Cutera, Inc., a leading provider of laser and energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, announced the appointment of Sandra Gardiner to the position of executive vice-president and chief financial officer. Gardiner has been serving in this role on a consulting basis since July 12, 2017. 

To those who knew her, to those who learned from her, and those who worked with her, Barbara Salomone embodied a complete and total passion for aesthetics.

November 1, 2017 marks 10 years in business for Skin Script Skin Care. Skin Script specializes in fruit puree enzymes which address a variety of skin conditions. Lisa VanBockern started Skin Script in 2007 with the intent of providing great product to licensed aestheticians without minimums and fuss-free ordering. In 2012, Dave Waggoner, director of education, joined the Skin Script team to provide high-level training with minimal to no cost to the participant. VanBockern credits her success to great product, an amazing customer service team, outstanding education, and amazing aestheticians who grow and prosper because of their talent using the products. Skin Script will have an open house celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 1 at their Tempe,


Miguel Angel Diego, Ph.D. in developmental psychobiology, has been rewarded the Ashley Montagu award for his exceptional contribution to enhancing global awareness of touch therapy. Diego’s work has demonstrated the efficacy of massage therapy in back pain research and continues to conduct prevention research. Diego has been a research associate professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine in the department of pediatrics since 2010. The Ashley Montagu award is bestowed every other year by the Canadian Touch Research Centre (CTRC) and the Kiné-Concept Institute. The award recognizes devotion to bringing principles of touch therapies into public recognition on a global scale. The president of the selection committee, Daniel Turcotte, notes that this year’s recipient “ a source of inspiration in the massage therapy research field and his research highlights the importance of touch in our world.” Diego most recent work (in review) is dedicated to Frontal EEG Asymmetry Gender Differences in Infants of Depressed and Non-Depressed Mothers.

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!

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