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 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 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.
Marine-based skin care employs seaweed, plankton, algae, and other oceanic ingredients to not only beautify the skin, but also provide it with numerous healing benefits. For example, seawater has a positive effect on dermatitis and psoriasis. Furthermore, compounds in seawater can help to alleviate dry, damaged skin.
The first serums were commercially produced in 1930 and were created to reduce wrinkles and tighten the face. As these products have evolved, so have the ingredients that are used within them. Marine seaweed, fulvic acid, and plant stem cells are among the top game changers for this leading category.
Age Reverse Lifting Facial with copper complex, retinol, vitamin C, and peptides is formulated with an abundance of revolutionary anti-aging ingredients that are combined in their most effective forms for the ultimate anti-aging and antioxidizing corrective treatment that restores the skin.
Do: Change razors on a regular basis. The closest shaves are a result of sharp blades. Clients should be changing their razors at the first sign of dullness in order to avoid unnecessary pulling, nicks, and irritation.
Set in a luxurious 70,000 square-foot integrated wellness space surrounded by views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Spa at Carillon Miami Beach offers an empowering approach to treating the mind, body, and soul. As the largest luxury spa on Miami Beach, the Carillon includes indoor and outdoor spaces, the Thermal Experience, an expansive fitness center with more than 40 classes daily, a full-service salon, and a wellness center staffed by a team of medical professionals.
Cherries are sweet and vibrantly red fruits that are chock-full of anthocyanins, which are free radical scavengers. This fruit also contains 17 different antioxidant compounds and is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hair removal can be achieved either through depilation, which removes the hair above the skin's surface, or epilation, which removes the hair from under the
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. 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 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. 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! 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. 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.
Do: Make a change that is enjoyable. When clients decide to make a healthy change, it is important for them to do something that they like. For example, if they decide to start exercising, they should partake in an activity that they find fun.
Anti-pollution skin care has become the latest trend in the aesthetics industry. This trend, which originated in Asia, is starting to see a larger presence throughout the United States due to the growing concerns about the effect of pollution on the skin. Clients can be exposed to pollution from road and air traffic and fossil fuel combustion.
I cleanse in the morning with my oil cleanser, tone, and apply a facial oil. I only apply sunscreen if I am going to be outside in the sun, which, lately, is not often. At night, I remove my makeup either with my oil cleanser or micellar cleansing fluid. I then tone and apply my emulsion moisturizer followed by my facial oil. I do an enzyme exfoliation and rhassoul clay/powdered mask once a month. I make all my own products from scratch.
Vanities Spa, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, offers world-class treatments in a private and client-focused location. When a client walks through Vanities' diamond door, they enter a space that is theirs and theirs alone. Nancy Seale, L.E., owner of the spa, locks the door – leaving the outside world behind – and welcomes her guest into their very own private spa experience, which includes a world of aromatherapy, soft spa music of the client's choosing, and a warm bed.
Facial dry brushing has the same benefits as dry brushing the body, including detoxifying the lymphatic system and reducing cellulite. Facial dry brushing increases blood flow, removes toxin buildup, and provides the skin with a nice glow. Dry brushes for the face should have extremely fine and soft bristles. Clients should dry brush their face one to two times a week and remember to be gentle.
When deciding on a beverage to offer clients, skin care professionals should consider a hot, fragrant cup of tea. Many teas contain herbs and plants that are rich in antioxidants and have a number of wellness benefits. Furthermore, the aroma that is produced by hot tea may also provide the client with a calming effect. Some teas to consider are green, chamomile, jasmine, and hibiscus.
• Physical or mechanical exfoliation breaks up the keratinized protein that accumulates on the skin's surface, lifting and whisking away dry, dull cell debris to reveal softer skin.
• Chemical exfoliation uses topical ingredients to dissolve cell debris for a glowing finish.
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. 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. 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, 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. 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. 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."
Rosewater is created through steam distillation of rose petals and is often used in toners or facial spritzes. Rosewater has a high concentration of vitamins A and C and antioxidants that help to hydrate the skin. It is often recommended for clients with sensitive skin or conditions like rosacea due to its anti-inflammatory properties that help to mollify skin irritations and flare-ups.
Grown in the wilderness of Brazil, the tree and bark of the bitter almond tree (Prunus amygdalus amara) was used for tanning, while the fruit and nut was used for cooking and frying. In those times, nuts were sorted out and the bitter ones were used for ethenic oils in perfumeries and for the creations of industrial usages. Due to the bitter acid of the nuts and the potential harm of constipation that was caused by the acid, especially in children, trees were cultivated to create a higher percent of sweet-tasting almonds.
