Redken Laboratories, founded in 1960, is a company built from the inspiration of a dynamic, entrepreneurial American actress named Paula Kent.
Frequent chemical services and style changes were routine for any aspiring actress of her day, but Paula was extra sensitive to many of the products used by the hairdressers and make-up artists. She felt continually frustrated that no one could explain why the products were irritating. Necessity is the mother of invention, and Paula realized that working with professional hairdressers, she could help millions of other people also wanting high performance products that were gentle.
Paula Kent and her hairdresser, Jheri Redding (thus the name "REDKEN") began with three products and an intensive education program for hairdressers about the chemistry of hair and skin. The formulas were developed based on three principles:
Protein technology (since hair is composed primarily of protein)
An acidic pH of 4.5-5.5, complimenting the natural pH of the hair and skin
Products recommended exclusively by licensed cosmetologists in professional salons
By 1965, Paula had full ownership of Redken Laboratories, based in California. During the '70s and '80s, the company was a leader in product technology in the US and abroad. In 1993, L'Oreal purchased Redken and now its headquarters are on 5th Avenue NYC. Today, Redken is a global leader in professional haircare products and services. The company is energized with talented people, strong partnerships with the best hairdressers, and superior Research and Development. Redken products are now available in professional beauty salons in over 50 countries.
BEAUTY POWERED BY SCIENCE
Beginning in 1960, Redken revolutionized the professional salon business by introducing the concept of protein reconditioning. Based on evidence that hair is composed primarily of proteins, and can absorb topically applied proteins, Redken developed new protein based products. Salons were suddenly able to condition hair internally and for the long-term rather than solely camouflage damage.
Redken soon began to develop patented protein technologies and now holds over 60 global patents on products and ingredients. In fact, Redken's two latest patents for protein technology are the basis for our haircare and styling lines.
Patent #6,015,574 was issued for Redken's exclusive Interbond Conditioning System. An integral part of Redken's haircare collection, it provides simple solutions to specific needs by carrying highly specialized ingredients to the hair. These ingredients help transform the hair's inner structure while dramatically improving its outer appearance.
Patent #6,013,250 was issued for Redken's new 3D Repair Complex, which is in the EXTREME line of haircare products. Delivered by the Interbond Conditioning System, the 3D Repair Complex includes proteins, ceramide and natural lipids to help provide internal strength, cuticle reinforcement and protective resurfacing to distressed hair.
FOR THE FUTURE...
Our commitment to formulate scientifically superior products for the global salon community continues, and as we forge ahead in the millennium, our awareness of fashion, street trends and modern hair needs will only enhance our scientific strength.
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The Lano Company, more commonly known by it’s two sub-brands, Pure Cosmetics and Pure Lano Natural Skincare has officially added Mirabella Beauty to its cosmetics portfolio. With the addition of Mirabella Beauty to The Lano Company’s already thriving brand repertoire, The Lano Company will now fulfill its mission to offer a full range of cosmetics and beauty products while continuing to expand Mirabella Beauty’s present relationships, grow new business and offer innovative new designs and products in the upcoming seasons.
The Lano Company strives to continually create cosmetics and skincare, that are free from parabens, talc and gluten, while maintaining the integrity and performance of each product. Mirabella Beauty holds similar standards of excellence in regards to ingredients which is just another reason why both Miranda and Layne feel confident that Mirabella Beauty slide seamlessly into The Lano Company’s budding brand portfolio.
Our brand philosophy is:
TRUE TO YOU – Be comfortable, confident and beautiful in your personal makeup style.
NO IMITATIONS – We promise to provide products that perform. Mirabella is a curated collection of beauty products...the best of the best. No fillers or substitutes.
BEAUTY IS A LIFESTYLE – We believe that products can be fashion forward but also good for you. Our entire product lineup is Paraben-free, Gluten-free, and Talc-free. All formulas are infused with skin-loving antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Today, the modern woman plays many roles. For women who wake up feeling girly one day and glam the next, Mirabella truly offers makeup with personality.
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A family-owned company committed to the highest quality products and to our customers’ well-being, OPI has long been a leader in the community and within the Professional Beauty Industry. Quite simply, we are dedicated to excellence.
OPI was founded in 1981 by President & CEO George Schaeffer, who immigrated to the U.S. as a child from post-World War II Eastern Europe. OPI continues to be family-owned, with Schaeffer and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Executive VP & Artistic Director, at the helm, and has grown to become the world leader in professional nail care.
