Spa News Stories

ISPA Presents Jim Root with Dedicated Contributor Award

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present Jim Root with the 2014 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas) from October 13 to 15. “Jim is the ultimate cheerleader for the spa industry,” says ISPA president Lynne McNees. “Every step of the way he has leant his supportive and motivating attitude to ISPA. I can’t imagine what the spa industry would have been without his dedication and commitment.” Root is the chief executive officer and president of Glen Ivy Hot Springs , a 154-year-old spa and hospitality...

Juil Footwear Launches New Sandals for Spas

Juil , earthing-inspired sandals and shoes, has announced that they will be partnering with Deborah Evans and Associates , a boutique spa distribution agency, for distribution into spas, resorts, and hotels throughout the U.S. markets. Deborah Evans & Associates will be introducing the new ‘grounding’ shoe line to the spa market, offering a unique product to retail, besides the traditional spa offerings. With its health driven, earthing shoes for men and women, the team is thrilled about the retail opportunity for spas with earthing trending in the wellness and spa industries. Based on a contemporary wellness concept known as earthing...

Balanced Guru Donates Profits to Charity Connected Warriors

Balanced Guru , a beauty brand, announced an extension to their Giving Back Program , which features customized limited-edition product collections designed for non-profit organizations to sell and fund their causes. Through their Connected Warriors Beauty Line—Antioxidant Facial Masque, which helps fight free radicals and brighten skin; Hair Styling Oil, which controls fly-aways and provides shine while fighting frizz; and Soothing Body Oil, which helps soften and smooth the skin—100 percent of the profits will go to supporting Connected Warriors , a non-profit organization providing free, trauma-conscious yoga therapy for service members, veterans, and their families in the U.S. Founded...

Sranrom Launches Spring/Summer 2014 Product Collection

Sranrom has officially launched its spring and summer product collection, Frutilicous, this week at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa (IECSC) in New York City, which includes four paraben- and petroleum-free skincare lines featuring cheerful scents of Thai fruits, such as lychee, a sweet and sour indulgence; mango, a passionately sweet delight; papaya, a fruity cocktail blend; and watermelon, which diffuses the fun of summertime. The Lychee Delicious collection includes Moisturizing Body Mousse, Moisturizing Hand Mousse, Yogurt Body Masque, Body Massage Creme, and more. The Mango Passion line features Smoothie Body Wash, Massage Oil, Moisturizing Body Mousse, Sherbet Sugar Scrub,...

Dermalogica Partners with United Nations Foundation to Celebrate International Women’s Day

In the spirit of National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, Dermalogica and their philanthropic organization FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) have set a new fundraising goal to help economically empower 50,000 women worldwide. This announcement comes with the launch of an entrepreneurship partnership with the United Nations Foundation (UNF), where Jane Wurwand, visionary philanthropist and cofounder of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute (IDI), accepted a leadership role as special advisor to UNF’s Global Entrepreneurs Council , supporting their work with the United Nations to advance women and girls. In celebration of International Women’s Day,...

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Unveils Onda Spa

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo (Guanacaste, Costa Rica) recently launched Onda Spa . Elevated into the trees of Costa Rica's lush forest and spreading across 11,000 square-feet, the spa offers picturesque views across the Bay of Culebra. Offering an extensive spa menu, as well as customized programs, treatments at Onda Spa are tailored to each guest and incorporate the healing power of water, natural local ingredients, and organic Costa Rican ancestral remedies to invigorate the body and spirit. Prior to beginning each treatment, guests are invited to choose a soundtrack that best suits their mood from a music menu inspired by the...

Ella Stimpson Joins Sea Island as Spa Director

Sea Island (GA) announced the appointment of Ella Stimpson as spa director of the resort’s renowned Spa at Sea Island, which has received the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award for six consecutive years and was recently named the number four spa in the continental U.S in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards . Stimpson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the 65,000 square-foot spa, including developing innovative treatments, services and classes, and leading a staff of therapists, consultants, and providers. She comes to Sea Island from Las Vegas, where she recently served as executive director of spa...

XpresSpa Celebrates 10 Years of Wellness

Commemorating its 10th anniversary this month, XpresSpa , a full-service spa catering to the needs of everyday travelers, celebrates its continued commitment to bringing wellness to major airports located across the U.S. and Europe. In honor of the company’s anniversary, locations worldwide will be introducing a new look, as well as updated services and products offered throughout. Design elements of the new spas will evoke a sense of tranquility and enlightenment with a ‘Tree of Life’ motif, featuring sleek contemporary elements paired with dark floors and an open floor plan. Next month, XpresSpa will launch a Daytime Anti-Aging Moisturizer and...

Noel Asmar Introduces Equestrian Collection

Noel Asmar recently introduced its Asmar Equestrian collection to the hospitality industry, which revolutionized the equestrian world with their “ style in and out of the ring ” campaign. Inspired by riders and the equestrian lifestyle, the collection includes outerwear and riding breeches pieces, which feature modern elements that can be worn to work and out on the town. The collection also includes a variety of products in merino wool fabric, known for its ability to regulate natural body temperature and wick moisture away from the body. Says Noel Asmar, CEO and lead designer of the brand “Our design philosophy...

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...

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