Repêchage is pleased to announce their partnership with Empire Beauty Schools Esthetics Program, making the skin care manufacturer the preferred skin care line for 89 Empire Schools across the country. According to a recent New York Times article , despite this economic climate, the cosmetology industry is maintaining its profitability and the number of people seeking beauty careers is growing rapidly. Given this fact, the U.S. is seeing the emergence of new beauty schools nationwide with an advanced curriculum that includes skin care and wellness in addition to the basics. Enrollment in Empire schools has increased by 17% in the last year alone.
Seda Azarian, Director of Education for Repêchage, says, “Repêchage is proud to be partnering and continuing to raise educational standards in the skin care segment of the beauty industry with Empire Education Group, as the students we touch, train and lead are our future professionals.”
The goal of Repêchage is not only to provide the schools with superior skincare and training, but to help future professionals learn how to integrate skin care into their salon. Repêchage training and product use within the schools will help take the fear out of practicing skin care for cosmetologists, extending what the state board is currently teaching. As the two segments, skin care and hair care, come together, salons can maximize their business potential.
For over 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools has presented some of the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. They are one of the largest providers of cosmetology education in North America with 89 schools across eighteen states and one affiliated school in Japan. Empire is nationally accredited, licensed in all of the states they serve, and affiliated with numerous cosmetology and educational associations.
The brainchild of “Queen of Seaweed,” Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage revolutionized the skincare business by bringing seaweed-based skincare treatments and products to the U.S. market. Lydia is the developer of the world-renowned Repêchage Four Layer Facial®, offered in 30 countries, and today, she presides over a 50,000 square foot manufacturing, research and development and training facility in Secaucus, NJ. Sarfati opened the first day spa in Manhattan in 1977. Her Spa de Beauté Concept is now established at over 150 salons worldwide, and she is a spa consultant for top destinations worldwide.
For more information about Repechage, please visit www.repechage.com or call 1-800-248-SKIN
1 “As Beauty Schools Grow, Chemistry Joins Curlers” by Eilene Zimmerman (6/7/09)