Chuan Body + Soul, the spa at Langham Place New York, 5th Avenue, recently enhanced their sauna with the addition of a Himalayan salt wall from Saltability and Touch America. Constructed of illuminated, hand-carved salt blocks, the wall adds aesthetic beauty and boosts health and wellness for guests. "Chuan Body + Soul's new Himalayan salt wall fits perfectly with their emphasis on guest wellness through the earth's basic elemental forces," said Ann Brown, Saltability founder and CEO. Derived from the Primal Sea, Saltability's 100 percent pure salt is responsibly sourced from the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. Himalayan salt – rich in negative ions and 84 essential nutrients and minerals – offer numerous health benefits for the body. In addition to salt walls, Saltability and Touch America have partnered to bring innovative and one-of-a-kind Himalayan salt equipment to the spa industry.

Face Reality, the acne treatment authority dedicated to the professional market, announces the appointment of David Valenzuela as CEO. Valenzuela will be responsible for all aspects of the Face Reality business. "I am excited to join the Face Reality team," says Valenzuela. "With a unique space in the market and platforms in wholesale distribution as well as flagship treatment clinic, we are building a devoted customer base." Prior to joining Face Reality, Valenzuela held the position of global vice president at COSMEDIX, a global skin care company. "David is a senior executive with more than 20 years of broad-based experience with a demonstrated record of achievement in building and growing companies," says Laura Cooksey and Patrick Romani, founders of Face Reality.

Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, a leader in professional skin care and advanced aesthetics, has announced the 2018 Rhonda Allison National Symposium, a powerful advanced education conference aimed at helping aesthetic professionals grow their business and expand their knowledge. The in-depth, three-day event will be held in the beautiful Beaver Creek Mountain area of Colorado April 22-25, 2018. The Rhonda Allison Symposium, designed to provide skin care professionals the advanced education and skills they need to take their business to the next level, will feature sessions on advanced techniques, treatments to address specific skin issues, marketing, and networking opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Rhonda Allison, founder and CEO of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals. "The first Rhonda Allison Symposium was a success with aesthetic professionals coming together to deepen their knowledge, network, and reenergize," said Shannon Esau, director of education at Rhonda Allison.

The luxury care range Platinum Care by Janssen Cosmetics has won the SPA Diamond Award 2017 in the category Beauty Anti-Aging! Ulrich Janssen, the director of the family company from Aachen, which exports its professional cosmetic products to more than 85 countries worldwide, is clearly thrilled about the award. Jansenn says, "We have just travelled in from Vienna, where we celebrated our 20-year company anniversary with 150 clients from 58 countries. To win the SPA Diamond Award here in Berlin, in a competition with very strong brands, is simply unbelievable."

Repêchage CEO and founder, Lydia Sarfati, and the Repêchage team welcomed over 175 skin care and spa professionals from across the country and around the globe to the Repêchage 19th Annual International Conference for Salon & Spa Professionals. Held at the luxurious Park Hyatt New York, beauty professionals gathered at this year's Conference to hear presentations from industry experts, including Dr. Samuel Shatkin and inspirational speaker Dzigbordi K. Dosoo, founder and CEO of Allure Africa, an award-winning lifestyle business group headquartered in Accra, Ghana and Washington D.C. Guests also gathered to participate in the launch of the newest anti-aging skin care products and treatments from the seaweed-based company, the Repêchage Triple Action Peptide Mask and Repêchage Biolight™ Luminex Mask, and take part in the annual Repêchage President's Awards.

The Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners (AHSCP) holds its 10th Annual Holistic Skin Care Conference at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel on November 5-6, 2017. The AHSCP offers the latest research on natural ingredients, demonstrations of European and Eastern methods for individualized skin care protocols, holistic skin care certification, and continuing education for aestheticians. AHSCP believes that a natural approach to skin care is an effective long-term solution for healthy, beautiful skin. This includes the use of products with food grade quality ingredients and non-invasive methods for corrective, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory skin care treatments.

Make My Day Beautiful!® was honored to be a sponsor of the George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic 10th Anniversary Celebration – benefiting the George Lopez Foundation. The two-day event began at upscale Beltaire Restaurant in Los Angeles – a wonderful venue for the delicious and entertaining Rat Pack style cocktail party. The next morning, the 10th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic took place at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake, California. The sold-out event continued well into the evening.

Massage Envy named award winners for Franchise, Therapist and Esthetician of the Year at its Annual Franchise Conference held in Orlando, Florida. The award winners include Ray Harrigill for Franchise of the Year, Kellie Schoon for Therapist of the Year, and Morgan Kagy for Esthetician of the Year. "The most important people in our business are the therapists and aestheticians who care for clients – and the franchise owners who care for them," said Joe Magnacca, chief executive officer of Massage Envy. "We are in the business of care and that approach is transforming our industry. People like Ray, Kellie, and Morgan are leading that change every day."

"Made in USA" is a highly sought-after quality for beauty products due to consumer demand. Intelligent SkinSense is proud to deliver this and to receive the American Made Beauty seal. Marlene Katz, who founded Intelligent SkinSense, used her experience as an herbalist to source ingredients and manufacture products in the United States so that she could oversee all production. She says, "it was a natural transgression to work with, the only third-party verification service specializing in beauty." Intelligent SkinSense received verification that they earned the Made In America requirements for both Federal and the State of California.

Body Bliss Intentional Aromatherapy was proud to help sponsor celebrity Katy Parry's Footwear Easter Sunday Recovery Brunch during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The brunch was held at a private estate, in Thermal, California, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The colorful daytime event featured an exclusive pop-up debuting Katy Perry's footwear collection. "We absolutely loved being a part of such a wonderful event," says Michelle Michael, senior account manager for Body Bliss.

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