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Search for Happiness

Learn new satisfaction stats to help your spa
Bliss. Contentment. Serenity. For many spa-goers, it is an ongoing search for happiness that keeps them coming back to your spa. These are the lucky ones, since a majority of people seek happiness through chemical dependencies according to a 2013 Mayo Clinic study, which found more than 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. Here's a...

Beauty Swap Meet

Find out where to swap beauty samples now
Our American Spa team gets the luxury of testing out the latest and greatest in beauty and skincare products, but companies like Birchbox, Ipsy, Julep Maven, and more make this a reality for both you and your clients. It’s pure bliss for the beauty obsessed, but in case not every box is your style eDivv.com can help. On eDivv, a...

Grain of the Month

Learn about the beauty benefits of oats
Thanks to the Whole Grains Council, I’ve learned a lot about this month’s grain of choice, the oat. Far more versatile than just as a breakfast table staple, it offers a bevy of health and beauty benefits. Here are a few to sink your teeth into: Eating oats helps lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Oats...

Renewed You Photo Contest

Check out a creative photo op contest from the The Spa at Four Seasons
Little did I know that 2014 would bring with it a bevy of contests. I may have been searching for sweepstakes this week in hopes of winning tickets to the big game on Feb. 2, but even more have found their way into my email inbox. Each seems to be more creative than the next. The Spa at Four Seasons...

Celebration for Year of the Horse

Learn how one resort rings in Chinese New Year
Though the ball drop may feel like old news, the Chinese New Year is still something to look forward to for spa-goers in search of a celebration. La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (CA) honors Chinese traditions in style on Feb. 1 and offers a special Package of Good Fortune (from $308/night), which includes accommodations, breakfast for...

Contest for Small Business Owners

Enter to win $5,000 from Fora Financial this month
It’s not too late to enter to win $5,000 from Fora Financial, which aims to foster and support the small business industry. The company launched a Facebook contest, called Project Small Biz, at the beginning of the month that runs through January 19 for fans of the page. The small business with the most likes wins the grand prize, which...

Wellness Weeks

Start out the New Year right with spa fitness packages
When a new fitness regimen is wrapped up in a relaxing spa package, it’s so much more appealing and easier to stick with weight loss resolutions. The Oaks at Ojai (CA), a fitness destination spa, is doing just that with its discounted theme weeks throughout the first half of 2014. It kicks off this month with yoga, Pilates, tai chi,...

Juicing Greens

Balance your diet with this green juice recipe
On Sunday, I, like many fans around the country, plunked down on my couch to cheer on my favorite NFL team. (I'm from Denver originally so I'm a happy fan today.) Unlike most viewers, I took advantage of the commercial breaks to make a few vegetable and fruit juices to stay healthy and avoid typical football fare. Though my juicing...

Mobile Marketing

Learn why your spa should try text message marketing
If you and your clients are anything like me, you’ve developed the habit of frequently checking your phone for updates in hope of new messages and, even better, promotions. The vast majority of Americans owns a cell phone and uses it for text messages, among many other features, and gives these messages more attention than those on email or social...

Smart Start for Students

Help kick start the careers of the next generation with affordable insurance
Great news: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the beauty and spa industry is only expected to rise in the next few years—skincare specialists up 25 percent; nail technicians up 17 percent; and barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists up 14 percent. That means a host of new professionals are seeking education opportunities right now to be ready to...

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