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Universal Companies Joins Hands with Intrinsics Universal Companies joined forces with Intrinsics , a manufacturer of single-use spa products, to raise money for breast cancer research by introducing The Pink Glove. City of Hope, the Southern California biomedical research and treatment center and hospital for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, will receive $5.50 from the sale of each box of 100 pink vinyl gloves. By replacing their regular hygienic vinyl gloves with the pink version, not only will spa professionals help raise money for City of Hope, but they will also demonstrate their support for the cause by building awareness...

Canyon Ranch Abandons Plan for Maryland Condos

The Washington Post reports that the luxury Canyon Ranch condominium community in Bethesda, Maryland is now officially off. The announcement yesterday, informed potential buyers that the project would be reevaluated for 30 days because of a slowdown in the real estate market and rapidly increasing construction costs. In the past six months, developers of 31 condo projects with a combined 5,700 units have abandoned their plans, according to Delta Associates, an Alexandria real estate consulting firm whose clients include Penrose. Condos are taking much longer to sell, as speculators have all but abandoned the market and buyers have become cautious...

SpaTrade and Pevonia Team up to Bring Cutting-Edge Online Training and Education to the Spa Industry

Petaluma, CA - September 27th, 2006. After a year of producing the spa industry's only ongoing Webinar and podcast series, SpaTrade has joined forces with Pevonia Botanica to take online education and training to an even higher level in 2007. SpaTrade has upgraded their current Webinar capabilities and is now working with Pevonia to deliver effective on-demand education to clients and prospects. 'Pevonia's education has helped build the spa industry', says SpaTrade's CEO Nancy Griffin. "We are thrilled to be expanding this global company's reach through creative online initiatives." "Pevonia will be bringing their training programs and manufacturer's classrooms to...

Auberge Resorts Launches New Susantainable Development Program

Auberge Resorts, a leading resort development and management company, today demonstrated its commitment to the sustainable development and operation of its resorts with the appointment of Patrick S. Freeman as Director of Sustainable Development, a newly created position. In this role, Freeman will develop sustainable initiatives for Auberge's four existing properties, Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley; Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina, and guide sustainable development at four additional Auberge properties currently being designed. He will be based initially in St. Kitts, where Auberge is master-planning 2,400...

Job Market Tightens

The end of summer and the start of back-to-school season have tightened the job market another notch, according to a new survey by Monster, the online job site. Online recruitment activity in 25 of the top 28 markets tracked by the Monster Local Employment Index increased in August, led by Portland and San Diego. Both markets jumped by eight points, driven by higher demand for education, community, food services, and construction workers. The Houston market posted the biggest year-over-year gain. It now tops the list of fastest growing online recruitment markets, with a strong upsurge in demand for white- and...

Spa-Goers Name World's Top Spas in Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

Spa Finder, Inc., the global spa resource, announced the winners of its 2006 annual Readers' Choice Awards at Manhattan's Cornelia Day Resort during a champagne reception attended by spa luminaries and press from around the world. Spa Finder CEO Pete Ellis and President Susie Ellis presented the awards to the spas that were voted the world's best - covering six continents and 14 nations/regions - by Spafinder.com visitors and Luxury SpaFinder Magazine readers, which together attract millions of spa consumers annually. 'This year's awards are our most comprehensive yet - with more people voting for more spas across the globe,'...

Spa Mystique to Transform into an Equinox Fitness Club and Spa

When Spa Mystique opened at the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa in 2001, it was billed as Los Angeles' largest luxury spa—at 35,000-square-foot. Around New Year's 2007, Spa Mystique at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza will transform into an Equinox Fitness Club and Spa. Effective September 1, 2006, the hotel's fitness center will close, followed by the closing of Spa Mystique on September 5, 2006. Equinox Fitness Clubs, voted "Best gym in America," by Fitness Magazine, will come Hyatt's exclusive partner with their opening of Equinox Fitness Club and Spa in Century City. Equinox Century City will be an advanced,...

NCEA Receives Endorsement from the State Boards of Cosmetology

The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/ Distributors & Associations (NCEA) was represented today by their Executive Director, Susanne S. Warfield at the Annual Conference of the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) being held August 26-28, 2006 in Portland, Maine. NCEA has had a presence at the NIC meetings for over 6 years, however, what was achieved today is a giant step forward for estheticians in the United States. The NCEA secured the use of the National Esthetician 2nd Tier test for use in the NCEA Esthetician Certification that will be launched early 2007.. (To review NCEA's...

Endermologie® Body and Face: A Pretty Economical Edition

In celebration of Endermologie's 20th anniversary as the world's #1 cellulite treatment, LPG is launching its latest innovation, the state-of-the-art E6 therapeutic massager. The E6 device, created expressly for the aesthetic trade professional, is more competitively priced than its medically aligned predecessors and offers expanded programming for both face and body beauty-treatments. Combining the patented, dual-motorized-rollers and the active flap technology of LPG's distinctive L6 and Cellu M6 Keymodule therapeutic massagers, the E6 provides long-lasting cellulite reduction, body reshaping and anti-aging skin rejuvenation. That's right; Endermologie is getting 'tougher on pretty' with its newest generation treatment machine, the patented E6...

Industry News

Avancé Expands to Asia Avancé Skincare has added a new distribution partner in South Korea. Fine.M. Company , a seven-year-old distributor of cosmetics, skincare, and medical equipment, will distribute Avancé products in the region. A launch training seminar took place in South Korea earlier this year and was attended by more than 125 resort, destination, and day spa owners. "Partnering with Fine.M. is a major step towards meeting Avancé's goal of global expansion," says Dee Deluca Mattos , vice president of Avancé. "The introduction of Avancé products in South Korea will allow the company to begin to establish a presence...

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