The Parlor NYC is a curated community of premier beauty and wellness experts in the heart of the NoMad Design District at 33rd Street and Madison Avenue. The Parlor NYC is the first and only luxury, state-of-the-art space that allows each member to have their own private suite with all the benefits of a high-end practice, including extensive amenities such as full-time concierge, lounge-worthy common areas, 24/7 salon access, coffee and wine bar, professional assistants, onsite laundry services, social media management, personalized website, marketing services, and more – all without the headache and financial stressors of opening a retail space in New York City.


Together with the best-in-class services that members will offer, these class-A amenities will provide clients with a comfortable and luxurious experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. Only The Parlor NYC offers a full spectrum of beauty and wellness options, from the latest, most cutting-edge procedures and treatments to traditional styling and grooming services, creating a unique, integrated environment. Offering a diverse range of trusted services, networking opportunities, and customized support, The Parlor NYC team helps guide members through their personal journey to success in the beauty and wellness world.


Pam Wolf is a serial entrepreneur and retail real estate expert with a notable portfolio and impressive track record of building successful New York-based businesses. She is the founder and former CEO of New York Kids Club, the premier children’s enrichment club with almost 20 United States locations and 70 in China. With a love for the beauty industry and a desire to help others, Wolf came up with the idea for The Parlor NYC in 2018 to disrupt and improve how the beauty and wellness industry works. Her goal is to help members every step of the way, with transparency and support, as they make the transition from employee to successful business owner or grow their already established business. Wolf offers members the unique benefits of her business experience and entrepreneurial expertise.


The Parlor NYC feels more like a retreat than a salon, facilitating the sharing of talent, ideas, knowledge, and services in a sleek, modern, luxurious, and well-appointed environment. The Parlor NYC is a 13,000-square-foot haven filled with professional, private suites that offer a wide range of beauty-wellness services. The space includes a spacious reception with concierge, lounge, private meeting areas, and beverage bars. Onsite, there is a full-time concierge, high speed internet, laundry services, and discounted parking.


The Parlor NYC offers: skin care and aesthetic services, hair, nails, makeup, permanent makeup, master barbering, microdermabrasion, hair removal, massage, acupuncture, body work, stem cell beauty treatments, compression therapy, cosmetic dentistry, cryotherapy, energy healing, fitness trainers, life coaching, infrared sauna, IV drip therapy, integrative medicine, nutritional counseling, psychology, recovery biohacking, and more.

The Elaine Sterling Institute is pleased to announce the school and spa will relocate to an expanded location at Lenox Square in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. Offering a variety of massage therapy, nail care, and aesthetic programs, the beauty academy will increase its footprint at the new campus by nearly 10,000 square feet and will also offer a variety of affordable, cutting-edge services for the Atlanta community and visitors.


“After 11 wonderful years in our current location, we are humbled to have the opportunity to expand our campus to the iconic Buckhead business district,” said Elaine Sterling, founder of The Elaine Sterling Institute. “This new location will further elevate The Elaine Sterling Institute as the premier aesthetics, wellness, and nail care school in an environment that mimics the elite spas in which they aspire to work – ensuring even more success stories.”


The new Lenox Square location will be 25,768-square-feet with easy access to the Lenox MARTA station and entrances from outside Lenox Square and near the center’s dining pavilion. Students can expect a standard of educational excellence at The Elaine Sterling Institute with a modern, spa-like environment, offering a real-world experience with state-of-the art technology to provide a seamless transition from school to the workplace.


At the Buckhead campus, there will be 19 classrooms and clinic floors and 45 massage and aesthetics tables. The dynamic classroom environment includes lectures, guest speakers, hands-on client experience, and instruction from licensed educators with diverse backgrounds.


The Elaine Sterling Institute also offers cutting-edge spa services, including hydrofacials, body treatments, massage therapy, nail care, European facials, chemical peels, microcurrent, LED, microdermabrasion, and more – all at competitive pricing. The Buckhead location will also offer chair massages throughout the day in the spa’s reception area.


