2013 Sponsors

2013 Sponsors

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Audi Henderson
At Audi Henderson, our goal is to provide our customers with a level of service that is unmatched in the Automotive Industry. Whether it’s sales or service, parts or accessories, we strive to do our best for you on each and every visit. Our state-of-the-art facility is a work of art in itself. Our vehicles are some of the finest in the world and our passion for what we do is obvious from the moment you set foot in our store. Stop buy Audi Henderson today and experience why we are one of the leading Audi dealerships in the country.

Boom Boom Brow Bar
BOOM BOOM is obsessed with brows and sees no reason why everyone shouldn’t have thick gorgeous eyebrows…after all, they are the most important feature on your face. She will never grow old, only GRAND, and in her heart of hearts, she knows there’s no such thing as natural beauty. So, when she heard herself asking, “Are you there God, it’s me, Boom Boom?” she decided not to believe in thin brows or thin women…but she does believe a perfectly done brow is an instant eyelift – no Botox necessary! BOOM BOOM wants waxing to be fun, LOVING and affordable for everyone!

Candy Coat Beauty
Candy Coat Beauty has combed the globe for the absolute best natural ingredients to produce superior & unique products that reveal your beauty with unparalleled results. Scent, texture, and performance are paramount and the experience is addictive. Candy Coat makes waxing sweet!

City Color Cosmetics
City Color Cosmetics is a beauty company, which features high quality cosmetics without the high prices. We offer hundreds of amazing products, such as eye shadows, blushes, cheek stain, bronzers, body shimmers, lipsticks, lip glosses, mascara, mineral foundations, concealer, eyeliners, nail polish, beauty kits and more! City Color Cosmetics first debuted our products directly to consumers at IMATS LA 2013, one of the largest beauty tradeshows, where we were able to feature our newest beauty items and announce our e-commerce website launch.

City Color Cosmetics has developed a Prestige Retailer Program, where salons, fashion stores, beautician schools, and cosmetic vendors can supply City Color Cosmetics in their businesses. Also, we now carry selected products in national retail chain stores at popular demand. We pride ourselves on giving our City Color Cosmetics customers’ products they can feel good about wearing and not have to spend a fortune to look that way.

Cortex Professional
Established in 2004, Cortex is the leader in hair expression, providing the most advanced collection of beauty and hair care products for both professional and home use. Headquartered in Miami, Florida and serving customers around the world, Cortex offers a full line of superior products for hair care, including a wide range of premium flat irons, blow dryers, a traveler collection, accessories, shampoo, conditioner and more. Don’t just style your hair. Express it, with Cortex.

At Davines, we dare to do what we believe in and, rather than conforming to the mainstream, allow intuition to pave our path. This gives us the freedom to develop concepts and products that are original, authentic, and emotionally connected with people. Our work is a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science, people and spirit. It is what enables us to create what we call life-enhancing projects.

More than two decades later, the Davines community spans over 75 countries, thousands of salons and hundreds upon hundreds of passionate hairdressers. Although we continue to grow, with headquarters in Parma, New York City, Paris, London and Mexico City, our roots are firmly planted in our beginnings as a family-owned research laboratory guided by the same desire for quality products with an authentic approach and timeless appeal.

From a small NYC startup to one of the fastest growing companies in the cosmetic
industry, Doucce is quickly becoming the preferred brand for makeup artists and
fashionable women everywhere.
Though Doucce was born in New York, it’s name was inspired by the French word“douce”, which means new and elegant. With a touch of French luxury and upscaleNew York fashion, Doucce provides a sense of youth and luxury that’s untouched.Our high quality, elegant products empower women to highlight their unique sense of beauty and attractiveness. The combination of stylish colors and advanced formulas are combined with sleek designs that put Doucce in a class of its own. Doucce not only appeals to women, it touches their hearts. Give your look the beauty that onlookers will envy. You deserve the best that today’s decorative cosmetics can offer.

The pre-wash treatment spray that makes all hair types feel ten years younger with 12 incredible transforming benefits.


Enzo Milano
The ENZO Milano brand is one that has been built around a combined focus on creating the most glamorous in red carpet looks through the best in advanced technology. Once a premier brand used by stylists in the entertainment industry and on fashion runways, today, ENZO Milano products are available to pros and beauty enthusiasts alike.

Foil It
Foil It Hair Coloring Foil meets the needs of any and all salon professionals, with over 30 product variations to choose from. All foils are available in a variety of different thicknesses and colors that give technicians even more options. And if that wasn’t enough? Custom sizes, colors and logo printing are available upon request.

Since 1907, Fromm has provided state of the art beauty tools and sales-focused customer solutions. Fromm International has created lasting relationships with distributors across the world. Our keen customer focus delivers superior results. Customized planograms, store systems, private label product opportunities, quality products, and award-winning packaging design translate into measurable gains for customers.

