Spa News Stories

Repechage Hosts 17th Annual International Conference for Salon & Spa Professionals

Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati welcomed over 135 skincare and spa professionals from across the country as well as from Korea, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic, Romania, the United Kingdom, Italy and Curacao. Guests gathered at this year’s NYC Conference to hear both science and medical experts speak, as well as to be part of the launch of the new Repêchage Hydra 4 Red‐Out Facial and at‐ home products, the Repêchage Mineral Face Shield, and annual Repêchage President’s Awards. To kick off the event, Charles Yarish, Ph.D., professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of...

Bellus Academy to Offer Manicures for Cancer Survivors

Fundraising and fingertips are coming together to support a good cause on Tuesday, June 2, at Bellus Academy campuses in Poway, National City, and El Cajon in California. Throughout the day, Bellus Academy students will celebrate Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day by polishing the nails of cancer fighters, survivors, friends, and family members in a “lilac survivor” shade. In addition, Bellus Academy will donate 25 percent of proceeds from all of its salon services including hair, esthetics and massage, to the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day Foundation. More than 14 million Americans are cancer survivors. Cancer Survivor Beauty...

Jason International Names New President and EVP

Jason International, Arkansas-based manufacturer of luxury hydrotherapy products, has announced the hiring of president Matt Peterson and the promotion of Paulo Jacuzzi as executive vice president. Remo Jacuzzi, the former president and founder of Jason International passed the post down to Peterson, and still remains chairman of the board. "I truly believe that with Peterson's leadership and knowledge of our industry, Jason International will continue to successfully engage in national and international markets," says Jacuzzi. "He understands our company, our customers, and our challenges within the industry. I am certain that Matt Peterson teamed with Paulo Jacuzzi and Remo V...

Wellness Expert Stacy Conlon Expands Brand With New Website

Fifteen years of experience in sales and marketing for the spa, wellness, and hospitality industries positioned certified wellness coach and mindfulness training facilitator Stacy Conlon to know the ins and outs of the growing market of corporate wellness. With recent clients including Cisco and Samsung, Conlon steps up her offerings with the launch of www.thezengirl.com . This website contains powerful stress-reduction solutions for both startups and established companies. The website further engages corporate leaders in utilizing meditation and mindfulness tools to foster employee happiness, creativity, focus, and retention. According to Forbes.com 87 percent of employees surveyed consider health and wellness...

Kiss My Face Strengthens Support of Swim Across America

Kiss My Face, a pioneer in the natural personal care industry and a proud sponsor of Swim Across America since 2013, is pleased to further support the organization with an exciting partnership with Whole Foods Market, America’s healthiest grocery store. This year, Kiss My Face will be ‘kissing with more purpose’ and will donate $.10 for every Kiss My Face sunscreen sold at Whole Foods Markets nationwide from Memorial Day through July 4 th to Swim Across America to help “make waves to fight cancer.” A non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for cancer research, prevention and treatment,...

Bioelements Announces New Educator Barbara Arnoux

Bioelements, a leader in professional skin care products designed for the treatment room and used at home, is excited to announce the addition of Barbara Arnoux as a new educator for the brand. With more than 35 years of advanced experience, Arnoux is a highly sought-after educator and licensed medical esthetician with a deep, extensive knowledge on skin physiology and advance treatments, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion and lasers. “Barbara is known for her wealth of esthetics knowledge, particularly in the medical realm,” says Teresa Stenzel, Bioelements director of education. “She’s a go-to source on which ingredients, techniques and professional treatments...

Rainforest Spa Earns Cancer Aware Designation

Rainforest Spa (County Wicklow, Ireland) is the first spa in Ireland to be officially certified as "cancer aware". The award was announced by Wellness for Cancer, the first organization to establish standardized, objective, cancer-focused training and business criteria for the spa and wellness industry, worldwide. A member of the global Spafinder Wellness 365 Network, Rainforest Spa will now be identified with a special Wellness for Cancer badge on Spafinder.com and recognized as a provider of safe, therapeutic services to clients who have experienced or are living with cancer. “Our goal is to help those living with cancer—including friends, family and...

Dermalogica’s Jane Wurwand Speaks at Status of Women Conference

Achieving financial independence through entrepreneurship and vocational skill-set training was founder and chief visionary, Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute, Jane Wurwand’s platform to inspire a packed house of more than 1,200 participants at the half-day Status of Women conference hosted by Mount Saint Mary’s University at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. “What’s most urgent for women today is to acquire transportable vocational skills,” says Wurwand. “Vocational training is the fastest route to entrepreneurship.” A professional skin therapist and the founder of a global skin care brand; Wurwand understands from personal experience the value of vocational training and...

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