Announcements

Sam Villa Launches Consumer Website

Sam Villa , also known as the hairdressers hairdresser, launched a new consumer website, www.samvilla.com , devoted to providing tips and looks clients can try at home. The site is also a resource stylists can utilize to grow their relationships, loyalty, and business by adding value to client services. “I’ve been telling stylists to check out the consumer website, learn a new look, create it on a client, and then share the link with the client so they can recreate the look at home, as well as get other styling tips and tricks,” says Villa, founding partner of Sam Villa...

Millennium by Harms Selects New Name

Millennium by Harms Software , business solutions provider for the beauty, medical, and fitness industries, is excited to announce that the company will officially be known as Millennium Systems International (Millennium S.I.), effective immediately. “Over the years, as I saw our company continuing to grow and hire amazingly talented people, it became more and more apparent to me that ‘Harms Software’ was a name I created based on my own last name,” says founder and CEO John Harms. “It represented where we started. It represented me. With the company growing and evolving, I wanted to unify our brand under the...

Spa and Naturopathy Alliance Announced

Anne Bramham, founder of the Advanced Spa Therapy Education & Certification Council (ASTECC), announced an alliance with the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR, to offer training in therapeutic modalities. With the new partnership, naturopathic practitioners can now enroll in an ASTECC Spa Management & Leadership training program. Designed to educate participants in integrative medicine, the program teaches how to successfully work in spa and wellness environments, combining various aspects of spa operations, such as budgeting, facility and equipment management, marketing, and more. “We strongly feel that naturopathic doctors can play a significant role in the spa...

Vision USA Unveils 2014 Catalog

Vision USA a Dentrex company, which provides optical products for eye care, dental, and medical professionals for laboratory and office use, has released their 2014 catalog. The company’s products focus on the specific needs for magnification in the dentistry, dental laboratories, dermatology, veterinary, audiology, and science studies fields. New products are now being introduced in the catalog, which includes LED headlights with waterproof loupes; clamp and desk lamps with magnification; high power reading glasses available in +4.00, +5.00, and +6.00; adjustable LED headband loupes available in 2.5x, 3.0x, 3.5x, and 4.0x; safety glasses with full lens magnification; clip-on loupes up...

Canyon Ranch Ceases Management of Spa at Omni Homestead Resort

Canyon Ranch (Tucson, AZ) recently announced that it will no longer manage the spa at The Omni Homestead Resort (Hot Springs, VA). Last year, Omni Hotels & Resorts purchased The Homestead from KSL Capital Partners , a private equity firm, and has chosen to end its relationship with Canyon Ranch and re-brand the spa. Canyon Ranch is now considering multiple domestic and international opportunities for brand expansion, under the Canyon Ranch , Canyon Ranch SpaClub , and Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea brands.

DermaMed Solutions Joins CarbonFree Partnership Program

DermaMed Solutions has joined the CarbonFree Partnership program to neutralize its carbon footprint by supporting clean-air technology and carbon-reduction projects in the U.S. Operated by Carbonfund.org Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Bethesda, MD, the program helps individuals and businesses understand climate change and develop practical and cost-effective solutions to slow, stop, and reduce it. “It’s an important step towards ensuring a healthier earth,” says DermaMed president Mark Pinsley. “DermaMed Solutions chose to partner with Carbonfund.org because we wish we could do more. In our daily operations, we strive to find new ways of packaging and promoting products that are...

American Spa's 2013 Professional's Choice Awards Announced

Celebrating its the ninth year, American Spa announced the 2013 Professional's Choice Awards , the results of the magazine's 2013 readers' votes for their favorite spas, brands, equipment, and professionals. Approximately 4,000 decision-makers from destination spas, day spas, medical spas, and resort spas around the country cast their votes via a write-in web survey. From all of us at American Spa , we’d like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists in this year's awards. Click here to get the complete results.

Ilike Organic Skin Care Receives Hungarian Product Quality Award

Ilike Organic Skin Care won the Hungarian Quality Product Award for a second consecutive year, in recognition of the Grape Stem Cells Solution Line, which includes a cleansing milk, a hydrating mist, a polishing scrub, a gel mask, a serum, a moisturizer, and a body lotion. The Hungarian Quality Product Award acknowledges and rewards Hungarian products, services, and companies found to be innovative. “Our manufacturer Ilcsi Hungary is the one and only skincare company to ever receive this prestigious award," says Szilvia Hickman, senior vice president of Szép Élet, the exclusive distributor of ilike Organic Skin Care. “The fact that...

Erbaviva Launches New Website

Erbaviva , an organic skincare line, unveiled a digital makeover with the official launch of their new website, www.erbaviva.com . Available on tablets, notebooks, and mobile devices, the updated site includes improved digital features, expanded content, social media integration, and an upgraded design for enhanced customer navigation and interaction. The website’s aesthetics consist of a clean look that is visually driven, illustrating the Erbaviva story . “We felt it was time to engage our customers in an innovative way with an enhanced, easy-to-use website,” says Robin Brown, cofounder of Erbaviva. “The beautiful new Erbaviva.com site breathes the brand’s essence in...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Names Winners of Fifth Annual Student Challenge

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced the winners of its 2013 Student Challenge , a competition where students from academic institutions create spa and wellness concepts of the future. In this year’s challenge, c ontestants were asked to create a concept that encompassed authentic Indian spa culture. First-place honors were awarded to the Institute of Hotel Management , Aurangabad (IHM-A), for its Arvees Spa Solutions and the Spasthya brand, which means “enlightened health and life" in Hindi . The winning design was created to reach underserved locales and help ordinary people integrate wellness socially by teaching health, hygiene,...

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