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Spa & Supplier Openings, Moves and Growth for November

Posted: November 13, 2012

Perron Rigot Paris opened its U.S. office in Des Plaines, IL, officially assuming the commercialization of Cirépil & Escential professional depilatory wax and beauty care, formerly provided by International Beauty Systems Group llc. Former Skin Inc. editor in chief Lynn Maestro is the company’s national marketing, sales and education director, and joining her on the team are Sophie Hesse as vice president, and Debbie Valenza, as accounting and sales administration manager. The office is located at 2800 S. River Road, Suite 172, Des Plaines, IL 60018. 800-947-2314

The International SPA Association (ISPA), which recently named Florida Gulf Coast University student Carmen Nash as its 2012 recipient of the Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship, announced the newly elected 2013 ISPA board of directors and officers. The board will be led by re-elected chairman Ella Stimpson, executive director of spa and salon operations for Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas, and includes additional officers Michael Tompkins as vice chairman and Todd Walter as secretary/treasurer. Newly elected board members include Kristi Bonsack, director of wellness at Longboard Key Club & Resort, and Todd Hewitt, senior spa director at Four Seasons Toronto. 888-651-4772

CIBTAC, an international educational awarding body has endorsed the Spas2b Inc. Online Spa Management Distance Learning Courses 1 and 2 with its accreditation status. 519-585-0626

Treatments from Babor Cosmetics USA are now available at the Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort in Lagos, Portugal, The Laguna in Bali, and the Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort in Kavarna, Bulgaria. 800-333-4055

Marinello Schools of Beauty recently completed its acquisition of Brio Academy and B Street Design beauty schools in Connecticut, Kansas and Massachusetts, encompassing 15 campuses. 800-648-3413