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Did You Know We’re Partners with Cotton LEADS?

Cotton LEADS ™ is a program that is committed to responsible cotton production and is founded on core principles that are consistent with sustainability, the use of best practices and traceability in the supply chain. This joint program, initiated by Australia and the United States, offers manufacturers, brands and retailers a reliable cotton supply chain solution and confidence that their raw material is responsibly produced and identified. The Cotton LEADS ™ program is driven by producers, scientists and professionals striving to make sure cotton is produced responsibly now and for years to come.

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Apply, Remove, Exfoliate: Choosing the Right Disposable Wipes

Intrinsics regimen for disposable wipes

When it comes to facials, body treatments, and waxing, it's never a good idea to use one type of disposable esthetic wipe to apply, remove, or exfoliate. Intrinsics has specific disposable wipes that work best for each of these three esthetic treatments, and using the correct product can save you time and money, too. For example, 100% cotton wipes are more absorbent, so why would you use this wipe to apply products to a client's skin? Using cotton wipes for removal makes far more sense, simply based on the product's absorbency. Today we'll walk you through each step of our suggested regimen, and explain how we've color-coded our wipes so you can make the right choice for each esthetic treatment you are performing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Intrinsics Spa Spotlight: Kayla Mitchell Makeup

kmLocated in Florence, AL & Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Kayla Mitchell Makeup is owned by licensed aesthetician Kayla Mitchell (of course), who strives to create fresh, flawless faces for her customers down south. According to Kayla's website, she has a wonderful goal, which is "to make you feel as pampered and fabulous as a celebrity."
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ISPA Recap: The State of the Spa Industry and Current Trends

The 2015 ISPA Conference and Expo was held October 19 through October 21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Obviously we were there, since this is an event we've been attending for almost a decade now. This year's conference was a very special occasion since it marked ISPA's 25th anniversary of the event.

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NABBA Recap 2015

Last month, Sales & Marketing Director Dave Albers along with 155 barbers, barber shop owners, barber board members, cosmetologists, and barber school instructors –attended the National Association of Barber Boards of America (NABBA) 89th annual conference in Phoenix. Currently, 440,000 barbers work in 41,340 barber shops across the US, amounting to one barber for every 840 people in the country.

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Meet Dave Albers, Intrinsics’ New Sales & Marketing Director

In this space, we're always prone to excitement, especially surrounding big announcements. Today, of course, is no different. Intrinsics is excited to announce the addition of our new head honcho of Sales, Mr. Dave Albers. Dave has been in the beauty industry for 33 years, having worked in the Wisconsin area with some of beauty's biggest names. He started in 1982 at Aerial Company (part of BSG), then later spent over 11 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at Four Star Beauty Supply. His most recent stint was with Graham Beauty, where he worked for the past 18 years as their National Sales Manager. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cosmoprof Recap 2015

Intrinsics team at Cosmoprof 2015

With vacations behind us and school back in session, we thought now might be a good time to reflect on one of our favorite summer events: Cosmoprof. The Intrinsics Team was once again excited to be a part of this leading B2B beauty trade show.

Over 1,000 exhibitors from 39 countries shared brand launches and product innovations with nearly 30,000 attendees. We always appreciate the opportunity to meet top industry professionals at Cosmoprof.

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Cosmoprof 2015 Show Specials

Guess where we're headed this weekend? Vegas, baby. Sadly, there will be little time for any shenanigans because we're working. The team at Intrinsics will be attending Cosmoprof North America from July 12 to July 15, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, and Cosmoprof always demands that we be at our best. It's one of the most prestigious trade shows out there, boasting 946 exhibitors from 40 different countries, with over 27,000 total visitors. That means things like this just can't happen. We have to be on point, yo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Believe It Or Not, We’ve Been Around For Over A Century

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Really, at Intrinsics we have a history within our history. If you know our story, you know we’ve seen some changes over the years. However, what you may not know is that our history actually dates all the way back to the start of the 20th century. Let’s take a look back through time to see how we got to where we are today. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 ISPA Conference & Expo: An Event to Remember

