Spa People: 20th anniversary issue
Rupert Schmid

We need to have a better understanding of where beauty fits into the wellness picture


What’s been your biggest life lesson?
That it’s the sole strength of your team that drives an idea, project or company. Each team has its own alchemy for success which you have to nourish and drive with humility and respect.

What key innovations can you identify?
Science has given us new tools to use in our approach, treatments and products. Understanding RNA, the microbiome and neuroscience have deeply changed the way we develop our businesses.

What trends are having the biggest impact?
Everyone’s talking about the move towards wellness. And it’s certainly a constant through ongoing challenges such as COVID-19, war in Europe and heavy tensions around the world. But for me, it’s the continuous development in the field that’s exciting – a global approach to health that includes everything from meditation and massages to food and tackling stress. This is just the beginning of long-lasting change.

What do we need to pay more attention to?
We need to have a better understanding of where beauty fits into the wellness picture. It’s a key component of life and happiness and so are beauty-focused companies. But is it recognised for the value it brings? I’m not so sure.

What’s holding the sector back?
There’s a severe shortage of gifted staff and we need to stop complaining about it and invest time and energy into changing it. Developing talent always takes longer than expected, so we need to act quickly.

Birthday message to Spa Business

"Spa Business has no borders. We all need you to share knowledge of our industry as widely as possible and we fully support you in your ambition"

More from spa industry leaders...

In celebration of Spa Business’ 20th anniversary, industry leaders take a look at how far the sector has come since the magazine’s inception in 2003, share personal career highlights and reveal their plans and ideas for the future.

View next: Andrew Gibson

Understanding RNA, the microbiome and neuroscience have deeply changed the beauty sector Credit: photo: Biologique Recherche
 


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2023 issue 3

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Spa People: 20th anniversary issue

Rupert Schmid


We need to have a better understanding of where beauty fits into the wellness picture

Rupert Schmid, Biologique Recherche photo: Biologique Recherche
Understanding RNA, the microbiome and neuroscience have deeply changed the beauty sector photo: Biologique Recherche

What’s been your biggest life lesson?
That it’s the sole strength of your team that drives an idea, project or company. Each team has its own alchemy for success which you have to nourish and drive with humility and respect.

What key innovations can you identify?
Science has given us new tools to use in our approach, treatments and products. Understanding RNA, the microbiome and neuroscience have deeply changed the way we develop our businesses.

What trends are having the biggest impact?
Everyone’s talking about the move towards wellness. And it’s certainly a constant through ongoing challenges such as COVID-19, war in Europe and heavy tensions around the world. But for me, it’s the continuous development in the field that’s exciting – a global approach to health that includes everything from meditation and massages to food and tackling stress. This is just the beginning of long-lasting change.

What do we need to pay more attention to?
We need to have a better understanding of where beauty fits into the wellness picture. It’s a key component of life and happiness and so are beauty-focused companies. But is it recognised for the value it brings? I’m not so sure.

What’s holding the sector back?
There’s a severe shortage of gifted staff and we need to stop complaining about it and invest time and energy into changing it. Developing talent always takes longer than expected, so we need to act quickly.

Birthday message to Spa Business

"Spa Business has no borders. We all need you to share knowledge of our industry as widely as possible and we fully support you in your ambition"

More from spa industry leaders...

In celebration of Spa Business’ 20th anniversary, industry leaders take a look at how far the sector has come since the magazine’s inception in 2003, share personal career highlights and reveal their plans and ideas for the future.

View next: Andrew Gibson


Originally published in Spa Business 2023 issue 3

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