Today, for three days in New York City, is every beauty guru's fantasy come to life. Once a year, the beauty world gathers under one roof to share their latest products, upcoming innovations, and collections with industry experts, consumers, and media alike at the annual HBA Global Exposition & Conference.

Our editors are excited to bring readers the latest in all things beauty. Ranked as the #1 B2B Trade Show out of any other US-based beauty-industry event, the HBA Global Expo is the longest running trade event for suppliers and buyers to meet under one roof to network, present and connect with the largest beauty brands, mid-size companies, and up-and-coming entrepreneurial brands. In its twenty-first year, the HBA Global Expo is the event to attend if you love cosmetics, personal care, fragrance and spa-related products. And our team will be there to get all the latest and greatest beauty buzz just for you.

The 2013 expo is set to be jam-packed with mind-blowing beauty knowledge. Industry best practices, case studies, and interactive learning experiences will all address current key trends and topics for beauty and personal care professionals, industry leaders and suppliers.  We can't wait!

In addition to the many noteworthy brands that will be present today, the HBA will welcome one of the stars of Bravo's hit series, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline Laurita, as its celebrity presenter at the Annual International Package Design Awards (IPDA) Reception on Wednesday, June 19. Jacqueline Laurita, a licensed cosmetologist, is also founder of Altruistic Beauty,, a new beauty site designed to inspire, educate, and share beauty secrets to enhance ones beauty from the inside and out.

Jacqueline Laurita will also announce the winners of the IPDA People's Choice Award.   For the past several weeks, Facebook fans from all over the world have been able to vote for their favorite beauty and personal care packaging design. Voting ends on Wednesday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m. To vote in IPDA Facebook campaign go to:

Have you bought your ticket yet to the HBA Global Expo? We hope to see you there!  Look out for updates from the conference on