Les Nouvelles Esthetique Spa Awards 2017 | The 13th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, was held on Sunday the 25th June 2017, at the prestigious Maslow Hotel, Sandton. Johannesburg. The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards Gala Dinner evening was filled with excitement and glamour as some of the industries most respected and well-known names and media came together to acknowledge their peers. Si-anne and Funeka entertained guests, while enjoying a delectable 3 course dinner, followed by the awards presentations and an evening of dance and celebration. Through the success of the previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in its stature each year, providing the South African and International Spa Visitors and Media with a comprehensive choice of award winning spas, and a reliable source of spa information and recommendations, within South Africa. Spa Recognition Awards 2017 | “We focus a large amount on the actual spas, however there are a number of individuals, as seen by the impressive list of nominees, who go above the call of duty and through their work the entire industry benefits. The Spa Recognition Awards, are a true reflection of the Spa Industry’s opinion, as individuals are nominated and voted for by the spa industry in their individual categories”, said Dr Nadine de Freitas. These Spa Recognition Awards include four categories, The Spa Ambassador Award, The Humanitarian Award, The Spa Visionary Award and Spa Management Excellence Award. Spa Visionary Award is awarded to a pioneer within the Spa Industry. A person who whose ideas over the past year have lead to a change in the spa industry or spa industry thinking. The Spa Visionary Award for 2017 was awarded to Renchia Droganis – Africology. Renchia started her career as a life coach and holistic healer. After she trained as a Reiki master and aromatherapist, she incorporated homemade, bespoke skincare products that contain essential oils in her therapies leading to the launch of Africology, which has grown steadily since its beginnings in 2001. However, what has made Renchia unique in her approach, is she has still today continued including wellness therapies into her company, staff training and even the new Sound Garden in Knysna.