Archive for January 14th, 2011

Altair Announces Corporate Change of Ownership and Management

Altair Instruments, a healthcare company and premier manufacturer of crystal-free microdermabrasion products, such as the DiamondTome and Newapeel Aesthetic Exfoliation Systems, announced a corporate change of ownership to Brendalie Acosta and Douglas Walker. Acosta will serve as as the new president and Walker will become the new head of technology development and manufacturing. “We look forward to building on the foundations left by the previous owners to lead Altair into the future,” says Acosta. “I see great potential for our company both domestically and globally. By strengthening our distribution system and enhancing our marketing focus Altair will significantly grow and prosper.” Altair Montecito Bank & Trust (Santa Barbara, CA) provided financial assistance to complete this acquisition.

Millennium’s Be-Cause Movement
Serves Up Beauty Industry Inspiration

The beauty industry is abuzz with the return of the Be-Cause charity event. Founded by Millennium By Harms software, proceeds from the event will go to an aspiring professional in the beauty industry in the form of a full scholarship. “Our intent was to give back to the beauty industry in the form of inspiration,” says Robert Maconi, VP of Business Solutions for Millennium Software “In return we were inspired by hundreds of beauty professionals that are making waves in their communities.” The Be-Cause event proves that those who dream of a profession in the beauty industry have a foundation of hope and support.

The most influential names, such as Ted Gibson and Brigg Van Osten, winner of “Shear Genius 3,” will be in attendance with other industry leaders giving strong support to such an inspiring and motivating cause. Stylist Philip Pelusi is providing the space at Tela Studio’s in New York City’s trendy Meat Packing District. The evening’s festivities will include cocktails, presentations, and a personal goodie bag. The money raised will go to Beauty Changes Lives (BCL), an organization whose goal is to raise funds for scholarship programs for new students and those who want to advance in their careers in the industry. Be-Cause takes place March 5th, the day before IECSC New York and IBS New York. Exclusive invites will be going out soon. For more information, visit

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