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Element Beauty Bar & MedSpa announced its grand opening in November. By offering a combination of a full-service salon, a nail center, massage therapy, and anti-aging facility all under one roof, Element Beauty Bar & Spa is providing clients with an elevated level of comfort and ease.
At the heart of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, a leader in professional skin care and advanced aesthetics, is education and the enhancement of professionals to reach their fullest potential. The company celebrated the opening of its new Education and Training Center in Golden, Colorado in September. The new 4,500-square-foot Education and Training Center offers a multitude of courses available in-person, as well as live streamed, which will enable global, interactive learning…
DMK®, internationally renowned skin revision treatments and product line, appointed Patty Schmucker as their first CEO. Being the former CEO and president of Performance Branding Services (PBS) and founder of DoshaCare, Ayurvedic Skincare, leads Schmucker to being well-versed in the world of skin. She states, “DMK changed the way I think about skin and the tools available from nature that can truly transform the skin from the outside in.” She…
Kat Burki, Inc. has announced that Jamie Schachter, a seasoned business executive with over 25 years of experience in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, has been named vice president of sales. The sales function is critical in bringing the sales initiative internal and under one roof to assist with the company's current national and international growth strategy. Schachter will oversee the wholesale business development, which includes strengthening the company's business…
It was another big day in the history of Spafinder Wellness, Inc. when long-time board member Missy Godfrey, who has much experience as a senior executive in commerce, media and technology, was appointed CEO of Spafinder Wellness, Inc. Pete Ellis, who has been CEO of the company since 2002 and will continue as chairman of its board of directors, noted that Godfrey is "the best choice to lead Spafinder's international…
Amala has forged new partnerships with spas at four luxury hotels and resorts across the globe. Two of these, One&Only Hayman Island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and The Bulgari Hotel Milan, represent the first-ever Amala locations in their respective countries. The other two, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort in Fla. and Hyatt Regency Mainz in Germany, strengthen Amala’s presence in high-demand markets. Amala will…
Universal Companies is delighted to announce that Jaime Huffman, MPH, joined its team in July as senior vice president of spa development. In her new position with Universal Companies, Huffman leads the product development, education, and equipment teams. Huffman is a widely respected spa and hospitality industry leader.
Younique Products, a cosmetics direct-sales company dedicated to motivating and empowering women, announced the addition of their chief scientific officer Mukhtar Siddiqui. Mukhtar will lead all the research and development efforts at Younique and manage their internal laboratory, overseeing all the formulations, testing, processing, manufacturing, and quality. Mukhtar is a well-known and respected member of the international health and beauty community, and is a member of the Society of Cosmetic…
Sente Inc., a privately held specialty aesthetics company pioneering the development of differentiated medical grade skin care products based on the science of glycoproteins, announced the appointment of Randy W. Kriech as chief commercial officer. In his new role, Kriech will be responsible for leading global marketing, commercial operations and portfolio management. Kreich will report to Michael York, chief executive officer, and will be a key member of the Sente,…
Mio Skincare, the leading skin care line for fitness and pregnancy, is proud to announce Liliana Grajales as Southeast regional sales manager and Ritz Carlton corporate accounts manager. Grajales’ 20-year career in luxury hospitality started in management with Hyatt Hotels. She then honed her spa experience with management positions at the Four Seasons, The Ritz Carlton and the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Her most recent Spa Director position was…
The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced that Franz Linser, Ph.D., founder and managing director of international consulting firm Linser Hospitality, has been appointed to its board of directors. Linser brings two decades of experience in the hospitality, wellness, spa, sports, and political worlds to the organization: establishing Austria’s largest network of wellness properties (the “Wellness Tirol”), serving as a member of European Parliament, training world-class athletes like Austria’s…
Myoscience, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Chickles to the team as vice president of commercial development and the promotion of Johanna Beckmen to general manager of aesthetics. Chickles was most recently the director of licensing and business development at Purdue Pharma. Prior to Purdue Pharma, Chickles was a director at Johnson & Johnson, where he built an agile team dedicated to creating a new market for…
glo, a global leader in the premium professional skin care and makeup markets, announces the appointment of Christopher Hausman as executive vice president of sales. Hausman will be responsible for global sales activities within the company. He will oversee the company's domestic and Canadian sales forces, as well as its international distribution network in over 40 countries.
Christine Heathman has been appointed to the Utah State Board of cosmetology/barbering, aesthetics, electrology and nail technology licensing. Heathman played an instrumental role in establishing the first Master Esthetic License in the country in 2001 and is thrilled to be nominated to the board where she can continue to affect the requirements for state licensing. The three-year appointment charges Heathman with carrying out a number of important responsibilities relating to…
The premier on-demand beauty service application announced the key appointment of Alexandra Wilkis Wilson as president and chief executive officer. Wilson joins from Gilt where she was co-founder and strategic advisor. Founded on the concept that getting ready should be a whole lot easier, GLAMSQUAD is the premiere app-based service that delivers high-quality and affordable at-home beauty services by experienced stylists. At GLAMSQUAD, Wilson will help lead the expansion into…
Jennifer Huffman is the new training manager for sales and education at Universal Companies. A native of East Tennessee, Huffman graduated from King University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. For the past 11 years, she has worked in a four-star hotel spa as a dual-licensed massage therapist and aesthetician. Huffman is certified in a variety of massage modalities, as well as spa therapies, business, and ethics. She is…
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is proud to announce the election of Russ Kridel, M.D., an esteemed member and facial plastic surgeon from Houston, Texas, to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees. Kridel’s appointment not only celebrates his outstanding reputation and medical skill, but also marks the first time that an AAFPRS member has represented the Academy in this capacity for the AMA.…

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