Use natural ingredients. When clients are battling hyperpigmentation, including age spots and melasma, it is important for them to use products with ingredients that are not going to permanently damage thier skin. Safe and effective ingredients for skin brightening include licorice, kojic acid, arbutin, and mulberry extract.
"I tell them that if they do not keep up with their homecare regimen, it will completely undo everything we have been trying to accomplish in the treatment room. Not keeping up with their routine would be a waste of money and we would possibly need to start over."
Khala Young, owner of Juste Moi
The FDA recently banned the consumer sale of soaps that contain certain antibacterial ingredients. These ingredients – the most common of which are triclosan, which is used in liquid soap, and triclocarban, which is used in bar soap – were banned because the administration did not feel that their benefits outweighed their risks.
My daily skin care ritual begins in the morning by rinsing with a mild and natural-based cleanser, toning and moisturizing, and using a sunscreen in the summer. In the evening, I use a cotton square with a creamy cleanser and toner, followed by an eye and night serum. I use a few natural-based lines.
Astra Salon, whose name is Latin for "star," has a mission to create an atmosphere that invites clients in and wraps its arms around them. The client's comfort and satisfaction are their top priority. Astra Salon's experienced staff is highly skilled and creative with hair services, skin care, and natural nail treatments. Working as a team, Astra is both inspired and rewarded by knowing that their clients not only receive beautiful results, but are also provided with a retreat from life's daily grind. Astra is proud to carry an exclusive line of Italian skin care products that has natural and sustainable ingredients. Put these factors together and clients receive an unforgettable experience that leaves them relaxed and looking and feeling their best.
Business plans outline goals and specify how a business will go about achieving those goals. Although business plans can seem overwhelming and stressful, it does not need to be 24 pages long to be effective. When drafting a business plan, start small and let the plan evolve organically. Business plans can be used in the spa for goals such as adding a new service or switching product lines.
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.
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. 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."
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. 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.
I think the greatest tip is to schedule time to clean, disinfect, and organize. A client should feel as though they are walking into opening day every time they visit the spa. I have noticed that this process also allows me to be more efficient as I am more relaxed and organized with my services.--Richard Merrill-Rivas, aesthetician and educator at Richard Merrill-Rivas
"Because I get to see my clients' husbands and other family members when they buy gift certificates for my clients"--Barbara Strafella
"It is a great time for me to offer exclusive holiday-themed services and product selections that give my clients something special."--Mark Reed
"I love the holiday season at the spa because there is a beautiful enthusiam in clients."--Lupe Guthrie
"Because it provides an escape from the holiday festivities."--Luther Facits
"I love how the holiday season at the spa makes clients feel as if they are entering a different dimension. It is so magical and uplifting."--Laura Cummins
Use products consistently. In order for results to be seen, clients need to use their homecare regimen on a consistent basis. Furthermore, they should only use the products as they have been instructed to by their skin care professional. If the client uses products on a regular basis, they should expect to see results in about four to six weeks.
Hyperpigmentation, which is caused by an increase in the skin's melanin content, is one of the most common skin concerns seen by skin care professionals. This condition is most often caused by sun exposure; inflammation; hormonal changes, such as pregnancy; certain medical conditions, like Addison's disease; and various drugs, such as certain antibiotics.
Researchers from two universities in Germany, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the University of Kiel, recently discovered the molecular mechanism behind the synthesis of melanin using a technique that involved mutation of tyrosinase. Melanin, which is produced by melanocytes, contributes to both skin and hair color and is found in almost all life forms. For example, it gives insects protection against pathogenic microorganisms and promotes tissue repair. It is also attributed to the brown spots on bananas.
Breakouts can occur all over the body, including the back and the buttocks. Some clients, however, may not be aware that some of their showering habits could be the cause of their body breakouts.
I try to keep it simple: I cleanse, moisturize, and apply sun protection. I also exfoliate once a week and make sure I use a gel-like eye cream to reduce any puffiness and keep wrinkles at bay. When I have a little extra time, I will apply a mask to quench my skin, which tends to be quite dry.
