Digital beauty concierge service Ruuby has opened its first pop-up salon in London in partnership with luxury beauty store No.6 Mortimer. The concept store provides a range of “pick and mix” services, including after-hours events with industry experts (see page 54 for more on the launch).
Hair and beauty supplier Salon Services is hosting a month of fundraising in July for its charity partner The Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy. The company’s stores will be holding fundraising events in a bid to raise £50,000.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has appointed Keith Pickard as group director of golf, leisure and spa across its 45 hotels and 21 spas. Pickard was formerly the director of golf at Macdonald.
The Dorsett Shepherds Bush hotel in London has relaunched its spa as Spa Mika. It features four treatment rooms, including a VIP suite. The ethos is a fusion of eastern and western therapies and the spa has partnered with UK skincare brand Natural Spa Factory, and vegan spa and aromatherapy brand Naturally Thinking.
Worldwide Leisure is building a spa and hotel at Lakeside North Harbour in Portsmouth, which will open in the autumn. The Village Hotel’s spa will include a 20m leisure pool, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms, alongside a gym, fitness studio and 153 guest rooms.