TouchAmerica was honored with an ISPA Innovate Award by the International SPA Association (ISPA) for The Masquerade by Robert Henry, the world’s first convertible couch and massage table. The ISPA Innovate Award is given to spa industry leaders with innovative and successful spa-related initiatives. TouchAmerica CEO Stewart Griffith will be presented with the award on the main stage at the upcoming 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo. “Innovation based upon our customers’ needs has driven our business since day one,” said Stewart Griffith, CEO of TouchAmerica. “We are especially thrilled to be recognized for The Masquerade by Robert Henry, as it satisfies a key market need in the hospitality industry. The convertible couch/massage table is ideally suited to take spa outside the four walls of spa, which will drive awareness and revenues. As the most respected and innovative architect in spa and wellness, Robert Henry is the ideal partner to satisfy our client’s needs well into the future.”
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a world-class wellness property in Miami Beach, announced the appointment of award-winning spa industry leader Catherine Strange Warren as Vice President of Spa and Wellness. In her new role, Warren manages a team of over 100 professionals in the property’s integrated spa, fitness, salon, and wellness facilities. “Spas led by Warren receive scores of awards including Forbes Five-Star rating, Condé Nast’s ‘Top 25 Spa in the World’ and Town & Country ‘Top 15 Spas in the World,’” says Paul Nash, managing director. “Warren comes to Carillon Miami Wellness Resort during a time of significant renovations and enhancements to the property. We look forward to her leadership taking Carillon Miami’s spa and wellness offerings to a five-star level.” Warren adds, “In only a few weeks of being on-site at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, I’ve experienced one of the best teams of my career to date. The passion and experience from our professionals in spa, fitness, wellness and medicine will correlate perfectly with the exciting renovations throughout the resort.”
SkinCeuticals announces the opening of its latest Advanced Clinical Spa inside Advanced Dermatology and Skin Care Centre, continuing its mission to create holistic skin care plans by merging scientifically-backed skin care with the nation's top dermatologists. These partnerships allow SkinCeuticals to combine breakthrough professional treatments with clinical skin care products which ultimately leads to improved overall skin health. The new Advanced Clinical Spa opens in Mobile, Alabama in partnership with esteemed board-certified dermatologist Dr. Thomas Bender, MD, FAAD, ABD. Recognized as Vitals Most Compassionate Doctor in 2014 and recipient of the Vitals Patient's Choice Award in 2011, 2012, and 2014, Bender is a platinum level cosmetic dermal filler injector and treats all types of skin conditions, pre-cancers, skin cancers, acne, and rosacea. Equipped with cutting edge lasers amongst other equipment, Bender exclusively uses the most effective treatments and best technology to ensure that patients achieve superior outcomes. “I am honored to be partnering with SkinCeuticals. This will be an amazing opportunity for the community of Southern Alabama,” said Bender. “My goal is to always offer the best treatment to my patients, which is why we are so excited to be teaming up with SkinCeuticals.”
gloProfessional, known for its formulations, products, and commitment to quality, has rebranded to become Glo Skin Beauty, a fully unified approach to skin care and makeup. According to company representatives, all the line’s products have undergone extensive research and testing, aiming to create synergy in consumer’s skin care routines. “We recognized an opportunity to harness the latest scientific developments throughout our entire offer.” says Jerry Wenker, CEO of Glo Skin Beauty. “We developed formulations that fully complement each other, delivering a full spectrum of beauty solutions from cleansers to lipsticks. It’s an intuitive and powerful reframing. By purchasing Glo Skin Beauty, the consumer can trust in our line to deliver optimal skin health across all categories.” The brand reinvented their packaging, visually illustrating the cohesive approach of the offer. Consumers can easily understand product categories, customizing regimens that work for their concerns.
BABOR, a pioneer in professional skin care, recently unveiled a new interactive retail installation and branded space within the luxurious Biltmore Spa, at The Biltmore Hotel, a historic landmark located in Coral Gables, Florida. BABOR promises both an indulgent experience and visible results with high-end, innovative products, making it a natural fit at the luxurious Biltmore hotel and spa. The new space is dedicated to a fully engaged consumer experience that will allow guests to access BABOR products through first-hand experience and a consultation table, as well as interactive retail and treatment offerings within a serene spa setting. “We are thrilled to be launching this new retail installation at The Biltmore,” said Benjamin Simpson, Senior Vice President of Marketing at BABOR Cosmetics. “We recognize that partnering with the right resorts, spas, and retailers is a key component in providing our consumer with access to the best treatments and products in a space that exudes the BABOR lifestyle. Naturally, The Biltmore Hotel Spa is the ideal venue for us to expand our luxury line of skin care products, as we serve the same clientele. It is truly a win for all. Our consumers now have a location in Miami, in the very exclusive Biltmore hotel, where they can purchase and experience our innovative products.”
