The International Salon/Spa Business Network will present its 2014 Legend Award to Pat Parenty, president of the L’Oréal USA professional products division and SalonCentric, at its annual conference. This year's conference, “The Business of Being Social,” will take place at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, May 4-6.
Consumer research firm Nielsen and global information company The NPD Group have partnered to produce the quarterly U.S. Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. The comprehensive review of the U.S. beauty market performance spans both the prestige and mass retail channels.
Strength of Nature Global president Mario de la Guardia discusses his great success in the multicultural haircare market.
Mario de la Guardia, president of Strength of Nature Global, oversees an ever-growing empire that boasts 10 brands in the multicultural market—all produced in the company's 250,000-square-foot facility in Savannah, Georgia. With 200 employees and a presence in dozens of countries worldwide, there's no denying de la Guardia has a finger on the pulse of his target consumers, African-American women and Latinas. In fact, thanks to recent acquisitions of three brands from Unilever, his business is now expanding to a second shift, operating 16 hours per day to meet demand.
Beginning July 1, OPI's Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is transitioning from the roles of co-founder and executive VP to OPI consultant.
"My fascination with beauty began at an early age, and my journey has been a dream come true,” said Weiss-Fischmann. “I have witnessed OPI’s successful evolution in becoming the world leader in professional nail care. Now, more than ever, is the time for nails, and I am excited to continue to share my expertise with nail fans across the world!”
Cosmoprof North America, which was recently named No. 103 of 2013's Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States by Trade Show News Network, will be providing a social-media conference for the upcoming 2014 show, scheduled for July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The professional-beauty trade show moved up nine spots from its ranking as No. 112 of the Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States in 2012, per TSNN—a trade show industry news source. CPNA was recognized for its consistent growth in net square footage.