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Share Your Spa Star Selections and Vote For
the 2011 Professional’s Choice Awards

No doubt about it, spa biz insiders know what works when it comes to top products, spas, people, and more, and it’s time to share your thoughts. What’s your favorite spa that opened this year? Has anybody moved up in the ranks or emerged as this year’s favorite spa consultant? Have you sampled some amazing spa cuisine?

It’s time to tell us about the best things you came across in the industry this year. Please take a few minutes and share your thoughts for our annual Professional’s Choice Awards—click here. The polls are open through September 15th, and the results will be featured in the December issue of the magazine. To thank you for your time, you’ll be entered in a contest to win a $500 American Express Gift Card. Vote now!!

Harms Software Kicks Off Perfect Match Contest

picture-1Love is in the air for the beauty biz, courtesy of Harms Software, creators of Millennium. To thank the industry for its recent win as Favorite Spa Software in American Spa’s Professional’s Choice Awards—and as a nod to Valentine’s Day— the company has launched The Perfect Match contest, with up to $13,000 in prices.

In 500 words or less, contestants must describe heartwarming characteristics of Millennium as if it were his or her significant other. Descriptions should explain why Millennium could steal or has already stolen your heart and why it Millennium is your Perfect Match. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from Harms Software Inc. who will then select their favorites. Judging will be based on the most compelling and creative submissions. The contest deadline is March 15. For details, visit

American Spa Announces Professional’s Choice Awards


Celebrating its fifth anniversary, American Spa’s Professional’s Choice Awards acknowledge the best of the best names and faces in the industry. We would like to share this year’s results of our readers’ votes, which reveal the favored spas, brands, equipment, properties, and professionals from 2009. Thank you so much for participating and we’re already looking forward to next year’s results!

The winners in each category are as follows:

Favorite Destination Spa: Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico)

Favorite Spa Treatment Menu: Mayflower Inn & Spa (Washington, CT)

Favorite Resort Spa: Spa Montage at Montage Laguna Beach (CA)

Favorite Multiple Location Spa: The Ritz-Carlton Spas

Favorite New U.S. Spa: Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach (FL)

Favorite New International Spa: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (Florence, Italy)

Favorite New City Spa: Caudalíe Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza (New York City)

Favorite Romantic Spa: The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort (Los Cabos, Mexico)

Favorite Cruise Spa: Spa Carnival (aboard Carnival Cruise Lines)

Favorite Medical Spa: Blue Medi Spa (Sherman Oaks, CA)

Favorite Day Spa: Spa Gregorie’s (Multiple Locations)

Favorite Health and Fitness Spa: Red Mountain Spa (Ivins, UT)

Favorite Selection of Retail Offerings at a Spa: Bliss (Multiple Locations)

Favorite Spa Cuisine: Lake Austin Spa Resort (TX)

Favorite Spa Consultant: Sylvia Sepielli (Sedona, AZ)

Most Influential Spa Leader: Deborah Szekeley from Rancho La Puerta

Favorite Company for Product Education: Éminence Organic Skin Care

Favorite Distributor: Universal Companies

Favorite Company for Manufacturer Support: Oakworks

Favorite Nailcare Line: OPI

Favorite Bodycare Line: Elemis

Favorite All-Natural Line: Aveda

Favorite Suncare Line: Dermalogica

Favorite Haircare Line: Pureology

Favorite Skincare Line: Éminence Organic Skin Care

Favorite Aromatherapy Line: Aromatherapy Associates

Favorite Cosmetics Line: Jane Iredale

Favorite Sensitive Skin Line: B. Kamins Chemist

Favorite Anti-Cellulite Treatment: Ionithermie

Favorite Acne Line: Glymed Plus

Favorite Anti-Aging Line: Pevonia Botanica

Favorite Men’s Line: Pevonia Botanica

Favorite Lightening Line: Bioelements

Favorite Ayurvedic Line: Tara Spa Therapy

Favorite Sunless Tanning Line: St. Tropez

Favorite Spa Software: Millenium by Harms

Favorite Laser and Light Equipment Manufacturer: Candela Corporation

Favorite Hydrotherapy Equipment Manufacturer: Hydroco

Favorite Aesthetic Equipment Manufacturer: Silhouet-Tone

Favorite Spa Uniforms Manufacturer: Spa Uniforms Inc.

Favorite Spa Sandal Manufacturer: Sensi

Favorite Treatment Table Manufacturer: Oakworks

Feel free to share your thoughts below and help us congratulate the estimable winners and finalists. For full coverage of the awards, including a complete list of those acknowledged, please check out the December issue.

American Spa Preps Professional’s Choice Awards
For Fifth Year

Thanks to you and your votes, American Spa fans, we have another great year of Professional’s Choice Awards to share with you. Our December issue will feature your preferred picks—with everything from Favorite New U.S. Spa and Favorite Spa Cuisine to Favorite Skincare Line and Favorite Spa Consultant.

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from our two-day shoot with photographer Luis Ernesto Santana, whose beautiful work has been gracing our pages since 2003.

If you didn’t have a chance to vote or would like to share more ideas and opinions, feel free to comment below or to email us at Thank you again for your feedback—it’s always appreciated!

Cast Your Professional’s Choice Awards Vote!

web-prof-choice-logo-2009As the industry’s leading business publication, we at American Spa pride ourselves on keeping our fingers on the pulse of the industry. To do so, we need your help! It’s time once again to share your thoughts for our annual Professional’s Choice Awards. Click here to vote for your favorites when it comes to spa, products, equipment, and more. This 20-minute, write-in survey allows you, the top decision makers at day spas, destination spas, medical spas, and resort spas around the world, to name your favorites. The results will be featured in the December issue of the magazine. To thank you for your time, you’ll be entered in a contest to win a $500 American Express Gift Card. Vote now!!

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