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Arianna Huffington Named Keynote Speaker of the 2013 PBA Business Forum

Arianna Huffington

The PBA has just announced that famed author, entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 PBA Business Forum on Sunday, July 14. Huffington's address will kick off Beauty Week at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Huffington will present, From Politics to the Board Room: Fearless Leadership.

As a successful entrepreneur and business leader who has triumphed over naysayers, self-doubt and a turbulent economy, Huffington will demonstrate how difficult times can be turned into opportunities for growth, both personally and professionally. With her real-world experience as co-founder and editor-in-chief of the highly successful Huffington Post, Huffington is an expert at showing professionals how to thrive in the face of adversity.

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Aveda Wins Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer Team of the Year Award

The Aveda Global Education Team - Shelley Barnes, Kyle Miner, Deanna Carciofini,

The Aveda Global Education Team - Shelley Barnes, Kyle Miner, Deanna Carciofini, Stephanie Wagner, Wendy Rose and William P. Lauder.

The Aveda Global Education Team was one of the recipients of the Third Annual Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by The Estee Lauder Companies. The award program honors employees for their personal commitment to their communities through volunteerism. Aveda was recognized for its work with Project Homeless Connect in Minneapolis, which will receive a $2,500 donation from The Estee Lauder Companies for this honor.  
The Aveda team started working with the nonprofit in December 2010 out of a collective desire to serve the Twin Cities community. Twice a year, this local community services agency transforms the Minneapolis Convention Center into a one-stop-shop of services for the homeless. To date, the Aveda team has provided approximately 2,000 hair cuts to the homeless. Their efforts continue to bring hope and support to Project Homeless Connect’s vision to end homelessness.

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Spa News: World Spa & Wellness Awards Best Spa Winners

The winners of the second annual World Spa & Wellness Awards were announced at an extravagant black tie gala dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane on February 24, 2013.

The World Spa & Wellness Awards were developed to give recognition to the best of the best, and attracted hundreds of entries from across the globe. They are designed to set the standard in quality, innovation and service for spas around the world as well as attracting the attention of global spa-goers and industry experts. The leaders in the world of spa came out in force to support these awards, making London the destination to do spa business.

The ultimate goal of these awards is to raise awareness of the industry, and ultimately inspire spas to perform to their very best.

Destination Spa of the Year – Middle East
sponsored by Elemis

Winner: Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Hotel Spa of the Year – Middle East
sponsored by Gharieni

Winner: Shuiqi Spa and Fitness at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Spa of the Year – Africa
Winner: One & Only Cape Town, South Africa
Destination Spa of the Year – Asia and Australasia
sponsored by Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College

Winner: Como Shambhala Estate, Bali
Hotel Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia
sponsored by Elemis

Winner: The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Destination spa of the year – North & South America
Winner: Lapinha Spa, Brazil
Hotel Spa of the Year – North & South America
Winner: Spa Montage Laguna Beach, USA
Day Spa of the Year – Europe
Sponsored by Professional Spa & Wellness magazine

Winner: Urban Spa, Spain
Destination Spa of the Year – Europe
Sponsored by Thalgo

Winner: Ayurveda Parkschlosschen Bad Wildstein, Germany
Hotel Spa of the year – Europe
sponsored by Carita

Winner: The Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at The Yeatman, Portugal
The call for entries for the 2014 awards will go out in summer 2013. Keep an eye on  

Pevonia Equipment Launches New Website

Pevonia Equipment Launches New Website

Pevonia Equipment has undergone a modern makeover with the recent launch of its new and improved website. The company has been a leader in developing professional salon and spa equipment and products for the past two decades, and the updated site marks its continuous commitment to service excellence for the health, wellness, and spa industries.

The enhanced site offers clients a fresh delivery of general and resourceful information while presenting news and updates on the latest equipment and promotions. Equipment selections include a full line of multi-purpose facial/massage chairs, multi-function massage tables, stools, and an array of essential skin care equipment including workstations, steamers, magnifying lamps, hot towel cabinets, as well as various vital accessories needed for treatments.

Spa News: Win a Pair of Christian Louboutin Pumps by Supporting American Heart Month

Spa News: Win a Pair of Christian Louboutin Pumps by Supporting American Heart M

Show your support for American Heart Month, and you just might win a pair of iconic red-soled Christian Louboutin pumps!

As most of you know, February is American Heart Month. While some companies go the heart-shaped candy and chocolate route, the team at Spa Week Media Group has something else in mind. The marketing platform has put together an irresistible giveaway that aims to raise funds and awareness for heart disease.

Running from February 1 through March 10, Spa Week's Heart Over Heels Giveaway, offers consumers the opportunity to win a pair of iconic, red-soled Christian Louboutin pumps! And that’s not all. The Giveaway package also includes beauty and wellness items for the body and mind: CHI Turbo Hair Dryer, Harmony Professional Yoga Mat by Jade Yoga, VIA Slim Pedometer by New Balance, Food Steamer by Aroma, Red Velvet Lip Scrub by Sara Happ and Get Heart® Red Tea for Cardio Health by The Republic of Tea. Spa Week will donate 25 cents to the American Heart Association for every entry received from the Heart Over Heels Giveaway.

Don't miss out on your chance to win! Enter the Heart Over Heels Giveaway HERE!

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