Paris, France - 10/13/2009
Lydia Sarfati, Founder and CEO of Sarkli-Repêchage, was presented with the prestigious Chevalerie “Knight Award” for exceptional services within her country at the 2009 “Night of the Stars” Intercoiffure Mondial Awards Event held in Paris on September 12th, 2009. The award, presented by Intercoiffure America-Canada’s president Lois Christie, marks Lydia as the first and only skin care professional to be recognized by Intercoiffure with such an award.
“I am so honored to receive this award and to be recognized by Intercoiffure for my accomplishments and promotion of the Intercoiffure name in the United States,” Lydia says. “It is an unbelievable privilege to be the first skin care company to receive this award.”
In 2008, Lydia was inducted as Director of the Skin Care Council of Intercoiffure America/ Canada at the Fall Atelier. Lydia is currently working to create a certification program that will allow Intercoiffure members to certify estheticians, thus creating interaction and unity among the most talented of estheticians and setting industry standards that will define the future of skincare.
Highlights of this year’s event included a look at style from Scott Cole, Gina Khan, Jo Blackwell and the US and Canadian design team, a look at the current trends in this economic crisis with Klaus Peter Ochs, and special presentations from design teams around the world. Additional US awardees included Sheila Zaricor Wilson, Jo Blackwell Preston, Gina Khan, Deborah Carver, Darlene Gage, Dee Levin, Maryanne McCormick and Richard Calcasola.
Intercoiffure is the most influential organization in the hair dressing industry, accepting only the finest, highly prized salons. Repêchage products and treatments are offered in a number of these salons and the company’s innovation, education and dedication to quality products and services makes it a natural selection as the first and only skincare company to be elected into this prominent organization. Intercoiffure Mondial is comprised of over 3,000 salons in 50 countries around the world including New York, Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, London and Rome.
Dubbed the “Queen of Seaweed,” Lydia Sarfati revolutionized the skincare business by bringing seaweed-based skincare treatments and products to the U.S. market. She 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.
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Intercoiffure America-Canada President Lois Christie, Lydia Sarfati