GKhair is much more than just a name. It’s a brand with a promise. A promise that your hair needs will be fulfilled. GKhair invests heavily in research and development to continually advance the science of hair to deliver new and innovative products. Whatever your desires may be, GKhair is the experience your hair needs.

Hattori Hanzo Shears
Our aim at Hattori Hanzo Shears is to provide you with the best professional japanese shears (hair scissors) in the world. Our blades are computer engineered and hand finished with the finest Japanese steel. We have created the perfect mix of alloys, which allow the shears to hold their edge while maintaining silky smooth operation. Our payment programs make owning such a high quality shear more affordable than ever!

Hikari Scissors
Over 40 years ago, after two decades of research and development, Fukutaro Takahashi, the founder of Hikari, introduced the Precision Convex Edge. This new blade design revolutionized the concept of cutting sharpness and accuracy. Though imitated by many companies, it has yet to be duplicated. That is why Hikari customers continue to tell us that “nothing cuts like a Hikari”. All Hikari scissors feature Precision Convex Blades and Vacuum Heat Tempered Alloys. These alloys result in characteristics of strength and resiliency, providing years of enjoyment as they “melt” through the hair time and time again. The quality and performance of Hikari scissors surpasses all other companies.

Hot Tools
#1 Brand of styling tools in the professional beauty industry.

Hoyu Professional
With a century of research creating the hair colors of the future, Hoyu, a premier hair coloring company, has not only earned the largest market share in Japan, but is also one of the leading providers of hair color and hair care products in more than 70 countries worldwide. At Hoyu, we believe in providing high-quality products. We must be the first to create and maintain values for the hair color and hair care market. “The color you want, when you want it.”

A commitment to imagination and 3-dimensional care and style. A renewed focus on hair as art. A re:life that embraces the worlds influences and showcases them in packaging, products, practices, collections and in the ever-evolving, shifting perception of beauty. I.C.O.N. has always been about the art of dressing hair. We understand its power; we live and breathe its responsibility. It is about making you feel good about making hair better, sexier. With touch therapy, regimedies, cocktails and liquid fashion; with states; with education.

Icon Shears
Icon Shears was founded on January 1st 2010. Ali Bokhari is the founder and owner of Icon Shears. Mr.Ali purchased two factories that he merged together, he wanted to to apply the same principals as his existing company which is to provide a good quality product at an affordable price. We manufacture hair cutting shears with deep care focusing on durability and longer operational life. The steel used is top quality and manufacturing process is closely supervised to ensure quality production. When you use our shears, you will discover that it is possible to acquire dependable quality shears at prices much lower than other brands in today’s market. Icon Shears mission is to give students the opportunity to reach their career goals in the field of cosmetology by providing them with a good quality product at a price they can afford and the knowledge needed to build a successful business.

Kelly Cardenas Salon
Kelly Cardenas is taking it upon himself and his team to give the hair industry a complete make over. From his work in his salons to his ever expanding educational work both in the US and overseas, he is infusing the industry with excitement and professionalism. With his sights set on opening another 100+ salons in the next 10 years, his legions of fans including John Paul Dejoria, owner of Paul Mitchell, are incredibly excited. Kelly sees the industry as his blank canvas and the industry professionals are excited for the masterpiece he’ll create.

L.A. Girl
In the age of do-it-yourself beauty, L.A. Girl Cosmetics bring the creativity of a Manicurist and Makeup Artist directly to you with products such as Splatter Nail Polish (urban rebellion in a bottle!) and the incredibly smooth and waterproof Glide Eye Pencil (offered in 19 shades!). On par with high-end trends, L.A. Girl Cosmetics offer superior quality and unique designs. The astonishing selection of nail polish collections alone, provides endless gratification to even the most selective nail art aficionados. From your mood to your style, accentuate your individualism with the entire lineup of cosmetics. Apply your favorite L.A. Girl product to unleash the Los Angeles vibe!

Lamborghini Las Vegas
Lamborghini Las Vegas in Henderson, NV treats the needs of each individual client with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a performance and exotic automobile specialist we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time.

L’BRI Pure n’ Natural
L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL provides quality, aloe-based skin care, beauty care, and nutritional products at affordable prices while sharing the joy of positive, healthy living. Beautiful and healthy skin does not just happen. Skin deserves to be pampered, protected, and nourished with a daily regimen that leads to a youthful, glowing complexion. Aloe Vera makes the difference and that is why Aloe is the First Ingredient in our complete line of Skin Care products. Using products that contain proven healing ingredients, such as Aloe, can be extremely beneficial to skin. Aloe, known as nature’s pharmacy, provides 75 nutrients, 200 active compounds, 20 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins.

