Sunday, 16 December 2018 22:29

USA My Face My Body Award Winners 2018

On November 9th  2018, leaders of America’s aesthetics industry lit up the red carpet at the MyFaceMyBody Awards USA 2018 the Oscars of the aesthetics industry. Held at the iconic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, leaders in aesthetics, press, and celebrities gathered from across the United States for this night of nights. The global aesthetic awards celebrated and honored those at the pinnacle of the beauty business. MyFaceMyBody awards USA 2018 winners were selected from hundreds of applicants from across America. The lucky few now hold the prestigious title of a MyFaceMyBody global aesthetic award winner.

The gala ceremony was attended by 350 of the industry’s leading professionals, top plastic surgeons, brands, journalists, celebrities, and beauty bloggers. The awards were presided over by MyFaceMyBody director and awards founder Mr. Stephen Handisides.

“Winning a MyFaceMyBody award is a huge accolade. The evening was fantastic networking opportunity, with chances to mingle with the who’s who of the industry, not to mention a very glamorous and fantastic night,” said Mr. Stephen Handisides.

 

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Repêchage CEO and founder, Lydia Sarfati, and exclusive Romanian distributor, Professional Brands, hosted Beauty Between the Sheets, a conference for over 40 beauty professionals held at the prestigious Athénée Palace Hilton on October 15. Sarfati presented the latest information and treatments affecting the skin care industry. Influencers and editors also met with Sarfati for a one-day beauty event the following day to experience the newest Repêchage skin care treatments from the master aesthetician and concept creator herself.

 

At the event, Sarfati highlighted one of the biggest beauty trends influencing the industry today: sheet masks. As noted by Sarfati, face masks have seen 43 percent growth in the United Kingdom within a six month period, and sheet masks have seen a 34 growth growth in this sector.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 04:36

ECRU New York Celebrates Academy Grand Opening

September 18, 2018, prestige hair and beauty brand ECRU New York celebrated the grand opening of its namesake academy in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. The ECRU New York Academy is designed to empower stylists by offering endless opportunities that will motivate and inspire performance, attitude, and growth.

 

“Our promise is to deliver superior education to stylists and makeup artists all over the world, expanding their knowledge, while ultimately allowing their artistry to flourish to new dimensions,” says Carmen DePasquale, CEO and founder. Mayor Kurt Peluso and Deputy Mayor Gail Rottenstrich attended the event, presenting DePasquale with a certificate declaring September 17, 2018 as ECRU New York Academy Day within the borough of Fair Lawn.

 

Via guided immersive tours, guests experienced a sampling of the Academy’s vast array of educational classes. Models were on-site for live demonstrations to reflect the curriculum of the academy and were outfitted in this season’s latest fashion.


The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research worldwide, has appointed Marc Hurlbert, Ph.D. as the organization’s chief science officer. His role began November 1, 2018.

 

“I am honored to join the Melanoma Research Alliance as its next Chief Science Officer,” said Dr. Hurlbert. “It is a promising time for people diagnosed with melanoma, thanks in large part to MRA’s research investments that have helped to greatly expand available treatments. However, more work is needed to ensure treatments that work for all.”

 

Hurlbert comes to MRA after having spent more than a decade in breast cancer research.

 

“Dr. Hurlbert has an outstanding record as a scientist and leader and we could not be more delighted to have him join MRA,” said Debra Black, co-founder and chair of MRA. “His experience in medical research, deep knowledge of pharmacology, and ability to forge and build strategic partnerships will allow him to further propel MRA and its mission forward.”

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 04:33

Annet King Joins the Bio-Therapeutic Team

Bio-Therapeutic welcomes Annet King to the team as their new vice president of business development. For many, King needs no introduction. As senior director of global education for Dermalogica for over 19 years, she led the development of global IDI and Dermalogica education and curriculum and worked closely with research and development on product innovation and treatment development.

 

In her new role at Bio-Therapeutic, she brings a wealth of expertise, experience, and relationships that will be focused on global strategic brand development and expansion, while using her vast knowledge to refine and redefine internal, client based, and institutional educational systems.

 

“Annet is a powerhouse of knowledge and experience in our industry. We are thrilled to have her join us,” said David Suzuki, CEO and president of Bio-Therapeutic.

