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.
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 new frontier for Lancer Skincare, exposing the brand to the burgeoning Middle Eastern cosmetics market. Driven by consumers with a high disposable income, the rising number of both brick and mortar and digital sales channels have made the Middle East a highly compelling emerging market for luxury skin care.
BiON Skincare Products is excited to announce exclusive United States distribution and partnership with ItalWax products of Milan, Italy. Not only can BiON’s award-winning skin care products be purchased, but buyers can also order Italwax hard and soft waxes. Italwax offers professional cosmetics for waxing produced in compliance with the modern and classic Italian formula under strict supervision at its private laboratory in Milan, Italy.
Skin Script released the dates for this year’s Empowerment Retreat: May 5-7, 2018! Build confidence, connect, and network with training classes taught by leading industry professionals, participate in early morning yoga and meditation, and listen to motivational speakers, all in the gorgeous desert southwest. Most importantly, leave this retreat with the tools needed to grow while also feeling empowered, inspired, refreshed, focused, and prepared to take business to the next level.
Last year, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. served as the exclusive signature sponsor for The Berkshire International Film Festival, a globally acclaimed gathering held in the brand’s hometown of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. “The Berkshire International Film Festival, lovingly known as BIFF, has become one of the most important in the country,” Iredale said. “It always includes powerful documentaries as well as new-release feature films. The added bonus is that it supports our local communities by bringing in thousands of people who shop and use the restaurants.”
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 Furczon.
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 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.”
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 aestheticians and physicians, and offer online and in-depth personal education. In celebration of this landmark occasion BiON is introducing new packaging and several new products to continue the tradition into the future.
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.