Spa News Stories

TouchSuite Updates Point of Sale System

U.S. technology company TouchSuite has integrated automated SMS texting capabilities within its point of sale solution, The Firefly. For 10 cents per text, Firefly spa and salon users can program appointment reminders to send to clients at a preselected time frame prior to their scheduled appointment. “Today’s consumer depends on mobile communications more than ever before, and with the constant introduction of retail-related apps and mobile payment options, their smart phone can handle virtually every aspect of their consumer experience,” says founder and CEO Sam Zietz. “By introducing texting as an automated function within our POS solutions, we are simply...

CIDESCO Supports Ban on Plastic Microbeads

CIDESCO , a beauty and spa therapy organization has called on its global membership to help protect the environment and health of the planet by replacing their skincare products containing microbeads with safer alternatives. “Plastic pollution has become a man-made global catastrophe,” says president Anna-Cari Gund. “As a worldwide organization, we know that together our members can make a difference in helping to prevent this situation getting worse. We have, therefore, issued an appeal to all our members to review the products they are using and, where necessary, swap the products containing microbeads with safe alternatives.” Plastic microbeads are used...

Pevonia Honors Spa Partners at IECSC Las Vegas

Pevonia , a leader in all-natural professional skincare and luxury spa products, honored their valued spa partners and other leading industry professionals during a private soiree at the IECSC Las Vegas. Pevonia international’s executive team interacted with attendees and expressed heartfelt appreciation for each professional who offers Pevonia and has contributed to the brand’s nearly 25-year trek of success. “The celebratory soiree was full of reminiscing, laughter, and fine wine and d'oeuvres shared in amazing company”, says Maritza Rodriguez, global vice president of marketing and communication. Original cofounders and owners Philippe and Sylvie Hennessey recently repurchased Pevonia. The Hennessy’s and...

Shankara Ayurveda Spa Introduces Weight-Loss Program

Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center (Boone, NC) is now offering an Ayurveda Weight Loss Program , along with e-booklet titled Ayurveda Tips for Weight Loss. “According to Ayurveda, the causes of weight gain are either internal or external factors like the kind of diet, the food and how we process it,” says Sarita Patel, M.D., an instructor with the Art of Living. “The internal is based on our constitution; we may be eating the wrong food for our type, which the body is unable to process. Ayurveda actually takes care of the internal and external...

Soothe Massage-On-Demand App Expands Offerings

Soothe , an on-demand mobile service and app that allows clients to book a same-day appointment in the privacy of their home, office, or hotel room, has expanded their offerings to Chicago and the surrounding areas. "Soothe brings the spa to you—our trained and vetted therapists deliver spa-quality treatments, often within one hour's notice,” says founder and tech entrepreneur Merlin Kauffman. “Plus there's no parking or traffic, and when it's over, you are just steps away from a hot bath or your own bed." Kauffman started Soothe after becoming disenchanted with the limited operating hours of traditional day spas and...

Skin Authority Launches Lifestyle-Focused App

Skin Authority has introduced My Skin Authority App, an interactive lifestyle app that connects users with a skin coach to customize a skin health plan based on clients’ needs, goals, and schedule. “The beauty of My Skin Authority is that we reach out on behalf of the spa partner,” says CEO Celeste Hilling. “Skin Authority does the work and the spa team receives the benefits of repeat customers, increased retail sales, and happy therapists. We are harnessing the power of everyone having a mobile device in their hand and showcasing the personal touch that brings.” Available for free at the...

TouchSuite Updates Point of Sale System

U.S. technology company TouchSuite has integrated automated SMS texting capabilities within its point of sale solution Firefly. For 10 cents per text, Firefly spa and salon users can program appointment reminders to send to clients at a preselected time frame prior to their scheduled appointment. “Today’s consumer depends on mobile communications more than ever before, and with the constant introduction of retail-related apps and mobile payment options, their smart phone can handle virtually every aspect of their consumer experience,” says founder and CEO Sam Zietz. “By introducing texting as an automated function within our POS solutions, we are simply providing...

Spain’s Sha Wellness Clinic Launches Line of Supplements

Health retreat Sha Wellness Clinic (Alicante, Spain) has launched a new line of natural food supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts. Designed to help attain and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, the line was developed by Sha’s team of physicians and scientists to help compensate for nutritional deficiencies. Benefits include improved cholesterol levels and blood pressure due to the omega-3 fatty acid content. "One of the ingredients that has an important role in this is the plant product berberine, which has a positive effect on the metabolic syndrome. It reduces the blood glucose levels and improves the lipid...

SpaRitual Founder Updates Beauty Blog

Shel Pink, founder of nailcare line SpaRitual, has re-launched her Slow Beauty Blog, www.slowbeauty.com , to incorporate monthly feature stories. Recent features include Ayurveda specialist Andrea Emmerich, who shares how she develops daily and seasonal routines by integrating diet, behavior, and the proper use of each of the five senses. “The purpose of the Slow Beauty Blog is to present colorful and engaging content and guidance on how to develop and live a Slow Beauty lifestyle as a daily practice,” says Pink. “My hope is that the Slow Beauty movement, philosophy, and the blog platform enjoin all of us to...

Luxury Bridgehampton Hotel Partners With New York City-Based Townhouse Spa

Topping Rose House (Bridgehampton, NY), the Hampton’s first full-service luxury hotel, has partnered with New York City-based Townhouse Spa . The spa will reside in the existing spa space at Topping Rose House, providing guests customized services, including traditional and distinctive massages, facials, body wraps, and scrubs. “I believe the collaboration between Townhouse Spa and Topping Rose House will give guests a very memorable experience,” says Jamie Ahn, founder of Townhouse Spa. “We aim to craft a curated menu of special spa services and also deliver Hamptons inspired treatments that guests will enjoy.” Guests will be able to have a...

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