INDUSTRY NEWS – February 2016

Introducing Discover Green at Cosmoprof North America 2016

Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) is proud to introduce an exclusive dedicated section that will be located among the show floor during the 2016 event, held July 24-26. Ensuring optimum brand exposure, this Discover Green program holds great potential for companies looking for placement within a section that has a distinguished high-end look and customized marketing.


This new section is for brands dedicated to green, eco-friendly, clean, organic, and/or natural products in beauty, showcasing novel ideas from beauty marketers in the growing environmentally conscious market. CPNA chose to enact Discover Green because “all regions in the global natural personal care market continue to surpass the overall beauty market’s growth during 2014” (Source: Kline & Company). With such popularity and growth, this sector certainly deserves recognition.

Be sure to check out this section when you attend the show this year! Visit for more information about the event.




Same High-Quality Stripless Wax, No Lifter Needed

Enjoy an easy waxing experience with convenient and safe lip container for easy removal

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Melting Pot introduces a new convenient 4 oz. heat-resistant plastic container of Stripless Wax with no lifter needed. An innovative stand out lip feature allows for the quick, easy removal of wax from the warmer without any additional means. Melting Pot Stripless Wax is ideal for the brows, face and body. This formula includes plasticizers to maintain flexibilty and avoid cracking.

  • Same great 4 oz. heat-resistant formula – No strips needed
  • New innovative lip feature for easy removal from warmer with no lifter needed
  • Includes lid for safe storage of unused wax
  • Contains plasticizers to keep product pliable with no cracking
  • Fits all Melting Pot warmers and other leading brands – Do not microwave


Melting Pot is owned by Spilo Worldwide, a leading manufacturer, importer and international master distributor to the professional beauty industry for over 70 years. Visit



Isadore Adams (front) with (left to right in back) Isadore’s sister Bernice; W.E.A.T. member Garland “G-Whiz” Fox; Wahl Professional Director of Education Laura VanderMoere; and Barber & Stylist Brian Washington (Isadore’s son).








In Rememberance of Isadore Adams

From the Employees of Wahl Clipper

Isadore Adams came to us out of the blue when we were being sued for making hair stencils. Isadore took it upon himself to come out to Wahl to tell us and prove that hair stencils had been on the market back in the 1950s. He never asked for anything for his testimony in our suit, he just felt that it was unfair and Isadore was a very fair person.

He talked business all the time and loved the Hair Clipper business. The I ADAMS Posters eventually added clipper photos and the Wahl name across the bottom and soon became known as the Wahl posters more so than the I ADAMS posters.

Between Izzy and Bo, Wahl got into the barber business and new products were coming out left and right. He got us into the Barber show business and our business expanded so much that we took a big bite out of our competition’s apple. We’ve had tons of requests from barbers everywhere to start cutting hair on stage for us that we finally turned this part of our business over to Isadore and he ran it like a champ.

The man must have owned a lot of stock in Krispy Kreme because every time we saw him he would bring boxes upon boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts to keep our sales and repair people very happy. When he would arrive with the donuts he would say “a few of them may be missing.” He said “a couple of the donuts would not stop talking to him.” We in turn would send him home with a pound of Chicken George and a Coke. Izzy never went home hungry.

He told us that Oprah used to call him “the fox” and you can certainly see why, he was smart and sly as a fox and full of so many great ideas. He not only came up with so many different ideas, but he followed through on them. Barber competitions, trade show set ups, new products, posters and stylist training.

He was not much for flying on the airlines but bought a van and drove everywhere, stopping at every barbershop in the United States. Nobody could ever say that he was lazy because he never stopped, he was always thinking, always selling, always creating, and always “living the dream.” And Izzy could dream. With one of his ideas, we were afraid we were going to have to put Obama’s picture on a clipper and that might have put us out of business.

So many of his plans were for charity and people that didn’t have it as good as he did. He was constantly looking for ways to raise money for underprivileged people or a very worthy cause. He was not the richest man in the world, financially, but extremely rich when it came to people loving and caring for him as we all did. He put a smile on everybody’s face and he had a joke to tell and a donut to share with everyone he met.

