• Attendees networking
    Attendees networking
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    Attendees networking
  • Martha McCully; Christina Hennington, Target; Shawn Tavakoli, Beauty Collection; Anne Martin-Vachon, HSN; Tina Thomson, Tina Thomson Communications
    Martha McCully; Christina Hennington, Target; Shawn Tavakoli, Beauty Collection; Anne Martin-Vachon, HSN; Tina Thomson, Tina Thomson Communications
  • Frederic Fekkai; Ouidad; Sally Hershberger
    Frederic Fekkai; Ouidad; Sally Hershberger

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Beauty Insider Series - West Coast
Brand Building
Ole Henriksen Ole Henriksen
Ole Henriksen
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Ole Henriksen was born and raised in Nibe, a small, historic town nestled in the Danish countryside. His zest for life drove him to explore, and as a young man he set out to conquer the world as a professional show dancer. While in Indonesia, Ole’s skin became inflamed with cystic acne, as a result of poor eating habits and a hectic lifestyle.

He fell into the hands of a talented local esthetician named Lagita who taught him that proper skincare combined with a healthy diet and exercise were the keys to flawless skin. Witnessing the transformational powers of skin inspired Ole to study cosmetic chemistry, face, and body work in London and become the skincare expert he is today.

In 1975 Ole opened his famed day spa. With a unique combination of sophisticated European equipment and formulations he created with love in his own kitchen, Ole quickly gained a reputation as Hollywood’s skin care expert, delivering innovative treatments to his clients. Celebrities like Madonna started flocking to the spa to experience the “Ole Magic.” In recent years, Katy Perry, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Daniel Craig have become cherished clients.

Ole began formulating products in his kitchen in the early 70’s and to this day, he still uses the most potent ingredients from nature with a boost from science to produce visible results. Passion for skin care and attention to detail propelled him to success and in 1984 Ole stopped mixing crèmes in the kitchen and created his first retail products. Building on his spa heritage, it’s important to Ole that clients not only witness their own skin transform, but also experience a spa at home with beautiful textures and aromas. OLEHENRIKSEN products are formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients to treat your skincare concerns and balancing calmative ingredients to bring harmony to your skin for a brighter, luminous and youthful complexion.

Today, OLEHENRIKSEN is available in more than 16 countries worldwide and has been the recipient of over 25 global beauty awards.

My beauty philosophy is to keep it simple, embrace optimism, fuel your body with clean foods and treat your skin with efficacious, indulgent products. Find a simple routine that you can follow faithfully and remember – a happy face is a beautiful face!
Deanna Kangas Deanna Kangas
Strategic Growth Consulting
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Deanna Kangas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stila Cosmetics. Deanna brings nearly 25 years of creative marketing and management experience skills to her role at Stila, a brand beloved for its modern, sophisticated and non-intimidating approach to beauty.

Prior to joining Stila in 2008, Deanna led several major initiatives, including creating Gloss.com and directing its acquisition by Estee Lauder. As Vice President of Marketing at Gloss.com, she was instrumental in propelling the site to a leadership position in beauty e-tail marketing.

Before Gloss.com, Deanna launched the highly successful Michael Jordan Cologne at XEL Inc., ran the Barbie Collector Division at Mattel and built the $85 million fragrance and home divisions at Bath and Body Works.

Led by Deanna, Stila Cosmetics recently launched a new ad campaign designed to bring the brand back to its roots. With the tagline, “Makeup your own rules, ” the rebranding efforts pay homage to Stila’s classic and carefree heritage.

Deanna attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and Long Beach State University.
Jane Wurwand Jane Wurwand
Founder and Chief Visionary,
Dermalogica, The International Dermal Institute and FITE
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Jane Wurwand is a business innovator who opens doors for women’s economic empowerment and professional development. She is the Founder and Owner of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute, which are considered game-changing brands in the sphere of professional skin care. In January, 2011, Jane launched joinFITE, a global women’s entrepreneurial initiative inspired by her three decades of work within the skin care industry where the majority of the ownership and work force is female. joinFITE operates in partnership with Kiva, the world’s largest microlending non-profit organization.

Jane’s vision for Dermalogica redefined the professional skin care industry. In place of lavish packaging and promises of pampering and indulgence, her groundbreaking formulas introduced active ingredients with an emphasis upon measurable results. Also key to the Dermalogica success equation: consumer interaction with a licensed skin care professional.

Today, Dermalogica products are the number one choice of more than 100,000 professional skin therapists, 98% of whom are women, in more than 80 countries worldwide. Jane’s commitment to women’s education and economic emancipation also calls upon her leadership in many areas of thought leadership, philanthropy and mentoring. Since 2010, she has been a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and is part of their Women and Girls Action Committee. In 2011, she addressed the United Nations in a keynote address regarding the joinFITE mission to fund 25,000 women-owned small businesses worldwide, championed by Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General for the UN. Jane returns to the UN in March, 2012 to take part in a panel that addresses “The Role of Business in Empowering Women.“

Jane is an active Luminary Member of Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit which offers opportunities to at-risk girls, and is involved with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the National Association of Women’s Business Owners, which named Jane “Business Woman of the Year“ in Los Angeles in 2009. In June 2012, Jane was honored with the “Women Making a Difference“ award by the Los Angeles Business Journal for her work in helping women business owners within the skin care industry and through joinFITE. She also mentors students and serves on the Board for the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at The Anderson School of Business Management UCLA.
Moderated by: Martha McCully, Beauty and Lifestyle Expert
Location Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica CA, 90401
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Onsite event photography by LaShonda Adams
Adamsville Photography

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