Nestled in the balsam and birch groves within Hidden Pond, a luxurious and secluded resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, is the Tree Spa. With three treetop treatment rooms, the Tree Spa features a range of therapies that utilize handmade herbal skin care preparations from Farmaesthetics, as well as make extensive use of fresh ingredients handpicked from Hidden Pond's garden.
While traffic itself does not cause dark spots, a recent study from Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID) has shown that the effects of traffic, particularly nitrogen dioxide, significantly contribute to the formation of lentigines.
Entrepreneurs are the driving force behind this country, bolstering the economy, encouraging trade, and providing jobs. As entrepreneurs, spa owners are contributing to the success of the nation. Starting and maintaining a business is extremely trying, so take a moment to recognize those in the industry that have prospered and contribute to the growth of aesthetics.
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. 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, 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
“The key to skin care is all about absorption. You are either introducing active ingredients into the skin that are going to be absorbed into the body or are going to create a film or a wall around the cell. The natural composition of the ocean in terms of trace elements and minerals is really similar to the composition of the body. As such, we are introducing active ingredients that are being readily absorbed by the body, really fast. That’s why we’ve created a cocktail of marine-based antioxidants as the foundation of our line.”
We recently asked skin care professionals on DERMASCOPE.com to vote on teh most common client concern at thier spa. Here are the results according to the respondents:
Use a humidifier. Chapped lips are lacking moisture and during the wintertime, indoor heating can make dryness even worse. Moreover, many people sleep with thier mouth open, which further dries out the lips.
Humidifiers return moisture to the environment, lessening the lack of humidity that contributes to dryness.
"I prefer to educate my clients on the benefits of the product so they understand how it will help them and encourage healthy skin. Educating clients always works out better than pushing products on them that they do not feel they need or want." --Rebecca Wilcox, owner of SkinBliss Medi Spa
"Be sure that clients are aware of the product's benefits. When a client does not know how a specific product works, they can experience a number of 'unexpected' side effects. I always recommend two or three different products that would offer numerous benefits to the client's specific skin concerns." --Melissa Evans, Manager at Serenity Day Spa
"Because my clients are unable to purchase the products from anyone else, requiring them to return to my spa when they need more." --Cheryl Goodheim
"Because it has allowed me to establish my own brand!" --Coco Flournoy
"It allows the clients to purchase unique products." --Ruby Cronine
"It gives me a better markup and my clients a more affordable price." --Beth Cooper
"It gives me more control over different aspects of my retail offerings." --Zoey Price
For many clients, Botox is an injectable that is associated with aging skin, wrinkles, and crow's feet. It is often seen as a treatment for those who are older and already suffering from fine lines and other signs of aging skin. There are, however, a number of people seeking Botox in their 20s in order to prevent the formation of wrinkles.
My daily skin care regimen begins with the use of a cleansing gel in the shower. After cleansing, I use "I" Face, a facial moisturizer by MR International, and a small amount of YON-KA eye serum. At night, I apply a cellular repair serum. Twice a month, I receive facials, one of which is cleansing, while the other is moisturizing.
Spa Solage, which is located in Calistoga, California, features a 2,500 square foot expansion to its reception building, including a new indoor and outdoor Relaxation Lounge, expanded men's and women's locker rooms with outdoor showers, an enhanced menu of services and fitness programs, and a redesign of the overall interior décor that features luxurious design elements. These redesigned elements join Spa Solage's impressive roster of spa facilities, including healing geothermal pools and deluxe mud bar. A new spa herb garden showcases vegetation from Calistoga's unique location and includes rosemary, French lavender, California white sage, and mint, all of which are incorporated into the spa's offerings.
Agroup of scientists from the Cambridge, Massachusetts area have created a silicone-based polymer that has temporary anti-aging and protective properties. This polymer has characteristics that are very similar to the skin and is a network arrangement of a polymer that is known as cross-linked polymer layer (XPL). XPL has been shown to have tightening and moisturizing properties and may also be beneficial for the treatment of certain skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema.
While the health of the skin is of the utmost importance to skin care professionals, most clients find their way into the spa because of the emotions they feel about their skin. For example, young clients with acne may feel depressed, anxious, or embarrassed about the condition of their skin, leading them to seek help. With the emotional state of clients in mind, professionals should remember that emotions are, without a doubt, tied to the spa.
Although most clients tend to be more concerned with facial skin, the skin on the rest of the body is equally as important and prone to many of the same conditions as the face. At the same time, the body has its own prominent concerns that require their own treatments and products.
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 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. 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. 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.