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Wedding Day Beauty

Learn new tips from a makeup professional
I can’t help but smile each morning this week thanks to blooming flowers all along my walk to work. Spring has certainly arrived and with it wedding season and extra business for spas to prep brides and bridal parties for the big day. I reached out to Tricia Campbell, director of education for Jane Iredale—The Skin Care Makeup, for her...

Wax On Wax Off

Learn about the history of hair removal
The return of warm weather certainly means a boost in waxing appointments at your spa as clients think about upcoming beach vacations. We recently attended a timely celebration of Uni K Wax Center 's 21st birthday and its introduction of the Brazilian Wax to the market. There, I learned that waxing is much older and dates back to ancient cultures,...

Express Yourself

Share your spa's insights in our 2014 Industry Insider survey.
I’m excited to let you all know American Spa ’s Industry Insider Survey is live and ready for your expert input. Your insights and experiences in each of your spas help us hone in on the business strategy and tips that will benefit and interest you most in the upcoming year. Our annual poll covers key wellness industry topics including:...

Citrus Sensation

Help clients navigate the lime shortage with skincare
Thanks to a recent lime shortage in Mexico, there is now demand for produce on the black market. Really. A combination of violence, severe weather, and disease has diminished citrus crops and sent prices sky high stateside just when cravings for citrus-infused spring treats hit. Though margaritas and guacamole are affected, there are still plenty of lime skincare products on...

A Round of Spa

Discover relaxing golf-inspired treatments for the Masters Tournament
We have certainly evolved from the days when the words ‘spa’ and ‘men’ wouldn't be used in the same sentence. And today most men would probably agree that spa services can de-stress them on another level and have become a regular part of their schedule. To keep them running to the spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at...

Sunny New Partnership

Check out new ready-for-summer service at Trump Soho NYC
After a long span of cold weather across the country, it may seem like the warm temperatures will never come. Trump SoHo New York is gearing up with a new partnership so when they finally do guests will be set to enjoy serious poolside relaxation. Teaming up with Vix Paula Hermanny, a leader in luxury swimwear, the Vix Valise ($468)...

Simply Chic Eyebrows

Discover unique tips to make eyebrows look gorgeous
Eyebrow trends don't always look good on everyone, and many of us have the middle school class photos to prove it. Luckily, spring brows are more about color and contrast than changing the shape, which means it’s time to put down the tweezers. Boom Boom Brow Bar (New York City) is embracing the thick, gorgeous eyebrow look and helping clients...

Community Fitness

Learn how an exercise concierge service can complement your business
One of my favorite things about writing about the spa industry is the convergence of beauty and fitness, where the focus remains overall wellness inside and out. I’ve mentioned my love of exercise here and here , and I had a blast checking out the latest fitness craze in the hospitality industry, Strength in Numbers (SIN) . Founded by fitness...

Hydrated Hair How-Tos

Learn the basics of healthy, hydrated hair
A day doesn't go by that I don't see another skincare product or spa treatment with moisturizing or hydrating skin on its list of benefits, so there's plenty to choose from for glowing complexions. Hair and keeping it hydrated may be another story. Every client who books a thirst-quenching treatment for face or body likely has similar needs for their...

Spa Week Highlights

Bring in new clients with discounted super-luxe treatments
Probably like most spa-goers few things can get me more excited than finding a great deal, especially one in the beauty world. National Spa Week Spring 2014 Event (April 21 – 27) is an excellent example and coming up quickly. After a brutal winter I’m pining for some rest and relaxation, and Spa Week’s $50 massages, facials, manis, and more...

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