In addition to owning and operating The Elaine Sterling Institute, the internationally renowned and award-winning aesthetician and educator has her own skin care and makeup line – Elaine Sterling Skincare and Dazzle by Elaine Sterling, as well as a new spa in Sandy Springs, Esthétique by Elaine Sterling.

GlossGenius has partnered with Josh Rainville, Jade Tang, Leysa Carrillo, and other leading educators for their launch of Dear Clients – a movement to help beauty professionals bring transparency and visibility to their clients.


Dear Clients is a content movement empowering beauty professional to shed light on topics that every client should know about, but can be difficult to discuss in person. The growing series showcases letters written to clients and inspires beauty professionals to understand how to bring visibility to clients about important topics.


As beauty professionals and business owners, there are so many hats to wear. “Clients are the life of your business and that is why it is awkward and tricky to share the truth to clients on so many topics, whether it is telling a client that their inspiration look cannot be achieved or making sure they know how to care for it after they leave your salon,” explains Danielle Cohen-Shohet, co-founder and CEO of GlossGenius. “That is why we are supporting the Dear Clients initiative and cannot wait to continue growing and furthering our incredible community of creators.”

The MyFaceMyBody Global Aesthetic Awards are the leading industry awards dedicated to the aesthetic industry. In a ground-breaking first and using trailblazing technology, this year’s awards are going virtual. This highly recognized awards program has opened its doors even further to allow entries from any country across the globe, enabling the awards program to be truly global.


The Global Aesthetic Awards events are currently held in Los Angeles, California, London, England, Sydney, Australia, and China. But from November this year, the MyFaceMyBody Global Aesthetic Awards will be going digital, opening up these respected industry awards to the rest of the world, including clinics from remote regions, such as Antarctica, South America, and Africa.


In its eighth year, the MyFaceMyBody Awards honors the achievements of those at the pinnacle of the aesthetic beauty industry. The awards are the most highly recognized and largest global aesthetic awards program in the world. Over 2,500 industry professionals are involved each year and over 100 media outlets promote the event, earning the awards the title of the “Oscars of the Aesthetic Industry.”


The virtual 2019 MyFaceMyBody Awards will be held as part of the Global Virtual Aesthetics Summit on November 10 and 11, 2019. Global Virtual Aesthetics Summit is an innovative and pioneering two-day event, incorporating both the awards and clinical and business programs presented by some of the world’s leading industry speakers in a virtual space.


“We have been overwhelmed with the growth of the MyFaceMyBody awards programs across the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, and China. In addition, each year we receive hundreds of inquiries from practices to run the MyFaceMyBody awards in their respective countries. As a result of these inquires and the awards’ success and growth, we have decided to open the program to the rest of the world,” said Stephen Handisides, CEO and founder of MyFaceMyBody and Global Virtual Aesthetics Summit.


Submissions are open for an extensive 54 categories, including best practice, best plastic surgeon, and medical spa of the year, as well as new dental practice categories. The esteemed panel of judges are soon to be announced and will include some of the worlds most respected plastic surgeons. There will be more award categories for individuals, practices, and brands. Submissions will be completed digitally and judged by the MyFaceMyBody global judging panel. Finalists will have the opportunity to win local awards and potentially be recognized on the global stage and featured in the Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Leaders Publication that is distributed to consumers and industry peers across the world.


The winners of the local MyFaceMyBody Awards will be presented using the latest in live-video streaming technology. MyFaceMyBody will run one global red-carpet event in a different city each year and winners from each participating country will be invited to celebrate in this night of luxury and recognition. In addition, each local winner will be submitted for a chance to win a global award during the ceremony and be recognized as an overall award winner.


The awards will also align with the MyFaceMyBody sister company, The Medical Business Academy, where businesses, individuals, and employees can win additional awards based on their customer excellence. As an e-learning platform, suppliers will have the opportunity to host their own award categories through the MyFaceMyBody Awards, rewarding their customers for their ongoing training and education.


The MyFaceMyBody Virtual Awards are brought forth by brand partners: The Medical Business Academy, Merz Institute of Advanced Aesthetics, Wigmore Medical, MSF Companies, déesee Pro, iS Clinical, Venus Concept USA, SmartGraft, Thermi, HydroPeptide, Aesthetic Experts Lab, Advanced Skin Technology, evolus, and CosmoFrance.

