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Boston Spa Retreat Promotes Renewal

Last fall, I enjoyed a wonderful weekend away at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Though only in town for one night, I squeezed in as much of the historic city as I could, including a brand new facial from Linda Meredith available exclusively at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston . Many other city dwellers need a quick reboot, and a...

Wine-ing Allowed at Denver Spa

Known as hump day, Wednesday is giving spa-goers a reason to celebrate at Oxford Club Spa & Salon (Denver). Thanks to the introduction of the Oxford Social Hour, guests can now enjoy a complimentary glass of Bel Arbor pinot grigio or malbec when they book spa services between the hours of 4pm and 8pm on Wine-Down Wednesdays. In addition, participants...

Aspen Adds Ski-in Ski-Out Spa Treatments

There are few things in the world that make me more joyful than a ski resort with powder ready for fresh tracks. I’m also eager to squeeze in as many runs as possible from opening to closing, with only quick snack stops to keep up my energy. As an editor for American Spa , I’ve naturally started incorporating more spa...

Editor's Take on Eyelash Extensions

Extensions, for lashes and locks, were among the beauty trends I thought I would side step. The results were remarkable from what I could see on others, but they always seemed like a step above the maintenance level I was comfortable with. That is, until I had an opportunity to visit master eye stylist Christian Zamora at his eponymous studio...

Las Vegas Gets Fitter in 2016

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
There’s no better time of year to debut a brand-spanking-new fitness center than January 1. That’s just what Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas did to ring in 2016. The state-of-the-art Fitness Center features Matrix Fitness equipment with virtual active technology, which allows guests to experience realistic journeys along famous paths and historic cities. Talk about a travel workout routine. Internet...

Handmade Soap at Mexican Spa

aurora spa at las alcobas in mexico city
Wanting to give spa-goers a taste of tradition, Aurora, The Spa at Las Alcobas (Mexico) teamed up with Lilia Mendoza, a recognized herbalist and soap maker for Manos que Curan, a Mexican soap company, to create a range of handmade body soaps. Each of the bars rely on natural ingredients that provide nourishing benefits to the skin. Spa-goers can choose...

10 Expert Solutions for Winter Skin Woes

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We received more than our fair share of winter over the weekend as a massive blizzard pummeled the East Coast. Luckily most of New York City is cleared, and it’s back to business as usual. Still, skin does need some extra TLC even when the snow melts. Here are 10 quick tricks spa professionals suggest to keep skin looking and...

How to Measure Collagen

anti-aging collagen treatments
Boosting the production of collagen and elastin is all well and good, but having the ability to actually measure the improvement could prove to be a boon to spas. “There are several instruments that can test collagen levels,” says Sara Sibilla, Ph.D., clinical trial manager and senior research scientist at Minerva Research Labs, which manufactures Pure Gold Collagen. “Some are...

5 Tips for Healthy Lips

healthy lip tips
Lips are having a major moment in pop culture. Not long ago, a lip kit was a vague, rarely used term. But now it's the hot beauty product selling out instantly, or faster. Before any kits, sticks, or glosses are used, it's important to start with healthy hydrated lips as a foundation. We wanted to know more about what ingredients...

Mindful Makeup with Pantone Colors of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement for 2016 was extra special. There’s not one but two colors for this year. Rose quartz and serenity, a soft pink and pale blue, are perfect to incorporate in your spa. According to Pantone, rose quartz and serenity reflect connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. Sign us...

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