Announcements

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...

Dermalogica Featured in New Dell Television Advertising Campaign

Dermalogica was highlighted in a memorable television campaign for Dell computers, titled “Beginnings,” now airing in every major market in the USA. The campaign acknowledges innovative brands, which began in settings such as a “modest first floor bedroom, dusty basement, old dining room table, little room over the pizza place, or on the second floor above the strip mall.” Media coverage of the campaign also resulted in more than 65 million in reach during the first week of its airing. “This insightful campaign really gets it right when describing not only our story, but also the story of entrepreneurial success...

Medinail Learning Center Announces Educational Webinars

Medinail Learning Center (MLC), an online education company, located in Chattanooga, TN, committed to upgrading the careers of nail technicians, introduced monthly webinars for nail professionals. “Our webinars are designed to enhance the knowledge and success of nail technicians,” says Janet McCormick, vice president of educational development of Medinail Learning Center. “Computers and the internet, entwined, are a great resource for nail technicians to learn how to move to the next step in their career.” Education for all nail technicians and continuing education for MLC’s graduates and current students will be offered each month. A series of four webinars, titled...

DermaMed Solutions to Sponsor the Race for Linda 5K for Scleroderma

DermaMed Solutions has announced that they will be one of the sponsors for the first Race for Linda 5K for Scleroderma , which has been organized by the late Linda Hayman’s family and friends, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation , a national organization for people with scleroderma and their families and friends . Scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at the Milton Hershey School (Hershey, Pennsylvania), all proceeds from the race will go to the Scleroderma Foundation to support research and improve treatment to find a cure for Scleroderma. “As a company that believes in...

Massage Therapy Foundation Announces Student Case Report Contest Winners

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), a public charity with a mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage, announced the winners of the 2013 Student Practitioner Case Report Contest , which provide an opportunity for massage therapists and bodywork professionals to deliver evidence-informed massage information to the public. This year, the grand prize Gold Award was awarded to Jennifer Nielson from Vancouver, BC, Canada, who will receive a $2,500 cash award, contingent upon undergoing the peer review process with the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB). Her winning case report was titled, “Therapeutic Massage in Treatment of...

CND Shellac System Now Fully Patented

CND , a global leader in professional nail, hand, and foot care has been awarded six patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the technology behind its CND Shellac three-part system, which consists of a Base Coat, a Color Coat, and a Top Coat, each cured under the CND UV Lamp for zero-dry time. “These patents for CND Shellac are a validation of our innovation,” says Dave Valia, Ph.D., vice president of research & development for CND. “They solidify our technical leadership and protect our investment in creating a new category in nail coatings performance and care.” In...

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