Joico recently announced the appointment of Diana Mason and Amy Hart to the positions of Territory Manager effective January 2, 2014. Both Diana and Amy will report directly to Lindsay Rumpel, Director, Business Development. Diana comes to Zotos with a strong background in hair color, education, and business planning. She has also worked for various distributors and manufacturers in our industry. As Territory Manager, she will be responsible for the full service, Cosmoprof stores and the advisor team for Florida, Alabama and Georgia markets.
Renowned nail care company OPI recently announced a new partnership with leading toy design and marketing company JAKKS Pacific. The two companies will collaborate on a new line of miWorld™ play environments, including a miniature OPI nail salon. miWorld encourages girls to build and design their own OPI nail salon for an interactive experience.
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, the company known for introducing the first peptide-infused, anti-aging nail treatments, recently announced that their entire nail, hand, and foot care range will now be available at ULTA stores nationwide and at ulta.com. Beginning January 2014, all ULTA locations will feature Dermelect’s collection of nail treatments and ME lacquers on end-caps throughout the month of January, and then Dermelect can be found among ULTA’s professional assortment of products.
FHI Heat is proud to announce it is the Official Hair Care Sponsor for L.A.’s Premier Style Fashion Week, held March 9–13 at L.A. LIVE. The FHI Heat teams will work hand in hand with the designers to create unique and innovative hair concepts that complement the designers' fall 2014 collections.
OPI releases two new interactive digital platforms to support the launch of Gwen Stefani for OPI – a collaboration lookbook and an app. The lookbook is hosted at OPI.com/Gwen, where fans can follow the line’s journey from inspiration to execution. The lookbook contains an exclusive behind-the-scenes full-length video from the collection’s photo shoot, never-before-seen interviews with Gwen, and tutorials featuring nail art created by The Illustrated Nail’sSophie Harris-Greenslade.
Because of a rare genetic disorder that prevents her from gaining weight, 24-year-old Lizzie Velasquez has never weighed more than 60 pounds, but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving her dreams of becoming an author, motivational speaker, and college graduate. Last December, Lizzie spoke at the Austin TEDx Women’s conference in Austin, Texas. A video of her presentation has reached over 4 million views.
Cutting Loose Salon recently announced Kasey Gaskill as the winner of the salon's "The One" contest. In partnership with Oribe, the competition mirrored the hair care company's "Backstage Miami 2013." Cutting Loose Salon selected seven senior student stylist of their training salon, Protégé by Cutting Loose Salon Protégés, who were tasked with the theme "Miami Nights." The competition encompassed hair, makeup and wardrobe, and included a professional photo shoot upon which the winner was selected.
The Beauty Bus Foundation is committed to helping the chronically or terminally ill by providing self-confidence, grace and hope in the form of beauty services. Now is your chance to take part in this valuable cause - the foundation recently announced its upcoming training dates for beauty professionals wishing to volunteer their time and services to those in need.
For more than half her life, 16-year-old Annie struggled with hair loss caused by alopecia areata. "It was hard going to school looking so different," she reflects. "I spent years treating the condition, but none of my efforts were effective." Relief finally arrived via Wigs for Kids, one of several national organizations that accepts and transforms tress donations into perukes for those suffering myriad medical ailments. Nearly anyone can donate hair, once a few basic provisions are met.
Reuben Carranza Departs Wella
Adil Mehboob-Khan, president of Wella, the Salon Professional Division of Procter & Gamble, today named Wella veteran Salvatore Mauceri to the post of Wella North America Leader. Mauceri replaces Reuben Carranza, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.