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Spa Week Offers Affordable Health & Wellness

National Event leads health and wellness movement with its affordable $50 Treatm

National Event leads health and wellness movement with its affordable $50 Treatments.

The spa industry has been making services more diverse and wellness-focused than ever before, offering more programs and incentives for consumers to lead healthier, happier lives. Now, Spa Week is making it possible for millions to take advantage of the healing benefits of spa with its biannual, signature $50 treatments.
Moving into its 16th installation this spring, Spa Week will help deliver innovative, cutting-edge services at a discount to consumers across the United States and Canada. From April 16–22, hundreds of spas (day, medical and resort), yoga and Pilates studios, fitness centers, and other health and wellness practices will offer up to three signature treatments at a discount of just $50 each.

From introducing new massage therapies like Acupressure and Bamboo Massage and advanced, clinically proven, skin-perfecting facials to weight-loss and nutrition classes, Spa Week helps to educate spa-goers on how to incorporate specific treatments into their lifelong health regimens.
Prior to Spa Week’s inception in 2004, the spa industry was often perceived as a VIP circle, reserved for the beautifying and pampering of the rich and famous. Spa Week aims to break down these barriers by opening up the world of spa to the masses, making costly treatments affordable for the average consumer. After experiencing a huge economic downturn and the recent healthcare crisis, stressed-out, overworked consumers have come to rely on Spa Week as a means to provide the physical and mental therapeutic relief they need on a budget.
To take advantage of Spa Week, consumers register on for exclusive information on participating spas and their $50 services. will launch five weeks early this year, on March 12, to give consumers even more time to book their desired services well in advance.
For more information on how your spa can take part, visit

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The ISPA Foundation Receives Research Donation From SpaFinder and The Global Spa Summit

Global Spa Summit

Global Spa Summit

The International SPA Association Foundation announced that a donation of $5,000 has been presented to the ISPA Foundation by SpaFinder, and an additional donation of $5,000 has been contributed from the Global Spa Summit. The donations will aid the research initiatives of the ISPA Foundation, specifically the new Consumer Snapshot Initiative. This valuable new information is part of an ongoing research program that will report on consumer trends and behaviors.

“SpaFinder and the Global Spa Summit understand the needs of today’s spa-goers, so the opportunity to work with them to help bring new information to our industry is exciting,” said ISPA Foundation President Jeff Kohl. “The ISPA Foundation is dedicated to providing high-level industry research that aids key business decisions, and the new Consumer Snapshot Initiative will deliver important takeaways for the spa community.”

The research initiative, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, will reveal data on consumer’s thoughts and preferences. These key elements are essential for spas while planning out treatment menus and developing new offerings. Consumer research not only provides insight into spa-goer trends, but also reveals how non-spa-goers are behaving. The initiative will shed light on why non-spa-goers aren’t visiting the spa, if they’ve ever considered visiting a spa and what misconceptions they may have about the spa.

“In a few short years, spa and wellness has grown from a cottage industry to a $60-billion-plus global market (SRI International data), embraced by major businesses that are investing in innovative new products and initiatives designed to meet exploding consumer demand," said Pete Ellis, Chairman and CEO of SpaFinder and Chairman of the Board of the Global Spa Summit. "The ISPA Foundation is in a unique position to help shepherd this growth with quality, original research - and we're especially pleased to support its new Consumer Snapshot Initiative, which will provide ongoing insight into spa consumer behavior and trends."

More information regarding the release of the Consumer Snapshot Initiative will be available soon. To learn more about ISPA and the ISPA Foundation’s groundbreaking library of studies and research tools visit

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Jurlique International Announces Acquisition by POLA Orbis

Jurlique International Pty. Ltd. announced today the signing of a share purchase agreement with POLA Orbis Holdings Inc. (POLA). POLA will acquire 100% of Jurlique's shares.
"The POLA transaction represents a significant and exciting milestone for Jurlique," Jurlique's President & CEO, Sam McKay stated. "Our brand is well positioned with a strong presence and compelling momentum in key strategic markets, with a focus on Asia, the Americas and our home market Australia. I look forward to working closely with POLA to pursue opportunities to further accelerate growth on a global scale; both in terms of greater penetration of existing multi-channel distribution and geographic expansion."

