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Playa Resorts Management Names New Leadership for Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Playa Resorts Management , the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., appointmented Alexandre de Brouwer general manager for Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta (Mexico). The new all-inclusive resort is at the site of the former Dreams Puerto Vallarta, and is the culmination of an approximate $20 million expansion, renovation, and repositioning. "Alexandre is a highly respected hotelier with extensive experience throughout Mexico, and we welcome his leadership," says Alex Stadlin, chief executive officer of Playa Resorts Management. "His commitment to service and excellence exemplifies our promise of service from the heart, as our team collectively works to create...

Allied Professionals Assocation Offers Free Legal Resources

Allied Professionals Association , a national beauty association founded to help beauty and wellness professionals meet the demands in the industry, has introduced Ask a Lawyer , a free online program for its members ($99 per year) that offers legal resources. APA’s online Member Benefits now includes an option for professionals to submit legal questions, including employee non-compete agreements, to lawyers that practice within participating states and access to a database of existing legal advice, at no cost. For more information, visit www.alliedprofessionals.net .

Miraval Group Adds New Leadership

Miraval Group has appointed Elizabeth Blair as chief executive officer (CEO) and Andrea Persily as chief financial officer (CFO). Together, Blair and Persily will lead Miraval Group’s expansion into new destinations in the U.S., Europe, and beyond. Blair most recently served as CEO of 24 Hour Fitness . Prior to joining 24 Hour Fitness, she cofounded and served as CEO of the internet marketing firm Brand.net , acquired by Valassis . Previously Blair spent nine years at Yahoo! , where she served as senior vice president of business operations. Persily has served as COO and CFO of SpaFinder , where...

SpaRitual Celebrates Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day , a global movement to empower and support female entrepreneurs, SpaRitual founder Shel Pink participated in a LA-based panel alongside female business leaders, including Shannon Dellimore, founder of Glam Glow; Mary Wagstaff, president of Wagstaff Worldwide; and Pooneh Mohajer, founder of tokidoki. Pink addressed women entrepreneurship, fostering innovation within her company, and working in eco-luxury industry. Check out photos from the event below: For more information, visit www.sparitual.com .

Comphy Company Expands Retail Offerings

The Comphy Company , a leader in luxury microfiber linens, continues to expand its retail offerings with the addition of Baby Bedding , Bamboo Towels , and Decorative Pillows . “Our eco-chic, remarkable soft Baby Bedding and Bamboo Towels along with our Decorative Pillows are ideal extensions to our Comphy Home collection,” says CEO Mia Richardson. “Durable performance fabrics, style, and innovate are what we are known for, and these new products deliver on all fronts.” Available on www.comphy.com , the Comphy Baby sheets and quilted blankets are made from eco-friendly microfiber and are 100 percent recyclable, fast drying, and...

Massage Heights Expands Reach into Florida Market

Massage Heights , a family owned membership-based therapeutic services franchise company, plans to develop an additional six retreats in the Florida market over the next year, aiming to assist 165,000 lives through their therapeutic massage services. “Business owners want to connect to their community through great products and services,” says Bret Franson, director of franchise development. “The reality is most brands are having trouble doing that. Massage Heights is a very unique business opportunity that allows franchisees to connect with their communities through an elevated guest experience, giving them the tools they need for success in a discriminating massage market.”...

The Makeup Show Announces 2015 Dates

The Makeup Show , an exclusive boutique beauty event, has released its 2015 show dates and another year full of inspiration, education, and opportunity to five states across the U.S. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from industry insiders and experts. It brings together beauty professionals, world-renowned celebrity makeup artists, top beauty brands, and exclusive product launches at low prices. The 2015 dates are: The Makeup Show LA March 28-29 The Makeup Show NYC May 3- 4 The Makeup Show Dallas June 13-14 The Makeup Show Chicago November 7-8 The Makeup Show Orlando...

Phytomer Group USA Appoints New Leadership

Phytomer Group USA announced the appointment of Misty Rachal as a regional account manager for the Southwest region of the U.S. Rachal was hired earlier this year and joins the brand with more than 10 years experience in the skincare industry. She has held roles in the treatment room as a licensed esthetician as well as teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate esthetic education. As an account manager, she is responsible for providing customer service support, training, and knowledge to spa partners for the four skincare brands that make up The Phytomer Group. Rachal oversees accounts in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and...

Jane Iredale Honored with ISPA Visionary Award

Jane Iredale , founder and president of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, received the International Spa Association (ISPA) 2014 Visionary Award at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo (Las Vegas) last month. Each year, the award is presented to an industry insider who has made significant contributions the health and wellness industry. Iredale was recognized for enhancing the lives of women with a complete line of makeup that is good for the skin. Michael Tompkins, ISPA chairman, and Heather Thompson, creator of Yummie Tummie , presented the award. “There’s no greater accolade than being recognized by the people who inspire you,...

Glossifly Introduces Beauty Service App

Glossifly , a service on-demand beauty platform, has launched a free app that enables users to book spa and salon appointments at a moment’s notice at the location of their choice. Users select a beauty service, date and time, and business. Ranging from $40 for a blowout, $50 for a makeup application, and $85 for a massage, appointments can be booked up to two weeks or three hours in advance to ensure a qualified Glossiflyist professional is available. "Beauty lies in the dichotomy,” says founder Shirley Sheene Day. “It needs to be affordable yet appear luxurious and priceless, attainable, yet...

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