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XWELL Brings Robot Manicures To JFK

XWELL and Clockwork, which develops robotics for the beauty industry, have partnered on the use of Clockwork’s next generation, fully autonomous, AI-powered express manicure in the XpresSpa location at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

The Clockwork MiNiCURE couples proprietary artificial intelligence with 3D technology to effectively paint nails in under 10 minutes without human intervention. An easy-to-use touchscreen guides travelers through the Clockwork experience, with an intuitive live support feature available any time help is needed. The Clockwork MiNiCURE experience also includes automated nail polish removal as well as a free polish remover pot to take home.

“We are pleased to be the first in the world to introduce this type of technology in the airport setting,” said XWELL Chief Executive Officer Scott Milford. “Together with Clockwork, we are unveiling a new, state-of-the-art, efficient way for people on the go to enjoy a manicure. This is just one of the ways that XWELL is enhancing its spa services to meet the needs of clients on their journey and demonstrating continued innovation in wellness offerings.”

XWELL added it will launch at least five of Clockwork’s AI-powered robots across the company’s portfolio of 31 spa locations in early 2023 with the intent to deploy as many as 25 units across the business.