Announcements

OPIVU Cosmetics Revamps Brand Identity

After an eight-month rebranding process, OPIVU Cosmetics , a mineral product line developed by Susanna Stroberg, unveiled a new brand identity. Seeking to create a unique presence in the marketplace, the company produced a short film to tell its story of OPIVU, translated the website into Spanish and Portuguese to reach international customers, redesigned products for the holiday season, and redesigned the logo. “During the last eight months, we set out to develop a brand identity that reflects the OPIVU experience, our brand personality, and retail vision,” says creative director Vince Engel, who manages OPIVU Cosmetics brand transformation. “We have...

MySkin Dermograph Now Available to Resort Spas

MySkin announced that their transdermal skin imaging system, the dermograph , is now available in several premium resort spas in Mexico, India, South East Asia, and the Middle East. The dermograph uses visible light to interact with various tissue structures like oil glands, collagen, and elastin to decode information and give a detailed assessment of the characteristics of the tissue to help clients better understand their skin health. “mySkin’s stellar team of skincare industry experts have invested years of research and development in the dermograph,” says Leena Sukumar, vice president of Marketing and Sales. “We have the most comprehensive and...

Mandarin Oriental Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is launching a series of special offers this October to benefit the American Cancer Society in their effort to save more lives from breast cancer. Throughout the month, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and Brasserie S&P will offer a selection of delights, from spa treatments to pink afternoon tea, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. “Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is delighted to support the American Cancer Society in its fight against breast cancer,” says general manager Donald Bowman. “Our hotel colleagues have consistently supported the Society’s...

Éminence Organic Skin Care Celebrates One Million Trees Planted

Éminence Organic Skin Care has planted more than one million trees, a monumental milestone for its ongoing Forests for the Future initiative in which they plant one tree for every retail product sold. To celebrate, president and founder, Boldijarre Koronczay (pictured right), joined a team of Éminence employees in downtown Vancouver to spread the word of Éminence’s achievement, inviting passers-by to hug a tree. In return Éminence planted a tree for every hug and gave away product samples. A grand total of 500 trees were hugged, and in exchange Éminence will plant 500 more trees through their partnership with Trees...

Milano Software Announces Partnership with Belvedere USA

Milano Computer Systems, developer of Milano Software for the retail and beauty industries, partnered with Belvedere USA , a nationwide manufacturer of spa and salon equipment, furniture, and technology, to offer the Milano software solutions to Belvedere customers in the United States. “Belvedere is known for creating amazing salons using the best equipment, so Milano software was a good fit for the company, which offers high-level products and customer service,” says Paul Pagliaro, president of Milano Computer Systems. “We look forward to working with Belvedere clients and assisting them with all of their software needs.” Belvedere’s Canada operation already offers...

Nicole by OPI Announces Partnership with Carrie Underwood

Inspired by six-time Grammy winner, Carrie Underwood, Nicole by OPI plans to introduce 14 new nail lacquers . Available in stores Jan. 2014, the collection will feature a mosaic of hues, ranging from soft pastels to dark sultry shades to playful glitters. The line will also include a signature gold textured polish called Carrie’d Away, created especially for the country star. “This is the first time Nicole by OPI has ever designed a signature shade for one of our celebrity partners,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive vice president and artistic director. “In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14...

DermaMed Solutions’s Ginger Hodulik to Speak at IECSC Las Vegas

Ginger Hodulik, MS, CNS, the VP of Research and Development at DermaMed Solutions , will be a featured speaker at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference Las Vegas, which takes place June 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Hodulik will present on the topic Creating Holistic Nutrition Programs in a Medical Environment, as part of the Medical Spa education track. The focus of Hodulik’s 60-minute seminar is focused on healing the body with a “Whole-istic” approach to nutrition. “What do you think of when you hear the word holistic?" asks Hodulik. “Do you think of some sort of...

Arianna Huffington Named 2013 PBA Business Forum Keynote Speaker

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced that author, entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 PBA Business Forum, which will be held during the Cosmoprof North America-hosted PBA Beauty Week at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, from July 13 - 16, 2013. Slated to speak on the morning of July 14, Huffington will address attendees on the topic of “fearless leadership” drawing from her real-life experience as a successful entrepreneur and business leader, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the widely read Huffington Post. Huffington will focus on how to...

Spa Technologies Launches New Ocean-Ceuticals Collection

Spa Technologies Skin Care Labs , a leading professional treatment line, is expanding its brand of marine based products with Omegaceuticals Serum and Recovery Oil, part of the Ocean-Ceuticals Collection. These first two products in the collection, which are set for sale beginning in February, focus on omega-7 fatty acids that are extracted from sustainably sourced micro-algae. The new products work synergistically to help slow down the skin aging process and beautify skin’s appearance. “The introduction these new omega-7 based skin products demonstrates our continued commitment to harnessing the healing and age-reversing power of the ocean for the next generation...

Prana Spaceuticals to Debut Mushroom Collection at 2012 ISPA Conference

The Prana SpaCeutical’s team is excited to unveil its revolutionary new Mushroom Collection at The International Spa Association’s annual conference in Kissimmee, FL. The Prana SpaCeuticals® Mushroom Collection contains a propriety blend of a variety of medicinal mushrooms that help enhance Cellular recovery. The Reishi mushroom—known throughout Asian culture as the “longevity mushroom”—contains immune-enhancing polysaccharides and powerful antioxidants. Providing immediate results and zero recovery time, the Mushroom Collection is ideal for resorts, day spas and specialty retailers. The six products in the Mushroom Collection include Active Clarity, Reishi Shield SPF 45, Reishi Mushroom Serum, ReVitale Eye, Revitalize Lips and Reishi...

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