Archive for October 15th, 2009

Industry Insiders Reveal What it Takes
to Operate a Successful Day Spa

images2If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a spa owner, then you won’t want to miss the upcoming seminar, “How to Start A Day Spa,” at The Learning Annex (304 E. 42nd St., lower level, New York City) on Sat. Oct. 17 from 12:00 to 6:00pm. The half-day event will feature a panel of experts, from successful spa owners to consultants and creative designer, who will share information on how to make your dream spa a reality. The seminar will be moderated by Nancy Trent, president of the New York City-based marketing and publicity firm Trent & Company. Panelists include:

  • Isabel Anton and Anna Antal, co-owners of Advanced Skin Care Day Spa (New York City)
  • Wendy Bosalavage, president of American Leisure Corporation, innovators in cutting-edge design and operation of spas and wellness centers
  • Mike Canizales, founder of Spa Chakra, a worldwide network of luxury spas
  • Chris Kofitsas, owner of New World Design Builders, designers of a number of New York’s hottest new spas and salons
  • Lorraine Massey, owner of The Deva Spa at the Devachan Salon, a widely known sanctuary for those with curly hair
  • Sergio Mercado, creative director at Clodagh Design, known for visionary blending of leading-edge technology, innovative materials, and ancient techniques
  • Candida Molina, director of The Deva Spa at the Devachan Salon (New York City)
  • Melissa Shea, newest member of Fresh and the leader of the REFresh Spa Program
  • Maria Varriano, owner of MariVar Spa Builders, a leading consulting firm in the development of spas and wellness centers
  • Denise Vitiello, spa director at The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York

For more information about the seminar, contact Nancy Trent at (212) 966-0024.

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