Jennifer Barnes

All About Anti-Aging

Decipher popular skincare product and treatment claims
The famed fountain of youth is still enticing spa-goers with an expanding market of anti-aging products and treatments as vast as their concerns. And let’s face it, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon, and facial care is projected to account for 86 percent of the skincare market’s $16.3 billion gain this year. Treating lines and wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation, dry...

Well-Rounded Fitness Inspiration

Get inspired by fitness feats
Summer is the season of skin and lots of it. It’s no surprise everyone seems to be looking for new ways to achieve their ideal bikini body in the gym, spa, and in the great outdoors, and fast—it is the middle of July after all. Getting moving and exercising is all well and good, however many of these get-fit-quick schemes...

Spa Room Service

Discover how a NY spa offers private pampering
A bubble bath is such a simple, minimal-effort-required indulgence that yields big luxurious rewards of lowered stress levels, soothed muscles, and overall calm. Nothing quite compares to soaking in a warm bath, yet I rarely find time to soak in the tub. Now guests of Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) need only ring a Bath Butler to bring all...

Summer Skincare Saviors

Learn how seaside treatments rescue skin
No matter how careful clients are in popular vacation hotspots, the summer sun seems to do some damage on skin. That doesn't mean they have to abandon their beloved beach havens, though. Renew The Spa at The James Royal Palm (Miami) has a few summer treatments to help spa-goers to beat the blistering Florida heat. Those sweat-clogged pores, sun damage,...

Spa Swimwear Special

Check out a stylish new spa package
Modern luxury spas have their wellness roots firmly planted in water and still showcase its importance throughout facilities in innovative hydrotherapy circuits, pools, water-based treatments, and more. Naturally, swimwear has a place in co-ed wet areas so Acqualina Spa by ESPA (Miami) has introduced a limited-time body and skincare offer in celebration of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami...

Season of Giveaways

Discover spa giveaways to boost business
One of the most popular travel trends we're seeing is the girlfriend getaway—a much-needed respite to reminisce, recharge, and reconnect. I'm personally on board with this one and hope it stays around; each year I look forward to the time I get to spend with friends who've scattered across the country. You should be on board too as spas are...

Summer in Paris

Discover a French chic makeup look from Sothys Paris
Gorgeous, healthy-looking skin; pretty, au naturel eyes; groomed, but not overly done brows; and a confident, nonchalant attitude—what more could you or your clients want than that in a beauty look? We checked out the new Sothys Paris Makeup Collection, which provides the colors and tools to do just that, at its New York City launch party in the spring...

Go Go Spa Gadget

Learn how your spa can benefit from at-home beauty devices
Summer is a busy time for spas and clients alike thanks to vacations. It also seems to be a season of new technology and gadgets, which help clients maintain their results between spa visits. We talked to Paola Perin, director of spa at Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui (HI), for her take on incorporating one of...

Long-Term Beauty

Take your gel polish knowledge to the next level.
I love color, from the brightest and boldest hues to subtle neutrals. One of the easiest ways I've found to incorporate color is through nail polish and going for a change whenever the latest shades appear on my desk. As fun as a new (DIY) manicure several times a week is for experimenting, I've learned gel polish sets the standard...

Berry Picking

Learn how a California spa includes sun-ripened berry treatments
California spa-goers who enjoy the popular summer pastime of berry picking don’t have to go far to find these antioxidant rich fruits. Berries help promote overall health inside and out, and this summer Spa Claremont at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is taking berry-infusion one step further with a trio of decadent spa treatments. Guests can indulge in these...

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