Spa News Stories

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...

Vionic Raises Money to Take on the Social Offer Market

Vionic , a social media deals platform that enables brands to offer deals on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, has raised $900,000 from unnamed investors. "We are thrilled to offer our proprietary Deal Maker technology to help drive new customers and cash flow for enterprise companies, agencies, and SMBs,” says Kosta Gara, Vionic founder and CEO. “They will join clients such as The UPS Store , Office Max Mexico , and Pure Barre , as well as thousands of successful brands across North America. As social media matures, business owners are looking for ways to monetize on time already invested in...

Palladio Beauty Group Launches Skin Care Collection

Inspired by their Herbal & Vitamin Enriched Cosmetics, Palladio Beauty Group introduced Palladio Skin Care , a collection of six products designed to help repair damaged skin and battle the effects of environmental aggressors. The line includes a Foaming Cleanser & Makeup Remover , a Pore-Refining Facial Scrub , a Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream , a Ultra-Firming Anti-Wrinkle Serum , a UV Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF15 , and a Revitalizing Night Repair Cream . The herbal and vitamin enriched products contain naturally beneficial ingredients, such as grape seed oil, hydrolyzed collagen, pomegranate extract, and vitamins A, C, D, and E to...

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Welcomes New Head to Board of Advisors

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals announced the addition of Chris G. Adigun, M.D., board-certified dermatologist, specializing in nail disorders, to their Board of Advisors, a comprehensive team of experts that provide ongoing assistance to the brand from a variety of backgrounds and specialties. Adigun will aid in product identification and development, serve as an on-air guest, and assist in brand outreach efforts. Recently appointed the co-director for the Advances in Dermatology Symposium, Adigun is also an active member of the Council for Nail Disorders , where she was an invited speaker in 2013 and 2014. She lectures extensively on the importance of diligent...

Marinello Schools of Beauty Introduces Military Scholarship Program

Marinello Schools of Beauty , a premier national brand of beauty schools, is now offering a military scholarship program for all direct family members of active military. The program is an ongoing effort that is applicable at all 62 campuses in seven states (California, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah). A $2,000 military scholarship is available to applicable enrolling students into the cosmetology program. “Marinello Schools of Beauty is committed to honoring members of the armed forces,” says president Nagui Elyas, M.D. “Marinello’s military scholarship program is our way to ensure that education remains affordable for our country’s valued...

Girls Achieve Grapeness Launches National Campaign with OPI

Girls Achieve Grapeness , a national initiative to end violence against women, partnered with OPI to launch a campaign built around a limited-edition purple nail polish for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. OPI manufactured and donated 10,000 bottles of the purple shade, which will be distributed and sold on college campuses across the country and at select events in Washington, DC throughout the month of October. “Girls Achieve Grapeness is a statement color—and that statement is that girls can and will achieve great things,” says Lori Weinstein, leader in the movement to end violence against women, and head of the...

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