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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]

Invest in design, customer service, Green & Blacks founder tells spa conference

12 Nov 2015
Jo Fairley, founder of organic chocolate giant Green & Blacks, spoke to attendees at Spa Life UK this week about building an ethical global business, and offered business advice on investment in design and customer service. [read more]
Jo Fairley, founder of organic chocolate giant Green & Blacks, ... [read more]

Raison d’Etre donates to Red Cross to encourage online enrolment

06 Nov 2015
Raison d’Etre is donating €50 (US$54, £36) to the Red Cross for each student starting its spa management online course in Q4 2015 and Q1 2016. The first donation has been earmarked for the current refugee crisis. [read more]
Raison d’Etre is donating €50 (US$54, £36) to the Red ... [read more]

Universal Companies opens West Coast Wellness & Beauty Learning Center

29 Oct 2015
Spa distributor Universal Companies has opened an 8,500sq ft (790sq m) Wellness & Beauty Learning Center in Southern California, where it will provide educational classes and on-site training. [read more]
Spa distributor Universal Companies has opened an 8,500sq ft (790sq ... [read more]

First spa apprentices take part in learning ‘The Macdonald Way’

12 Oct 2015
Privately-owned UK hotel group Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has welcomed its first spa apprentices, who are working towards a standardised beauty step programme – “The Macdonald Way,” in partnership with the International School of Beauty Therapy. [read more]
Privately-owned UK hotel group Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has welcomed ... [read more]
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