McKay continued, "We are fortunate to have passionate and talented employees, supportive business partners and loyal customers, all of whom have played a significant role in growing Jurlique globally." The existing management team will continue with the company and work closely with POLA to leverage synergistic opportunities.
"Jurlique is a special brand that is uniquely positioned to own the global natural skincare market," Jurlique's Chairman, John Hansen stated, adding that, "POLA is a wonderful partner for Jurlique and we will watch with interest as the brand continues to go from strength to strength."

The transaction is scheduled to close once certain regulatory and commercial approvals are received.

Founded in 1985, Jurlique utilizes plants and botanicals grown on a company owned, 153 acre biodynamic farm in the Adelaide Hills, Australia together with natural ingredients sourced globally to produce its products. Jurlique has a multi-channel business model that encompasses concept stores, department stores, specialty retailers, spas, duty free/airlines, and e-commerce in Australia, Asia, the United States and Europe. Jurlique is the leading skin care brand in Australia and experiencing significant growth in Asia.
POLA Orbis is the fourth leading cosmetic company in Japan and has been developing its business model around the cosmetics industry with a recurring theme of "beauty and health" since its founding in 1929. POLA Orbis also operates in overseas markets, including China and Russia, employing a multi-channel strategy with multiple brands to meet diversified customer demands and increase market share. With its 29 consolidated subsidiaries, POLA Orbis has consolidated sales of ¥ 165.2 billion (U.S. $2 billion) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010.

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Universal Companies Unveils New Website

Spa supplier Universal Companies helps spas build business with a brand new website: Universal Companies Founder Marti Morenings recently announced the launch of the comprehensive spa industry online catalog and website featuring new products, services and educational and business opportunities. "Our Universal mission has always been to help our customers create new spa business opportunities, eliminate challenges and to simplify their lives through our annual Spa Resource Book," Morenings said. "Now our new website offers another avenue for our customers to change the way they do business. We continually search the world to offer the best professional spa brands and the latest innovations. I invite all spa professionals to explore our new website and visit us regularly for daily and weekly updates.”

Here are a few of the new features visitors will find on Universal Companies' website:

Online Catalog: Shop by category, brand, treatment, spa area, or product.

Business Solutions: Each season, new promotional ideas will help spas enhance service menus and create signature spa services. Business solutions are also available online in the bimonthly newsletter. Customers can participate in Universal Companies’ social network and online community.

Universal Brands: Add new spa brands and products with Universal Companies’ V.I.P. Brand Support Program. Featured brands include Control Corrective Skincare Systems, Alchimie Forever skin care, Spa Pantry, Akhassa body care, ESS Aromatherapy, Farmaesthetics fine herbal skin care, Ritual Alami artisan body therapies, Pures-ssage massage products, Plum Smooth waxing products and Eco-fin paraffin alternative.

Educational Opportunities: Universal helps spa professionals earn Continuing Education Units with a broad range of options to provide convenient low-cost CEU courses to take online, as well as at many national beauty industry trade shows. New books, advanced training materials and professional technical manuals are also available online.

Sales support teams are available from Monday through Friday at 8 AM to 9 PM EST and on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 5 PM EST at 800-558-5571. For more information, contact the Universal team today or visit

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TerraCycle Offers Spas Free Recycling Program

A busy day at a salon can result in bags of non-recyclable garbage from a full day of haircuts, coloring, nail services and spa procedures. Becoming more environmentally-friendly is on the minds of many spa and salon owners as they rethink what they throw away and how they operate. TerraCycle offers a free recycling program called the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade to help salons and spas move toward more eco-friendly waste management practices.

With the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade program, difficult-to-recycle packaging such as hair color tubes (including aluminum tubes), hair care product containers, skin cream tubes, cosmetics packaging and any other plastics or tubes can now be recycled—regardless of brand. TerraCycle, in partnership with Garnier, awards two points for each package received, which can be put toward buying a charity gift or converted to money and given to a charity. Collected packaging is turned into plastic items such as park benches, recycling bins and plastic lumber. 
"My goal from the beginning was to create a salon with strong eco-responsibility in its DNA," said Barbara Weigand, owner of Copper River Salon in Princeton, New Jersey. “I recycle and compost at home, so why wouldn't I look for ways to do that at work, where I'm always running water, using electricity, and discarding chemicals and plastic all day long?”
TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky says he hopes more spas and salons follow Weigand’s recycling efforts. “This is a great opportunity for them to earn money for a charity and have this packaging become a resource instead of garbage. More salons and spas are using natural or organic products that are better for their customers and better for the planet. A natural next step is reducing waste.”
TerraCycle collects more than 40 different kinds of products and packaging through its Brigade programs. It has already kept more than two billion pieces of trash from going to the landfill and, with its partners, dispersed almost $3 million to charity.

