Industry Events

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...

Global Spa Summit Announces Exclusive Experience for Summit

Delegates at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali Award-Winning Spa Will Offer Unique Pre-Summit Wellness Retreat Tailored for Industry Leaders and Yoga Retreat at Uma Ubud The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the leading annual event for spa and wellness industry executives, today announced that COMO Shambhala will offer delegates the opportunity to experience either an exclusive threeday pre-Summit stay at its awardwinning COMO Shambhala Estate, or a two-night yoga retreat at its sister property, Uma Ubud. The retreats, which will take place concurrently prior to the May 15–18 Summit, are tailored for leaders of the spa and wellness industries. Accommodations are...

The Global Spa Summit Announces 2011 Venue and Theme - Names Three Co-Chairs to Shape Agenda

The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the leading annual event for spa and wellness industry executives, today announced the venue, preliminary schedule and theme for its fifth annual conference taking place in Bali, Indonesia from May 15-18, 2011. The organization also named a panel of co-chairs to shape the 2011 agenda, as the Summit travels to the Asia-Pacific region for the first time, the fastest-growing spa market in the world. Venues: The main venue for the 2011 Summit will be the Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali, an award-winning member of Starwood Hotels' Luxury Collection, set on Bali's most beautiful...

Day Spa Association and International Medical Spa Association announce 2011 lineup of Pro Knowledge workshops

Minneapolis, MN The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa association announce the launch of their exciting new Pro Knowledge Workshops, set to bring to quality nationally respected educators with 20 CE qualified workshops and two conferences in one to a city near you at an extremely affordable price. There will be Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Seminars, Business & Trends Seminars plus a full day of manufacturer sponsored workshops. This comprehensive series of workshops will be perfect for physicians from every discipline, full-service salon, day spa and medical spa owners and their staffs, as well as massage therapists, aestheticians,...

The Georgia Spa Association Launches to Meet the Growing Needs of Georgia's Spa Businesses

As Georgia's first and only spa association, we strive to be Georgia's primary spa resource by connecting all levels of spa professionals, creating feasible opportunities that facilitate the exchange of best practices and making available an accomplished advisory board to help our members take their businesses to the next level,' says GSA founder Laura Walker. 'We cater to well-established destination spas, facilities looking to launch, salons that wish to reposition their services, local vendors promoting spa innovations and new graduates seeking the ideal position all for a reasonable yearly fee.' Walker, who has 20 years of industry experience, decided to...

Green Spa Network announces 2010 Congress

GREEN SPA NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2010 CONGRESS AT WESTIN RIVERFRONT SPA ANJALI IN VAIL, CO October 3-7, 2010 Congress: “Elevate Your Vision; The Sky is the Limit!” VAIL, CO – The Green Spa Network (GSN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inform, educate, and advise beauty, wellness, and spa-industry professionals and businesses on sustainability issues and green operating practices. The GSN will hold its third annual Congress at the LEED-certified Westin Riverfront and Spa Anjali in Vail, Colorado, October 3-7, 2010, featuring the theme: “Elevate Your Vision; the Sky is the Limit!” For registration information, see www.greenspanetwork.org . “The...

Repêchage Celebrates 30th Anniversary in New York City

The Repêchage 30th Anniversary Celebration, held recently at New York's Tribeca Rooftop, was an emotional event. Lydia Sarfati, CEO and founder of Repêchage, began by tearfully reciting The Meaning of Success by Ralph Waldo Emerson to 200 skin-care and spa professionals. Marking 30 years since Sarfati first launched her career-altering Four Layer Facial in 1980, the night kicked off with close friends sharing memories of Sarfati's beginnings, while a slideshow of photos from the company through the years played in the background and was followed by the highly anticipated announcement of the annual Repêchage Spa de Beauté of the Year...

New York Spa Alliance Adds Symposium Presentations at www.ny-spa.net

Enriching the greater spa community with information, insights and data from presenters at its recent 6th Annual Symposium, New York Spa Alliance (NYSPA) has posted select presentations which are now accessible on its website at www.ny-spa.net : www.ny-spa.net/ . Free access to the materials meets NYSPA's objective to serve as a source of education, information and assistance to the state's spa businesses and communities. NYSPA's Annual Symposium, whose schedule and slate of presenters is skillfully assembled each year by NYSPA Board Member Mary Tabacchi, professor, Cornell University, is an elite gathering of spa industry owners, operators, suppliers and other experts...

New Consumer Trends from The Benchmarking Company released at Cosmoprof Las Vegas

The educational session “Look Back, Look Forward” at Cosmoprof Las Vegas was chock full of great information on consumer trends and changes in the beauty industry. Alisa Marie Beyer of The Benchmarking Company identified six trends under the theme “she’s come undone and she’s not coming back.” Self renovation fascination: She likes self-help, and my brand has to play a role in “making her a better her. Outsourcers-r-us: My brand has to become her “expert peep.” Me-moments: She likes “special me time” and doesn’t feel guilty about it. She craves peace, purposes, and passion in moments during which she severs...

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