Julie Keller Callaghan

Great Expectations

Find out why catering to moms- (and dads-) to-be can help bump up your spa’s business.
When it comes to spa clients in need of soothing, perhaps no one is more worthy than a pregnant woman. “I cannot think of anyone more deserving,” says Barbara Stirewalt, spa director at The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz, NY). “Fatigue, the physical changes that occur with pregnancy, and the anxiousness of expecting a child—a pregnant woman is the perfect prospective spa-goer.” She’s also a potentially lucrative client. According to a recent online survey conducted by Barefoot &...

The Land of Milk + Honey

milk + honey (Austin, TX)
An expanded new Austin day spa provides guests with an experience that is sure to satisfy their every wellness desire.
New beginnings are sweet for milk + honey (Austin, TX), which recently opened a flagship spa and salon in downtown Austin’s 2nd Street District following several years of success with smaller, more fragmented locations nearby. The new space consolidates a downtown spa and a nearby salon into one luxe location and now features 12 treatment rooms, additional nail stations, two...

Show of Hands

Anti-aging skincare is by no means a new field. Every day, new ingredients, procedures, and treatments are introduced that promise younger looking faces and rejuvenated skin. There is, however, one part of the body that is hands-down the most forgotten area when it comes to skincare, treatment, and prevention—the hands. “Many women learn to take great care of their faces when they’re still young but not their hands,” says Mitch Chasin, M.D., a cosmetic physician and laser specialist and the...

Heavenly Healing

The Spa of Four Seasons Hotel Milano
A modern Italian spa and hotel housed in a former convent attracts guests who are devoted to relaxation.
The elegant Four Seasons Hotel Milano (Italy) makes its home in a 15th-century convent that has been reincarnated as a chic 118-room escape for those who flock to this thriving Italian city. The most recent addition to the hotel is The Spa of Four Seasons Hotel Milano, which opened its doors this month and provides modern-day guests with a truly...

Guys Guide

Some of the industry’s top product-development experts share their thoughts on the year’s hottest ingredients and trends for men.
“Wholesome and natural ingredients, like organic cactus puree, real Kentucky bourbon, and brown sugar, make our Toned Ranger and Gentleman’s Hot Whiskey Scour men’s treatments very popular. They provide feel-good pampering but with a masculine edge.”—Shannon McLinden, founder and CEO, FarmHouse Fresh ( www.farmhousefreshgoods.com ) “Vitamin C and Deanol tend to be popular ingredients for men who are starting to become more concerned with aging. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production in the skin, and Deanol lessens deep wrinkles and fine...

Summer Style

Help your clients’ nails sizzle with these hot seasonal looks.
China Glaze Sunset Valley Paint two coats of White on White over entire nail. Wait for it to dry completely. Adhere two pieces of tape in a “V” at the desired angle. On the corner of a makeup sponge, paint thin stripes of Highlight of My Summer, Sun of a Peach, and Bottoms Up right next to each other. Dab sponge with lacquer onto the untaped section of the nail multiple times. For a more intense look, allow lacquer to...

Braid to Order

Enhance your spa’s haircare offerings this summer with braiding services.
Want to introduce your clients to one of the hottest looks of the summer? Then bring on the braids. From fishtails to tousled plaits, the style has been dominating runways and fashion magazines and is a great look you can provide at your spa to keep your clients looking and feeling cool. “Braids are easy to wear and keep hair off the back, which is essential on hot, humid days,” says Kayley Pak, a stylist at The John Barrett Salon...

Glam Getaway

An elegant new East Hampton day spa helps clients relax in style.
For many New Yorkers, summer is synonymous with an escape to the Hamptons, a tony beach community on the South Fork of Long Island. Home to some of the most expensive residential homes in the U.S., the Hamptons is a haven for those who enjoy the good things in life. This summer, that now includes plenty of pampering at Salon...

Summer Skincare Tips

Ellen Clark of Control Corrective Skincare Systems shares advice for caring for skin this steamy season.
Temperatures are heating up, and it’s no secret that summer’s scalding temps and increased sun exposure can create a not-so-sunny skin situation. From sweat-induced breakouts to dehydration and sunburn, skin is vulnerable to a sand pile of seasonal assaults, and your clients will be looking to you for help. Thankfully, we've got an expert here to help. According to skin...

Resplendent Return

A luxurious new retreat in Puerto Rico returns to its decadent roots and debuts a stunning new spa
Puerto Rico’s picturesque Dorado Beach has a rather storied history. In 1905, the Livingston family built a 1,400-acre plantation with a private airstrip there, hosting the likes of pilot Amelia Earhart. Famed conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller was later responsible for another incarnation, a luxury eco resort that opened in 1958 as a playground for celebrities, dignitaries, and well-heeled families. Over...

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