Southeastern Esthetics Institute is honored to have graduated its 100th class on October 22, 2018. They hosted this special celebration at City Art in Columbia, South Carolina. In attendance were family, friends, fellow students, and instructors. Paula Wessinger, an instructor over the elite campus, shared her experience in teaching these individuals throughout their 20 weeks. “There were many tears and lots of hugs shared. It was a meaningful event for all,” said Wessinger.

All graduations are one of a kind and are catered toward each graduating class and student. Not one graduation is the same. Each individual is different and Southeastern Esthetics Institute understands that and speaks to each student who is moving out of the program and into the real world.

Student body president, Jocelyn Perez, said, “I look forward to growing in our careers, just as we started, together. The knowledge and friendship we have coveted in this program has made us comfortable in entering into the field of aesthetics and knowing we will be successful.”

Southeastern Esthetics Institute holds a graduating licensure course approximately every five weeks, each time placing highly trained aestheticians into the heavily growing industry. The 600-hour aesthetics licensure course is the only accredited aesthetics course in the state of South Carolina. The program teaches theory, practical, and real-life aesthetics experience to create the most well-rounded individuals possible. They are pressed to be the best they can be and to participate in community service, working independently and in groups.

“We are incredibly proud of these soon-to-be aestheticians and are excited to see them grow and make this industry better, bringing new ideas and excellent knowledge into the field,” said Courtney Sykes, owner of Southeastern Esthetics Institute. seestheticsinstitute.com

On August 6, the core students of Southeastern Esthetics Institute completed a variety of services – from miniature facials to makeup – on the residents of Harbison Hall, located in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

“We are forever grateful to those that have given us the opportunity to do something for others,” said Courtney Sykes, the institute’s chief administrative officer. “This is the core of what we try to instill in our students – to make a difference in peoples’ lives. We are always looking for opportunities to help them grow and be more well-rounded individuals. Moments like these are the chance to do
just that.”

 

LivNordic, the spa brand founded by Raison d’Etre to encourage the Nordic art of wellness, announced the launch of a new collaboration with Sauna From Finland, to help spas and consumers discover the importance of authentic sauna practice. Bringing together LivNordic’s wealth of global spa industry knowledge with Sauna From Finland’s expertise on the truly Finnish sauna experience, this collaboration aims to encourage a higher standard of sauna in the global industry and raise awareness of the benefits of the practice. A traditional Finnish sauna is a perfect place to rest, relax, and focus on health and well-being. Taking a sauna reduces stress and improves quality of sleep. In the sauna, the mind and body are cleansed and find harmony.

 

Raison d’Etre has been shaping the world’s finest spas for over 20 years, leading wellness businesses into world-class status and developing Scandinavian-inspired spas with LivNordic. By collaborating with Sauna From Finland, the global spa consultancy hopes to encourage a more traditional Finnish experience that will be taken on board by new and well-established spas.

In September, the global eczema community united to observe the first-ever Atopic Eczema Day to raise awareness and understanding of eczema and atopic dermatitis. Atopic Eczema Day brings together those affected by eczema or atopic dermatitis to share experiences and future aspirations and drive actions that improve lives all over the world.

 

“The inaugural World Atopic Eczema Day is a long-awaited chance to honor and empower those affected by eczema or atopic dermatitis and, finally, puts their needs in the spotlight,” said Christine Janus, CEO of GlobalSkin. “This community faces a huge range of challenges, whether physical or emotional, every single day. We hope by launching AltogetherEczema, we can kickstart a conversation within the community about what matters most. A clearer understanding of issues and priorities for those living with the condition will ensure that, together, we can work towards meaningful and relevant change.”

On August 23 and 24, Repêchage CEO and Founder, Lydia Sarfati joined Stacie Bowie, master stylist and owner of Bowie Salon and Spa in Seattle, Washington for a series of exclusive events to introduce the new Repêchage Glow and Go Bar – a concept that combines customized facial massage and mask services.

 

Bowie Salon and Spa has been a Repêchage partner since 2016, and Stacie Bowie is excited to add these facial massage and mask services to the spa’s menu."

 

The visibility that the Glow and Go concept will create for our spa treatments will help our spa department – and overall business – grow," said Bowie.

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