Spa News Stories

Preston Wynne Success Systems Rebrands as Wynne Business

Spa Industry Consultancy and Spa Management Training Company, Preston Wynne Success Systems, Rebrands as Wynne Business And Debuts 'Graduate' Course for Spa Directors Preston Wynne Success Systems, the twelve-year-old spa consultancy and spa management training company founded by Peggy Wynne Borgman, has become Wynne Business . The company's new name coincides with the debut of a new management seminar program, The High Performance Spa, as well as a highly informative spa business blog . The High Performance Spa is conceived as a "graduate" course for attendees of the company's Spa Directors' Management Intensive, but admission is open to professionals with...

American Spa 2006 Professional's Choice Awards

For the second year in a row, American Spa presents its readers' selections of the industry's finest spas, products, brands, and professionals with the Professional's Choice Awards. More than 1,000 readers, including top decision-makers at day spas, destination spas, medical spas, and resort spas around the country, voted on their favorites via a write-in web survey. Here are their selections. Click HERE for more details including the finalists in each category. Best Health and Fitness MIRAVAL LIFE IN BALANCE (Catalina, AZ) Best Day Spa BURKE WILLIAMS (Multiple Locations) Best Spa Menu MII AMO (Sedona, AZ) Most Romantic Spa SPA GRANDE...

Equinox "Gets Buff"

Manhattan-based health club chain Equinox purchased BuffSpa from Bergdorf Goodman. The celebrity-studded spa will temporarily open next week at Equinox's 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue location. A new flagship spa at that location will open next spring, along with another one in West Hollywood. BuffSpa will also be integrated into Equinox's new 45,000-square-foot Manhattan club to open at 74th St. and 2nd Ave. set to open in 2008. Opened six years ago, the spa currently generates about $1 million a year in revenue from its single location at Bergdorf Goodman. A line of Buff products is also in development, said...

Art Plus Science Equals Five Hot 2007 Medical Spa Trends

The science and art of looking good is spurring some important trends for 2007's beauty prescription. The innovations that will shape the medical spa industry in the coming months may change your notion of success and better position you to take advantage of the abundant opportunities that wait. Trend #1 Regulatory Intervention Don't be caught off guard and don't stay focused on what you cannot change. Instead, for 2007 learn about the coming regulatory challenges that could create barriers to your continued success if you don't adequately prepare for them. Regulations vary from state to state. For example, a doctor...

Whole Foods Launches First In-store Spa Concept

The Austin-based supermarket chain Whole Food Market recently launched its first wellness spa located within its 52,000 square-foot store in an affluent part of Dallas, Texas. "Refresh: The Everyday Spa" by Whole Foods Market is a 4,500-square foot space above the main floor with seven treatment rooms, including two wet rooms for scrubs and wraps. The prototype is serving as a test bed for consumer acceptance of spas within grocery stores, before any rollout. Massage chairs on the balcony overlooking the main grocery floor provide a range of five- and 10-minute mini treatments. Spa guests can order from the chef's...

Consumer Attitudes & Trends for Branding in 2007

There are five noteworthy trends that are set to impact both luxury and mass-market brands during the year ahead, particularly relating to how consumers feel and behave toward brands, according to Kenneth Hirst, president of Hirst Pacific Design . The changing consumer attitudes and branding trends expected to significantly impact marketers during the coming year include: Customization and personalisation: Branding the brand Consumers appreciate the ability to add their own personal touches to products to really make them their own. Concoct-it-yourself perfumeries, snap-it-on cell phone faceplates, and other do-it-yourself design opportunities are constantly arising from brands that value engaging their...

New Research Highlights Global Skin Care Trends

New research presented by Mintel , a leading supplier of competitive media, product and consumer intelligence, outlines global trends in skin care, body care, and hair care. According to Mintel's analysis in the Facial Care subcategory, the most significant trends were: - UV protection ranges - The use of botanical and herbal ingredients - The increase in number of anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle products. - Whitening products were also important but mainly in Asian countries. - Products targeted at men continued to grow in popularity globally. - Products with anti-bacterial or aromatherapeutic properties were launched in the sub-category. A number of...

Intelligent Spas Releases New Spa Industry Research for Malaysia

Intelligent Spas found spa numbers in Malaysia have grown over 200% since 2002, identifying 151 spas currently operating and another 25 spas under development. The report, entitled Spa Industry Profile Malaysia 2002-2007, features over 850 quantitative statistics on the Malaysian spa market as well as supporting qualitative trends and observations from spa owners and managers. The survey of spa facilities conducted by Intelligent Spas provides a valuable tool for businesses competing in, or supporting the spa industry, to more accurately develop and plan spa-related products, services, campaigns and initiatives. Some key industry totals and averages extracted from the report include:...

Unlicensed Beverly Hills Doctor in Federal Prison for Injecting Smuggled Silicone

An Argentine doctor who used the homes of wealthy Beverly Hills residents to deliver non FDA-approved injectibles, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. The clients of Dr. Daniel Tomas Fuerte Serrano included the wives of Lionel Richie and CNN talk-show host Larry King. Prosecutors say he gave the illegal injections at various places, including parties, where up to 30 wealthy clients sipped cocktails and were injected with silicone smuggled into the U.S. Serrano wasn't licensed to practice in the United States, prosecutors said, and he charged thousands of dollars for injections of substances consistent with industrial grade silicone...

2007 IECSC New York Raises the Bar for Spa Industry Education

The inaugural IECSC New York (formerly American Spa Expo) will host two outstanding educational conferences at the Javits Center March 11-13, 2007. As the education consultant for IECSC New York, SpaTrade's Nancy Griffin has brought together sixty of the spa industry's top managers and marketers who will present a wealth of inside information. Here's a preview of the Medical Spa Conference and the Spa Business Conference. Medical Spa Conference The country's most prestigious educators and medical spa operators will convene March 11-12 to share their successful business strategies. The first day's Medical Spa Development track will focus on planning, design,...

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