To sign up for the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade visit

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Announces First-Ever Global Spa Week 

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

This fall Four Seasons focuses on providing exclusive offers and social media experiences, including the first-ever global Four Seasons Spa Week and a partnership with American Express. This program will be shared both online and on-site through an expert panel called "Curators of Calm." The Curators of Calm will share their insights on latest industry developments, spa trends and more on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. Beginning immediately, guests who check into Four Seasons spas on Foursquare will receive spa tips from those properties and the Curators of Calm.
In addition, Four Seasons will host Four Seasons Spa Week (#FSspa) on Twitter and in spas around the world, Nov. 14 – 18, 2011. A series of Twitter chats led by the Curators of Calm will be hosted throughout the course of the week and will center around industry trends in categories such as aging gracefully and the growing male spa segment.
“We are thrilled to share the passion and expertise from our spa experts from around the world with spa enthusiasts in new and engaging ways this fall,” says Christopher Norton, chair of the Four Seasons global spa task force and regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. “Evolution is essential in spas, and our extensive specialized network provides a truly global perspective on the latest trends and innovations that shape the industry.”
#FSspa Week on Twitter
#FSspa Week offers unique opportunities for people around the world to digitally interact with Four Seasons Curators of Calm through daily Twitter chats featuring hosts and the Curators of Calm from select international properties. The #FSspa chat schedule and topics are as follows:
·         November 14 – 10:00 am EST – Aging Gracefully -- Europe/ Middle East hosted
·         November 15 – 3:00 pm EST – Just for Men -- The Americas hosted
·         November 16 – 10:00 pm EST – Art of Massage -- Asia Pacific hosted
·         November 17 – 5:00 pm EST – Need for Speed -- United States hosted
·         November 18 – 1:00 pm EST – Beyond Transformation -- United States hosted

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L’Oréal USA to Acquire Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Innovator of Clarisonic


L’Oréal USA and Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. (PBL) announced a signed merger agreement between L’Oréal USA and PBL. Established in 2001, PBL developed its patented technology, enabling a series of highly popular products under the Clarisonic brand that redefined consumers’ approach to skin care. These include the Clarisonic Classic, Clarisonic Mia, Clarisonic PLUS and PRO, and the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System. The merger, subject to the approval of PBL’s shareholders and other closing conditions, is expected to close in December, 2011. L’Oreal USA has received significant shareholder commitments to vote in favor of the acquisition, including Rosewood Capital and David Giuliani. PBL’s senior management team has committed to remain with L’Oréal USA to maintain the continuity of excellence.

PBL has grown rapidly since the Clarisonic launch in 2004. The company’s broad distribution network covers six diverse and interdependent channels: dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, spas, prestige retail, e-tail, television shopping, and PBL has 300 employees and recently relocated to its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redmond, Washington. This state-of-the-art facility significantly increases production capacity of Clarisonic products, currently sold throughout the US as well as in the UK, Australia, Mexico, Canada and the Far East.

“L’Oréal brings powerful marketing, distribution, and R&D synergy to the Clarisonic agenda,” said David Giuliani, CEO and co-founder of PBL. “L’Oréal shares our vision for ingenuity and dedication to quality. Combining forces, we’re confident Clarisonic will rapidly achieve its global mission, to provide the power to change the future of your skin.”

“This is a strategic acquisition for L’Oréal,” said Frédéric Rozé, President and CEO of L’Oréal USA. “Devices are rapidly emerging globally as an important new skin care category. Clarisonic is successful and the fast growing premium brand in this segment. We think that together with PBL, we will create in Redmond an outstanding center of innovation for L’Oréal. Upon closing of the transaction, the Clarisonic brand will join the portfolio of L’Oréal Luxe and benefit from its worldwide presence.”

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