The International Salon and Spa Expo, held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Long
Beach Convention Center in Southern California, attracted more than
30,000 beauty professionals—an increase from 2008 attendance, according
to organizers. The expo, which focuses on trends in beauty treatments,
products and business management, featured 440 exhibitors and classes
on hair, skin, nails, massage therapy and business practices. One
significant first for the show was the participation of the National
Latino Cosmetology Association. ISSE was sponsored by the Professional
Beauty Association, a group of salons and spas, distributors and
manufacturers. For more information on ISSE and other PBA events, visit
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.