Jennifer Barnes

Holiday-Ready Skin

With the holiday season upon us, clients want to put their best face forward. For many that means matching their looks to their perceived age. According to a new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, nearly 70 percent of women age 45 to 60 feel at least six years younger than their chronological age. Here are a few experts’ solutions for patients who want to look as good as they feel from head to toe...

Thanksgiving Beauty Tips

A Jane Iredale pro shares her foolproof makeup strategy
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love to cook and find creative nutritious recipes to keep it healthy. While most, like myself, focus on the food, it’s also a day filled with family, friends, and photos so clients want to look their best. Here are tips from Tricia Campbell, director of education for Jane Iredale­—The Skincare Makeup...

Request for Romance

Love promotions bring big brow business
Spas often see a surge in couples’s treatments during the holiday season thanks to promotions encouraging quality time with loved ones. A popular brow specialist in New York put a new spin on the idea. Malynda Vigliotti at Boom Boom Brow Bar hopes an email and social media push will result in her soul mate. Clients who set Vigliotti up...

It’s Raining Men

Invest in male-oriented skincare, treatments, and more to attract a growing number of male spa-goers and reap the rewards with loyal clients and higher revenue.
Men are visiting spas in record numbers. According to an International Spa Association (ISPA) survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, male spa guests jumped from 33 percent to 47 percent in 2012, after remaining steady at one-third of the spa-going population for a number of years. The spike is a good indication that spas are now reaching men more effectively. “A lot of that has to do with spas catering to men, changing the service menu a little bit, the fragrance of...

Spicy Body Scrub

Check out new skincare uses for fall spices
During my spare time this week I’ve been scouring cookbooks and online recipes for turkey day inspiration. So many scrumptious options contain this season’s spice all-stars, including cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. In addition to bringing flavor to traditional dishes, these spices have warming properties to help rid the skin of winter chills too. Here’s a recipe for an aromatic scrub...

Nail Salon Statistics

New survey reveals popularity of mani/pedis
Nail services, whether speedy or luxurious, always feel special and serve as a reminder during the rest of the week that I've done something nice just for me. Many other women feel the same way and CND 's new study proves it. Women value professional nail services and here's a snapshot of what the industry is doing well and what...

American Stress Levels Rising

Stressed Americans need spas more than ever for a healthy balance
Are you or your clients battling stress on a regular basis? If so, you are not alone. According to TeleVox’s Healthy World Report more than half of Americans report feeling stressed in everyday life and it is negatively impacting their health. Healthcare providers note 65 percent of patients suffer from the detrimental effects of stress. Here’s a few ways to...

Breathe Easier With Yoga

Research suggests yoga improves lung function
We regularly sing the praises of spas that incorporate fitness options for visitors ( here and here ) and yoga is a popular choice, for good reason. New research from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, found yoga practice improves lung function for COPD patients, those suffering from chronic bronchitis and or...

Walking in the Woods

Check out the new health benefits from a nature walk
It’s no surprise that the stress inducing holiday season is coming quickly. Juggling parties, more clients , gifts, and travel takes its toll on even the most levelheaded. Unmanaged, this stress can lead to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. According to Aaron Michelfelder, M.D. professor of family medicine at Loyola University Chicago...

Farm to Facial Firsthand

Check out the benefits of farm fresh treatments
Farm-to-table restaurants regularly top my list of places I want to try because of the fresh flavors, local connection, and seasonal variety. The latest spa variation, the farm-to-facial, brings those benefits and much more to treatment rooms. I was able to try a few offerings recently at Great Jones Spa (New York) and Lovella Salon (New York) and was blown...

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