In November 2014 we were finally able to celebrate the launch of our magazine. While CosmoBiz Salon has been publishing since September, our parent magazine, CosmoBiz by BBIM, has been around for five whole years now, and we were so excited to throw a huge party in celebration of both milestones.
We welcomed subscribers, advertisers, and guests to the first annual gala and hair show at the Riverside Gallery in Hackensack, New Jersey, in honor of our new magazine. Dinner, drinks, an awards ceremony, and a runway wig extravaganza made for an amazing event. Susan, CEO of Total Media Group, acted as our M.C. for the show and helped show off the latest and most popular looks from leading wig companies. Models walked the runway featuring wigs from Bobbi Boss, Femi, Harlem 125, Janet Collection, Shake-N-Go, Sina, and Vivica Fox.
For the awards ceremony, we wanted to honor a few companies and influential figures who make a difference in the hair industry every day. As the recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award, we chose Mr. Young Bum Koo, who dedicated his entire life to developing new wig products and promoting the wig industry. Mr. Koo is the president of Boyang Trading Co., LTD. in New Milford, New Jersey. The CosmoBiz Choice Award is presented to a company that is honest and ethical in the hair extension and wig industry. The CosmoBiz writers voted for this award, and this year we chose to give it to Midway International because of their dedication to abide by industry standards and regulations and provide quality products. The third and last award presented was for innovation in the wig and extension industry. The Innovation Award was given to Smart Weft by Amekor Industries.
In attendance were representatives from Bobbi Boss, Janet Collection, Amekor, Sina, Boyang as well as other companies, and many of our supporters who own their own beauty supply stores. We were also so excited to welcome Dana Hill, CEO of Cocotique, a monthly subscription beauty box made specifically for women of color. Not only did Ms. Hill attend the launch party, she also agreed to let us use the January Cocotique box as our party favor for the event. This went over so well and was such a huge hit with our guests.
Beauty Box Giveaway: Share the Celebration
We were so excited about our beauty boxes from Cocotique that we wanted to share one with one of you. We wish you all could have been there celebrating with us, but if you win the box, you might feel like you were!