Beauty

Cosmoprof North America Teams Up with Glossybox

Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), which is recognized for its approach to marketing and as the provider of added services to its exhibitor base, has partnered with GlossyBox , a global subscriber beauty box company, in an effort to maintain their innovative approach to business. The collaboration comes as a result of previous successful partnerships that GlossyBox launched with other brands, including Net-A-Porter , Bergdorf Goodman , and La Prairie, among others. Boutique—a GlossyBox limited-edition box—will debut at CPNA in July, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Las Vegas), and will go on sale to beauty consumers...

Castle Hill Inn Debuts Pop-Up Treatment Boutique

Castle Hill Inn (Newport, Rhode Island) announced its most recent addition—a pop-up spa suite from Farmaesthetics , an organic beauty brand founded and based in Rhode Island. Farmaesthetics, whose flagship apothecary is located on Bellevue Avenue, provides the Inn with its in-room amenities. Both Castle Hill Inn and Farmaesthetics have collaborated to create a treatment boutique in the historic mansion with treatments ranging from $65 to $190, available through May 22. Two of Castle Hill Inn’s historic mansion’s suites have been transformed into treatment rooms featuring customized Farmaesthetics herbal treatments, which include facial treatments using fragrant, detoxifying and relaxing oils,...

Bellus Academy Receives Massage Envy Spa Excellence in Education Award

Bellus Academy announced that the school is now a recipient of Massage Envy’s Spa Excellence in Education Award 2013. The beauty academy will be recognized at Massage Envy’s Annual Franchise Conference, which will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 27, along with five other honorees. This prestigious award distinguishes the best massage and esthetic education schools for their accomplishments in producing quality industry professionals. " Massage Envy is proud to name Bellus Academy as one of our Excellence in Education Award winners for 2013,” says CG Funk, vice president of operations, Massage Envy . “Bellus was selected for outstanding...

Supergoop! Partners with Entrepreneur Maria Sharapova

Supergoop! , a skincare brand dedicated to UV protection, announced its partnership with international tennis star Maria Sharapova , welcoming her to the Supergoop! team as a co-owner with founder and CEO Holly Thaggard, in an effort to spotlight the brand’s mission to elevate skin cancer awareness. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with a company like Supergoop!,” says Sharapova. “As an avid user of Supergoop! daily, for a number of years, I was drawn to not only the quality of the product but also the opportunity to educate people around the world about the importance of practicing safe sun habits...

Deborah Lippmann Collaborates with Fashion and Art Photographer

Deborah Lippmann is partnering with Inez Van Lamsweerde , renowned fashion and art photographer, to launch a new shade, Break 4 Love . Known as Inez and Vinoodh, Inez and her husband Vinoodh Matadin have been partners in the photography arena for nearly three decades. “Inez is iconic, understated, and effortlessly chic,” says Lippmann. Having worked together with Inez for nearly twenty years on editorial and advertising shoots, the two developed Break 4 Love, a bubblegum hue, which was inspired by the colored and shaped nails of the women of the TV series Mad Men. Inez combined two of her...

SpaBooker Shares Insights from IECSC New York

With the the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) New York behind us, thousands of spa professionals discovered what’s new, exciting, and innovative for the coming year. Based on a SpaBooker survey of more than 500 attendees and exhibitors from the show, the company revealed some of the year’s hottest trends. Here’s a helpful infographic designed by SpaBooker: Didn’t make it to IECSC New York? Check out this fun video from this year’s show:

OPI Releases New Major League Baseball-Inspired Nail Lacquers

OPI announced the launch of seven new limited-edition nail lacquers inspired by Major League Baseball (MLB), marking the first-ever professional sports league licensing agreement for the company. Launching in April, the collection features a range of blue, orange, red, and white hues, and each bottle includes the ProWide Brush for easy color application. “Enjoying a baseball game is one of America’s most celebrated pastimes,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI cofounder and executive vice president. “For many years, men dominated the stands, but today, more and more women can be found in the crowds. Baseball boasts a lot of female fans looking...

Nouveau Contour Offers Permanent Makeup Courses

Nouveau Contour , manufacturer of permanent makeup, now offers both fundamental and advanced training to students looking to start a career as a permanent makeup technician. Permanent makeup has expanded beyond eyes, brows, and lips as a result of advanced courses in cosmetic medical corrections for scar camouflage and areola re-pigmentation for mastectomy patients. The Nouveau Contour Academy, located in Orlando, FL and Las Vegas, NV, offers monthly classes taught by the company’s leading instructors with more than 28 years of combined experience, who are trained and certified by Nouveau Contour (Europe). The cost for a five-day Fundamental Course including...

Professional Beauty Association Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Minerva Beauty Scholarship

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced that applications for the 2014 Minerva Beauty Scholarship are now available. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school. "We are proud to continue this scholarship in 2014 and appreciate the opportunity to give back to the cosmetology community,” says Jay Rawl, president of Minerva Beauty. “Supporting the future of the industry through educational assistance has been incredibly rewarding and we are impressed by the ever increasing talent we see entering the field." Funded by Minerva Beauty and administered by PBA Foundation , the five...

Balanced Guru Donates Profits to Charity Connected Warriors

Balanced Guru , a beauty brand, announced an extension to their Giving Back Program , which features customized limited-edition product collections designed for non-profit organizations to sell and fund their causes. Through their Connected Warriors Beauty Line—Antioxidant Facial Masque, which helps fight free radicals and brighten skin; Hair Styling Oil, which controls fly-aways and provides shine while fighting frizz; and Soothing Body Oil, which helps soften and smooth the skin—100 percent of the profits will go to supporting Connected Warriors , a non-profit organization providing free, trauma-conscious yoga therapy for service members, veterans, and their families in the U.S. Founded...

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