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PBA Announces 2013 Minerva Beauty Cosmetology Scholarship Winners

The Professional Beauty Association (PBS) announced the winners of the Minerva Beauty Cosmetology Scholarships . With more than 120 applicants, the scholarship committee awarded five students, who are currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology program, with $1,000. The recipients, included Shannon Braunschwieg (Randolph, WI), Sergio Estrada (Chicago, IL), Erin Nieli (Lantona, FL), Tricey Wilks (West Lafayette, IN), and Andrea Yocky (Venice, CA), who will be honored at a scholarship presentation at the 2014 International Salon and Spa Expo (Long Beach, CA). "Minerva Beauty is honored to have this opportunity to provide cosmetology scholarships,” says Jay Rawl, president of Minerva Beauty...

CND and BCL Announce Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Fund

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL) and CND (Creative Nail Designs) announced the BCL CND Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Fund, founded to support professional nail education. The fund will begin benefitting students Jan. 1 through BCL for member schools of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). CND, with contributions from its Vietnamese partner distributors, donated $184,000 to BCL for the scholarship fund during a press conference held at Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas. Says president of BCL Lynelle Lynch , “We are extremely grateful to Jan Arnold and the CND family for the significant scholarship gift, for enabling BCL...

DermaMed Solutions Launches Ten Week Skin Challenge

DermaMed Solutions is pleased to announce The Healthy Skin Challenge. For ten weeks, the company will offer informative articles on nutrition and healthy skin, tips, and recipes for participants to adopt a healthy habit, which supports healthy skin. Each week’s challenge is posted on DermaMed Solutions’ blog , Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. Participants are invited to join the challenge at any time during the ten weeks, and are encouraged to share their progress, post photos, and status updates on social media referencing #HealthySkinChallenge . “We all know change is hard,” says vice president and certified nutrition specialist Ginger...

Microsalt by KLAFS Acquires Micronizer International

KLAFS , a sauna and spa supplier, has acquired property rights in the Dutch technology company, Microsalt International B.V. , which markets and sells salt room climates and recently developed the Micronizer, a technology for dry salt inhalation that will now be marketed by KLAFS. “I am convinced that as a result, the innovative Micronizer technology is only the beginning of a very successful development phase and that in the future, more people will be given the opportunity to enjoy our respiratory tract solutions,” says Bart Zonnenberg, former owner of Microsalt, who says that he will continue to support KLAFS...

Murad Unveils New Packaging Design

Murad is rolling out new packaging on all products and labels. The rebranding and redesign is a refinement of their existing look with added features, including updated photography; messaging, such as inspirational insight from founder Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD on the inside top and bottom flap of each unit carton; enh anced Murad logo, streamlined packaging copy; new color; and more. The company began the rebranding process as part of its effort to evolve and align with the Inclusive Health vision, Murad’s proprietary approach to overall beauty and wellness, and philosophy of the brand.

Birchbox and Cosmetic Executive Women Partner on Special Limited Edition Boxes

Birchbox , a club that introduces members to products and insider tips, announced the launch of a partnership with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), an organization for beauty executives. Together the duo collaborated to create two Limited Edition Boxes, featuring winners chosen from the 2013 Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards. The Limited Edition boxes feature beauty products chosen by more than 5,000 industry insiders. “For 20 years, the CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards have been the beauty industry’s highest honor,” says Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox co-founder. “Birchbox is incredibly excited to introduce the awards to consumers for the first time, allowing them to...

Pierre Fabre Laboratories President and Founder Dies

Pierre Fabre, president and founder of Pierre Fabre Laboratories , passed away in southern France, aged 87. The company, which he founded in 1961, is the second largest independent pharmaceutical group in France, and achieved a turnover of 1.98 billion Euros in 2012, with international sales accounting for 54 percent. According to his company employees, Fabre dedicated all his energy to building the company, and to ensure the future of the company and avoid any risk of dismantling or financial speculation; he gave his shares to the Foundation Pierre Fabre , a recognized public utility. According to his utmost wishes,...

InSPAration Management Introduces Business CD Set

InSPAration Management , a business development and consulting firm, released a Build Your List and Grow Your Business 3-disc audio CD set, created for spa professionals to build a list from their target market and establish long-lasting, profitable relationships with clients. The CD set outlines a new system called B.E.F.R.I.E.N.D.S., designed to make list building easy, effective, and profitable. The system also helps industry professionals gain methods to create opportunities, generate leads, motivate guests to join their list, learn strategies to build relationships, turn leads into clients, and convert them into lifetime customers. "If every business owner makes lead generation...

Helping Hands Gifts for Growth Grant Awarded

The California Academy for the Healing Arts (Costa Mesa, CA) was awarded a $1,000 Helping Hands school grant package at the ONE concept school rally held earlier this month at the Earthlite headquarters in San Diego County. The Helping Hands grant program, developed by Biotone and Biofreeze , supports the massage therapy profession through students and school grants. ONE Concept, the school rally organizer, partnered with Biotone and Biofreeze to promote the grant program. “We are very grateful to Biotone and Biofreeze for their support of our profession, and are very fortunate to have won this Helping Hands Gifts for...

NovaLash Announces Third Annual Lash Off Contest

NovaLash , a global distributor of eyelash extension products, is running their third annual Lash Off contest from November 1 to November 31. This year’s contest has two categories: Lash Artist of the Year, which comes with $10,000 in awards and prizes, and Fans' Choice Winner, which gives away a $5,000 prize package. To enter in the Lash Artist of the Year bucket, submit a one to three minute video depicting yourself applying NovaLash eyelashes and using the proper NovaLash technique. To enter in the Fan’s Choice, submit three before and after shots of your best work. The winners in...

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