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Welcome, 2012!

By: Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Posted: December 30, 2011, from the January 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Lydia Sarfati, founder, president and CEO of Repêchage, is an internationally recognized skin care expert quoted in Vogue, InStyle, Glamour and the New York Times, and she has been featured on CNN, CBS and Fox. Sarfati has more than 30 years of experience as an esthetician, spa owner, manufacturer and consultant, and is the author of Success at Your Fingertips: How to Succeed in the Skin Care Business (Alluredbooks, 2005).

Kyle Simonson

Founder and CEO, Simonson’s Salon & Spa, Maple Grove, MN

Kyle Simonson is a native Minnesotan. She is a locally and nationally recognized leader in the spa and salon trades, and is the CEO and founder of Simonson’s Salon & Spa’s three-location enterprise located in the northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis. Simonson graduated with honors from the Horst International Education Center for Esthetics and holds scores of professional certificates. The Salon Today 200 recognized Simonson’s Salon & Spa for being one of America’s fastest-growing companies 10 years in a row. Simonson is the recipient of several regional business awards, and the company was named one of the top women-owned businesses by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Feedback, please

Skin Inc. magazine has always prided itself in being a reader-driven publication. Our inspiration comes from you, our readers. Please drop me a line and let me know what your spa is doing to kick off the new year, and what your plans are for success in the upcoming year by e-mailing me at Here’s to a wonderful new start!