71 years old internationally, 26 countries, and 21 years in South Africa, a spa and wellness information network that spans the globe.

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques was established in Paris in 1952 and has grown to a magazine with a worldwide reputation. It is currently published in 30 countries spanning the globe for the USA, Brazil, France, Italy, Russia, China, Japan, South Africa to Australia, and distributed to close on 70 countries.

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques is a publication dedicated to the up to date knowledge in the world of Spas, Well-being and Beauty and encompasses all aspects of the spa industry: skincare, bodycare, nails, make-up, haircare, spa therapies and business management, with a high fashion feel to complement its contemporary nature.

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, South African Edition was launched in October 2002, by Max Café and is now available monthly, on relevant platforms including digital, mobile and social, so allowing you to read and enjoy anywhere.

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Editor’s Note

The domain of spa therapies is currently experiencing a significant transformation in line with shifting consumer preferences and global wellness trends. As evidenced by the ISPA (International Spa Association) Consumer Snapshot Survey, there has been a remarkable surge in the allure of international spa experiences. An astounding 77% of respondents recognize spa visits as essential to their overall health and well-being, underscoring a widespread acknowledgment of the multifaceted benefits these encounters offer. This evolving perspective reflects a broader societal shift towards understanding the intricate connections between physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
As individuals increasingly explore comprehensive wellness solutions, spas are adapting their offerings to meet changing needs, embracing holistic approaches. From innovative hair wellness treatments to sound therapies and synergistic treatment protocols, as well as signature spa experience journeys and oral wellness solutions, spas cater to diverse wellness needs. In today’s wellness-conscious society, they play a vital role in providing personalized care and rejuvenation. The landscape of spa therapies continues to evolve, catering to a discerning and enlightened clientele seeking holistic well-being solutions.

Enjoy the read

Dr Nadine de Freitas

Managing Editor

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Conference 2024

28 & 29 July 2024

Sandton, Johannesburg

We look forward to welcoming you to Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Conference 2024

A must attend event for all spa managers, salon or spa owners, and wellness professionals. The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Conference focuses on building capacity, raising benchmarks and adding value to the spa industry, in addition to the infinite networking opportunity. This results in a speaker program that is focused in helping delegates to better understand their business; master industries best practices and directly apply practical lessons in their business.

Theme: Future Wellness Thinking

The future of spas embraces a an intertwining of wellness, spa therapies, and business innovation. Anticipate personalized wellness journeys, sustainable practices, holistic therapies and tech-integrated therapies. Spa businesses will evolve into comprehensive wellness hubs, offering curated experiences that go beyond relaxation. Forward-thinking strategies will redefine industry standards, creating a harmonious synergy between mind, body, and business for an enriched spa landscape. Embrace the transformative wave of future spa thinking.

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2024

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, South Africa would like to invite all spas to participate in the 19th Annual Southern Africa Spa Awards, presented in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa, Paris.

Spas are the source of finding a sense of well-being. They are a sanctuary where one can escape and a place to unwind. They allow us to renew our body, mind and soul, and although society generally has moved away from embracing recreational time, we are finally coming full circle and embracing this time to revive and de-stress.

The phenomenal growth in the Spa Industry in Southern Africa is symbolic to this, thus the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Sanitas Per Aquas (S.P.A) Awards was established in 2005 to honour this flourishing market and those who excel in their field. Now into its 15th year the awards the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South African Spa Awards is the country’s premier spa awards and has grown from strength to strength, boasting the county’s finest spas as winners and finalists.

These prestigious awards acknowledge excellence and those who set the benchmark, in quality and innovation within the Spa, Health & Wellness Industry. Through the success of the previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in its stature each year, providing the South African and International Spa Visitors and Media with a comprehensive choice of award winning spas, and a reliable source of spa information and recommendations, within South Africa.

The awards have been designed to stimulate a desire for service excellence among South African Spas in a growing local and international market.

Closing Date for the  Spa Award entries and portfolios: 5 April 2024

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A: P.O. Box 81204, Parkhurst Johannesburg, South Africa 2120

T: +27 (0) 83 267 2773

E: nadine@maxcafe.co.za

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Managing Editor

Dr. Nadine de Freitas

E: nadine@maxcafe.co.za