Julie Keller Callaghan

Good News! Spa Biz Rebounds in Q4 of 2011

New PBA report finally shows increases after three quarters of decline
I love to be the bearer of good news, particularly when it comes to the economy and spa. So, I'm thrilled to pass along a report from the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) regarding the fourth quarter of 2011 for the spa and salon industry. Guess what? We're finally showing a rebound! Driven by stronger sales and traffic levels and a...

Encourage Your Clients to Take the Wellness Week Pledge

Get the lowdown on the seven-step pledge.
SpaFinder's Wellness Week is quickly approaching—it takes place March 19-25 around the country. But this weeklong celebration offers more than just discounted spa services. it also presents wellness seekers with an exciting challenge to help them reach their health goals. The Wellness Week Pledge provides seven simple steps that, if embraced by spa-goers and wellness seekers, will make great strides...

Phoenix Area Spas Spice Things Up for Valentine’s Day

Desert spa-goers can find plenty of romantic options.
I find Arizona to be a rather romantic place, due partly to the fact that I was married at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North last December at and will now always see it as a place that makes me think of my big day. Turns out, I’m not the only one who finds it a perfect place...

SpaWeek Boosts Romance, Offers Discounts for Valentine’s Day

All Spa & Wellness Gift Cards are available for 10% discount through Feb. 15.
Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be a rather stressful endeavor. Thankfully, SpaWeek is making it easier—and cheaper—with a new promotion for this romantic holiday. Through Feb. 15, consumers can save ten percent on all Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week® denominations on SpaWeek.com . Plus, all orders made by February 9 will receive free shipping. “Valentine’s...

March is National Nutrition Month. How Will Your Spa Celebrate?

Get some ideas for celebrating this healthy season from Exhale Mind Body Spa.
It just came to my attention that March is National Nutrition month, thanks to an update on a new program from Exhale Mind Body Spa . To celebrate the launch of their extensive Nutrition + Wellness Coaching Program, Exhale will be hosting Nutrition Intuition Day events at all locations on Wednesday, March 14. Complimentary Exhale Detox Yoga evening classes will...

Tackling Tax Time!

Make the most of your 2011 and 2012 deductions with these helpful strategies.
I am the first to admit that I am not a whiz when it comes to personal finance. In fact, my grandfather has done my taxes every year since I was about 18, and it generally takes at least three calls from grandpa before I get serious about preparing for tax time. Inevitably, I discover too late that I could...

Deborah Szekely to Celebrate 90th Birthday in May

The visionary founder of Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door shares her thoughts on 90 inspiring years of life.
I am an enormous fan of Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. In fact, I have visited this incredible healing haven several times, and after each visit, I am completely inspired. As such, I think Deborah Szekely, The Ranch’s co-founder and the founder of Golden Door , is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. She is an...

Spa Guru Launches Handy Swimsuit Bath

Darcie DeBartelo teams with a top swimwear designer to help keep suits looking spiffy.
Ask anyone who has been on vacation with me, and they will tell you I have a bit of an obsession with swimwear. Seriously, I generally pack 5-10 suits per warm-weather trip, even if it’s just a weekend at the beach. I love my suits, and I'm always bummed out when I have to pitch one that has become a...

Eat Healthier in 2012

Harvard nutrition experts offer tips for breaking bad dietary habits.
I don’t know about you, but December 2011 was abysmal for my healthy eating routines. I honestly can say that I must have gained 10 pounds alone from the cookies, festive drinks, and decadent meals I enjoyed in the spirit of the seasons. And I would wager to guess that the same could be said of many of your clients...

New Blog Celebrates How Beauty Changes Lives

Discover how beauty professionals are changing the world for the better.
Lao Tzu once said, “Great acts are made up of small deeds.” Taking this philosphy to heart, a new blog bring together the deeds, big and spa, of beauty professionals in the hopes of encouraging positive change. It showcases the ways that beauty can benefit individuals, communities, and even the world at large. The blog, located at www.beautychangeslives.org , is...

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