New West Coast Wellness & Beauty Learning Center

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Susan Bays, Marketing Communications Writer
800.558.5571, ext. 4127 or 276.591.4127
18260 Oak Park Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210


Spa Distributor Universal Companies Opens West Coast
Wellness & Beauty Learning Center
New Advanced Continuing Education Designed for All Spa & Salon Professionals

Abingdon, VA / February 2016 — Universal Companies, the Abingdon, Virginia based spa distributor, has opened a first of its kind Wellness & Beauty Learning Center in Southern California. The Company will provide classes and on-site training in the new 6,700 sq. ft. facility located in Torrance, California. Advanced continuing education will be offered for a broad range of wellness and beauty professionals, including spa and med-spa practitioners, estheticians, massage therapists, salon technicians, independent practitioners, and solopreneurs.


“Today’s spa-goers are much savvier because of their extensive access to wellness and beauty knowledge,” said Brenda Elliott, CEO of Universal Companies. “Universal Companies’ mission is to help spas develop their businesses. This, combined with ongoing education, is a guaranteed way for spa owners and employees to grow spa operations by continuing to enhance the client experience. Our West Coast Wellness & Beauty Learning Center will help provide spas with the tools to keep abreast of the latest trends and advancements in treatments, beauty, and wellness.”


Conveniently located in Torrance, California, the center will officially open in early 2016, but a limited number of classes are scheduled for this fall. In addition to 6,700+ sq. ft. of multiple classroom space, it will feature two fully equipped spa treatment rooms for live demonstrations and hands on training. A showroom for equipment, professional products, and supplies will also be on site, as well as meeting space for industry events. The new center will not only provide for a wide variety of educational opportunities, but will also provide a venue for after-hours special events where educators, customers, students, industry representatives, and Universal Companies vendor partners can meet and network face-to-face.


In keeping with its reputation as an innovative provider of solutions, Universal Companies will offer an extensive catalog of classes and trainings to ensure that professionals, trainees and students have access to the most up-to-date education, giving them the latest tools to grow their business and attract and retain clients.  The continuing education schedule for the Wellness & Beauty Learning Center will include a large assortment of classes which will evolve to stay ahead of the current trends in treatments, products and services in the spa and salon industry.

For more information about the Wellness & Beauty Learning Center, call Universal Companies at 800.558.5571. For class information, visit

About Universal Companies – For more than 30 years, over 30,000 spa professionals in 47 countries have trusted Universal Companies to be their single-source supplier, providing thousands of products to help them manage and grow their businesses. Located in beautiful and historic Abingdon, Virginia, the distributor offers furniture, fixtures, equipment, implements, supplies, and spa apparel to customers from the largest spa to the independent practitioner. Universal Companies also offers professional skin and body products, retail items, and merchandising tools. In addition, the company has teams of skin care, education, retail, and spa development specialists who are happy to share their expertise with customers. Universal Companies provides spas with innovative consulting services, educational materials, and training options, and recently opened a Wellness & Beauty Learning Center in Southern California. This 6,700 sq. ft. facility is the first of its kind, offering classes and on-site training to a broad range of wellness and beauty professionals. For more information about Universal Companies, please call 800-558-5571 or visit

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