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May
31
2006

Eiji Salon Launches Eastern Ocean Spa Manicure

Try the all-natural Eastern Ocean Spa Manicure from Eiji Salon in New York, which embodies relaxation and rejuvenation. 212-838-3454

May
26
2006

ISPA Members Help Spa-Goers Keep Cool This Summer

Because spas are seen as places for nurturing and wellness, spa professionals are offering special treatments and products this summer that encourage safe skin care. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that more than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. International SPA Association (ISPA) members want to help lower that percentage.

From sunscreens, lotions and moisturizers, to treatments and products that give the appearance of a tan without the need for the sun, ISPA members are offering consumers numerous safe ways to enjoy this summer. “With 2,500 members in 73 countries, ISPA’s network of spas and product companies can make a real difference in the skin care habits of consumers,” says ISPA president, Lynne Walker McNees. “With some 57 million Americans having visited a spa, the industry is dedicated to promoting positive health habits of spa-goers.”

In addition to products and treatments that offer sun protection or help repair skin already damaged by the sun, ISPA members also report an interest in the following offerings this summer.

  • Facials featuring antioxidants and vitamins to replenish winter-worn skin.
  • Body polishes and scrubs to get rid of sallow winter skin and allow skin care moisturizers to soak in more easily.
  • Cooling and hydrating wraps and peels to help spa-goers beat the summer heat or cool down after too much time in the sun.  
  • Of course, pedicures to keep feet looking great in sandals and around the pool.
  • And, as the No. 1 treatment, massage is popular year-round and can be customized for summer to include ingredients that offer soothing from the sun, such as aloe. Also, incorporating fruits, herbs, plants and flowers that grow in the warmer months are popular additions to massages offered in the summer.

May
18
2006

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun Scheduled to Reopen

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun resort and spa is scheduled to reopen mid-June after the impact of Hurricane Wilma. New features and attractions will include a new Culinary Center, tennis lessons from legendary player Cliff Drysdale and an upgraded fitness center. 998-881-0808

May
12
2006

Bellanina Day Spa Honored by DSA

The Day Spa Association honored Bellanina Day Spa & Gift Boutique in Ann Arbor, MI, with its Distinguished Day Spa Award. 201-865-2065, dayspaassn@aol.com

May
10
2006

Preston Named Spa Person of the Year

Douglas Preston, CEO of Preston, Inc., was awarded The Day Spa Association’s Spa Person of the Year Award. In addition, Keith and Andre West-Harrison join the company’s education and consulting arm. 866-668-3753

May
08
2006

Halal Named Director of the Year By AACS

The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) board of directors recently honored board member John Halal, owner of Honors Beauty College and John & Friends Salon in Carmel, IN, by naming him Director of the Year. 800-831-1086

May
02
2006

Topnotch Resort and Spa Opens

Newly renovated and expanded, Topnotch Resort and Spa offers more than 120 different treatments at its 35,000-square-foot spa, including its Vermont Wildflower Wrap and Vermont Maple Sugar Scrub. 800-451-8686, info@topnotchresort.com

May
01
2006

Sonya Dakars Beauty Boot Camp a Hit

More than 100 celebrities and members of the media attended the Sonya Dakar Red Carpet Beauty Boot Camp to preview its newly renovated Beverly Hills Skin Clinic. Services and gifts were offered totaling more than $10,000. Celebrities included actor Eric McCormack, hip-hop singer Eve and Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski. 877-727-6692, mdakar@sonyadakar.com

Apr
28
2006

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun Receives National Award

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun recently received the 2005 National Quality Award from Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada. 998-881-0808

Apr
05
2006

Mother and Daughter Open CT Spa

Opened by mother/daughter team Troy and Royse Maiocco, the Hamden, CT-based Save Face features custom therapeutic skin care. 203-288-2323