By  on March 7, 2008

OWEN-JONES HONORED: L'Oréal chairman Lindsay Owen-Jones has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from CNBC Europe in this year's European Business Leaders of the Year Awards. An independent panel of chief executive officers chose Owen-Jones in recognition of his career at L'Oréal, which began in 1969, and for his leadership and contribution to the company's business growth and innovation, L'Oréal stated Wednesday. "It is truly a great honor to receive such an award by my own business peers," stated Owen-Jones. "This is a personal award, but through me, the distinguished panel is rewarding L'Oréal and its employees." The awards, conducted with the Financial Times newspaper, will be presented on March 13.

SPAS' ALLURE:
Allure magazine plans to launch this fall a spa-oriented offshoot publication called Allure Spa. Billed as a guide to the luxury spa experience, Allure Spa will cover skin care, fitness, fashion, nutrition and lifestyle trends at destination and day spas. The magazine also will explore hotel and resort spas, as well as medi-spas, and aims to tap industry experts to present consumers with an insider point of view. Allure editor in chief Linda Wells also will be in charge of Allure Spa. Allure is owned by Condé Nast Publications, parent of WWD.

GEMINI MOVES: Gemini Cosmetics Inc. has named Frank Fazzinga 3rd executive vice president of marketing and Andrew Mitchell executive vice president of operations and international. The firm, which holds the licenses for fragrance brands such as Tommy Bahama, Izod, Kiss and Le Couvent des Minimes, also named Dana Kline vice president of sales and marketing. Fazzinga will oversee marketing at Gemini, while Mitchell will supervise operations and logistics for the company, and work on brand development, including packaging and sourcing. Kline's duties will include managing and training the sales team, in addition to restructuring the marketing department and directing all public relations initiatives.

TRAVEL TREATMENT: World Duty Free has unveiled a premium skin care retail concept in Heathrow airport's Terminal 1, dubbed Cocoon Beauty Sanctuary. The 1,380-square-foot freestanding store carries brands such as Dr. Sebagh, This Works, Dr. Hauschka, Decléor and Ren. It also has a treatment room, which offers Dermalogica facials. Plans call for the concept to be rolled out to other terminals. Also at Heathrow, treatment brand Elemis is gearing up to unveil three travel spas in the airport's Terminal 5, which are scheduled to open March 27. The spas, located within British Airways lounges, will be accessible to the airline's first- and business-class passengers. Elemis has developed 15-minute treatments specifically for traveling clients, which incorporate a specially developed chair that customizes massages to each client.MUSEUM REVAMP: France's international perfume museum, the Musée International de la Parfumerie, is scheduled to reopen in mid-September in Grasse after four years of renovation. At 37,675 square feet, it is double the size of the original space, which was opened in 1989. The overhaul cost 11 million euros, or $16.6 million at current exchange. With more than 50,000 objects from five continents, the museum traces 4,000 years of scents, soaps and cosmetics, including makeup, and covers all aspects of the fragrance trade, from raw materials to design and innovation.

PRIZE-WINNING STOREY: Jack Storey, co-founder of Scruples Professional Salon Products Inc., is being honored this year by the Professional Beauty Association and the North American Hairstyling Awards for his contributions to the professional beauty industry. On July 13, at the start of professional beauty trade show Cosmoprof North America, Storey will be inducted into the Hall of Leaders at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Storey has been in the industry for almost 50 years, beginning as a distributor sales consultant and cosmetology student and licensed hairstylist in 1962. He became a national sales manager, owning a salon for 27 years and, in 1983, formed Scruples Professional Salon Products Inc. with business partner Frank Liguori.

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