CIDESCO, the world standard for beauty and spa therapy, announces the results of its annual makeup and body art competition, which took place in September of 2017 at the 65th CIDESCO World Congress in Mumbai, India.
Open to both students and professionals, and designed to identify and reward the world’s most skilled and creative makeup artists, the competition delivers awe-inspiring results year after year, with the quality and creativity of work produced increasing each time.
This year’s entrants were tasked with creating unique looks on the theme of Five Elements of Nature. Supporting the wider theme of the congress, Nurture through Nature, the makeup competition allowed artists to create theatrical, full-body artworks that drew inspiration from the earth’s most beautiful, natural components.
Entrants celebrated the power and volatility of nature with their artwork. Winning the student category was Bhushan Sutar, with his subject, The Importance of Being in Nature. Runners up were Manisha Gauhane, with Creation of the Universe, and Swati Vangi, with Water and Fire Disaster.
In the professional category, Kiran Manjrekar took first place with his subject Mother Nature. Runners up were Jiten Giri, with Pancha Mahabuta, ― a Sanskrit term meaning “five great elements,” and Ashish Galande, with The Relationship between the 5 Elements of Nature & God.
The winning artists created dramatic body art using props, prosthetics, exceptional-quality makeup, and hairstyling to enhance their ideas. The competition called for all areas of the body on display to emulate the artist’s theme within a five hour period. The artists then presented their work on stage accompanied by music they selected themselves to support the concept of their art. The judging panel was made up of some of CIDESCO’s most experienced professionals, including Godard Koremans, Joma de Roos, Julie Lew, Julia Leone, Jyotsna Thopte, and Beverley Crowther.
Ginamarie Products celebrates 40 year anniversary
Ginamarie Products is celebrating 40 years providing holistic skin care and clean cosmetics. The company is expanding their wholesale division to licensed aestheticians, cosmetologists, and nail technicians. This professional skin care and clean cosmetic line specializes in meeting the requirements of skin as an organ, as well as offering both home-use and spa treatments. With over 60 years of experience in the beauty industry, Ginamarie Products were formulated not only to be effective, holistic, and beneficial for the skin, but also to deliver immediate results. In addition, Ginamarie Products offers complimentary on-site training to spas and salons, as well as continuing education hours for Illinois-licensed individuals who become part of the Ginamarie wholesale division.
Rhonda Allison Announces Details of 2018 Advanced Education RA Symposium
Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, a leader in professional skin care and advanced aesthetics, will hold the 2018 Rhonda Allison National Symposium on April 22 to 25 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. This advanced education conference aims to helpaesthetic professionals grow their businesses and expand their knowledge.
The RA Symposium will feature sessions on advanced techniques, treatments to address specific skin issues, marketing, and networking opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Rhonda Allison, founder and CEO of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals.
“The first RA Symposium was a success with aesthetic professionals coming together to deepen their knowledge, network and re-energize,” said Shannon Esau, director of education at Rhonda Allison. “We’re bringing the symposium back in 2018 with a new curriculum that focuses on the latest advancements in aesthetics – whether a new or a returning attendee, the experience will be invaluable.”
Guest speakers and RA educators at the symposium are scheduled to lead sessions covering a variety of essential topics, including hands-on techniques, stem cells and DNA repair, acne in-depth, how to increase profits, creating a signature facial, merchandising strategies, and more!
The symposium will be held at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain. The cost to attend is $1,800, which includes a three-night stay at the resort, a dinner event for the attendee and a guest, three days packed full of education, and numerous other perks.
The HydraFacial Company Provides New Media Capabilities to Customers
The HydraFacial Company is teaming up with FriendMedia as of January 2018 to help their providers build awareness for the HydraFacial treatment. Changing the way businesses and doctors connect with their customers, this tool streamlines in-office marketing through a network of TVs and tablets, educating patients about the HydraFacial treatment while promoting events and product launches.
“This year our goal is to provide our customers with enhanced tools to make their practices successful,” said Clint Carnell, CEO of The HydraFacial Company. “FriendMedia will help HydraFacial providers educate and engage with their clients in a meaningful way that elevates their businesses.”
Created for new HydraFacial customers, the brand will be giving away a 90-day FriendMedia subscription, including a tablet and a TV device ($650 value), with the purchase of a new Elite system. HydraFacial is excited to offer their providers this visual program that will help to educate clients on the treatment at the point of care.
“We are pleased with the level of education FriendMedia has brought to our office,” said Dr. Stephen Ronan of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. “In good practices, about 80 percent of the patients know about 20 percent of what you do. FriendMedia allows us to target our acquired patients and teach them about everything we do.”
In 2018, DERMASCOPE enlists 13 industry-leading professionals to create an editorial advisory board of internationally-renowned and undeniably talented experts.
DERMASCOPE is thrilled to welcome as members of this new board:
Throughout the year, this team will be ambassadors for the magazine, contributing insight and editorial direction, helping ensure the quality of content, engaging with users on DERMASCOPE.com, offering expert advice in specialized areas, mentoring and networking with DERMASCOPE readers, and much more.
