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Interview with Leonardo Rocco, Founder of Rocco Donna

Curated By: Tiffany Mitchell
Cosmoprof North America Team Member at CosmoprofNorthAmerica.com

Chatting with the Founder of Rocco Donna professional, Leonardo Rocco

We took some time to go behind the scenes of Rocco Donna Professional and chat with the Founder, Leonardo Rocco. Rocco Donna will be attending this years’ Cosmoprof North America 2018 show, held July 29th-31st in Las Vegas, NV. Rocco has an amazing story; continue reading to learn more about his fascinating background in beauty and how Rocco Donna first began.

The Cannabis Dilemma and How It Relates to Beauty

By: Tiffany Mitchell
Cosmoprof North America Team Member at CosmoprofNorthAmerica.com

the cannabis dilemma in health and wellness

Cannabidiol—CBD, better known as cannabis, has become an ingredient that is highly controversial when used in health and wellness products. However, the use of CBD in products has natural healing components that offer pleasing results for consumers who opt for CBD treatment.

SMALL BRANDS, BIG SPAS

Small, indie brands are having their moment—and savvy spa directors are catching on

By : Mary Bemis
Founder & Editorial Director at InsidersGuidetoSpas.com

“The first time they dropped off stuff, I didn’t even want to look at it. I gave it to my staff,” shares Michael Conte, spa director at Meadowood Napa Valley. Conte is reminiscing about the first time Kim Borio, founder of Glycelene, and her husband, Eric a biologist and cosmetic chemist and Glycelene’s Chief Technology Officer, brought Conte their luxury, plant-based skincare line to test. But when the couple returned a month later, Conte changed his tune after he met them in person. “They’re such a great couple,” he enthuses. “I have to say, the partnership I have with Kim and Eric has been extraordinary. When you’re working with a luxury property and spa, you want to have something unique that you won’t find elsewhere.”

Q & A with Steve Sleeper, Executive Director, Professional Beauty Association

cpna-7Q: Tell us about Beauty Pitchand what it brings to the beauty industry?

A: The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and our partners, Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) came together wanting to help beauty entrepreneurs take their company to the next level. Beauty Pitch™ is a one-of-a-kind beauty competition that gives these beauty companies the opportunity to not only get their product or idea in front of investors, but to “pitch” their product to an esteemed panel of judges at the live Beauty Pitch™ event on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Thinking of starting your own beauty company??  Read this!

By Karen Young

cpna-1The statistics aren’t in your favor: According to Harvard Business School, over half of American startups are gone within 5 years. It’s a long, lonely haul. Money usually runs out too soon and friends and family crawl into the woodwork.

But no matter how many times I repeat the grim stats to perspective startup clients, no matter how many times I tell them that based on history and my experience, they’re living a long shot, it doesn’t seem to make any difference.

If they’ve been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, there is no antidote. It’s as though they’ve been driven to the edge and nothing short of jumping off will quiet the voices in their heads.