Spa News Stories

The Ritz-Carlton Spas Launch New Spa Concept

The Ritz-Carlton recently introduced a new cultural concept for The Ritz-Carlton Spa that involves tailored experiences that artfully integrate individual guest needs into treatments that will be anchored into local culture, employing natural and organic solutions. The new spa concept is being implemented around the world beginning with 20 hotels and resorts, including Amelia Island, FL; Budapest, Hungary; Cairo, Egypt; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Moscow, Russia; New Orleans, LA; and Vienna, Russia. “The Ritz-Carlton Spa concept is designed to extend even more of the unique and personal opportunities for wellness and indigenous experiences that our guests and global travelers seek,” says...

Sunless, Inc Acquires Norvell Skin Solutions

Today, Sunless, Inc which is owned by The Riverside Company, has acquired Norvell Skin Solutions . “The acquisition of Norvell establishes Sunless, Inc as the undisputed international market leader in the sunless tanning segment of the beauty industry,” says Peter van Niekerk , CEO of Sunless, Inc. “The two businesses perfectly complement each other, as Norvell is the leader in professional-applied spray tanning systems and enjoys a strong position in skincare with the Dancing with the Stars by Norvell Sunless Collection , and Sunless, Inc. is a leader in automated spray tanning systems and premium self-tanning products under the VersaSpa...

Jindilli Approved as a Continuing Education Provider

This week, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) approved Jindilli as a Continuing Education Approved Provider. With this approval, NCBTMB-licensed massage therapists can receive up to nine CE’s annually for completing a demonstration and practical application on Jindilli’s Showerless Lime Blossom Scrub and BoomaGlam Massage. “The Jindilli team is excited to be an advocate for the NCBTMB,” says Lynille Steffenhagen , director of training and product development for Jindilli and diplomat for the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (CIBTAC). “The organization does a phenomenal job maintaining high industry standards. Continued education is what distinguishes...

Dyson Launches its Supersonic Hair Dryer

Known for innovative household appliances, Dyson has entered the beauty industry with its Supersonic hair dryer. Launched yesterday in Japan, the new hair dryer is engineered to balance in the hand, uses a fast-yet-focused airflow, and intelligently controls temperature to help protect hair from extreme heat damage. Dyson invested $71 million into the intensive research and development of the Supersonic. The company created a state of the art laboratory dedicated to investigating the science of hair, and Dyson’s engineers studied hair from root to tip for more than four years. They also tested the product on different hair types and...

Miraval Group Names New Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

This week, Miraval Group announced the appointment of Thomas P. Botts as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Botts will lead digital and traditional marketing, public relations, customer relationship management, advertising, sales, revenue management, and distribution initiatives from New York City. He will also be responsible for developing and executing all marketing strategies designed to drive customer acquisition, retention, and profitability across its growing luxury resort, spa, and wellness portfolio. “Tom Botts’s proven leadership experience in branding, revenue management, and technology will be instrumental in driving overall brand growth and property performance,” says Steven A. Rudnitsky , president and...

International Health & Wellness Week Debuts in May

The first annual International Health & Wellness Week ( IHAWW) will take place May 2 to 8. Throughout the week, health and wellness providers will offer free events, classes, seminars, demonstrations, promotions, and materials. The purpose of IHAWW is to have a positive impact on health and wellness overall, as well as to unite people through the common goal of preventing disease, promoting a better quality of life, and living longer. It gives people the opportunity to connect to businesses to improve the mind, body, and spirit and consider how to incorporate ways to live healthier. For health and wellness...

GoMacro Announces Distribution Partnership with ReadyCare

GoMacro has partnered with ReadyCare to distribute its nutrition bars to top-tier hotels, spas, health clubs, and golf clubs. “We are thrilled to expand our distribution into these unique markets,” says Jola Sonkin , cofounder and CEO of GoMacro. “Whether it be for a healthy turn-down item or minibar offering at a nice hotel, a quick snack after a relaxing spa treatment, or energy on the golf course, we know the balanced nutrition of our organic MacroBars will add to the experience provided by ReadyCare’s clients.” GoMacro is a family-owned, non-GMO food company that uses only the highest-quality ingredients to...

Pevonia Training Course Tackles Wellness Trends

Pevonia will be hosting an upcoming training course about the growing wellness trends April 25 and 26 from 9 AM to 4 PM at The Phoenician Scottsdale. Christian Jurist , M.D., Pevonia’s medical director of global education, and Melissa Morris , Pevonia’s corporate educator, will be hosting this training experience and will also be providing attendees with an overview of the company’s skincare lines and benefits along with anti-aging recommendations and solutions. They will also delve into the technology of Pevonia’s treatments, products, and latest innovations, as well as give specific instructions to the attendees for integrating Pevonia Wellness into...

Spafinder Wellness 365 Announces 2016 Wellness Travel Awards Judges

This week, Spafinder Wellness 365 announced the expanded international panel of 39 judges who will nominate candidates for the 2016 Wellness Travel Awards . This global awards program recognizes the demand for healthier travel options and honors hotels, resorts, destination spas, and retreats worldwide that offer the best wellness vacations and experiences. This year’s panelists, including American Spa’s editor-in-chief and publisher Julie Keller Callaghan, will nominate the top properties for 20 distinct categories. To ensure the most deserving wellness travel properties are recognized, a comprehensive three-part approach is used to select the winners. After the panelist nominations are in this...

International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference in New York Surpasses Goals

In March, The International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) celebrated its 14th year in New York at the Javits Convention Center with a record-breaking attendance of more than 15,300 spa and wellness professionals. Presented by American Spa , the three-day event attracted cosmetologists, doctors, estheticians, massage therapists, medical estheticians, spa owners, and many more. “This year, we exceeded both our attendance and exhibit expectations and goals,” says Liza Wylie , vice president of beauty, spa, and wellness events at Questex Media Group. “Exhibitors surpassed their sales objectives and were thrilled with the attendance at the event. Spa and salon...

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