Announcements

Spafinder Wellness 365 Announces First Wellness Travel Awards

Spafinder Wellness 365 , a media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry, is introducing its first-ever travel awards program. Dedicated to honoring spas, hotels, resorts, and retreats that excel in healthy vacations and experiences, the new Wellness Travel Awards will be given to the top properties on six continents in many countries and regions and in categories, such as Best New Wellness Travel Property. The awards represent an expansion of the company’s Readers' Choice Awards and recognize a growing demand for healthy travel options. “People are redefining what they want when on vacation or traveling for business,”...

Green Spa Network Introduces Sustainability Assessment Tool

The Green Spa Network (GSN) released its first Sustainability Assessment Tool (SAT) and Toolkit for the spa industry. Designed to help spas and industry resource partners measure their green progress and potential and understand the components of a more sustainable spa, the online tools are available free of charge for members of the spa industry. Available at www.greenspanetwork.org/toolkit , the SAT is an online questionnaire to assess a business’ sustainability across 15 categories, including water management, energy use, waste reduction, laundry processes, food and beverage, textiles leadership, and community connection. Upon completion, the user submits the results electronically and receives...

Redken Laboratories Founder Dies at Age 82

Paula Kent Meehan, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and founder of Redken Laboratories , passed away in her Beverly Hills home, aged 82. The California-based haircare company, which she founded in 1960, is one of the first companies to create hypoallergenic hair sprays. On the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Redken, Modern Salon magazine honored Redken as "the company that changed an industry forever.” Based on her dedication to developing products compatible with the natural elements of hair and skin, Meehan discovered that her own sensitive skin and hair reacted adversely to many products on the market, which led her to develop...

WTS International Wins Management Contract for Spa Evangeline at The Epicurean Hotel

The Epicurean Hotel (Tampa, FL) has become the first U.S. property to join the Autograph Collection of Marriott International .
 WTS International (WTS), a global spa consultancy and contract operator, was involved with the creation of the hotel’s Spa Evangeline , developing the concept for the spa. “We worked with the Epicurean on design and then went on to support the opening,” says Susie Hammer, vice president of spa operations at WTS. “This included the development of marketing materials, the menu, and other collateral, as well as the hiring and training of staff. Today, we continue our involvement by providing...

China Glaze Announces Beauty Partnership with The Weinstein Company

China Glaze announced a partnership with The Weinstein Company , a multimedia production and distribution company, to create a limited-edition nail polish collection, which will debut in conjunction with the Aug. 15 release of the film The Giver . Inspired by the themes and message of the story, The Giver collection by China Glaze brings key moments and characters to color, particularly the main character Jonas (Brendon Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (Odeya Rush) as he struggles to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his ideal community. Available Aug. 1 at beauty supply stores nationwide, including Sally Beauty and Ulta...

Bioelements Expands Distribution With TNG Worldwide

Bioelements announced that it will expand distribution of its complete line of professional skincare products with TNG Worldwide , a Gallup-based organization providing products, expertise, and solutions to the spa, beauty, and hospitality industries. “TNG Worldwide is a leader in providing expertise and solutions to spa professionals,” says Barbara Salomone, president and founder of Bioelements. “That makes them a perfect partner for Bioelements. Together we’ll remain dedicated to customer service, training, and education, so Bioelements Partnership Spas can always expect success at every level of their business.” This new expansion includes The Industry Source , professional-only stores, coast-to-coast catalog sales,...

Fashionizer Couture Uniforms Partners with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Fashionizer Couture Uniforms announced its first global partnership with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas (multiple locations), who has chosen the UK design company to create a new uniform concept for its spas and resorts worldwide. Last year, under its new management, Six Senses developed a fresh corporate identity, focusing on establishing high standards across its business while creating partnerships with companies that share their values. The refocus included rebranding its uniform designs, which have been inspired by the new color palette of bright olive, pebble grey, and pearl white. The uniform collection consists of tunics, trousers, skirts, and jackets for...

Performance Health Acquires Bon Vital'

Performance Health , manufacturer and marketer of branded rehabilitation and wellness products, announced its acquisition of Bon Vital’ , manufacturer and marketer of topical products. “Bon Vital' is recognized for its broad offering and commitment to superior quality and performance,” says Marshall Dahneke, president and chief executive officer at Performance Health. “Its investments in innovation, education, and therapist-support programs have resulted in a very strong and loyal customer base, similar to what we have done with our Biofreeze , TheraBand , and Cramer brands. This common approach and combined commitment to the massage therapy and spa professions create a powerful...

Booker Teams Up with Yelp and MapQuest

Booker , a leading marketing and business management software, has partnered with Yelp and MapQuest to expand the marketing reach of SpaBooker clients. The partnership will provide merchants with automated listings, real-time booking, and expanded local visibility. “By partnering with Booker, MapQuest offers our users the ability to secure appointments around the corner, across town, and even around the world with our local discovery tool already used by millions every day,” says Brian McMahon, general manager of MapQuest. “For the myriad of consumers using MapQuest for travel planning, the ability to book spa appointments is a relevant enhancement to the...

Jane Iredale–The Skin Care Makeup Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

Commemorating its 20 anniversary this year, Jane Iredale–The Skin Care Makeup is celebrating its continued commitment to bringing uplifting beauty to women across the globe. “When I started the company, I had one product, Amazing Base , and with it launched the whole new category of mineral makeup,” says founder Jane Iredale. “We are celebrating this milestone with new innovations and will continue to deliver personal, uplifting beauty that is as good for the skin as it is beautiful to wear. I know the next 20 years will be even more incredible than the last.” The company is introducing a...

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