JUN 2017

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Page 87 of 100 • june 2017 • [ 85 ] H otel spas have been turning serious profi ts lately, proving to be an even bigger boon for business than other sources of hotel revenue. According to the 2016 Trends in the Hotel Spa Industry report from real estate services giant CBRE, hotel spa departments increased their earnings by 5.6 percent between 2014 and 2015, compared with a 3.3 percent rise in rooms revenue. "Health and wellness is becoming an increasingly important component of everyday life," notes Mark VanStekelenburg, managing director of the CBRE Hotels practice in New York City. "Although historically considered an exclusively high- end hotel amenity, the integration of health and travel is now expected at almost all hotels." According to the report, spa managers were also able to achieve such strong gains because they successfully controlled their expenses. "Given the surge in hotel labor costs that we have seen in recent years, spa managers should be commended for achieving such strong fl ow-through within their departments," adds VanStekelenburg. "In fact, it was a reduction in other operating expenses that offset the increase in labor costs and allowed hotel spa departments to achieve the strong growth in profi ts." in the news industry headlines In its continuing quest to share the latest research about its products for wellness pros, Performance Health recently debuted a new publication, The Journal of Performance Health (JPH): Hands on Science. For the Akron, Ohio-based company, the journal was a natural extension of the Performance Health Academy— previously known as the TheraBand Academy—which is home to the largest database on Performance Health products, ranging from TheraBand to Biofreeze to Cramer Sports Medicine. "Today, the Academy has more than 2,200 research references available, including over 500 randomized, controlled clinical trials," notes Phil Page, Performance Health Academy's global director of research and education. Serving as the editorial board, the Performance Health Scientifi c Advisory Committee will contribute content and peer review, with the goal of supporting the clinicians and researchers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, massage therapy, chiropractic, podiatry and exercise science. "Issues include original research as well as translation of research through article summaries and reviews, and practical applications," says Page. "The common theme of all JPH content is set on its vision: to support scientifi cally based application of Performance Health products." To access the journal online, visit PERFORMANCE PEEK Spa Growth Spurt TOP LEFT: © GETTY IMAGES A fresh new online look was recently unveiled for Echo 2 Plus, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer of equipment for oxygen facials. Among the updated features on the revamped website are a collection of informative videos that off er in-depth demonstrations of the company's treatment systems, and a Frequently Asked Questions section to aid both novice and seasoned estheticians in becoming more knowledgeable about Echo 2 Plus off erings. The site also showcases detailed product descriptions and photos, as well as links that reveal the manufacturer's prestigious industry profi le, from press mentions to client testimonials to industry awards. To check out all the updates, visit Online Overhaul Honoring his infl uential contributions to the beauty industry, the 2017 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) has tapped Sam Villa for its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Having spent more than 40 years as a leading stylist, educator and mentor, Villa is well known as cofounder of the Sam Villa brand and global artistic ambassador for Redken. "Sam's strong work ethic, steadfast determination and natural ability to continually innovate over the course of his long and distinguished career are the qualities and characteristics behind the Lifetime Achievement Award," says Steve Sleeper, executive director of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). "Not only is Sam committed to his craft, but he shares his love of the art and dedication to the profession with countless up-and-coming stylists, leaving an indelible mark on the future leaders of our industry." The NAHA ceremony will take place on July 9 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas as part of the PBA Beauty Week show (July 8 to 11). NAHA Moment

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