Jennifer Barnes

Duri Cosmetics Launches New Polish Collection

Discover new shades inspired by the cult horror film
Duri Cosmetics announced a collection of six shocking shades inspired by the upcoming movie Insidious: Chapter 2 , the thriller sequel starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne. Naturally, the new lacquers will be available next month on spooky Friday the 13th when the movie hits theaters. The eerie colors, perfect for clients’ Halloween manicures, feature festive names to match: Into...

The Ritz-Carlton Offers VIP Package for American Music Awards

Discover an LA spa’s music-inspired packages
Holidays aren’t the only great promotion tactic you can use; local special events packages can be an excellent way to boost business as well. The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles, has announced a once-in-a-lifetime weekend package for guests to experience the 2013 American Music Awards in the utmost luxury. The American Music Awards Ultimate VIP Package ($15,000) includes luxury accommodations for...

Destination Spas Offer Pampering Jet Lag Treatments

Discover the benefits of specialized treatments for long-distance guests
Guests coming from afar to visit your spa may need extra tlc to adjust after long flights. Some of the world’s top spas and destinations have already taken notice and introduced these lavish, yet practical, jet lag recovery treatments to help guests feel rejuvenated at the beginning of their vacation. Here’s a few unique offerings: Hotel Madeline (Telluride, CO) is...

Song Saa Private Island Unveils Wellness Packages

Discover a private island dedicated to all-around health
Just because we’re starting to feel summer wind down doesn’t mean the spirit of healthy living must dim. Attract new guests to your spa and keep them healthy and happy with wellness-themed programs anytime. Song Saa Private Island (Cambodia) is uplifting clients with the recently launched “Season of Wellness,” which features three-, five-, or seven-night wellness retreats. The spa also...

Bella D’ora Spa Opens Pony & Braid Bar

Discover how one California spa is capitalizing on the braid trend
From the runway to the red carpet, we love the creative and cutting-edge braids and ponytails that models and A-listers have been sporting. This new trend— check out our story on the great plait in the July issue—has also spurred an innovative salon offering. Enter the Pony & Braid Bar, launched by Bella D’ora Spa (Carlsbad, CA), where women can...

Dr. Brandt Skincare Announces Pores No More Contest

Discover a new skincare line to help clients minimize pores
How often do your clients beg you to shrink their unsightly pores? The answer is likely all the time. Celebrity dermatologist and founder of Dr. Brandt Skincare, Fredric Brandt, M.D., wants to branish pores with his cult-favorite Pores No More Collection. Beginning July 24th through August 15th, every Saturday Dr. Brandt will select and announce one lucky winner on his...

YogaTrail Launches as Online Yoga Directory

Discover the latest resource for yogis around the globe
YogaTrail , a brand new online guide to all things yoga, provides an international directory for yogis. The site contains more than 10,000 detailed profiles and user reviews of teachers, studios, yoga retreats, and instructor training centers. Visitors can filter the plethora of ratings by level, amenities, and other zen-boosting details. Says Alex Jaton, one of the YogaTrail founders, “All...

SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards Receives Record Votes

Voting for the 2013 SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Awards is at a record high
Kudos spa professionals and wellness enthusiasts for casting your votes for your favorite spas, salons, fitness studios, and more in the 2013 SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice Awards. Voting opened July 1 and extends through September 6, but participation is already at a record high. The annual awards, now in its 11th year, are a comprehensive and unbiased assessment of global...

Must-Have Trends for Spas and Salons

Discover the 10 Most Important Trends for Spas and Salons
I had the pleasure of joining a prestigious group of estheticians and spa professionals for the Repêchage 15th Annual Congress on Monday. One of the highlights for me, and I’m sure for the rest of the attendees, was hearing passionate advice from Lydia Sarfati, founder and president of Repêchage. Here are her top trends for spas and salons: Facial Bar...

Tips for Proper Eye Cream Application

Follow easy step-by-step instructions from a skincare pro for better eye cream results
To ensure lasting results for clients, it’s not enough just to provide top-notch skincare treatments in your spa and salon; you also need to teach clients how to maintain their skin at home, especially the delicate area around the eye. Sesha national educator and licensed esthetician Victoria Piotrowski’s step-by-step eye cream application instructions make it easy to teach clients. Wash...

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