Spa News Stories

Lynda Solien-Wolfe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Performance Health , manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze , Bon Vital , and Thera-Band branded products, announced that Lynda Solien-Wolfe, vice president of massage and spa, will be awarded the One Concept 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, who has been recognized for her contributions to the massage therapy profession. “I am very humbled by this honor,” says Solien-Wolfe. “When I chose massage therapy as a profession, I had no idea how life-changing that path would be. It has truly provided both blessings and opportunities for me to make a difference. There are so many in our profession who do so much,...

Supergoop! Partners with Entrepreneur Maria Sharapova

Supergoop! , a skincare brand dedicated to UV protection, announced its partnership with international tennis star Maria Sharapova , welcoming her to the Supergoop! team as a co-owner with founder and CEO Holly Thaggard, in an effort to spotlight the brand’s mission to elevate skin cancer awareness. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with a company like Supergoop!,” says Sharapova. “As an avid user of Supergoop! daily, for a number of years, I was drawn to not only the quality of the product but also the opportunity to educate people around the world about the importance of practicing safe sun habits...

Noel Asmar Welcomes New Team Member

The Noel Asmar brand, which includes spa uniforms, resort wear, fitness apparel, Asmar Equestrian, bowls, and accessories, recently added a new team member to their group, Craig McGlynn, who is now vice president of sales and ecommerce. “To support our fast and exciting growth, we continue to hire the right people to usher us into the next phase of our corporate plan,” says designer and founder Noel Asmar. “Adding top tier talent allows us to continue to create uniforms and lifestyle apparel to serve our amazing customers in their pursuit of career, health, wellness, and recreation.” Craig comes to Noel...

WellBiz Brands Appoints Abby Lee as Chief Marketing Officer

WellBiz Brands, parent company to Elements Massage , which provides custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs, and Fitness Together , a franchise that offers one-on-one and small group personal physical fitness training studios, announced the appointment of Abby Lee as the company’s new chief marketing officer. At WellBiz, Lee will be responsible for overseeing marketing initiatives that support new client trial, boost membership, and build overall awareness for both brands. “Abby is incredibly talented and we are excited to have her on the team,” says Jeff Jervik, president and CEO of WellBiz Brands. “I look forward to working...

Deborah Lippmann Collaborates with Fashion and Art Photographer

Deborah Lippmann is partnering with Inez Van Lamsweerde , renowned fashion and art photographer, to launch a new shade, Break 4 Love . Known as Inez and Vinoodh, Inez and her husband Vinoodh Matadin have been partners in the photography arena for nearly three decades. “Inez is iconic, understated, and effortlessly chic,” says Lippmann. Having worked together with Inez for nearly twenty years on editorial and advertising shoots, the two developed Break 4 Love, a bubblegum hue, which was inspired by the colored and shaped nails of the women of the TV series Mad Men. Inez combined two of her...

Golden Nugget Biloxi Renovates Spa & Salon

Spa Development International , a spa and salon equipment and supplies distributor, has partnered with the Golden Nugget Biloxi (Mississippi) to provide new spa and salon equipment for their renovated spa and salon, opening this spring. Designed to provide a serene getaway from the casino’s energy, the property is located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The Spa ’s new locker room upgrades and supplies were designated to enhance the guest experience. “We love working with the Golden Nugget properties and the team at Landry’s with their renovations,” says Twila Caldwell-Kelly, founder and CEO of Spa Development International...

FarmHouse Fresh Launches Teen-Friendly Spa Treatments at Beaches Resorts

FarmHouse Fresh recently introduced their products in teen- and kid-friendly spa treatments at Beaches Resorts in Caribbean destinations. Available at the Beaches resorts in Negril and Ocho Rios , Jamaica, and available in May at Beaches in Turks & Caicos , treatments featuring FarmHouse Fresh products include manicures and pedicures, body treatments, and massage services. Young spa-goers can now select from spa packages, including 45-minute mani-pedi’s and facials and 45-minute to one-hour body treatments, which include non-alcoholic beverages, such as strawberry daquiri, strawberry lemonade, pina colada, agave nectar margarita, or fruit smoothie. The treatments focus on skin hydration and rejuvenation...

Mirabella Beauty Releases Spring Makeup Collection

Mirabella Beauty , a professional line of paraben- and talc-free cosmetics, announced the launch of its Pearls & Pastels collection, which includes cheek, eye, and lip products. Available through www.mirabellabeauty.com , the new line consists of Cheeky Blush, Refreshmint Pigment Powder eye shadow, and Minted Colour Luxe lip gloss. “Pearls & Pastels incorporates trends seen on the runway, with soft, candy-colored makeup for cheeks, eyes, and lip,” says Amber Bowen, creative director for Mirabella. “Try a pop of mint green using just one shade of eye shadow—layered from lash line to brow bone in varying intensities—along with delicate flushed cheeks...

Sothys USA Appoints Jessica Heron as National Trainer

Sothys Paris , a global professional beauty brand, announced the appointment of Jessica Heron to the position of national trainer. Heron joins Sothys with 18 years of experience in the professional skincare industry. She will be responsible for offering comprehensive training for the Caribbean, Latin America, and USA, and will promote Sothys products and treatments through education, product knowledge, hands on techniques, and retail sales. Additionally, Heron will conduct on-site and regional training events, prepare and execute seminars, host advanced and specialized classes and VIP events, and create web-based trainings. As a licensed esthetician and aesthiology graduate from the Aveda...

SpaEquip Opens New Office in China

SpaEquip , a leading supplier of spa equipment, announced the opening of its wholly-owned subsidiary in China, SpaEquip Co. Ltd . Based in Shanghai, the company will sell SpaEquip’s complete line of equipment and supplies to spas throughout China. “Our customers had been asking us to establish a presence in China for several years,” says Ed Johnson, president of SpaEquip. “China continues to be a booming market for new hotel construction, and has become the largest market for new spa equipment in the world.” The company has been one of the preferred sources for resort spas in China. “While continuing...

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