Julie Keller Callaghan

ISPA Exhibitor News

Get the scoop from a few exhibitors.
The ISPA Conference & Expo is fast approaching and will be taking place Nov. 7 to 9 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. American Spa will be sponsoring a lunch at the event, so be sure to come by and fuel up for what will certainly be a busy show. Also, take advantage of more than of 20 educational sessions...

Waxing Poetic About European Wax Center

An editor stops by the Manhattan outpost of this successful franchise.
I recently received a press release about European Wax Center , a chain of cool new wax-only facilities. The company currently has 276 franchise agreements across 24 states nationwide and is projected to open 1,000 centers by 2015. The family-run business is poised for expansion into Canada in early 2012, and the company projects ending 2011 with a 362% revenue...

Nailing Nail Trends at Any Age

Provide your clients with expert tips on age-appropriate nail trends.
I always adore a fabulous manicure and pedicure, and I also love to test out new nail trends. Navy blue? Black? Shimmery silver? You name it, and I’ve probably sampled it on either my fingers or toes. The other day, however, I was sitting next to a teenager on the subway who was sporting bright neon nails. I thought it...

New Elizabeth Arden Treatment Breathes Life Into Skin

An editor tries out the company's latest oxygen facial.
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas recently debuted five few treatments, and this week, I got the chance to test out the Red Door Oxygen Infusion Facial ($175, 50 minutes). New York is a pretty polluted city, and I was really excited to test out this treatment that helps battle the ravages of pollution and free radicals. This service infuses the...

Four Seasons Scottsdale Debuts Seasons of Love Offerings

New packages for couples capture the romance.
No doubt about it, catering to couples is an excellent way to boost business. But with so many options on the market, it’s sometimes hard for spas and resorts to distinguish themselves. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Roon North (AZ) has found a great way to stand out with its new Seasons of Love offerings. Romance seekers will crave...

The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House Introduces Solutions for Modern Living

A new series of treatments help ease the ails of busy clients.
I love it when I discover a solution for stress-related problems. Last week, I attended the Travel Well Media Event hosted by Spa and Islands magazines, and my visit with the lovely ladies of Mohonk Mountain House revealed some cool new services that do just that. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House’s new Solutions of Modern Living treatments are perfect...

Get the Latest News from IECSC Florida Exhibitors

Check out the latest happenings from a few of the exhibitors at next weekend’s event.
IECSC Florida ( www.iecsc.com ) is coming up next weekend, Oct. 16-17, at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The event will feature exciting manufacturer classes, a leading education program, and the industry’s latest products, equipment, and more. Here, check out news from a few of IECSC’s top exhibitors: Vitelle Labs Vitelle Labs will be offering three...

SpaEvidence.com Provides Support for Spa & Wellness Therapies

A new site provides spa operators and spa-goers with valuable stats.
As the editor of American Spa , the most common requests I receive from readers are those for spa stats. Spa owners looking to educate clients on the benefits of various treatments are always seeking factual support and tend to be frustrated when I send them to countless industry sites all over the web. Finally, I have an easy answer...

CND Announces Fall/Winter Nail Trends

CND polish was a staple in the Fall Fashion Week runways and here are some of the hottest trends the company's color experts noticed for Fall/Winter 2011.
While I love summer's bright, fun nail colors, I'm always happy when fall comes around and it's time to introduce deep, dark colors back into my nail routine. Now, thanks to Jan Arnold, CND's co-founder and style director, I'll be able to do so in style. CND polish was a staple in the Fall Fashion Week runways (the company worked...

Healing Hacienda

The Spa at JW Marriott Guanacaste (Costa Rica)
The spa at a popular Costa Rican resort makes guests feel right at home.
Though it’s now a mecca for hotel development, the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica has a long and storied history of cattle ranching. Patches of forest dot the landscape, and Brahman cattle still graze on large pastures of coarse grasses. With this ranching lifestyle comes the tradition of haciendas, great open-air estates where cattle ranchers and their friends and families...

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