AIM at Melanoma announces the grand opening of the first branch of the International Melanoma Tissue Bank Consortium (IMTBC) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hillman Cancer Center. The Pittsburgh site is one of six global locations of the consortium. These six institutions and their researchers will collect a critical mass of fresh-frozen primary tumor tissue for collaborative research, with a goal of 500 samples collected in the…
Massage Envy, the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skin care services collectively across its franchise network, announced it has formed a partnership with professional skin care brand Obagi to provide exclusive facial services and sell Obagi Medical products at its nearly 1,200 franchised locations nationwide. Customizable facials were uniquely designed to use Obagi’s medical-grade skin care products, which incorporate powerful ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C. “We are…
Bioelements is excited to announce a new social media and content coordinator, Izzy Gut. Gut comes to the Bioelements team with intensive expertise in hands-on creative direction and content production for print and digital platforms, including social media, copywriting, photography, video, merchandising, and community events. A Chicago native, Gut has a background in magazine journalism and gender studies, with years of multimedia communications experience in both the non-profit and start-up…
Novopelle Medical Spa, a physician-supervised medical spa, has announced the opening of their brand new location in McKinney, Texas. Novopelle Medical Spa has been in business for more than 10 years and McKinney marks the company’s fifth location. The new location offers a wide variety of services, including beauty spa services from chemical peels to injectables, as well as weight loss solutions. The spa offers a unique membership program known…
Travelers planning ahead for a fall vacation can now reserve their stay at the future Mirbeau Inn and Spa Rhinebeck, starting May 1. The 50-room resort will make its debut in early autumn – just in time for leaf peeping in a town singled out as one of the top 10 foliage spots in the United States. It is the third resort in a growing Northeast portfolio by The Mirbeau…
Sentient Lasers announced the addition of David Walston as controller. In his new role, Walston is responsible for financial strategy, including reporting, decision making, and forecasting to support Sentient Lasers in achieving its organizational and financial goals in 2019 and beyond. Walston brings more than 10 years of financial experience to Sentient Lasers. Sentient Lasers announced the addition of David Walston as controller. In his new role, Walston is responsible…
The Adolphus, in Dallas, Texas, proudly welcomes a new spa director, Amy Bell, to oversee operations for its destination spa. Bell brings more than a decade of industry experience, working with luxury brands, such as The Ritz-Carlton, and high-end skin care lines, such as Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. “I am thrilled to partner with the team at this iconic property to propel our wellness offerings to the next level for…
In October 2018, Nancy Rodriguez-Falero was named spa director of the award-winning SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa in Florida. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to her role at the world-class seaside sanctuary. Rodriguez-Falero, a Florida native, has enjoyed a successful career in spa and wellness, having previously worked at renowned hotels and resorts, including Tideline Resort and Spa in Palm…
On November 14, 2018, professional skin care company Control Corrective Skincare Systems welcomed Dawn Campbell as vice president of sales for North America. In her new role, Campbell is in charge of achieving corporate sales goals, talent development, sharing the brand’s message, and enriching both Control Corrective and its sister brand Global Beauty Private Label. “Our company has been transforming the lives of aestheticians and their clients by offering comprehensive,…
The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research worldwide, has appointed Marc Hurlbert, Ph.D. as the organization’s chief science officer. His role began November 1, 2018. “I am honored to join the Melanoma Research Alliance as its next Chief Science Officer,” said Dr. Hurlbert. “It is a promising time for people diagnosed with melanoma, thanks in large part to MRA’s research investments that have helped to…
Bio-Therapeutic welcomes Annet King to the team as their new vice president of business development. For many, King needs no introduction. As senior director of global education for Dermalogica for over 19 years, she led the development of global IDI and Dermalogica education and curriculum and worked closely with research and development on product innovation and treatment development. In her new role at Bio-Therapeutic, she brings a wealth of expertise,…
Sentient Lasers, a business solutions company and a leading pre-owned aesthetic laser company that buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers and light devices, announced the addition of Ryan Haller as director of marketing and business development. In his new role, Haller will be responsible for spearheading marketing strategy, including helping the company merchandise their new, state-of-the-art headquarters and service and repair facility. Haller joins Sentient Lasers…
RevitaLash® Cosmetics, a leader in the eyelash and eyebrow category, announced the launch of its new website, including added features for customer convenience, updated model and product imagery, new video content, and, for the first time, a look at the brand’s refreshed logo. Now offering consumers a more engaging brand experience, the new website is designed to authentically represent the brand’s iconic, luxury products and heritage. “We are thrilled to…
BiON Skincare has announced a new Director of Sales and Education, Andrea Matczyszyn. Passionate about skin care, Matczyszyn has held an aesthetics license in Nebraska for six years. In 2011, after graduation, she moved to Colorado where she quickly became the lead aesthetician at the salon where she worked, due to her organizational and esthetic skills. After a few years in Colorado, she moved back to Nebraska so she and…
The Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Massage recently started offering advanced classes at the school and they have been a huge success. They offered one-day courses in microneedling, eyelash extensions, and dermaplaning. They are excited to offer more classes in October. Two of the school’s most recent CIDESCO students, Laura and Dasha, recently completed the aesthetics and manicure section of their course and are now moving on to massage. The…
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a wellness property in Miami Beach, Florida announced the appointment of respected spa-industry leader Tammy Pahel as director of spa. In her new role, Pahel manages a team of 100 professionals in the property’s integrated spa, fitness, salon, and wellness facilities. “With nearly three decades of notable experience in the spa industry, Tammy Pahel is respected for the successful relationships she creates between spas and top…
Former Hand & Stone Director of Training, Doug Elman, joins Saltability – a spa industry vendor providing quality Himalayan salt stone treatments and products for spas – as the company’s director of education. Elman will work to educate spa partners on Saltability treatments, developed by spa industry veteran Ann Brown, that offer a more environmentally friendly, healthier alternative to traditional stone massage.

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