Spa Industry Loses Pioneer – Barbara Salomone

1944 - 2017

Bioelements Inc.  Founder and Owner, Barbara Salomone, passed away peacefully on August 13th at her Santa Monica home after an ongoing battle. Barbara’s husband Ross was at her side. A Charter Member of Beauty Industry West, Salomon's career began as a makeup artist in the late 1970s. Known for her engaging personality and spa industry insight, Barbara became one of California’s first-ever licensed estheticians and began offering skin care services. She later became known as “the architect of the modern facial” by defining a new way to assess skin to better determine treatment strategies, and developed what would eventually become the Bioelements SkinReading system.

Barbara later opened advanced esthetics Learning Centers across the U.S, and soon saw the need for a truly professional line of skin care products. The Bioelements Professional product line launched in 1991, and since then, the company has developed many advanced formulations including probiotics, pollution-neutralizers, calcium, amino acid and white truffle based products. Bioelements will continue with the same education-based goals that Barbara set over 25 years ago . . .to create unique products and treatments that target all skin types and concerns.

Bioelements CEO, Bob Schatz, who is also Salomone’s brother, said "There are no words to express our sadness. Barbara treated all employees like family – many of whom have been a part of Bioelements for decades, and we are truly heartbroken. She laid the groundwork for what this company is today, and helped build an ever-expanding team of experts that shared her pioneering spirit, her passion for advanced education, and devotion to product and ingredient innovation above all else."

Barbara Salomone has had a longstanding influence on our industry, and we will miss her. The company would welcome hearing any personal stories you may wish to share about her. If you would like to share, please email your remembrance to amanda@​bioelements.​com.

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