As per the insights in the report, the specialty cosmetic ingredients market is expected to witness robust growth from 2018 to 2026, owing to the rising demand for conditioning polymers among the various types of specialty cosmetic ingredients available in the market and the increasing demand for specialty cosmetic ingredients from skincare and hair care applications. The market is expected to witness significant growth with a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period (2018–2026).

Innovation and New Product Development to Present Growth Opportunities for Market Players
The global specialty cosmetic ingredients market is fairly large with the presence of global manufacturers such as BASF SE, Croda International Plc., Evonik Industries AG, Akzo Nobel N.V., and Solvay SA, among others. These players are observed to be channelizing efforts to expand in high-growth regions and increase their production capacity to meet the growing demand for specialty cosmetic ingredients.
Besides consolidation, the market has been witnessing prominent growth with the increase in the per capita consumption of cosmetics around the globe. This increase in consumption is aided by the increasing ability of consumers to spend more on personal care and cosmetics, which can further be attributed to the improving economic conditions, globally. Further, the seasonality of cosmetics and personal care products has additionally enhanced the demand for specialty cosmetic ingredients across geographies.
The global specialty cosmetic ingredients market is expected to grow at a high rate, owing to the availability of opportunities in the form of research and development for organic and natural specialty cosmetic ingredients as consumers are increasingly growing more inclined towards the use of cosmetics with natural ingredients. Innovation and new product developments are also expected to present opportunities for market players to further expand their product portfolios in the global specialty cosmetic ingredients market.
Conditioning Polymers Segment to Remain Prominent in Specialty Cosmetic Ingredients Market
The global specialty cosmetic ingredients market has been segmented on the basis of product type into the various types of specialty cosmetic ingredients that are utilized to add unique properties to the end products. On the basis of product type, the global specialty cosmetic ingredients market has been segmented into different personal care applications.
• The conditioning polymers segment accounts for a prominent market share, owing to the extensive use of conditioning polymers in cosmetics to impart water resistance to the end product
• The surfactants segment accounts for a significant share of the market and among all its sub-segments, the anionic sub-segment is expected to hold a high share in the global specialty cosmetic ingredients market share during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the extensive use of anionic surfactants in personal care products, owing to their unique foaming properties
• On the basis of end-use application, hair care and skincare segments accounted for prominent shares in the global specialty cosmetic ingredients market as of 2017. With the rising demand for skincare cosmetics, the skincare segment is expected to attain a high market share by the end of 2026

China and India to Offer Ample Growth Opportunities in the Global Specialty Cosmetic Ingredients Market
North America, spearheaded by the United States, is a prominent region with a significant market share in the global specialty cosmetic ingredients market. After North America, Europe is pegged to be a noteworthy region in the global specialty cosmetic ingredients market with the presence of key market players in the region. Besides these regions, countries such as China and India offer ample growth opportunities in the global specialty cosmetic ingredients market.
Specialty Cosmetic Ingredients Market: Vendor Insights
The report highlights some of the leading companies operating in the global specialty cosmetic ingredients market, such as BASF SE, Croda International Plc., Evonik Industries AG, Akzo Nobel N.V., Solvay SA The Dow Chemical Company, Lonza Group, Eastman Chemical Company, Clariant AG, Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc. and Innospec Inc., among others.

These insights are based on a report on Specialty Cosmetic Ingredients Market by Persistence Market Research

  Persistence Market Research

Aesthetic Science Institute CIDESCO graduate Lauren Sankey gets hired by Norwegian Cruise lines!

Of thirty applicants Lauren was one of two hired by the International Cruise ship company.  Her new place of work will be on Norwegian's Pride of America circling the Hawaiian Islands!

Congratulations Lauren, so proud of our ASI CIDESCO graduate! 

