Jennifer Barnes

Western Wellness Retreat

Discover a healthy way to kick off the New Year
The sweet treats may be flowing freely now and through the end of the year, but spa-goers will all need to get back on the wellness wagon come January. Just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite (Fish Camp, CA) is offering the comprehensive Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat ($1,119 for double occupancy; $889 for single occupancy,...

Detox Salad

Find out how to whip up a healthy salad to balance indulgences
Greens and fresh vegetables are unfortunately few and far between in the winter, unless you’re lucky enough to live in the warmer climates. You and your clients are certainly eager to replenish vitamins and minerals after months of sweets. Here’s a fitting recipe from The Ranch at Live Oak (Malibu, CA) to help you and clients fit in those skinny...

Trend Spotting

Check out a snapshot of the spa trends topping our lists for 2015
I live by my lists. Usually written in bright, colorful ink on sticky notes and scattered around my desk, they help me keep priorities in order. I’m not the only one. The whole American Spa team has kept careful lists during all of our travels and throughout our research over the last year to create our first annual Trend Report...

Barre None

Discover new variations of barre fitness classes
As we're approaching the last week of the year, I'm happy to say I've stuck to my 2014 New Year's Resolution very well. Back in our January issue , each member of the American Spa staff shared their lofty goals for 2014, check them out here . I resolved to try a new workout class each week. Now I haven't...

Sweat to Smile

Learn about the mood boosting power of exercise
I will readily admit that I am addicted to exercise. I think one of the main reasons is that I can count on a sweat session to boost my mood. That feeling is not just in my head either; there are ample scientific studies to back that up. Even though I know it makes me feel better, inside and out,...

Hair Raising Masks

Learn how to make healthy hair products in your kitchen
Nutritious kitchen staples aren't just part of a balanced diet, they're key to a smart beauty routine. Your hair can benefit from whole food concoctions, and this time of year stressed tresses can use as much extra help as they can get. Time-pressed clients can whip up these delectable recipes from Burke Williams Day Spa (multiple locations in California) to...

Warriors for Wellness

Discover what industry pros think about the future of health and wellness
At the ISPA Conference this fall, American Spa ’s editor in chief Julie Keller Callaghan attended an especially moving Alex Szekely Humanitarian Dinner. During the dinner, hostess Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico) and the Golden Door (Escondido, CA), shared her latest endeavor, Wellness Warrior , and encouraged attendees to answer the question: “If there were just...

Sustainable Beauty

Check out the winners of the Sustainable Beauty Awards
Many companies are proving going green is indeed a beautiful endeavor. Here to recognize those that have gone above and beyond in preserving the environment is Organic Monitor with its 2014 Sustainable Beauty Awards . The awards recognize organizations that are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. This year’s winners include a diverse group of green-leaning companies,...

Holiday Health Tips

Learn how to fight the health hazards this season
Unfortunately it’s a fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. According to John Young, M.D., author of Beyond Treatment: Discover how to Build a Cellular Foundation to Achieve Optimal Health , heart attacks and other cardiac issues are more common, the number of pneumonia cases spikes, and more deaths...

Chic Holiday Nails

Get step by step manicure tips to prep clients for parties
Shopping for the holidays started weeks ago, and festive parties got into full swing this weekend. A full social calendar for you and your clients means keeping up beauty appointments, specifically manicures, is especially important. Red tips are always a chic option, but for clients who want to take it up a notch you can offer a sophisticated ruby twist...

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