Jennifer Barnes

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...

Beer Treatments On Tap at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver

Denver spas celebrate the local beer festival with suds services
My hometown, the Mile High City, never ceases to amaze. Now, 200 craft beers are produced in the area and the Denver Beer Fest celebrates with an outpouring of suds starting this Friday. Local spas are also taking part. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver is offering two 75-minute ex’beer’iences ideal for adventurous beer lovers incorporating brews from the nearby Great Divide...

Pre-Natal Pampering

Bump up your spa's business with specialty services for moms-to-be
Our editor in chief certainly enjoyed researching the latest pre-natal treatments at spas for the October article, Great Expectations , and was happy to learn how many spa directors already offer an array of pre-natal specialties on the menu. Here are more examples of fun treatments to help pamper moms-to-be through all nine months and turn them into loyal clients...

Training to Treat Oncology Patients

The key to healing all clients is proper training, here are resources for treating this deserving group
Oncology patients are undergoing one of the most difficult experiences emotionally, mentally, and physically and could most benefit from the healing and soothing effects of relaxing skincare and massage treatments. In general Johnnette du Rand, LMT, MLD, NCTMB, co-founder and director of education for Greet The Day , an organization focused on improving the quality of life for people affected...

Peels Boost Spa Business

CosMedix upcoming webinar shares strategies to use peels to help clients and your spa
I am a newly minted peel fan thanks to a couple recent and wonderful experiences. Once this treatment seemed too extreme and scary—fearful I would be too red and sensitive to go about my day-to-day activities I opted out—but that is the farthest from the truth. The new gentle peels available at spas provide great results with no downtime. This...

Moody Manicure

As temperatures cool, suggest the latest autumn shades so clients can express the many moods of the season on their fingertips and toes
Calm/Serious • After School Boy Blazer, a rich navy blue, and Vested Interest, a pale sage, create a cool look for clients from the Essie Fall Collection, modeled after the season’s finest fabrics. www.essie.com • Clients will want to reminisce when they see this warm taupe shade of the same name from the SpaRitual Share Collection swiped on nails. www.sparitual.com • The Duri Cosmetics Truth or Dare fall lacquers offer a range of looks, but the versatile creamy beige Sheer...

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