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 Experience to follow.

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 spa professionals to train for challenging fitness competitions while fundraising for esteemed charities. The team of #spaspushinglimits athletes competed in the Victoria Half Ironman in June o 2017, with all proceeds benefiting Eminence Kids, totaling over $10,000.

Implementing social media, detoxing from cellphones, and creating a vibrant, thriving business were all topics discussed in depth at the Repêchage 2017 Champagne Power Lunch. Each year, international skin care company and manufacturer, Repêchage, hosts this event at the Repêchage headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey to provide inspiration and insights for better business in the next year.

The 2017 guest speakers included: Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage CEO and founder; Gordon Miller, CEO of Hairbrained; and Stacie Bowie, wner of Bowie Salon and Spa.

Cutera, Inc. 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. Immediately prior to joining Cutera, Gardiner served as vice president and finance and chief financial officer with Tria Beauty, Inc., a medical device manufacturer of laser-based aesthetic devices. Gardiner worked with Tria Beauty from April of 2015 until its acquisition April of 2016. Gardiner has over 27 years of experience in the life science industry with 19 years specifically in the medical device industry. In addition to Tria Beauty, Gardiner has been chief financial officer of two publically traded entities, as well as three privately held companies.

On December 5, 2017, 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 December 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 leader, mentor, and teacher, encouraging those around him to always strive to do more than we thought we could do, and be greater than we thought we could be.” The company will grieve the absence of its leader. Diamond says the company will honor him by continuing to develop innovative new products that use emerging technology to improve the everyday lives and businesses of Conair consumers and professional customers all over the world. “It is what Lee would want us to do,” Diamond says. “And we will do it!"

Sentient Lasers announced its partnership with the longest running seller of pre-owned lasers, MedPro. The company adopted Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification in March 2017. Sentient Lasers’ proprietary Blue Dot Certification is a 20-point inspection created to ensure quality, longevity, transparency, and safety for aesthetic lasers by following a rigorous refurbishing process. Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification offers MedPro customers live streaming demos and photos of the aesthetic lasers housed in their facility. Through this collaboration, MedPro can ensure that its clients are getting a device that meets all of the manufacturer’s specifications and includes proper accessories and manuals. “We are thrilled to partner with MedPro and offer its customers the high-quality equipment and customer service they deserve,” said Chris Cella, CEO at Sentient Lasers. “We are looking forward to relocating our headquarters in a couple of months to a bigger, more functional, and workflow-efficient space in Park City, and providing companies like MedPro and its customers with even more transparency into our product and operations.”

On December 4, 2017 Dermalogica hosted three simultaneous brunches to honor and recognize the brand’s professionals. More than 200 members gathered at the Dermalogica Learning Loft in New York City, New York, brand headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and the International Dermal Institute in Chicago, Illinois where they were treated to gifting and pampering stations, an early product reveal, and the opportunity to reunite and connect with their peers as well as Dermalogica leaders. For those outside the hosting areas, Dermalogica held a contest offering three skin therapists the opportunity to be flown to the Los Angeles event. At the brand’s corporate headquarters, in Los Angeles, California, speakers included Jane Wurwund, founder and chief visionary, and Dr. Angela Murphy,

LightStim Adds New Members to Sales and Marketing Teams

LightStim welcomes Dean Langdon to theor sales team as executive vice president of corporate accounts. With over 20 years of experience steeped in the medical spa, resort, fitness, and wellness markets, he has established himself as a leader in sales, merchandising, and corporate development. Most recently, Langdon played an integral role in the growth and success of HydraFacial by Edge.

Also, Jessie Darden has been added to the sales team. A licensed aesthetician and makeup artist, Darden brings five years of experience in the skin care industry

F.C. Sturtevant, America’s first skin care company, announced that spa industry veteran Melanie Edwards was named the director of professional and spa products division. Edwards will be leveraging her 25 years of industry experience to launch F.C. Sturtevant’s revolutionary skin care line, Columbia Probiotics, in the spa and medical markets. Columbia Probiotics has received national recognition as the first probiotic complex for topical use. The Professional Products Division includes the Columbia Probiotic Skin Care line, as well as proprietary moisturizers and creams.

Deka Lash, known as the “Experts in Eyelashes” specializing in eyelash extensions and eyelash-related products, announced the opening of a retail studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. PWS Enterprises owns and operates the studio location northwest of the strip in Centennial Hills. "We chose Deka Lash because we were looking for an exceptional, top quality leader in the eyelash industry, a name synonymous with quality and beauty. We recognize the world of beauty is forever evolving and dynamic and we want to be part of a brand that is setting the bar and creating the trend rather than following it,” said Cailyn Piazza of PWS.

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