Universal Companies Joins Hands with Intrinsics
Universal Companies joined forces with Intrinsics, a manufacturer of single-use spa products, to raise money for breast cancer research by introducing The Pink Glove. City of Hope, the Southern California biomedical research and treatment center and hospital for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, will receive $5.50 from the sale of each box of 100 pink vinyl gloves. By replacing their regular hygienic vinyl gloves with the pink version, not only will spa professionals help raise money for City of Hope, but they will also demonstrate their support for the cause by building awareness of breast cancer research, treatment, and education among their clients. "We are very hopeful that all spa professionals will want to partner with us in this effort to increase funding to battle breast cancer," says Universal founder and CEO Marti Morenings. "We have all been touched either personally or by a friend or loved one suffering from breast cancer. City of Hope is doing amazing research on fighting breast cancer, and we're privileged to be a part of that work." www.universalcompanies.com.
Tweezerman Increases Commitment to the Cause
Tweezerman has pledged to raise $75,000 for the company's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign during the month of October. For each purchase of its special edition Pink Ribbon tweezer throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tweezerman will donate $1 to non-profit organizations that provide patient support services and conduct research toward finding a cure for breast cancer. Now in its seventh year, Tweezerman's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign has raised more than $300,000 to date. Last year, the company donated $69,500 to CancerCare, the American Cancer Society, Young Survival Coalition, and other non-profit groups. This year, the company is doubling its contribution from 50 cents to $1 per sale in an effort to raise even more funds. www.tweezermanprofessional.com.
Marilyn Brush Donates Percentage of Yearly Sales
This year, The Marilyn Brush founder and CEO Anthony Parkinson is donating eight percent of the annual corporate sales of the company's Tribute to the Cure brushes to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Dedicated to funding breast cancer research and increasing consumer awareness, the Tribute line is a special version of the patented Marilyn hourglass shape. www.themarilynbrush.com.
clockwise from above: The Marilyn Brush's Pink Ninyos collection, Tribute Southwest collection, and Tribute Pastels collection.
Mehaz Supports the Cause
Professionals who purchase the Mehaz Professional Slanted Depil-A-Tweez or the Signature by Mehaz Slanted Tweezer during the month of October will receive a free Pink Tweezer Pouch in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of these tweezers will help support The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The purpose of the Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research is to raise awareness and funds to benefit breast cancer research through research project funding, public education, and patient support. Through organized and sponsored outdoor events, Expedition Inspiration promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of breast cancer survivors. www.spilo.com.
Crescent Moon Partners with Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Crescent Moon has partnered with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to offer an exclusive yoga/Pilates mat bag for the benefit of the foundation. Ten percent of the retail price of the St. Tropez Caring Case (pictured), as well as 10 percent from the sales of the Moon Metro Yoga Bag and the Santa Monica Yoga Mat Bag will go toward supporting the efforts of the foundation. All three bags come with a pink ribbon keychain to show support for the cause. www.crescentmoonyoga.com.
I-BELLA RAISES AWARENESS WITH PINK COLLECTION
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I-bella has launched the Pink Collection, which includes the Pink Heart-Shaped Cleansing Body Buffer, the Romantic Pink Candle, and Pink Soappourri, to raise funds for breast cancer research. "We are proud to donate ten percent of the proceeds from the Pink Collection to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in support of breast cancer research," says I-bella president Wendy Clark. "We are happy to have this opportunity to be able to donate to such a worthy cause." www.i-bella.com.
LING DONATES TO BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
During the month of October, Ling Chan, owner of three spas in New York City and her own skincare line, all named Ling Skin Care, is donating 20 percent of the proceeds from her favorite pink product, Cell Repare, to breast cancer research. The anti-aging serum, which is a favorite among celebrities such as Helen Hunt and Gisele Bundchen, retails for $40 for a half-ounce jar and $100 for a 2-ounce jar. www.lingskincare.com.
Bioelements Names Student of the Year
Carmen Sandoval of Salon Success (Upland, CA) has been named the Bioelements Student of the Year. Sandoval, who graduated from Salon Success Academy in May, was nominated by her fellow classmates and esthetic instructors.
