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! 
VEGAMOUR, a vegan hair wellness company that uses powerful, plant-derived actives with proven clinical and visible results, announced the launch of a full line of scientifically-created CBD serums and nutraceuticals to promote healthy hair growth for the scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows. The topical products in the company’s new CBD line of hair, eyelash, and eyebrow serums are formulated with full-spectrum, micro-encapsulated CBD. This proprietary process decreases the size of the…
Dr. Jason Emer, Los Angeles, California’s top board-certified dermatologist, unveils a stratosphere of cosmetic innovation inside his new comprehensive medical and surgical facility, Emerage Medical, in West Hollywood, California. With design concepts impeccably executed by EXOD-ARCH in collaboration with Ben Ballantine Architects Studios, the futuristic facility boasts 8,000-square-feet of modern luxury, including two fully-automated aesthetician rooms, two procedure suites, five spacious laser and cosmetic treatment rooms, and numerous private workspaces…
In May, the Professional Beauty Federation of California’s (PBFC) Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) lobbying event took place at the Capitol Events Center, next door to the capitol building in Sacramento, California. Dozens of volunteer beauty professionals performed hundreds of services on more than 125 policymakers, regulators, and staffers throughout the afternoon. PBFC’s members and industry sponsors used this opportunity to focus on the many opportunities, issues, and challenges facing…
Noted beauty industry executive, Rochelle Weitzner, former CEO of Erno Laszlo and former CFO at Laura Mercier Cosmetics and RéVive Skincare, announced the launch of Pause, a first-of-its-kind, science-based skin care line focused on supporting skin during the three stages of menopause. The Pause story began when Weitzner experienced her first hot flash. Naturally, she looked to her industry for products that could support her through menopause. What she found…
With decades of hands-on work and experience under their belts and a firm commitment to education as their mission, the Color Up Therapeutics team is launching the Cannabis Master Program for the spa professional. Releasing now, this first-of-its-kind online course for massage therapists and aestheticians is more than 15 years in the making. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a certification from Color Up Therapeutics as a Cannabis…
Eve Taylor London has joined with Trees for the Future, which is revitalising degraded land supporting impoverished families in Africa by planting new trees. Planting new trees regenerates the land, supports the ecosystem of wildlife and insects, and combats climate change by offsetting carbon emissions to the equivalent of 26,000 miles of car driving and producing approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. By planting specific types of fast-growing trees,…
With a mission to expand holistic beauty globally, Osmosis has exciting company news to share. As of June 1, 2019, Osmosis will formally be under a new brand name, fully transitioning into and merging under the Osmosis +Beauty umbrella. Now, as Osmosis +Beauty, several key changes will distinguish the core of the brand moving forward. This includes new prestige, rose gold packaging, a new online identity, and a new combination…
Hempfield Botanicals, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturer, became a Certified B Corporation on May 2, 2019. After a rigorous assessment process, the company has achieved a distinction that only approximately 2,200 companies worldwide can claim. B Corporation Certification is far more than a stamp of approval on a business’ products and services. It involves an in-depth assessment (and verification by the non-profit organization B Lab) to determine if…
Sentient Lasers, the leading solutions company for the aesthetic market, which specializes in service, sales, procurement, leasing, and warranty, announced the addition of Philip Mostow as solutions specialist. In his new role, Mostow is responsible for customer support, developing and implementing new service offerings, and driving new business acquisition. Additionally, Mostow is spearheading a neighborly outreach campaign directed to the local aesthetics community, extending an invitation to take advantage of…
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…
Originally developed by professional skin care pioneer and founder of Eva’s Esthetics, Eva Friederichs, and modernized by her daughters, Lisa and Lori Nestore, Tuel is a clean, vegan skin care and aesthetics company that is more than just essential oils and firming facials. Honoring their mother’s legacy, Tuel (which stands for “two L’s,” the first initial of each co-president’s name) continues to provide cruelty-free, botanical skin care solutions for all…
Kerecis, the company pioneering the use of fish skin in tissue regeneration, announced the results of a new prospective case study of Kerecis Omega3 Burn. The study, announced at the American Burn Association annual meeting, found that patients with partial-thickness burn and donor-site wounds healed quickly, with no infection, after treatment with the fish-skin graft. The study was conducted at the burn center of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one…
The global jojoba oil market is estimated to reach $272.4 million by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the growth in cosmetic manufacturing, development of alternative bio-lubricant feedstock demand – particularly in developed markets of Europe and North America – and the high nutritional value of jojoba oil. Rising concern regarding the side effects of synthetic and chemical additives used…
The global carotenoids market is expected to reach $2.19 billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. Carotenoids are the type of phytonutrients found in the cells of a wide variety of plants, algae, and bacteria. These phytonutrients help plants absorb light energy for use in photosynthesis. Carotenoids are essential antioxidants that play a significant role in animal health and reproduction. Carotenoid-containing foods are generally red,…
North Dakota became the latest state to untangle natural hair braiders and eyebrow threaders from a thicket of licensing red tape thanks to a bill signed earlier this year. Before the law was signed, threaders could only work in North Dakota if they became a licensed aesthetician, a credential that requires a minimum of 600 hours of coursework. The requirements for braiders were even more burdensome, requiring a cosmetology license,…
In Sooke, British Columbia, Seaflora’s new skin brightening formula is the result of four years of development working with the National Research Council of Canada. Seabright Moisturizing Brightener has a potent combination of unique, kelp bioactives to decrease melanin and target hyperpigmentation. These potent marine bioactives create the most powerful skin brightening solution to date. Seaflora has strategically combined the unique skin brightening capability of their kelp complex with effective…

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