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Long-Term Beauty

Take your gel polish knowledge to the next level.
I love color, from the brightest and boldest hues to subtle neutrals. One of the easiest ways I've found to incorporate color is through nail polish and going for a change whenever the latest shades appear on my desk. As fun as a new (DIY) manicure several times a week is for experimenting, I've learned gel polish sets the standard...

Berry Picking

Learn how a California spa includes sun-ripened berry treatments
California spa-goers who enjoy the popular summer pastime of berry picking don’t have to go far to find these antioxidant rich fruits. Berries help promote overall health inside and out, and this summer Spa Claremont at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is taking berry-infusion one step further with a trio of decadent spa treatments. Guests can indulge in these...

Thirst Quenchers

Check out new ways to stay hydrated for the holiday
Happy Fourth of July! I have a fun-filled day planned of eating my way through Brooklyn with out-of-town visitors that I hope culminates with a view of the East River fireworks in New York City. No matter where your holiday plans may take you, staying hydrated is key to having a good time. Check for dehydration by pinching and holding...

Beauty Giveaway Celebration

Learn how to win Jane Iredale makeup
With a holiday weekend coming, there are plenty of reasons for you and your clients to celebrate. One you may not be aware of is Jane Iredale—The Skincare Makeup’s 20 th Anniversary , which is ongoing throughout 2014. The cosmetics company is awarding twenty beauty lovers $200 of makeup. To enter, fill out the contest form here and share a...

Patriotic Palette

Get inspired by an all American beauty look
The last few weeks I’ve been seeing stars everywhere. No, I didn't hit my head or run into any celebrities; it’s World Cup fever spreading. Though the United States team was knocked out last night with a harrowing 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time, Independence Day on Friday brings more red, white, and blue festivities across the country. Here...

Summer Nail Art Contest

Try your hand at the season's trends
Type "nail art images" in Google and in less than one second millions of inspiring results fill pages and pages. Summer is the perfect time for your spa's nail artists to flex their creative muscles with unique manicures and pedicures for clients to show off on the beach and anywhere in the sun. Guests with painted tips aren't the only...

IECSC Las Vegas Trends

Check out SpaBooker's video update from IECSC
We're still catching up on work in the office after a busy few days at IECSC Las Vegas last week but in case you missed it, here are some helpful trends and inSPAration SpaBooker's team learned while speaking with industry professionals on the show floor. Booker at IECSC / IBS 2014 VEGAS We're happy not everything that happens in Vegas...

Braiding at its Best

Learn how to recreate a Game of Thrones braid
Braids could have easily become a passing hairstyle trend but they have earned serious staying power. Creative styling has helped the modern plait jump from runways to brides to television stars. For clients dreaming of the gorgeously intricate hairstyles that have adorned season four of Game of Thrones, Butterfly Studio Salon stylist Jason Dougherty gives his expert step-by-step guide on...

Spa Gooooal

Learn how one US resort infuses Brazilian culture into specials
I played in my very first soccer game when I was six years old and have loved the sport, whether you call it futebol or soccer, ever since. It’s great to see the growing excitement around the FIFA World Cup matches, as the US National team is still alive and kicking, pun intended, making it through a difficult group. Our...

Swim, Run, Spin, Retreat

Check out how an Arizona spa helps athletes train
To me, triathlons, especially the Ironman, are the grandaddy of races. They combine three distinct disciplines and require hardcore endurance and topnotch training to go the distance. My husband is currently training for his first, a sprint distance triathlon, this summer and I've gotten to observe what goes into preparing up close. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Paradise Valley, AZ) is...

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