New product winners announced at extracts
The Best New Product Awards in five categories were announced at this year's Extracts show in New York City. The winners are:
- Best of Show: Principessa Beauty for Bianco Breeze Hair and Body Powder
- Bath & Body: Garden Botanika for the Prickly Pear Cactus bodycare line
- Natural/Organic: Erbaviva for Quease-Ease lip balm
- Beauty Accessory: Dr. Carolyn Collection for Dr. Carolyn's Savvy Nail Kit
- Cosmetic & Fragrance: Shady Day for Daily Sun Protection Wipes with SPF 30
- Packaging: Jimmy Belasco Soy Candle for its soy candle line CEA Awards Educator of the Year
The Cosmetology Educators of America (CEA) recently named Danny Austin as the recipient of the N.F. Cimaglia Cosmetology Educator of the Year award at the 12th annual convention. Austin is an educator at Dayton, OH-based Carousel Beauty Colleges. In addition to being honored at an educational luncheon in front of more than 500 peers, Austin received a crystal award, an all-expense-paid trip to the convention, an all-expense-paid trip to the Milady Career Institute advanced education program of his choice, and $2,500, courtesy of Milady, which co-sponsored the award. The award is given to the individual who has made the most significant contribution toward upgrading professional standards of educational excellence during the past year, particularly in the area of student involvement.
Dawn Gerrain, president of Milady; Danny Austin; Letha Barnes, director of Milady's Career Institute; and Kim McIntosh, chair of the CEA Convention Committee
ISPA Announces Annual Awards Recipients
The International Spa Association (ISPA) recently announced the winners of its annual awards, which will be presented to the recipients at the 16th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, scheduled for Nov. 6–9 at The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Michael Jacobson, co-founder and executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, will receive the ISPA 2006 Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award. The award is given to individuals who actively promote preventative health and lifestyle behavioral changes that contribute to longevity and quality of life. Gayle Brady, director of development for Skin Authority, is the recipient of the Dedicated Contributor Award, which is presented to an active ISPA member who has contributed significantly to the growth of the association. This year's Visionary Award will be presented to Sylvia Sepielli, owner of Sylvia Planning And design (SPAd). The Visionary Award is given to an active ISPA member who has contributed significantly toward the definition and promotion of health and wellness over the lifetime of their career.
Clockwise from top left: Michæl Jacobson, Gayle Brady, and Sylvia Sepielli
People on the Move
The Mission Inn (Riverside, CA) recently announced the appointment of Wdson Brum to spa director for Kelly's Spa. In his new position, Brum will be responsible for developing new treatments and programs for the spa, overseeing the spa's staff, and maintaining the 7,000-square-foot facility. Prior to joining Kelly's Spa, Brum worked at the Spa Las Palmas Marriott (Rancho Mirage, CA).
Dan Mohr has been named spa director at Avanyu Spa at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort Spa (Santa Fe, NM). Mohr brings with him more than 13 years of experience, most recently serving as spa director at The Peninsula Spa (Chicago). He will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the spa.
Clare West has been named European operation and development manager for Six Senses Spas. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the Six Senses Spas operations in Europe, as well as actively pursuing potential projects in line with Six Senses Spas's expansion strategy.
Don Richardson has been appointed spa director for the Spa at Salishan (Gleneden Beach, OR). In his new position, Richardson will oversee all spa operations, as well as develop signature services and special offerings. He has more than seven years experience in the spa industry, most recently working at the Spa Lakeside (Las Vegas).
Sam Leyvas has joined the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) as the director of government affairs. His responsibilities include developing, implementing, and providing ongoing administration for PBA's government affair efforts. Leyvas will work with PBA's volunteer leadership to advance the industry's advocacy agenda in Washington, D.C., and state legislatures across the country.
Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons (Lake Ozark, MO) recently announced the promotion of Vanessa Leier to assistant spa director. Previously, Leier served as retail and front desk manager at Spa Shiki. In her new role, she will be responsible for daily operations, maintaining customer service standards, managing reservations, and overseeing internet and retail operations.
Biolements has appointed K.C. Simon to the position of marketing coordinator of promotions and business programs. In her new role, Simon will be involved in creating support tools and marketing programs while delivering them with a hands-on approach.
Jennifer Linder, M.D.
PCA Advanced Skin Care Systems appointed Jennifer Linder, M.D., to the position of chief scientist for the company. Linder is a board-certified dermatologist, skin cancer surgeon, and biochemist who holds a clinical faculty position at the University of California, San Francisco. In her new position, Linder will be responsible for guiding future product development and clinical trials for the cosmeceutical company.
Simon Marxer has been named spa director for The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa. In his new role, Marxer will be responsible for managing and overseeing all areas of the 33,000-square-foot spa, which includes service development. Prior to joining The Boulders, Marxer served as managing director at Cornelia Day Resort (New York City).