My day at the HBA Expo

 Posted by on October 6, 2010
Oct 062010
 

HBA Expo 2010

Last week I attended the HBA Global Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC. The weather was horrific but I managed to brave the rain storm and make it in time for the keynote speech by Pamela Baxter, President/CEO LVMH Group. Pamela was phenomenal, she was funny, a great storyteller and of course very informative of how the beauty industry has changed over the years. Pamela’s keynote was a great way to start off the expo, so I’m glad that I made it!

Pamela Baxter, President/CEO LVMH Group

Pamela Baxter, President/CEO LVMH Group

Supermodel Christie Brinkley was presented with the HBA Positively Beautiful award for her philanthropic support of Smile Train, a non-profit that provides free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries. Christie gave a moving speech detailing how the fate of these children who cannot afford this $250 surgery.

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley

Unfortunately I was unable to stay too long but I did make my way around the booths to check out the vendors. I came across an eco-beauty brand that I just had to share with you. It’s called LA Fresh and they make a variety of on the go personal care items such as acetone-free nail polish remover, oil-free face cleanser, waterproof makeup remover etc. all in single use packets. Best of all they contain delicious ingredient like cucumber, oat, aloe and vitamin. So go check them out!

LA Fresh

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