Spa News Stories

Dermalogica Introduces New Learning Center and Retail Space

Dermalogica announced the opening of their new learning center, Dermalogica à Montréal in Canada . The 1,500-square-foot location includes a classroom, a treatment room, and a retail space. Situated in the historic Montreal Old Port, the interactive space features a Montreal loft feel with original beams, stone and brick wall, and exposed pipes. The state-of-the-art facility includes a Face Mapping Skin Analysis zone, two MicroZone areas, and a treatment room, as well as a complete assortment of Dermalogica products. "We are so thrilled to officially launch our very first Immersive Learning Space in Canada,” says Melissa Daniels, general manager of...

YogaTrail Launches Mobile App

YogaTrail , a community-based yoga directory, launched a YogaTrail mobile app, which allows yogis to find yoga venues, teachers, and events anywhere in the world. Created for travelers seeking yoga instruction from real teachers, not videos, the app provides quick and easy access to local yoga and upcoming yoga events. Users can also search different locations and narrow their preferences by type: yoga studio, teacher, retreat, or teacher training center. The yoga listings also feature reviews by local yogis. Available for free on iOS or Android phones, the app can be downloaded through the iTunes App Store or Google Play...

OPI Releases New Major League Baseball-Inspired Nail Lacquers

OPI announced the launch of seven new limited-edition nail lacquers inspired by Major League Baseball (MLB), marking the first-ever professional sports league licensing agreement for the company. Launching in April, the collection features a range of blue, orange, red, and white hues, and each bottle includes the ProWide Brush for easy color application. “Enjoying a baseball game is one of America’s most celebrated pastimes,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI cofounder and executive vice president. “For many years, men dominated the stands, but today, more and more women can be found in the crowds. Baseball boasts a lot of female fans looking...

Pevonia Botanica Introduces New Trial and Travel Kit Collection

Pevonia Botanica , a leader in professional spa skincare, launched a new trial and travel kit collection. Featuring sleek packaging—the three-step introductory starter kits helps restore, rejuvenate, and revitalize skin. The collection features the company’s best sellers—Power Repair, an age-correction skincare solution; Sensitive No More, ideal for sensitive skin types; T-Zone Shine Control, suitable for combination skin; and Redness-B-Gone, for rosacea-prone skin. Additionally, each kit is airport travel approved. For more information, visit www.pevonia.com .

Nouveau Contour Offers Permanent Makeup Courses

Nouveau Contour , manufacturer of permanent makeup, now offers both fundamental and advanced training to students looking to start a career as a permanent makeup technician. Permanent makeup has expanded beyond eyes, brows, and lips as a result of advanced courses in cosmetic medical corrections for scar camouflage and areola re-pigmentation for mastectomy patients. The Nouveau Contour Academy, located in Orlando, FL and Las Vegas, NV, offers monthly classes taught by the company’s leading instructors with more than 28 years of combined experience, who are trained and certified by Nouveau Contour (Europe). The cost for a five-day Fundamental Course including...

Professional Beauty Association Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Minerva Beauty Scholarship

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced that applications for the 2014 Minerva Beauty Scholarship are now available. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school. "We are proud to continue this scholarship in 2014 and appreciate the opportunity to give back to the cosmetology community,” says Jay Rawl, president of Minerva Beauty. “Supporting the future of the industry through educational assistance has been incredibly rewarding and we are impressed by the ever increasing talent we see entering the field." Funded by Minerva Beauty and administered by PBA Foundation , the five...

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Welcomes New Spa Director

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa (Monterey, CA) announced the hire of Mary Low as spa director of Vista Blue Spa . With more than 10 years of experience in spas, hospitality, and wellness fields, Low will be responsible for overseeing all operations and managing the team at Vista Blue Spa. In addition, she will administer all spa operations, including guest relations, revenue analysis, and implementation of seasonal spa treatments. “We are privileged to welcome Mary to our team at Vista Blue Spa,” says John Narigi, vice president and general manager of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. “Mary’s strong and diverse...

Shortcuts Software Reports Hike in Online Bookings

The number of spa and salon clients booking online has risen by nearly 50 percent, according to the latest data released by Shortcuts Software . Between Dec. 2012 and Dec. 2013, the number of clients booking appointments online rose by 46 percent from 110,710 to 161,944, making the value of online bookings to spas and salons higher by 55 percent—up from $5 million to $7.8 million. “The push to online booking is clearly unrelenting,” says Paul Tate, CEO of Shortcuts Software. “Clients just don’t have the time or inclination to pick up the phone for an appointment anymore and are...

ISPA Presents Jim Root with Dedicated Contributor Award

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present Jim Root with the 2014 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas) from October 13 to 15. “Jim is the ultimate cheerleader for the spa industry,” says ISPA president Lynne McNees. “Every step of the way he has leant his supportive and motivating attitude to ISPA. I can’t imagine what the spa industry would have been without his dedication and commitment.” Root is the chief executive officer and president of Glen Ivy Hot Springs , a 154-year-old spa and hospitality...

Juil Footwear Launches New Sandals for Spas

Juil , earthing-inspired sandals and shoes, has announced that they will be partnering with Deborah Evans and Associates , a boutique spa distribution agency, for distribution into spas, resorts, and hotels throughout the U.S. markets. Deborah Evans & Associates will be introducing the new ‘grounding’ shoe line to the spa market, offering a unique product to retail, besides the traditional spa offerings. With its health driven, earthing shoes for men and women, the team is thrilled about the retail opportunity for spas with earthing trending in the wellness and spa industries. Based on a contemporary wellness concept known as earthing...

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