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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.

The visionary individuals at ECHO2Plus are proud to present their newly updated website. This new website features updated information, explanatory videos, and a helpful frequently asked questions section which can help both novice and seasoned aestheticians become more knowledgeable about using ECHO2Plus products. More knowedge equals increased profitability for spa locations!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Avery Graham Skincare recently sponsored Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia during its 14th annual "In Fashion!" event, which was hosted by Neiman Marcus and chair, Nicole Dresnin Schaeffer.

Avery Graham Skincare recently sponsored Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia during its 14th annual "In Fashion!" event, which was hosted by Neiman Marcus and chair, Nicole Dresnin Schaeffer. To make sure everyone finished the evening feeling inspired, Elizabeth Cardarelli, founder of Avery Graham Skincare, donated approximately 500 luxurious gifts so that each guest, committee member, and volunteer left with an Avery Graham Skincare treat. The event raised $150,000 to help provide free, professionally led programs of support, education, and hope for cancer survivors and their loved ones at no cost to them. Cardarelli and Avery Graham Skincare were proud to be a part of this uplifting, fundraising event.

Beau Institute held its annual Beau Day of Hope, which celebrates breast cancer victims with complimentary three-dimensional areola nipple tattooing to those in need of this procedure following a mastectomy.

Beau Institute held its annual Beau Day of Hope, which celebrates breast cancer victims with complimentary three-dimensional areola nipple tattooing to those in need of this procedure following a mastectomy. The event was designed to empower breast cancer survivors and to inspire hope in a community of support. Founder Rose Marie Beauchemin states, "What it does for a woman in making her feel whole again is pretty amazing. We at Beau rebuild hope and self-confidence for post-mastectomy clients. After enduring the long battle with cancer, a woman loses her hair, eyebrows, lashes, and self-worth. To be part of her healing is something that brings me so much joy."

Stemology recently announced Middle East expansion with new product retail in Qatar. Through distributor Al Danah Medical Group, Stemology will launch in 260 doors throughout the country, including Boots Beauty locations, pharmacies, and physicians' offices. Qatar marks the eighth country opening for Stemology, furthering the brand's growing international presence. Stemology expects to see strong additional bottom line sales contributions. With Boots registration in Qatar, Stemology will actively pursue Boots locations throughout the United Arab Emirates, including key city Dubai.

In an effort to curb acne bullying in schools, DermCheck Dermatology partnered with PACER and Not In Our Town, two non-profit organizations, to promote National Bullying Prevention Month. DermCheck offered free dermatology consultations to anyone in California struggling with acne, especially high school students. "The goal is to end acne in high schools. Less acne means less bullying, which means more self-confidence," explains Ben Behnam, M.D. By offering a free dermatology visit, students in California used the service to see an online dermatologist and get prescriptions sent electronically to their pharmacy.

Morphe has recently opened their newest retail location in Burbank, California.

Morphe has recently opened their newest retail location in Burbank, California. They have attracted some of the most well-known and followed names in social media, including beauty influencers Jaclyn Hill, Jeffree Star, Manny Gutierrez, Bretman Rock, Nikita Dragun, and more. Guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres, an open bar with signature cocktails created for the occasion, and Sprinkles cupcakes, as well as music throughout the event. To celebrate the opening, the Mayor of Burbank, Jess Talamantes, and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce did a ribbon cutting at the new store, where everyone in attendance received gift bags and enjoyed food from nearby Porto's Bakery & Cafe.

Ginamarie Products recently celebrated their 38th year in business and is delighted to announce their new, innovative package design. They have not only have changed the look of their packaging, but also their logo. Although they have a new look, their commitment to providing their customers with the finest skin care and cosmetic products for 38 years continues in the Ginamarie Products tradition. They uphold their promise to provide customers with education on the health of their skin and support as their skin goes through the many changes of life.

Saltability was recently recognized at the International Spa Association 2016 Conference in Las Vegas as a 2016 ISPA Innovate Award winner. Their Himalayan salt stone warmers won in the products category for their therapeutic benefits and positive environmental impact. "I created Saltability in order to create a better hot stone massage, one with a more positive environmental impact and therapeutic benefit than traditional stone massage. I am honored to see our product receive this recognition as one of the spa industry's most innovative products," says Ann Brown, Saltability founder and CEO.

