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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…
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…
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…
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. 
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…
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.
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…
TouchAmerica was honored with an ISPA Innovate Award by the International SPA Association (ISPA) for The Masquerade by Robert Henry, the world’s first convertible couch and massage table. The ISPA Innovate Award is given to spa industry leaders with innovative and successful spa-related initiatives. TouchAmerica CEO Stewart Griffith will be presented with the award on the main stage at the upcoming 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo. “Innovation based upon our…
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a world-class wellness property in Miami Beach, announced the appointment of award-winning spa industry leader Catherine Strange Warren as Vice President of Spa and Wellness. In her new role, Warren manages a team of over 100 professionals in the property’s integrated spa, fitness, salon, and wellness facilities. “Spas led by Warren receive scores of awards including Forbes Five-Star rating, Condé Nast’s ‘Top 25 Spa in the…
SkinCeuticals announces the opening of its latest Advanced Clinical Spa inside Advanced Dermatology and Skin Care Centre, continuing its mission to create holistic skin care plans by merging scientifically-backed skin care with the nation's top dermatologists. These partnerships allow SkinCeuticals to combine breakthrough professional treatments with clinical skin care products which ultimately leads to improved overall skin health. The new Advanced Clinical Spa opens in Mobile, Alabama in partnership with…
gloProfessional, known for its formulations, products, and commitment to quality, has rebranded to become Glo Skin Beauty, a fully unified approach to skin care and makeup. According to company representatives, all the line’s products have undergone extensive research and testing, aiming to create synergy in consumer’s skin care routines. “We recognized an opportunity to harness the latest scientific developments throughout our entire offer.” says Jerry Wenker, CEO of Glo Skin…
BABOR, a pioneer in professional skin care, recently unveiled a new interactive retail installation and branded space within the luxurious Biltmore Spa, at The Biltmore Hotel, a historic landmark located in Coral Gables, Florida. BABOR promises both an indulgent experience and visible results with high-end, innovative products, making it a natural fit at the luxurious Biltmore hotel and spa. The new space is dedicated to a fully engaged consumer experience…
Tambra Grasley has joined Saltability, provider of quality Himalayan salt stone treatments, as Regional Sales Manager. With a passion for sustainability, Grasley is a certified aesthetician, masseuse, yoga instructor, and student of the Ayurveda techniques and has more than a decade's worth of experiences as a trainer and business development manager for a world-renowned skin care line.
Sentient Lasers, a Utah-based leader in the pre-owned aesthetic laser industry, announced the addition of John Heskett as chief operating officer. In his new role, Heskett will be responsible for day-to-day business operations, growth strategy, workforce leadership and management, and ensuring operational excellence across the company. Prior to joining Sentient Lasers, Heskett spent nearly 20 years as an officer with Huntsman Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemical products.…
The Director of Cosmewax’s Cosmetic regulations, Angela Guerra, now forms part of The European register of Toxologists (ERT) which includes the highest level of competent professionals specialized in Toxicology and ethical conduct. As a leader in the manufacture and commercialization of third party cosmetics, Cosmewax includes internal assessors who guarantee customers and clients around the world that their cosmetic products are safe and comply with regulations. This world renowned European…
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…
Advance Esthetic is a developed, international company with over 10 years of experience under the same ownership as several of our other renowned beauty companies in Europe.
IN THE NEWS HydroPeptide is proud to continue its partnership with charity: water, a nonprofit organization delivering clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries, through the sale of Hydrating Heroes, an exclusive gift set that was launched in September. Hydrating Heroes is a skin care duo with a vegan, peptide-rich brightening eye cream and a two-in-one mattifying moisturizer/makeup printer. Every healthy, hydrating purchase contributes $3 to fund clean…
With25 years of successful industry experience in Europe and the United States, in both skin care and retail with Lab-Series, Estée lauder, The Art of Shaving, and more, Claudio Difiore created Bio France Lab. This company offers natural and botanical luxury skin care products at an affordable cost. Combined exposure to both product development and branding for many very well-known skin care companies has yielded products that have been well-received…

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