Cosmoprof North America Ranked in the Top 150 Largest in the USA

According to Tarsus Advon, a division of U.K.-based Tarsus Group, Cosmoprof North American is proud to announce that it was ranked 146th out of the top 250 trade shows in the United States for 2010. This reflects an increase from 2009, when the show was ranked 164th.

The higher ranking is a reflection of Cosmoprof’s commitment to bringing together the best that the beauty industry has to offer, with approximately 700 exhibitors from all over the world in attendance.
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CPNA 2011 “Best Beauty Retailers in Las Vegas” Tour

As the Executive Editor of Beauty Store Business, I’ve talked to the organizers of Cosmoprof North America in the past about leading a beauty retailers tour as an add-on event at “the only all-encompassing business-to-business beauty trade show event in North America.” I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you that we’re proceeding full steam ahead with the first-ever “Best Beauty Retailers in Las Vegas” Tour.

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Who’s the greenest of them all?

Q&A with Liliana S. George, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Corporate R&D
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

  • 1. As the Executive Director of Strategic Developments of Corporate R&D at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., can you tell us, what are some of the Green Initiatives that ELC has taken?

    The Estée Lauder Companies began formally managing environment issues in 1991, but the passion and commitment has really been part of our Company since its inception in 1946. Some of our environmental successes include purchasing green electricity and beginning to embed the principles of green chemistry in our global manufacturing and product innovation. We’ve taken steps to recycle and reuse as many resources as possible and our brands contribute significantly to these successes. One of the ways we have made great strides is through the sustainable packaging innovations across all brands, including increasing the recycled content of our packaging and being one of the first in our industry to do so.

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What’s on the horizon in the world of fragrance!

*Photographer Matthieu Dortomb

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?

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Discover Beauty Award Winners: Where Are They Now?

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.

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Retailer’s Corner: How to Survive & Thrive in the Online Space

Imagine being the “President of Beauty.” Kathleen McNeill has that coveted title as the President and General Manager at 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.

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Spa and Wellness

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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CPNA Innovators – CND’s Shellac

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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