Founded in 1998 by Linda and Brian Kaminski, L’BRI is headquartered in Mukwonago, Wisconsin and markets the products through a national network of several thousand independent Consultants.

LeChat Nails
Our cutting edge team of designers, educators, and nail professionals are always striving for excellence. Providing quality products, efficient customer service, and paving the way toward product development and continuous growth. Our inspiration, creativity, and innovations are what set us apart from the rest as trendsetters. We’re not just another manufacturer, but a true partner and friend in the nail industry.

We offer a superior line of nail care products available through our many full service beauty distributors that include the finest salons, spas, beauty supply stores. Click below to find the location nearest you.

MAKA Beauty Systems
Family owned and operated since 1991, MAKA is the largest independently owned distributor in the southwestern US. We are proud to provide the professional brands you trust for your services, and our number one goal is to ensure you have what you need, when and where you need it! At MAKA we believe in the power of the professional salon industry to change lives for the better, and we are committed to investing in tools and resources that will ensure the long term success of our today’s beauty professional, as well as those who will shape the future of our industry.

Mermaid Extension Care
Mermaid Extension Care was created by hair stylists who specialize in extensions. Our clients had been asking for a professional line of products that would not harm their extensions. The problem is, most shampoo and conditioners on the market today contain silicones, oils and sulfates. These ingredients can cause the adhesive bonding materials to break down, causing extensions to come loose and fall out prematurely. We researched and tested until we found the perfect combination of ingredients to produce Mermaid Extension Care Shampoo and Conditioner. We are proud to say they are organic, sulfate and paraben free. They are 100% vegan and have a tropical coconut scent.

Muk Haircare
MUK, born in Australia in 2006, is a professional haircare range that offers stylists and consumers:
- Unique, simple to understand products
- Ingredients and technology that works
- Instant results
- Value for money

Cheeky marketing and sexy product names like ‘Filthy muk’ ‘Kinky muk’, ’Fat muk’ and ‘Hot muk,’ muk are hitting a chord with consumers ready to break out of the boring world of “me too” products. It’s also challenging the foundations of market leaders. With a rapidly growing international distribution and a rising reputation, muk can be found in salons in Australia, the UK, USA, Canada, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Norway, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa and Iceland.

In 2012 muk sponsored New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and celebrity stylists have caught onto these award-winning products.

NLCA – National Latino Cosmetology Association
Welcome to the NLCA National Latino Cosmetology Association. Our association is dedicated to providing valuable resources and services to Latino beauty industry professionals and businesses. We look forward to helping every NLCA member enhance their professional knowledge, business growth, and career focus in the beauty industry.

Red Cherry Lashes
Red Cherry Lashes aim to enhance beauty by offering lashes for every lifestyle.

With over a hundred different varieties, the product ranges from natural to dramatic to intense styles. The quality has remained unquestioned throughout the years, as the 100% human hair eyelashes are still worn and loved all over the world. Affordable, comfortable, and something to brag about… What more could one want?

Rock Your Hair
Based in Malibu, California, Rock Your Hair is the latest big thing in the world of professional hair care. Designed by the founder of Big Sexy Hair, LA celebrity stylist Michael O’Rourke, Rock Your Hair delivers big volume and endless styling capabilities combining ingredient technologies that protect and repair hair from damage brought on by flat irons and chemical processes. All products are sulfate and paraben free and safe for all hair types.

Motivating, creative, passionate, energetic, inspiring… these are just a few thoughts that come to mind at the mention of Sam Villa’s name. Known as the Hairdressers hairdresser, Sam has been chosen as the industry’s Favorite Platform Artist and Educator at the prestigious Stylist Choice Awards in 2007, 2011 and again in 2012. Sam possesses a unique blend of technical and artistic skills — and a contagious spirit that draws people in and makes them want to learn.

Schwarzkopf Professional
Dedicated to creativity, Schwarzkopf Professional is built on a trusted foundation of expertise and quality. With 111 years of innovation to celebrate you can expect a global dynamic presence that keeps the hairdresser at its heart. Creating professional partnerships is at the core of what we do, it’s our philosophy and our point of difference. Staying ahead of the game and meeting the needs of an increasingly sophisticated client base demands total commitment to our partner, the hairdresser. We believe in a passion shared – a passion for hair. We believe in true partnerships – a two-way relationship for life.

Sequence Hair Systems

We are forward thinking. We develop innovative and professional products using the latest, cutting-edge technologies’ available. We are a passionate. We touch, move and inspire the professional stylists and educators into greatness. We are trendsetters. We want to revolutionize the hair industry by designing premium quality products with the stylist in mind. We are committed. We equip stylist behind the chair with top performing tools and products that create outstanding results and showcase creativity. We pride ourselves on engineering a world-class line of professional products and appliances that yields beautiful and healthy hair. Sequence, “where envy comes from”.

