Products & Services

SPAball Golf Ball Massage Licensing Available to Spas

GBM ( Golf Ball Massage ) Health is now offering licensing of SPAball Massage packages to spas and resorts worldwide. The company introduced its use of golf balls and its patent pending SPAball Kaddy for therapeutic massages a few years ago. Now, the SPAball Kaddy, the first ergonomically balanced, cup-like device that cradles a standard golf ball, allows the therapist to push more deeply into the muscles, providing more targeted, therapeutic results. Therapists trained in the specialized practice of SPAball Massages can offer three different packages at spas and resorts internationally: Gold Essential, a deep massage with stretches and techniques...

Silk’n Partners with Southern Retail Giant Belk

Belk , a family-owned and operated department store company, partnered with Silk’n Home Skinovations to offer the brand’s at-home aesthetic tool, the Flash&Go , a light-based device for long-term hair removal. The partnership will provide customers in the Southern U.S. market with direct access to Silk’n products. “We are very pleased to have a presence on Belk.com giving our customers more access to these popular products,” says Scott Lyon, vice president of sales for Silk'n Home Skinovations. “Our expectations were exceeded with the introduction of Silk’n Flash&Go to the market, which resulted in the addition of retailers like Belk.”

Gelish Launches NailStyle Magazine App

Gelish , the first brush-in-bottle soak-off gel polish, launched their NailStyle magazine app , a beauty and fashion magazine focused on giving readers a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the latest trends and inspirations for seasonal gel polish collections. The magazine reads like a newsletter with several sections that provide style analysis and inspirational mood boards for the runway fashions that inspire collections. With NailStyle, Gelish hopes to inspire and educate nail enthusiasts through editorial imagery and tutorials. “This issue of NailStyle is the first of many to come,” says Danny Haile, CEO and founder. “We will introduce a new issue...

Tracie Wertz Launches Spa Consulting Firm

S pa sales professional Tracie Wertz announced the launch of à la mode partners , a one-source retail firm that offers the spa and hotel industries a collection of emerging, trendy, and eco-chic retail products along with retail consulting services. “Spa retail represents the biggest growth opportunity in the spa industry,” says Wertz, CEO. “The majority of requests I consistently hear from spa directors around the country have to do with their need for retail help. They want guidance and suggestions for everything from product selection to sales training, merchandising, and creating successful promotional campaigns.” Wertz created à la mode...

Shortcuts Software Introduces New Features

Shortcuts S.M.A.R.T System ( S hortcuts M arketing, A nalytics and R eporting T echnologies), a range of online products designed to help enhance client experience and boost business, added a daily summary of reviews and notifications feature to it’s S.M.A.R.T Suite, along with mobile client information cards, which allows spas and salons to collect contact details and more from clients on an iPad or tablet while waiting at the stylist station. “A negative online review can damage a brand in an instant and the worst thing a spa or salon can do is ignore it ,” says Paul Tate,...

SpaCare Group Introduces BioExperience Four Seasons

SpaCare Group is pleased to announce the launch of BioExperience , a complete line of retail and professional bodycare products from Canada that incorporate natural minerals and ingredients native to Canadian forests and plains. Fruit Blossoms and Honey; Boreal Forest; Maple Bliss; and Iced Apple Elixir invoke the feeling of the four seasons and provides the benefits of natural ingredients to both the client’s skin and the therapist’s hands. Says Julie LaFrance, founder of BioExperience, “From the pure pleasure of harvesting fresh apples to the enjoyment of a stroll in the woods to contemplate the magnificent trees and feast on...

Ilike Organic Skin Care Launches Stem Cell Solutions Line

Ilike Organic Skin Care introduced a Grape Stem Cell Solutions Line that helps restore volume, improve firmness, and speed production of new skin cells for a smooth, youthful complexion. The line, which is formulated with free-radical neutralizing grape stem cells, includes eight professional products: a cleansing milk, a hydrating mist, a polishing scrub, a gel mask, a serum, a rich moisturizer, a body wrap, and a body lotion, and contain a blend of grape oil, grape pulp, and red grape stem. To celebrate the launch, ilike will donate one dollar from each product sold through the end of the year...

South African-based Africology Products Now Available In the United States

Eco-friendly luxury skin and body care line captures healing essence of Africa Columbia, Mo. (February 20, 2013) American skin care lovers can now experience the ancient wisdom of Africa. Africology , the leading luxury skin care line in South Africa, is now available online to select spas and retail outlets in the United States. The eco-friendly products are blended with pure essential oils and indigenous medicinal herbs—free of parabens, petroleum and artificial fragrance. Africology products are found in more than 300 luxury spas in South Africa and select resorts worldwide, including Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Shanti Ananda, Mauritus and Marley Resort...

Botox Tax Goes Under The Knife In New Jersey

Source: www.npr.org If you watch much TV, you probably know that the Real Housewives of New Jersey are no strangers to the surgeon's knife. And if the state's plastic surgeons get their way, those housewives may be able to save a few dollars on their next procedure. New Jersey's legislature has voted to phase out the so-called "Botax" — a 6 percent tax on cosmetic surgery and elective procedures like Botox — and the bill is currently on Gov. Chris Christie's desk for approval. Dr. Christopher Godek of the Personal Enhancement Center in Toms River, N.J., is one plastic surgeon...

Contento Marketing Adds GliSODin Skin Nutrients to Client Roster

Spa & Wellness Marketer to Develop Content and Social Media Programs for Leading Nutracosmetic Line 04.25.11 San Francisco, CA. Contento Marketing Group announced today the addition of GliSODin Skin Nutrients to their client roster. The nutracosmetic company manufactures exclusive formulas for anti-aging, skin brightening, detox, weight loss and pre/post surgery. Contento will be working with the GliSODin Skin Nutrients team to develop a content marketing and lead generation strategy to secure the company’s position as the leading supplement solution for the spa and medical industries. “We are so pleased to be working with GliSODin Skin Nutrients,” says Nancy Griffin, principal...

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