Both Yamaguchi and Blu Spas have extensive histories in the beauty industry. "Individually, each organization has its own strengths," says Doug Chambers, co-principal of Blu Spas, "but the synergy of the merged organization is going to allow a solid core of unique, unsurpassed beauty industry services, training, and products, centered around the revolutionary Yamaguchi Feng Shui Beauty concept and Yamaguchi coloring techniques."
Billy Yamaguchi, president of Yamaguchi Enterprises, adds, "We are thrilled to combine our efforts, unique concepts, and strong brands to introduce Yamaguchi and Feng Shui Beauty to new markets. Blu Spas has a distinguished portfolio throughout the world, and the merger will increase both companies' offerings for a win-win situation."
With corporate headquarters in Whitefish, Montana and an ancillary office in Los Angeles, the company continues to build on their reputation for creating and operating notable spas for exceptional hotels, resorts and real estate developments worldwide. Principals Cary Collier and Doug Chambers have participated in over 150 innovative projects in 20 countries and have one of the most respected portfolios of any consulting firm in the industry today. (www.bluspasinc.com)
Husband and wife team, Billy Yamaguchi and Melissa Chambers Yamaguchi are co-owners of Yamaguchi Enterprises, Inc., the originators of the Feng Shui Beauty concept and an industry leader in the salon and spa business. Celebrity stylist Billy Yamaguchi's work has been featured in numerous publications, including Vogue, W, Glamour, and Allure, and television programs, such as Dr. Phil and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The Yamaguchi team has created a series of four California-based salons and spas that offer unsurpassed services in luxurious settings; several lines of beauty products including Chopstix Baby Line, Yamaguchi Hair Therapy, Green Tea Line and Feng Shui Spa Line; a book entitled Feng Shui Beauty; and have led seminars and workshops for beauty and skincare professionals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America, the Philippines and South Africa. (www.yamaguchifengshui.com)