July 18, 2011 — It was a family affair as 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 skin care and spa professionals to the Repêchage 13th Annual Congress.

Nearly 200 people gathered from 10 countries for the presentation. Guest speaker Dr. Andrea Bovero, president of CIDESCO Italian Section and professor of cosmetology and communication of beauty and wellness, began the day discussing neuro-cosmetics. Later, Sarfati revealed the new Repêchage Biolight Collection, the latest in skin-brightening science with innovative marine biotechnology, and performed a live demonstration of the Repêchage Biolight Miracle Facial with Glyco-Sea Glycolic Peel.

Following the presentation, the awards ceremony took place. The Repêchage Spa de Beauté Award is presented to an establishment that shares and embodies the same dedication to esthetic excellence as Repêchage. This year, entries were judged by the editorial team at SKIN Inc. Magazine and winners received the Repêchage Crystal Award of Excellence as well as a profile in SKIN Inc. Magazine. Editor in Chief Melinda Taschetta-Millane was in attendance and presented the 2011 Repêchage Spa de Beauté Awards. 

  • Spa de Beauté Day Spa of the Year went to Besu Salon & Day Spa, NYC accepted by founder and owner Rebecca Lieberman.
  • Spa de Beauté Skin Care Center of the Year went to Lemongrass Day Spa, Valdosta, Georgia accepted by Michelle Lamb.

The President’s Awards followed, which were judged and presented by Sarfati herself.

  • The President’s Award for Esthetician of the Year went to Diana Delie, Christie & Co. Salon and Spa Queens, New York.
  • Repêchage Educator of the Year Award went to Lauren Streeter, Repêchage Corporate Educator.
  • International Distributor of the Year went to PBC Marketing Co. Limited, Thailand who arrived to the event with an entourage of 35 people.
  • Last but not least, Innovator of the Year went to FaceLuXe.

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