(Dec. 7, 2010) – Bellanina Day Spa opened in Ann Arbor 13 years ago. Nina Howard, its founder and president is now pleased to announce that Kathryn Winkelhaus-Myers has joined the businesses as an equal partner and the new CEO.

“I am delighted to join forces with Nina Howard and Bellanina Day Spa and Institute. Together, we will continue to offer clients the most comprehensive personalized approach to spa therapies that benefit both the mind and body for beautiful results – inside and out,” says Kathryn Myers.

Myers is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has a strong business background spanning more than 30 years. She has held many senior leadership positions including President of Border’s Group Stores and most recently, Chief Operating Officer of Learning Care Group, Inc. of Novi, a large education services company located in 37 states.

Howard added, “Kathy’s strong brand expertise and business insight, along with my experience in the skincare and spa industry makes us a winning combination. We’re excited to move Bellanina forward.” In 13 years, Bellanina Day Spa’s concept of wellness, spa, and art coming together in one facility, has surpassed all expectations in offering its customers a wide range of wellness experiences, proprietary skin care and anti-aging products and its exclusive Bellanina Facelift Massage with revenues exceeding $1 million.

In 2002, Bellanina purchased the Belavi? Institute from its creator, the renowned Belle Tuckerman, and relocated it from California to Ann Arbor. The world-class skincare training for estheticians and massage therapists around the United States has been part of the Bellanina Day Spa and Institute family.

Howard, currently the CEO, will now assume the Chief Creative Officer title as she works to develop the company’s educational offerings and product lines. Both Howard and Myers have plans to expand the Institute’s national training and distribution.

It is a source of pride among the owners, employees and clients that Bellanina Day Spa is accredited by the national Day Spa Association. This is a first in the market that it serves.

This one-of-a-kind business is located in Ann Arbor’s Historic District of Kerrytown at 201 North Fourth Avenue. Visit www.bellaninadayspa.com or phone 734 327-1000.

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