FOUNDER & CEO
A stylist with a passion and love towards the beauty industry. DePasquale always strives for more and reminds others that there are no limits to your dreams.
Carmen DePasquale, born and raised in Paterson, NJ, came back from serving in the US Air Force in the mid 1960's and began to search for a "career." Unsure of quite what he wanted to do, and influenced by members of his family in the beauty industry, DePasquale became a stylist. It was a time of great transition and new possibilities; the world of beauty was transforming at a fast pace and his entrepreneurial spirit was ignited! Being a stylist gave DePasquale the tools necessary to build his empire, the eponymous DePasquale Companies, whose portfolio includes six vertically integrated subsidiaries, encompassing the spa/salon, cosmetology education, distributorship and manufacturing sides of the business. Referring to them as the "DePasquale Circle of Beauty," they include: DePasquale The Spa, DePasquale Salon Systems, Artistic Academy, ECRU New York, Little Green, and Lakme USA.
DePasquale The Spa (Morris Plains, NJ) is a revolutionary beauty and wellness destination widely recognized for its design artistry. The spa pioneered a wellness approach that treats conditions while working in harmony with physicians. DePasquale Salon Systems, a professional beauty distributorship, provides professional products, services, and education to salons and spas along the East Coast. Artistic Academy, a progressive cosmetology school that sets students up for success on the technical and interpersonal aspects of the business. The school not only provides best-in-class stylists for its own salon/spa, but also for the thousands of licensed salons within the tri-state area. The manufacturing side of the business features, ECRU New York, a prestige collection of curated hair and beauty products that treat and perform and Little Green, a safe, gentle, and pure children's collection. DePasquale also manufactures and licenses additional professional brands, Lakme USA a hair color collection with color safe styling products.
Over the years, DePasquale has received remarkable accolades and honors, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Crystal Ball Award, the Columbus Foundation's Man of the Year Award, the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Hall of Leaders induction, and the Spirit of Life award from the City of Hope. DePasquale's collections have also won multiple awards for product innovation and marketing.
Beyond his passion for entrepreneurship, DePasquale is a philanthropist. Giving back has always been important to DePasquale, and, as such, he actively gives to City of Hope, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, Look Good Feel Better and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and St. Claire's Cancer Research Center.
DePasquale, father of four and a grandfather of twelve, currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, Janice.