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By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
A firsthand look at the trends developing in Singapore spas.
Donating an entire day to an eyebrow “wax-a-thon” and raffling off facials, massages and products, the spa Face, Body & Soul in Simi Valley, CA, recently held a fundraiser for the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Hospital. Clients received eyebrow waxes in exchange for bringing in men’s clothing items or cash donations which, like the raffle proceeds, were given to the hospital to help clothe homeless men seeking medical attention at the county facility. 805-584-5000
Kline & Company, the global management consulting and market research company, released its fourth edition of Professional Skin Care 2006, a series on professional brands sold through spas, salons, beauty institutes, physicians and retail stores. 973-435-3365
The Aveda Concept Spa has opened at the Humber Valley Resort in Newfoundland, Canada. The spa’s four treatment rooms reflect the secluded woodlands that surround the resort and inspire treatments that involve the elements of earth, fire, water and air. 709-686-8100, email@example.com
The percentage of American adults who got sunburned increased from 31.8 percent to 33.7 percent from 1999 and 2004, a sign that many people aren't using proper sun protection, a new study found.
The study also found that significant portions of most racial and ethnic groups reported getting sunburned in the three years -- 1999, 2003, and 2004 -- when the data was collected through surveys.
The study authors noted that sunburn increases the risk of developing melanoma and basal cell carcinoma skin cancers.
Sunburn rates in 2004 were 46.9 percent for non-Hispanic white men; 39.6 percent for non-Hispanic white women; 12.4 percent for Hispanic black men; 9.5 percent for Hispanic black women; 16.2 percent for male Asians/Pacific Islanders; 16.1 percent for female Asians/Pacific Islanders; 30.4 percent for male American Indians/Alaska Natives; 21.5 percent for female American Indians/Alaska Natives; and 5.8 percent for male and female non-Hispanic blacks.
Overall, men were more likely to get sunburned (35.8 percent in 1999, 37 percent in both 2003 and 2004) than women (28 percent, 30.2 percent and 30.3 percent, respectively).
The highest rate of sunburn prevalence among whites in any of the three years was in Utah (51.3 percent in 2003), while the lowest was in Arizona (25.7 percent in 1999). Twenty states reported a statistically significant increase in sunburn rates among whites, while four states -- Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Louisiana -- reported a significant decrease.
The study findings are published in Friday's edition of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Sunburn can be prevented by following such sun-protection measures as wearing a hat; covering up while in the sun; avoiding the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
HealthDay News, May 31, 2007
Casa Blanca Salon and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, hosted a fundraising event to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego with the help of companies such as Pevonia Botanica. Event proceeds, which totaled more than $10,000, went toward the hospital’s purchase of two PC Pals units—computer programs designed to help young patients learn about and better understand their medical conditions. 858-759-8998; 800-738-6642, firstname.lastname@example.org
With treatments including Heaven in a Hammock and Seashell Serendipity, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has opened its new spa in Amelia Island, FL. The facility’s signature menu options focus on relaxation and customization, allowing clients to choose services a la carte. 904-277-1100
To help patients at the recently opened Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic at the University Medical Center North in Tucson, AZ, Gadabout SalonSpa is lending stylists and technicians to the clinic’s in-house salon to donate services to patients receiving treatments there. Gadabout also contributed to underwriting the initial costs of the clinic’s salon. 520-325-0000
Now planning to offer salon services, as well as its traditional day spa services, Spa Gregorie’s in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, has opened a 5,000-square-foot salon addition. For clients wishing to remain clothed during services, the spa’s locations have also begun offering a “modesty menu” to ensure their comfort during treatments. 949-858-9455
By Tracy Sherwood
Wrinkle reducers aren’t the only thing consumers are looking for in skin care products anymore.