With this position comes responsibility, and OPI has always been committed to providing our customers with the finest quality in products and services.
From its inception, OPI broke through nail industry barriers. OPI was one of the first in the nail industry to focus on and limit sales of product to and through beauty professionals only, and to realize the importance of education in both the sale and use of the product. From the very beginning, OPI has shown its commitment to quality by putting batch numbers, instructions and ingredients on all of the products it sells. OPI has a dedicated team of scientists who ensure product quality and safety, and bring the latest technology and advances to its product offerings.
OPI also takes a lead within the Professional Beauty Industry in raising the standards by which the industry operates. OPI is active in numerous industry associations whose aim is to ensure that consumer safety is always preserved, through products and services which are developed to meet and exceed safety standards. The company works closely with federal, state, local, and international agencies and scientists for the same purpose. In addition to its commitment to customer service and safety, OPI is committed to the safety of its own employees. Work-safety seminars are held at the company’s headquarters several times each year, and employees are urged to make safety a priority.
Probably more than any other professional nail care product it produces, OPI is renowned globally for its Nail Lacquers, with each shade created by Weiss-Fischmann based on her impeccable color forecasting, sense of style, and instinct for what women want. The brilliant, chip-resistant, professional OPI Nail Lacquer formula is available in over 200 fashion-forward colors. With clever names that customers look forward to with each new Collection, OPI Nail Lacquers are beloved around the world, and trusted by professionals. Neither OPI Nail Lacquers nor any other OPI product or service are subject to animal testing.
OPI is well-known for its philanthropy and dedication to giving something back to the community. The Schaeffer Family Foundation, established by Schaeffer, Weiss-Fischmann, and Miriam Schaeffer, OPI Treasurer, has donated millions of dollars to multiple charities, with an emphasis on those which support health-related causes and children’s education.
In addition to helping those in need across the U.S. and around the world (including a matching-funds donation of over $350,000 to the American Red Cross to help with recovery after Hurricane Katrina), the Foundation donates to the most local of causes, including a community health clinic in North Hollywood for those without health insurance. The Schaeffer Family Foundation also awards OPI employees’ children with computers.
OPI continues to be unrelenting in the fight against diversion of Professional Beauty products, spending millions of dollars in an effort to protect consumers from unwittingly purchasing tainted, unsafe product, and to help the Professional Beauty Industry maintain its high standards of quality.
OPI’s reputation is built on its commitment to quality, safety, innovation and excellence – a commitment it honors with every product, every day.
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Pureology was created in Irvine, California in 2001. It was here that salon industry pioneer Jim Markham revolutionized colour care and launched the first 100% Vegan formulas and ZeroSulfate® shampoos for colour-treated hair. Jim identified a need among professional colourists and their clients for gentle, naturally-based products that deliver superior performance for Longer Lasting Hair Colour Guaranteed!® Today, Pureology is the #1 colour care brand in the USA and our high-performance products are an industry standard.
At Pureology, it is our mission to provide the professional hair colourist and their clients the highest quality prestige products that enhance colour radiance and brilliance, dramatically improve hair condition and ensure longer lasting hair colour guaranteed.
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Founded in 1979 and based in Vista, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty - including CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.
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Image Skincare is an evidence-based clinical skin care company, providing professional skincare products and effective skincare solutions. The most innovative brand in the industry, Image Skincare consistently produces the latest anti-aging, balancing, hydrating, and illuminating technologies to further its mission of helping the world to Age Later.™
At Image Skincare, we consider ourselves to be the most innovative skincare brand in the industry. From using the highest percentages of active ingredients allowable by the FDA, to seeking out the latest advancements in skincare technology, we truly believe in offering revolutionary products for every skin type and every skin concern.
Every few years a new technology comes along that revolutionizes the skincare industry forever. In 2014, that innovation is called Vectorize Technology™. Available exclusively from Image Skincare, Vectorize Technology™ utilizes up to 100 layers of active ingredients such as stem cells and peptides into sphere-like molecular structures. Once applied to the skin, the encapsulated ingredients are time-released, layer after layer, offering deeper product penetration for a prolonged period of time while delivering unparalleled results.
“Vectorize Technology™ is a game-changer. It will revolutionize the way the world thinks about skincare,” said Marc Ronert, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Image Skincare and European Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. “We’re very proud to be the only skincare brand in the industry that has this technology.”
Vectorize Technology™ is available in several of Image Skincare’s enhanced formulations, as well as in a newly released product line for anti-aging and pigmentation correction called Iluma.
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