In a recent press release, Eminence Organics said, “DERMASCOPE is the spa industry’s premier educational journal with over 40 years spent delivering continuing education to professionals. Its board includes the biggest names in the world of aesthetics and boasts a team of the most knowledgeable and experienced individuals.”
Month to month, DERMASCOPE readers will have the opportunity to learn fun tidbits about these board members, such as their backgrounds and success stories, in the Staff Box section of the magazine.
DERMASCOPE’s editorial advisory board will be ever-expanding as more industry experts continue to join throughout the year.
Kopari Beauty is happy to announce that the company has hired veteran beauty professional Kim Magee as the vice president of sales.
Magee brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge of the retail beauty space with particular expertise in North American and international retail strategy, wholesale relationships, planning and forecasting, and profit and loss (P and L) management. An accomplished executive with multi-level experience in sales, education, and marketing, Magee spent the past 15 years in leadership roles with Estée Lauder’s Too Faced Beauty, Coty, and LVMH – to name a few. During this time, Magee successfully developed, led, and executed various sales strategies resulting in an increase of business in North America for each beauty company.
CIDESCO, world-renowned beauty and spa therapy brand, announced the launch of the first of their Signature Experience Treatments available in April 2018. Exclusively designed by CIDESCO’s most senior educators and examiners – including President Anna-Cari Gund and Board Member for Education Vicky Harper, the treatments incorporate techniques and practices from around the world. The first treatment to launch is the CIDESCO Age-Defying Facial with the CIDESCO Pure Relaxation Top-to-Toe Body Experience to follow.
The Eminence Kids Foundation expanded its United States impact to Charleston, South Carolina. Eminence Kids is donating two large boxes of organic produce each week via Green Lite Organics to a Charleston-area, long-term care facility. This new partnership was made possible by the fundraising efforts of spa leader, and Charleston resident, Monica Helmstetter. Helmstetter, a triathlete and event director for Spatec North America, coined #spaspushinglimits, which links to posts encouraging spa professionals to train for challenging fitness competitions while fundraising for esteemed charities. The team of #spaspushinglimits athletes competed in the Victoria Half Ironman in June o 2017, with all proceeds benefiting Eminence Kids, totaling over $10,000.
Implementing social media, detoxing from cellphones, and creating a vibrant, thriving business were all topics discussed in depth at the Repêchage 2017 Champagne Power Lunch. Each year, international skin care company and manufacturer, Repêchage, hosts this event at the Repêchage headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey to provide inspiration and insights for better business in the next year.
The 2017 guest speakers included: Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage CEO and founder; Gordon Miller, CEO of Hairbrained; and Stacie Bowie, wner of Bowie Salon and Spa.
Cutera, Inc. 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. Immediately prior to joining Cutera, Gardiner served as vice president and finance and chief financial officer with Tria Beauty, Inc., a medical device manufacturer of laser-based aesthetic devices. Gardiner worked with Tria Beauty from April of 2015 until its acquisition April of 2016. Gardiner has over 27 years of experience in the life science industry with 19 years specifically in the medical device industry. In addition to Tria Beauty, Gardiner has been chief financial officer of two publically traded entities, as well as three privately held companies.
On December 5, 2017, 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 December 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.” The company will grieve the absence of its leader. Diamond says the company will honor him by continuing to develop innovative new products that use emerging technology to improve the everyday lives and businesses of Conair consumers and professional customers all over the world. “It is what Lee would want us to do,” Diamond says. “And we will do it!"
Sentient Lasers announced its partnership with the longest running seller of pre-owned lasers, MedPro. The company adopted Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification in March 2017. Sentient Lasers’ proprietary Blue Dot Certification is a 20-point inspection created to ensure quality, longevity, transparency, and safety for aesthetic lasers by following a rigorous refurbishing process. Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification offers MedPro customers live streaming demos and photos of the aesthetic lasers housed in their facility. Through this collaboration, MedPro can ensure that its clients are getting a device that meets all of the manufacturer’s specifications and includes proper accessories and manuals. “We are thrilled to partner with MedPro and offer its customers the high-quality equipment and customer service they deserve,” said Chris Cella, CEO at Sentient Lasers. “We are looking forward to relocating our headquarters in a couple of months to a bigger, more functional, and workflow-efficient space in Park City, and providing companies like MedPro and its customers with even more transparency into our product and operations.”
On December 4, 2017 Dermalogica hosted three simultaneous brunches to honor and recognize the brand’s professionals. More than 200 members gathered at the Dermalogica Learning Loft in New York City, New York, brand headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and the International Dermal Institute in Chicago, Illinois where they were treated to gifting and pampering stations, an early product reveal, and the opportunity to reunite and connect with their peers as well as Dermalogica leaders. For those outside the hosting areas, Dermalogica held a contest offering three skin therapists the opportunity to be flown to the Los Angeles event. At the brand’s corporate headquarters, in Los Angeles, California, speakers included Jane Wurwund, founder and chief visionary, and Dr. Angela Murphy,