■ Lynton Lasers has announced plans to expand into Ireland. The company says it wants to build its presence in the market and increase its resources across Europe. Managing director Jonathan Exley said: “We look forward to working directly with clinics across Ireland and helping them succeed.”
■ A nail salon is set to open on the site of a former office in Henley. A planning permission application is underway to convert the space in Reading Road into a salon, which would employ up to five staff to perform nail services and other treatments.
■ Leeds salon Pastille has relaunched with a makeover four years after opening. Owners Abra Wynn and Erene Hadjiioannou added a marble reception desk and industrialstyle lights. The salon works with local organisation Women Shield, which supports women-focused businesses and charities.
■ Light Touch Clinic in Weybridge, Surrey, has become the first aesthetic clinic in the UK to partner with a new promotional technology platform called The Light Box. It broadcasts education, entertainment and marketing video content in the clinic’s reception area and links to social media.
■ Skinbrands’ non-invasive LED photo facial machine Lightfusion has been approved as a class 2 medical device suitable for the treatment of periorbital wrinkles by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Managing director Amanda Coveney said: “The FDA endorsement is a significant milestone.”