American International Industries

2014: The Year in Review

How well did you follow beauty news this past year? Take our quiz and find out. Have fun!

1.) Sally Beauty Supply celebrated its ...

A. 60th anniversary
B. 50th anniversary
C. 40th anniversary
D. 75th anniversary

2.) For the first time ever, the Professional Beauty Association presented ...

A. a distributor executive conference
B. an event for beauty store owners
C. an executive summit
D. ISSE in Long Beach, California

Ardell Color Impact Lashes in Wine

Two of Ardell’s best-selling lash styles, #110 and Demi Wispies, bring out the natural boldness of eye color while celebrating the 2015 color of the year—Marsala—and add volume to lashes. Visit www.ardelllashes.com.

Seche Gracious and Kind Collection

Seche Gracious and Kind Collection

The holiday-themed nail collection includes Warm Hearted, a rich ruby red crème; Gracious & Kind, a gold-flecked fuchsia shimmer; All Lit Up, a garnet shimmer; Nostalgic, a vivid violet shimmer; Collected Moments, a glistening gold shimmer; and Sparkle, Clink, Kiss, a shimmering gold base with multisize pink foil glitter. Visit www.seche.com.

GiGi GG Cream

GiGi gg Cream

Designed to cover redness and replenish moisture immediately following hair removal, this cream works to nourish skin, adding softness and a glow. It’s formulated with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and caffeine for antiaging benefits. It is lightweight, oil-free, fragrance-free and made for all skin types. Visit www.gigispa.com.

A.I.I.'s China Glaze, Ardell Debut Collections Inspired By Upcoming 3-D Film

A.I.I.'s China Glaze, Ardell Debut Collections Inspired By Upcoming 3-D Film

American International Industries' China Glaze and Ardell brands are partnering with Paramount Pictures to offer exclusive collections of nail polishes and eyelashes inspired by the upcoming film "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" in theaters Dec. 21. In the film, filmmaker James Cameron and writer/director Andrew Adamson invite people on an exciting 3-D adventure.

And the CITY Award Goes to …

Main image: 
Manhattan Penthouse front entrance

The finalists for the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors’ seventh annual CITY (Cosmetic Innovator of The Year) Awards were announced last week.

Unlike the Oscars most years, there isn’t a clear favorite for one CITY nominee to win really big with something—such as five of the prestigious awards.

Nevertheless, please get your ballots out, ladies and gents ...

Here’s who could be winning CITYs—usually, one per category—during the dinner ceremony June 20 at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City along with my picks (not that I have a say in any of this).