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Dr. Brandt Skincare Announces Pores No More Contest

Discover a new skincare line to help clients minimize pores
How often do your clients beg you to shrink their unsightly pores? The answer is likely all the time. Celebrity dermatologist and founder of Dr. Brandt Skincare, Fredric Brandt, M.D., wants to branish pores with his cult-favorite Pores No More Collection. Beginning July 24th through August 15th, every Saturday Dr. Brandt will select and announce one lucky winner on his...

YogaTrail Launches as Online Yoga Directory

Discover the latest resource for yogis around the globe
YogaTrail , a brand new online guide to all things yoga, provides an international directory for yogis. The site contains more than 10,000 detailed profiles and user reviews of teachers, studios, yoga retreats, and instructor training centers. Visitors can filter the plethora of ratings by level, amenities, and other zen-boosting details. Says Alex Jaton, one of the YogaTrail founders, “All...

SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards Receives Record Votes

Voting for the 2013 SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Awards is at a record high
Kudos spa professionals and wellness enthusiasts for casting your votes for your favorite spas, salons, fitness studios, and more in the 2013 SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice Awards. Voting opened July 1 and extends through September 6, but participation is already at a record high. The annual awards, now in its 11th year, are a comprehensive and unbiased assessment of global...

Must-Have Trends for Spas and Salons

Discover the 10 Most Important Trends for Spas and Salons
I had the pleasure of joining a prestigious group of estheticians and spa professionals for the Repêchage 15th Annual Congress on Monday. One of the highlights for me, and I’m sure for the rest of the attendees, was hearing passionate advice from Lydia Sarfati, founder and president of Repêchage. Here are her top trends for spas and salons: Facial Bar...

Tweezerman and Isaac Mizrahi Create Limited Edition Tweezers

See how one company incorporates a fashion designer to create an interesting new retail option
Spa-goers are often looking for something new to spice up their daily routines when they return home. The new Tweezerman and Isaac Mizrahi 2013 Limited Edition Designer Series Collection does just that. With three different products, the Slant Tweezer ($25), the Mini Slant Tweezer ($15), and the Filemate Nail File ($5), there is something for everyone to keep their brows...

The Spa at The Hotel Hershey Offers Chocolate-Themed Summer Packages

See how one spa provides a yummy local experience for guests
To celebrate the end of summer, The Spa at The Hotel Hershey (PA) is sticking to its sweet strengths with new chocolate-themed packages. Affectionately known as the “Chocolate Spa,” it has added five seasonal offerings to the menu for a limited time, valid through the last week in August. Guests following their cocoa craving to the historic town can turn...

New Estée Lauder Study Links Sleep & Beauty

Find out how getting a full night's sleep can help fight signs of aging.
We’ve all been advised about the importance of geting our beauty sleep. Now, Estée Lauder is proving why: a scientific study commissioned by the brand proved that inadequate sleep is directly related to reduced skin health and leads to an acceleration of skin aging. The Effects of Sleep Quality on Skin Aging and Function shows that poor sleepers had more...

Burke Williams Day Spa Announces Gift Card Promotion

See how one spa rewards their customers
Looking for a smart promotional idea for your spa to end the summer on a high note? Take a hint from the European-inspired Burke Williams Day Spa (California). From now until August 31, the spa is offering a great deal on gift cards: guests who buy a gift for a friend or family member will also receive one to splurge...

Tips for Proper Eye Cream Application

Follow easy step-by-step instructions from a skincare pro for better eye cream results
To ensure lasting results for clients, it’s not enough just to provide top-notch skincare treatments in your spa and salon; you also need to teach clients how to maintain their skin at home, especially the delicate area around the eye. Sesha national educator and licensed esthetician Victoria Piotrowski’s step-by-step eye cream application instructions make it easy to teach clients. Wash...

Rainbow Stuffed Peppers: A Healthy Treat

Healthy eating becomes easier with this new treat from Kimberly Snyder
Looking for a great menu option for healthy eating? Kimberly Snyder, celebrity nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods has a nutritious summer recipe that both you and your spa guests will enjoy: Rainbow Stuffed Peppers. Instead of the typically fatty filling of cheese and white rice, these healthy stuffed peppers include delicious seasonings and...

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