionals.

The Bioelements New Account Orientation and Education Program is designed to effectively ease the onboarding process of partnering with Bioelements. New accounts will receive a one-hour new account orientation call with a Bioelements educator. On this call, key Bioelements educational resources and services are reviewed, questions are answered, and a thorough understanding of Bioelements SkinReading and Custom Blend Facial Protocols are promoted, as well as the specific facials can be performed with the account's opening order.

Repêchage recently hosted their annual networking Champagne Power Lunch at the Repêchage headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey

Repêchage recently hosted their annual networking Champagne Power Lunch at the Repêchage headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey to provide inspiration and insights for better business in 2017. This year's guest speakers included Lydia Sarfati, CEO and founder of Repêchage; Dori Soukup, president and CEO of InSPAration Management; and Lois Christie, president and CEO of Christie & Co. Salon & Spa.

Bonnie Day (Nottingham) Brolliar, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd, and son, Bill. She is survived by four children, Susan, Pam, Rob, and Tim, and her 15 grandchildren. Day was a staunch advocate of education and worked for Aesthetics International Association for many years. Before retiring, she founded and ran the American Aesthetician's Educational Association, a professional non-profit educational organization dedicated to bridging the gap between medicine and aesthetics.

Body Bliss recently announced that Pam Sculthorp joined the company as CEO.

Body Bliss recently announced that Pam Sculthorp joined the company as CEO. With extensive business and management experience and a passion for aromatherapy, Sculthorp is ideally suited to manage the continuing growth of Body Bliss' core business for luxury spas and resorts while exploring new markets. Body Bliss' Founder, Nick James, stated the following: "I've been at the helm of Body Bliss since the company's early days. I am thrilled that Pam will now be leading the company, so I can focus on what I do best – globally sourcing the finest ingredients and creating therapeutic aromatherapy solutions for our clients."

Lira Clinical recently moved their corporate headquarters to a larger location. The global skin care company will remain in the San Francisco Bay Area in the city of Dublin, California. This exciting move allowed Lira Clinical to optimize and increase their customer service support and provide new amenities for employees while developing continuous growth opportunities.

Rosemary Davila has joined the award-winning SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Rosemary Davila has joined the award-winning SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa as spa director, bringing over 20 years of beauty and wellness experience to the world-class seaside sanctuary. Davila previously served as spa and therapy director at the world-renowned Hippocrates Health Institute. She also devoted three years of her career as director of the United States flagship spa of BABOR Cosmetics. "I am thrilled to begin my work at SiSpa and plan to continue its focus on the overall wellness of each guest," said Davila. "With many years of experience in the Palm Beach area, I bring an understanding of what local residents and travelers look for in treatments and amenities."

Soleil Toujours is pleased to announce the addition of Liliana Grajales as vice president of sales.

Soleil Toujours is pleased to announce the addition of Liliana Grajales as vice president of sales. The addition of Grajales supports Soleil Toujours' exponential growth in luxury spa and resorts worldwide. "We are so excited to have Liliana join the Soleil Toujours team. She brings a wealth of sales experience in luxury spas and resorts and will take our business to the next level," says Valerie McMurray, founder and CEO of Soleil Toujours. "Her experience as both a luxury spa director and account manager with high profile skin care lines is a huge asset to our growing team." Grajales' illustrious 20-year career in luxury hospitality started in management with Hyatt Hotels.

In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Inc. is welcoming a new CEO, Martina Joseph!

In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Inc. is welcoming a new CEO, Martina Joseph! Joseph brings over 20 years of brand-building experience in the natural beauty space, most recently as general manager for Bliss North America. Prior to that, she led the North American marketing, sales, and education efforts for Carol's Daughter, Jurlique, and Nude Skincare.

CIDESCO recently celebrated its 70th anniversary! Founded in 1946 by Georges Dumont of Belgium and Jacques Poirsons of France, the birth of CIDESCO aimed to unite beauty therapists and to exchange ideas and a framework for education, examinations, and teaching in a progressive, unified way.

