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MEMBEr uPdatEs 1. Sue Harmsworth announced her departure from ESPA International, which was acquired by The Hut Group in 2017. 1 2 2. Mario Tricoci, a salon and spa industry veteran, announced that the Tricoci family acquired The Mario Tricoci Hair Salon and Day Spa business from their former partners and investors. 3. MINDBODY acquired Booker Software in a deal worth $150 million. The agreement is expected to be completed by the end of Q2. 3 4 4. Glen Ivy Hot Springs was awarded Innovative Wellness Center by Luxury Travel Guide Spa & Wellness Awards for 2018. 5. Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland, Australia, expanded its facilities, opening a new custom-designed wellness education center by mid-2018. 6. The Woodhouse Day Spa has opened a second location in Georgia at Avalon, which is located across from The Hotel at Avalon and Alpharetta Conference Center and will provide an additional amenity to hotel guests, Avalon residents, employees and the greater Alpharetta community. 7. T wo Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs, California, invited teacher and spiritual guide Ashley Neese to lead a healing and breathwork retreat at the resort in May. 6 5 7 8 9 8. Comphy Co. launched a professional-grade neck wrap system based on customer requests and a new Spa Wrap that enhances any treatment with easy closure and superior comfort. 9. ISUN Skincare was the number one-winning brand in the 2018 UK Beauty Shortlist Awards. The skincare company won “Best Organic Brand USA” plus 10 category wins. 1 1 giviNg BacK 1. Bellus Academy in Poway, California, pulled out all the stops to give Vista Village Senior Living resident Sarah Caccioppoli an afternoon of pampering. Sarah’s dream come true spa day included her very first massage and facial. From the plush robe to the care and attentiveness of the spa team, the experience delighted Sarah and surpassed her expectations. 2 2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, has intro- duced its “Giving Module” so slot machine players can donate their winnings. After guests cash out of their slot machine, they can take their voucher to one of 10 Atlantis ticket kiosks that feature the Giving Modules, located on the casino floor. Gamblers then insert the voucher and a screen allows them to choose which charity they would like to donate to. The four nonprofits players can give to are: Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Honor Flight Nevada, and the American Cancer Society. June 2018 ■ PULSE 23