Announcements

DermaMed Solutions Introduces Aesthetic Education Award

DermaMed Solutions , a market leader in professional skincare and spa equipment, has introduced the Aesthetic Education Award , in which the company is contributing up to $1,000 to accredited aesthetic programs for educational expenses for four students each year. One award will be given each quarter worth $500, with an additional $500 bonus if the student attends one of DermaMed Solutions’ Aesthetic Partner Schools . “We believe that creating relationships is the key to success in our industry, which is why we are offering the opportunity for aesthetic schools to partner with us in order to help fund education...

Bellus Academy Receives Massage Envy Spa Excellence in Education Award

Bellus Academy announced that the school is now a recipient of Massage Envy’s Spa Excellence in Education Award 2013. The beauty academy will be recognized at Massage Envy’s Annual Franchise Conference, which will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 27, along with five other honorees. This prestigious award distinguishes the best massage and esthetic education schools for their accomplishments in producing quality industry professionals. " Massage Envy is proud to name Bellus Academy as one of our Excellence in Education Award winners for 2013,” says CG Funk, vice president of operations, Massage Envy . “Bellus was selected for outstanding...

Lynda Solien-Wolfe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Performance Health , manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze , Bon Vital , and Thera-Band branded products, announced that Lynda Solien-Wolfe, vice president of massage and spa, will be awarded the One Concept 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, who has been recognized for her contributions to the massage therapy profession. “I am very humbled by this honor,” says Solien-Wolfe. “When I chose massage therapy as a profession, I had no idea how life-changing that path would be. It has truly provided both blessings and opportunities for me to make a difference. There are so many in our profession who do so much,...

Supergoop! Partners with Entrepreneur Maria Sharapova

Supergoop! , a skincare brand dedicated to UV protection, announced its partnership with international tennis star Maria Sharapova , welcoming her to the Supergoop! team as a co-owner with founder and CEO Holly Thaggard, in an effort to spotlight the brand’s mission to elevate skin cancer awareness. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with a company like Supergoop!,” says Sharapova. “As an avid user of Supergoop! daily, for a number of years, I was drawn to not only the quality of the product but also the opportunity to educate people around the world about the importance of practicing safe sun habits...

Deborah Lippmann Collaborates with Fashion and Art Photographer

Deborah Lippmann is partnering with Inez Van Lamsweerde , renowned fashion and art photographer, to launch a new shade, Break 4 Love . Known as Inez and Vinoodh, Inez and her husband Vinoodh Matadin have been partners in the photography arena for nearly three decades. “Inez is iconic, understated, and effortlessly chic,” says Lippmann. Having worked together with Inez for nearly twenty years on editorial and advertising shoots, the two developed Break 4 Love, a bubblegum hue, which was inspired by the colored and shaped nails of the women of the TV series Mad Men. Inez combined two of her...

Millennium Offers Clients Integrated eGift Program

Millennium Systems International , a leader in spa software, launched its eGift program to drive online sales and revenue for all clients. The user-friendly program offers a “no risk, no worry” experience, which means there are no third-party partners and no contracts, no monthly or cancellation fees, and the terms are month-to-month. Millennium also included a variety of themes and templates from which clients can choose from to allow for customized options that complement business branding. Additionally, clients can create special promotions for their shoppers. “Holiday sales, including Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day have steadily increased 3.3 percent over...

Briogeo Hair Care Wins American Packaging Design Award

Briogeo Hair Care , a natural haircare line, was awarded the 2014 Graphic Design USA’s American Packaging Design Award for their product packaging. “Like you, we care,” says Nancy Twine, founder and CEO of Briogeo. “All of our bottles contain at least 25 percent post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, but are designed with fresh, bright colors and aesthetically-pleasing graphics to reflect the energy and vitality of the modern-day woman.” Briogeo Hair Care, pronounced (bree-oh-jhee-oh), blends science and nature to formulate a high-performance, haircare collection that provides visible results. The eco-conscious company name was derived from the word brio, which means...

UC Irvine Extension Offers Free Webinar

The University of California, Irvine Extension , which serves nearly 40,000 students globally and offers more than 3,200 classes annually on the UC Irvine campus, online, and at employer sites throughout California and worldwide, is offering a free online webinar titled, “A Look at Today’s Spa Consumer” , which will be held on Thursday, April 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST. The webinar will look at the reasons why people go to spas, and what factors are leading them to make that decision. Ella Stimpson , executive director of spa operations at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, will...

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...

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