H2O+ Beauty is pleased to announce a 2016 Allure Best of Beauty Award win, taking home The Best Rich Body Lotion award for their Milk Body Butter. 2016 has proven to be a landmark year for H2O+ Beauty, with the recent unveiling of a bold relaunch that was over a year in the making. This ambitious reimagining of the brand builds on its 26-year-legacy of creating beauty products that encourage women to define beauty on their own terms.

Dr. Spiller Pure SkinCare Solutions has recently won two awards in one month.

Dr. Spiller Pure SkinCare Solutions has recently won two awards in one month. CELLTRESOR has won the 2016 SPA Diamond Award and the 2016 European Health and Spa Award for Best Cosmetic Product Innovation! CELLTRESOR includes three powerhouse serums: Penta Hyaluron, Multi Stem-Cell, and Ultimate Peptide, and the Intense Rebuilding Cream and Overnight Repair Mask.

Stemology recently announced their partnership with MedResults Network (MRN). After successful testing and surpassed sales expectations, Stemology launched as an official skin care partner within the largest national buying group for aesthetic providers. "Adding Stemology to our brand portfolio is extremely exciting as our members are always looking for the latest and best technology in the skin industry," explains MRN president, Jeff Routledge. "The brand fuses science and natural, organic formulations, something that's highly sought-after by professionals in the industry. Now, MRN partners can have the best of both worlds with Stemology products at our exclusive members-only price."

MyChelle has further expanded its presence as a leader in the growing natural skin care industry by partnering with Murale. This partnership will allow them not only to introduce their safe, ethically-sourced products to Canadian consumers, but also to educate on the importance of full ingredient transparency in skin care formulas. "MyChelle is a welcome addition to our assortment and a key brand to further establish Murale as a destination for green beauty brands," said Carol Wheatley, senior director of Murale. "Green beauty is an important and growing category that is resonating with our customers who are more educated on ingredients and concerned about what they are putting on their bodies."

Éminence Organic Skin Care has been donating funds to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research and support for 10 years.

Éminence Organic Skin Care has been donating funds to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research and support for 10 years. This year, Éminence presented a check for $141,502 to the foundation at their annual CIBC Run for the Cure. The CIBC Run for the Cure was a 5k or 1k walk or run that brings together an incredible community of people who have a personal connection to breast cancer and want to show their support and help raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of breast cancer research. To date, this event has had over 100,000 participants and has raised over $20 million.

Repêchage Professional Skin Care recently supported the Lang Lang International Music Foundation's annual gala, acting as a sponsor for this year's event. The foundation's event, which was held in Manhattan, was planned to raise funds for the organization, whose mission is to educate, inspire, and motivate the next generation of classical music lovers and performers. "It truly was an amazing night, filled with so many talented young people coming together for a wonderful cause. We were pleased to take part in the event and will continue to support this wonderful organization," said Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage's CEO and founder.

Jindilli recently sponsored Sparks of Light Day. Jindilli partnered with Vicky Weis to provide products and training to all spas throughout the United States that were willing to participate in Sparks of Light, an initiative that called for spas to donate four hours of treatment time to people in active treatment for cancer and their caregivers. Until recently, people indicating they were in treatment for cancer would be refused spa treatments due to the misinformed belief that massage would spread the cancer cells.

Botanical Science, Inc. has had 20 years of successful growth that has allowed them to introduce their new label program, which fits into the most crucial survival segment of the business product sales. This new program is exclusive to professionals and their businesses. Botanical Science offers custom packaging, starting at 100 units per item. Their focus beyond this program is the finest quality, highest performing ingredients to yield the desired visible results. They also offer online ordering on their newly designed website, which gives professionals an instant visual idea of what the new line will become.

Breo International LLC produces two different products and contributes two dollars to skin cancer research for every eight-ounce bottle sold.

Breo International LLC produces two different products and contributes two dollars to skin cancer research for every eight-ounce bottle sold. They have been supportive in community events such as Celebrating Women Expo 2016, which was hosted by the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. "The desire for health and wellness is alive in all of us. Our skin is the first impression we give of ourselves to the world. Why not start there? Our passion for making great skin care products is unmatched by any of our competitors. Many people struggle with conditions like acne and dryness; our focus is to provide products that can help or relieve just that.

Microskin plc announced the launch of two different iPhone applications to help those who want to conceal vitiligo, birthmarks, burns, eczema, lupus, keloid, scarring, tattoos, and other skin-related conditions find the right second skin product. Based on proprietary color science technologies, Microskin's new mobile application will select from the company's personalized, color-matched line of waterproof second skin products. "We recently expanded our worldwide network of clinics and, now, with these apps, we can help anyone, regardless of location, access second skin products," said Barry Amor, chairman of Microskin plc.

