In the closing of a century's chapter and in the beginning of another, Steiner Leisure Limited, a British born company, has seen the evolution of time. Steiner has grown from a single salon to an influential, vertically-integrated spa company that is committed to provide health and beauty solutions to people all over the world. The following is a timeline that explores the years in the making of Steiner Leisure Limited.
1901 Henry Steiner created his own brand of Apothecary products for hair and skin.
1926 With the death of his father, Herman Steiner joined his mother in the family business, which at this time was a single salon in London, from which Henry's products were sold.
1937 Herman opened his first salon in Mayfair, London and created his own range of hair and personal care products.
1947 Herman Steiner was granted a Royal Warrant as hairdresser to HM Queen Mary, followed in the 1970s with a Royal Warrant as Cosmetician to HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
1960 By now, Steiner salons could be found throughout England and the company won its first cruise contract to operate the salon on board the Andes. This was shortly after followed by the Queen Elizabeth and several other transatlantic liners operated by Cunard, P & O Cruises, Union Pacific, Royal Mail Line, and Union Castle Lines.
1960 Herman Steiner was aware of the many psychological changes in women and their attitudes toward beauty and operated the first hair salon in England that included massage and facials in its menu of services.
1968 The company built and operated the salons on the then new QEII in 1968.
1987 Clive Warshaw, Herman Steiner's son-in-law became Managing Director of the Maritime division of the Steiner Group, which then had a small number of hair and beauty salons on cruise ships.
1994 By now, with 50 salons and spas on cruise ships, Steiner appointed Syntax (architects) to help create the QEII Spa -- the first spa, afloat, to offer a fully functional Thalassotherapy Pool, Inhalation Chambers to help clear the respiratory tract, a range of unique Hydrotherapy treatments and pre-bookable spa programs.
1994 Steiner acquired Coiffeur Transocean Limited, its largest competitor at sea and became Steiner Transocean Limited, the operator of over one hundred spas at sea.
1996 Clive Warshaw was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Steiner Leisure Limited and Leonard Fluxman, originally from Coiffeur Transocean Limited the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
1996 Steiner Leisure Limited, the parent company of Steiner Transocean Limited, became a publicly traded company.
1996 Steiner acquired Elemis Limited, a lifestyle range of premium plant based products. All Steiner land based salons in England were sold.
1998 Clive Warshaw became Chairman and Leonard Fluxman President of Steiner Transocean Limited.
1999 Steiner acquired the Florida College of Natural Health, shortly followed by the Baltimore School of Massage and the Virginia School of Massage, accredited post-high school educational facilities, training students in the art and science of massage, advanced therapy and skin care. Certificate programs, as well as Associate degrees are offered.
2001 Elemis day spa in the UK opened, a vision that pushes the boundaries of the spa concept.
2001 Steiner acquired Mandara Spas, a resort spa group with nearly 50 resort spas in Asia and throughout the US.
2002 Elemis spas in Las Vegas and Connecticut opened.
2003 Elemis day spa in Coral Gables, Florida makes its debut as the first free-standing Elemis day-spa in the US.
2004 Steiner Transocean Limited launches Generation YSpa teen menu in its spas onboard.
2005 Steiner Transocean Limited launches Acupuncture - the Point of Well-Being on selected cruise lines.
2005 Steiner relaunches timetospa.com in both the UK and US and launches the timetospa quarterly magazine which is mailed to subscribers.
2006 Steiner helps conceptualize, develop and operate a new vision for Spa Suites at Sea onboard Costa Concordia.
2006 Elemis develops and launches Retail Therapy in Harvey Nichols, selected Debenhams (UK) and selected Nordstrom stores(US).
2006 Steiner launches Jou Chinese Herbal Medicine to complement its Acupuncture services onboard and also as a new line offered on timetospa.com.
2006 Steiner launches its new brand of Steiner haircare to be offered in both land-based and sea-based spas, as well as on timetospa.com
2007 Elemis amenities are chosen as the skincare brand for British Airways business class flights and also within the British Airways Executive Lounges.
2008 Steiner Maritime division begins to offer medi-spa treatments onboard select cruise ship spas, including Botox and Dermal Fillers.
2009 Mandara Asia launches the Chavana Spa brand with plans to open in Oman, India and the Maldives.
2010 Steiner acquires Bliss and Remede spa and product brands.
2010 Elemis opens a duty-free shop in Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5.
2011 Mandara Spa opens its first spa in the UK in the Park Plaza Hotel, London.