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Keeping Active with Skincare

Get a sneak peek into Naturopathica's upcoming webinar
Spa-goers aren’t the only ones getting active in 2014. According to Barbara Close, founder and CEO of Naturopathica, ingredients are active too, active in the fight against premature aging, that is. In our upcoming webinar, "The Next Generation of Active Skincare" on March 17, Close will discuss a variety of skincare topics pertinent for estheticians, spa owners, directors, and managers,...

Oscar-Worthy Spa Services

Travel back in time with Gatsby inspired treatments
After a year of inspiring films and extraordinary stories, the big night is nearly here. Attendees have been primping with spa treatments worthy of the Oscars with just enough time for final touches. Spas have taken services a step further and given new life to movies as treatments. These Great Gatsby Treatments from Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at The Plaza (New...

Giveaway for Healthy Hearts

Take note of a worthy cause and stylish prize
Once again Spa Week is bringing much-needed, and stylish, attention to heart health awareness with its Heart Over Heels Giveaway. Through March 17, visitors to will have the opportunity to follow their way to a healthy heart in style by entering to win the grand prize: a pair of signature Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps. The runner up will receive...

De-Stress Like the Stars

Learn about a new way celebs are chilling out
We’re not alone; even the Hollywood elite finds it hard to quiet the mind, truly relax, and let go. The stars’ newest strategy from Michael Gregus brings the ultimate de-stressing experience. Selected as one of top nine ways for Hollywood to decompress in 2014, Reset-A Deep Relaxation Program is a unique combination of traditional and holistic techniques such as breathwork,...

Spa Management Career Survey

Find out what other spa directors say about their profession
You all are well aware that spa management is a very challenging career choice. Interestingly, there are limited formal education opportunities in the field so it takes an especially creative individual to make it happen. According to the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), there are approximately 130,000 to 180,000 spa managers and directors in the industry and only 4,000...

Nailed It

Check out the hottest nail trends from New York Fashion Week
Though the tents are coming down and the runways are filled across the pond, the backstage beauty trends are fresh in our minds. Here are a few fashionable nail ideas that are worth sharing with clients: Gina Edwards, lead stylist for Morgan Taylor at Zac Posen, polished nails in Hide & Sleek, a deep blue with purple undertones which complemented...

Talk About Wellness

See how a resort spa educates guests
Sometimes I’m guilty of frequently complaining of being tired, and always in need of a caffeinated pick-me-up to get through the day. One of the new Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) Wellness Talks, “Tired of being tired? Overcome your Fatigue” led by Melissa Weinberger D.C., R.N., of Nuravita Chiropractic, Yoga & Wellness Care (Skaneateles, NY) is just the boost...

Profitable Promotions

Booker reveals Valentine’s spa spending boom
I like to focus on the true feelings of love that inspire Valentine’s Day celebrations instead of the consumerism, but I will happily accept a bunch of roses or box of dark chocolates. Spas are an growing part of the romantic spending leading up to Feb. 14, and Booker , known for its marketing and business management software, found some...

Fashion Forward Fabrics

Learn the fabric know-how you need for functional uniforms
When I’m out shopping for new clothes I always take time to touch and feel the fabrics, and I often nix outfits that look cute but feel anything but. The same savvy comes in handy for you when selecting uniforms for employees. Innovations in fabric composition have allowed for new styles, easier cleaning, and better maneuverability, enabling staff to complete...

Luxe Weekday Deals

Check out fun daily specials to boost client numbers
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver is a place where senses are awakened and hotel guests and locals alike are encouraged to select a soothing journey inspired by the natural beauty of Colorado. The award-winning spa allows spa-goers to relax, renew, refresh and reconnect with new weekday treatment deals that keep business booming. Martinis & Massage Monday Sip a complimentary martini and...