Longtime salon-industry executive Gregg Emery will be the new CEO of Cortex USA effective Sept. 1, Beauty Store Business has learned.
"It's a great opportunity to bring truly professional lines to the salon industry," Emery told BSB Aug. 18.
Established in 2004, Cortex is a supplier of advanced and fashion-forward products for both professional and home use—including blow-dryers, flat irons, curling irons, hairbrushes and other haircare items.
The Kirschner Group's CEO will be honored with the industry's City of Hope "Spirit of Life" Award July 12.
Saturday, July 12, is the date for the beauty industry's 2014 Spirit of Life Award Reception & Dinner at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This year, Harlan Kirschner, CEO of The Kirschner Group, is being honored. Kirschner is only the second manufacturers rep firm principal to ever receive the award. (The previous manufacturers rep firm principal honoree serviced only one beauty retailer.)
Reuben Carranza has joined Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for prestige artist-driven beauty brands, as president of specialty brands. He will oversee the development of several new innovative brands and education platforms that will be launching over the next several years, including a few that will be introduced in 2014.
A group of about 50 VIPs joined Harlan Kirschner of The Kirschner Group—the 2014 salon-industry City of Hope Spirit of Life Award honoree—at the City of Hope Jan. 24 to tour the campus. See the photos below.
[Screen shot courtesy of City of Hope; images 1, 2 and 7 courtesy of City of Hope; all other images by Marc Birenbaum]