SEP 2016

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34 DAYSPA | SEPTEMBER 2016 5 Y e a r s A g o … . I n 5 Years Ago…. In 2 0 1 1 2011 INDUSTRY BREAKTHROUGH With devices still at the forefront in treatment rooms, FDA-approved Ultherapy broke onto the market. This noninvasive concept utilizes ultrasound technology to regenerate collagen underneath the skin. 2012 2013 2014 2015 2011 • In a ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey that was attended by nearly 1,900 people, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, wed his longtime girlfriend Catherine "Kate" Middleton. • A magnitude 9.0 earthquake centered 230 miles northeast of Japan triggered a tsunami. Thirty-foot waves destroyed several nuclear reactors, killed 22,000 people and created an estimated $300 billion in damage. • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; The Help by Kathryn Stockett; A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin; The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks; and 11/22/63 by Stephen King all topped the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers List during the year. • The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, the St. Louis Cardinals took the World Series, the Dallas Mavericks secured the NBA Championship title and the New York Rangers clinched the Stanley Cup. • Halotherapy, salt caves, speleotherapy, salt infusion… whichever name you opt for, salt rooms and caves were in high demand in 2011. The practice is actually thousands of years old, but salt inhalation began to come of age in stylish, new ways in the spa arena. • Once considered a "lightning rod term," stem cells were increasingly capturing the headlines in the skincare and spa worlds. Stem cell facials and skin care are de rigueur now, but the concept was in its infancy fi ve years ago. • Different approaches to treating hyperpigmentation, including man-made compound discoveries and unique botanical combinations, began to crop up in skin care. Among the most popular ingredients: curcuma longa root extract (derived from turmeric oil), salix alba extract (from white willow bark), azelaic acid (from wheat, rye and barley) and camellia sinensis extract (from green tea). IN THE NEWS SPA TRENDS Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii, opened with much fanfare. Laniwai, the beachside resort's full-service spa, features an outdoor hydrotherapy garden, teen spa space, Pulu mixology bar and family-friendly treatment menu. COURTESY AULANI, LANIWAI COURTESY THE SALT STUDIO © GETTY IMAGES SPA OPENING

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