A REPUTATION BUILT ON SHIPS AND CEMENTED ON LAND

With a rich legacy and strong set of values, London Wellness Academy has immensely contributed to the spa and wellness industry, training more than 50,000 students and preparing them for careers at sea and on land. Our heritage dates back more than 65 years when OneSpaWorld was awarded the first cruise ship agreement to operate the salon on board the Royal Mail Lines’ Andes. Several prestigious cruise lines followed suit, including Cunard Line and the prominent vessels Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, P&O Cruises, and Pacific Union.

As the business continued to evolve, so did the need for trained professionals. In 1980, the then named Steiner Training Academy opened to prepare students for careers at sea and on land. The academy was officially renamed London Wellness Academy in 2020.

1980

Steiner Training Academy opens. The training center prepares future onboard staff for life at sea through education of services and products.

1970

Steiner receives another Royal Warrant as cosmetician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Herman Steiner opens salons in British Railway Hotels across the UK while expanding the Steiner hair care line.

1960

Steiner is awarded contracts on the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, and more operated by Cunard, P&O, Union Pacific, and others.

1956

Steiner enters the cruise line industry and is awarded its first cruise ship contract to operate the salon on board Royal Mail Lines’ Andes.