Dermalogica announced the next steps in the development of its Entrepreneur Accelerator program with a pair of events during Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide initiative.

Dermalogica announced the next steps in the development of its Entrepreneur Accelerator program with a pair of events during Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide initiative. The FITE Entrepreneur Accelerator, which supports entrepreneurship in the salon industry was co-created between Dermalogica's global social impact initiative FITE, global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE, and the Small Business Administration.

Éminence Organic Skin Care is proud to announce that it has become a Certified B Corporation, a respected designation awarded to companies meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Certified B Corporations improve the quality of life in communities, address environmental problems, and inspire others. "We are thrilled that Éminence Organic Skin Care is the first professional skin care company in Canada to become a Certified B Corporation®," says Joyce Sou, director of B Lab® Canada, the nonprofit certifying organization for B Corps™. "On behalf of B Lab, we hope this inspires other cosmetic companies to join the global movement of people using business as a force for good."

Hale Cosmeceuticals Inc. celebrated its 25th year with the addition of a new filling operations plant in Bloomington, Illinois. This plant encompasses well over 16,000 square feet and houses high speed fillers, tube fillers, and packets machines. The fillers can fill liquids, semi-solids, and dry powders.

NYX Professional Makeup launched its first flagship store in Manhattan in the heart of Union Square.

NYX Professional Makeup launched its first flagship store in Manhattan in the heart of Union Square. The cosmetic company's 20th domestic store is perfectly positioned for both New Yorkers and tourists to shop the complete line of affordable, professional makeup. NYX Professional Makeup stores combine digital technology with a hands-on educational environment that provides consumers with a completely new makeup experience. "It is very important to us that our digitally-enhanced stores marry the online beauty community with the everyday retail world," said Nathalie Kristo, general manager, marketing and global business development. "The NYX Professional Makeup store is a place where we celebrate our online community while encouraging every day customers to come play, experiment, and have fun with makeup."

The American Electrology Association recently held its annual convention in Providence, Rhode Island. At the convention, a new slate of officers was elected, including Pearl Warner, C.P.E., president; Mary Kaye Johnson, C.P.E., first vice president; Julia Hamilton, C.P.E., second vice president; Stephanie Shields, C.P.E., third vice president; Elizabeth Spagnolo, C.P.E., secretary; Deb Cassin, C.P.E., treasurer; Vickie Widmyer, C.P.E., OCE; Patsy Kirby, C.P.E., IBEC director; and Donna Crump, C.P.E., DOE.

Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry recently celebrated 10 years in business with a "Pot Party" in Chicago.

Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry recently celebrated 10 years in business with a "Pot Party" in Chicago. At the event, attendees enjoyed light bites and drinks as they indulged in beauty demonstration, giveaways, goody bags, and savings in the Make Up First Pro Shop. Make Up First instructors and professional makeup artists gave tips on how to winterize makeup routines, go from office to office party, and make the most of the trends for 2017.

Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck and Alexandra J. Zani, co-founders of Intellective Aesthetics, each received the Donn Kerr Esthetics International Humanitarian Award for their lifelong commitment to the spa and salon industry.

Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck and Alexandra J. Zani, co-founders of Intellective Aesthetics, each received the Donn Kerr Esthetics International Humanitarian Award for their lifelong commitment to the spa and salon industry, selfless contribution to education, mentoring of future aestheticians and colleagues, and for the continued growth and professionalism of the industry. Jamie Treadaway, executive director of the Southern Salon and Spa Conference, presented the awards to the surprised recipients at the recent annual Southern Salon and Spa Conference in Hickory, North Carolina.

Cellex-C International Inc. is celebrating 25 years of innovation and creativity! John Chilver, president of Cellex-C International Inc., states, "We have continued to build upon the loyalty of our existing customers to become the skin care range of choice for a new generation of devotees. For the future, we look forward to bringing further breakthroughs to the world of skin care and to welcoming many more new and enthusiastic clients from around the world to the Cellex-C family and [having] the opportunity to look after their skin for the next 25 years!" To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Cellex-C International Inc. is pleased to announce a contest to win a year's supply of Cellex-C skin care products.