Spa News Stories

DermaMed Solutions Joins CarbonFree Partnership Program

DermaMed Solutions has joined the CarbonFree Partnership program to neutralize its carbon footprint by supporting clean-air technology and carbon-reduction projects in the U.S. Operated by Carbonfund.org Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Bethesda, MD, the program helps individuals and businesses understand climate change and develop practical and cost-effective solutions to slow, stop, and reduce it. “It’s an important step towards ensuring a healthier earth,” says DermaMed president Mark Pinsley. “DermaMed Solutions chose to partner with Carbonfund.org because we wish we could do more. In our daily operations, we strive to find new ways of packaging and promoting products that are...

American Spa's 2013 Professional's Choice Awards Announced

Celebrating its the ninth year, American Spa announced the 2013 Professional's Choice Awards , the results of the magazine's 2013 readers' votes for their favorite spas, brands, equipment, and professionals. Approximately 4,000 decision-makers from destination spas, day spas, medical spas, and resort spas around the country cast their votes via a write-in web survey. From all of us at American Spa , we’d like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists in this year's awards. Click here to get the complete results.

John Heffner Joins Drybar as Chief Executive Officer

Drybar , the nation's premier blow dry bars specializing in just blowouts, appointed John Heffner as chief executive officer, while cofounder and current CEO Michael Landau remains active in the company, serving as executive chairman of the board of directors. “One of the many things that attracted us to John is his experience nurturing and growing world-class consumer product companies,” says Alli Webb, Drybar cofounder and chief creative officer. “I am so excited to have John join our team.” Heffner was previously the president of OPI , a global leader in professional nailcare. Prior to OPI, he was the president...

DermaSystems Launches VisaLift Anti-Aging Product Line

DermaSystems announced the launch of its VisaLift Anti-Aging skincare line in the U.S. The products combine peptides with active natural ingredients. Now available for purchase in spas in Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S., the collection includes AquaSense Gel, C Serum, Lift Miracle, Nutrimix Serum; RoseHip Cleanser; and Hydralift Moisturizer.

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...

Pages