Manufacturers and Distributors

Affinage U.S. Education Team Holds Annual Training

The Affinage U.S. education team, led by national education manager Catie Hansen, traveled from all over the country to be in San Diego on Nov. 16-17 for its annual training. Designed to promote team building, the two-day event emphasized new trends and techniques, educator training, product overview and class offerings for 2016 to the nine-person team.  

Manufacturers and Distributors

OPI Announces New Global General Manager, Ron Anderskow

 OPI Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Anderskow as Global General Manager of OPI.  Anderskow will oversee the day-to-day operations of the globally known professional nail brand. He joins Coty after successful International and Domestic general management and sales leadership roles in the beauty, oral care and professional divisions at Procter & Gamble, for nearly 30 years.

Manufacturers and Distributors

Udell Congratulates Albers on His Intrinsics Appointment

Gerry Udell, Inc. recently congratulated David Albers on joining Intrinsics as Sales and Marketing Director.  Intrinsics is a leading manufacturer of cotton coil and other fine fiber products for hair stylists, nail technicians, estheticians and massage therapists.  Gerry Udell states “Dave has a proven track record of success in the Professional Beauty Industry.  He brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the job.”  Udell also notes “His appointment is a sign of Intrinsics’

Manufacturers and Distributors

Soomi Park Joins Kirschner Group International Sales Team

The Kirschner Group, Inc., a worldwide, sales and merchandising organization, representing manufacturers in the professional hair, skin and nail industry, recently announced the addition of Soomi Park to the International sales team as Sales Representative for Korea.  Park has spent over 25 years in the beauty industry. She began her career working as a chemist at Peeres cosmetic company. She transitioned to Chungho Nais cosmetic company focused in marketing.

Manufacturers and Distributors

Oribe Hair Care Launches in Paris at colette

Oribe Hair Care recently announced its launch at Parisian specialty retailer colette, marking the brand’s first presence in France. At the end of November, key staples from the Oribe collection will be available exclusively in France at colette, both in-store and online at The product lineup will include classics such as Dry Texturizing Spray, Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the brand’s signature fragrance Cote D’Azur Hair Refresher.

Industry News

Industry Mourns Jerry Gordon: salon owner, business leader, educator

On November 26, 2015, the industry lost one of its great contributors. Jerry Gordon, co-owner with his wife Karen, of J. Gordon Designs in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, past president of Cosmetologists Chicago, past vice-president of Intercoiffure America/Canada, business leader and educator, died suddenly in his home at age 78.


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