7th Dermalogica Concept Store opens Dermalogica has opened its seventh Concept Store, this time at the new Mall of Africa in Waterfall City, Midrand. More
Twincare showcase for Gauteng salons In addition to launching its very own mani & pedi and waxing range, Screaming Beauty, to Gauteng salons at an event held in Johannesburg on 16 May, Twincare International showcased Matis, Guinot, IBD and Artistic Nail Design.  More
New acne treatment from Mesoestetic Leenyx Technologies launched Mesoestetic’s new Acnelan with the trademarked m.acne complex to salons and medical aesthetics clinics at a function held in Johannesburg on 10 May. More
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Equity deal boosts Venus Concept’s support to industry Privately-held global aesthetic technology company, Venus Concept Ltd, has closed a $38 million equity investment deal that will help support Venus Concept’s industry first and only subscription-based business model. More
Nail Techniques & Technology seminars at Professional Beauty Nail techs interested in upskilling and learning about the latest developments in the industry are urged to attend the Nail Techniques & Technology seminars to be presented at the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo on 4 September, at Gallagher Convention Centre. More
Spotlight on Advanced Treatment & Medical Aesthetics at Professional Beauty An advanced treatment programme of seminars focused on the challenges faced by therapists and/or medical aesthetic practitioners treating high photo types is one of the main components of the upcoming Professional Beauty Johannesburg Show (3 – 4 September, Gallagher Convention Centre.) More
Business skills a key focus at Professional Beauty Johannesburg The challenges faced by salon and spa owners/ managers will be addressed at the Business Skills and Knowledge Seminar Programme at the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo, which runs on 3 and 4 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.  More
Thalgo celebrates women in business Award-winning business woman and entrepreneur, Johanna Mukoki, was the keynote speaker at a recent Thalgo event hosted by Marine Spa Distributors at The Marion on Nicol in Sandton. More
Professional Beauty Joburg resonates with the trade Thousands of industry professionals converged on Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 3 and 4 September for the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo, the leading trade event of its kind in Africa. More
Sorbet expands post acquisition Following its recent acquisition by Long4Life, the Sorbet Group plans to open its 200th store before year-end and is interested in launching other formats under the Sorbet brand.  More
Professional Beauty announces award winners Winners of the Annual Professional Beauty Awards and the Industry Awards were announced on 3 September at a cocktail event held as part of the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo at Gallagher Convention Centre. More
Four Seasons Spa Westcliff goes night treatment route As a result of client demand, three Night Retreat Packages have been introduced at the Four Seasons Spa Westcliff in Johannesburg and will run through the Spring and Summer months. More
Laserderm celebrates 20th birthday To mark its 20th anniversary, Laserderm held a celebratory event on 6 September at its flagship branch, Laserderm Illovo in Sandton, where the latest trends in skincare, body treatments and weight loss were highlighted. More
SA spa nominated for international award The Spa at The Oyster Box has been nominated in the Hotel Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa category of the 2018 World Spa & Wellness Awards.  More
University for nail techs The NSI University for Nail Techs will run on 2, 3 and 4 October at Lynnwood Bowling Club in Pretoria and will feature an international educator. More
South African first for Ascendis Ascendis Health recently hosted the first ever launch event for PCA Skin in South Africa, to mark its official distributorship of the brand. More
Is high SPF misleading? High SPF values of over 50 are a marketing gimmick, according to David Andrews, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. More
scar Hair launches colour maintenance bar The scar Hair Salon on Kloof Street in Cape Town has launched ROOTS by scar, which focuses on making it easier for clients to maintain their roots, with a simplified offering of root color, treatments and blow waves. More
Is aesthetic medicine the future of cosmetics? Patients seeking medical aesthetics procedures should aim for a natural and rejuvenated appearance and avoid the kind of gross alteration that results in a ‘botched look’. More
The beauty client of the future is here Millennials make up 55% of the beauty client base so salons and spas should be making the effort to get to know them in order to target them effectively. More
Acupuncture influences skincare line Positioned as the first and only brand to base its products on the principles of homeopathy and acupuncture, Yungskin products are energised using quantum energy science and cellular stimulation principles through a process known as Radionics.  More
What story do you tell your clients? The story that salons and spas tell their clients is the story they will buy, so don’t keep saying that times are tough and that the economy is difficult.  More
Genop acquired by Adcock Ingram MJSE-listed healthcare and pharmaceutical business, Adcock Ingram, has concluded a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Genop Holdings Proprietary Limited and its subsidiaries. More
Edgars launches in-store beauty services South African retailer Edgars has joined forces with wellness and beauty franchise group, Imbalie Beauty, to launch Placecol on the go, the first owner-operator beauty salon concept within Edgars. More
Dermalogica R&D VP visits SA Dr Diana Howard, vice president of research and development at Dermalogica, visited Johannesburg on 9 October to present on the latest global skincare trends to stockists. More
Services SETA mobilises industry The Services SETA (Sector Educational and Training Authority) is calling on industry participation to assist it in the implementation of projects related to the R150m that has been set aside for skills development in the Hairdressing and Beauty Services sector. More
Bongo appointed FINO brand ambassador FINO Cosmetics, the South African brand created by professional make-up artist, Adrienne Cohen, has appointed TV and radio personality former professional soccer player, Christophe Bongo, as its first ever brand ambassador. More
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