Spa News Stories

Repêchage Sponsors Lang Lang & Friends Annual Gala at United Nations

In celebration of the United Nations’ 69th Anniversary and United Nations Day, United Nations Messenger of Peace, Lang Lang, a world-renowned pianist, hosted the Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s Annual Gala at the United Nations to help raise funds for the charitable organization. Repêchage Professional Skin Care was a sponsor for this year’s event. Attendees were treated to entertainment for a worthy cause, followed by a gala dinner, along with products from Repêchage, including Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray , C-Serum Seaweed Filtrate , and Sea Spa Hand Cream . “It truly was an amazing night, filled with so...

Bellus Academy Hosts Beauty Blogger Workshop

Bellus Academy , a beauty and wellness education institution, hosted a beauty workshop earlier this week with tutorials highlighting hair, makeup application, and nail artistry 2015 trends to create engagement with digital influencers. The academy teamed up with the San Diego Style Bloggers group to bring together beauty, fashion, and lifestyle bloggers at its campus (Poway, CA). Bellus Academy professionals and students presented beauty, hair and nail tips. Bellus Academy educator Erik Thrane opened the workshop, providing two hair demonstrations with instructions and tips. Marina Estrella, a Bellus Academy alumna and freelance makeup artist, showcased a fall makeup look. Her...

Spa Heroes Offers Online Beauty Subscriptions

SpaHeroes.com , a spa product subscription service, has introduced monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships, delivering full-sized spa products for skin, hair, and body. Created to help spa professionals and consumers simplify and improve the way they buy products, each month’s box includes a full-sized product and samples ranging from a serum and moisturizer to sun protection, eye cream, and specialty treatments. Shipped directly from the manufacturer, each natural product has a retail value of $50 to $100, including brands like Red Flower and SumBody . A panel of spa professionals referred to as Spa Heroes test and approves each month’s...

Westin Beaver Creek Resort Completes Renovation

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain (CO) has completed a multimillion dollar renovation of Spa Anjali . The spa features an upgraded reception area, spa boutique, and relaxation lounge; an expanded salon; and the debut of the Howard Head Sports Medicine Clinic, as well as yoga, Pilates, cycling, and movement studios. The resort’s pool deck was also updated with new patio furniture and a paver heating system. “We remain dedicated to making this resort the very best in the Vail Valley,” says Harry Frampton, chairman of East West Partners. “We have invested more than $4 million...

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa Announces Leadership Appointments

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa has appointed Grant Bruce as spa director of Life in Balance Spa . With more than 12 years of experience in the industry, Bruce is responsible for overseeing all spa operations and leading initiatives. Most recently, he spent more than three years in director roles at Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago , where he achieved Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond status for the spa and fitness operations. He has also served as the executive director for WTS International , a spa consulting and spa management firm. “Grant lives by the Miraval philosophy and...

Live Love Spa Launches Discount Portal for Spa Treatments

Live Love Spa , a leading event company and online spa community, has introduced a Pro-Deals portal, an online platform that offers discounted spa services and products. Designed especially for spa professionals with a Pro-Insider Individual membership ($49 for 12 months), the platform also allows members to stay connected through educational resources from industry experts within Live Love Spa’s Savvy Spa Community and special events. “We listened to what our business members had to say about other deal sites and there was a reoccurring theme of having to give up a cut of their profit or that they were marketing...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Reveals Growth in Global Wellness Market

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), an international organization representing leaders of the spa and wellness industries, has released key findings on the global wellness market. An analysis completed by SRI International , the organization’s nonprofit research partner, showed that the spa industry grew 58 percent from 2007 to 2013 with a 47 percent increase in the number of spa locations, which is approaching nearly 106,000 sites. “It has been six long years since our first spa industry research report, and to see nearly 60 percent growth across years marked by global financial collapse was as impressive as it...

Successful Hands Grants Awarded at the One Concept Conference

The Successful Hands Grant Program , which was launched through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze , Massage Envy Spa , and Bon Vital' , has awarded two massage therapy students with $500 Successful Hands grants during Student Day at the One Concept Conference in San Diego. “It was a real honor to once again partner with Massage Envy Spa and Performance Health in support of the Successful Hands Grant Program,” says Scott Dartnall, president and CEO of One Concept. “I know I speak for all of us in our profession when I say thank you to Massage Envy Spa and...

Marti Morenings Receives Green Spa Network Visionary Award

Marti Morenings, founder of Universal Companies , was among the top winners at the Green Carpet Spa Sustainability Awards, receiving the Green Spa Network (GSN) Visionary Award, presented at the annual congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The awards celebrate overall leadership in environmental management, green techniques, and sustainability. “I am greatly humbled and honored to be selected as the recipient of the Visionary Leadership Award for Sustainability,” says Morenings, “I feel it is appropriate that I proudly share it with our dedicated team at Universal Companies. Their knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity have not only improved our own corporate carbon...

Caribbean Spa Association Expands to Resort & Spa Market

The Caribbean Spa Association (CSPA) has announced that it is now offering innovative marketing solutions to resorts, spas, educators, travel professionals, and product suppliers in more than 27 countries in the Caribbean. According to Liliana Grajales, cofounder of CSPA, the company plans to introduce their members to new platforms, education, media, and networking opportunities through annual events. "While working at the Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos, I saw a need for proper education, resources, and development,” says Stephanie Rest, cofounder of CSPA. "Global Wellness Tourism is a $450 billion dollar industry projected to grow by almost 10 percent annually—it’s the...

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