Over 1,000 attendees gathered July 23 to watch Beauty Pitch™ 2016, a one-of-a-kind beauty competition, hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Cosmoprof North America (CPNA). Six innovative beauty companies, in two different categories, pitched their products before a live audience and celebrity judges including John Paul DeJoria and Kevin Harrington.
We had a chat with Carlos Cintron of FUME IRON, to talk about their innovative product, what’s next for the company, and how they feel about exhibiting at Cosmoprof North America this weekend.
We’re always excited to feature our unique and innovative members! It’s refreshing to see indie brands on the rise doing great things. Today we’re talking with Lori Machiorlette, from blendSMART. “blendSMART is a first-of-a-kind automated makeup brush system with interchangeable brush heads that spin at 190 RPMs,” says Lori. “The spinning motion mimics the techniques of professional makeup artists and provides an innovative tool to blending makeup fast, easier, better than traditional makeup brushes.”
PBA Executive Director, Steve Sleeper delivers opening remarks at the 2015 Beauty Pitch competition during PBA Beauty Week. There is still time to get your tickets for PBA Beauty Week 2016! Join us in Las Vegas July 23-26, 2016! For more information visit probeauty.org/beautyweek.
The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) return to Las Vegas on Sunday, July 24, 2016, with host Alan Cumming! Well-known for his roles as Ari Gold on The Good Wife, Nightcrawler in the X-Men series and emcee on Broadway’s Cabaret, Alan is bringing his exciting and unique talents to the NAHA stage!
We had the opportunity to chat with Alan about NAHA, his amazing fashion sense, and his impressive career.
Nearly every aspect of our lives – professionally and personally – touches the Internet in some way. Despite all of our efforts to keep online information safe, hackers are finding new ways to access, alter or steal data. Attacking one’s computer is akin to invading one’s personal home or business.
Recently salon owners and other beauty professionals are falling victim to ransomware attacks. Although malware has been around since the 80s, it wasn’t until 2012 that the ransomware method of extortion became popular.
Maple Valley, WA – On Sunday, May 22nd at Lake Wilderness Park, Salon Services joined forces with the Wings of Karen Foundation to raise funds in search for a cure. For Salon Services, the annual 5k Bra Dash is more than just a race, it’s personal. Many of the Salon Services staff are survivors or have had family who have been directly affected by this disease. As one of the foundation’s sponsors, the team also was recognized as the largest team and also highest fundraising team with over $40,000 raised collectively. Sydney Berry, Owner and President of Salon Services personally raised almost $24,000 and was recognized with the honor of highest personal fundraiser. Stacy Kurtz, Sydney’s daughter and Salon Services Director of Brand Development was honored as the second highest personal fundraiser bringing in just shy of $10,000. Many more were recognized as “Local Heroes” signifying that they had raised over $1,000 for the cause.