His friend Bo told us that Isadore was part of the Black Panthers in his younger years, but there was nothing vicious or extreme about him. He was a big teddy bear and loved life and everyone in it.

We will miss him and the fun, joy and love that he left with all of us. We love you Isadore. 







HASK Bamboo Oil

Get your healthiest, strongest hair ever with HASK Bamboo Oil collection!

It’s time to add strength training to your haircare routine! Fortify fragile hair and defend against damage and breakage with HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening collection. The line features a Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner and Shine Oil, all formulated with ProDefense Complex that penetrates hair to strengthen, reinforce and protect.

Bamboo oil, known as one of Asia’s natural treasures, is proven to strengthen hair and deliver essential nutrients that revive weakened and lifeless strands. Combined with biotin and collagen, silicon-rich bamboo oil gives hair a strong foundation, improves flexibility and prevents split ends. So damage caused by every day styling is a thing of the past!


  • HASK Bamboo Oil Shampoo and Conditioner work together to strengthen the hair, allowing it to grow long while remaining healthy and strong.
  • HASK Bamboo Oil Deep Conditioner is a super-powered moisturizing treatment that enriches weak hair, all while detangling and softening.
  • HASK Bamboo Oil Shine Oil’s lightweight and alcohol-free formula instantly absorbs into hair to provide a luminous glow with no greasy residue.


The line reinforces and nourishes all hair types; infused with an herbaceous, lemongrass scent. Visit




HASK Charcoal with Citrus Oil

Check your (hair) baggage at the door with HASK Charcoal with Citrus Oil collection!

Hair weighing you down? It’s time for a detox! Introducing HASK Purifying Charcoal collection – a complete line that features a Shampoo, Conditioner, and Deep Conditioner that are formulated to give you a deep clean and bring hair back to life.

Whether you rely on dry shampoo to maintain your weekly blowouts or reach for sprays and gels regularly, overdoing it with product can create build-up that weighs your hair down and can seriously cramp your style. Charcoal, a hero ingredient derived from coconut shells in the Philippines, acts as a magnet and attracts and removes impurities—like product build-up—so you are left with hair that is full of body and shine. For an extra boost of radiance HASK purifying charcoal, combined with vitamin C-rich lemon and grapefruit oils, invigorates and clarifies hair without stripping away any moisture.


  • HASK Purifying Charcoal Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated to cleanse and clarify, while detangling and locking in moisture.
  • HASK Purifying Charcoal Deep Conditioner is a clarifying treatment that not only rids the scalp and hair of impurities, but also reintroduces moisture to nourish and soften all hair types.


The line is ideal for all hair types; infused with a botanical citrus scent. Learn more at




HASK Kalahari Melon Oil

Get ready for a really good hair day with HASK Kalahari Melon Oil collection!

What if we told you the secret to preserving and nurturing color-treated hair comes from the desert? It’s true, and HASK bottled it up in the HASK Kalahari Melon Oil Color Protection collection! The line features a Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner and Shine Oil, all formulated with Color Shield Complex (which helps protect color-treated hair from damage and fading caused by every day washing and heat styling).

Found in the African desert, the kalahari melon thrives by retaining moisture in the driest conditions. This powerhouse ingredient counteracts moisture loss and fading, leaving color-treated hair healthy and vibrant. Don’t damage your hair or your wallet with endless trips to the salon; add HASK Kalahari Melon Oil Color Protection collection to your routine for unbeatable color retention!


  • HASK Kalahari Melon Oil Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated with nutrient-rich ingredients including cranberry and sunflower oils to cleanse, detangle, and replenish hair, leaving it resilient and healthy.
  • HASK Kalahari Melon Oil Color Protection Deep Conditioner is an ultra-restorative hydrating treatment that will extend the life of your hair color.
  • HASK Kalahari Melon Oil Color Protection Shine Oil’s lightweight and alcohol-free formula instantly absorbs into hair to provide a radiant glow with no greasy residue.


The line is ideal for color-treated, dry or damaged hair; infused with fresh exotic melon notes. Go online to for more information.



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World Perfumery Congress Returns to the US in 2016

World Perfumery Congress, June 13-15 2016, Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach, Fla.

