Beauty

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...

OPI Launches New Color Tinted Top Coats

OPI is launching its first-ever, pigmented top coats. Available March 2014, Sheer Tints by OPI offers a fresh take on traditional top coats with the introduction of four new vivid hues, including Be Magentale with Me, a sheer pink; Don’t Violet Me Down, a crystal sheer amethyst hue; Can Teal You Like Me, a sheer blue; and I’m Never Amberrassed, a yellow tint. The polishes also feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. The top coats can be worn alone, with a base coat for a sheer tint, or layered over any shade. “Nail color is all...

Image Skincare Announces Third Annual Worldwide Launch Party

Image Skincare announced its third annual Worldwide Launch Party, which will take place next month all over the globe. The event will give licensed estheticians, physicians, and skincare professionals the opportunity to get an exclusive sneak peek of new Image Skincare products. During the event, skincare professionals will be able to see, smell, feel, and purchase products before they become available worldwide. The invite-only event will cater to existing clients, as well as prospective spas, salons, and physician’s offices. Participating cities will include Berlin, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Miami, Milan, New York, and Sydney, among...

Aveda Founder Passes Away at Age 72

Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients , has passed away at his Wisconsin home after battling with an illness at the age of 72. Rechelbacher, who was an Austrian immigrant, founded the Minneapolis-based company, Aveda, in 1978. He later opened a chain of Aveda Concept Salons to sell his products. In 1995, Rechelbacher started Intelligent Nutrients, an organic certified beauty company. “Horst led a life of extraordinary leadership, creating a vision of what he wanted to be, and then bringing that vision to reality,” says Dominique Conseil, Global President of Aveda. “He brought holistic beauty to the industry,...

OPI Announces New Interactive Lookbook and Nail Art App

OPI introduced two new interactive digital platforms to support the launch of Gwen Stefani for OPI, a collaboration lookbook and an app. The lookbook, which can be accessed at www.opi.com/gwen , allows fans to follow the line’s journey from inspiration to execution. It also contains a behind-the-scenes video from the collection’s photo shoot, interviews with the star, and tutorials. “OPI is excited to announce these two new digital components to enhance Gwen Stefani for OPI,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI founder and executive vice president. “Collaborating with Gwen has been such a thrilling experience, and the lookbook provides consumers with a...

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