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Millennium by Harms Launches Millennium TV

Millennium SpaSalon Software by Harms has launched Millennium TV, a new media platform to showcase videos about the company, its products, and events. For more information, visit www.harms-software.com/millenniumtv.

Jurlique Launches New Website

Jurlique recently launched a new website, which will enable the company to reach both new consumers and fans of the natural beauty brand through an engaging mix of content, commerce, and community. Key features of the site include a new ratings and reviews system, a personalized skin consultation tool that recommends products based on the individual’s skin profile, and the ability for visitors to preorder new products before they arrive in stores. In addition, the site’s improved navigation makes it easier to browse and find sought-after products.

Millennium Software Selects Newest Be-Cause Honoree

Millennium Salon Software announced that beauty icon, Charles Penzone, is the newest Be-cause honoree. Penzone joins the list of honorees that include John Paul Dejoria, Ted Gibson, Rita Hazan, Robert Cromeans, Joel Warren, Edward Tricomi, and more. The Millennium Be-cause is a movement of self-perseverance to be everything you can and want to be, and it unites beauty professionals everywhere. Penzone is currently the chairman and founder of The Charles Penzone Salons, an Ohio-based salon and spa group established in 1969. He also owns and operates a product distribution company that provides professional salon products to salons in five states, a consulting company, and a real estate management company. In addition, Penzone is actively involved in several national and international salon groups and has received multiple awards throughout his career for excellence in the beauty industry. For more information about Be-cause, visit www.dontjustbe.com.

Book4Time Selected as Software Vendor for Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has selected Book4Time to be its global preferred spa software vendor for the more than 350 spas in its portfolio of hotels. “We selected Book4Time due to its tremendous track record of satisfaction throughout our portfolio of spa brands and its responsiveness as a partner in our spa strategy,” says Jeremy McCarthy, director of global spa development for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. “Reducing hardware and IT costs while providing a cost-effective and scalable solution for our growing business is key to our overall strategy.”

Orly Introduces New Gel Manicure System

At Cosmoprof North America last week, I had the opportunity to experience the new Orly GelFX Gel Manicure System, which promises a durable, chip-free manicure that lasts for two weeks with superior shine and easy removal. The company matched GelFX to 32 of its top-selling colors ranging from neutrals to metallics to vibrant shades of blue, purple, and black. I opted for the shade In the Navy, a beautiful royal blue shade. It’s been exactly one week since I had the manicure and my nails are still shiny and chip-free. What also got my attention with this new manicure system, is that the Cleanser, Primer, and Basecoat used are all infused with vitamins to build strength and nourish the nails—antioxidant vitamins A and E help to promote healthy nails, while pro-vitamin B5 protects the structure of the natural nail. Also, Orly’s vitamin-infused Cuticle Oil is made with orange blossom and wild cherry extracts to condition and moisturize cuticles.

Transderma Served as Official Skincare Sponsor of the Miss Universe Sweden Pageant

Transderma was the official skincare sponsor of the Miss Universe Sweden pageant, which was held on June 11 at the Berns Hotel in Stockholm. Ronnia Stephanie Fornstedt was crowned Miss Universe Sweden and will go on to compete for the world title in Brazil on September 12th.

Signing Off: Leo

Leos may find themselves buried in work in spite of the spirit of vacation around them. It seems that there are endless details to catch up with and that the whole world rests on their shoulders. Help them to stay focused on their goals, no matter how distracted they feel.

Kamma Bothe has a degree from the Thalamus Institute for Psychology and Holistic Medicine in Berlin, Germany. She later continued her education in astrological studies with various well-known experts and has been working for 30 years as an astrological counselor and reader. Bothe ran her own clinic in Germany and is still known there as one of the pre-eminent readers. Now living in Sedona, AZ, she does readings at Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment Resort. You can contact her at kammastro@gmail.com or visit www.kammastro.com.



Shortcuts Launches Scorecard Feature

Shortcuts launched its latest feature, Scorecard, specifically for business owners who have ever wondered if expectations on staff are too low, if sales targets lack ambition, or if marketing could be more driven. Scorecard allows spas and salons to compare their performance against others in their city or state or across the country. In addition, Scorecard users can view sales, statistics, retail numbers, and more to see where they are at and where they should improve. “Many technology companies in other industries, including Google, have been creating similar systems to help their clients understand their performance and benchmark themselves against others in their category,” says Paul Tate, CEO North America for Shortcuts Software. “Viewed in context with other business results, your business data suddenly has more meaning and it’s much clearer what areas could use some work or where you excel compared to others.”

For more on new technology features and news, check out American Spa’s September issue.

Rhonda Allison Hosts Corporate Retreat

Celebrating 20 years in business, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals hosted its annual corporate retreat. The retreat was intended to help employees sharpen skills, test strengths, and bring lessons learned back to headquarters. The challenge included team and leadership simulations and action-learning experiences, which helped employees hone critical skills in team development, multitasking, and on-the-job applications. The two teams—Team RAW and Team RA—also learned strategies for improving communication, managing deadlines and stress, and effectively resolving conflict.

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