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.


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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.”


To join the Dear Clients movement and learn more please follow the link

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.

Four licensed aestheticians are bringing a new level of comfort and compassion to their careers, courtesy of the Horst M. Rechelbacher Oncology Skincare Advanced Scholarship. Each winner receives a $2,000 scholarship for the Oncology Spa Solution Skincare program, including tuition, travel, and accommodations. Inspired by the Oncology Esthetics-USA Spa training, the scholarship includes a three-day immersive course. The program provides an overview of how cancer affects hair, skin, and nails and how aestheticians can confidently and safely ask the right questions to customize a spa treatment for individuals affected by cancer.


The scholarship honors the legacy of Horst M. Rechelbacher. As founder of the Aveda Corporation and later Intelligent Nutrients, Horst was a pioneer in developing safe, non-toxic, and organic skin care ingredients. His passion for natural ingredients was complemented by a focus on the role aestheticians play in delivering compassionate care to their guests. Each winner submitted a video demonstrating an aesthetic treatment, sharing why they chose a career in skin care, and describing how advanced education will enhance their career. The inaugural scholarship winners are as follows.


An aesthetician for 18 years, Erin Clancy of Milwaukee Area Technical College and About Face Salon and Boutique in Saukville, Wisconsin began working with clients affected by cancer more than 15 years ago at a day spa. “While I didn’t set out to work with cancer patients, I think the universe was trying to tell me that I was supposed to help cancer patients by delivering compassionate aesthetic spa services,” she said in her scholarship video. Clancy applies reiki therapy to provide a sense of peaceful healing to the guests she serves in the spa. She looks forward to applying what she learns at the Oncology Spa Solution program to help not only her guests, but her aesthetic students, as well.


Studying for a master’s degree as a substance abuse counselor, Lora Condon of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, worked in the admissions department of a cosmetology school where she offered to model for an aesthetics facial treatment. “That was my first facial and my Oprah a-ha moment!” said Condon in her application video. Since becoming an aesthetician, she has shared her passion on media platforms including The New York Times and Dr. Oz. “Finding aesthetics is the last piece of the puzzle for my career,” says the self-employed entrepreneur and founder of an organic skin care line. Condon often works in hospice and health care environments and says the reiki treatments and modalities she teaches benefit not only clients, but their caregivers, as well.


Deborah Fink of Paris Beauty College in Concord, California oversees spa services at two senior living facilities, where many residents are living with cancer or are cancer survivors. In her application video, Fink shared that her son’s skin condition first introduced her to the role aestheticians can play in supporting skin health, regardless of age. Regardless of a client’s age, Fink says that any aesthetic service is made even more powerful through the therapeutic benefits of validating, listening, and encouraging her clients.


An aesthetician for 10 years, Danielle Spohr from Renew Day Spa in Garner, North Carolina matches therapeutic techniques and modalities with each client’s unique skin care challenges. Depending on the client’s situation, she may use aromatherapy, hot stones, or slow-motion techniques. Prior to becoming an aesthetician, Spohr worked for a large retail brand and was involved in testing the company’s skin care lines. In her application video, she noted that oncology skin care will bring another valuable skillset to the skin care services she offers clients.


The Horst M. Rechelbacher Oncology Skincare Advanced Scholarship is generously funded by the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation.

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.

CIDESCO, the world standard for beauty and spa therapy, has announced registration is officially open for its 67th World Congress and Exhibition, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois from September 19 to 23. This annual prestigious event provides the opportunity to discuss the industry’s most important issues, learn new skills, and network with the world’s leading experts in the skin care and spa industry.


Organized by CIDESCO Section United States, the theme for this year’s congress is The Architecture of Beauty and includes a unique boutique exposition of select manufacturers and suppliers for the attendees. Offering many advertising and sponsorship opportunities, brands can promote their presence to top spas, salons, schools, and professionals in the world of beauty.


Held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, an opening reception will be held on September 19 to welcome all CIDESCO members and attendees and provide a networking opportunity. During the five-day event, guests will be able to attend seminars, workshops, and educational sessions. Witnessing the top trends affecting skin care beauty, attendees can learn the latest techniques and meet CIDESCO colleagues from around the world.


Delegates who attend the 67th CIDESCO World Congress and Exhibition can enjoy a welcome evening, cultural event of an architecture cruise, and dinner offering great views of Chicago. They will also have the opportunity to attend the popular gala dinner taking place at Chicago’s Willis Tower.


The annual CIDESCO World Makeup and Body Art Competition will be open for all professionals and students who wish to take part, with the competition encouraging unique and artistic looks from all participants. The theme this year is “American Cinema.”