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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!!
Love 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 http://harms-software.com/perfectmatch.
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.
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 email@example.com. Thank you again for your feedback—it’s always appreciated!
As 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!!