JUN 2019

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Spa and massage equipment manufacturer Earthlite and Living Earth Crafts (LEC) has acquired natural and organic spa and wellness lifestyle brand Tara Spa Therapy from award-winning wellness pioneer Tara Grodjesk. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Vista, California, with operations on three continents, Earthlite and its family of brands ser ve a broad range of industr y segments, while Carmel, California- based Tara Spa Therapy has worked with prestigious partners including Auberge Resorts, Canyon Ranch, Fairmont Hotels, Marriott, Rancho La Puerta and Red Door Spas. Grodjesk, who is also cofounder of the Green Spa Network, joins Earthlite as vice president, shareholder and chief product alchemist. Bringing her vast expertise in Ayur vedic medicine, aromatherapy and massage therapy to Earthlite's product expansion strategy, she will head Earthlite's newly formed Spa and Massage Products Division as well. "We have known and admired Tara and her company for many years and are so honored to welcome her as Earthlite LLC's fi rst female corporate offi cer," says Earthlite CEO Jim Chenevey. "We believe that Tara will make great contributions to our future direction, and her line of innovative spa products will absolutely thrive under the Earthlite and LEC umbrellas." June 2019 • 75 As the ban on microbeads marches on, CIDESCO believes it's time for authorities and brands in the beauty industry to also take note of plastic-bonded glitters and act quickly to prohibit their use. The organization has called on its schools, students and makeup artists to use glitter made from non-plastic options. Standard glitter used in makeup services is made from etched aluminum bonded to a form of micro-plastic called polyethylene terephthalate. When thrown away, these materials pose an ecological hazard to marine life in particular, often ending up in the stomachs of fi sh and birds. Studies have also found that fi sh consumption of microplastics results in toxins further up the food chain. "As a worldwide organization with a large number of members and students, we know that we can make a difference to our environment," says CIDESCO president Anna-Cari Gund. "It is in our best interests to reduce plastic pollution as much as we can. Our appeal extends beyond our organization as we ask people to reconsider and re-educate themselves on the products that they are using." Don't get Frazzled by Your insurance! P There are no surprises with the Brownyard Group. For more than 70 years we have been providing attractive insurance solutions to Salon & Spa Professionals. Call us for a competitive insurance "makeover" quote. WHEN THE UNEXPECTED STRIKES EXPECT THE BEST FROM SASSI ® Insurance when you expect the BEST © GETTY IMAGES Earthlite Expands ALL THAT GLITTERS

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