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A Round of Spa

Discover relaxing golf-inspired treatments for the Masters Tournament
We have certainly evolved from the days when the words ‘spa’ and ‘men’ wouldn't be used in the same sentence. And today most men would probably agree that spa services can de-stress them on another level and have become a regular part of their schedule. To keep them running to the spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at...

Sunny New Partnership

Check out new ready-for-summer service at Trump Soho NYC
After a long span of cold weather across the country, it may seem like the warm temperatures will never come. Trump SoHo New York is gearing up with a new partnership so when they finally do guests will be set to enjoy serious poolside relaxation. Teaming up with Vix Paula Hermanny, a leader in luxury swimwear, the Vix Valise ($468)...

Simply Chic Eyebrows

Discover unique tips to make eyebrows look gorgeous
Eyebrow trends don't always look good on everyone, and many of us have the middle school class photos to prove it. Luckily, spring brows are more about color and contrast than changing the shape, which means it’s time to put down the tweezers. Boom Boom Brow Bar (New York City) is embracing the thick, gorgeous eyebrow look and helping clients...

Community Fitness

Learn how an exercise concierge service can complement your business
One of my favorite things about writing about the spa industry is the convergence of beauty and fitness, where the focus remains overall wellness inside and out. I’ve mentioned my love of exercise here and here , and I had a blast checking out the latest fitness craze in the hospitality industry, Strength in Numbers (SIN) . Founded by fitness...

Hydrated Hair How-Tos

Learn the basics of healthy, hydrated hair
A day doesn't go by that I don't see another skincare product or spa treatment with moisturizing or hydrating skin on its list of benefits, so there's plenty to choose from for glowing complexions. Hair and keeping it hydrated may be another story. Every client who books a thirst-quenching treatment for face or body likely has similar needs for their...

Spa Week Highlights

Bring in new clients with discounted super-luxe treatments
Probably like most spa-goers few things can get me more excited than finding a great deal, especially one in the beauty world. National Spa Week Spring 2014 Event (April 21 – 27) is an excellent example and coming up quickly. After a brutal winter I’m pining for some rest and relaxation, and Spa Week’s $50 massages, facials, manis, and more...

Spring Tips

Supplement esthetician education with nail webisodes
Here in New York it finally feels like spring, today at least. With the sun shining and heavy coats not needed, sandals are just around the corner and with them the hottest pedicures too. To make sure your estheticians are in on the latest trends, check out Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish new video series, "World Class Nails." The eight webisodes...

Breathe Easy

Learn how to destress in mere minutes
Recently I had the pleasure of attending Aveda's Stress-Fix Wellness Workshop, a morning of relaxation tips and tricks with the Stress-Fix line . I enjoyed learning about the extensive process behind selecting essential oils to reduce stress and how to get the most benefits when using them. Here are two quick rituals I experienced that are well worth sharing with...

Software Solutions

Learn how spa software can help manage your spa’s inventory and more
Running a spa is rarely easy, but today’s spa software can certainly help make it less stressful. From streaming operations to offering innovative features that can help your spa stay organized, software is an invaluable piece of the operations puzzle. Inventory management, for example, is one area that can be greatly improved upon with the right software. According to Frank...

Music to the Ears

Check out how spas are reviving Coachella concert-goers
Music lovers of every stripe will, undoubtedly, be heading to the ultimate music weekend that takes the stage with signature Coachella-inspired cocktails upon check-in, kicking off on a high note. After a day of heart pumping riffs and energetic dancing, music lovers can enjoy CoaCHILLa spa specials, in addition to some new Fit + Flirty spring spa treatments at Omni...