// Samantha Grocutt has been announced as the elected Hair & Beauty Charity president for the 2020 tenure. Last year, Grocutt was co-president, along with Phillip Sharp of ASP, but now takes the helm alone. The charity supports industry professionals affected by illness, disability, bereavement or financial hardship.
// Pretty B*tch Salon has opened a second branch in Cosham, Portsmouth, 10 years after the first launched in nearby Fratton. Designed with an all-pink décor, the new location will offer beauty treatments such as make-up, nails and facials, alongside traditional hairdressing and hair extensions. The salons are owned by sisters Beau and Madison Hyatt.
// Following a five-year refurbishment, Thailand’s Chiva-Som wellness retreat will celebrate 25 years in operation with a series of events, promotions, service enhancements and product offerings throughout 2020. New additions include enlarged bedrooms, a butler service and an updated signature retail product range.
// Almost 60% of British women don’t know what premature or early menopause are, according to research by Surrey clinic Health & Aesthetics. 34% did not know the difference between the two, while 25% weren’t aware of what either is. Early menopause, between the ages of 40 and 45, affects around 5% of women, while one in 100 experience premature menopause, under the age of 40.
// Temple Spa has partnered with Harbour Hotels. The brand’s treatments and packages are now available at three Harbour Hotel spas across the UK: Southampton, Richmond and Guildford. Head of Spa for Temple Spa Sarah Ronchetti commented: “Both are dedicated to delivering exceptional treatments.”