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The Spa at Omni Mount Washington Resort Appoints New Spa Director

Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods, New Hampshire) promoted Jaime MacKillop to spa director of The Spa . MacKillop joined the Omni Mount Washington Resort as a full-time employee in 2009 to assist with The Spa's official opening, and by 2010 she had become a supervisor teaching her skills to coworkers. She is now responsible for all operations of the 25,000-square-foot spa, including marketing, staff management, finances, and creating new signature services, and packages inspired by local ingredients and the pristine beauty of the White Mountain National Forest. "We're always pleased to promote management from within, and there is no...

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Welcomes New Head to Board of Advisors

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals announced the addition of Chris G. Adigun, M.D., board-certified dermatologist, specializing in nail disorders, to their Board of Advisors, a comprehensive team of experts that provide ongoing assistance to the brand from a variety of backgrounds and specialties. Adigun will aid in product identification and development, serve as an on-air guest, and assist in brand outreach efforts. Recently appointed the co-director for the Advances in Dermatology Symposium, Adigun is also an active member of the Council for Nail Disorders , where she was an invited speaker in 2013 and 2014. She lectures extensively on the importance of diligent...

Rachel Stroback Joins Supergoop! as Director of Marketing

Supergoop! , developer of anti-aging UV protection products, appointed Rachel Stroback as director of marketing. In this role, Stroback will lead the execution of strategic branding and marketing initiatives. “As a marketer, Supergoop! is a treasure chest of content, and I am thrilled to be welcomed so openly to the family and given the keys to help tell this story,” says Stroback. Rachel joins the company with experience at Clarisonic , where she led the renovation of the brand identity and product innovation strategy. Prior to Clarisonic, she spent seven years in L’Oréal USA’s Professional Products Division , where she...

PBA Announces New Leadership Appointments

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has announced new appointments to its Board of Directors for the 2013/2014 terms, which began Sept. 1. PBA's Board and Councils are comprised of beauty professionals who volunteer their time to advance PBA and the industry at large. Scott Buchanan (pictured left), owner of the Scott J Salons & Spas , will lead the PBA Board of Directors as chairman while Reuben Carranza, CEO of Wella , The Salon Professional Division of Procter & Gamble, will serve as vice chair. Buchanan's appointment marks the second time a salon owner has been elected as chairman of...

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Appoints New Spa Director

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota recently welcomed Veljko Savic as director of its award-winning spa . With more than a decade of experience in spas across the world, Savic brings a background in physiotherapy to his new position in which he is responsible for all operations of the spa and beauty salon, as well as the retail shops at the spa and hotel. “Veljko’s experience and passion for the spa industry as well as his creative approach to his work make him an excellent choice for spa director,” says Phil Labreque, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Club general manager. “He brings with him many...

Mia Kyricos Joins SpaFinder Wellness as Chief Brand Officer

SpaFinder Wellness announced the appointment of Mia Kyricos, who has been named chief brand officer. In the newly created position, Kyricos will lead the company’s worldwide branding initiatives and oversee marketing, advertising, public relations, industry and consumer relations, social media and digital strategy, research, and internal communications. As a member of the SpaFinder Wellness’ senior executive team, she is responsible for developing a global strategy to leverage the company’s position to continue its brand evolution. "With her strong background and education in hospitality, wellness, and brand marketing, Mia brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to SpaFinder Wellness,” says Pete Ellis,...

Dermalogica Welcomes New Head of U.S. Marketing

Dermalogica appointed Laura Staves as senior director of U.S. marketing, who will base her operations at the brand’s worldwide company headquarters (Carson, CA). Staves will work directly with Dermalogica’s U.S. sales and education teams to maintain strategic and tactical consistency across the organization, emphasizing a holistic, integrated approach to skin health through professional service and take home care. “Dermalogica has always been an original because the interaction between the professional skin therapist and the client have always been central to the brand promise,” says Staves. “My main focus is to build on this continuum, which is now more than 25...

Spa Industry Veterans Join Spas of America

The spa travel website Spas of America today announced the appointment of Kristin Gladfelter Johnson and Mary Blackmon to the growing Spas of America team. Launched in 2005, Spas of America is the fastest-growing Spa & Wellness travel website, showcasing over 750 spas to travel consumers around the world. 'Kristin and Mary are two of the leading marketing and branding strategists in our industry,' says Spas of America president Craig Oliver. 'Both bring valuable knowledge, relationships, experience and passion—for delivering the best Spa & Wellness experiences to our targeted audience.' Mary Blackmon, founder and CEO of Spa-Addicts.com, joins Spas of...

Mia Kyricos leaves Starwood, joins Core Performance as VP of Corporate Wellness

Mia Kyricos has left Starwood and joined the executive team of a proactive wellness company called Core Performance. As their Vice President of Corporate Wellness, she will be responsible for the implementation and success of wellness centers and related programming at Fortune 500 companies like Google, Intel, and more. Core Performance was started by the master-minds behind Athletes Performance, known for training the world’s best athletes and military personnel by offering cutting-edge regimens including fitness, nutrition, stress management, physical therapy, massage therapy and so much more. Core Performance is backed by Polaris Ventures – a venture firm that manages over...

Spa Industry Veteran Joins Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

Longtime spa industry professional Sherrie Huebner has been named the new spa director of the Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, an award-winning, 27,600-square-foot wellness facility offering a decidedly seasonally inspired treatment menu. In her new role, Huebner will supervise all spa operations – overseeing 45 employees, a fitness facility, an indoor spa pool, a spa salon and boutique and a spa menu with more than 90 treatments, including unique water-themed therapies. 'Sherrie has extensive experience in developing and opening new spa facilities and creating innovative spa menus,' said Ralph Vick, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Lodge. 'With her...

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