Announcements

DermaConcepts Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of Environ Skin Care

DermaConcepts , a company dedicated to providing state-of-the-art products and technology, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Environ Skin Care across the United States. The line will now be available for retail and professional use at doctor’s offices, medical spas, and wellness centers from coast-to-coast. Environ, now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide, is developed and formulated to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation irregularities, wrinkles, skin disorders, and more. “At DermaConcepts, we’re intensely passionate about skincare,” says Robert and Carol Trow, owners of DermaConcepts. “We strive to present the marketplace with innovative technologies and products that...

OPI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with Pink of Hearts Promotion

Designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support, OPI launched its seventh annual limited edition Pink of Hearts promotion, featuring the sheer pink shade Pink-ing of You and the new sparkle-packed polish More than a Glimmer. Each bottle features a special pink ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness, and every set offers decorative pink ribbons and crystal decals to embellish nails. OPI will also donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. “OPI is proud to support Susan G. Komen and Rethink Brest Cancer with the seventh...

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...

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