ISPA

This year we returned to the International Spa Association (ISPA) Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Each year our busy show schedule forces us to make tough decisions. We simply can’t hit every show, as much as we’d like to. But after returning to this year’s ISPA event, we have regrets that we didn’t return sooner—and we vow that we won’t be missing this event in the future.
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Partner Spotlight: Kray Kibler of Scrip Companies

Kray Kibler

Scrip Companies has been a leader in the distribution of chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, spa, and consumer home health supplies and equipment for over 40 years. Their expansive complementary and alternative medicine product line features over 50,000 professional products. The mission of Scrip Companies is to be a leading partner to their customers by providing value-added health and wellness products and services.

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Cosmoprof Recap 2014

Intrinsics at Cosmoprof 2014

When it's the dead of summer, and you find yourself in Vegas, that can only mean one thing: it's time for Cosmoprof again. Don't get too jealous. There's not enough time for Team Intrinsics to enjoy the spoils of Sin City. There were no slots, prime rib buffets, or shows for Lea Ann, Kristi, and Stacy. They were hard at work meeting with our distributors. But if you couldn't make it this year, you're lucky: what happens at Cosmoprof doesn't have to stay at Cosmoprof. Here's a quick rundown of this year's event.

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Intrinsics Partner Spotlight: Larry Gaynor of TNG

Larry Gaynor

Larry Gaynor, the President and CEO of TNG, founded his company all the way back in 1985. Almost 30 years ago, when his company was known simply as Nailco, he felt like he had his hand on the pulse of what manicurists needed, and he started doing what he could to meet those demands.

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IECSC Recap: Always A Big Time In The Big Apple

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Before we get too far into April we needed to discuss how much we always enjoy IECSC. And that’s not just because it’s in NYC. The folks in the Big Apple and surrounding areas always come prepared to have fun, as well as spend a ton. These customers come in on a mission, and they leave dragging their bags behind them. Really, that goodie bag is what a conference is all about, you know?

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Calling All Entries: You Can Create The Next Great Intrinsics Product

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At Intrinsics, we love the saying “Innovation breeds success.” We’re also fans of the axiom “The customer is always right.” So in honor of our New Product Contest and these two fundamental truths, we’ve created a fantastic hybrid: “Since our customers are always right, then they can breed successful innovation, too.”
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ISSE: Midgets, Kilts, Mullets, And Stilts

Intrinsics girls

We know. That’s a serious blog title. But what do midgets, kilts, mullets, and stilts have in common? These are all phenomena we encountered when we attended the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) back at the end of January in Long Beach, CA. While we’re not sure what any of these sightings had to do with professional spa and salon products, all we know is that we were wildly entertained.
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For ISSE, We’re Goin’ Back To Cali

Intrinsics Skin Care Kit

This isn’t really news, because we’ve mentioned it before: we love us some trade shows. One of our favorites is the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE), which will be held on January 25-27 in Long Beach, CA. We’ll be there, and we’ve got a new bag of promotional tricks up our sleeves for you this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nail Tech’s Choice Makes The Cut For Cosmoprof’s Sample Box

Comoprof's Sample Box

As our readers know, we love Cosmoprof Beauty, and view them as a valuable partner. That’s why we’re stoked to announce that they just showed us some serious love. Really, we just want to scream about it, from on top of a mountain. But really, this blog is our mountaintop, so we’re just going to have to scream it from here.

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Another Cosmoprof Trade Show In The Books

Intrinsics at Cosmoprof

Well, another Cosmoprof Trade Show is behind us. Though it takes a lot of work and prep—and though that first day back at Intrinsics HQ is hell due to mild jet lag and Vegas withdrawal—we’re always saddened when it’s all said and done since we know we’ll have to wait a whole year to do it all over again. Oh, and did we mention it’s in Vegas? Yes, it’s in Vegas. Read the rest of this entry »