The first in a mini series for you fine folks about the products that I purchased while at Cosmoprof NA this last while.
The Boutique is a unique forum for people who are curious about trying a certain product, whether it is skin care, hair care or nail care! Then they wrap it all up nicely in a lovely tin box with a handle!
The Boutique is set up with large cubicles filled with products that can be retrieved from the bottom.
There is a $10 donation (which is then turned over to City of Hope) that allows you to choose 7 of the 20 products.
I was super excited to see that one of the product choices was from “Invisi-bobble.” I had just spent a good 20 minutes watching as their gal transformed people’s regular pony tails and pinned up hair do’s into very becoming hairstyles! All with just this little gadget!
This is also the perfect hair accessory for those of us folks that hate having to pull out elastics, even the coated ones, from your hair. Especially after working out where you are sweaty and hot.
These lovely things simply sliiidddee out of your hair. And the cool thing about them is that if you have longer hair, you can do fabulous and easy up do’s and pony tails with just one Invisibobble.
Here is a example from their website!
You can see lovely styles on line at http://www.invisibobble.com/ Click on the little arrow inside the pink Invisibobble to see the video on how to do this style!
Thank you card from my purchase at the Boutique, Cosmoprof NA
If you are interested in learning more about the National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center called City of Hope you can go to http://www.cityofhope.org/
Cosmoprof North America was a full and busy event for me this year. I have many stories to tell and some great products to review as well!
One of the greatest events that I attended was the inaugural Beauty Pitch held on Sunday Morning July 12th at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
With over 1,300 attendees I would say that the event was a success for it’s first go!
Breakfast was served while the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) spoke about the efforts in process to help combat de-regulation and other ventures to keep our industry professional.
PBA and Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) featured this live event in which five finalists had 3 minutes to “pitch” their product and then took questions from the panel. Panellists included Neil Parmar, Journalist at INC.com, Melissa Goldstein, Beauty & Lifestyle Director at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, along with John Paul Dejoria with Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Tequila.
Finally, Mark Cuban rounded out the panel.
A quote to further explain to concept of Beauty Pitch
“Beauty Pitch shines a spotlight on what the beauty industry is all about – innovation, determination and the entrepreneurial spirit. It was exciting and inspiring to watch these companies pitch their hearts out for a chance to win resources that will help them continue to grow,” said PBA Executive Director, Steve Sleeper. “Beauty Pitch is an exciting addition to all that takes place at PBA Beauty Week and Cosmoprof North America. We’re already looking forward to next year, and thinking about what we can do to expand our reach.”
There was a question and answer portion of the event prior to the presentations made by the five finalist.
Questions posed to both Mark Cuban and John Paul Dejoria about how they felt the industry was evolving and how to conquer the new challenges seen in the beauty industry were answered with confirmation from them both to keep your passion and love for your product at the forefront.
John Paul Dejoria said that no matter if they close 50 doors on you, your business success depends on your passion for that product driving you on to the next door and then the next door. Until those doors stay open for you and your product.
The opportunity to become a finalist was given to both up and coming as well as established business. The top five finalists were selected by a panel of judges that consisted of industry professionals, program hosts and investors including Scott Buchanan, Scott J Salon & Spa; Katie Fitzgerald, CircleUp; John Heffner, The Drybar; Harlan Kirschner, The Kirschner Group; Diane Miles, TSG Consumer Partners; Daniela Ciocan, Cosmoprof North America; Charu Siri, Wall Street Journal & CNN; and Steve Sleeper, PBA.
The five finalists that participated in Beauty Pitch are as follows:
100% Pure, 18.21 Man Made, Hair Construction, LightStim and Zenagen.
The grand prize consisted of a one-year mentorship with Shark Tank star, Mark Cuban, offered to 100% Pure. A cosmetics and beauty product company that has figured out how to stabilize fruit pigments in cosmetics for a 100% Pure product.
Susie Wang and Ric Kostick
Other prizes included cash infusions from TSG of $10,000 to 100% Pure and highlighted the company as a future potential investment candidate. Additionally, CircleUP selected 100% Pure and LightStim as potential candidates for future investments.
As well, 18.21 Man Made, a man’s beauty care all in one product with a unique scent beat out the finalists and was picked as the Audience Choice Award. They also sell the scent by itself. With innovative packaging and a great product these boys delivered a great presentation.
The boys and the brains behind the newest men’s care line “18.21 man made”
The company will receive an exhibit space at CPNA 2016 and a one-year PBA membership. The winner was chosen via live polling during the event.
For additional details and photos, visit beautypitch.com/ and follow #BeautyPitch for updates
Well, this week is being spent making dates and setting up interview times for a couple of events that are very exciting.
A fun one that I am going to attend is tonight at FIZZ Champagne Lounge in Caesars Palace here in Las Vegas.
Hosted by Ava Rose Agency with friends and part of the Jet Setter Life (A lifestyle affair by DLXVRSN), tonight’s event is a “White Party.”
With music brought to us by Las Vegas DJ Anatolie to groove with, it should turn out to be a lot of fun.
I look forward to some good networking and seeing all the lovely people dressed in white! I will post pictures in a following post.
The other thing I am getting ready for is Cosmoprof NA that is being held here in Las Vegas July 12 – 14th at the Mandalay Bay convention center. Hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and brought to you by Cosmoprof this is the place with
three full days of meetings, learning and networking. It’s where the beauty industry comes together!
I will have a busy schedule with interviews set up with new companies in technology, where I will get to chat with existing companies such Valentino Beauty Pure, OPI, & Jessica as well as looking forward to seeing some ground breaking products due to come on the market.