Sexy Hair
As a leading California-based professional brand, Sexy Hair Concepts connects people around the world through the energy of creativity; self expression and education. Sexy Hair brings to life the irresistible experience of a sexier look and lifestyle.

Shades by Gal
Designed for all women, skin tones and skin shades and reminds them that their past does not determine their future with unique packaging and a variety of shade. It is an eye catching, bold, rich, easy to apply cosmetic line in which every woman on any budget can enjoy high-quality, custom-made products infused with antioxidants and vitamins, which enhance true beauty and nourish the skin.Shades by Gal is a collection of foundations, powders and concealers of color to the eyes, cheeks and lips, which allows women to easily create the look they want for any occasion or mood.

Stila Cosmetics
Stila is the carefree, whimsical cosmetics brand that is as fun as fantasy, as individual as a signature and as inspiring as a dream. Every day is a day to create a new story and put your best face forward. You are your own artist. Celebrate your individual style.

Street Label Los Angeles
Street Label was conceptualized by Arthur Revant in 2009 following decades of industry experience and a lifelong pursuit of the truest avenue for creative expression. Arthur is founder and creative director; his unique vision shapes every aspect of the brand, of which the values of beauty, comfort and quality are held as the highest standards.

The vision for the next generation of jeans began to evolve as Arthur’s fascination with streets and the sensory stories they tell emerged into design. This prompted the official founding of Street Label in 2010.
Since then, Arthur’s vision has been extremely well received. Street Label is represented in three major showrooms in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago, and can be found in retail stores across the United States. The vibrant and relevant esthetic of Street Label will build into a lifestyle brand including tops, bags, shoes, accessories, perfume and more. Arthur continues to invent each season with the renewing energy of spring, his designs always speaking to the ever-changing beauty and style of the streets.

Te Trade Foundation
The Trade Foundation exists to fight global sexual slavery and exploitation by teaching women how to cut & style hair. This training establishes micro economies, which allow women to leave behind lives of prostitution, abuse, and extreme poverty. The social and economic impact is absolutely life changing for these women as they develop a new set of skills as well as the sense of dignity and self respect that comes with them. In addition to hair & make-up instruction, we train our students how to run a small business and add value to their surrounding communities.

TIGI Professional
It’s about progression. Keeping the art of hairdressing fresh. Dynamic. Alive. Balancing expression and invention – with the skills and precise technical understanding that set creativity free. Creative Intelligence has led us to develop specialist products – tools that encourage creativity. Brands that hairdressers and consumers love. Creative Intelligence has shown us that hairdressing is key to progressing the art and craft of hairdressing. Keeping it fresh. Alive. Creative Intelligence drives everything we do – and who we do it for.


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american-salonAt 134 years old, American Salon is the most respected publication brand in the professional beauty industry. It boasts the largest and most targeted circulation of any magazine in its category. Published monthly in print, it is the official trade magazine for members of the National Cosmetology Association (NCA). You can view our print content online at www.americansalonmag.com or subscribe to our print publication.



premiere-orl-logoPremiere Orlando is the leading professional’s only beauty show which caters to a national and international audience. Attendees benefit from a range of education and exhibitors including: hair cutting/ styling, hair color, extensions, nail design, skincare, makeup, massage, salon/spa management tools, and more. On the Main Stage leaders of the beauty industry present the latest trends and products. On the Hair Color Stage modern and innovative hair color techniques are presented. Lastlye, on the Esthetics Demonstration Stage, the spa industry can learn about the recently developed techniques in skincare and makeup.



IBSLasVegasIBS Las Vegas is the fastest growing beauty event in the nation and attracts more than 19,000 salon owners and beauty professionals who attend to enhance their careers, gain experience and purchase products!



ibs-logoThe International Beauty Show is the top trade show for members of the professional beauty industry. the show is for beauty professionals only and is not open to the general public. The show’s main objective is to educate, in effect opening new doors for beauty professionals.

“How many people attend IBS New York each year?”
Over 61,000 beauty professionals attend IBS New York.


DailyNailsDaily Nails offers the most up-to-date, compelling, and relevant tutorials, business news, and inspirational ideas in one easy-to-use place, allowing you to connect to the sites you want without the hassle of searching through hundreds of sites. Daily Nails delivers the most exciting, creative, and innovative news and advancements in nailcare in a really fun way. We thrive on serving and informing nail stylists, artists, technicians, manicurists, pedicurists, and nail enthusiasts in a fun and informative way.