Announcements

Massage Heights Announces First Family and Friends Event

Massage Heights , a family-owned franchise massage and skin therapy company, announced its first-ever Family and Friends Event. Now through August 31, Massage Heights members can share the benefits of their membership with their family and friends, valid Monday through Thursday from 9:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. Member benefits include member pricing on all massages, facials and elevations, and more. Massage Heights offers a variety of custom massage modalities, including deep tissue, swedish, sports therapy, prenatal and reflexology, as well as custom dermalogica skin treatments, and more. “We understand that summertime is one of the busiest times of year for our members—they’re...

Moroccanoil and Avon Products Settle Trademark Dispute

Moroccanoil and Avon Products have resolved all disputes regarding Moroccanoil's challenge to Avon's trademarks and trade dress for its Advance Techniques haircare products containing argan oil, as well as Avon's challenges to the validity of Moroccanoil's trademark registrations and oppositions to Moroccanoil's trademark applications. The disputes included a litigation in the U .S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and numerous proceedings in trademark offices worldwide. The conflicts have been established through a confidential settlement agreement that, both parties believe, will protect their respective rights and interests in the long term. Following the settlement agreement, the case...

Babor Cosmetics Announces New North American Headquarters

Babor Cosmetics , a leader in luxury professional skin care, is relocating its North American headquarters to Delray Beach, Florida as a result of the company’s growth and performance in the last 24 months, resulting in the need for an expanded center of operations. The 12,000-square-foot headquarters will house executive offices, customer service, a training and education academy, as well as a state-of-the-art distribution center. The space combines cutting-edge design in a fitting nod to the German label’s affinity for luxury and innovation. The new office space includes flex desks; open collaboration environments for team members to converse, debate, and...

Atlantis Paradise Island Joins Marriott International's Autograph Collection

Marriott International announced that the Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas will become part of its Autograph Collection , a growing portfolio of more than 60 independent hotels in key locations across the globe. The 3,400-room Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas will operate under a franchise agreement with Marriott. This marks the collection's first member resort in the Bahamas and will be the largest hotel in the portfolio. The property, which is owned by Brookfield Asset Management and independently managed, is expected to officially join the Autograph Collection in the fall. "Having Atlantis Paradise Island join our Autograph Collection is a milestone achievement...

L’Oréal Acquires Decléor and Carita Brands

L'Oréal USA has acquired global skincare brands Decléor Paris , a leader in aromatherapy skincare, and Carita Paris , an anti-aging skincare line. Formerly held by the Shiseido Group , both companies have been integrated into L'Oréal’s Professional Products Division. With a portfolio of 28 existing beauty brands and a presence in hair and nail salons across the U.S., the addition of Decléor Paris and Carita Paris marks L’Oréal’s entrance into new distribution channels within the professional beauty market, including day, resort, and destination spas.

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...

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