Spa and Supplier Awards & Recognition for September

Kyle Simonson
Kyle Simonson

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation recently named Florida Gulf Coast University student Jessica Barnett as the 2011 recipient of the Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Barnett, will receive $2,500 toward her education, as well as a trip to the 2011 ISPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas in November. Also to be awarded at the event, the organization has honored Angela Cortright, founder of Spa Gregorie’s Day Spas and Salons, with three locations in Southern California, with the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award. 888-651-4772

Episciences, Inc. was named a winner of the 2011 Small Business of Year Award from the Boise, ID, Metro Chamber of Commerce. The award honors the entrepreneurship, sustainability, productivity and effort put forth in a small business. 866-374-6623

Sunforgettable SPF 30 from Colorescience Pro was awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation’s new “Active” Seal of Recommendation. The seal is granted to products meeting the organization’s stringent criteria for effective UV sun protection. 866-426-5673

Jennifer Moran, a 32-year-old mother of three from Collins, NY, won a $1,000 scholarship from the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA), sponsored by Associated Skin Care Professionals. In other NCEA news, the organization recently expanded its mission statement. It now reads: “The mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.” 201-670-4100

Jo Mousselli, president of Xtreme Lashes, was a finalist in the Gulf Coast Area for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in a variety of areas. 877-244-5274

Kyle Simonson, founder of Simonson’s Salon & Spa, with four locations in Minnesota, was named by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as an honoree for the Diversity in Business Award. The award celebrates the business’s welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. 763-427-0761

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