Heather Mikesell

Uncork a Bottle of Bubbly for Holiday-Stressed Skin

A famed facialist reveals her recipe for fabulous skin this season.
Although I love the holidays, I don't necessarily love the toll they take on my already dehydrated skin. Fortunately, New York City facialist Cecilia Wong has a solution. Here, she shares a recipe to rejuvenate stressed skin using grapes and bubbly. The timing couldn't be better, as we prepare to toast the New Year. Cecilia Wong's Champagne Mask INGREDIENTS: 3...

Resolve to Incorporate More Happiness Into Your Spa This Coming Year

Make 2013 the happiest year yet for your spa.
Recently, I read a story on 10 things you can do to be happier in your home . Many of the ideas resonated with me as being simple things I can incorporate in my daily life, such as setting an intent for each day and doing small favors for the people in my life without expecting anything in return. The...

A New Year's Resolution For Which to be Grateful

Discover why you should incorporate one in your spa
Now that it looks like the world is going to keep turning, I'm thinking that's just one more thing for which I'm thankful. Recently, I came across the idea to create a gratitude jar. Basically, the idea is to fill a Mason jar (or whatever container you can find) with notes about the good things that happen throughout the year...

SpaFinder Offers Public Service Video for Bad Gift Givers

Learn what not to give this holiday season
If you've already started getting gifts you'd rather have left unopened, then you'll appreciate this unscripted video from SpaFinder on some of the worst gifts received during the holiday season. Consider it a public service announcement for bad gift givers. These cautionary tales may just make you think twice before regifting that diet cookbook. Enjoy it here and don't hesitate...

Spa Week Introduces Discounted Holiday Gift Card

What last-minute gift idea is sure to please?
For those of us working in the spa industry, the health and wellness benefits are obvious. However, many still view treatments as merely pampering indulgences. That's just one of the reasons I love to share the gift of spa with friends and family who wouldn't otherwise treat themselves. If you haven't finished your holiday shopping this season, you may want...

InkSpa and Spa@Eventi Cater to Holiday Shoppers

Help spa-goers with their Christmas lists this year.
As the holiday countdown continues, spas that cater to harried shoppers can benefit greatly. This month from now until December 24, Kimpton's InkSpa at Ink48 (New York City) and Spa@Eventi at the Eventi Hotel (New York City) can relax with a complimentary 25-minute massage with the purchase of a facial. During their visit, they can also continue making progress on...

Spa Montage Beverly Hills Introduces Beauty Bar

Discover a one-stop shop that helps get spa-goers holiday-ready
While my calendar is marked full with holiday parties, I often find myself stressed to look the part of the fun and festive party-goer. Who has the time or the money to get primped and polished before each event? That's why I love the idea of the new Beauty Bar at Spa Montage Beverly Hills . Launched just in time...

Birchbox Releases Holiday Survey on Shopping Habits

Find out what consumers want to buy this year.
Want to know what consumers are thinking this holiday season? Then you're in luck because Birchbox , a club that introduces members to products and insider tips with a regular curated box of beauty samples, released the results of a recent survey it conducted to understand shopping and gift habits. After polling 3,000 women, the company found that the average...

SpaFinder Wellness Shares Top 10 Spa and Wellness Trends for 2013

Learn what factors might be affecting your spa in the upcoming year.
Although its 10th annual Trends Report isn't scheduled to be released until January 15, SpaFinder Wellness offered a preview of the top 10 trends that will impact our industry in the coming year... Healthy Hotels While in the past gyms and spas have been positioned as amenities, they are now becoming an integral part of most hotels, as more chains...

Five Holiday Marketing Ideas to Consider for Your Spa

Discover some ways you can boost business this season.
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend Repechage 's Annual Power Lunch. Hosted by Repechage executive vice president Shiri Sarfati, the event was a chance to connect with spa and salon professionals and discuss a variety of business-building strategies and holiday-marketing initiatives. Offering ideas for helping spas succeed this season, here guest speaker Vito Mazza, Jr., president of...

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