SEP 2016

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Page 35 of 124 | SEPTEMBER 2016 33 1 0 Y e a r s A g o … I n 10 Years Ago… In 2 0 0 6 2006 INDUSTRY BREAKTHROUGH The FDA approved Gardasil, designed to prevent cervical cancer, lesions and warts caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). A signifi cant development for women's health, the vaccine can be administered to women ages 9-26. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2006 • YouTube, only a year old and one of the fastest-growing sites on the internet, was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion in stock. • Famed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was attacked and killed by a stingray while fi lming a documentary on location at Batt Reef off the northeast coast of Australia. • Italy beat France 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out to win the 18th FIFA World Cup, hosted in Germany— the team's fourth World Cup title. • Astronomers proposed a new defi nition for the word "planet," and based on its unique orbit pattern, Pluto lost its status as such. • Eyelash extensions became increasingly fashionable on the red carpet—and at salons nationwide. Athena Cosmetics was founded and brought cosmetic eyelash conditioner RevitaLash to the masses, and established lash- focused companies such as NovaLash continued to grow to meet demand. • As spas continued to focus on wellness, a rising number of stressed travelers started taking part in "spa vacations," in which they sought local, holistic traditions for mind/body wellness experiences. Offering everything from meditation to labyrinth walks to yoga classes, these getaways were a refuge for spa-goers looking to fi nd tranquility and serenity. • Al fresco treatment rooms were gaining popularity at spas across the country. The unique outdoor treatment settings paired wraps, massages and facials with nature as an idyllic backdrop to relax the body and mind. IN THE NEWS SPA TRENDS Named for the Greek goddess of good health, Hygeia Bath House & Spa was unveiled. The spa was an addition to Capon Springs and Farms in Capon Springs, West Virginia, a retreat that was rebuilt from a 19th-century resort by Lou and Virginia Austin in the 1930s. © GETTY IMAGES © GETTY IMAGES SPA OPENING

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