In Memoriam: Roger Perreault of Innovative Beauty Concepts

Beauty-industry veteran and co-owner of Innovative Beauty Concepts Roger Perreault, 69, passed away on May 31 at his home in Longs, South Carolina.

Perreault began his career in 1969 as a distributor sales consultant at the A.J. Houle Beauty Supply Co. (currently NEKA Salon Network) in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he eventually became a partner. In 1983, he sold his interest in the company and moved to California, spending the next 25 years immersed in the beauty industry.

Perreault also worked as a sales manager for Paris Ace Beauty Supply in Los Angeles, as a manufacturer sales representative for Delger/Fligelman Associates, as a partner in the rep group Childers & Co. and as vice president of Freeman Associates. He went on to co-own Armstrong McCall Beauty Supply of El Cajon with his wife, Susan Holt Perreault, and they later co-owned Innovative Beauty Concepts, the manufacturer of the Kami Nail Art, Super Pro Files and Nail Esque brands.

Perreault served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, sang with the Low Country Chorus of Myrtle Beach and was a member of the Myrtle Beach Corvette Club. He leaves behind his wife of 24 years, four children, four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Donations in memory of Perreault may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue North, Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577.