Archive for November 4th, 2009
We’re getting ready to head south for IECSC Florida, which will take place this Saturday and Sunday at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale. The show is set to feature products and services from more than 300 of the top skincare and wellness companies, as well as a conference program with more than 100 free classes. Be sure to stop by the American Spa booth and say hello!
New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen is a neighborhood known for its up-and-coming restaurant scene, it collection of quirky shops, and, thanks to the debut of Downtime Massage + Skincare, a fabulous new spa. I recently attended the spa’s opening, and I must say, I was impressed.
For several years prior to the spa’s Oct. 1 debut, owner Greg Cartright and his small team of therapists developed a loyal client base performing treatments in a tiny two-room apartment spa. But it soon became clear that the demand for services far exceeded the space, and it was time to expand. The new location features four inviting treatment room; a dedicated retail area chock-full of goodies from Aromatherapy Associates, SkinCeutical, Sundari, and more; and a team of talented therapists who perform massages, facials, peels, makeup applications, and body sugaring, an all-natural hair removal method for which Greg has garnered a loyal following.
A few days after the opening party, I returned to Downtime to test out a treatment for myself. After receiving a spectacular massage from Greg, who has trained with experts from around the globe, I’m happy to report that his drive to provide clients with the best-of-the-best has been achieved with gusto.
“At Downtime, we have a collective spirit of energy and enthusiasm for what we do,” he says. “We’re always learning and continue to apply this knowledge to all of our treatments. We’re perfectionists, so whatever it is we set out to do, we will only be happy if it is the best it can be.”
Mission, most certainly, accomplished!
Dermalogica partnered with the Movember campaign to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Lance Armstrong Foundation. Movember, a fusion of the words moustache and November, is a global organization dedicated to men’s health and to eradicating male-specific diseases. The organization focuses its annual efforts on the month of November, when moustache-growing and shaving become the highlight of its fundraising efforts. Dermalogica is urging men to support the cause by offering complimentary Shave Mapping and Face Mapping services to individuals participating in Movember, including women who support men involved. In addition, Dermalogica will donate $1 from the sale of each SHAVE Collection retail product sold in the month of November to Movember. “Movember is a global movement that is bringing much needed attention to cancers that affect men,” says Jerry Wenker, CEO of Dermalogica. “My commitment is to grow a moustache all November, and I’ve invited family, friends, and colleagues to pledge donations as a show of strength.”