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Repêchage CEO & Founder, Lydia Sarfati, recently hosted a press conference at Dietl University for Polish media to discuss safety in the esthetics industry. Members of the press gathered to hear Sarfati speak on topics she feels very passionate about, having been in the beauty industry for over 40 years. During her time with the press, Sarfati discussed the importance of focusing on creating a national license and standardizing education with esthetics.
“Standardizing education and methods of practice for esthetics will protect both the consumer and the professional – as these will create safe practices for our industry," said Sarfati. "As a consumer, no matter where you may be, you should feel safe and comfortable with the beauty professional who’s hands you are in."
Sarfati is a strong believer in the development of education in esthetics, and serves as the Honorary Chairman for CIDESCO USA, an international beauty therapy association that represents the highest standards of esthetics and education in more than 30 countries, and 230 schools around the world.
Sarfati was joined by Director of Dietl University, Izabela Załęska and Dr. Anna Płatkowska of Medicus Lex.
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On Sunday, November 23rd, CND hosted its third-ever I Heart CND event at Skyline Beauty Supply in Falls Church, VA for Nail Professionals in the Washington, D.C. area. Featuring Fall/Holiday 2014 fashion trends and nail styles, this high-energy event transported over 200 Nail Professionals through the “CND Art Walk” with interactive stations and product demonstrations that brought CND’s Fashion Week artistry to the masses.
In between shopping for CND products, guests had the opportunity to meet and take photos with CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold, who signed personalized posters for eager salon owners and fans. At various stations throughout the store, CND Education Ambassadors demonstrated how to use CND SHELLAC brand 14+ day color, VINYLUX Weekly Polish and Additives from the Modern Folklore and Gilded Dreams collections to create artistic and wearable nail designs that would keep their clients coming back for more.
Some Nail Professionals in attendance headed upstairs for on-site CND SHELLAC Brand Pro Certification classes while others received information on other upcoming Education classes in their area. Guests dressed up to snap a few shots in the digital photo booth before heading off with a complimentary CND gift bag.
Earlier this year, CND hosted similar “I Heart CND” events in Los Angeles and Houston in conjunction with other loyal Vietnamese distributor partners like Skyline Beauty Supply.
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Turn your favorite polishes into gel!
10 winners will win the Infinite Color Palette from Americanails. Turn your favorite nail polish shades into gel polish shades! Mix shades, add glitter, and then cure like normal for 30 seconds with a LED lamp. The color lasts like gel polish without soaking or chipping.
HURRY! Contest ends December 17th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time! Due to mail regulations, the giveaway will be limited to entrants in the United States.
Éminence Organic Skin Care celebrates a huge milestone since their launch of Forests for the Future. After only two years since the initiative began, Éminence has planted 3 million trees in 19 countries!
"We are so excited about reaching this milestone in such a short amount of time,” says Boldijarre Koronczay, President of Éminence Organic Skin Care. “This is truly a goal that we were able to reach in collaboration with everyone who touches an Éminence product – our distributors, our spa partners and our customers. It’s amazing to see what we can accomplish together and I look forward to seeing how much more this initiative can inspire others to be the change."
A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year, while also providing a habitat for biodiversity and helping to combat climate change. Éminence’s tree-planting partnership with Trees for the Future has already made an impact on developing communities in Burundi, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania.
[Image courtesy of Éminence Organic Skin Care]
CA Botana's employees and their families joined over 13,000 runners in San Diego's Balboa Park for this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This event, put on by the world's largest cancer research organization, raised $1.3 million with 75 percent of proceeds remaining in San Diego for treatment, education, and patient and family support.
CA Botana has participated in this event for over seven years and supports many other cancer awareness causes. In an ongoing effort to help cancer patients, CA Botana has donated countless jars of their Doctor D. Schwab Rescue Cream to doctors, hospitals, and individuals worldwide. This specially formulated cream significantly improves damaged skin conditions which often result from chemotherapy and radiation including dryness, cracks, blisters, and burns.
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Global spa consultancy and contract operator, WTS International (WTS), recently announced the appointment of Kim Matheson as Senior Vice President. Matheson will work on business development, while also overseeing key spa accounts. She’ll also use her expertise in spa consultancy to create new spa concepts and advise WTS clients on retail sales and marketing. As part of a WTS expansion, Matheson will be based in New York City where she’ll develop the local market and oversee international accounts. Her work will include identifying new business opportunities.
Gary Henkin, President of WTS International, said, "We’re thrilled to welcome Kim to WTS. She brings a wealth of knowledge that we know will help expand our global growth. Her deep experience and qualifications in spa and leisure facility design and operations will be a tremendous asset to our clients."
Matheson was President of her own company, Natural Resources, for 15 years, offering spa consultancy services – including design and pre-opening support – for a diverse range of upscale clients. Projects included hotels, resorts, residential and real estate developments. She’s worked on a wide range of projects, including, most recently, Four Seasons Moscow and Dubai and Disney Orlando and New York. Other recent five star projects include Dove Mountain Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis Princeville. Matheson has also worked for Montage, Rosewood Menlo Park, Kiawah Island and Doonbeg, Lapis at Fontainebleau.
“WTS has built market-leading capabilities within the leisure and hospitality markets,” says Matheson. “As a consultant, it’s exciting for me to leverage the powerful capabilities of WTS to provide the ultimate strategic, creative and design development services, as well as offering the highest levels of excellence in day to day contract management and operations.”
This holiday season Beauty Collection invites shoppers to give a gift that is truly rewarding by donating to Beauty Bus Foundation. The non-profit organization delivers dignity, hope and beauty to chronically or terminally ill people and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products.
From Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, Beauty Collection encourages shoppers to donate to Beauty Bus and every dollar donated is an entry to win a special curated beauty bag. This specialty bag is filled with some of Beauty Collection’s most popular products and is worth over $500. So, the more you donate, the greater chances of winning this amazing beauty prize! Beauty Collection is also giving away Beauty Bus butterfly pins with every $20 in-store donation.
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Men’s salon group 18|8 is giving its full backing to this year’s Movember campaign, recruiting team members across its group of salons to pay more than lip service to the month of fundraising for men’s health.
To kick off the campaign, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons is running a Shave the Date event across the group, giving all its Movember fundraising clients a clean shave on November 1 and donating all money raised from shaving services that day to the Movember Foundation.
As well as doing complimentary ‘stache tidy-ups mid-month, the group is also running a King of the ‘Stache Facebook campaign, with 18|8 clients uploading photos of their efforts, and the five garnering the most votes winning 18|8 gift cards.
The annual Movember campaign raises awareness and funding for men’s health, encouraging men to grow a mustache throughout the month of November and to get sponsorship for their efforts.
The rules are simple: men must start with a clean-shaven face on November 1 and let their mustache grow throughout the month. Any style of ‘stache is allowed, from toothbrush to walrus and everything in between, though accompanying beards are a no-no.
18|8 is going big on this year’s campaign, with head office encouraging its salons to sign up and be part of the 18|8 team, raising money and spreading the word.
Head of 18|8 Ron Love said the group was only too pleased to be doing its bit in support of men’s health. He said, "As a business dedicated to men, it seemed obvious that we needed to be involved in Movember to help raise awareness for men’s health issues. Movember is an incredibly simple idea that has really fired the public imagination and raises much-needed funds for male health charities – and it gives men all the excuse they need to let their inner Burt Reynolds run free for a month."
Find out more at http://www.eighteeneight.com/movember.
Getting a great deal on your favorite spa services and products just got easier thanks to Live Love Spa’s newest Pro-Deals portal. Live Love Spa is proud to introduce the first and only deal portal designed for spa industry professionals. Similar to Living Social and Groupon, Pro-Deals provides access to top treatments, brand products and services at significant discounts, but exclusively to spa professionals holding a Pro-Insider Individual membership.
At just $49 for 12 months, working members of the spa community, including spa owners, managers, aestheticians, office staff, brands, etc., can become a Live Love Spa Pro-Insider Individual member to take their industry connections to another level. “The more we can experience what our industry has to offer, the better we can take that knowledge to enhance people’s lives; plus, we are our own best customer,” says Lisa Michaelis, Founder and CEO of Live Love Spa. Pro-Insiders can also stay connected through educational resources from industry experts within Live Love Spa’s Savvy Spa Community and special Pro-Insider events.
The Pro-Deals portal was created with the needs of spas, brands and professionals in mind. “We listened to what our business members had to say about other deal sites and there was a reoccurring theme of having to give up a cut of their profit or that they were marketing primarily to one-time customers,” said Michaelis. “Our deals are incorporated into our Business Membership fees and reach our highly targeted spa professional community.” Spa properties and brands can become business members and post a deal, giving their company the ability to gain additional revenue and exposure from the industry. Current Pro-Deals offerings include 30% off select services at the Viceroy Miami, 50% off the retail price of Coola Suncare products and many more.
Live Love Spa created a Saturday Night Live -inspired video parody to promote their launch (see above), showcasing the difficult process of obtaining a deal within the spa industry and their solution to this problem. The video’s tagline, “Do you know someone…?” [That can hook up a spa deal], as a Pro-Insider, the answer is yes!
To learn more about Live Love Spa’s Pro-Insider membership and Pro-Deals opportunities, please visit http://www.livelovespa.com/pro-insider.
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Jane Wurwand, Founder, Co-Owner and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute (IDI), and founder of the brand’s social impact initiative, FITE, has been awarded top honors by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), one of the cosmetic industry’s leading executive associations, as one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious CEW Achiever Award. The Awards ceremony took place on October 17 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The Achiever Awards recognize the accomplishments of women leaders in the cosmetic industry. The Awards serve as an inspiration to future leaders and for companies to support executive women’s advancement. In years past, CEW recognized top level executives of major cosmetic corporations. In the spirit of CEW’s 60th Anniversary, with an eye towards the future, the organization recognized women within a new awards category: trailblazing entrepreneurs who have changed an industry.
“We are excited to have Dermalogica recognized by CEW in this first-time ever entrepreneurial category,” says Wurwand. “The cosmetic industry has given birth to incredible entrepreneurial brands, many founded by women with a singular passion and vision. The professional salon skin care industry puts more women into their own businesses than any other, and I am very proud to represent the hundreds of thousands of professional skin care therapists who make up our Tribe worldwide.”
For thirty years, since the inception of The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and the Dermalogica professional skin care brand, Wurwand has focused her business on creating professional opportunities and economic empowerment for women. In 2011, Jane launched FITE, Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship, to help women entrepreneurs around the world invest in their own potential. Working in more than 70 countries, FITE creates pathways to entrepreneurship by providing access to funding and business resources, supporting education and leadership training for women, and helping to amplify women’s voices. To date, FITE has helped to fund more than 50,000 women entrepreneurs worldwide, providing them with the opportunities and resources needed to achieve financial independence, and most recently announced the launch of their groundbreaking new program to support vocational training to careers in the salon industry for young women and girls.
Also recognized at the CEW Achiever Award ceremony include the following Honorees: Laura Geller, Founder, Laura Geller Beauty; Alli Webb, Founder, Drybar; and Wende Zomnir, Chief Creative Officer/Founding Partner, Urban Decay Cosmetics. Additionally, Leonard Lauder, Chairman Emeritus, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., received the Lifetime Achievement Award.