Spa & Supplier Openings, Moves and Growth for November


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

Intelligent Skin Sense has moved to a new location, co-located with Ellen Mahony, MD’s, newly renovated space featuring state-of-the-art treatment rooms. It is located at 131 Kings Highway North, Westport, CT 06880. 203-557-0868

The ZO Skin Health Center by Zein Obagi, MD, opened in Pasadena, CA, and Sandra Obagi, Dr. Obagi’s daughter, is the owner of and a medical esthetician at the facility. The center plans to help treat skin conditions, including acne, scars, large pores and skin imperfections, as well as address anti-aging and help improve overall skin health. 626-795-0067

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) introduced a new look, logo and tagline: Advancing OUR Industry. The new direction is part of an enhanced marketing and branding campaign designed to unify various aspects of the organization’s mission, which is also focusing on five core program areas: government advocacy, education, charitable outreach, signature events and member services. The PBA also announced the new and returning members of its Leadership Councils. Tiffany Conway of CoCo Cheveux Salon and Holly Zapata of J Charles & Company Salons are new members of The Salon/Spa Leadership Council, which is led by Scott Buchanan from Scott J Salon & Spa, and Bonnie Conte from Avalon Salon and Day Spa. 800-468-2274

The Spa at The Chattanoogan in Chattanooga, TN, has been upgraded with new renovations and decor, new spa services and a new management company. New services, inspired by the area’s mountains and rivers, include A Walk in the River, Mountain Mud Masque and Massage, and Ruby Falls Hydrating Body Treatment. The spa has four treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, whirlpool, indoor pool, fitness center and spa terrace. 423-424-3779

Qosmedix is now providing Tweezerman’s Point and Slant tweezers, featuring well-aligned, sharp, hand-finished tips. 631-242-3270

Amala has been named as the exclusive skin care line for The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto in Toronto, Canada. 877-262-5208

Lashfully, a beauty lounge that offers lash services, makeup applications and waxing, recently moved its flagship location to a new storefront space in San Francisco, and opened two new spaces in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, CA. 415-673-3240

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