Spa News Stories

1 Hotel South Beach Appoints New Spa Director

Luxury Miami hotel 1 Hotel South Beach has announced Alena Stavnjak as director of spa. In her new role, Stavnjak will oversee The Bamford Haybarn Spa , which is a 18,000-square-foot luxury spa, wellness, and fitness center slated to open in December 2016. The new spa will offer a variety of fitness class options along with individually crafted treatments using pure botanical products made from natural and organic ingredients and specifically formulated for the Haybarn spas. “I am thrilled to be representing both brands that value the natural way of life and are all about simple pleasures of quality while...

Massage Therapy Foundation Announces its 2016 Research Grant

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage, has awarded Niki Munk , Ph.D., with a $30,000 research grant in the field of massage therapy for its 2016 granting cycle. Munk is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Indiana University (Indianapolis), and was recognized for her study “Massage Perceptions and Experiences for Individuals with Amputations.” The 2016 Research Grant award will go toward Munk’s amputation related therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) research program. Currently, little published research exists to explain TMB application, effect, or theoretical...

Sonäge Skincare Introduces a Natural Manifesto

Skincare brand Sonäge Skincare has introduced its ‘New Natural Manifesto’ to educate and empower skincare professionals to make safe skincare choices. Launched this month, the manifesto is committed to providing customers with environmental-friendly, natural, and highly effective products on the market. To develop its New Natural formulas, the brand works with skincare chemists in Los Angeles and Paris to produce healthy skincare products made without chemical cleaners, harsh dyes, preservatives, or toxins. The brand also never tests on animals and always uses recycled paper in its packaging. “As a consumer, I fell in love with Sonäge because I no longer...

Grande Cosmetics Supports Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Grande Cosmetics plans to donate 20 percent of the proceeds from its GrandeTEAL kit to the Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation (T.E.A.L.) . Founded in 2009, this organization’s goal is to promote public awareness and educate women about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure for ovarian cancer. T.E.A.L. also helps fund public education campaigns designed to improve the lives of ovarian cancer patients and those at...

Nicky Kinnaird Joins Colorescience Board of Directors

Colorescience added Nicky Kinnaird to its board of directors. Recognized as an esteemed innovator in the beauty industry, Kinnaird revolutionized retail beauty in the early 1990’s with the launch of Space NK Apothecary in London’s Covent Garden. The boutique featured a curated mix of beauty and wellbeing lines and quickly grew into an international beauty mecca known for offering consumers a selection of the finest, established, and up-and-coming brands. As the founder of Nicky Kinnaird Consulting, Kinnaird has also fed her passion for the evolution of consumer-focused beauty by consulting on growing brands. In her new role for Colorescience, she...

Zenoti Expands its Product Services

Zenoti , a leading business management solution for the spa and wellness industry, has added a mobile point-of-sale system (POS) and custom reporting to its software offerings. Engineered for reliability and scale, the brand uses enterprise-level technology made available to businesses of all sizes from the single location brand to chains with more than 200 outlets. Zenoti also provides its clients with the software to streamline their businesses, increase customer loyalty, drive revenue, and cut costs. Its new mobile POS will allow businesses to enhance customer experience with the convenience of mobile checkouts. It also enables spas, salons, and fitness...

Spa E Celebrates 15 Years

Spa E (Miami) will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this November. Voted ‘Best Spa in Miami Beach’ for five years in a row by the Chamber of Commerce, the spa offers a variety of services such as facial treatments, body treatments, hand and foot treatments, massage services, and waxing treatments.The spa first opened its doors on Lincoln Road in 2001 when owner Brenda Le Grange decided to relocate from Vail, CO, and bring her experience as a spa owner to the warmer climate of South Beach. Le Grange then teamed up with Lydia Sarfati and Repêchage to create the open-concept...

Cargo Cosmetics Announces New Global Educator

Cargo Cosmetics , an award-winning beauty brand, has announced Rogelio Reyna as its global training, education, and artistry director. Reyna joins the brand after 15 years serving as the director of artistry and education for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. “Cargo has been rapidly expanding and we felt the next step to support this growth would be securing a pro artist with sales expertise,” says president Brian Robinson . “We have been waiting for the perfect candidate and I believe we’ve found that in Rogelio. He comes with an impressive celebrity clientele and strong...

Julia Pankey Selected for Global Mentorship Program

Julie Pankey , spa director at The Spa at the Wentworth at Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa (New Castle, NH) and managing partner of JMPankey Partners, has been selected to join the Global Mentorship Program (GMP). As a part of the international program, Pankey and other seasoned spa directors will give their time and share their expertise as mentors to inspire spa managers. Launched by a committee of spa professionals at the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit in Marrakesh, the GMP is based on the International Spa Association’s list of core competencies for spa management...

Tracy Anderson Named Spokeswoman for Ecco Bella

This month, Tracy Anderson , global fitness expert and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method workout, joins organic beauty company Ecco Bella as its official spokeswoman in its Discover Intelligent Beauty movement. The movement is an innovative approach to improve how women view themselves and their impact in the world. This partnership will also focus on empowering women to boost their self-esteem while maintaining healthy, fulfilling lifestyles. Ecco Bella was founded by social entrepreneur and CEO Sally Malanga in 1992, and has been a pioneer in natural and organic cosmetic products for more than 23 years. Anderson and Malanga are...

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