Spa News Stories

FRHI Hotels & Resorts Appoints Andrew Gibson as Vice President

FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury hotel brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts , Fairmont Hotels & Resorts , and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts , has announced the appointment of Andrew Gibson as vice president of spas and wellness. Based out of FRHI's regional office in Dubai, Gibson will be responsible for the development and execution of the company's spa strategy, including defining and implementing spa standards globally across all of the company’s leading hotel and spa brands. "I’m very pleased to be welcoming Andrew to the FRHI team,” says Jennifer Fox, president international of FRHI and...

Le Mieux Debuts Four New Professional Peels

Le Mieux introduced four new professional peels, M15 , M30 , GSA25 , and AML20 , which help brighten, resurface, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, combat sun damage, and more. "I don't believe in aggressive treatments," says CEO Janel Luu. "Our peel molecules are larger, so they function more topically and don't create damage on a deeper level. It's a softer approach to a peel, while still achieving long-lasting, beneficial results." Ideal for dry, mature, normal, and combination skin types, M15 is a peel solution that gently brightens the skin while addressing uneven skintone, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles...

Spa Gregorie’s Promotes Scott Duncan to President

Spa Gregorie’s (multiple locations, CA) announced the promotion of Scott Duncan, who is now president of Southern California’s day spa and salon. Duncan has since been a significant contributor to the company’s growth and success since 1998. Spa Gregorie’s has grown to three locations—Del Mar, Newport Beach, and Rancho Santa Margarita — and has captured industry awards, such as American Spa Magazine Professional Choice Awards “Favorite Day Spa,” Spa Finde r’s Reader’s Choice for “Best Day Spa,” and Skin Inc. Magazine’s “Best of the Best.” In his new role, Duncan will oversee day-to-day operations, senior leadership, strategic direction, and finance...

DermaMed Solutions Mark Pinsley to Speak at IECSC New York

DermaMed Solutions announced that Mark Pinsley, the company’s president, will be a featured speaker at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference New York (IECSC). More than 11,000 attendees are expected to attend for IECSC from March 9-11. Pinsley will present Go Local or Go Home: How to Use Geomarketing to Gain a Steady Stream of New Customers on the spa business education track, along with a group of educators. He will also present specific issues involved in developing a local marketing strategy; optimizing online tools like Yelp, Google+, Facebook, and Foursquare, among others; and offer specific instructions to claim...

OPI Launches New Color Tinted Top Coats

OPI is launching its first-ever, pigmented top coats. Available March 2014, Sheer Tints by OPI offers a fresh take on traditional top coats with the introduction of four new vivid hues, including Be Magentale with Me, a sheer pink; Don’t Violet Me Down, a crystal sheer amethyst hue; Can Teal You Like Me, a sheer blue; and I’m Never Amberrassed, a yellow tint. The polishes also feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. The top coats can be worn alone, with a base coat for a sheer tint, or layered over any shade. “Nail color is all...

Clearlight Saunas Forms Hospitality Division to Expand Outreach

Healwithheat.com , a division of the Clearlight Saunas brand, has formed a new hospitality division to expand its growing outreach to spas, hotels, resorts, and fitness facilities worldwide. With Clearlight Saunas in many commercial locations, the company’s new division will enable them showcase its line of high-end saunas to a larger arena of potential client facilities, as well as offer price reductions to clients purchasing in volume for hotel chains or multi-city health clubs. “Less expensive than most people would think and an instant way to provide additional revenue potential to any spa, hotel, resort, or fitness facility, a Clearlight...

Image Skincare Announces Third Annual Worldwide Launch Party

Image Skincare announced its third annual Worldwide Launch Party, which will take place next month all over the globe. The event will give licensed estheticians, physicians, and skincare professionals the opportunity to get an exclusive sneak peek of new Image Skincare products. During the event, skincare professionals will be able to see, smell, feel, and purchase products before they become available worldwide. The invite-only event will cater to existing clients, as well as prospective spas, salons, and physician’s offices. Participating cities will include Berlin, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Miami, Milan, New York, and Sydney, among...

The Dolder Grand Appoints New Spa Director

The Dolder Grand (Zurich) has appointed Therese Martirena as spa director of the award-winning The Dolder Grand Spa . Martirena will be responsible for overseeing the entire range of services and products offered. She is a Swiss native with an extensive spa background. Martirena completed a commercial apprenticeship at the Wellness & Spa Hotel Ermitage (Schönried, Switzerland). She later became a qualified massage therapist. She comes to The Dolder Grand Spa with years of experience at award-winning properties, including spa manager at the Hilton Barcelona Hotel (Spain). In 2008, the year The Dolder Grand reopened; she took on the role...

SpaQuality Awards Sante Spa Victoria with SpaExcellence Certification

Sante Spa Victoria at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) is the second spa to achieve SpaExcellence under the updated The International Standards of SpaExcellence 2014 from SpaQuality LLC , an independent observer of the spa industry worldwide. Sante Spa Victoria was awarded with the SpaExcellence certification for the first time in 2012 after a challenging process of establishing a quality system modeled after The International Standards of SpaExcellence 2010 . The Standards provide a framework for spas, including strategic planning, day-to-day operations, behind-the-scenes processes, leadership, teamwork, training, system evaluation, continual improvement, and more...

Aveda Founder Passes Away at Age 72

Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients , has passed away at his Wisconsin home after battling with an illness at the age of 72. Rechelbacher, who was an Austrian immigrant, founded the Minneapolis-based company, Aveda, in 1978. He later opened a chain of Aveda Concept Salons to sell his products. In 1995, Rechelbacher started Intelligent Nutrients, an organic certified beauty company. “Horst led a life of extraordinary leadership, creating a vision of what he wanted to be, and then bringing that vision to reality,” says Dominique Conseil, Global President of Aveda. “He brought holistic beauty to the industry,...

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