Deka Lash, known as the “Experts in Eyelashes” specializing in eyelash extensions and eyelash-related products, announced the opening of a retail studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. PWS Enterprises owns and operates the studio location northwest of the strip in Centennial Hills. "We chose Deka Lash because we were looking for an exceptional, top quality leader in the eyelash industry, a name synonymous with quality and beauty. We recognize the world of beauty is forever evolving and dynamic and we want to be part of a brand that is setting the bar and creating the trend rather than following it,” said Cailyn Piazza of PWS.
A specialist and privately held distributor in the Middle East, Apotheca Beauty cherry-picks luxury brands from across the globe that excel on premium ingredients and beautiful packaging. With head offices in both Dubai and Kuwait, Apotheca Beauty opens doors into new markets, distributing across a large network of retailers throughout UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Jordan. The partnership between Apotheca Beauty and Lancer Skincare presents an exciting new frontier for Lancer Skincare, exposing the brand to the burgeoning Middle Eastern cosmetics market. Driven by consumers with a high disposable income, the rising number of both brick and mortar and digital sales channels have made the Middle East a highly compelling emerging market for luxury skin care.
BiON Skincare Products is excited to announce exclusive United States distribution and partnership with ItalWax products of Milan, Italy. Not only can BiON’s award-winning skin care products be purchased, but buyers can also order Italwax hard and soft waxes. Italwax offers professional cosmetics for waxing produced in compliance with the modern and classic Italian formula under strict supervision at its private laboratory in Milan, Italy.
Skin Script released the dates for this year’s Empowerment Retreat: May 5-7, 2018! Build confidence, connect, and network with training classes taught by leading industry professionals, participate in early morning yoga and meditation, and listen to motivational speakers, all in the gorgeous desert southwest. Most importantly, leave this retreat with the tools needed to grow while also feeling empowered, inspired, refreshed, focused, and prepared to take business to the next level.
Last year, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. served as the exclusive signature sponsor for The Berkshire International Film Festival, a globally acclaimed gathering held in the brand’s hometown of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. “The Berkshire International Film Festival, lovingly known as BIFF, has become one of the most important in the country,” Iredale said. “It always includes powerful documentaries as well as new-release feature films. The added bonus is that it supports our local communities by bringing in thousands of people who shop and use the restaurants.”
Sentient Lasers, one of the leading pre-owned aesthetic laser companies that buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers and devices, announced its partnership with the longest running seller of pre-owned lasers, MedPro. The company adopted Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification in March 2017 to ensure quality, longevity, safety, and complete transparency for aesthetic lasers and provide customers with equipment that they can trust.
Repêchage CEO and founder, Lydia Sarfati, served as an honorary speaker at the first anniversary of American Dreams Beauty Center, a full service wellness center located in the heart of Zakopane, Poland – a popular tourist destination.
Since opening in October of 2016, Repêchage Professional Skin Care has helped contribute to the success of American Dreams.
“Repechage was the first brand we introduced,” said American Dreams Beauty Center owner Patrycja Furczon.
Kate Sornson, former social media manager for Global Wellness Summit (GWS) and Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has been promoted to associate manager of marketing and communications. Prior to this appointment, Sornson worked for the Green Spa Network, a community of people focused on transforming the spa industry to be more efficient, sustainable, and earth-friendly, as community manager and membership coordinator.
On Dec. 5, Conair Corporation announced the passing of Leandro P. Rizzuto, co-founder and chairman of the board. After battling a long fight with pancreatic cancer, Rizzuto passed on Dec. 3, surrounded by his family.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our leader,” said Ronald T. Diamond, President of Conair Corporation. “Rizzuto was a man who loved life and people and deeply loved our company. He was our leader, mentor, and teacher, encouraging those around him to always strive to do more than we thought we could do, and be greater than we thought we could be.”
After 20 years in the professional skin care business, BiON Skincare continues on the path established by Glen Lockhart in 1997. In 2007, Larry and Barbara Lockhart became the new owners and have continued the vision with personal customer service and the development of effective products that contain natural ingredients, are science-based, and priced affordably. A few of the keys to BiON’s continued success are that they only sell to aestheticians and physicians, and offer online and in-depth personal education. In celebration of this landmark occasion BiON is introducing new packaging and several new products to continue the tradition into the future.
Cutera, Inc., a leading provider of laser and energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, announced the appointment of Sandra Gardiner to the position of executive vice-president and chief financial officer. Gardiner has been serving in this role on a consulting basis since July 12, 2017.
To those who knew her, to those who learned from her, and those who worked with her, Barbara Salomone embodied a complete and total passion for aesthetics.
November 1, 2017 marks 10 years in business for Skin Script Skin Care. Skin Script specializes in fruit puree enzymes which address a variety of skin conditions. Lisa VanBockern started Skin Script in 2007 with the intent of providing great product to licensed aestheticians without minimums and fuss-free ordering. In 2012, Dave Waggoner, director of education, joined the Skin Script team to provide high-level training with minimal to no cost to the participant. VanBockern credits her success to great product, an amazing customer service team, outstanding education, and amazing aestheticians who grow and prosper because of their talent using the products. Skin Script will have an open house celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 1 at their Tempe,
Miguel Angel Diego, Ph.D. in developmental psychobiology, has been rewarded the Ashley Montagu award for his exceptional contribution to enhancing global awareness of touch therapy. Diego’s work has demonstrated the efficacy of massage therapy in back pain research and continues to conduct prevention research. Diego has been a research associate professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine in the department of pediatrics since 2010. The Ashley Montagu award is bestowed every other year by the Canadian Touch Research Centre (CTRC) and the Kiné-Concept Institute. The award recognizes devotion to bringing principles of touch therapies into public recognition on a global scale. The president of the selection committee, Daniel Turcotte, notes that this year’s recipient “...is a source of inspiration in the massage therapy research field and his research highlights the importance of touch in our world.” Diego most recent work (in review) is dedicated to Frontal EEG Asymmetry Gender Differences in Infants of Depressed and Non-Depressed Mothers.