Spa News Stories

Noel Asmar Introduces New Spa Uniforms

This week at ISPA , Noel Asmar, founder of Noel Asmar Uniforms , is launching a series of four new runway-inspired uniforms. The styles feature fashion design elements like exposed zippers, tuxedo-like silhouettes, bell sleeves, mixed media, and innovative fabrics for added functionality. “Our design philosophy is to think about every moment of the experience and create styles that result in greater efficiency and a nicer experience on several levels,” says Noel Asmar, CEO and lead designer of the brand. The garments are antibacterial, odor resistant, hygienic, non-toxic, pill resistant, breathable, and fast-drying. The uniforms also are designed with side...

Vagaro.com Launches Client App

Vagaro.com , an online scheduling and marketing software for spas and salons, launched a new client app to enhance guest experience with online appointment booking. “The client mobile app was the next logical step for Vagaro.com in our quest to create the best spa and salon software in the industry,” says CEO Fred Helou. “From day one, I’ve stated that Vagaro.com will revolutionize the spa and salon industry, just as Opentable.com has done for patrons booking reservations with restaurants.” Available on iPhone and Android phones, iPad, and Kindle Fire, the app allows users to search for and book appointments with...

Primavera Life's Ute Leube Wins Visionary Leadership Award

Primavera Life co-founder Ute Leube was named winner of the Visionary Leadership Award as part of Green Spa Network ’s (GSN) 2013 Sustainability Awards , which celebrated overall leadership in environmental management, green techniques, and sustainability in the spa industry. Leube has been recognized by the GSN for her work with Primavera Life , which produces certified natural, plant-based skincare for the brands Primavera and Amala . Awarded to the foremost leaders pushing the edge of innovation, Leube was among 12 winners, chosen from categories including Innovative New Green Product, Balanced Guru ; Green Building, Proximity Hotel ; Leadership in...

Travelers Vote ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London Best European Spa

ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London has been voted Best European Spa in The Times , The Sunday Times , and The Sunday Times Magazine Travel Awards 2013. Votes were gathered from thousands of readers of the three media outlets. “We are delighted to have received this award and my congratulations go to all of our exceptional staff who made this happen,” says Matthew Dixon, general manager of Corinthia Hotel London. “This award is particularly gratifying as it was based on the votes of actual travelers and readers, as opposed to industry voting for industry or being an award that...

TouchSuite Introduces Cloud-Based Point of Sale System

TouchSuite , a point of sale (POS) and payment processing system, introduced an advanced cloud‐based POS system, TouchSuite Cloud | Salon , for spas and salons. “Through a completely cloud‐based service, we have enhanced our traditional POS system to be used on any browser and platform,” says Afshin Yazdian, president of TouchSuite. “Our product will help the spa and salon industry grow their businesses seamlessly by giving owners the ability to monitor their business information from anywhere.” TouchSuite Cloud | Salon is free for any single user, and prices gradually increase for salons as they add more stylists. It also...

Dermalogica Celebrates International Day of the Girl

Empowering girls globally through education was the message behind Dermalogica ’s nationwide support of the International Day of the Girl on Friday, Oct. 11. These efforts focus on Dermalogica’s social impact arm, Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship (FITE), which extends educational opportunities and business microloans to women in developing countries. FITE also helps to provide girls with the skills needed to achieve financial independence as adults by supporting education, vocational training, and leadership programs. Dermalogica co-founder and brand visionary Jane Wurwand, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), attended the annual meeting in New York City and added her signature...

Demandforce Introduces New Features

Demandforce , an automated marketing and communications software, launched four new features for their products. The company added Intuit Local, making it easier for clients to find businesses; recurring campaigns, which helps puts targeted marketing campaigns on autopilot by scheduling to recur for any frequency of choice; and integrations with Bing and Google Now. The company will also send out appointment reminders to clients automatically through Google Now, a new app available for Android, iPhone, and iPad that helps consumers stay on top of what’s happening in their everyday life by giving them the proper information at the right time.

The Spa at Omni Mount Washington Resort Appoints New Spa Director

Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods, New Hampshire) promoted Jaime MacKillop to spa director of The Spa . MacKillop joined the Omni Mount Washington Resort as a full-time employee in 2009 to assist with The Spa's official opening, and by 2010 she had become a supervisor teaching her skills to coworkers. She is now responsible for all operations of the 25,000-square-foot spa, including marketing, staff management, finances, and creating new signature services, and packages inspired by local ingredients and the pristine beauty of the White Mountain National Forest. "We're always pleased to promote management from within, and there is no...

NovaLash Eyelash Extensions Brand Expands to UK and Europe

NovaLash Eyelash Extensions launched in the UK with an event at the Metropolitan Hotel (London). During the event, celebrity lash artist Sophia Navarro applied lashes to models, highlighting the NovaLash technique. The company also showcased its signature retail line, patented AirNova drying machine, and Candied Lashes for the upcoming holiday season. NovaLash also opened its first international office in the UK and now offers monthly training and certification courses in central London. It plans to expand its monthly training to other regions of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 2014. The new UK office will sell products directly to certified NovaLash...

FarmHouse Fresh Launches Chocolate Softening Mask

FarmHouse Fresh introduced a calorie-free chocolate indulgence for the skin, Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask . This thick, kaolin-clay mask pulls impurities and dead skin cells from pores while anti-aging natural extracts infuse skin with nutrients and moisture, softening the effects of wrinkles, sagging, and dryness. "The Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask is the perfect re-boot for your facial cleansing routine,” says Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse Fresh brands. “The dark cocoa base smells delicious, and leaves you velvety smooth, soft, and clean. More than a whimsical treat, this fragrance-free and anti-oxidant rich formula is designed to repair the effects...

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