Members who make a difference.
It’s a 10 Haircare, Inc.
Carolyn Aronson is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist and is the founder and CEO of It’s a 10®, Inc.; one of the only female-owned, professional, haircare brands in the world. A self-made entrepreneur, Aronson has been a hairstylist and salon owner for over 20 years and she continues to hold licenses in multiple states.Read More
Les Laboratoires Azbane
Mr. Azbane lost his father when he was only four years old. Being the oldest male in the family, the responsibility of taking care of his mother and younger siblings fell on him. When Mr. Azbane turned 13 he decided to move to Marrakech to work at a perfume shop. He eventually became the shop’s manager and his ambition for success grew from there. After years of hard work, Mr. Azbane moved in the early 70’s to Casablanca where he created his own company.Read More
PFB Vanish, a company that specializes in pre- and post-hair removal skin solutions, was founded in 1999 by President and Co-Founder Ottmar Stubler, along with Jacqueline Birmingham, who is the company’s Vice President. Ottmar is an experienced esthetician and was a salon owner in San Francisco from 1987-1996. He has always been interested in ingredients and how they work together. Through his years in the salon industry, he would often consult with manufacturing labs to find the most effect ingredient combinations to address acne, rosacea, and fine lines and wrinkles.Read More
Tom Winter, President of Valdata Systems, graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Valdata was the brainchild of Tom and his two business partners, Bill Winter and Frank Parkinson. All three owners have their roots in the weighing industry. Looking at batch process manufacturers, they knew that there was a more efficient way to produce quality product with less waste and, at the same time, increase inventory accuracy. They felt that cosmetics and pharmaceutical manufacturers were perfect candidates.Read More
DefineMe Fragrance was born from a deep desire to help make a difference in women’s lives. Founder and CEO, Jennifer McKay Newton, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and was a practicing interior designer for 15 years. She decided to start a new journey and began with the idea of creating more meaningful products; products that would make a positive impact in people’s lives. In 2011, she launched Pure Designs for Living.Read More
Colorado Quality Products
Founded in 1999, Colorado Quality Products (CQP) started with the idea that through cutting edge R&D and great customer service, it could build a beauty business. The company started with a very simple business philosophy: partnership in beauty. Since the beginning, it has always relied on the fundamental idea that its customers are its partners in business. CQP prides itself on being responsive partners, creative problem solvers, and flexible support systems for its customers.Read More
Tish & Snooky's MANIC PANIC NYC
The “herstory” of Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® exemplifies the American dream. Tish and Snooky were raised single-handedly by their mother in the Bronx. It didn’t matter that they had little money as she gave the girls an abundance of unconditional love and encouragement to live their dreams. Their flamboyant style grew without boundaries as they hit the stages of the avant-garde music scene in 1970’s New York City. As backup singers for Blondie, and other bands, they were often asked how to achieve their unconventional style. As a result, the girls decided to open their own boutique and so MANIC PANIC® was born on July 7, 1977.Read More
Dr. Georgia Duerst-Lahti’s passion for providing income for poor rural women sparked her drive for a socially responsible company. Because her children had allergies that were attributed to highly processed foods and chemicals common to personal care products, her focus turned to healthy natural ingredients. With a Ph.D. in political science and expertise in governmental systems, her research talents facilitated her partnerships with regional scientists. DLG Naturals produces and supplies premium Southern African botanical oils.Read More
Flip-It! Cap Company
Steven Epstein grew up in a family-owned manufacturing business, which included ownership of a plastic bottle blow molding operation. After attending Tulane University, Steve began running a large contract manufacturing business located in Oklahoma. His company blends and fills personal care, HBA, and household items for Fortune 500 clients. His experience with bottles brought to light a common problem faced by most people who use products in bottles - it's difficult to get all the product out and throwing product out is throwing money out! Thus, Flip-It! Cap Company was born!Read More