What inspires an accomplished perfumer? Christine Nagel is an international perfumer whose creations include Armani Privé Ambre Soie, Cartier Eau de Cartier, and Narciso Rodriguez for Her – just to name a few. Her compositions are known worldwide and are full of energy and life. Her fragrances make the emotional connections that result in lovely, charming and flirtatious aromas. We asked Christine, what do you smell and what’s on the horizon in the world of fragrance?
When looking for, or when launching new and exciting cosmetic brands, Discover Beauty at Cosmoprof North America is THE place to go. The hand-selected lineup of brands are either newly launched to market or international brands already established abroad but not yet available in the United States.
In its conception, Discover Beauty was meant to be a launch pad for these budding brands. Over time, this area has become so coveted and so closely watched, that the prestigious Discover Beauty Award was created in 2009.
Imagine being the “President of Beauty.” Kathleen McNeill has that coveted title as the President and General Manager at Beauty.com/ Drugstore.com. With that, comes the huge responsibility of an on-line business which allows consumers the flexibility to shop simultaneously for masstige and prestige beauty products – all at the click of a button. Kathleen obviously lives and breathes beauty, and is committed to always looking for new brands that will compliment her wide assortments ranging from beauty basics to Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion in a Jar. We asked her to take a minute out of her busy schedule to share with Cosmoprof North America what inspires her and what she sees as the next big thing in beauty.
Ella Stimpson is not your average Spa Director. Not only is she a member of the ISPA (International Spa Association) Board of Directors, but she has an interesting and unconventional background that has helped to prepare her for a successful career in the spa industry. From her beginnings as a front-line fitness instructor and personal trainer to becoming the Spa Director at the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado, she has traveled the world helping others. Her passion and drive push her to continue to study and broaden her horizons, and it is with that goal in mind that she takes up her role as the director of Las Vegas’ most prestigious spa – the Spa at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas.
We asked Ella what she sees as the next trend in the spa industry and what inspires her.
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Beauty is a chore…but not anymore. CND(Creative Nail Design) has transformed the nail care industry with the revolutionary launch of Shellac. Released at the 2010 Cosmoprof North America, the long-lasting power polish has rocketed into salons around the globe. Shellac is different from soakable gels because it is easy to remove. Better yet, it has zero dry time, and lasts up to 14 days with a mirror finish shine. Perfect for vacations, holidays and weddings, Shellac is strong enough to hold up through any thing.
So, what now? CPNA Newsflash asked co-founder, Jan Arnold of CND about the future of the groundbreaking product, the significant impact it has had on the professional beauty industry, and the way consumers do their nails.
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You have decided to fulfill your dream of launching the beauty product that every woman in the universe can’t live without. The next step is to get the word out there that you’ve single-handedly saved the world and created the best product ever! Reality check!!!! It’s not that easy – you have to determine exactly what you have a budget for… marketing and / or advertising. So here is the age long question: “Does your brand need advertising or PR?” Even if you decide to go grass roots in the beginning, you have to be savvy about the new world of social media and running your beauty empire in-house. We have asked some experts in the field of public relations, retail and branding to get their perspective on which will serve you better and where the industry is headed as it relates to PR and advertising.
Ian Ginsberg is a fourth generation chemist and the owner of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, a 168-year old apothecary tucked amid the bustling chic of New York City’s West Village. They believe in the highest quality products and they travel the world scouring for items that make a difference in the way you look and feel. For decades the landmark store has been a destination spot for discerning New Yorkers. Today, Bigelow continues to draw a cross section of dwellers, from celebrities to fashionistas, to neighborhood fans that cherish the rarity of their old school approach. We ask Ian what he sees as the next trend in beauty and what inspires him.
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