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Form Follows Function

By: Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Posted: June 23, 2008, from the May 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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• Energy-efficient lighting was used throughout the facility.

The students who attend this eco-friendly institute focus on theory, and also learn through demonstrations and extensive practical, hands-on experience. “This mall has 13 million consumers coming through it each year, with a variety of people—a cross section of men, women and children—for the students to work on,” continues Holzberger. “Our mission is to develop future leaders in the world of beauty and wellness. By positioning our school in the mall, we are giving our students every opportunity to grow their talents. With this new hybrid, we are setting new standards and continue to strive to be the best of the best.”

To that I say, stand back Louis Sullivan, and make way for the new breed of spa industry leaders who wants to continue to have form follow function, with opportunity and excellence taking center stage. Our industry, like any other, leads by example. Forward-thinking institutes, such as the Aveda Fredric’s Institute in Indianapolis, have set forth a stunning example for the industry to follow.

Until next month,

Melinda Taschetta-Millane