Jennifer Barnes

Agave Healing Oil Launches Straightener

Help clients fight frizz year-round with the new healing iron
Most days I love my wavy hair and the variety of styles I can achieve with the texture, but that’s never the case on a high humidity or rainy day. Curly locks or not, your clients most likely engage in a regular battle against frizz too. Agave Healing Oil ’s new styling iron, Agave Healing Vapor Iron, could offer a...

National Red Wine Day Spa Roundup

Entice oenophiles to your spa with wine-infused treatments on the menu
I took a quick trip this past weekend to see the fall foliage in the Hudson River Valley just outside of New York City. The red and orange leaves were stunning but the highlight of the two days was definitely touring three different vineyards and tasting a variety of delicious reds and whites. It was perfect prep for today, National...

StyleBell Offers Professional Perks

Check out this new e-commerce site for beauty tools and products for your spa
Every day there are more beauty brands, products, and tools launched. It is next to impossible to keep up. So how do you, as a professional, make sense of them all and select the best for your clients? Enter www.stylebell.com , launched to help professionals get reliable information and tools at a discount. The site offers free membership for professionals...

L'Auberge Spa Menu Powered by Seaweed

Updating treatments helps one seaside spa pamper clients
Spa-goers are looking for instant results more than ever now. The Spa L’Auberge at L’Auberge Del Mar (CA) introduced a new spa menu to keep the oceanfront location at the forefront of clients’ minds and deliver results on demand. The new treatments utilize the spa’s new seaweed-based Ocean Rescue product line, which was developed exclusively for The Spa L’Auberge. The...

Las Vegas Spa Pampers Cancer Patients

Check out the charitable debut of this Sin City spa
Each October brings more beauty companies going above and beyond to help cancer patients and research organizations . This year is no exception, especially for the spa industry. Aliante Casino + Hotel (Las Vegas) opens the re:lax spa at the end of this month and is offering a special introductory VIP experience to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The hotel...

Treatments for a Cause

Spas offer special treatments for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I learned what a positive impact spa services have for oncology patients and cancer survivors while researching Healing Hands for our October issue. It’s really wonderful to see such a deserving group of people receive tender care from specially trained therapists. Even spas without oncology training can contribute to the cancer fighting effort, though, by donating proceeds to charity. Here...

Spas Celebrate Fall with Pumpkins

Beyond jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins serve as a great ingredient for standout seasonal treatments at these top spas
Pumpkins are popping up everywhere; seasonal drinks, pies, and corner bodegas even have rows of festive orange squash for sale all over Manhattan. Luxury spas are proving the vegetable’s versatility beyond a carving party. Pumpkins contain antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E that make it an excellent spa treatment ingredient . Here’s just a few creative offerings containing pumpkin...

Beauty Leader Helps Brides-To-Be

Check out a new partnership that brings the benefits of spa to brides-to-be
This time last year I was among the many brides-to-be gearing up for a busy year of wedding planning and added stress. I’m happy to say I made it through and enjoyed the experience, but this season David’s Bridal is teaming up with Massage Envy Spa to help new planners make it to their big day and look their best...

LED Light Therapy Under Scrutiny

Help keep LED light therapy on the menu at spas in California
California, the land of movie stars and medical spas, which help everyone else look like them, is enforcing stricter licensing requirements for estheticians. The California State Board posted new guidelines stating it “is it out of the scope of practice for a Board licensee to perform an LED light therapy treatment in a licensed establishment.” Essentially the Board deems LED...

Slimming Solutions

coolsculpting
It may sound too good to be true, but non-invasive treatments that incur no downtime are the real deal and banish inches of unwanted flab instantly for clients and are a boon for business. Marina Peredo, M.D., of Spatique Medical Spa (Smithtown, NY) knows the benefits firsthand. The Long Island medical spa offers two CoolSculpting systems so a patient can be treated in two different areas to reduce overall treatment time and see instant results all over. CoolSculpting is the...

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