The organizers of the biennial World Perfumery Congress (WPC) have announced that it will return to North America in June 2016. The popular event, which attracted 1,100 professionals in 2014, will once again showcase the fragrance industry’s latest innovations and provide attendees with invaluable insights on game-changing fragrance technologies, trends in fragrance creation, and market and global trends in and of impact to fragrance and fragrance products.

From June 13-15, perfumers, marketers of fragranced products, fragrance ingredient manufacturers, suppliers of fragrance materials and other fragrance industry professionals will gather in Miami for the 2016 edition of WPC. Presented by the American Society of Perfumers and produced by Perfumer & Flavorist magazine, the event will showcase some of the most exciting innovations impacting fragrance development.

BASF SE, Givaudan, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), MANE, Robertet Inc. and Symrise AG are among the confirmed companies exhibiting ( Alongside the exhibition, WPC’s renowned conference program returns. With a focus on providing unique educational content, topics to be discussed include sensory technology, sustainability, regulations, ingredients and the latest market trends.

Guided by the WPC advisory board (which includes representatives from the likes of P&G, Takasago and Bath & Body Works), event organizers are finalizing content for the 2016 show.


Sandy Chapin, Show Director, WPC 2016, commented, “WPC is the fragrance industry’s leading event, bringing together professionals from across the globe to one meeting place. The 2014 event in Deauville, France was hugely successful and we’re excited to again bring WPC to the US in June [the 2012 event was held in Connecticut]. We pride ourselves on providing both exhibitors and attendees with an excellent opportunity to network and develop new relationships while discussing the future of fragrance.”

The event organizers and the American Society of Perfumers (ASP) have also announced a special 25 percent discount on registration for all qualified perfumers. To register your attendance at the World Perfumery Congress, please visit:




Taliah Waajid, Trailblazer of Natural Hair Care Products for Textured hair, Launches Her Purest and Most Natural Hair Care Line to Date

Pure & Natural Shea-Coco™ is over 97% natural!

Taliah Waajid, one of the leading innovators and manufacturers of natural hair care products, has developed a new natural, luxurious collection. Pure & Natural Shea-Coco™, a line designed to nourish and define textured hair with the most natural of ingredients, launched online at on December 9, 2015 and will be available at Target, Walmart, Sally Beauty Supply, and local beauty supply stores beginning this month.

Perfect for men, women and children, Pure & Natural Shea-Coco™ offers the highest amount of naturally derived ingredients in its products. Twenty years ago, Taliah Waajid, who was no stranger to the care of natural hair, debuted her first line, Black Earth Products. Her need to be innovative came at a time when there were limited products available for consumers with naturally textured hair. Since then, Taliah has evolved her extensive collection by developing natural products for natural hair consumers, especially those who are health conscious and committed to living healthy lifestyles.

Pure & Natural Shea-Coco™ will premiere five products derived from the most natural ingredients including coconut, shea butter, and monoi oil for intense conditioning and maximum moisturization. All of the products range from having 97.7% – 100% natural ingredients.

“Many so-called ‘natural’ hair care products out there have high percentages of artificial ingredients. They claim to be beneficial for natural hair but contain harmful ingredients like alcohol, mineral oil, petroleum—and even formaldehyde! Pure & Natural Shea-Coco™ is vegan, 100% paraben free, contain natural ingredients, and are made with non-GMO ingredients,” says Taliah Waajid, CEO and founder of Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Care Products. “Pure & Natural Shea-Coco™ will make hair look, feel, and smell as wonderful as the natural ingredients contained in the products.” Visit to learn more.


The complete Pure & Natural Shea-Coco retail line includes:

  • Pure & Natural Shea-Coco 2-in-1 Conditioning Co Wash (98% Natural)
  • Pure & Natural Shea-Coco Monoi Oil Natural Serum (100% Natural)
  • Pure & Natural Shea-Coco Condition Daily Leave-In Conditioner (98% Natural)
  • Pure & Natural Shea-Coco Curly Hair Curl Soufflé (97% Natural)
  • Pure & Natural Shea-Coco Natural Hair Style Cream (98% Natural)




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When: Monday, February 22, 2016

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Room 101


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