Jennifer Barnes

Keeping Active with Skincare

Get a sneak peek into Naturopathica's upcoming webinar
Spa-goers aren’t the only ones getting active in 2014. According to Barbara Close, founder and CEO of Naturopathica, ingredients are active too, active in the fight against premature aging, that is. In our upcoming webinar, "The Next Generation of Active Skincare" on March 17, Close will discuss a variety of skincare topics pertinent for estheticians, spa owners, directors, and managers,...

Oscar-Worthy Spa Services

Travel back in time with Gatsby inspired treatments
After a year of inspiring films and extraordinary stories, the big night is nearly here. Attendees have been primping with spa treatments worthy of the Oscars with just enough time for final touches. Spas have taken services a step further and given new life to movies as treatments. These Great Gatsby Treatments from Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at The Plaza (New...

Bronze Age

Learn how sunless tanning advancements and top training techniques can help your clients and staff achieve the gold standard.
It’s no secret spa-goers love a golden glow, especially one that can be achieved without damage. According to The Beauty Company’s recent report, 99 percent of women surveyed have tried a sunless tanner, and 92 percent have used one within the past six months. The effective, active ingredients dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and erythrulose have been constants since the 1950s when sunless tanners hit the market. Fortunately, the fear of clients turning into smelly Oompa Loompa look-alikes has largely subsided, as the...

Giveaway for Healthy Hearts

Take note of a worthy cause and stylish prize
Once again Spa Week is bringing much-needed, and stylish, attention to heart health awareness with its Heart Over Heels Giveaway. Through March 17, visitors to www.spaweek.com will have the opportunity to follow their way to a healthy heart in style by entering to win the grand prize: a pair of signature Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps. The runner up will receive...

Nailed It

Check out the hottest nail trends from New York Fashion Week
Though the tents are coming down and the runways are filled across the pond, the backstage beauty trends are fresh in our minds. Here are a few fashionable nail ideas that are worth sharing with clients: Gina Edwards, lead stylist for Morgan Taylor at Zac Posen, polished nails in Hide & Sleek, a deep blue with purple undertones which complemented...

Profitable Promotions

Booker reveals Valentine’s spa spending boom
I like to focus on the true feelings of love that inspire Valentine’s Day celebrations instead of the consumerism, but I will happily accept a bunch of roses or box of dark chocolates. Spas are an growing part of the romantic spending leading up to Feb. 14, and Booker , known for its marketing and business management software, found some...

Fashion Forward Fabrics

Learn the fabric know-how you need for functional uniforms
When I’m out shopping for new clothes I always take time to touch and feel the fabrics, and I often nix outfits that look cute but feel anything but. The same savvy comes in handy for you when selecting uniforms for employees. Innovations in fabric composition have allowed for new styles, easier cleaning, and better maneuverability, enabling staff to complete...

Behind the Scenes Tips

Learn the secrets to truly customized manicures
One of the highlights of Fashion Week that keeps me excited year after year is the creativity. In the tents at Lincoln Center or in studios throughout the city, it’s palpable. Creativity comes in the form of hair designs, makeup colors, and more than ever, fantastic nails. I chatted with Gina Edwards, a nail pro who collaborated with Morgan Taylor...

Relaxed Beauty

Learn about spa brands making waves backstage
The American Spa team has taken time away from our usual rounds of spa visits to bring you the latest updates from Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week in New York City. Not only did we snap inspiring makeup looks and nail designs showing the creative range of industry pros—and what a range of trends we saw—we were also pleasantly surprised...

Gold Medal Massages

Check out these treatments worthy of top athletes
Sports enthusiast or not, the Olympics are a must-watch for the ultimate in health and fitness. It’s truly incredible to me to see what the athletes can achieve and marvel in the hard work it took to get them there. Naturally, spa treatments have their place for these athletes, relieving sore muscles and much more. Here are a few Olympian-worthy...

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