As the 2019 recipient of the Sydell L. Miller Total Image Esthetics Student Scholarship, Shauntavia Ward’s passion for a holistic commitment to beauty and wellness echoes Matrix co-founder Sydell Miller’s integrated beauty philosophy. Ironically, both women hail from Cleveland, Ohio. As a child and young woman, Ward had a passion for makeup and skin care and was always interested in helping others. The world-renowned Cleveland Clinic provided her first entry…
Cassiopea SpA, a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing prescription drugs with novel mechanisms of action to address long-standing and essential dermatological conditions, announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking marketing approval for clascoterone cream 1% for the treatment of acne. Clascoterone cream 1% is under investigation as a first-in-class, topical androgen receptor inhibitor for the treatment…
An interview with Denise Keeler, chief operating officer of the new luxury treatment center for men and women, OrangeTwist, with locations in Texas, California, Nevada, and Washington. What is the concept for OrangeTwist? The concept for OrangeTwist is simple. We want everyone to be the best version of themselves. Our treatments are non-invasive and best in class. We believe medical spa treatments should be as popular as hair and nail…
Christine Valmy International School for aesthetics, skin care, and makeup has announced that Jakie Ariza has joined the organization as career services advisor. Ariza will be providing ongoing support to graduated students to help them achieve professional success. She will offer assistance throughout each student’s professional journey, including instruction on scheduling their state exams, helping to create a resume and cover letter, networking with hiring professionals, and accessing the Christine…
Following significant industry growth, in-cosmetics North America is expanding its indie brand program by launching the Indie Trail and Tour, a hybrid of the show’s popular marketing tours and the hugely successful Indie Trail at in-cosmetics Global 2019 – their sister show in Europe. As a free to attend initiative, the new Trail and Tour responds directly to calls from last year to make it easier for indie brands to…
Do disrespectful behaviors and mentally draining experiences just come with the territory? Or is there a better way? Experienced master aesthetician and instructor M’Lisa Hansen Ellis has taught and mentored hundreds of beauty professionals to discover their talents and grow their businesses. These experiences, along with running her own studio spa, have led her to realize that an essential skillset is missing, and devastatingly so, from aesthetics education. “Boundaries in…
Research led by Dr. Krystof Bankiewicz, who recently joined The Ohio State University College of Medicine, shows that gene replacement therapy for Niemann-Pick type A disease is safe for use in nonhuman primates and has therapeutic effects in mice. These research findings are published online in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Prior to joining Ohio State as a professor of neurosurgery, Bankiewicz conducted this translational gene therapy research at the…
Leading luxury skin care brand KNESKO SKIN has partnered with Fairmont Kea Lani’s Willow Stream Spa to create new ways for guests to engage in wellness activities beyond the traditional walls of the spa. The relationship began in 2017 with KNESKO and Willow Stream Spa Maui working together to develop an extensive line of spa enhancements, special events, in-room offerings, and poolside services. “The partnership with KNESKO has been extremely…
The global facial rejuvenation market is estimated to value over $25.10 billion by the end of 2026 and is projected to register a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period 2018 to 2026. The cosmetic treatments that require minimally invasive procedures are gaining popularity, thus resulting in the proliferation of the facial rejuvenation market. There is a growing demand for aesthetic treatment, especially from the female patient population, which has…
DaySmart Software, the leading provider of business management software supporting small business growth, released new research reports on technology trends impacting United States. small businesses. The national study examined how small business owners are leveraging technology to grow their businesses and the challenges they are facing along the way. While the findings indicate that United States small businesses are growing – 63% of respondents increased their sales from 2017 to…
The decision to move forward with a cosmetic procedure and treatment typically requires more steps and time than any other health and wellness purchase. When it comes to minimally invasive procedures and skin care treatments, a recent study by CareCredit found that while both require less time and fewer steps than cosmetic surgeries, it generally takes consumers one month longer to move forward with a minimally invasive procedure. So, what…
The Skin Games is an annual competition that helps licensed skin care professionals show what results they can achieve by using professional-grade product lines, with an aim of helping them to share their knowledge, skills, experience, and results with the world. This year’s competition also included a compassionate category, where entrants competed to win a donation to their chosen charity. The Skin Games’ compassionate category saw 10 finalists compete for…
Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup has announced that Jakie Ariza has joined the organization as Career Services Advisor. Ms. Ariza will be providing ongoing support to graduated students to help them achieve professional success. She will offer assistance throughout each student’s professional journey, including instruction on scheduling their state exams, helping to create a resume and cover letter, networking with hiring professionals and accessing the…
As the largest beauty market in the world, United States cosmetics brands are constantly looking to create and innovate through the use of new technology and ingredients. It is this approach that has put the region on course to achieve record sales of $90 billion by 2020 – a 45% growth over the last decade. And, as formulators and marketeers begin planning for the next wave of products that leverage…
Sun safety practices for attendees at skin cancer screening events differ from the general public, according to findings published by researchers from the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. The study was published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Proper sun safety practices, like wearing sunscreen, seeking shade, and…
Bioelements is excited to recognize the Spring 2019 Students of the Year from aesthetics schools across the United States. Alize Alonso, Alexzandra Colon, Alternetta Dunbar, Megan Duncan, Angel Gilbert, LaTiba Neal, Cassandra Nichols, Gabby Oates, Hannah Paschke, Theresa Rutz, Qiana Sellers, Maddison Verdone, Makenzie Winkler, and Emisa Zeqaj have been nominated as Students of the Year for their outstanding performance in the classroom. Educators from schools that feature Bioelements products…
Institute of Advanced Aesthetics and Health Sciences offers a medical aesthetic training program that rates at the top in online training platforms for licensed professionals. With over 16 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field, Founder and CEO Linda Gulla makes education a top priority in reaching out to aestheticians and paramedical professionals, with hopes of bringing higher recognition to the value of a well-trained aesthetician. Business owners and…

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