Archive for May 31st, 2011

OPI’S George Schaeffer Gives Support to Cedars-Sinai

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.”

Dermastart To Highlight New Anti-Aging
Serum at IECSC Las Vegas

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 for more information.

Registration Opens for Fourth Annual
Green Spa Network Congress

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

Spa at Ravella Launches Massage Therapy Workshops

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

Jurlique To Offer Specially Priced Kits,
Giveaways at IECSC Las Vegas

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

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