beauty business

A Recipe for Success

A pioneer for all-natural beauty products, Gabriel Cosmetics’ Gabriel De Santino discovered that the vital ingredients to a prosperous business could be found in an unlikely place: right at home.

We all have that family recipe that keeps getting handed down from generation to generation. For some of us, this may be how we get those moist chocolate-chip cookies or mom’s special stain-fighting cleaner. But for Gabriel De Santino, the CEO, president and founder of Gabriel Cosmetics, his grandmother’s tried-and-true formulas for all-natural cosmetics not only became a way of life, they also became the main ingredients behind his winning recipe for a successful business.

Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents Expands Into the Southwest

Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents, which debuted last year in the Northeast and Midwest, is now in the Southwest—Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Industry veteran Steve Simon has joined the manufacturers rep firm as Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents' Southwest partner. Simon is managing accounts in Texas and Louisiana, where he has more than 25 years of experience. He can be reached at steves@colemanharrison.com.

The Makeup Show Gala LA to Be Held March 18

Along with The Makeup Show LA, which will take place March 19-20 at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles, show officials have also slated The Makeup Show Gala LA the evening of March 18 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel—home of the first Academy Awards ceremony.

It is The Makeup Show's first-ever West Coast gala, and there will be networking opportunities, open-bar drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dancing.

Sprayco Acquires Miamica Travel Accessories

Sprayco Consumer Products has completed its acquisition of Miamica, a line of trendy travel accessories.

“We welcome Miamica to the Sprayco family of brands,” says Eric Seidel, Sprayco senior vice president. “We believe the addition of the Miamica products will greatly complement the current Sprayco travel line. We welcome [Miamica founder] Devra [Miller], her team and their tremendous creativity to our family.”

Flora•py Announces Distribution Agreement With Spilo Worldwide

Flora•py—a new line of facial-sheet masks that provides hydration with the restorative powers of flowers and essential oils—announced Feb. 29 that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Spilo Worldwide.

Spilo Worldwide will focus on expanding the distribution of the line to beauty stores, beauty redistributors and beauty professionals.