Spa News Stories

Le Mieux Launches Showroom and Training Center

Le Mieux Cosmetics welcomed more than 100 guests to the opening of its new showroom and training center, Bielle Institute (Pasadena, CA) on July 22. The two-story Institute features one large classroom space, a conference room on the second floor, two facial rooms outfitted with the latest technology devices and facial beds to be used during training courses, and a downstairs reception area with customized product displays. "We dreamed of having a centrally located educational venue offering top-notch esthetics education, and are extremely proud of opening the new Bielle Institute," says Janel Luu, CEO of Le Mieux Cosmetics. The guests,...

OROGOLD Cosmetics Announces New Spokesperson

OROGOLD Cosmetics , an anti-aging cosmetics line, is pleased to announce their new spokesperson, actress Denise Richards, of ABC Family’s Twisted . The partnership was announced at the grand opening of OROGOLD Cosmetics first flagship store in New York City, where Denise made her first public appearance on behalf of the brand, and helped introduce the media to the latest products from OROGOLD Cosmetics. A ribbon cutting ceremony culminated the event to officially open the new location. “We are thrilled to be able to share the news that Denise Richards is our new spokesperson for OROGOLD Cosmetics,” says CEO of...

OPI Unveils PRO New Website

OPI relaunched its PRO website, pro.opi.com . The updated site offers information on the latest in nail technology, direct links to local distributors, OPI’s current products lines, as well as more than 200 nail lacquer shades, nail treatments, lotions, gels, and acrylic products. Along with the new site features, users can now register and/or log in as a PRO to discover, learn, shop, and win prizes by entering OPI’s pro web sweepstakes. Each month, OPI will award one grand prizewinner with a private day of education with an OPI artistic design team member. Three winners will receive an Apple iPad...

Le Voyage Online Commercial Wins Three Bronze Honors at Telly Awards

My Case Couture’s new line of OPI -inspired iPhone cases took home three Bronze Awards at the 34th Annual Telly Awards for its latest online commercial Le Voyage , produced by Ilan Inc. The commercial takes viewers to a nail lacquer wonderland, where classic OPI shades flow freely from flowers and trees, creating the designs found on My Case Couture iPhone cases. The video won in three categories: internet/online commercial for visual effects, internet/online commercial campaign for business to consumer, and branded content for commercials. “For the line launch, Ilan Inc. produced a commercial that truly expresses the aspirational beauty...

Express Spa and Styling Bar at Super Saturday 16

Super Saturday, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund ’s (OCRF) 16 annual daylong fundraiser, presented by QVC and InStyle, will be held at Nova's Ark Project (Water Mill, NY) on Saturday, July 27. The event will include a designer garage sale, as well as a Moroccanoil Express Spa and Styling Bar tent with hair experts, where attendees can experience oil-infused body and hair products through complimentary beauty services, including summer updo’s, styles, and more. Guests will be treated to five-minute signature spa messages and will receive product samples for a head-to-toe pampering experience. In addition, Moroccanoil will also be giving away...

Blow Dry Bar Launches blowpro Website

Blow , the New York dry bar salon, announced the launch of its blowpro professional website, www.blowpro.com/professional . This members-only site is dedicated to stylists, salons, and students. Member benefits include the ability to purchase blowpro products at wholesale prices, earn blowpro perks and rewards, where customers can use points to redeem products, merchandise, and tickets to the blowpro academy, and receive access to marketing collateral, tips, rewards, look cards, and videos. Additionally, professional offers and promotions are available for both new and existing customers.

CND Announces 2013 First Quarter Award Recipients

CND (Creative Nail Design), supplier in professional nail, hand, and foot beauty, recently presented its First Quarter Awards to recognize two employees who went above and beyond to deliver superior results. Manager of the First Quarter, Danielle Devine, was recognized for her drive, hard work, and leadership. She developed domestic and international training materials, created educational videos and guides to support CND’s new innovation, product and technique updates, and graduated 25 CND education ambassadors, three CND Shellac education ambassadors, and six global CND education ambassadors. Jaime Ellis, employee of the First Quarter, was acknowledged for co-developing VINYLUX; CND’s weekly polish...

Aesthetic VideoSource Offers Unlimited Online Subscriptions

Aesthetic VideoSource , a source for educational training videos, DVDs, and workbooks for spa and beauty professionals, now offers unlimited video streaming with online subscriptions. Over 90 full-length videos are available in categories, such as skincare, facials, waxing and hair removal, body treatments, massage therapy and reflexology, hair styling, manicures, and makeup among others. Aesthetic VideoSource offers two video streaming subscription levels, one-year ($598.95, $6.65 per video) and a three-year ($1,600, $5.93 per video). Videos can be watched as many times, depending on the subscription choice. Additionally, videos can be streamed on a PC, Mac, iPhone, or iPod. “Our customers...

The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Uses Online Booking to Increase Revenue

The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club , FL, increased revenue by 25 percent by adding online booking for spa appointments. With SpaDirect online booking solution from the Ryatta Group integrated with the SpaSoft Spa Management System, the spa was able to capture business anytime, even outside of business hours. “The online booking is just as flexible as a reservations agent, and always on duty,” says spa manager Tara Shewey. “We felt like we were losing a lot of potential bookings because we didn’t have somebody 24 hours a day. Online booking with SpaDirect is really helping us capture...

Co-Founder of Vivant Skin Care Dies After Battle with Cancer

Vivant Skin Care co-founder and co-developer of Retin-A, James E. Fulton Jr., M.D., Ph.D., passed away earlier this summer after a long-term battle with colon cancer. Fulton developed dermatological products for the medical community, creating more than 50 skincare formulations and qualifying as a full fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, and Dermatology Foundation’s Leader Society. “Jim devoted his life to dermatology, and his passing will leave a void in the world of skincare,” says Vivant Skin Care president Sara Fulton. “He achieved much during his career, but his greatest contributions may have...

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