Spa News Stories

CND Shellac System Now Fully Patented

CND , a global leader in professional nail, hand, and foot care has been awarded six patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the technology behind its CND Shellac three-part system, which consists of a Base Coat, a Color Coat, and a Top Coat, each cured under the CND UV Lamp for zero-dry time. “These patents for CND Shellac are a validation of our innovation,” says Dave Valia, Ph.D., vice president of research & development for CND. “They solidify our technical leadership and protect our investment in creating a new category in nail coatings performance and care.” In...

GiGi Unveils New Instructional Waxing Videos

GiGi , a complete line of soft and hard waxes, pre- and post-waxing products, waxing accessories, warmers, and depilatories, announced the upload of new waxing instructional videos on the brand’s website, www.gigispa.com , and their recent YouTube channel . Covering the topics of brow, bikini, leg, lip, arm, and underarm waxing, as well as set-up and cleanup, the videos promote the proper use and techniques of GiGi soft wax application. To view the videos, visit the brand’s YouTube channel here . For more information, visit www.gigispa.com .

Moroccanoil Launches New Boar Bristle Brush Collection

Moroccanoil introduced its first - ever Boar Bristle Brush Collection as the next phase in the brand’s commitment to providing high-quality products. With more than two years in development, the collection was specially designed to meet the demands of customers and spa and salon professionals in search of easily achieving more healthy-looking hair. Available in three types for versatile styling— Round , Classic , and Teasing —the brushes are handcrafted with 100 percent natural boar bristles. The specially crafted Round Brushes come in three sizes—25mm, 35mm, and 45 mm—to achieve volume, shape, and lift of varying hair lengths. “When it...

Well-Being Travel Announces Speaker Line-Up for Symposium

Well-Being Travel announced the speaker line-up for its first-ever inaugural Well-Being Travel Symposium , which will take place Feb. 18-19 at the MGM Grand Hotel (Las Vegas). Attendees will hear from industry experts, hotel executives, spa directors, and suppliers, with highlights including Anne Marie Moebes, executive vice president of Well-Being Travel, who will provide an overview on what wellness travel is; Anne Dimon, publisher and editor of Travel To Wellness magazine, who will discuss what consumers are looking for in wellness vacations; Mia Kyricos, chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness 365 and board member of the Global Spa & Wellness...

Balanced Guru Introduces Giving Back Program

Balanced Guru announced the launch of their Giving Back Program , in which customized limited edition product collections are designed for non-profit organizations to sell and fund their causes. Through the Balanced Guru SEVA AMAZON line , which consists of Rainforest Body Balm , a moisturizer that wakes up the senses and moisturizes the skin; Rainforest Body Oil , a scented soothing body oil that leaves the skin soft and smooth; and Rainforest Body Scrub , an aromatic exfoliator for the body that scrubs away dead skin cells, 100 percent of the profits from the products will go towards saving...

Body Bliss Launches Aroma Design Bar and Aromatherapy App

Body Bliss , a leading natural product manufacturer, introduced a new Aroma Design Bar, along with the Intentional Aromatherapy App, which allows Body Bliss spa and wellness partners to integrate custom aromatherapy alchemy into spa treatments and retail offerings. “We are so excited to introduce the Aroma Design Bar,” says Ann Patton, spa director at The Boulders, Waldorf Astoria Resort (Carefree, AZ). “The concept is true to our intentions for wellness, and the possibilities for personalization are almost endless—exactly what our guests are looking for.” With the Aromatherapy App, the therapist and the client can collaborate and focus on the...

Innovative Spa Management Acquires ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa

Innovative Spa Management (ISM) announced the addition of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa (Miami Beach, FL) to its list of properties. ISM will provide management and support services for the spa, including the creation of a custom-crafted spa menu, as well as expanding into new markets such as bridal and social events. “We are pleased to welcome ONE Bal Harbour to our group of spas, and look forward to working with them to elevate the experience they provide to guests to a new level,” says Ilana Craig AIberico, founding partner of ISM. “Through initiatives such as the creation of...

John Masters Organics Unveils New Website

John Masters Organics , a global organic beauty brand, unveiled a digital makeover with the launch of their redesigned U.S. website, www.johnmasters.com . The revamped site features expanded content for customers, including a Top Sellers section highlighting the most popular products; a News section , which features events, product launches, and other happenings from the brand; and a Journal section for product and ingredient insights. “The new www.johnmasters.com site fully embodies the brand’s philosophy in a visually compelling manner, while providing customers with a seamless online shopping experience,” says John Masters, founder of John Masters Organics. “We’re excited to engage...

Massage Heights Opens New Location in Iowa

Massage Heights , a family-owned membership-based massage franchise company, opened its 100th location, Massage Heights Iowa River Landing (Coralville, Iowa). The new location is the 49th body + face concept location to open, bringing the total percentage of locations offering custom dermalogica skincare treatments to almost 50 percent of the total franchise system. “In 2007, we opened our first franchise location outside the state of Texas in Iowa,” says Bret Franson, director of franchise development. “And we are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our 100th location and the growth of the body + face concept in the same state...

Essio Aromatherapy Introduces New Packaging Design

Essio , an aromatherapy system designed specifically for the shower, unveiled a new packaging, which was created to visually communicate to consumers an understanding of how the product works. Delivering 100 percent USDA-certified organic essential oils into the shower via a clip-on aromatherapy diffuser and pod of aromatherapy oils, which work with any standard shower pipe, the packaging features use of white space, minimalist sans serif typography, often reversing to white for a pristine effect, bright ink colors, and photography. “We wanted to make the packaging product-centric from a visual point of view, so that the shopper instantly understands how...

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