This year the IBS and IECSC shows were simply the best ever! The snow stayed away and the sun shined down on the Javits Center for all three beauty-filled days. Anybody who is anybody in the salon, spa and medi-spa business filled the classrooms hungry for what is new, hot and to learn some new tricks! Some of my classrooms lined the walls and floor beyond the seats.
The show floor was like a candy store filled with clippers, brushes, sprays and gorgeous hair accessories. As in shows before Moroccanoil took over the floor with a sea of blue bags with orange lettering—their signature packaging. I picked up some beautiful gems to retail to my clients and wear in my hair, too.
On the spa/salon show, side (it’s two great shows next to each other) there was a new kid on the block, Farm House Fresh, with their creams and soothing skin potions that are Oprah Winfrey's and Courtney Cox’s favorite beauty products. Now, we too can sell a piece of celebrity faves to our clients.
Spray tanning and makeup continue to soar in popularity. Pencil Me in Cosmetics featured an array of goods for your clients skin filled with vitamin E. I fell in love with the pencils with a sparkle. Like diamonds for the eyes . . . great for proms and wedding clientele. Kryolan had tons of new beauty products. Some not to miss are the Rio eye collection and the “Dancing with the Stars” iconic Shimmering Event Foundation.
Crown Brushes were pretty in pink and purple for nails and face. Brushes by Karen featured a wonderful mineral powder called Luscious that made my face look amazing. They also have a Sun face powder to protect against the sun's harmful that you brush on!
Clarisonic is taking over the beauty universe with new sonicare technology and delivery system. We can take our clients eyes from tired to tantalizing in minutes with their new Sonic Opal system. The Clarisonic face cleanser brush is electric beauty at it’s best. My skin and my client’s skin are addicted to it.
The next stop IBS Las Vegas! If you missed New York or want another show to inspire you and irresistible show deals, join us. The economy is not shining brightly on all of our businesses but you can refresh, revitalize and make your business or services glow again. Come join the excitement, reserve your room, and buy your ticket to future success.
Noreen Young is professional makeup artist; internationally known speaker; and author of two books, three DVD’s and a motivational CD.