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Light Up Summer with a Firefly Inspired Spa Experience

I lived in a city until I started third grade, when we moved to a smaller town. Before the move, I didn’t think fireflies were real—I thought that, if they existed at all, they wouldn’t look like the way they did in cartoons and movies. Once I was living in the country, though, it didn’t take long before I started...

Salute the Sun with CorePower Yoga at Twin Farms

My yoga practice is quite sporadic, but I can’t resist an alfresco sunset class or a rooftop refresher. I've been impressed with how many creative ways spas are expanding yoga offerings and appealing to yoga newbies like myself. Twin Farms (VT) is teaming up with CorePower Yoga this weekend for an exclusive woodland yoga retreat ($1,650/night, double occupancy). These classes...

Four Steps to Safely Remove a Gel Manicure at Home

Manicures have a long, fabulous history. In fact, painted nails date back to ancient Babylonian and Egyptian cultures. A lot has changed since then, with innovations popping up left and right. Gel polishes that set without an LED or UV curing light are the latest craze, though professional gel continues to stick around on fingertips and in trends. Not everyone...

Discover New Stats on Men’s Grooming Habits

National Men's Grooming Day has come and gone, but it’s not to late to study up on what gentlemen want when it comes to grooming. In collaboration with Harris Poll, Dollar Shave Club conducted an online survey of more than 6,000 men to learn about their grooming habits and what goes on in their minds and bathrooms. Here are a...

Say Aloha to Healthy Lifestyle Coaching

Living Well Program at SpaHalekulani helps guests find balance in Hawaii
As I learn more about health, wellbeing, and fitness, I’ve discovered that balance is the key. Achieving and maintaining a healthy mind, body, and soul is definitely a balancing act. Spas are also learning how to balance indulgent, luxurious offerings with practical wellness retreats and customized health programs. SpaHalekulani (Honolulu) has jumped on board with a Living-Well Program, which includes...

Rock On With Flirty Nail Art Ideas

Essie rock 'n roll inspired nail art
Summer may be all about bright colors and pastel shades, but many of your clients long for a bit more grit even in the sunny season. Essie has a collection of rock solid nail creations perfect for rock ‘n roll enthusiasts with all the step-by-step instructions below. These may cause spontaneous air guitar and air drumming, so be on your...

Discover Geisha Beauty in New York City

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a lovely rooftop garden party, complete with the cutest mini hamburgers, golden-hour skyline views, and a radiant supermodel host ( Coco Rocha ). All this was in celebration of the convergence of travel, beauty, and fashion thanks to Celebrity Cruises teaming up with Project Runway this season. Coco Rocha’s favorite skincare :...

When Life Gives You Lemons Make Spa Treatments

When I was younger, I constantly pestered my grandmother to make lemonade with me. When she wasn’t looking, I would put an extra cup—yes, a whole cup— of sugar in the mix, making it almost unbearably sweet for everyone but me. Now, I know better (most of the time), but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying lemonade. Because of this,...

Ingredient to Watch: Micro Silver

Copper and gold have long been touted for their skin benefits. Silver, however, is now getting its due with the launch of Repêchage ’s Hydra 4 Red-Out Facial with Micro Silver and Anti-Oxidants ($140, 50 minutes) at XSport Fitness Spa (Downers Grove, IL). Ideal for hypersensitive skin and calming conditions such as rosacea, this soothing treatment incorporates micro silver, which...

Get Inspired by Dermalogica's Jane Wurwand

Last week, I spent a few jam-packed days in Las Vegas to attend Dermalogica’s Congress. It was a truly enlightening two days of speakers, events, and product news (more to come on that soon). One particularly poignant moment for me was a short Makers film about founder Jane Wurwand’s start in the spa and salon industry. Check it out for...

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