Dynamis Skin Science's founder and chief executive officer, Annette Tobia, recently announced the appointment of John Favreau to the position of president of Dynamis Skin Science.

Dynamis Skin Science's founder and chief executive officer, Annette Tobia, recently announced the appointment of John Favreau to the position of president of Dynamis Skin Science. Favreau stated, "I am thrilled to be joining the Dynamis team of scientists and skin care professionals and am excited about both the wide-ranging opportunities the company offers and the impact its unique and proprietary skin science will continue to have. Healthy, beautiful skin is a sought-after, universal aspiration and DSS' patented Supplamine delivers on that desire. We are broadening our markets and developing new products to make every face a Dynamis face, creating skin health and beauty with advanced science."

Gina Marie Products is excited to be launching their GM Girls internship program. This innovative platform is designed for female high school and college students and young women. GM Girls interns will share their expertise on skin care, cosmetics, and beauty through the website, giving monthly tips and tricks on caring for the needs of the skin, makeup application, fashion, and more.

Forever Flawless opened a new flagship store in World Trade Center Westfield 'Oculus,' the largest shopping center in Manhattan, which was built on Ground Zero. This new addition will feature the best in diamond-based skin care.

ELEMIS, the luxury British skin care brand, recently announced the appointment of Annet King, from The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica, to the role of vice president of global education based in the United States and Lisa Heinemann, fr

ELEMIS, the luxury British skin care brand, recently announced the appointment of Annet King, from The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica, to the role of vice president of global education based in the United States and Lisa Heinemann, from HydraFacial MD/Edge Systems, to the position of director of sales, East Coast. Both executives will help to continue building the brand's presence within the United States market and work to service its existing partners across spa and retail channels. King has worked closely with research and development on product innovation and state-of-the art professional treatments.

Dermalogica founder, Jane Wurwand, an entrepreneur who has helped thousands of women fund and start their own businesses, was recently recognized as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Entrepreneurial Ambassador.

Dermalogica founder, Jane Wurwand, an entrepreneur who has helped thousands of women fund and start their own businesses, was recently recognized as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Entrepreneurial Ambassador. United States President, Barack Obama, made the announcement at the 7th Annual Global Economic Summit held in Palo Alto, California, in front of entrepreneurs and investors from around the world. Wurwand was one of four new ambassadors welcomed into the program, which now boasts 21 members.

sérumtologié, a novel and innovative leader in the luxury skin care industry, was included at this year's Giving Suite™, which is produced by Backstage Creations, backstage at the Emmy® Awards. As part of the official gift collection offered to presenters, these donations helped support the Television Academy Foundation's educational programs. "I am absolutely flattered to have both of our flagship skin care products in this year's Giving Suite: C 22 vitamin C serum and Pure Whipped Chiffon Moisturizer," said Vanessa Powers, co-founder of sérumtologié.

Throughout the entire month of October, Saltability offered their clients a buy one, get one 50 percent off discount on heart-shaped Himalayan salt stones in order to encourage spas to hold give-back initiatives and donate portions of their retail sales of the heart stones to a breast cancer charity or other nonprofit organization. "Breast cancer awareness is a cause very near to our hearts and we are proud to support our clients as they support local and national charities in honor of breast cancer awareness month," said Ann Brown, Saltability founder and CEO. "We know that when we all work together, we make a difference."

Repêchage's founder and CEO, Lydia Sarfati, met with students of the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture at the Chicago Northwest Campus for a one-day seminar, where students were inspired by and educated on the aesthetics and beauty industries. Sarfati provided a lecture and answered questions before she began a presentation on Repêchage and the various product lines she has developed over the last 35 years. She continued with the importance of seaweed in skin care and why it has become the foundation of all Repêchage products. Students were then told about the importance of ongoing education in their careers, with continuous training being one of the cornerstones.

Stemulation™ Luxury Skincare recently partnered with Mona Esthetics at Laurelwood for a VIP luncheon and interactive event.

Stemulation™ Luxury Skincare recently partnered with Mona Esthetics at Laurelwood for a VIP luncheon and interactive event. Laurie Nicoll, founder and CEO of Stemulation, was pleased to present the anti-aging power of the brand at the luncheon. Nicoll and Mona Sappenfield also appeared on ABC affiliate, Local Memphis Live, to share more information about Stemulation's products. During this event, spa guests were treated to a gourmet lunch at a nearby restaurant and were offered complimentary skin care consultations.

