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Taste for Life magazine honored derma e® Natural Bodycare with a 2012 Summer Essentials Award for their new Evenly Radiant® Day Crème SPF 15.

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation announced the winners of the inaugural Enrolled Student Scholarship Competition during the Cosmetology Educators of America Convention. Four beauty school students enrolled in American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) member schools were awarded a day of mentoring with an industry icon. The 2012 Beauty Changes Lives Enrolled Student Scholarship Competition winners are Natalie DiBenedetto, Rocky River, Ohio; Leonor Del Castillo, New York City, N.Y.; Cheyanne Birchall, Reno, Nev. and Judith Torres, Newburgh, N.Y. Nearly 100 video applications and essays were submitted to the mentorship competition and were posted online for public viewing and comments, with the top five videos receiving more than 10,000 votes.

This fall, HRLeavy LLC and Spa Design are building an exciting program for the Swedish Spa Association, consisting of Hotel and Spa Directors of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. The members will visit New York City to learn more of what is new in the Spa/Wellness and Fitness arena on this side of the Atlantic.

Fleur’s is pleased to announce a merger with Certified Organic sister brand, Equavie. To celebrate this medley, all Equavie packaging has transitioned into the beautifully modern Fleur’s palette, while maintaining its own unique, organic green flare. Fleur’s new Certified Organic collection will feature a “Bio Equavie Organic” stamp on the packaging to maintain the Equavie name and credibility. This “bio” stamp signifies the highest level of Organic Certification given by the COSMEBIO charter.

Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation joined forces to host the second annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. Last year, this nationwide event raised nearly $500,000 for the Arthritis Foundation.

OPI has announced their collaboration with Mariah Carey, a five-time Grammy Award winning global superstar with over 200 million records sold worldwide and 18 Billboard Number One singles. Carey will be the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch January 2013. “OPI is thrilled to work with Mariah, an industry icon who loves nails and considers lacquer one of her favorite accessories,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP and Artistic Director. “With her magnetic personality both on and off the stage, Mariah serves as a great inspiration for beautiful, bold colors.”

Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of devotion to social justice, Dermalogica, Inc. took worldwide action to empower local communities, children, and women entrepreneurs. At Dermalogica corporate headquarters in Carson, Calif., more than 200 employees assembled backpacks of school supplies for the local area’s Boys and Girls Club. Dermalogica teams worldwide also gathered clothing for women’s shelters and conducted online auctions to benefit joinFITE.org, including $6,700 (NZD) generated by Dermalogica New Zealand and $6,000 (USD) raised by Dermalogica Vietnam. All funds raised for joinFITE will be used towards helping women around the world to start or grow a business through microloans. For more information, please visit www.joinFITE.org and www.dermalogica.com.

ZO Skin Health, Inc. is pleased to announce that Zein E. Obagi, M.D. is the Director of the 24th Ultimate Skin Health Symposium, a three-day breakthrough skin rejuvenation program taking place at the Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills, Calif. from November 9 to 11, 2012. The Symposium will attract dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons and skin care professionals from all over the world. Attendees will learn the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the full spectrum of skin health and rejuvenation therapies.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that will prohibit the use of indoor tanning devices for all New Yorkers under the age of 17. The bills A 1074 and S 2917 will still require parental consent for 17 year olds for the use of indoor tanning devices. “Exposure to UV radiation can be extremely harmful, particularly for younger people, and this new law will help protect teenagers from the heightened risk of skin cancer that can come from using indoor tanning devices," Cuomo said. "This legislation recognizes that many tanning salons are small businesses facing economic challenges; however, protecting our children must always be our first priority."

Control Corrective Skincare Systems announces the appointment of Angi Budroe, licensed aesthetician, as business development manager for the leading clinical-based skin care brand. An experienced professional in the spa and medical spa industries, Budroe will focus on creating new business opportunities, maintaining key relationships and implementing business development strategies for Control Corrective. Budroe has more than a decade of experience in the skin care industry, working under the direct supervision of physicians as a medical aesthetician and developing successful retail businesses with skin care products and aesthetic services within medical practices and spas.

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