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May
14
2007

Former Gene Juarez CEO Passes Away

Michael Coe, former CEO of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, passed away February 10, 2007, from liver disease. Memorials can be made in Mr. Coe's name to the University of Washington Medical Center Liver Transplant Program (1959 N.E. Pacific St., P.O. Box 356174, Seattle, WA 98195), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109) or Life Support Kittitas County (P.O. Box 264, Cle Elum, WA 98943).

May
14
2007

The Banyan Tree Spa Wins Multiple Awards

The Banyan Tree Spa, Phuket was named “Asia’s Best Spa” in a travel poll conducted by Asiamoney magazine and ranked third in the category of “Favorite Asia Hotel Spa” in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Reader Spa Awards 2007. Also, The Banyan Tree Spa, Bangkok ranked second in the category of “Favorite Overseas Urban Day Spa” in the Traveler’s awards. Phuket location: 66-(76)-324-374, spa-phuket@banyantree.com; Bangkok location: 66-(2)-679-1052, spa-bangkok@banyantree.com

May
11
2007

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics Gives Back

The San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology (SFIEC) is donating money to the American Forests conservation organization’s Global ReLeaf program each time an SFIEC student purchases a training kit. To date, the SFIEC has funded the planting of more than 50 trees. Students and teachers at the SFIEC also participated in a “Days of Beauty” event put on by On Lok SeniorHealth where they treated area senior citizens to a variety of spa and beauty services. 866-734-3244

Apr
16
2007

Spa Industry Mourns Linda Brewer

Linda Brewer, industry pioneer and advisory board member for The Day Spa Associaton, passed away in February after battling ovarian cancer. She helped found both the American Cancer Society's Look Good ... Feel Better program and the Uniquely-U Organization, a charity that focused on rehabilitative cosmetic procedures. In leiu of flowers, donations should be sent to Uniquely-U, Commonwealth Bank & Trust, 1404 Evergreen Road, Anchorage, KY 40223.

Mar
30
2007

Holland Named Director of NSPEP

The National Society of Paramedical Esthetic Professionals named Chere Holland its new director. 501-801-1607

Mar
23
2007

Mandarin Oriental, Miami Debuts Spa Lifestyle Rooms

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami, has debuted 16 spa lifestyle rooms designed to give guests a sense of balance and relaxation with the use of air purification systems, in-room fitness programs, personal lifestyle consultations and spa cuisine offerings. 866-888-6780, momia-reservations@mohg.com

Mar
16
2007

Industry Mourns Passing of Helga Van Dyke

Helga Van Dyke, creator and CEO of the Helga Van Dyke Skin Care Company and ReViate skin care products, passed away on the evening of January 9, 2007, after battling a long-term illness. She was involved in the well-being of skin care for almost 40 years and had personally touched the lives of thousands of individuals across the country. Her son, David Van Dyke, continues as president of the company.

Mar
14
2007

Holzberger Receives President's Environmental Award

Frederic Holzberger, founder and president of Aveda Fredric’s Corporation, has received the President’s Environmental Award in recognition of his vision, desire and ability to be environmental at all levels of his business. 877-283-3233

Mar
13
2007

Two Former Obstetricians Open New Medical Spa Location

A new Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinic location, called Dermacare of Brooklyn Heights, recently opened. Owned by two former obstetricians hoping to boost women’s confidence, the medical spa will provide both medical and esthetic treatments. 718-625-7546, brooklynheights@dermacareusa.com

Mar
12
2007

Bob Marley's Summer Home Becomes Jamacian Resort and Spa

This spring in Nassau, Jamaica, the Marley Resort & Spa is set to open in the house that once served as the Marleys’ summer home. The resort’s 16 suites are themed after recording artist Bob Marley’s song titles, and the spa offers a range of relaxing treatments. guestrelations@marleyresort.com