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Upcoming events

    • 10 May 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045

    Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

    Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    (Networking, Wine Bar & Registration opens at 11:30 AM)

     Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX
    5985 West Century Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90045

    The 2016 Legend of Beauty Award


    Jane Wurwand, Founder and Chief Visionary – Dermalogica

    and The International Dermal Institute 

    Every other year, Beauty Industry West’s Board of Directors selects a recipient for the Legend of Beauty Award based upon the criteria of an innovator whose thinking, commitment and business practices have changed the direction of our industry in significant ways, one whose vision has contributed to the advancement of our industry as a whole. This year Jane Wurwand is BIW’s honoree.  Jane will share her experiences in the founding of Dermalogica in 1986 (along with her husband and Co-Founder, Raymond), and how her values, choices and challenges set them on their path to global growth in 100 countries worldwide, including the U.K., Ireland, Australia and Canada. Dermalogica, based in Carson, CA, is now part of Unilever’s Prestige Division along with two other West Coast brands acquired last year, Murad and Kate Somerville.

    Jane will discuss her distribution choices and how Dermalogica acquired their unique “tribal following” that has distinguished her as a true leader, visionary and educator not only within the professional beauty segment but among consumers world-wide.


    As the Founder and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute post-graduate training centers, Jane Wurwand is one of the most respected authorities in professional skin care therapy. Under her leadership, Dermalogica has grown to be the leading professional skin care brand, used by more than 100,000 skin therapists in more than 100 countries. In 2011, Wurwand founded FITE as part of the Dermalogica Foundation. FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is a global women’s entrepreneurial initiative inspired by her three decades of work in the skin care industry where most of the ownership and work-force is female. FITE helps create pathways to entrepreneurship by providing education and access to small loans and business resources. Most recently, FITE launched a new salon program, FITE Future Entrepreneur, under former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Job One initiative. A member of the Clinton Global Initiative and their Women and Girls Action Committee, she is also special advisor to the UN on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, working to move forward the global gender equality initiative. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Wurwand travels year-round as a speaker and educator and lives and works in Los Angeles. Jane and her husband, Raymond, are parents of two teenage daughters.


     Early Registration:

    • Members - $45.00 (USD)- Up to 2 guests may be registered at the time of member registration.

    • Non BIW-Members - $65.00 (USD)

    Friday, May 6th, At Noon,

    After which a $15 LATE REGISTRATION FEE will apply.

    Click here to REGISTER NOW

    SPECIAL NOTE: New Policy - ALL RESERVATIONS must be PAID at the time of Registration



    Mixed Green Salad with Fresh Berries, Orange Segments and Raspberry Dressing served with Assorted Breads & Rolls

    Entrée Choices (choose one):

    Chicken Breast Rolled in Pistachios  served with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables


    Grilled Salmon served with Orange/Dill Risotto, Grilled Asparagus and Grilled Tomato.


    Vegetarian Risotto with Mushrooms served with Asparagus, Fennel and Glazed Carrots

    Lemon Sorbet with Raspberry Coulis topped with Fresh Mint, served with Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Iced Tea

    Click here to REGISTER NOW

    Parking Available:

    Valet Parking: $15

    Self Parking:  $4 Fee (Credit or Debit Card needed for Exit)



    The cosmetic industry's new mark of excellence

    Join a growing number of beauty brands manufactured in America that are setting the standard for what it means to be an American Made Beauty brand and are proudly wearing the Verified Seal.

    What is American Made Beauty?
    We are an online portal that showcases only brands that are made in America. We are the only organization that is dedicated to American-made beauty, providing manufacturers and consumers alike the opportunity to see which brands truly are Made in the USA and which brands aren’t. We verify that fact. Our team of beauty brand development specialists is committed to helping beauty brands manufactured in America succeed. We provide guidance in developing safe, innovative beauty and health products that meet and exceed FDA and International regulations. Through it all, we define what America-made beauty means globally, helping brands reach customers, while encouraging manufacturing, job creation, and American beauty entrepreneurs.  Learn more at

    Patty Schmucker, Co-Founder
    310-867-3642 Direct

    310-802-7880 Office
    Radio AMB on

    Click here to REGISTER NOW

    Space is Limited so Register Early

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15 Mar 2016 Authentic Marketing: How to Reach to a Worldwide Audience
09 Feb 2016 Defining Natural & Organic: Conversation with an Expert Panel
19 Jan 2016 New Opportunities in Cosmetic Development: The Skin's Microbiome
15 Dec 2015 Beauty Industry West Annual Holiday Event Luncheon & Silent Auction to Benefit Para Los Ninos
17 Nov 2015 5 Fatal Sales Mistakes Uncovered in the Beauty Biz Sales Chain; What’s Your Weakest Link?
13 Oct 2015 BIW/SCC Joint Luncheon Event on Legal & Regulatory Issues
15 Sep 2015 7 Keys to Growing Your Market: How to Attract More Business, Increase Brand Awareness and Develop Your Tribe
16 Jun 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Michael Dubin of the Dollar Shave Club
19 May 2015 The Growing Market for Clinical & Professional Skincare: The Founding of Lira Clinical
14 Apr 2015 From Notting Hill to Los Angeles: How Royal Apothic Came into Being
17 Mar 2015 Are California Businesses Paying Too Much To Finance Their Growth and Expansion?
17 Feb 2015 Getting the Goods From There to Here (and Back): How West Coast Port Congestion Impacts Cosmetic Industry Growth
20 Jan 2015 Starting Up and Cashing In: Venture Capital Funding, Partnerships and Acquisitions in the Beauty Industry
09 Dec 2014 December Holiday Benefit & Mixer - BEAUTY UNDER THE STARS
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11 Mar 2014 The Latest Pink Report: Nailed - The New Allure of Nail Color
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21 Jan 2014 2014 Legend of Beauty Award- John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell Hair Care
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15 Oct 2013 Navigating in Challenging Regulatory Waters: Updates on California and Federal Compliance
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15 Jan 2013 The Marriage of Science and Beauty: RES Technology and the Founding of ReVive
11 Dec 2012 BIW's 23rd Annual Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction
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30 Oct 2012 ICMAD Presents: Webinar - A Practical Guide to Import/Export
09 Oct 2012 From Perception to Purchase: A Look at Anti-Aging Skin & Hair Care | Speaker: Amy Ziegler of Mintel
11 Sep 2012 September 11th, BIW Luncheon: BB Creams A-Z. An Emerging Global Category
23 Aug 2012 ICMAD - Webinar FDA Sunscreen Regulations- A Practical Guide
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08 May 2012 May Spring Mixer - Paris For The Evening
10 Apr 2012 Current FDA Regulatory Update
13 Mar 2012 BIW Joins Mazur Group for a Beauty Biz Roundtable-SOLD OUT!!
07 Feb 2012 February Evening Meeting with Joan Malloy, President, Alterna Hair Care
11 Jan 2012 January Monthly Meeting
13 Dec 2011 December Holiday Mixer - BEAUTY UNDER THE STARS
15 Nov 2011 November Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11 Oct 2011 Oct. Meeting - Lessons Learned from Distribution to Manufacturing
13 Sep 2011 September Monthly Luncheon Meeting
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