Spa News Stories

GiGi Updates Deluxe Double Warmer

GiGi , a leader in waxing products and equipment, has updated its Deluxe Double Warmer. The improved warmer offers adjustable temperature control, dual sealed pots, and a space saving design. Available in March at professional beauty supply stores nationwide, the warmer offers new convenience features, includin gdual power switches to conserve power; dual hinged lids to keep wax clean and sanitary; stainless steel surfaces to provide a clean surface; and indicator lights to signal if the unit is on. For more information, visit www.gigispa.com .

Washington Spa Alliance Marks Fifth Annual Symposium

The Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an Annual Symposium, taking place at the National Press Club (Washington) on March 17. It will serve as the first national gathering of representatives from the nation’s regional spa associations, and will feature engaged discussions of current and upcoming policy issues that impact wellbeing, among similar topics of interest to members. On March 18, members of WSPA and the regional organizations represented will visit congressional leaders on Capitol Hill to address how the spa industry can support the nation’s overall move to a healthier lifestyle. Reservations are being accepted...

Marilyn Monroe Spas Offers Unlimited Blowouts

Marilyn Monroe Spas (multiple locations) is offering unlimited style memberships starting at $99 per month. Blowouts include shampoo, blow-dry, and styling. Guests can choose from a variety of Marilyn-inspired styles, such as beachy waves, tight curls, sleek, and straight. “This unlimited blowout service is something that our guests have been asking for since we opened the doors of our first location,” says executive chairman Al Weiss. “Never before has any salon or spa made everyday glam this affordable and accessible. We’re proud to be leading the charge in bringing this option to women.” Unlimited blowout memberships are available at the...

Glenmere Mansion Appoints New Spa Director

Glenmere Mansion (Chester, NY) appointed Loretta Taylor as spa director for The Spa at Glenmere Mansion. She joins Glenmere with years of experience in the hospitality and spa industry. Prior to joining The Spa at Glenmere Mansion, Taylor was director of spa operations at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino (Verona, NY), where she headed the wellness program for two award-winning spas and a fitness club. The Spa was also the recipient of the Spa Finder's Readers Choice Award for five consecutive years. Additionally, she was spa director and general manager at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino (Norwich, CT)...

Miss America Names B.Bronz Sunless Official Spray Tanning Provider

B.Bronz Sunless , an eco-friendly, organic, and paraben-free product line, has entered into a multiyear partnership with the Miss America Organization and the creation of Miss America Sunless, a new sunless tanning product. For the next three years, B.Bronz Sunless will provide the spray tans for Miss America as she travels during her year of service. In addition, the company will be the Official Spray Tanner for the Miss America Pageant and we will be assembling a team to join the 95th Annual Miss America Competition. For more information, visit www.bebronze.com .

Essie Opens Salon in Hollywood

Essie unveiled a salon at The Painted Nail (Los Angeles). Located in the heart of Hollywood, the newly opened location at the W Hotel offers more than 250 Essie nail polish colors. “My staff is extremely well-rounded,” says founder Katie Cazorla. “They don’t just show up, do nails, and leave. Everyone can jump in at any time and run the show.” Clients can choose from a variety of services ranging from $12 to $60 with combination packages ranging from $30 to $90, including The Ice Cream Sundae, which allows guests to select chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla scented treatments for hands...

Mio Skincare Introduces New Gym Kit

Mio Skincare , a skincare range for women, has introduced the Mio Gym Kit . It includes Clean Slate Workout Swipes, to help balance and moisturize the skin, and Workout Wonder Muscle Recovery Gel, to provide long-lasting relief and and improve circulation. “We created the Mio Gym Kit for the ‘woman-on-the-go’ who wants to feel refreshed after the gym or a long flight, or who needs a quick pick-me-up at any time of the day,” says Jill Dunk, cofounder of Mio Skincare and Mama Mio , a skincare line for pregnant women. “We are hearing that spa guests are buying...

SpaRitual Gives Back with Step Up

SpaRitual has launched Step Up, a nail lacquer, in honor of its partnership with Step Up , a nationally recognized nonprofit. SpaRitual will donate 20 percent of the profits from the polish to the organization in an effort to create a promising future for high school girls in under-resourced communities. Designed to capture the vibrant and empowering culture of the organization, the bold, eccentric red-orange combination matches Step Up’s company colors. “As a member of Step Up myself, I am inspired by the organization’s commitment to exposing these girls to what sort of career options are out there,” says Shel...

Skincare Guru Christine Valmy Passes Away at 88

Christine Valmy, founder of the first skincare school licensed in the U.S., passed away earlier this week at the Cardiology Institute (Fundeni, Bucharest), aged 88. Valmy graduated from the Law School of the University of Bucharest (Romania) and received a degree in cosmetology from the Medical School in Bucharest (Romania) in 1946. Valmy, who was referred to as the Cosmetics Queen, founded The Christine Valmy International Cosmetics School (New York City) in 1966. In 1985, she was appointed by president Ronald Reagan to serve on the United States National Council on Vocational Education, in recognition of her contribution in the...

St Julien Hotel & Spa Appoints Linda Lynge as Spa Director

St Julien Hotel & Spa (Boulder, CO) has appointed Linda Lynge spa director of the Spa at St Julien . Lynge brings years of experience managing spa facilities for leading hospitality brands across the country. “I have always had an interest in Spa at St Julien,” says Lynge. “I have watched St Julien Hotel & Spa blossom over the years, and I am proud and honored to be a part of its successful team of professionals. It is truly a dream come true.” She joins the spa with experience overseeing management, design, and operations of luxury spas throughout Colorado and...

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