Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Appoints Top Industry Hair Experts to Lead Salon Expansion

Dec 08, 2015, 09:30 ET from Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, the leading North American day spa operator and globally recognized spa brand, announced today the appointment of Ben Stewart as National Creative Director and Timothy Wandrey as the National Style Education Director to lead the hair salon business. In their new roles, Ben and Timothy will focus on growing the salon business and building out a dream team of hair stylists and colorists in each region. Red Door Spa's new hair directors will oversee all salon innovation and educational support to ensure the highest standards of creative excellence and artistry are accomplished. To stay close to the business, continually practice their craft and maintain a pulse on the ever changing trends, Ben and Timothy will also be behind the chair at two Manhattan Red Door Salons.

"Red Door Spa is eager to have Ben and Timothy join the leadership team," said Todd Walter, CEO of Red Door Spa Holdings. "We're committed to continuing to expand our hair business and add new innovative services, talent, techniques and technologies to our salon portfolio at all locations nationwide."

Ben Stewart is a leading colorist and educator in the hair industry with over 25 years of experience. He began developing his skills working with some of the biggest names in the industry in the early 90s, having crafted his foundational skills as a member of the artistic team with Toni & Guy and worked to develop the education program for Bumble and Bumble. For the last 16 years, Ben served as Color Director for Cutler Salons where he led the creative direction in color and oversaw the education program. Coloring some of the most note-worthy names in Hollywood including Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Watson, Martha Plimpton, Amy Robach, Abigail Breslin and Giuliana Rancic, Ben's work has appeared in hair campaigns for Pantene, TRESemme and Clairol. 

With over a decade of experience, Timothy Wandrey has trained under the likes of Anthony Barrow and Rodney Cutler, which led him to gain a large following of loyal clients and students eager to experience his creativity and expertise. As a Senior Stylist and Director of Education at Cutler Salon in New York City, he developed and managed the cutting and styling curriculum for incoming and prospective stylists, as well as established a teacher-training program to prepare students for their transition into education. In addition to his accomplishments in the salon, Timothy's work has appeared on the New York Fashion Week runways for Betsey Johnson, Badgley Mischka, Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Taylor and Tadashi, and also appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and in publications such as Vogue, Teen Vogue and Allure.

Ben Stewart will be based out of Red Door Spa's Flagship location on 5th Avenue in New York City and Timothy Wandrey will have a chair at Red Door Spa's newest location in New York City, The Red Door Union Square. To book an appointment or for more information about Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and Salon, please visit us at www.reddoorspas.com.

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Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

With its renowned beauty expertise based on the fundamental elements of day spa pioneer Elizabeth Arden, Red Door Spa operates 29 day and resort spas nationwide. Red Door Spa's all-encompassing spa menu, complete with award-winning signature services, enhanced specialty treatments and beauty and wellness recommendations, offers everything from facial skincare, massage and body treatments to nail care, hair design, make up artistry and more. Always on the industry cutting edge, every Red Door Spa provides guests with a unique and unforgettable experience, delivering the highest level of technical expertise and impeccable guest service. Committed to enhancing the lives of its guests through beauty, harmony and well-being, and to providing pioneering techniques, quality treatments and advanced services, Red Door Spa continues to expand, innovate and serve as a leader within the day spa industry.


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