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Skin Script released the dates for this year’s Empowerment Retreat: May 5-7, 2018! Build confidence, connect, and network with training classes taught by leading industry professionals, participate in early morning yoga and meditation, and listen to motivational speakers, all in the gorgeous desert southwest. Most importantly, leave this retreat with the tools needed to grow while also feeling empowered, inspired, refreshed, focused, and prepared to take business to the next level.

IREDALE sponsors film festival

Last year, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. served as the exclusive signature sponsor for The Berkshire International Film Festival, a globally acclaimed gathering held in the brand’s hometown of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. “The Berkshire International Film Festival, lovingly known as BIFF, has become one of the most important in the country,” Iredale said. “It always includes powerful documentaries as well as new-release feature films. The added bonus is that it supports our local communities by bringing in thousands of people who shop and use the restaurants.”

Sentient Lasers and MedPro Collaborate to Provide Customers with Blue Dot Certified Aesthetic Lasers

Sentient Lasers, one of the leading pre-owned aesthetic laser companies that buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers and devices, announced its partnership with the longest running seller of pre-owned lasers, MedPro. The company adopted Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification in March 2017 to ensure quality, longevity, safety, and complete transparency for aesthetic lasers and provide customers with equipment that they can trust.

After 20 years in the professional skin care business, BiON Skincare continues on the path established by Glen Lockhart in 1997.  In 2007, Larry and Barbara Lockhart became the new owners and have continued the vision with personal customer service and the development of effective products that contain natural ingredients, are science-based, and priced affordably.  A few of the keys to BiON’s continued success are that they only sell to aestheticians and physicians, and offer online and in-depth personal education.  In celebration of this landmark occasion BiON is introducing new packaging and several new products to continue the tradition into the future. 

Miguel Angel Diego, Ph.D. in developmental psychobiology, has been rewarded the Ashley Montagu award for his exceptional contribution to enhancing global awareness of touch therapy. Diego’s work has demonstrated the efficacy of massage therapy in back pain research and continues to conduct prevention research. Diego has been a research associate professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine in the department of pediatrics since 2010. The Ashley Montagu award is bestowed every other year by the Canadian Touch Research Centre (CTRC) and the Kiné-Concept Institute. The award recognizes devotion to bringing principles of touch therapies into public recognition on a global scale. The president of the selection committee, Daniel Turcotte, notes that this year’s recipient “...is a source of inspiration in the massage therapy research field and his research highlights the importance of touch in our world.” Diego most recent work (in review) is dedicated to Frontal EEG Asymmetry Gender Differences in Infants of Depressed and Non-Depressed Mothers.

TouchAmerica was honored with an ISPA Innovate Award by the International SPA Association (ISPA) for The Masquerade by Robert Henry, the world’s first convertible couch and massage table. The ISPA Innovate Award is given to spa industry leaders with innovative and successful spa-related initiatives. TouchAmerica CEO Stewart Griffith will be presented with the award on the main stage at the upcoming 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo. “Innovation based upon our customers’ needs has driven our business since day one,” said Stewart Griffith, CEO of TouchAmerica. “We are especially thrilled to be recognized for The Masquerade by Robert Henry, as it satisfies a key market need in the hospitality industry. The convertible couch/massage table is ideally suited to take spa outside the four walls of spa, which will drive awareness and revenues. As the most respected and innovative architect in spa and wellness, Robert Henry is the ideal partner to satisfy our client’s needs well into the future.”

November 1, 2017 marks 10 years in business for Skin Script Skin Care.

November 1, 2017 marks 10 years in business for Skin Script Skin Care. Skin Script specializes in fruit puree enzymes which address a variety of skin conditions. Lisa VanBockern started Skin Script in 2007 with the intent of providing great product to licensed aestheticians without minimums and fuss-free ordering. In 2012, Dave Waggoner, director of education, joined the Skin Script team to provide high-level training with minimal to no cost to the participant. VanBockern credits her success to great product, an amazing customer service team, outstanding education, and amazing aestheticians who grow and prosper because of their talent using the products. Skin Script will have an open house celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 1 at their Tempe,

 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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