Announcements

GiGi Unveils New Instructional Waxing Videos

GiGi , a complete line of soft and hard waxes, pre- and post-waxing products, waxing accessories, warmers, and depilatories, announced the upload of new waxing instructional videos on the brand’s website, www.gigispa.com , and their recent YouTube channel . Covering the topics of brow, bikini, leg, lip, arm, and underarm waxing, as well as set-up and cleanup, the videos promote the proper use and techniques of GiGi soft wax application. To view the videos, visit the brand’s YouTube channel here . For more information, visit www.gigispa.com .

Well-Being Travel Announces Speaker Line-Up for Symposium

Well-Being Travel announced the speaker line-up for its first-ever inaugural Well-Being Travel Symposium , which will take place Feb. 18-19 at the MGM Grand Hotel (Las Vegas). Attendees will hear from industry experts, hotel executives, spa directors, and suppliers, with highlights including Anne Marie Moebes, executive vice president of Well-Being Travel, who will provide an overview on what wellness travel is; Anne Dimon, publisher and editor of Travel To Wellness magazine, who will discuss what consumers are looking for in wellness vacations; Mia Kyricos, chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness 365 and board member of the Global Spa & Wellness...

Balanced Guru Introduces Giving Back Program

Balanced Guru announced the launch of their Giving Back Program , in which customized limited edition product collections are designed for non-profit organizations to sell and fund their causes. Through the Balanced Guru SEVA AMAZON line , which consists of Rainforest Body Balm , a moisturizer that wakes up the senses and moisturizes the skin; Rainforest Body Oil , a scented soothing body oil that leaves the skin soft and smooth; and Rainforest Body Scrub , an aromatic exfoliator for the body that scrubs away dead skin cells, 100 percent of the profits from the products will go towards saving...

Body Bliss Launches Aroma Design Bar and Aromatherapy App

Body Bliss , a leading natural product manufacturer, introduced a new Aroma Design Bar, along with the Intentional Aromatherapy App, which allows Body Bliss spa and wellness partners to integrate custom aromatherapy alchemy into spa treatments and retail offerings. “We are so excited to introduce the Aroma Design Bar,” says Ann Patton, spa director at The Boulders, Waldorf Astoria Resort (Carefree, AZ). “The concept is true to our intentions for wellness, and the possibilities for personalization are almost endless—exactly what our guests are looking for.” With the Aromatherapy App, the therapist and the client can collaborate and focus on the...

Innovative Spa Management Acquires ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa

Innovative Spa Management (ISM) announced the addition of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa (Miami Beach, FL) to its list of properties. ISM will provide management and support services for the spa, including the creation of a custom-crafted spa menu, as well as expanding into new markets such as bridal and social events. “We are pleased to welcome ONE Bal Harbour to our group of spas, and look forward to working with them to elevate the experience they provide to guests to a new level,” says Ilana Craig AIberico, founding partner of ISM. “Through initiatives such as the creation of...

John Masters Organics Unveils New Website

John Masters Organics , a global organic beauty brand, unveiled a digital makeover with the launch of their redesigned U.S. website, www.johnmasters.com . The revamped site features expanded content for customers, including a Top Sellers section highlighting the most popular products; a News section , which features events, product launches, and other happenings from the brand; and a Journal section for product and ingredient insights. “The new www.johnmasters.com site fully embodies the brand’s philosophy in a visually compelling manner, while providing customers with a seamless online shopping experience,” says John Masters, founder of John Masters Organics. “We’re excited to engage...

NovaLash Names Third Annual LashOff Winners

NovaLash , a global distributor of eyelash extension products, announced the winners of their third annual LashOff contest , which ran from Nov. 1 to 31. The contest had two categories: Lash Artist of the Year, which comes with $10,000 in awards and prizes; and Fans' Choice Winner, which gives away a $5,000 prize package. For 2014, Karlene Smith, owner of Lifestyles Massage and Skin Care (Bellingham, WA), was been named Lash Artist of the Year, who won due to her dedication to a superior NovaLash application technique. Also awarded was Bianca Martinez, proprietor of Yuma, AZ, who was selected...

Massage Therapy Foundation Selects Team of Runners for 2014 Boston Marathon

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), an organization that advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy, announced its 2014 Boston Marathon Running for Research Team, who are raising money and creating awareness for the Massage Therapy Foundation. The runners are: Kathy Laskye, a school liaison in the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals education department, who was selected by ABMP; Kristen Lutz, a board-certified licensed massage therapist with a practice at One Mind Body Earth (Boston), who was selected by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA); and Karen Moers, a practicing massage therapist in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, who was selected by...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Announces 2014 Event Information

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced that its eighth annual Summit will be held in Morocco at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech . The global forum, which attracts government and academic leaders in the wellness, travel and spa industries, will take place from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12. “Morocco is a splendid setting for the 2014 Summit,” says Susie Ellis, GSWS Chairman and CEO. “It has a rich history as a well-being destination with an age-old tradition of beauty, relaxation, and bodycare. The Moroccan hammam, argan oil, and the amazing new anti-aging Barbary fig seed oil are just...

Institut' DERMed Unveils New Website

Institut’ DERMed (Atlanta), a med-spa, a full line of cosmeceutical products, and cosmetics line distributed to spas nationally and internationally, as well as the Institut’ DERMed College of Advanced Aesthetics, unveiled a new look with the brand’s newly designed website: www.idermed.com . The new site offers a fresh look that complements the company’s vision for the future of clinical skincare. In addition to the new layout, the site also presents expanded content, detailed treatment information and pricing options, a frequently answered questions section, improved navigation, and added features such as how-to videos and the ability to book appointments online. Other...

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