Industry Events

Live Love Spa Announces Launch of Splash Event

Live Love Spa announced the launch of their Splash media event, which is tailored towards getting spa vendors in front of media and celebrities. The first Splash event will be held on Sept. 18 at The Hyatt Spa (Century City, CA), along with special guest, Brittany Snow. "I am so excited to attend Live Love Spa's Splash event and learn about the beauty brands,” says Brittany Snow. "It will be the perfect spa day for my friends, and I am thrilled to be a part of this newly launched event." Splash will give spa vendors complementary venues to network with...

CND Lends a Helping Hand at Beauty Event

CND and the Professional Beauty Federation of California partnered to celebrate the 11 th -annual Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) event at the California State Legislature building in Sacramento, CA. Female politicians had the opportunity to unwind and experience some much deserved pampering with complimentary manicures and massages from CND education ambassadors. The event was designed by the Professional Beauty Federation of California, to raise awareness about the $6 billion beauty industry and its impact on the lives of women today. The W.O.W. event has been played an important role in helping to educate state policymakers and regulators on current...

Murad Announces Second Annual Art of Giving Event

Murad Inc. and the Murad Foundation announced the Second Annual Art of Giving gala to be held at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA on October 27 from 6-9 p.m. Dr. Murad will donate more than 30 of his original works of art, prints, and newly released pieces that will be available for bidding with 100 percent of the proceeds going to charity. Since everyone has a cause which is near and dear to their heart, the buyers have the opportunity to donate to the charity of their choice. Additionally, the featured piece of the night, “Hope”,...

Speakers Announced for 2011 Green Spa Network Fall Congress

The Green Spa Network announced the speaker lineup for its fourth annual Fall Congress, which takes place from October 9-12 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. This year’s theme is “Taking Root: Making a Difference for the Planet and Your Bottom Line," and the program will include such in-depth presentations as Smart Design; On-Trend P.R. & Marketing Tips that Work Now; Obtaining Transparency and Authenticity in Personal Care Products; and Spas as Vitality Centers. It will also feature an exclusive sponsor showcase, a roundtable discussion led by industry leaders Jane Iredale, founder Jane Iredale Cosmetics; and Barbara Close, CEO of...

Spa Trends from the GSS 2011

by Catharine Nicol The Global Spa Summit 2011, recently held in Bali, brought over 200 key industry professionals from some 35 countries together to listen, share and learn. Instigated five years ago, primarily by Susie and Pete Ellis of SpaFinder, this was the first gathering to be held in Asia, with a delegation from China one of the highlights. A number of different comments and trends were discussed - some predictable, some coming from left field. In a nutshell it’s much about technology and backing up spa treatments with real scientific proof, it’s about targeting relatively new demographics like spa...

Day Spa ProKnowledge Workshops Coming Soon In Minnesota & Oregon

Minneapolis, MN The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association announce updates for the exciting new 2011 Pro Knowledge Workshops, designed to affordably bring you quality nationally respected educators with 20 CE qualified workshops. 2011 DSA Conference Schedule ~ In Minneapolis & Portland: This new DSA and IMSA Regional ProKnowledge Education Program will be hosted in Minneapolis from July 16 to 18 and Portland, OR, September 24 to 26, 2011. There will be three track presented in the areas of Well Being and Aesthetics, Functional Business and Trends-Ahead of the Curve. These workshops are designed to give attendees...

Solage Calistoga Celebrates Earth Day with Month of Eco-Activities

Further expanding its commitment to environmental responsibility, Solage Calistoga embraces Earth Day with an entire month of activities and services designed with sustainability in mind. Reflecting a philosophy of eco-consciousness that focuses on environmental stewardship as well as personal health and wellbeing, the Michelin-star rated Solbar and award-winning Spa Solage will offer programs showcasing the thoughtful balance of the resorts eco-friendly luxury experience. A portion of the proceeds from Earth Month programming will be donated to the Napa Valley Vine Trail, a nature-friendly walking and biking trail currently under construction that will stretch the length of Napa Valley, from the...

Global Spa Summit Announces 2011 Keynote Speakers

The Global Spa Summit (GSS) has announced three keynote speakers for the international conference being held in Bali, Indonesia from May 15-18. Kate Ancketill of Global Design Resources (GDR), one of the world?s top trend forecasters for brands, hospitality and retail; Dave McCaughan of McCann Worldgroup, a renowned expert on the Asian market and consumer; and Marc Smith of Connected Action, a leading analyst of how online social platforms impact both consumers and businesses, will present under the 2011 Summit theme “Engage the Change: The Money. The Customer. The Future.” Each keynote is designed to help industry leaders understand fast-growing...

Surgeon General to Keynote Washington Spa Alliance's First Annual Symposium

Manifesting its mission to act as a knowledge center to promote the exchange of education and innovation in the spa field, Washington Spa Alliance has announced its First Annual Symposium which will be held at the National Press Club here on March 24, 2011. Highlighting the day’s roster of expert resources in allied fields will be an address by Dr. Regina Benjamin entitled “The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation.” Symposium presenters include the renowned Dr. Pam Peeke as well as Philippe Bourguignon, vice chairman of Revolution, LLC and CEO of Miraval. Entitled New Realities: Redefining the...

EstheticsAmerica + Wellness Pavilion to Launch at ISSE Long Beach & ISSE Midwest 2011

PBA Meeting a Market Need for More Education and Training in a Growing Segment As one of the fastest growing segments in the beauty industry, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) will launch an all new pavilion dedicated to skin care and wellness products, education, business and hands-on training at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach and Midwest shows. The EstheticsAmerica + Wellness pavilion will feature leading international skin-care lines, including Repêchage, Dermalogica, Martinni Beauty, and TEMPTU, along with emerging brands such as JB Cosmetics and SAIAN. Along with complimentary wellness education, the new pavilion will feature CIDESCO...

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