Jennifer Barnes

Treatment Tips for Darker Skintones

It’s a no-brainer that each client’s skin concerns are as unique as they are. It’s vital to understand the specific issues common to each skin type to be able to expand your medical spa practice and attract a diverse group of patients. Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., does just that as she provides an array of popular and effective treatments for her clients at image Dermatology (Montclair, NJ). Downie specializes in lasers for treatment of scars, wrinkles, broken blood vessels, brown...

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Discover the nutritious way to celebrate chocolate milkshake day
Today marks National Chocolate Milkshake Day and for cocoa fanatics like myself it’s a grand one. Maybe to some it sounds like another made up food holiday, but either way chocolate has some serious health benefits and is worth celebrating. Dark chocolate—but not milk chocolate or dark chocolate eaten with milk—is a potent antioxidant, according to research completed by Mauro...

High Brow Versus Low Brow

Discover the latest brow trends from researchers
It’s high time for high brows to give way to the low arch look. A recent Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery study completed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and University of Regensburg found interesting arch trends. Keep these in mind and share with clients to ensure their face-framing features are up to date. Those surveyed consider the low brow...

Autumn Harvest Ingredients Available at The Spa at Wintergreen Resort

Discover new uses for favorite ingredients in season now
I just learned a lovely new word that perfectly fits my view of the fall, komorebi, which is a Japanese term to describe the dappled effect of sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. It certainly feels like a muggy summer day in New York City, but soon enough the leaves will change color, komorebi will be all around,...

Post Sun Skin Brightening Recipes

Discover new DIY remedies for sun damage and diminishing an unwanted tan
As the days get shorter I cling tighter to my summer vacation glow, willing the bronze to last until turkey day. What I don’t want to stick around? Hyperpigmentation and the other red flags of sun damage. Many of your clients may want to banish the signs of too much fun in the sun too. Here are recipes and tips...

Gluten Free By the Numbers

Discover the expanding gluten free marketplace for spas
I am a big fan of carbs—bread, pasta, and pastries—you name it, I would love to eat it. Recently I’ve been tinkering in the kitchen with gluten-free recipes to appeal to my new husband’s gluten sensitivity. To my surprise, the results have been quite delicious and I find myself opting for gluten free foods voluntarily. It’s a growing segment in...

Protect Skin from UV Rays Year-Round

autumn skincare recommendations
Discover the anti-aging benefits of wearing sunscreen through all four seasons
It’s my favorite time of year—the air is gaining crispness, coffees are including spices and pumpkin, and football is filling the airwaves. Though I tend to say the beginning of each season tops my list because there are new activities to look forward to, autumn is especially sweet. The beginning of fall doesn’t mean it’s time to stow away the...

SpaBooker Tips for an Effective Spa Discounting Strategy

Discover business insight and marketing strategy from SpaBooker's webinar focused on how to effectively use discounts
The recent economic difficulties spurred the creation of discount sites and encouraged even luxury businesses to discount their valuable products and services in order to attract customers. Discounted pricing became a common marketing tool to attract and retain clients who, as a result, now come to expect it. Inevitably, those discounts eat away at already slim profits and can even...

Waldorf Astoria Park City Will Host Wellness Weekend

Waldorf Astoria Spa Park City Fitness Center
Discover a luxurious spa weekend for guests to enjoy nature and learn
Wellness is as much mental as it is physical. When my mind is clear, fitting in exercise and nutritious meals seems effortless, but if not it can feel nearly impossible. That’s why the Waldorf Astoria Spa Park City ’s (Utah) Wellness Weekend Sept. 27 to 29 (from $675) sounds so appealing. Guests have the chance to delve deep into what...

Snail Facials Are Sliding Into Spas

Discover the benefits of a slimy facial for adventurous clients
I often call myself an open-minded, guinea pig. I’ll happily give any new treatment, tool, or product a shot to see if it lives up to claims, especially when it comes to beauty and spa innovations. One new service gaining traction in the media lately made me second-guess my open-mindedness. It’s called a snail facial and the treatment is true...