Spa News Stories

LocalSalons Unveils Online Marketplace

LocalSalons launched their online marketplace, www.localsalons.com , which is designed to connect spa and salon professionals with potential customers. The new website provides spa and salon owners with tools to market their services, including a photo gallery for displaying samples, advanced trafficking reports, listing placements, and more. As part of their marketing strategy, LocalSalons also offers customized media campaigns, geared towards attracting new business leads and expanding revenue. In addition, customers can locate a salon in an area that offers the service they desire—a haircut, a manicure, a massage, or any other beauty service —through the site . With the...

Steiner Spa Consulting Launches Steiner Spa Index

Steiner Spa Consulting (SSC) launched Steiner Spa Index, a tool to help predict the success and viability of spa projects. The template, which is available for free through SSC’s website, www.steinerspaconsulting.com , analyzes the key factors of hotels that impact the spa business and compares these with industry metrics through a proprietary algorithm. The resulting findings—Steiner Spa Index Scorecard—produce a snapshot of how a spa will fare before it is built. “Hotels need a basic understanding of the business potential of their spa before they invest in the project,” says vice president Trent Munday, who led the team that created...

Ilike Organic Skin Care Receives Hungarian Product Quality Award

Ilike Organic Skin Care won the Hungarian Quality Product Award for a second consecutive year, in recognition of the Grape Stem Cells Solution Line, which includes a cleansing milk, a hydrating mist, a polishing scrub, a gel mask, a serum, a moisturizer, and a body lotion. The Hungarian Quality Product Award acknowledges and rewards Hungarian products, services, and companies found to be innovative. “Our manufacturer Ilcsi Hungary is the one and only skincare company to ever receive this prestigious award," says Szilvia Hickman, senior vice president of Szép Élet, the exclusive distributor of ilike Organic Skin Care. “The fact that...

L’Auberge de Sedona Introduces New Spa Director

The Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona (AZ) appointed Catherine Burke Powers as the hotel’s new spa director. With its revamped interior and refreshed treatments, featuring Scientific Organics by EmerginC , the 5,000-square-foot spa is further elevating its guest services by the recent hire of Powers. “Our award-winning spa is one of the highlights of L’Auberge de Sedona, and we’re looking forward to sharing Catherine Burke Powers expertise with locals and guests.” says Jesse Alexander, general manager of L’Auberge de Sedona. With more than fifteen years of experience as a spa director and four years as a associate spa consultant, Powers...

Balanced Guru Creates Certified Organic Powder Face Mask

Balanced Guru , a certified organic, 100 percent natural line of holistic aromatherapy skin, hair, and bodycare products, launched one of the first certified organic powder face masks on the market: Balaned Guru's Spiced Up Berries Antioxidant Facial Masque . Activated by mixing with greek yogurt, honey, toner, or water, this mask promotes healthier, younger-looking skin cells. Packed with acai and acerola berries, clove, cinnamon, oatmeal, and vitamin C, this product also feeds the skin with antioxidants, fights free radicals, such as UV rays, and pollution, and helps brighten the complexion. All Balanced Guru products are made with certified organic...

Erbaviva Launches New Website

Erbaviva , an organic skincare line, unveiled a digital makeover with the official launch of their new website, www.erbaviva.com . Available on tablets, notebooks, and mobile devices, the updated site includes improved digital features, expanded content, social media integration, and an upgraded design for enhanced customer navigation and interaction. The website’s aesthetics consist of a clean look that is visually driven, illustrating the Erbaviva story . “We felt it was time to engage our customers in an innovative way with an enhanced, easy-to-use website,” says Robin Brown, cofounder of Erbaviva. “The beautiful new Erbaviva.com site breathes the brand’s essence in...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Names Winners of Fifth Annual Student Challenge

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced the winners of its 2013 Student Challenge , a competition where students from academic institutions create spa and wellness concepts of the future. In this year’s challenge, c ontestants were asked to create a concept that encompassed authentic Indian spa culture. First-place honors were awarded to the Institute of Hotel Management , Aurangabad (IHM-A), for its Arvees Spa Solutions and the Spasthya brand, which means “enlightened health and life" in Hindi . The winning design was created to reach underserved locales and help ordinary people integrate wellness socially by teaching health, hygiene,...

Spa Anjali Welcomes New Spa Director

Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain (Colorado) appointed Ingrid Middaugh as spa director. Middaugh previously served as the spa director at Aria Spa at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa and at The Lodge & Spa at Vail . “We are thrilled to have Ingrid with her extensive luxury spa experience and strong Vail Valley ties here at Spa Anjali,” says Gaye Steinke, general manager of Spa Anjali and the Athletic Club at The Westin. “The timing is perfect as we gear up for another busy ski season and continue to roll out...

êShave Wins 2013 Esquire Grooming Award

The global brand of men’s grooming essentials, êShave , has won an Esquire Grooming Award for Best Soap this fall from Esquire magazine in recognition for its Moisturizing Bath Soap Bars. The Esquire Grooming Awards began in 2006 and are rewarded annually to skincare and grooming companies that produce the best new men’s products. êShave’s Moisturizing Bath Soaps are formulated with extra-rich vegetable base and shea butter to gently cleanse, leaving skin feeling moisturized and lightly scented. “We are excited to be awarded an Esquire Grooming Award for our superb lathering and ultra moisturizing new bath soap bars,” says Danielle...

THANN Sanctuary Spa Introduces Private Yoga Classes

Gilbert Baeriswil, general manager of Castle Hotel & Spa (Tarrytown, New York), and Ryoko Ado, spa manager at THANN Sanctuary Spa (multiple locations), announced the introduction of small-personalized yoga classes at the newly opened Wellness Room at THANN Sanctuary. In response to guest requests for more intimate class sizes that will emphasize a more custom one-on-one class, Riverstone Yoga of Tarrytown will offer the specialized classes on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. According to Baeriswil, the addition of new classes was the ideal choice as they are in harmony with THANN’s approach to spa treatments based on the art of...

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