Archive for May, 2011
I have been a fan of OPI nail lacquers for years (“I’m Not Really A Waitress” is my all-time favorite shade of red). And, in addition to the clever polish names for each collection, I am always impressed by the philanthropic work the company does, as well. So I wasn’t surprised when I recently learned that OPI’s founder, president, and CEO, George Schaeffer, recently donated money to fund the construction of the lobby for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, which is slated to open in 2013. Says Schaeffer, “Cedars-Sinai is my neighborhood hospital of choice, and the great doctors and staff have provided wonderful care for me and my family, so this is my way of saying ‘thank you.’ I am convinced of the promise of Cedars-Sinai as a leading force in medicine, and it is a privilege to express my faith in the future through this gift.”
Throughout the upcoming IECSC Las Vegas event, Dermastart will be showcasing its Active Vitamin Lift Serum from Prana SpaCeuticals. A.V. L. Serum is a high performance serum that contains fast acting peptides, exotic botanical extracts, numerous beneficial vitamins, and the latest technology in apple stem cells. It decreases wrinkle formation, delays the appearance of aging, protects the longevity of skin cells, acts as a free radical scavenger, and increases cell viability and collagen synthesis. Along with featuring the serum in booth #2537, the company will also be performing face diagnostic demonstrations. Visit www.pranaspaceuticals.com for more information.
Eco-conscious spa owners and directors won’t want to miss the fourth annual Green Spa Network Congress. This year’s event will be held Sunday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 12 at The Sundance Resort (Sundance, UT), Robert Redford’s renowned model of sustainability. The conference’s theme, “Taking Root: Making a Difference for the Planet and Your Bottom Line,” will highlight presentations by leaders in the spa and sustainability movement, interactive business exchanges, educational workshops, a sponsor showcase, and more. “As we celebrate our five-year anniversary as an organization, the Sundance Reserve is an ideal location to move to the next level in our evolution,” says Roberto Arjona, Green Spa Network president and general manager of Rancho La Puerto. “Our ideas and dreams are ready to take root and our committees are hard at work to ensure that this year’s program will help each of our members grow and flourish sustainably. And we are confident that this gathering will help leverage our expanding family of strategic alliance partners into a global voice that can make a real difference in the vitality and proactive wellness of people and the planet.” To take advantage of early bird special rates, check out www.greenspanetwork.org.
Top spa professionals are always looking to advance their skills and techniques in the increasingly competitive spa industry. This summer, the perfect opportunity has come along for career advancement with the launch of new series of training seminars at The Spa at Ravella, a Dolce Hotel and Resort (Henderson, LV). The series, which begins May 31, will provide cutting-edge, hands-on training by top-notch educators in Thai Reflexology, Table Thai Yoga Massage, Asian Reflexology, and Fusion Massage. “These classes are great ways for any spa technician or new beginner to learn fresh techniques that they can integrate into their everyday work,” says Nancy DiMaio, director of spa and fitness for The Spa at Ravella. “My goal is for The Spa at Ravella to become a central training center for the entire southwest region.” Each series will offer continuing education credits from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Fees start at $140 per series with an overnight stay at The Ravella starting at $59 for course participants. For more information about courses, schedules and rates, visit www.nationalbodyworkseminars.com.
Jurlique is treating attendees of IECSC Las Vegas to several treats. First, the company is featuring $20 to $25 skincare kits from the Herbal Recovery and Purely Age-Defying lines, and estheticians can also score show-only discounts on Jurlique products. Additionally, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, Jurlique will be offering giveaways every 30 minutes and will be hosting some “special guests” from Down Under. Stop by the booth to find out more. For additional information, visit www.jurlique.com.
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics will be featuring its new Mineral Illuminating Tint Body at IECSC Las Vegas. This creamy bronze-kissed tint leaves a healthy sheen on arms, legs, and décolleté. According to company officials, Youngblood’s mineral-based products make it a top choice for many professional makeup artists and celebrities, including contestants for the Miss California pageant, who are wearing the body tint for pre-pageant events and appearances. For more information, visit www.ybskin.com.
Christina Zehavi, founder of Christina Cosmeceuticals will be in the U.S. throughout June to educate aestheticians and spa owners about her comprehensive results-oriented professional skincare treatments and at-home products. Zehavi’s in-depth workshops will be held in California (Long Beach, Scotts Valley, and Santa Rosa) and New York City. She will also demonstrating her seven multi-stage professional treatments at a variety of trade shows, including Premiere Orlando, Spa & Resort Expo, and IECSC Las Vegas, which takes place June 18-20. Register at www.christina-usa.com.
Extend Your Lashes’s Minkys Two-Tone lashes are black at the base and fade into teal, red, or purple at the tips. The company will be featuring these lashes at IECSC Las Vegas, and Amelia Meneses, president and co-founder, will be demonstrating the dramatic effect these eyelash extensions will have on clients’ eyes. According to her, the Two-Tone Red extensions take blue eyes to the next level, the Two-Tone Purple extensions heighten blue and green eyes, and the Two-Tone Teal extensions make brown eyes deeper and richer. Visit www.extendyourlashes.com for more information.
Blinc makes it easier than ever to offer quick, long-lasting brow color to your clients with the Blinc Brow Bar, which will be featured in the company’s booth at IECSC Las Vegas. There, attendees can sample Blinc Eyebrow Mousse, which was invented to do three things in one easy step: give long lasting, water-resistant color, fill in sparse areas, and hold brows in place. The Brow Bar can be used to offer a quick, non-permanent eyebrow application at every station; used to promote retail sales or as an add-on to hair or brow services; and holds six natural looking colors. Visit blinc at IECSC Booth # 1647 to receive a free blinc eyebrow mousse application. For additional information, call (877) 454-7763 or visit www.blincinc.com.
Throughout June, July and August, The Woodhouse Day Spa (multiple locations) will offer three seasonal treatments to its menu of services:
- Akhassa Kaffir Lime Pedicure: Guests will soothe away stress and muscle tension with the sweet aromas of bamboo shoot, kaffir lime, lemongrass, and mulberry.
- Tula Manicure and Pedicure: This treatment involves cozy warming hand mitts and a special cactus toner that cools the senses and leaves feet and toes looking dewy.
- Radiance Express Steaming Facial: This 20-minute steam-powered treatment oxygenates, tightens skin, and heightens circulation. A special desert cactus gel stimulates as it tones, while a gentle whipped shea butter, a micro sugar polish, and a soothing yogurt mask nurture and soothe pores for refined skin.