Home' Spa and Clinic : SPA Vol-69 Autumn 2017 Contents SPA GURU
26–27 AUGUST 2017
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Publisher SPA+CLINIC magazine
IN FACT, IF WE include my founding
editor columns for Professional Beauty
magazine in its early years and its precursor
the Beauty Trade Guide – it’s a total of
around 22 years.
What amazing change we have witnessed
and created in our industry over this time.
We have left behind cash drawers and client
cards, local paper ads and the Yellow Pages.
We have launched the day spa industry
and absorbed it back into so much of what
we do. We have gained diagnostic devices,
powerful technology, the ability to cause
serious damage as well as fix it, and the
necessity to understand biology far more
than just how hair grows, the dermal layers
and anatomy for a relaxation massage.
We have been a serious contributor to
the evolution of wellness awareness and
are, at last, recognised for our knowledge
and skills by increasing numbers of
It’s been an interesting couple of
decades, and I have loved being an
informer, analyst and, sometimes, provoker
and change agent through the pages of
these industry-leading magazines and, now,
I have also loved working with so many
of you directly; salon and spa owners and
managers, suppliers and ser vice providers,
and, of course, some wonderful therapists.
You have become close friends and
associates who have inspired me and kept
my passion for our exciting and important
I have also worked with some fabulous
editors over the years and have learnt so
much from them.
Your current SPA+CLINIC editor,
Jenni Gilbert is a powerhouse of aesthetic
industr y knowledge insight and forecasting
ability across both the wellness and clinical
spectrums. She holds SPA+CLINIC’s
editorial reins with great sensitivity and
understanding of the needs of all levels of
the ser vices we provide.
TIME TO MOVE ON
But as those who have watched or
participated in the pioneering exploits
I have been involved with over the years
know, I LOVE to create new information
solutions and evolve paradigms. So it’s
time for me to relinquish my SPA+CLINIC
role and create some new challenges
TIME FOR THANK YOUS
Firstly thank you to Jenni Gilbert for
leading SPA+CLINIC magazine into its
current highly informative format, with
sophisticated guidance into the more
clinical and medically- connected world of
aesthetics deliver y, evolving the spa and
wellness maturity that SPA+CLINIC’s prior
evolution as SPA Australasia had achieved,
most recently under the prior excellent
editorial guidance of Anne-Marie Cooke.
Thank you to the current and past
superb production teams I have worked
with at The Intermedia Group over
the years, and especially to all of the
team members that have handled the
challenging, and often very frustrating,
world of fast-paced media production
for many years with such patience and
‘The time has
come, the walrus
said, for us to say
Time for change
It’s rather strange writing my last Spa Guru column
for SPA+CLINIC. I’ve been writing them for a while!
But most of all thank you to you, the
readers. You have always let me know how
much you appreciate the effort that we
put into your pages to make sure that you
have the most accurate and up to date
information to stay at the forefront of
SPA+CLINIC magazine, along with its
digital forms and print extensions, I know
will continue to bring you dynamic content
to guide you into the future and help you
to find solutions to the challenges that the
changing world of business and therapeutic
delivery always present.
And I look for ward to connecting with
you moving for ward as I explore new ways
to spend my day. As always I enjoy hearing
from you on kirien@ spaguru.com.au .
Thank you for so much learning, the
benefits my face and body have enjoyed by
being part of professional aesthetics and
wellness, and for a lot of joy along the way.
Warmest wishes for a wonderful future in
all you do.
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