Repêchage Hosts 14th Annual International Congress for Salon & Spa Professionals

From Left to Right: Repêchage Executive Vice President Shiri Sarfati, Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati and Repêchage Chief Operating Officer David Sarfati)

Monday, July 16, 2012 Battery Gardens, NYC – Repêchage President and Founder Lydia Sarfati joined by husband and Repêchage Chief Operating Officer David Sarfati and their daughter and Repêchage Executive Vice President Shiri Sarfati welcomed over 120 skincare and spa professionals from across the country as well as from Mexico, Trinidad, Poland, Italy, France and Santo Domingo to a full day launch event and awards luncheon overlooking the Statue of Liberty in NYC.

(Lydia & Shiri Sarfati with the Repêchage Team)

Lydia Sarfati kicked off the event with a presentation on “Spa Senses & Sciences.” The skin care guru explained the importance of having both high touch and high tech concepts in the salon and spa setting for the ultimate spa experience.

Then, Sarfati presented the New! Repêchage Hydra-Amino18TM Hair Spa Professional Treatment and Products. Repêchage launches the solution for beauty professionals to bridge hair and skin services. Introducing a mask for the hair like no other, the Hydra-Amino18TM Hair Spa Thermal Seaweed Mask – a true spa treatment for the hair. “Whether you are a salon or spa professional, I feel that this new collection will unite the industry and give beauty professionals the tools they need to take their business to the next level” said Sarfati of the new collection, which also includes two at-home care products.

The afternoon portion of the event was dedicated to the spa sciences as Sarfati unveiled the EuraFace Action Professional Equipment by Lydia Sarfati.

The EuraFace Vapo Purifying Steamer/Facial Vaporizer by Lydia Sarfati is an elegantly and outstandingly sturdy design that provides a fine spray of steam combined with the option to add ozone, aromatic herbs and essential oils.

The Eura Face Action by Lydia Sarfati is a 4-function machine which includes Galvanic Current and High Frequency

(iontophoresis and skin desincrustation), Moisture Control, Electro-stimulating action and Electro-lifting. This state-of-the art facial machine also includes attachments to provide deep cleansing, bio-rejuvenation, acne skin treatments, oily skin treatments and a lifting treatment. The new equipment will be available through Belvedere Spa Furnishings.

Guests also enjoyed a three course luncheon as well as the Repêchage President’s Awards ceremony. Lydia Sarfati presented the awards to an establishment or person that demonstrates esthetic excellence as well as dedication to their community through various community service initiatives. Winners received a beautiful Tiffany’s Crystal Award.

(From Left to Right: Repêchage Executive Vice President Shiri Sarfati, J.Scott’s Skincare & Day Spa Owner J. Scott Berry and Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati)

The Repêchage President’s Award for Day Spa of the Year went to J. Scott’s Skincare & Day Spa accepted by Founder and Owner J. Scott Berry.

(From Left to Right: Vitomazza Spa & Salon Spa Director Christie Citsay, Vitomazza Spa & Salon Spa Owners Ann and Vito Mazza, Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage Executive Vice President Shiri Sarfati, Emiliani South Jersey Sales Manager Mitch Turnure, Emiliani Brand Manager Pamela Schoenfeld)

The Repêchage President’s Award for Salon of the Year went to Vitomazza Spa & Salon accepted by Vito and Ann Mazza.

(From Left to Right: La’ James International College Corporate Administrator and Instructor Kim Burgett, Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati and Repêchage Executive Vice President Shiri Sarfati)

The President’s Award for School of the Year went to La’ James International College accepted by Kim Burgett, Corporate Administrator and Instructor.

(From Left to Right: Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati, Spa e Spa Manager Caleb McGrew and Repêchage Executive Vice President Shiri Sarfati)

The President’s Award for Esthetician of the Year went to Caleb McGrew of Spa e in Miami, FL.

Another successful and exciting event for Repêchage, attendees left motivated and driven to further not only their own business success but to raise the standard for the spa industry as a whole.  With the ability to learn from one another and working together, Repêchage® will continue to offer clients opportunities to increase their knowledge and provide them with the tools they need to achieve success.

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Repêchage® is offered at top spas and resorts around the world. To locate a spa nearest you, log onto www.repechage.com or call 1-800-248-SKIN(7546).

For more information about Belvedere Spa Furnishings, please visit their website www.belvedere.com or call 815-544-3131

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