Spa News Stories

Universal Companies Expands Educational Offerings

Universal Companies has expanded its education offerings, providing eLearning classes . These interactive training modules allow users to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. Many of the studies include resume-building training certificates, which are instantly awarded to participants after completing education criterias. Other categories include business and technical skills for spa practitioners, which teaches marketing and leadership skills, and quick presentations designed to help determine whether a specific product line is the right fit. For more information, visit www.universalcompanies.com .

Sam Villa Launches Consumer Website

Sam Villa , also known as the hairdressers hairdresser, launched a new consumer website, www.samvilla.com , devoted to providing tips and looks clients can try at home. The site is also a resource stylists can utilize to grow their relationships, loyalty, and business by adding value to client services. “I’ve been telling stylists to check out the consumer website, learn a new look, create it on a client, and then share the link with the client so they can recreate the look at home, as well as get other styling tips and tricks,” says Villa, founding partner of Sam Villa...

THANN Sanctuary Spa Celebrates Grand Opening at Castle Hotel & Spa

Joined by Gilbert Baeriswil, general manager at Castle Hotel & Spa (Tarrytown, New York); Tarrytown resident Kevin Plunkett, Westchester’s deputy county executive; Drew Fixell, mayor of Tarrytown, and Jiro Sato, president of Sankara Hotels & Resorts , cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially opened the new multi-million dollar THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa. Debbie Nigro of The Debbie Nigro Show , welcomed a crowd of local and regional friends, clients, and supporters, including Eileen Mildenberger, director of the Office of Economic Development in Westchester and Natasha Caba Caputo, director of Westchester County Tourism & Film , as well...

Millennium by Harms Selects New Name

Millennium by Harms Software , business solutions provider for the beauty, medical, and fitness industries, is excited to announce that the company will officially be known as Millennium Systems International (Millennium S.I.), effective immediately. “Over the years, as I saw our company continuing to grow and hire amazingly talented people, it became more and more apparent to me that ‘Harms Software’ was a name I created based on my own last name,” says founder and CEO John Harms. “It represented where we started. It represented me. With the company growing and evolving, I wanted to unify our brand under the...

Taut White Launches in the U.S.

Renew Alliance , exclusive distributor of LAC Taut for North America, launched Taut White in the U.S., a skin whitening supplement. This product helps reduce the appearance of dark spots on the skin caused by changes in pigmentation due to a difference in the level of melanin. Taut White’s antioxidants inhibit tyrosinase activity, which suppresses the production of melanin that is responsible for skin pigmentation. This gives the skin a lighter and more even tone. Containing ingredients like grapeseed extract and olive leaf extract, Taut White also protects against free radical damage and premature aging. For more information, visit www.renewalliance.com...

Revision Skincare Appoints New Account Executive

Revision Skincare appointed new account executive, Rita Balzano, who will cover the territory of Southern Florida and be in charge of growing the brand’s presence, as well as maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet quarterly and annual sales goals. She comes to Revision with 25 years of sales experience with 15 of those years spent in aesthetic sales. She will also be responsible for offering educational support and training to solidify the understanding of the brand and its offerings. In addition, Balzano will prepare and execute sales presentations and business plans for all accounts in the Southern Florida region...

Spa and Naturopathy Alliance Announced

Anne Bramham, founder of the Advanced Spa Therapy Education & Certification Council (ASTECC), announced an alliance with the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR, to offer training in therapeutic modalities. With the new partnership, naturopathic practitioners can now enroll in an ASTECC Spa Management & Leadership training program. Designed to educate participants in integrative medicine, the program teaches how to successfully work in spa and wellness environments, combining various aspects of spa operations, such as budgeting, facility and equipment management, marketing, and more. “We strongly feel that naturopathic doctors can play a significant role in the spa...

Skin Authority Creates Solution for Vitamin D Deficiency

Skin Authority unveiled a new, natural vitamin D solution, VitaD Fortified Illuminating DUO , which addresses vitamin D deficiency inside and out. The products combine Skin Authority’s VitaD Fortified Topical Elixir , a multi-action, lightweight formula that provides a topical dose of Vitamin D and essential nutrients, and VitaD Fortified Whole Food Spice Powder , a whole food powder to sprinkle on your food throughout the day to replenish the body’s internal Vitamin D levels. The Skin Authority team and CEO Celeste Hilling worked with the Dole Nutrition Institute for nearly two years in harnessing the only 100 percent vegan,...

Vision USA Unveils 2014 Catalog

Vision USA a Dentrex company, which provides optical products for eye care, dental, and medical professionals for laboratory and office use, has released their 2014 catalog. The company’s products focus on the specific needs for magnification in the dentistry, dental laboratories, dermatology, veterinary, audiology, and science studies fields. New products are now being introduced in the catalog, which includes LED headlights with waterproof loupes; clamp and desk lamps with magnification; high power reading glasses available in +4.00, +5.00, and +6.00; adjustable LED headband loupes available in 2.5x, 3.0x, 3.5x, and 4.0x; safety glasses with full lens magnification; clip-on loupes up...

Digital Right Brain Releases SalonPOS

New York-based salon software firm Digital Right Brain (DRB) introduced SalonPOS , a point-of-sale software solution that features an accesible interface that allows users to manage clients, employees, and schedules around the clock. Available for download from Apple App Store , the software includes an appointment-scheduling system, service provision, income tracking, and analysis and promotional tools.

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