Beauty

Lux Beauty Group Announces New Vice President of Sales

Lux Beauty Group , a multi-disciplinary beauty company, recently appointed Mark Kuspa as vice president of sales. With more than 30 years of experience in sales marketing for the personal care and cosmetic industries, Kuspa most recently served as the global sales manager of Burwell Industries , with brands such as Tokyo Milk and Lollia , and was responsible for direct management of key domestic retailers, including Target , Neiman Marcus , Sephora , Anthropologie , and Ulta . Prior, he held the position of district sales manager for L’Oreal Paris. Specializing in custom, brand-focused projects, Lux Beauty Group delivers...

John Masters Organics Celebrates 20 Years

Commemorating its 20th anniversary this year, John Masters Organics , a global organic beauty brand, is celebrating its continued commitment to bringing organic skin-, hair-, and bodycare products to women across the globe. “From my apartment to a flagship store in Soho, New York City and international retail partners around the world, the growth of the company has been astounding,” says founder John Masters. “We are celebrating this milestone with a host of new innovations and continued expansion while still providing our customers with truly natural and efficacious products. I look forward to continuing to doing so for another twenty...

SpaCare Group Introduces New Seaweed-based Skincare Line

SpaCare Group , a division of SpaEquip , has added a new skincare brand, VOYA Organic Beauty from the Sea , to its portfolio of luxury skincare products for spas. Based in the west coast of Ireland, the family-owned company recently signed on to be represented in the U.S. by SpaCare Group. “We are thrilled to have been chosen to represent the VOYA line in the U.S.,” says Melanie Edwards, general manger of SpaCare Group. “The caliber of this line is a perfect fit with our portfolio, and we look forward to introducing VOYA’s amazing lines to distinguished properties on...

L’Oréal Acquires Decléor and Carita Brands

L'Oréal USA has acquired global skincare brands Decléor Paris , a leader in aromatherapy skincare, and Carita Paris , an anti-aging skincare line. Formerly held by the Shiseido Group , both companies have been integrated into L'Oréal’s Professional Products Division. With a portfolio of 28 existing beauty brands and a presence in hair and nail salons across the U.S., the addition of Decléor Paris and Carita Paris marks L’Oréal’s entrance into new distribution channels within the professional beauty market, including day, resort, and destination spas.

Essie Introduces Summer 2014 Collection

Essie recently launched its summer 2014 collection, complete with bright, vivid colors. Available at www.essie.com , salons, and beauty stores worldwide, the collection features a color palette with a bevy of options from offset prints to neutrals, including urban jungle, a alabaster orchid tone; haute in the heat, a raspberry hue; strut your stuff, a cobalt aqua tone; ruffles & feathers, a peacock teal shade; fierce, no fear, a cocoa mahogany color; and roarrrrange, a bold orange hue. “Channel summer’s sexy energy and go for full-force fashion that’s destined to lead the pack,” says brand founder and global creative director...

Redken Laboratories Founder Dies at Age 82

Paula Kent Meehan, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and founder of Redken Laboratories , passed away in her Beverly Hills home, aged 82. The California-based haircare company, which she founded in 1960, is one of the first companies to create hypoallergenic hair sprays. On the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Redken, Modern Salon magazine honored Redken as "the company that changed an industry forever.” Based on her dedication to developing products compatible with the natural elements of hair and skin, Meehan discovered that her own sensitive skin and hair reacted adversely to many products on the market, which led her to develop...

China Glaze Announces Beauty Partnership with The Weinstein Company

China Glaze announced a partnership with The Weinstein Company , a multimedia production and distribution company, to create a limited-edition nail polish collection, which will debut in conjunction with the Aug. 15 release of the film The Giver . Inspired by the themes and message of the story, The Giver collection by China Glaze brings key moments and characters to color, particularly the main character Jonas (Brendon Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (Odeya Rush) as he struggles to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his ideal community. Available Aug. 1 at beauty supply stores nationwide, including Sally Beauty and Ulta...

Bioelements Expands Distribution With TNG Worldwide

Bioelements announced that it will expand distribution of its complete line of professional skincare products with TNG Worldwide , a Gallup-based organization providing products, expertise, and solutions to the spa, beauty, and hospitality industries. “TNG Worldwide is a leader in providing expertise and solutions to spa professionals,” says Barbara Salomone, president and founder of Bioelements. “That makes them a perfect partner for Bioelements. Together we’ll remain dedicated to customer service, training, and education, so Bioelements Partnership Spas can always expect success at every level of their business.” This new expansion includes The Industry Source , professional-only stores, coast-to-coast catalog sales,...

Pivot Point International Appoints Kevin Cameron as Vice President of Global Marketing & Business Development

Pivot Point International , a leader in beauty education, announced the appointment of Kevin Cameron as vice president of global marketing and business development to strengthen the company’s marketing and product positioning efforts, as well as oversee the brand overall. “In Kevin we found a proven leader with an acute sense for market trends and vision for the beauty industry,” says Robert Passage, chairman and CEO of Pivot Point. “This is exactly what Pivot Point needs as the company enters its next phase of expanded innovation and growth while preserving the legacy of my father Leo Passage.” Cameron joins Pivot...

Carol Cole Company Launches Mini Microcurrent Device

The full anti-aging power of the NuFace Trinity Facial Trainer is now available in a convenient travel-size with Carol Carole Company’s introduction of the FDA-cleared Mini. The ergonomic device is comparable in size to smart phones and delivers the same effective microcurrent stimulation as the full size model for a dramatically improved appearance on the go. It works by sending soft, gentle waves through the skin and down to the facial muscles, where it stimulates ATP production and, in turn, drives the creation of key structural proteins including collagen and elastin. Clinical tests showed 85 percent of users experienced significant...

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