Spa News Stories

Miraval Group Adds New Leadership

Miraval Group has appointed Elizabeth Blair as chief executive officer (CEO) and Andrea Persily as chief financial officer (CFO). Together, Blair and Persily will lead Miraval Group’s expansion into new destinations in the U.S., Europe, and beyond. Blair most recently served as CEO of 24 Hour Fitness . Prior to joining 24 Hour Fitness, she cofounded and served as CEO of the internet marketing firm Brand.net , acquired by Valassis . Previously Blair spent nine years at Yahoo! , where she served as senior vice president of business operations. Persily has served as COO and CFO of SpaFinder , where...

CIDESCO Launches New Section in Malaysia

CIDESCO announced the establishment of the National CIDESCO Section in Malaysia. Julie Lew, vice president of the Malaysian Esthetic Association presented the organization application to the CIDESCO General Assembly to be accepted as the National CIDESCO Section in Malaysia. “In Malaysia, we wanted to create a CIDESCO Section principally to unite industry players and upgrade the industry in Malaysia,” says Lew. “All the key beauty industry players are at different schools, yet they are all offering CIDESCO training. This gives us the opportunity to bring everyone together and build this mix of enthusiasm, passion, and shared goals for our industry...

SpaRitual Celebrates Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day , a global movement to empower and support female entrepreneurs, SpaRitual founder Shel Pink participated in a LA-based panel alongside female business leaders, including Shannon Dellimore, founder of Glam Glow; Mary Wagstaff, president of Wagstaff Worldwide; and Pooneh Mohajer, founder of tokidoki. Pink addressed women entrepreneurship, fostering innovation within her company, and working in eco-luxury industry. Check out photos from the event below: For more information, visit www.sparitual.com .

Comphy Company Expands Retail Offerings

The Comphy Company , a leader in luxury microfiber linens, continues to expand its retail offerings with the addition of Baby Bedding , Bamboo Towels , and Decorative Pillows . “Our eco-chic, remarkable soft Baby Bedding and Bamboo Towels along with our Decorative Pillows are ideal extensions to our Comphy Home collection,” says CEO Mia Richardson. “Durable performance fabrics, style, and innovate are what we are known for, and these new products deliver on all fronts.” Available on www.comphy.com , the Comphy Baby sheets and quilted blankets are made from eco-friendly microfiber and are 100 percent recyclable, fast drying, and...

Massage Heights Expands Reach into Florida Market

Massage Heights , a family owned membership-based therapeutic services franchise company, plans to develop an additional six retreats in the Florida market over the next year, aiming to assist 165,000 lives through their therapeutic massage services. “Business owners want to connect to their community through great products and services,” says Bret Franson, director of franchise development. “The reality is most brands are having trouble doing that. Massage Heights is a very unique business opportunity that allows franchisees to connect with their communities through an elevated guest experience, giving them the tools they need for success in a discriminating massage market.”...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Publishes Hydrotherapy Guide

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), an international spa organization, has introduced Guide to Hydrothermal Spa Development Standards, a resource for spa owners, operators, architects, and builders on planning and building hydrothermal areas. “Wet areas in spas are among the most expensive and intricate to develop and their installation too often results in mistakes that cost both time and money to correct,” says chairman and CEO Susie Ellis. “This standards manual is conceived as the first point of reference for anyone looking to build these areas, whether it’s a sauna, a hammam, a steam room, a vitality pool, or...

Pantone Unveils Color of the Year for 2015

Pantone , an X-Rite company and the global color authority, announced Marsala, an earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015. "While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body, and soul, exuding confidence and stability," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing...

The Makeup Show Announces 2015 Dates

The Makeup Show , an exclusive boutique beauty event, has released its 2015 show dates and another year full of inspiration, education, and opportunity to five states across the U.S. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from industry insiders and experts. It brings together beauty professionals, world-renowned celebrity makeup artists, top beauty brands, and exclusive product launches at low prices. The 2015 dates are: The Makeup Show LA March 28-29 The Makeup Show NYC May 3- 4 The Makeup Show Dallas June 13-14 The Makeup Show Chicago November 7-8 The Makeup Show Orlando...

Phytomer Group USA Appoints New Leadership

Phytomer Group USA announced the appointment of Misty Rachal as a regional account manager for the Southwest region of the U.S. Rachal was hired earlier this year and joins the brand with more than 10 years experience in the skincare industry. She has held roles in the treatment room as a licensed esthetician as well as teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate esthetic education. As an account manager, she is responsible for providing customer service support, training, and knowledge to spa partners for the four skincare brands that make up The Phytomer Group. Rachal oversees accounts in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and...

Inglot Cosmetics Collaborates with Broadway Musical

Inglot Cosmetics took inspiration for a new collection from Mamma Mia! , one of Broadway’s Tony-Award-winning musicals, to create a 35-piece ”Gimme! Gimme! Flitter” vibrant makeup line of colors reminiscent of the show’s enduring, colorful story. Available at Inglot boutiques and through www.inglotusa.com , Mamma Mia! by Inglot consists of eye shadow and lipstick palettes, eyeliner gels, lipstick and lip-gloss, nail polish, mascara, body pigment powder, and false lashes. For more information, visit www.inglotusa.com .

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