Spa News Stories

CIDESCO Launches New Website

CIDESCO , the world standard for beauty and spa therapy with accredited schools in more than 33 countries worldwide, has launched its new website, www.cidesco.com . Designed to reflect the organization’s commitments to developing core brand concept, the site includes video interviews with key personnel, features from CIDESCO’s quarterly magazine, and more. “A lot of hard work has gone into developing our new website and we are delighted with the result,” says president Anna-Cari Gund . “It reflects the CIDESCO of today and gives our members and visitors a much more user-friendly experience." Visitors can also browse the portfolio of...

Repêchage Expands Facial Bar Concept

Professional skincare line Repêchage has opened two new Facial Bars at Centro Donna Salon Dorobanți and Studio Fistic in Romania. Designed to offer guests quick but effective treatments that rejuvenate skin in 30 minutes or less, the Facial Bar includes express services, such as anti-aging and pore-cleansing facials and hydration masks, without disrobing. “A Facial Bar is both great for business and your client’s skin,” says founder and CEO Lydia Sarfati . “I am very excited for Centro Donna Salon Dorobanți and Studio Fistic and their clients to reap the benefits.” For more information, visit www.repechage.com .

Zen180 Launches New Meditation App

Brain enhancement audio technology company Zen180 has introduced a free app. Created to help users focus, find creativity, and relieve everyday stresses, the app provides background audio to use while meditating, reading, and studying. The app features five enhancing audio programs, including Focused for reading or writing; Creative for brainstorming, creating music, art, and writing; Awakened for a boost of energy; Relaxed, to calm down; and Romantic, to reconnect with loved ones. Each audio program includes five- to 30-minute track choices, which uses 3D binaural beats to create a listening experience that spatially transcends normally recorded stereo, helping users better...

Satin Smooth Introduces New Skincare System

Satin Smooth , a professional division of Conair Corporation, has launched Advanced Series, a professional skincare system designed to stimulate the creation of new, healthy cells and tissue. Infused with peptide technology and vitamin C, the collection includes six products—Lightning Lift Gel Axp 33TM + Vitamin C, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; Renewal Facial Cream Cleanser AHA + Vitamin C, to clear pores; Brightening Lift Eye Cream Axp 33TM + Vitamin C, to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles around the eyes; Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Microbeads + Vitamin C, to clear impurities and...

Soothe Mobile App Delivers Relaxation On-demand

Soothe , a mobile app providing on-demand massage services, allows clients to book services up to an hour in advance and handpick a certified and insured massage therapist of their choice. Founded by chief executive officer Merlin Kauffman and chief technology officer Bradley Herman , services range from 60 minutes for $99 to two hours for $169, and include deep tissue, Swedish, sports, and couples massages. Services are available in the Los Angeles area, with beta apps in Orange County, CT and Miami. For more information, visit www.soothe.com .

Glossifly Introduces Beauty Service App

Glossifly , a service on-demand beauty platform, has launched a free app that enables users to book spa and salon appointments at a moment’s notice at the location of their choice. Users select a beauty service, date and time, and business. Ranging from $40 for a blowout, $50 for a makeup application, and $85 for a massage, appointments can be booked up to two weeks or three hours in advance to ensure a qualified Glossiflyist professional is available. "Beauty lies in the dichotomy,” says founder Shirley Sheene Day. “It needs to be affordable yet appear luxurious and priceless, attainable, yet...

Baglioni Hotels Opens Baglioni Spa by Caschera

Regina Hotel Baglioni (Rome, Italy) has introduced Baglioni Spa by Caschera . In collaboration with Caschera, a Rome-based luxury cosmetics line founded by Paolo Caschera, the spa is complete with two massage rooms, a beauty room, a gym, and a sauna. It also features Caschera’s natural, oil-based products. Designed by Milanese architects Rebosio+Spagnulo , the spa features a range of mind and body therapies, including Ayurveda, facials, body treatments, and more. The spa’s signature treatment, Spa Penthouse Ritual, takes place in the Roman Penthouse Suite with 360-degree views of Rome’s eternal city surrounded by contemporary Italian artwork. Additionally, after extensive...

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Welcomes New Spa Manager

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort (Costa Rica) has announced the appointment of Virginia León as spa manager of Onda Spa . With more than 12 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, León will be responsible for managing all aspects of the spa. Prior to joining Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, León served as assistant manager followed spa manager at Fiesta Premier, now Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa . León studied aesthetics and beauty in CEM European Esthetics Schools (San Jose, Costa Rica). After, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica...

WTS Appoints Kim Matheson as Senior Vice President of International Development

WTS International (WTS), a consulting and management firm for spas, fitness, and leisure facilities, announced the appointment of Kim Matheson as senior vice president of international development. She will be responsible for business development, overseeing key spa accounts, creating new spa concepts, and providing advice to WTS clients on retail sales and marketing. "We’re thrilled to welcome Kim Matheson to WTS to support our global growth,” says Gary Henkin, president of WTS International. “Her deep experience and qualifications in spa and leisure facility design and operations will be a tremendous asset to our clients." Most recently, Matheson was president of...

ModiFace Develops Photo Analysis App

ModiFace , creators of virtual makeover and visualization apps, has created Beautiful Me, an app that scans images to generate personalized skincare solutions using patented data technology to analyze photos and detect facial characteristics, including makeup, aging, and hair. The information collected is then used to recommend a list of skin, anti-aging, and cosmetic products that match the user’s profile and skincare needs. The app reveals the user’s true skintone by digitally extracting the skintone range from the photos, and displays statistics about the user’s makeup preferences. "We're thrilled to introduce Beautiful Me to users and bring a level of...

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