▪ Guinot’s first Irish franchise opened in Celbridge, County Kildare, on February 16. Franchisee Valerie Craven, who trained with Guinot 30 years ago, was joined by international franchise director Edouard Falguieres to cut the ribbon.
▪ City Revival, City College Brighton and Hove’s in-house salon, has been refurbished so it can offer a wider range of services and bridge the gap between the learning environment and a high-street salon. A new spa-like space has been built and includes equipment and cubicles for discreet treatments, as well as a new retail area.
▪ Medical systems distributor Smart Med has taken on exclusive distribution in the UK and Ireland for Lipocel, soon to be launched on the market. The non-invasive treatment for localised fat reduction and body contouring uses high-intensity focused ultrasound.
▪ The Salon Genius Awards have opened for entries to celebrate the work of the software company’s customers. The five categories for 2017 include Salon of the Year and Front of House Team of the Year. Entries are open until June 30. Winners receive £250, apart from Salon of the Year, which receives £500.
▪ Personalised nutrition is set to be the next big thing in health and wellbeing, according to research from nutraceutical event Vitafoods Europe. More than a third (35%) of its visitors identified bespoke nutrition as a key trend, believing advice based on genetic testing will be behind the surge.