Announcements

YogaTrail Launches Mobile App

YogaTrail , a community-based yoga directory, launched a YogaTrail mobile app, which allows yogis to find yoga venues, teachers, and events anywhere in the world. Created for travelers seeking yoga instruction from real teachers, not videos, the app provides quick and easy access to local yoga and upcoming yoga events. Users can also search different locations and narrow their preferences by type: yoga studio, teacher, retreat, or teacher training center. The yoga listings also feature reviews by local yogis. Available for free on iOS or Android phones, the app can be downloaded through the iTunes App Store or Google Play...

Nouveau Contour Offers Permanent Makeup Courses

Nouveau Contour , manufacturer of permanent makeup, now offers both fundamental and advanced training to students looking to start a career as a permanent makeup technician. Permanent makeup has expanded beyond eyes, brows, and lips as a result of advanced courses in cosmetic medical corrections for scar camouflage and areola re-pigmentation for mastectomy patients. The Nouveau Contour Academy, located in Orlando, FL and Las Vegas, NV, offers monthly classes taught by the company’s leading instructors with more than 28 years of combined experience, who are trained and certified by Nouveau Contour (Europe). The cost for a five-day Fundamental Course including...

Professional Beauty Association Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Minerva Beauty Scholarship

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced that applications for the 2014 Minerva Beauty Scholarship are now available. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school. "We are proud to continue this scholarship in 2014 and appreciate the opportunity to give back to the cosmetology community,” says Jay Rawl, president of Minerva Beauty. “Supporting the future of the industry through educational assistance has been incredibly rewarding and we are impressed by the ever increasing talent we see entering the field." Funded by Minerva Beauty and administered by PBA Foundation , the five...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

OPI Announces New Interactive Lookbook and Nail Art App

OPI introduced two new interactive digital platforms to support the launch of Gwen Stefani for OPI, a collaboration lookbook and an app. The lookbook, which can be accessed at www.opi.com/gwen , allows fans to follow the line’s journey from inspiration to execution. It also contains a behind-the-scenes video from the collection’s photo shoot, interviews with the star, and tutorials. “OPI is excited to announce these two new digital components to enhance Gwen Stefani for OPI,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI founder and executive vice president. “Collaborating with Gwen has been such a thrilling experience, and the lookbook provides consumers with a...

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