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Industry News
EducatioNail returns to Professional Beauty Cape Town
Worldwide wellness initiative launches All wellness-related properties around the world are invited to register online for World Wellness Weekend in order to showcase the talent and passion of their teams, by organising fun and creative wellness activities free of charge to the public, on 22 and 23 September, 2018.  More
L’Oréal one of World’s Most Ethical Companies For the ninth year, French cosmetics giant L’Oréal, owner of Nyx Professional Make-up, Decléor, Essie and Redken among many other brands, has been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, a ranking compiled by the Ethisphere Institute. More
An exciting, hands-on session entitled ‘New Dimensions in Nail Design’ will be presented by the award-winning Nadia Erasmus on the morning of Sunday, 4 March at The Lookout (V&A Waterfront), as part of Professional Beauty Cape Town’s EducatioNail workshop. More
Sorbet launches make-up line
Cape industry turns out for Professional Beauty The Cape Town Professional Beauty Show took place at The Lookout on the Waterfront this past weekend and was judged to be a great success.  More
The South African Sorbet Group, known for its vast chain of Sorbet beauty and nail salons, Dry Bars and men’s grooming salons, has launched its own make-up brand. More
An exciting, hands-on session entitled ‘New Dimensions At a recent meeting in Rome hosted by global medical aesthetic device company, Venus Concept, the prestigious trophy for Best Overall Performance in 2017 for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region was presented to Venus Concept Africa. More
Kryolan issues counterfeit product alert
Hilltop Spa wins World Spa & Wellness Award The Hilltop Spa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has won the World Spa & Wellness Award for Resort Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa. More
The management at Kryolan Professional Make-up has noted an increase in the presence of counterfeit Kryolan products on the market. More
CIDESCO extends qualifications framework map The World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy, CIDESCO, is now mapped to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF). More
Winner of NailFile Design Challenge announced
GMP expands ambit In its mission to increase the number of appropriately skilled spa professionals around the world, the Global Mentorship Program (GMP) has expanded its operations to include hospitality professionals, consultants and product house representatives. More
Pretoria-based nail tech, Debora Franks, has won NailFile’s first ever Photographic Nail Design Challenge, themed ‘Pop Art’. More
GWD Kids Project launches Global Wellness Day (GWD), an entirely not-for-profit, volunteer social event held in 100 different countries each year on the second Saturday in June to raise awareness towards living well, has announced a special focus on children in 2018. More
Elemis targets the maturing millennial
Business Beauty Bosses launches in SA A large contingent of salon owners convened in Sandton to attend the recent first-ever Business Beauty Bosses event in South Africa, hosted by Brisbane-based Aamena Nathie. More
Elemis head of international training, Nicci Anstey, and international business manager, Justine Noone, visited The Prestige Cosmetics Group (PCG) in Johannesburg on 19 March to launch three new products in the Superfood skincare range. More
Mbuli partners with Eau Thermale Avène  Leading French dermo-cosmetic brand, Eau Thermale Avène South Africa, has announced a partnership with well-known and much-loved South African TV presenter, actress and author, Bonnie Mbuli, who will become the Eau Thermale Avène South Africa Brand Ambassador.  More
The real value of brand value
My Expressions salon franchise launches SME Insider reports that the My Expressions hair salon franchise, recently launched in Soweto’s Vilakazi Street, is set to empower female entrepreneurs in the townships. More
The challenges that beauty (and personal care) brands face are a perfect microcosm of the challenges that all brands are facing today. More
Skincare goes the DNA route South African cosmeceutical skincare brand optiphi has partnered with DNAlysis Biotechnology to offer clients a comprehensive skincare treatment plan unique to their skin’s DNA. More
Honing skills at Professional Beauty Durban
VAT increase set to affect beauty industry South African beauty salons and spas are likely to feel the adverse effects of the 1% increase in VAT (Value Added Tax), from 14% to 15%, which kicked in as of 1 April, resulting in an enforced increase in both treatment and retail prices, as well as supplies. More
The most popular aesthetic treatments for the higher photo types, top power skincare ingredients, and the benefits of facial cupping comprise the Advanced Aesthetics Workshop, which runs on 20 May at Professional Beauty Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. More
The next frontier in fragrance? Tel Aviv-based cosmetics company, Amkiri Ltd has launched what it terms ‘the world’s first ever visual fragrance technology’. More
Top spa professionals to speak at WSWC
Nail World returns for ‘Winter Solstice’ Following on from the success of its inaugural Nail World event held last year, Twincare International, distributor of ibd and Artistic Nail Design, will host the 2018 event at its head office in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, on 25 June. More
A number of top spa professionals have already confirmed their participation as speakers at the World Spa & Wellness Convention (WSWC), which takes place on 2 & 3 September at Gallagher Convention Centre, running alongside the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo. More
J-beauty hot on heels of K-beauty The world’s current obsession with all things K-beauty (i.e. Korean skincare products) may soon be overtaken by Japanese skincare brands (i.e.J-beauty), according to Global Cosmetics News. More
Cape Town 4 - 5 March 2018 Durban 20 May 2018 Johannesburg 2 - 3 September 2018 Education - Innovation - Inspiration