Jessica Morrobel

IECSC Takes On New York City

Get an editor's inside scoop from our latest trade show
This past weekend, the American Spa team and I attended the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) at the Javits Center in New York City. Co-located with the International Beauty Show New York , the show took place March 9 to 11, and attracted an impressive number of spa and beauty professionals to the nation's beauty and fashion capital...

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month with Pink Cocktails

Check out delicious and easy cocktail recipes
February is recognized as the month of love, but it’s also known as National Grapefruit Month. While this superfruit certainly offers a distinctive taste, it’s also a power-food. This sweet and tangy citrus fruit helps boost the immune system during the winter months when colds and flus are at their peak. Rich in healthy antioxidants and vitamins A and C,...

Think Romance!

Valentine’s day isn’t just for lovers—it’s the perfect opportunity to ignite the passion in your clients’ beauty routines, no matter what their relationship status.
Tricia Campbell, director of education for Jane Iredale—The Skin Care Makeup What’s your advice on creating a soft but sexy look for Valentine’s Day? The look is all about fresh, healthy skin that glows from within, like a golden goddess. To give skin a glowing touch, suggest clients add a little gold shimmer to their body lotion. What one feature should you focus on if clients are short on time? Bold, beautiful lashes are an easy way to make a...

Crown Jewels

Precious gems bring a sparkle to any spa menu.
Long a treatment element in mystical circles and alternative healing practices, jewels and gemstones add therapeutic benefits—not to mention a colorful, luxurious note—to modern-day beauty products and spa offerings. From diamonds and pearls to sapphires and rubies, there’s nothing like a bit of bling to make clients feel like royalty. Gemstones and minerals have been used for centuries in traditional eastern medicine, according to Själ Skincare president and cofounder Kristin Petrovich, who says that her company’s products marry those ancient...

Nelson J Salon Offers Hair Extensions Rental Service

Stay ahead of the trends with this new hair service
Like most women, I'm constantly changing my look, but I also miss my chopped locks every now and then. Luckily, clients who feel the same way no longer have to contemplate on buying hair to recreate an old look. For the holiday season, Nelson j Salon (Beverly Hills, CA) launched a new service to rent clip-on hair extensions for 75...

Sugar Blossoms

While its nutritional value may be hotly debated, sugar remains an effective skincare ingredient.
Considering the recent press surrounding sugar’s addictive and waistline- expanding properties, it may seem counterintuitive, but sucrose is a bona fide beauty heavyweight. When used in skincare treatments, it packs a serious punch instead of packing on the pounds. This organic compound exfoliates without clogging pores and inherently retains liquid, according to Heather Lindbergh, Epicuren’s director of media and public relations. “As a natural humectant, sugar draws in moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and supple,” she says. “Nature’s troublemaker is...

Milano Software Introduces Limited Time Offer

Milano Software
Find out what this company is offering to those who book a personalized business improvement session today
Taking advantage of innovative technology to help streamline operations is a no-brainer for most savvy spa owners. Committed to providing comprehensive software tools that empower you to make smarter business decisions for your spa, Milano Software is offering those who book a personalized business improvement session today, $500 off of their software, for a limited time only. With clients ranging...

Go for the Glow

From subdued to super sexy, help your clients glam-up their beauty routines this season with party-ready makeup looks.
Sormé Cosmetics/Holiday Glamour “Red lipstick is classic, elegant, and versatile throughout the year, especially around the holidays, and you can never go wrong with a soft smoky eye with a touch of gold or silver shadow to enhance the dramatic look.”—Fari Hosseinian, makeup ambassador, Sormé Cosmetics Face • Prep skin with Fresh Start Under Make-Up Enhancer, and blend until absorbed. • Use the Brow Highlighting Pencil as an under-eye concealer. • Using a wet sponge, apply Believable Finish Foundation for...

Back To School Acne-Prevention Tips

Control Corrective Skincare Systems
Follow these easy instructions from a skincare pro to help tackle acne
Whether you're packing your kids' backpacks or preparing to hit the books yourself, the back-to-school season is quickly approaching, and it's easy to fall short on your skincare routines. Ellen Clark, founder and president of Control Corrective Skincare Systems explains how teens can avoid added stress when heading back to school by following these acne-prevention tips: Do not stress. Although...

Eyebrow Expert Malynda Vigliotti Addresses Waxing Rumors

See what one New York City-based eyebrow stylist has to say about waxing
Maintaining perfectly shaped eyebrows can be a breeze, but before they can be perfectly shaped, there has to be something to shape. Malynda Vigliotti (also known as Boom Boom), owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar , sets the record straight on common rumors about eyebrow waxing. True or False: Hair grows back thicker and darker after waxing. False! Repeated waxing...