Beauty

Jessica Cosmetics International Honored by Japan Nail Association

Jessica Vartoughian, founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International , and was honored with the Japan Nail Associations (JNA) Certificate of Gratitude for her contributions to the Japanese nail industry. She has been recognized for her efforts, including mentoring and training manicurists, spa and salon owners, and management teams. “Japan is very special to me because it was here that the JNA embraced the Jessica brand and my natural nailcare system,” says Vartoughian. “It was very hard to be a woman business owner, traveling in a foreign country, and going against the trend. But at that time, when I looked...

Allied Professionals Assocation Offers Free Legal Resources

Allied Professionals Association , a national beauty association founded to help beauty and wellness professionals meet the demands in the industry, has introduced Ask a Lawyer , a free online program for its members ($99 per year) that offers legal resources. APA’s online Member Benefits now includes an option for professionals to submit legal questions, including employee non-compete agreements, to lawyers that practice within participating states and access to a database of existing legal advice, at no cost. For more information, visit www.alliedprofessionals.net .

Pantone Unveils Color of the Year for 2015

Pantone , an X-Rite company and the global color authority, announced Marsala, an earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015. "While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body, and soul, exuding confidence and stability," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing...

The Makeup Show Announces 2015 Dates

The Makeup Show , an exclusive boutique beauty event, has released its 2015 show dates and another year full of inspiration, education, and opportunity to five states across the U.S. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from industry insiders and experts. It brings together beauty professionals, world-renowned celebrity makeup artists, top beauty brands, and exclusive product launches at low prices. The 2015 dates are: The Makeup Show LA March 28-29 The Makeup Show NYC May 3- 4 The Makeup Show Dallas June 13-14 The Makeup Show Chicago November 7-8 The Makeup Show Orlando...

Inglot Cosmetics Collaborates with Broadway Musical

Inglot Cosmetics took inspiration for a new collection from Mamma Mia! , one of Broadway’s Tony-Award-winning musicals, to create a 35-piece ”Gimme! Gimme! Flitter” vibrant makeup line of colors reminiscent of the show’s enduring, colorful story. Available at Inglot boutiques and through www.inglotusa.com , Mamma Mia! by Inglot consists of eye shadow and lipstick palettes, eyeliner gels, lipstick and lip-gloss, nail polish, mascara, body pigment powder, and false lashes. For more information, visit www.inglotusa.com .

Massage Heights Introduces BioActive Peel

Massage Heights , a leader of professional, affordable, and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, will begin offering BioActive Peel, a new facial chemical peel, starting on January 5, 2015. The treatment targets fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne. Suitable for sensitive skin, the multi-phase approach works with the skin’s biology to safely slough away dull epidermal layers and accelerate cell renewal without inflammation and prolonged downtime. A licensed skin therapist will help design a series of treatments to address specific skincare needs. “What I really love about BioActive Peel is that it’s designed for a Massage Heights licensed skin therapist...

Nuts and Bolts Training Launches Revamped Curriculum

Nuts and Bolts Training , provider of business development programs for the health and beauty industry, has rewritten its curriculum to recognize the changing needs of young professionals. The updated Cornerstone series incorporates the latest research in teaching methods; introducing video and multimedia support to provide up-to-the-minute information about business skills required to build a successful career. The series also includes a segment featuring points of financial literacy, as well as a ‘how to succeed in the job’ checklist covering the first 90 days of employment. Compatible with laptop, tablet, and smartphone, the revamped materials include video interviews with successful...

Bellashoot Introduces New Beauty App

Bellashoot , a popular social hub for beauty experts and brands, has launched a new beauty app. Compatible with iOS devices, the app allows beauty enthusiasts to organize all of their favorite products, tutorials, and inspiration while also sharing their own content and building relationships. “Bellashoot’s mission is to innovate and simplify the way women stay on top of the latest in beauty as she goes through her daily life,” says Bellashoot’s cofounder Saje Sandhu. “We see this social application as a necessary component to every women’s beauty vanity and the first place she’ll go to be inspired, learn about...

Mirabella Beauty Launches Winter Eye Palette

Mirabella Beauty , a cosmetics line, has created a new Winter Blues Eye Palette featuring four eye colors. Available on www.mirabellabeauty.com beginning January 2015, the palette includes mineral-based shades Azure, a shimmery rich blue-green; Ink, a matte navy blue; Chenille, a soft brown; and Shadow, a matte gray, along with a brush. “For the first time, we have created a complete ready-to-use eye palette with colors that I’ve hand-selected for the season,” says creative director Amber Bowen. “For the Winter Blues palette, I was inspired by dropping temperatures and moody shades. The four shadows create a modern, mysterious look. Using...

CIDESCO Launches New Website

CIDESCO , the world standard for beauty and spa therapy with accredited schools in more than 33 countries worldwide, has launched its new website, www.cidesco.com . Designed to reflect the organization’s commitments to developing core brand concept, the site includes video interviews with key personnel, features from CIDESCO’s quarterly magazine, and more. “A lot of hard work has gone into developing our new website and we are delighted with the result,” says president Anna-Cari Gund . “It reflects the CIDESCO of today and gives our members and visitors a much more user-friendly experience." Visitors can also browse the portfolio of...

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