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The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago Proves That Coal Isn't Just for the Naughty this Holiday Season

Spa-goers Won't Be Crying Over Receiving a Lump of Coal this Christmas
It doesn't matter if spa-goers have been naughty or nice this year, as all will want a bit of coal this holiday season thanks to the new Japanese White Charcoal Massage ($250, 80 minutes) at The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago . Available starting Nov. 19, the treatment relies on Sort of Coal products and begins with a white charcoal...

OPI Teams Up With Top Athletes For GelColor Campaign

The Popular Nailcare Company Goes for Gold
While gel formulations are all the rage in the nailcare world, OPI is poised to bring even more attention to the trend with its new GelColor consumer advertising campaign, which revolves around the theme of Endurance. Set to launch in December, the campaign is inspired by the strength of female American Olympians and athletes, such as Gabrielle Douglas, the two-time...

Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month this November

Teach Your Clients How to Care for Their Skin Properly
As the harsh winter weather starts to set in, many of your clients may be suffering dry and dehydrated skin. Now is the time to promote your spa's skincare services. If that isn't reason enough, November is National Healthy Skin Month. Needless to say, it's the perfect time to educate your clients on maintaining healthy skin throughout the year. Whether...

Spa Mirbeau Introduces Holiday-Themed Treatments

Find Out What Tempting Services Are Getting Guests in the Holiday Spirit
Tis the season for holiday treatments, and we’ve certainly seen some enticing services on tap for the next coming months. Available after Thanksgiving Day and through New Year’s Eve, Spa Mirbeau (Skaneateles, NY) is introducing three treatments from Farmhouse Fresh. Guests there will soon be able to enjoy the Hot Toddy for the Body Treatment (starting at $125, 50 minutes;...

Picking Up the Pieces After Sandy

How is Your Spa Coping?
When I accepted an invitation to visit the destination of Cabos San Lucas, I had no idea the brief four-day trip would eventually stretch into a week on account of Hurricane Sandy. While there are definitely worse places to be stranded, I really wanted nothing more than to return home. Fortunately, I finally made it back to my beloved and...

Milwaukee Spas Bond Together to Fight Domestic Violence

Discover How Your Spa Can Help, Too
While spas are supposed to be refuges of relaxation, the recent shooting at Azana Salon & Spa (Brookfield, WI) shows that no place is truly safe from domestic violence. It’s heartwarming to hear, however, of the way the industry has responded to the tragedy. More than 80 Milwaukee-area spas and salons plan to come together on November 13 for a...

Seaside Salvation

Thanks to an extensive makeover, spa-goers will want to go overboard at this Maryland resort spa, which draws inspiration from the nearby Chesapeake Bay.
Although the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina (Cambridge, MD) has long had a spa, it wasn’t until recently that it underwent a massive renovation to tap into its full potential. Previously known as Stillwater Spa, it has since been renamed Sago Spa & Salon after a deep-rooted underwater grass that has thrived for centuries in the Chesapeake Bay. “As a brand, Hyatt strives to develop spas that are unique and authentic in nature to the locales...

Looking For Mr. GoodSpa

Micheal Wilson, director of spa at Bliss Spa Fort Lauderdale, and Scott Brooks, general manager of W Fort Lauderdale (FL), share the innovative marketing idea they came up with to build brand awareness, reach a broader male clientele, and create buzz.
Want to bring more men into your spa? Then you might want to take a page from Bliss Spa Fort Lauderdale, which just celebrated its third annual Blissguy Fort Lauderdale Competition at the W Fort Lauderdale (FL). The goal was to find 10 to 20 well-groomed and well-spoken guys willing to compete to be the next face of Bliss Spa Fort Lauderdale and represent the best of health, wellness, and guy glamour for the next year. Highlights of this year’s...

Miami Momentum

A South Florida spa and salon relies on straightforward strategies and a big picture outlook to navigate an uncertain economy.
In Miami, Rik Rak Salon and Spa has attracted a veritable who’s who list of clients, including Beyoncé, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, and more. The beauty and haircare hotspot, owned by Ric and Raquel Watters, opened its doors in 1989 and has since expanded to include three distinguished locations throughout the city. Located on Brickell Avenue in Miami’s Financial District, Rik Rak’s 6,000-square-foot full-service spa and salon is the company’s crown jewel. Other locations can be found at The Sports...

Relaxation Riches

A highly anticipated new resort spa in Miami Beach transports spa-goers straight into the lap of luxury.
While the ritzy Miami neighborhood of Bal Harbour is best known as a shopping mecca for high-end fashion, spa enthusiasts will also find much to rave about thanks to the new Remède Spa at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort (Miami Beach, FL). The lavish 11-treatment-room spa is a perfect addition to the affluent address and the perfect sanctuary to...

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