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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The ‘Uber of therapists’ arrives Some 90 therapists have already signed onto Grooma, a new grooming and beauty services app that brings the therapist to the customer, at the latter’s convenience and choice of location. More
MatsiMela supports upliftment projects  South African brand MatsiMela Home Spa has committed to continue to source natural ingredients from rural communities, in its effort to support and grow upliftment projects within Africa. More
Exposome – the next frontier in cosmetics? Following the latest trend of skincare products with anti-pollution actives, some ingredient suppliers are now looking at the exposome concept to inspire innovative new formulations in anti-ageing beauty products. More
Twincare reaches out to disaster victims In conjunction with Twincare Professional Outlet (TPO) George, Twincare International is donating products to the victims of the devastating fires in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, and is involved in raising funds for disaster relief. More
Indonesian therapists at Four Seasons Spa Westcliff Two expert Indonesian therapists are in Johannesburg until 6 July to participate in a special Balinese promotion being run at the Four Seasons Spa Westcliff. More
Microblading training a controversial issue Microblading treatments are reportedly being offered to the public by technicians who have received inadequate training in this discipline, according to accredited trainers in the industry. More
Dermalogica gets ‘lippy’ At a launch held at the Dermalogica Concept Store in Midrand’s Mall of Africa on 22 June, Dermalogica South African introduced the new Nightly Lip Treatment, created to firm, hydrate and restore skin in the perioral region. More
The Brow Bar launches 5th store Unaiza Moideen, founder of The Brow Bar franchise, officially launched her 5th store on 29 June at The Firs Rosebank in Johannesburg. More
Spas could benefit from projected tourism growth South Africa’s hotel / destination spa sector is likely to reap the benefits of an expected growth in tourism, as government implements strategies to attract five million additional tourists to the country within the next five years. More
Pro bono burn victim case for Hitech Wanga Badi, an eight-year old child who sustained severe burn scars from a shack fire, is receiving a series of pro bono Lumenis UltrPulse CO2 laser treatments with SCAARFX, provided by Hitech Lasers. More
High photo types a key focus at Professional Beauty JHB seminars 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
SA’s spas slow to include yoga in wellness South Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to including yoga sessions in spa wellness programmes. More
Men’s grooming market set to soar A 300% growth in men’s grooming products is predicted in the US over the next year, with this sector of the beauty market set to be worth $45 billion by 2018. More
LUX* South Ari Atoll revamps Included in the recent revamp of the LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives was the introduction of the LUX* ME Spa tea house and the enlarging of the relaxation deck, which houses a sauna and hammam bath. More
International Spa Convention rebrands The Annual International Spa Convention, a key component of the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo (3 – 4 September, Gallagher Convention Centre), will now be known as the World Spa & Wellness Spa and Salon Convention. More
Sorbet acquired by Long4Life Investment holding company, Long4Life, has concluded a Share Purchase Agreement, subject to certain conditions precedent, for the acquisition of the Sorbet Group of companies comprising health, beauty and grooming outlets situated across South Africa and with an emerging footprint in the UK.  More
NeoStrata sees ‘red’ Included in the recent revamp of the LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives was the introduction of the LUX* ME Spa tea house and the enlarging of the relaxation deck, which houses a sauna and hammam bath. More
Deficit in qualified leaders threatens spa industry’s future Hiring qualified employees continues to be a challenge for many members of the International Spa Association (ISPA) globally, according to a recent snapshot survey. More
Professional Beauty launches ‘SOS Campaign’ In the run-up to the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo, which takes place from 3 to 4 September at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, the show’s organiser, T.E. Trade Events, has launched the ‘SOS (Save Our Salons & Spas) Campaign’. More
Top Dermalogica speaker at EOHCB seminar The EOHCB (Employers Organistion for Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Beauty) will host a business seminar on boosting productivity in your business, to be presented by Dermalogica’s Divisional Sales Manager, Ninette Lubbe, on 1 August in Lynwood, Pretoria. More
pHformula gets to the ‘Point’ Skin resurfacing brand pHformula is launching a Motor Neuron Disease (MND) awareness initiative and a new product line, all in one.  More
How much do cosmetics really matter? Keeping track of the world’s largest cosmetics market, the recent ‘Consumer Insights 2017’ research study revealed that 71% of consumers across Europe regard cosmetics and personal care as very important in their daily lives.  More
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
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