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Make Scents Natural Spa Line is pleased to announce a partnership with The Spa Mart. Powered by a community of millions, The Spa Mart is a wholesale distributor exclusive to the spa, wellness, and salon and spa education industries. The spa distribution company, headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, is dedicated to creating solution-driven partnerships that develop a culture of giving, gratitude, and valuing people. “We have similar business philosophies,” said Make…
Industry leader and founder of CA Botana, Dr. Dieter Kuster, passed away unexpectedly at the beginning of March 2018. Kuster was affectionately known as the “Einstein of Emulsion Technology.” With glowing skin and not a wrinkle or line on his face, he was his own best example of his innovative skin care research, which resulted in many new or advanced products and treatments. Kuster was young at heart, in appearance,…
Jane Iredale, founder and president of her eponymous line, was the first to supply the aesthetics industry with a full line of skin care makeup based on quality minerals and healing botanical ingredients. With a background in film, theater, and television, Iredale witnessed the negative effects conventional makeup had on models and actresses. She introduced the first mineral foundation, Amazing Base, in 1994, forever changing the landscape of the makeup…

In Memoriam: Joel Gerson – AIA Academy of Legends 1987

Written by by Annette Hanson, founder of Atelier Esthétique Institute, inducted into the AIA Academy of Legends in 2009
On January 31, 2018, we gathered together to celebrate the life of Joel Gerson – my friend, my colleague, and my neighbor. He passed away at age 83 after a wonderful life and groundbreaking career in aesthetics. Joel Gerson was a prolific representative of the aesthetics industry. In addition to having been an inspiration to countless incoming students, he was an international ambassador of American aesthetics. His influence reached every…
Shel Pink is the founder of SpaRitual, a pioneering, sustainable beauty brand based on the rituals of self-care. Pink built SpaRitual on the guiding ethos of slow beauty, encouraging women to reclaim ownership of their greatest commodity – time – and establish a connection through meaningful, daily beauty practices. Pink’s is sought after as a keynote speaker for her advice and insights. She has been featured as a green beauty…
NovaLash’s annual LASHOff was held in Houston, Texas in 2018. At the event, the Lash Artist of the Year was selected – an honor bestowed on the top eyelash artist from the company’s international roster of eyelash extension professionals. Finalists for this award submit a collection of videos and photographs to showcase skill and an eye for giving clients the perfect NovaLash look. Tonje Fjeldberg Elshaug of ĽAlfáz del Pi,…
In 2022, a new commercial hub for companies from the cosmetics industry will be erected in Pascalstrasse, a business park in Aachen, Oberforstbach, Germany. Janssen and Inspira are building an office building there as a multipurpose hall for packaging and shipping cosmetics. In this building the products will be shipped to consumers as well as spas in Germany, France, and England. Janssen Cosmetics GmbH has been based in this area…
As of this month, natural and organic, professional skin care brand, Eminence Organic Skin Care, has reached a momentous mark, having planted 10 million trees through their successful Forests for the Future program. Since 2012, Eminence has planted a tree for every retail product sold. The trees are planted through the brand’s Forests for the Future program, which helps train farmers in developing countries on how to build productive and…
During the month of October 2017, RevitaLash Cosmetics elevated its year-round support of breast cancer awareness and research by introducing a special campaign and partnership with Look Good Feel Better. The organization offers beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them feel empowered and confident as they go through cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better received a portion of proceeds from the sale of each pink-packaged RevitaLash Cosmetics product…
Boldijarre Koronczay, recipient of the International Spa Association (ISPA) Visionary Award, is an icon of the spa industry. After surviving leukemia in his childhood, Koronczay moved from Budapest, Hungary to Vancouver, Canada to follow his dreams of bringing natural, organic, and Biodynamic® skin care to North America. Now, Eminence Organic Skin Care is an internationally-recognized brand. Koronczay has personally trained over a quarter million spa professionals and his talent and…
Pevonia International, LLC is seeking a national director of education. The national director of education (NDOE) is a brand ambassador for Pevonia International, LLC and its related brands. The NDOE is responsible for hands-on management, support, leading, mentoring, and coaching of corporate educators and direct sales account executives. In addition, the NDOE participates in and supports sales, marketing, and educational programs and objectives. Examples of this include: new account campaigns,…
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…
Josh McCarter has been leading Booker Software since 2010. McCarter has been in the technology industry since the early days of the internet and has been focused on the wellness industry since his initial involvement with SpaFinder in 2002. He is passionate about using technology to improve business and consumer experiences and most recently has been focusing on how changes in marketing automation and in payments can benefit small and…
Shannon Esau was raised in the professional aesthetic industry –– inspired and mentored by her mother, Rhonda Allison, founder and CEO of the globally recognized brand, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals. Today, Esau serves as the director of education and sales for the company, and in her 17-plus years in the industry, she has become widely respected for her devotion to furthering the education of skin care professionals, empowering them to remain…
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,…
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,…
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…
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…
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: Alexandra J. Zani, L.E.I., owner, AEsthani Skincare Institute Anna-Cari Gund, president, CIDESCO International Barry Eichner, co-founder, Lipgloss + Aftershave Ben Johnson, M.D., CEO, Osmosis Skin Care Boldijarre Koronczay, L.M.E., president, Eminence Organic Skin Care Christine Heathman, CEO, GlyMed Plus Douglas…
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,…
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…

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