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July, 2003, Vol. 03, Issue 07

Two Spas Receive DSA's "Distinguished Day Spa Award"

By Editorial Staff

Imagine the surprise when it was announced that two spas won the 2003 Distinguished Day Spa Award on April 27, 2003 at the Spa and Resort Expo in New York City.

The Brass Rose Salon and Spa of New Jersey, and the Preston Wynne Spa of California were announced as this year's winners at the Day Spa Association's (DSA) networking dinner at midtown Manhattan's Le Parker Meridien Hotel.

Preston Wynne, Hannelore Leavy, and Laura Batchelor.
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- Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark"> Distinguished Day Spa Award winner Peggy Wynne (center), owner of Preston Wynne Spa of California, with Hannelore Leavy, executive director, the Day Spa Association (left), and Laura Batchelor, Preston Wynne's director of operations. This is the second time Preston Wynne has won this award. "We had a tie this year with two of our accredited day spa members receiving the same amount of votes from our advisory board, so we had no other choice than awarding two of these titles this year," said Hannelore Leavy, DSA's executive director. "Preston Wynne and Brass Rose have been members of the Day Spa Association for a number of years ... they surely deserve and earned this award," she said.

To be considered for the annual Distinguished Day Spa Award, spas must be accredited by the DSA in conjunction with DSA member guidelines, and submit a 50-word essay describing why they feel they deserve the award.

Judges from the DSA's Board of Directors and Advisory Board cast their votes based on spa menu; quality of service; commitment; atmosphere; operations, including continuing education opportunities for staff; and the spa's commitment to the community, environment, humanity and others in the spa industry.

Past winners of the Distinguished Day Spa Award include Adam Broderick Salon and Spa; Atzen Medi-Spa; DePasquale, The Spa; Fayez Beauty Spa; Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa; and Mario's International Spa.

For more information about the Day Spa Association or the Distinguished Day Spa Award, call (201) 865-2065 or visit


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