Repêchage celebrated its 30th anniversary with 200 spa professionals in August at New York’s Tribeca Rooftop, where
Lydia Sarfati, the company’s founder and CEO, tearfully recited The Meaning of Success, a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The night kicked off with memories from Sarfati’s friends—
dubbed “The Big Chill Sisters”—and a slideshow of photos
from the company throughout the years, followed by the
announcement of the annual Repêchage Spa de Beauté of
the Year Award winners. These included Day Spa of the
Year—Lemongrass Spa, Valdosta, GA; Skin Care Spa of the
Year—Oasis Day Spa, Weymouth, MA; and Destination Spa
of the Year—Melange World Spa, Neuvo Vallarta, Mexico.
“We really were celebrating the Repêchage heritage
that I established 30 years ago and bringing the best in
professional skin care,” Sarfati told Skin Inc. magazine.
The Big Chill Sisters, from left: Lesley Jane Seymour, editor in
“I really feel I have literally just begun. The next 30 years
chief of More magazine; Felicia Milewicz, beauty director of
feels like year one for Repêchage; I’m excited because I really
Glamour magazine; L. Sarfati; Andrea Robinson, former beauty
see the coming years as a great continued opportunity to
editor at Vogue magazine; and Susan Sommers, bestselling
author of French Chic and founder of DressZing.
bring innovation.” 800-248-7546,
openings, moves & growth
In December 2010, Montage Deer Valley and Montage
Residences Deer Valley will open in Park City, UT, featuring the
35,000-square-foot Spa Montage with 29 treatment rooms and
two couples suites with fireplaces and soaking tubs. 435-604-1310,
Skin care distributor R.D. Management
Corp. has taken over U.S. distribution of
Acad ēmiē Scientifique Beaute. 866-468-4254,
D. Sarnoff and Rob Weikel,
director of marketing for Pellevé
Pellevé held a launch
party at New York’s Bar
Americain for its thermagebased facial rejuvenation
technology. The event
include a demonstration of
the technology conducted
by dermatologist Deborah
Sarnoff, MD. 800-835-5355,
Six Senses Destination Spa in
Phuket, Thailand, recently became a
member of Destination Spa Group,
bringing the number of leading spas
in this prestigious group to 26.
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The Day Spa Association and
The International Medical Spa
Association were sold to DSA
World, Inc, headed by Allan Share.
The organizations will now be
A. Share
headquartered at 2863 Hedberg Drive,
Minnetonka, MN 55305. 952-767-2202,
celebrated the
grand opening
of Dermalogica
Academy in
West Manhattan
New York. This K. Rutherford, J. Wurwand and J. Luke
facility offers skin therapists comprehensive prelicensing education, including business training.
The opening was attended by Gossip Girl cast
member Kelly Rutherford and Step Up Women’s
Network executive director Jenni Luke.
In other company news, Jane Wurwand, who
was recently photographed by famed celebrity
photographer Annie Leibovitz for an upcoming
book, welcomed more than 100 professional skin
therapists representing 35 countries to the brand’s
annual International Education Conference, held
at the company’s headquarters in Carson, CA.
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