A “New Look” for Salon Employee Commission Arrangements in California

natlawreview.com – 

A new addition to California law changes the definition of commission pay for licensed employees of beauty salons and barber shops. Under the new law, certain common arrangements, such as agreements to pay stylists on a commission-only basis or on a minimum wage plus commissions basis, are no longer considered to be commission-based pay.

California Senate Bill 490 (SB 490) adds Section 204.11 to the California Labor Code. In short, the new law specifies that wages paid to employees who are licensed and paid to provide services pursuant to the Barbering and Cosmetology Act qualify as commissions (either as a percentage or a flat rate), only if the following requirements are met:

  1. the employee’s base hourly rate is at least two times the state minimum wage in addition to commissions paid; and

  2. the employee’s wages are paid at least twice during each calendar month on days designated in advance by the employer as regular paydays.

read more>

Pevonia announces new account executive for the Ohio and Kentucky areas

Pevonia International would like to introduce Alexander Hamilton, your new Account Executive covering Ohio and Kentucky. 

Alexander has joined our team to provide you with exemplary support. He is a master licensed esthetician and brings extensive Retail Management Experience to the Pevonia family. Alexander most recently worked as a General Manager with both DSW and ULTA Beauty. In addition, his strengths include growing both professional and retail sales for his partners by implementing value added: training, education, retailing, merchandising, events and most importantly, business development and planning. His approach is extremely passionate, conscientious, strategic and customized to fit your individual needs.  

To ensure a seamless transition, Alexander will be reaching out to you to schedule an appropriate time to meet. Should you have any questions prior, please contact him below: 

Alexander Hamilton
Account Executive OH/KY
(330) 983-6634

Seasoned Hospitality Executive Kate Mearns Joins LIVunLtd as Director of Spa & Wellness

Global Luxury Management and Consulting Firm Adds Former ISPA Chairman to Spa and Wellness Division

New York, N.Y (October 8, 2017). LIVunLtd, the leading global luxury management and consulting firm for concierge, fitness, spa and wellness, announced today the addition of Kate Mearns to their team. As Director of Spa and Wellness, Mearns joins Maureen Fletcher Bankson, Executive Vice President of Spa and Wellness, to grow the company’s spa consulting and management division. Mearns brings 25+ years of spa industry experience in operations, marketing, product development and wellness programs.

“We are excited to welcome Kate to the LIVunLtd team,” says Fletcher Bankson. “Her years of experience as a spa director and consultant enhances our 360-degree solution for spa and wellness services. Her expertise will be instrumental at every stage of our projects, including feasibility, design consulting, brand development, pre-opening and ongoing management.”

As principal of 5 Spa Consulting, Kate has extensive experience in the strategic development, integrative management, and operations of spa and wellness facilities. Corporate experience included an Executive Spa Director at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for management company WTS International, progressing to Corporate Operations Director for the Spa Division developing projects across the globe. Mearns is the former Chairman of the International Spa Association and currently a Board Member of the Washington Spa Alliance. Committed to developing a new generation of spa professionals, she is the U.S. Regional Director of the
Global Wellness Summit Mentorship Program.

“I am thrilled to be working with LIVunLtd. The value obtained by each client is supported by depth of resources, years of experience in the personalized service industry, and a genuine dedication to deliver superior results,” said Mearns. “I look forward to adding my knowledge in the spa and wellness field to support the company’s mission.”

Mearns added, “LIVunLtd places a high value on partnerships. It is apparent there is mutual respect, effective collaboration and trust. That makes a wonderful environment to promote wellness.”

LIVunLtd was created from the merger of American Leisure, a legacy firm spa and fitness management and consulting firm, and boutique luxury concierge company Abigail Michaels. The new brand offers a 360-degree service experience in residential and commercial properties, spas and hotels. LIVunLtd is augmenting the spa and wellness division to satisfy growing demand for third party spa management contracts, along with development and operations expertise for new builds and renovations.

“Our spa team has the ability to leverage our in-house architectural and design team and work collaboratively with the industry’s most accomplished architects, designers and equipment manufacturers. With more than 300 proprietary wellness programs for every demographic, we have the ability to curate one-of-a-kind service experiences in hotel, residential buildings, as well as emerging markets such as country clubs, hospitals and senior care living,” says president Wendy Bosalavage. “LIVunLtd specialized in creating the one of a kind experiences to give every individual a true pathway to wellbeing,”

About LIVunLtd
LIVunLtd is a unique, single-source solution global luxury brand specializing in the management of all 360 degrees of the service experience in residential and commercial properties, spas and hotels. Our concepts, management expertise and hand-tailored service packages are responsible for an impressive global collection of contemporary luxury spas, including Island Spa Catalina, Broken Sound Club and Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman.

Learn How to Take it Easy with Shel Pink’s New Book, Slow Beauty

americanspa.com – 

Shel Pink is teaching women how to physically, mentally, and spiritually nourish our bodies from the inside out. Slow Beauty: Rituals and Recipes to Nourish the Body and Feed the Soul (Running Press, 2017) is the brain child of SpaRitual founder Shel Pink that is all about carving out a few small moments from each day to practice the kind of mindful self-care and wellness that make us glow. 

In her new book, Pink offers a holistic approach to achieving that coveted outer glow, based on the philosophy that when practiced over time, taking little moments for ourselves each day will add up to big results, making women not only feel healthier and more joyful, but achieve true beauty and timeless aging as well.

“Shel Pink’s Slow Beauty takes us on a fantastic journey,” says Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author, Radical Beauty. “I love the emphasis on self-care, rituals, and connecting back to our authentic and unique beauty through the ultimate beauty practice: meditation.”

read more>