■ CND’s Newcastle Academy is offering one student the chance to win a place on a Shellac Beginners Course, worth £295. Ambassador Nikki Irvine (pictured) will run a competition on her Facebook page throughout June. Hopefuls must answer a question set by Irvine in a video.
■ The Bannatyne Group is expanding its spa portfolio with a £500,000 investment in a new facility in Wakefield. The new spa will have six treatment beds, manicure and pedicure areas, and a relaxation area with water beds and heated loungers. It’s due to open towards the end of June. The group also has several additional launches in the pipeline.
■ A free app called Beau has launched, directed at beauty professionals and consumers. Therapists can use Beau Pro to manage bookings and promote their services, while customers can use it to find treatments and deals local to them, and earn rewards.
■ After six weeks of extensive redevelopment, The Landmark London spa reopened on May 1. The spa’s treatment rooms, changing areas and reception have all been redesigned in a bid to improve the client journey. Spa consultant SMC Design worked on the project.
■ Satori salon in Devon closed on April 30 after a sharp fall in custom following the Brexit vote. A major investor pulled backing and owners Natasha Griffin and Stuart Dyke had to abandon growth plans, also citing an increase in stock prices.