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Macdonald Hotels launches therapist reward programme

24 Feb 2016
Privately-owned UK-based Macdonald Hotels & Resorts have launched a ‘Your Opinion Matters Survey,’ an internal incentive programme to recognise and reward outstanding spa therapists across the Macdonald Hotels group. [read more]
Privately-owned UK-based Macdonald Hotels & Resorts have launched a ‘Your ... [read more]

CIDESCO launches ‘International Guide to Working in Beauty or Spa Abroad’

25 Feb 2016
International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO has launched its ‘International Guide to Working Abroad’ as a collated response to the questions it regularly receives from its students. [read more]
International beauty and spa therapy standard setter CIDESCO has launched ... [read more]

Marriott unveils bold new Ritz-Carlton Spa concept

25 Feb 2016
Marriott has unveiled a new spa concept for its luxury Ritz-Carlton brand, set to roll out across 60 existing properties and more than 25 pipeline projects, and to take the spas “from excellent to exceptional,” Kenneth Ryan, senior director of global spa operations for Marriott International, told Spa Business in an exclusive interview. [read more]
Marriott has unveiled a new spa concept for its luxury ... [read more]

Online training class for spa managers tackles retail selling

08 Feb 2016
“Increasing Your Retail Selling: An Online Training Class for Spa Managers” is now available through Spa Standard’s online learning platform. The retail training class is designed to help spa managers and therapists deliver advice to clients in a manner that naturally leads to increased retail purchases. [read more]
“Increasing Your Retail Selling: An Online Training Class for Spa ... [read more]

Koronczay: How to drive retail sales with facial oils

28 Jan 2016
Facial oils are good for all skin types according to Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Eminence Organic Skin Care and master esthetician, but he says mass-produced oils using mineral oil in the past have given them a bad reputation. [read more]
Facial oils are good for all skin types according to ... [read more]

The importance of warm-up exercises for therapists’ health & safety

28 Jan 2016
Life as a therapist is physically demanding, says Narelle Blinman, director of education at CIDESCO, and more can be done to protect therapists health by doing simple exercises. [read more]
Life as a therapist is physically demanding, says Narelle Blinman, ... [read more]

Kathryn Moore launches recruitment and training company

28 Jan 2016
Industry veteran Kathryn Moore has launched a new company, Spa Connectors, to provide training and recruitment for the global spa industry. [read more]
Industry veteran Kathryn Moore has launched a new company, Spa ... [read more]

Demand grows for Wellness for Cancer training

20 Jan 2016
More and more high-end spas are looking for training to help them understand how to treat clients with cancer, according to Julie Bach, founder of Wellness for Cancer. [read more]
More and more high-end spas are looking for training to ... [read more]

Centara spa in Bangkok invests in blind therapists

19 Jan 2016
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has hired two blind therapists, Decha Phoosiriand and Paranee Fongta, who rely on their senses of smell, sound and touch to help them understand guests’ needs. [read more]
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has hired two ... [read more]

CIDESCO sets agenda for 64th World Congress in Ireland

15 Jan 2016
International beauty and spa therapy standard-setter CIDESCO will hold its 64th World Congress and Exhibition in Dublin, Ireland from the 22 to 26 September 2016. Expected to attract delegates from around the world, the event provides the opportunity for beauty and skin therapy professionals to discuss industry issues, learn new skills and network. [read more]
International beauty and spa therapy standard-setter CIDESCO will hold its ... [read more]

Lifetime Training adding new beauty therapy diplomas

07 Jan 2016
UK-based Lifetime Training is launching a new range of accredited qualifications for beauty therapists. [read more]
UK-based Lifetime Training is launching a new range of accredited ... [read more]

Beauty academy rebrands after confusion with terrorist organisation

15 Dec 2015
The former Isis Academy of Beauty in Surrey, England has rebranded after fielding abusive phone calls and heckling of staff in uniforms from members of the public who mistakenly thought the school was associated with the terror group of the same name. [read more]
The former Isis Academy of Beauty in Surrey, England has ... [read more]

Elemis opens training centre in Birmingham

11 Dec 2015
Skincare brand Elemis has opened the Birmingham Academy of Excellence in the Midlands city. [read more]
Skincare brand Elemis has opened the Birmingham Academy of Excellence ... [read more]

Spameeting EMEA panel 4: are GMs stubborn or are spa managers high maintenance?

07 Dec 2015
The fourth panel at Spameeting EMEA at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai yesterday (6 December) was about the relationship between hotel general managers and spa staff. Spa directors and executives asked hospitality experts why GMs are stubborn when it comes to implementing plans for spa. [read more]
The fourth panel at Spameeting EMEA at the Meydan Hotel ... [read more]

Spameeting EMEA panel 2: how to deliver quality service?

07 Dec 2015
The second panel discussion at the Spameeting conference yesterday afternoon (6 December) was focused on how to deliver the best spa service to travellers of all generations. [read more]
The second panel discussion at the Spameeting conference yesterday afternoon ... [read more]

Natura Bissé Foundation provides free treatments to cancer patients to improve sufferers' quality of life

30 Nov 2015
The Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé Foundation is working with hospitals via an assistance programme to provide free treatments to cancer patients. It also trains professional aestheticians about products and treatments to use on sufferers’ skin and it teaches volunteers how to support patients. Patricia Fisas, senior VP of marketing for the Natura Bissé Group, told delegates of the Global Wellness Summit about these treatments for cancer during a Knowledge Workshop in Mexico City. [read more]
The Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé Foundation is working with hospitals ... [read more]

100% of mentorship programme participants feel the initiative benefits the industry

20 Nov 2015
Almost all of those surveyed – 98 per cent - who took part in the 2015 pilot mentorship programme found it ‘very successful’ or ‘successful,’ according to a new report released by the programme, and 100 per cent of participants said they believe the programme benefits the spa industry. [read more]
Almost all of those surveyed – 98 per cent - ... [read more]

GWS spa careers initiative unveils website partnership with Leisure Media

20 Nov 2015
A breakout discussion forum entitled “Galvanising career development, mentorship and internship programmes” took place on the second day of GWS, highlighting the need to attract people to work within the spa and wellness industry to meet the growing global industry’s needs. [read more]
A breakout discussion forum entitled “Galvanising career development, mentorship and ... [read more]

New training course provides guidance for treating patients with cancer

16 Nov 2015
The Amethyst Trust has created a new specialist training course for treating cancer patients in salons and spas. [read more]
The Amethyst Trust has created a new specialist training course ... [read more]

Hardwick: employee engagement key to profitability

12 Nov 2015
Jon Hardwick, managing director of UK distributor Grafton International, spoke at Spa Life UK in Stratford-upon-Avon last week about how employee engagement creates delighted customers. [read more]
Jon Hardwick, managing director of UK distributor Grafton International, spoke ... [read more]
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