Unlike oily skin, dry skin can be prevented. Learn to reinforce the trans epidermal barrier, add hydration and nutrients, normalize exfoliation, and protect the skin from drying environmental factors. Tina Marie Zillmann demonstrates: skin analysis with a scope; cleansing with a mild pumpkin-enzyme cleanser; lactic peel; ultrasonic deep clean and nutrition treatment to penetrate hyaluronic, anti-inflammatory, and amino-peptide products; Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment for hypo- and hyperpigmentation; moisturizer with epidermal growth factor; and application of sun block with zinc and titanium oxide. She also addresses Fitzpatrick type 1, sensitive skin, acne scarring, rosacea, discoloration, broken capillaries, and fine lines.

Eve Taylor London has joined with Trees for the Future, which is revitalising degraded land supporting impoverished families in Africa by planting new trees.


Planting new trees regenerates the land, supports the ecosystem of wildlife and insects, and combats climate change by offsetting carbon emissions to the equivalent of 26,000 miles of car driving and producing approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. By planting specific types of fast-growing trees, fruit trees, hardwoods, and food crops in a systematic manner over a four-year period, families can positively change their lives forever and support the environment. For more information visit

VEGAMOUR, a vegan hair wellness company that uses powerful, plant-derived actives with proven clinical and visible results, announced the launch of a full line of scientifically-created CBD serums and nutraceuticals to promote healthy hair growth for the scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows.


The topical products in the company’s new CBD line of hair, eyelash, and eyebrow serums are formulated with full-spectrum, micro-encapsulated CBD. This proprietary process decreases the size of the CBD molecules by over 1,000%, so that the CBD particles can penetrate the skin and hair roots more deeply and deliver increased efficacy.


“Our research has shown that CBD has inherent, clinically-proven actives that naturally work in tandem to stimulate healthy hair growth,” said VEGAMOUR CEO Dan Hodgdon.


The company, which has always had strict ingredient guidelines and has always stayed away from the harmful chemical ingredients found in most pharmaceutical hair growth products, will be extending their CBD line from topicals to ingestibles and supplements to create a full CBD hair health line, resulting in stronger, thicker, and healthier hair. 


“Our line of full-spectrum CBD hair wellness supplements work in tandem with our topical CBD serums by providing additional synergistic health benefits, such as balancing the endocannabinoid system for overall peace, stress reduction, and improved sleep,” adds Hodgdon.

Dr. Jason Emer, Los Angeles, California’s top board-certified dermatologist, unveils a stratosphere of cosmetic innovation inside his new comprehensive medical and surgical facility, Emerage Medical, in West Hollywood, California.


With design concepts impeccably executed by EXOD-ARCH in collaboration with Ben Ballantine Architects Studios, the futuristic facility boasts 8,000-square-feet of modern luxury, including two fully-automated aesthetician rooms, two procedure suites, five spacious laser and cosmetic treatment rooms, and numerous private workspaces with magnificent views of the city. A state-of-the-art operating center is currently under construction, which will accommodate surgical procedures, as well as in-house aftercare. Exclusively equipped with the most sophisticated technologies in the fields of cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery, Emerage Medical houses over 80 cutting-edge lasers and minimally-invasive devices for aging, scarring, pigmentation, burns, and lifelong preventative rejuvenation.


In the Liquid Lounge, patients can enjoy a wide array of exclusive amenities and spa treatments, including IV hydration therapy, massage, customized facials and masks, dermal infusion, micro-ampule infusion treatments, and more.


Respected worldwide for their impeccable precision and bold techniques, Dr. Jason Emer, Dr. Robert Cohen, and Dr. Farhad Ardeshirpour have pioneered some of Hollywood’s most sought-after procedures and cater to an elite clientele. Dr. Emer’s specialties include high-definition liposuction and body contouring, facial sculpting, and feature enhancement with fillers and Botox and laser dermatology for scarring, pigmentation, rejuvenation, and antiaging, wrinkle, or sun damage. Dr. Cohen’s specialties include aesthetic breast surgery of every type, complex revision procedures, mommy makeovers, abdominoplasty surgery, male chest defining surgery, arm and thigh contouring procedures, and labia reductions. Dr. Ardesh’s specialties include facial rejuvenation such as face lifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgeries, as well as rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), ear reconstructions, and chin and jawline augmentations with customized implants.

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