Spa News Stories

Lydia Sarfati Offers Four-Day Master Class

Lydia Sarfati, founder of professional skincare products Repêchage will be hosting a four-day master class at the Lydia Sarfati Post Graduate Skin Care Academy (Secaucus, NJ). Held once a year, the class (Oct. 5-8) offers estheticians a chance to work directly with Sarfati. Ideal for seasoned estheticians with a minimum of three years of experience, attendees will learn advanced skincare techniques and skills, such as the Lydia Sarfati Facial Massage. Students will also learn how to administer professional treatment solutions for all skin types, as well as pre- and post-operative treatments. Additionally, Sarfati will share the best practices for today’s...

Spa Nalai Announces New Seasonal Treatments

As a part of Park Hyatt New York’s International Series, the hotel’s atelier spa, Spa Nalai , has partnered with Park Hyatt Dubai to offer two new seasonal treatments: an Amara Signature Botanical Massage ($350, 90 minutes) and Gold Vitality Facial ($375, 90 minutes). Available from July 1 through September 2015, guests are invited to experience the latest treatments reflecting the opulence of the Arabian Nights. Transporting guests on a sensory sojourn to the vibrant city of Dubai, these treatments embody the mystique of Dubai’s ancient healing practices, commencing with a ceremonial foot bath and incorporating soothing desert botanicals and...

FarmHouse Fresh Sponsors Beauty Soiree at The Hotel Hershey

FarmHouse Fresh sponsored the first Signature Beauty Soiree experience organized by Coco and Curls at The Spa at The Hotel Hershey (PA). More than 70 multicultural women from ages 25 to 65, including corporate executives as well as stay-at-home moms, attended the event. “We love supporting events that bring women from diverse backgrounds together in positive environments that allow them to explore their inner and outer beauty, plus have loads of fun,” says Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse Fresh. “Given the chocolate theme of The Hotel Hershey, we thought it would be perfect for everyone to experience our top-selling Sundae...

Performance Health Launches Enhanced Research and Exercise Website

Performance Health, a leader in rehabilitation, fitness, and wellness products, announced the re-launch of PerformanceHealthAcademy.com , formerly TheraBandAcademy.com . This free and enhanced U.S. audience site provides users with improved functionality and enhanced features. In addition to focusing on TheraBand, the Academy will now begin to offer resources for Performance Health’s growing portfolio of interconnected brands, including Active Ankle braces, Biofreeze pain reliever, Bon Vital' massage topicals, Cramer sports medicine, and Thera°Pearl hot/cold wraps. The website will reference both Performance Health Academy and TheraBand Academy during the transition. The Academy website is a resource that connects healthcare professionals and consumers...

Milano Software Introduces New Mobile App

Milano Software , a spa management software company, launched Milano Viewer, a staff productivity app that allows spa staff access to appointment and scheduling information. The app also includes a Mobile Pay option, which enables payment processing. In addition, the company released enhancements to its software suite, including Online Booking, which secures payments made online, and Milano Text, designed to send appointment reminders and confirmations to clients. With Milano Text, the spa software automatically updates the appointment status based on client responses. For more information, visit www.milanosoftware.com .

Millennium Systems International Launches New Software

Millennium Systems International , a spa and salon software company, introduced Meevo, a management and scheduling system. The software features a Success Center, to motivate staff to pre-book, add on retail sales, and increase profits. Additional features include an Appointment Book, which can be used to update existing appointments and block time off for breaks and meetings; a confirmation manager; and the ability to cut and paste appointments. The software also offers a Charms section, which allows employees to acknowledge one another with tokens and digital trophies when they reach goals set by management. Employees can cash in their tokens...

American International Industries Honors Top Distributors

Cosmetics manufacturer American International Industries (A.I.I.) honored seven distributors for their sales growth while participating in the A.I.I. Partner Program. Participants in the program were required to meet a sales goal while carrying a minimum of 14 of A.I.I.’s 63 brands, including Ardell Lashes, GiGi, China Glaze, and ibd. Current distributors were encouraged to participate in the yearlong program, which concluded in 2014. Kashi Beauty, Nails WEST, Beauty Zone, Princess Beauty, Kanar, San Jose, and Fantasy were all recognized for their performance and given the option to receive a new Nissan cargo van skinned with vibrant images of China Glaze,...

Bellus Academy Gives Back to Support Cancer Survivors

Beauty and wellness institution Bellus Academy (multiple locations) celebrated Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day with complimentary lilac-shaded manicures for cancer fighters, survivors, and friends and family members. The academy donated 25 percent of proceeds from its spa and salon services, including hair, esthetics, and massage, to the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day Foundation. “Giving back to the community is a big part of the Bellus culture,” says owner and president Lynelle Lynch. “Showing our support for Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day makes sense, because we all know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. We are...

Spafinder Wellness 365 Debuts Global Wellness Travel Guide

Spafinder Wellness 365 , a media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry, has published its first Global Wellness Travel Guide , a directory of leading international wellness properties. The guide offers resources to assist agents in booking wellness travel and showcases profiles of featured properties, including offerings across 17 categories, from culinary and nutrition programs to adventure activities. “We are excited to debut the inaugural Global Wellness Travel Guide, which focuses on hundreds of curated destination spas, five-star resorts and hotels, yoga and fitness retreats, and stay spas—and underscores our commitment to travel that leaves people feeling...

SpaBlue Offers Support to Women in Need

SpaBlue (Del Mar, CA) is helping homeless and abused women throughout San Diego this month, including Rachel’s Women Center (San Diego), a drop-in day center for homeless and very low income women. Through June 31, clients can drop of new and gently used bras to provide to women in need. They will be accepted in specially marked bins during business hours at SpaBlue. “The support a bra gives is more than physical, it is also emotional,” says owner Emma Hughes. “At its core, SpaBlue believes that women should feel confident and beautiful both inside and out, SpaBlue's bra drive is...

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