Perron Rigot Inc., the United States subsidiary for Cirépil by Perron Rigot Paris, recently walked in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Perron Rigot Inc., the United States subsidiary for Cirépil by Perron Rigot Paris, recently walked in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Susan G. Komen mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find a cure for breast cancer.

A portion of the proceeds from every Éminence Organic Skin Care product sold supports the mission of the Eminence Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by Éminence Organic Skin Care. Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Éminence Organic Skin Care and the Éminence Kids Foundation, faced a life-threatening illness at a young age. With his only brother keeping watch by his side, Koronczay not only survived, but triumphed.

Caren Logan is pleased to announce the launch of her new company, True North Spa Representation and Consulting. Representing a select group of beauty and wellness products, True North offers backbar and retail solutions and consulting services to lux

Caren Logan is pleased to announce the launch of her new company, True North Spa Representation and Consulting. Representing a select group of beauty and wellness products, True North offers backbar and retail solutions and consulting services to luxury spas and resorts. True North leverages Logan's extensive experience in spa development, management, and prestige retail to offer a wide range of services that include creative spa concepts, treatment protocols, and staff training. "I'm pleased to integrate my extensive experience in many facets of the spa industry to help spas and brands work together synergistically," said Logan.

Spa Revolutions, leaders in the industry for their innovation in naturally self-heating skin care, beauty, and wellness products for professionals, has announced the promotion of Kristin Sartore to vice president of sales, marketing, and business dev

Spa Revolutions, leaders in the industry for their innovation in naturally self-heating skin care, beauty, and wellness products for professionals, has announced the promotion of Kristin Sartore to vice president of sales, marketing, and business development. Sartore will have the primary responsibility of establishing the overall strategic direction of the business. "Kristin's background has translated perfectly into Spa Revolutions' business model, particularly n the areas of concept and brand development, where her ideas have contributed to numerous product launches and successful international marketing campaigns," said Cheryl Spousta Schertzer, CEO of Spa Revolutions.

Saltability is pleased to announce the addition of Diane Trieste.

Saltability is pleased to announce the addition of Diane Trieste. A former member of the company's advisory board, Trieste will serve as the new vice president of business development. "I'm honored and blessed to be able to work with Ann and the Saltability team," Trieste says. "I've been using Himalayan salts since 1991 due to their therapeutic benefits. I'm a big believer in the natural parallels that these salts have to complement and assist in balancing the health integrity within the human body." Trieste brings with her extensive experience working in pre-opening, concept, and design for a variety of big spa-industry brands.

Institut' DERMed has unveiled its newly updated and redesigned website, idermed.com, promoting its leading Healthy Skin Lifestyle™ Solutions for the skin care industry.

Institut' DERMed has unveiled its newly updated and redesigned website, idermed.com, promoting its leading Healthy Skin Lifestyle™ Solutions for the skin care industry. The new website has made it easier for spa clients, product and service purchasers, aesthetic students, and professional spa partners to find information and access resources. The home page welcomes visitors with an uncluttered design that highlights content focused specifically on the area of interest to the end user. Visitors will find content in three easy-to-access areas (spa, training, and products) that contain specific information tailored to their role of consumer, student, or licensed professional.

Gwen Billings is the new manager of sales operations for Morphe Inc., where she manages the wholesale and retail customer service divisions.

Gwen Billings is the new manager of sales operations for Morphe Inc., where she manages the wholesale and retail customer service divisions. With more than 25 years of experience in sales and customer service in the professional beauty industry, Billings is strategizing on ways to increase business through concise planning while implementing new selling techniques through periodic employee trainings. She also ensures all orders expedite in a timely manner and will work with her teams to improve response time as the brand continues to grow and expand.

Éminence Organic Skin Care was recently honored with the Innovate Award for Philanthropic Initiatives, as voted by the members of the International Spa Association (ISPA). Members of ISPA casted their votes for Éminence's "Forests for the Future" philanthropic initiative out of a pool of over 50 nominees. This initiative plants a tree for every Éminence retail product sold, resulting in over five million trees planted by Éminence and Éminence Spa Partners in just four years. By providing spa partners with monthly tree counts, spas promote their direct involvement with Forests For The Future, increasing customer loyalty and retail sales while giving back to the environment.