Lydia Sarfati, president and founder of Repêchage, joined by husband and COO David and their daughter and executive vice president Shiri welcomed more than 120 skincare and spa professionals from across the country as well as from Mexico, Trinidad, Poland, Italy, France, and Santo Domingo to a full-day launch event and awards luncheon in New York City. Sarfati kicked off the event with a presentation on “Spa Senses & Sciences.” The skincare guru explained the importance of having both high-touch and high-tech concepts in the spa and salon setting for the ultimate spa experience. Then, Sarfati presented the new Repêchage Hydra-Amino18 Hair Spa Professional treatment and products. Repêchage launched the solution for beauty professionals to bridge hair and skin services. The afternoon portion of the event was dedicated to the spa sciences as Sarfati unveiled the EuraFace Action Professional Equipment by Sarfati, which provides a fine spray of steam combined with the option to add ozone, aromatic herbs, and essential oils. Guests also enjoyed a three-course lunch as well as the Repêchage President’s Awards ceremony. Sarfati presented the awards to an establishment or person that demonstrates esthetic excellence as well as dedication to their community through various community service initiatives. Winners received a beautiful Tiffany’s Crystal Award.
- The Repêchage President’s Award for Day Spa of the Year: J. Scott’s Skincare & Day Spa accepted by founder and owner J. Scott Berry.
- The Repêchage President’s Award for Salon of the Year: Vitomazza Spa & Salon accepted by Vito and Ann Mazza.
- The President’s Award for School of the Year: La’ James International College accepted by Kim Burgett, Corporate Administrator and Instructor.
- The President’s Award for Esthetician of the Year: Caleb McGrew of Spa e in Miami.