The Director of Cosmewax’s Cosmetic regulations, Angela Guerra, now forms part of The European register of Toxologists (ERT) which includes the highest level of competent professionals specialized in Toxicology and ethical conduct. As a leader in the manufacture and commercialization of third party cosmetics, Cosmewax includes internal assessors who guarantee customers and clients around the world that their cosmetic products are safe and comply with regulations. This world renowned European certification now further strengthens Cosmewax position as an expert in European Cosmetic security and regulation. The requirements to become a registered Toxologist in Europe are extremely strict and demanding, for this reason there only exists around 4,000 toxologists in the world!
Tambra Grasley has joined Saltability, provider of quality Himalayan salt stone treatments, as Regional Sales Manager. With a passion for sustainability, Grasley is a certified aesthetician, masseuse, yoga instructor, and student of the Ayurveda techniques and has more than a decade's worth of experiences as a trainer and business development manager for a world-renowned skin care line.
Sentient Lasers, a Utah-based leader in the pre-owned aesthetic laser industry, announced the addition of John Heskett as chief operating officer. In his new role, Heskett will be responsible for day-to-day business operations, growth strategy, workforce leadership and management, and ensuring operational excellence across the company. Prior to joining Sentient Lasers, Heskett spent nearly 20 years as an officer with Huntsman Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemical products. There, he managed the organization’s global treasury function, including all capital markets and financing, cash management, foreign exchange, credit control and insurance activities. “John is a seasoned and trusted leader with an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments,” said Chris Cella, CEO of Sentient Lasers. “John’s deep experience, knowledge and exceptional operational skills make him uniquely qualified to advance Sentient Lasers to our next stage of growth and market leadership. I am thrilled about his appointment to this critical role within our organization.”
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HydroPeptide is proud to continue its partnership with charity: water, a nonprofit organization delivering clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries, through the sale of Hydrating Heroes, an exclusive gift set that was launched in September. Hydrating Heroes is a skin care duo with a vegan, peptide-rich brightening eye cream and a two-in-one mattifying moisturizer/makeup printer. Every healthy, hydrating purchase contributes $3 to fund clean water projects worldwide. “‘Clean’ has always played an important role in beauty, and to continue our efforts in making the world both beautiful and clean, we are launching the Hydrating Heroes set in tandem with our partnership with charity: water,” says Annette Rubin, CEO of HydroPeptide. “With tangible funds from every purchase going directly to building wells, we are making an impact on the world, together.” Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. It’s clean skin care that creates clean water – an easy, actionable way to give back.
VI Aesthetics, a Los Angeles-based pharmaceutical grade chemical peel and skin care line, is proud to announce Ken Mazur as vice president of sales. Mazur will be responsible for expanding and leading the domestic sales team in driving sales for the famed painless VI Peel and the VI Derm skin care line. Hailing from Clarisonic, Mazur describes the appeal of VI Aesthetics saying, “VI Aesthetics has a very unique product and the company has a mission I believe in. Marya Khalil-Otto has taken this company to new heights and I am honored to become part of the growing team.”
Saltability announces that Christine Clinton has joined the company as an account executive and international educator. A licensed massage therapist, entrepreneur, and skin care specialist, Clinton has worked in the spa industry for 27 years, with a focus on helping cancer patients through spa therapy. A wellness company that provides quality Himalayan salt stone treatments and products for resort, day, medical, and destination spas worldwide, Saltability was created by founder Ann Brown, who sought a better and more environmentally-friendly way to provide stone massage to clients. In her new role, Clinton will work closely with Saltability clients to determine how best to incorporate Saltability’s Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, featuring Saltability’s eco-friendly, salt stone warmer, and other spa treatments and retail products into their spas and wellness centers.
Surya Brasil, a Brazilian line of natural, organic, and vegan lifestyle products that promote health, wellness, and sustainability, celebrates 20 years in the United States with continued growth and development on the horizon. In the 20 years in the US and Canada, the brand has seen continued growth. “In 2017 alone we have grown 92 percent and will continue to grow as we look to the future," says Clelia Angelon, founder of Surya Brasil. "We are proud to now be available in our latest retailers, Thrive Market and Pharmaca, and intend to continue to significantly increase our distribution over the next couple of years. We are also exploring the opportunity of going into mass market in 2018.”
Repêchage® Professional Skin Care is excited to announce that Mrs. India 2017 & Mrs. North Asia Universe 2017, Kristi Das, will serve as an official Repêchage Brand Ambassador in India. Under the guidance of JB SkinCare, the exclusive distributor for Repêchage in India, Repêchage will serve as Das’ skin care and wellness partner as she prepares to compete for the title of Mrs. Universe 2017. In partnering with Repêchage, Kristi Das says, “I am very excited that Repêchage will serve as the official skin care and wellness partner in my journey to Mrs. Universe 2017. Repêchage makes my skin beautiful and radiant. The seaweed contains vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, which provide my skin with essential moisture.”