Retail specialist Mary Portas topped the bill at salon software brand Phorest’s annual Salon Owners Summit in January in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel. This year’s theme was “teambuilding”, with talks on business growth, customer service, and salon marketing and management, plus plenty of networking time. Other speakers included business trainer Gill Morris and Phorest’s Ronan Percival.
Cosmeceutical skincare brand Skinceuticals held a launch event for its H.A. Intensifier at the Bulgari Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge on January 19. PB’s Georgia Seago attended with Vicky Eldridge, editor of sister mag Aesthetic Medicine, to hear scientific director Megan Manco explain the science behind the hyaluronic acid-boosting serum. Familiar aesthetic industry faces such as EF Medispa’s Esther Fieldgrass were also there.
PB assistant editor Georgia Seago picked up the runner-up award for Best Beauty Trade Journalist at the Johnson & Johnson Awards 2017 on January 25, with the PB team there to celebrate with her. Mary Forester, community editor of sister publication Hairdresser’s Journal, also scooped a runner-up award for Best Established Vlogger. The awards recognise the best in beauty journalism talent across the industry.
Chinese distributor Kelly Professional Nail, which distributes Lash Perfect, Hi Brow and Brow Perfect in China, got a visit from The Eyelash Design Company’s international trainers Natalie Piper and Emma Apps in January. The pair visited Hong Kong to train new brow and lash techs and to give them a preview of the company’s 2017 launches.
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Pro tanning brand Sienna X is giving away a duo of tanning products to 10 readers this month, worth £40.90 each.
Each winner will receive a Q10 Bronzing Mousse and Q10 Tanning Mist. The mousse contains extracts of blackcurrant, babassu and pomegranate with vitamin E and anti-ageing Q10 to nourish skin during tanning. It has a deep guide colour and is bo.led in an aerosol can to keep the product fresh. For a quick way to keep a glowing tan topped up, the easy-to-apply mist develops in four to eight hours and has a 360-degree nozzle and instant guide colour.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply email your name, address, company and job title to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2017.