Over 150 skin care and spa professionals from over 15 countries joined Repêchage at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, New York, for the launch of the next generation of clinically-proven, sustainably-harvested, seaweed skin care: the new Repêchage Vita Cura Gold Collection.
Guest speakers at the event also included Lynelle Lynch, founder and owner of Bellus Academy and president of Beauty Changes Lives, and Paul Dykstra, CEO of Cosmetologists Chicago and CIDESCO USA. Lynelle Lynch shared with attendees the way Beauty Changes Lives is affecting the professional beauty industry. Beauty Changes Lives is a nonprofit organization driven to make the beauty profession a first-choice career by empowering individuals with mentorship, inspiration, and scholarships. To help do that, the organization is guiding prospective students throughout their entire career path from being a student to a seasoned professional and business owner.
Paul Dykstra discussed CIDESCO International and CIDESCO USA, the world’s major international beauty therapy associations. CIDESCO is an internationally recognized organization. Its mission is to ensure the highest possible standard of excellence through uniting membership internationally, accrediting schools to teach a CIDESCO syllabus, promoting CIDESCO certifications in skin care and body care, and accrediting top salons and spas to guarantee the highest standards. Dykstra shared the recent advancements for CIDESCO USA, which includes launching programs this year at Bellus Academy. As Chairman of CIDESCO USA, Lydia Sarfati will work closely with the organization to positively impact the future of aesthetics education and professionalism in the United States.