Spa News Stories

Salt of the Earth Opens Custom-blending Factory

Salt of the Earth , a company that handcrafts spa treatments and products, has opened an eco-friendly factory where personalized skincare products are created to meet clients’ specifications. Based in Salt Lake City, the new facility features multiple ceiling skylights for minimal electrical consumption. The space also holds a dedicated spa area complete with a shower to allow employees to refresh after a bike ride or jog into work. Built from recycled storage cargo containers and sustainable materials, the internal structure is made of reclaimed storage pods, which are stacked on top of each other to create a multi-level space...

Bioelements Introduces Glycolic Charcoal Detox Chemical Peels

Bioelements , a professional skincare line, has introduced its new Glycolic Detox Charcoal Peel Levels 2 and 3. Joining the brand’s Lactic-Plus Peel Level 1, these acid-hybrid formulas remove the uppermost layers of the skin at a microscopic level for improved and glowing skin, without flaking. The company has also launched an acetone-free, alcohol-free Peel Prep Lipid Eraser to help accelerate treatment results and allow for maximum penetration with zero downtime. “The skin your clients want is under the skin they see,” says director of education Teresa Stenzel. “Bioelements new, non-ablative, advanced chemical peels target an entire spectrum of concerns,...

Milani Cosmetics Launches Updated Website

Milani Cosmetics , a multicultural color cosmetics company, announced the launch of its enhanced digital platform, www.milanicosmetics.com , to enrich the overall consumer experience while educating clients. The redesigned website provides users an intuitive online space. Featuring makeup tips, trends, product pages that distinguish product variations, and related topics, the user-friendly platform makes it easier for consumers to learn more about the brand and teaches them how to properly apply makeup at-home or on the go. Capability for product reviews and ratings; forums to engage in conversation and education; expert reviews and testimonials through Milani’s selected contributors, experts, and beauty...

CIDESCO Launches New Portfolio of Diplomas

CIDESCO , the world standard for beauty and spa therapy with accredited schools in more than 33 countries worldwide, has launched three new diplomas. The new qualifications include a Spa Therapy Diploma, which gives candidates the opportunity to obtain a diploma in spa therapy without the prerequisite of a qualification in beauty therapy. The Beauty & Spa Management Diploma has been developed to give graduates a competitive edge in the market place. The course includes an emphasis on the range of activities required to manage a business, such as human resources planning and customer service. This postgraduate diploma is available...

BeautyBooked Introduces Mobile App

BeautyBooked (BB), a convenient way to search, discover, and book appointments with spas and salons, has unveiled a new mobile app. Created by two industry insiders, the app helps simplify the booking process by allowing members to discover new beauty locations, read editorial reviews from Allure magazine, and book appointments online. The app also allows clients to find appointments closest to them; offers integration with Instagram for users to share social experiences; features an upgrade option, which allows members get VIP treatment, such as a complimentary deep-conditioning treatment; and more. “BeautyBooked is transforming the way women search for and book...

Dermalogica’s Global Nonprofit Initiative Exceeds Goal

Dermalogica Foundation’s global philanthropic movement, FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) has surpassed its objective to fund more than 50,000 women-owned businesses across all industries worldwide. The FITE initiative was launched by Dermalogica as an expansion of the brand’s dedication to vocational education and careers. The Dermalogica brand itself is the prototype, employing thousands of women as skilled professional skin therapists, and creating career opportunities in professional skincare. “Supporting women’s participation in the economy is one of the most important areas an individual, business or country can do to drive economic development,” says founder and chief visionary Jane Wurwand. “It is...

IECSC Takes On Las Vegas

The International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) Las Vegas, held alongside the International Beauty Show (IBS), attracted more than 21,000 spa and beauty professionals to Sin City. Among the highlights were more than 600 exhibitors, free manufacturer classes, and a variety of business-building sessions, including the Spa Business Conference and Advanced Business Seminars and workshops from CIDESCO Section USA. “The strength of this show is indicative of the continually expanding and evolving spa industry,” says Liza Wylie, vice president of spa, beauty, and wellness for Questex Media. “2014 was a milestone year for us as we rolled out a...

Christine Heathman Appointed to Utah State Board of Cosmetology

Christine Heathman, owner of GlyMed Plus , has been appointed to the Utah State Board of Cosmetology, which includes barbering, esthetics, electrology, and nail technology licensing, by Utah Governor, Gary Herbert. Heathman played an instrumental role in establishing the first master esthetic license in the country in 2001, and will continue to affect the requirements for state licensing. During her three-year appointment, Heathman will review current licensing issues and work on legislation related to state, working alongside staff members from the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Heathman is a skincare expert and esthetics pioneer, and has appeared as a...

DaySmart Software Recognized by Inc. Magazine

DaySmart Software , the maker of Salon Iris software, announced that they have been recognized by Inc. magazine , a leading business periodical that focuses on small business and entrepreneurs, as one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the fourth year in a row. “We are truly honored to receive this award for the fourth year in a row,” says Christianna Jackson, cofounder and vice president of DaySmart Software. “Our focus has been launching new features that help make running a business easier and more profitable, which has been the foundation of our success.” Inc. magazine’s 500|5000...

Jaime Huffman Joins Universal Companies as Senior Vice President of Spa Development

Universal Companies announced that Jaime Huffman, MPH, joined its team as senior vice president of spa development. In her new role, Huffman will lead the product development, education, and equipment teams. “We are very glad to welcome Jaime to the team,” says Brenda Elliott, CEO of Universal Companies. “She has an impressive resume, with more than 25 years of leadership experience in spa, hospitality, education, and healthcare. Her experience and understanding of the complexities involved in delivering an exceptional spa experience makes her a perfect fit for this spa development position.” Most recently, Huffman was executive spa director, member of...

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