Archive for April 13th, 2010

Kahina Giving Beauty Helps Support Berber Women

Berber women of Morocco welcome Katharine L'Heureux by tattooing her hands with henna.

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting Katharine L’Heureux, the founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, a line of organic skincare products based on 100 percent organic argan oil sourced from the women’s cooperatives of Morocco. Not only are her products amazing, but also 25 percent of her company’s profits go to the Berber women of Morocco who hand extract the argan oil using centuries-old techniques passed down the rough generations. The money raised is dedicated to literacy education and women’s rights programs. “These women can’t even write their own names, yet they produce the most amazing product,” says L’Heureux. “It occurred to me that I could help them while creating a skincare line that really works and that women can feel good about buying.”

The line is currently being carried in spas across the country, including International Orange (San Francisco) and various Exhale locations. To find out more about the product line and how Katharine is helping a great cause, click here.

IECSC Las Vegas Prepares to Shine

By Guest Blogger | Apr 13, 2010

The 19th annual International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) Las Vegas will be held April 24-26, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Professionals from around the world will convene at the world’s largest spa event to see an array of exhibitors/manufacturers, experience the latest products and services, and learn about the newest and exciting techniques.

“After record breaking success at IECSC New York six weeks ago, we are looking forward to a great Las Vegas event,” says Dana Lupton, vice president of the spa industry group at Questex Media. The Las Vegas show promises to be a high caliber event for all spa and medical spa industry professionals with more than 600 skincare and wellness companies showcasing the latest trends, techniques and products in the industry, including  aromatherapy, cosmetics, facial treatments, laser equipment, massage, spa equipment, skincare products, microdermabrasion equipment, massage products, and more.

Daily admission tickets include admission to the Spa Business Conference, which is comprised of four tracks—Spa Management, Sole Practitioner/Small Business, Makeup, and Wellness—as well as access to more than 100 free manufacturer classes. In addition, IECSC Las Vegas offers a comprehensive paid education program with specialized conferences such as: an Advanced Business Seminar – Your Profitable American Spa and Medical Aesthetics Education, as well as Advanced Education, ASTECC and CIDESCO USA Workshops.

IECSC Las Vegas is co-located with the International Beauty Show (IBS) – Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Hair and nail professionals will have the opportunity to visit a dynamic tradeshow floor as well as see live mainstage demonstrations by reknowned artists including Dee Adames, Nick Arrojo, Mike Karg, Martin Parsons, Marco Pelusi, and more. IECSC ticket holders are granted free admission to the IBS Las Vegas tradeshow floor.

For more information and to register to attend, please visit

Alyssa Harmon, Marketing Manager, Questex Media

Celebrate Spa Week with $50
Treatments at Participating Spas

It’s Spa Week in select cities throughout the country, which means now is the perfect opportunity to check out that spa you’ve been hearing so much about. From April 12 through 18, spa-goers can take advantage of $50 spa treatments at participating spas. Last week, I attended the Spa Week Media Event in New York City, where I was able to experience a variety of treatments that left me hungry for more. One treatment offered that you probably won’t find on a menu anytime soon is the PitiCure from Dove Deodorant. Designed to keep underarms looking and feeling fresh, it involves an exfoliation of the area followed by an application of Dove Deodorant. No matter what treatment you may be craving, there’s no better time to see what the competition has to offer.

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