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The Merging of Science and Spa

September 28, 2012 | 6:43 AM

Get the latest in the evolution of spa at Aveda’s second Spa Summit, taking place March 30th and 31st in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Themed Science and Soul, the summit will foster technical and scientific skill alongside Ayurvedic practices of wellbeing. The event will showcase global masters, renowned dermatologists, researchers, Ayurvedic leaders and spa experts sharing the latest breakthroughs, wisdom and business practices.


“Spa is a natural expression of Aveda’s mission; our spa philosophy draws inspiration from other world wisdom and age-old practices while delivering real results,” says Suzanne Dawson, vice president of marketing for Aveda. “By marrying our breakthrough innovations in the lab with a holistic approach to wellness, Aveda provides insight to help spa owners expand their business, as well as their art and mind-body approach to the craft.”


The summit will unveil upcoming professional spa treatments including Green Science skin care, the Perfecting Plant Peel, new Chakra aromas and treatments, Botanical Hair and Scalp Therapy and the Uruku make-up collection.


Speakers feature Ayurvedic doctors and scholars, Drs. Vinod and Kusum Upadhyay; pharmacologist and research scientist, Dr. Candace Pert; author and founder of a consultancy dedicated to business building for women, Mary Lou Quinlan; and professor of dermatology at U.C. San Francisco, Dr. Howard Maibach, among many others. For more details, visit

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