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'Tis Better to Give

Discover creative charitable gifts for those in need
During the season of giving gifts, it's a great time to encourage clients to give creatively to those in need . Every few years, after growing my hair out, I like to donate it to Locks of Love . It's a great charity that collects strands to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment...

Holiday Traditions

Make your spa’s seasonal treatments traditions for clients
This Christmas I’m staying local in New York City and enjoying all the festive decorations and markets with my family. The last few years I started a new tradition of snowboarding on Christmas with family. It was awesome and I hope to continue that tradition in future years, even if it’s not in Colorado. For clients who aren’t as sporty...

Nelson J Salon Offers Hair Extensions Rental Service

Stay ahead of the trends with this new hair service
Like most women, I'm constantly changing my look, but I also miss my chopped locks every now and then. Luckily, clients who feel the same way no longer have to contemplate on buying hair to recreate an old look. For the holiday season, Nelson j Salon (Beverly Hills, CA) launched a new service to rent clip-on hair extensions for 75...

Happy Feet

Help clients deck their heels with a nourishing pedicure
I kicked off this week with a holiday manicure and pedicure during a lovely mother-daughter spa afternoon in New York City. Both of our toes and fingers are now painted in bright red and plenty of shimmer. The Spa at Terranea Resort (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) helps clients get in the spirit of the season with festive treatments too. Spa-goers...

Celebrate the Hospitality Industry

Learn how Noel Asmar recognizes spa industry all-stars
My holiday shopping is done and next comes my favorite part, wrapping! I can’t wait to dig into my pile of bows, ribbons, and colorful papers and celebrate. Noel Asmar , a design-driven company that provides uniforms, resort and fitness wear, and spa accessories such as candles and bowls, is taking time to celebrate everyone in the hospitality industry. Hotels,...

Decadent Treatments

Check out this beach spa's mouthwatering holiday treatments
Just because your spa is in a tropical locale does not mean it has to miss out on the holiday comforts typical of a white Christmas and winter wonderland. Even beachside spas can create a festive atmosphere with themed treatments. Remède Spa at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (Nayarit, Mexico) has done just that with the Apple Cinamon Winter...

Roasted Chestnuts in Skincare

Discover the skin-healing powers of chestnut
Not only are chestnuts roasting on an open fire this season, they are also sneaking into skincare. This holiday ingredient tones up tissue to treat and help prevent wrinkles. In addition, the leaf of the chestnut has its own special powers—anti-inflammatory properties that work to prevent various skin irritations. It’s the perfect ingredient to help counteract the effects of winter’s...

Daily Exercise Counteracts Holiday Habits

Learn how daily exercise fights seasonal weight-gain
Since Thanksgiving I’ve put extra effort into my exercise routine thanks to a fun trial membership at a swanky New York City athletic club. After reading a new Journal of Physiology study completed at the University of Bath, I’m so glad I did. Researchers found that daily exercise will counter many of the long-term negative effects of overeating and inactivity,...

Pampering with Perks

Learn new ways to wow clients with unexpected extras
Last week I had an indulgent facial experience matching the opulent hotel spa I visited. I realized there are many small details that elevate a good treatment into the realm of extraordinary. Here's a few noteworthy perks that came along with my BioRadiance Facial (starting at $225, 50 minutes; $340, 80 minutes) at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental New York...

Holiday Makeup Tricks

Share this brow expert's ideas with clients for perfect holiday makeup
Many clients are looking to up-the-ante with their beauty routines for holiday parties. Celebrity brow specialist, Elke Von Freudenberg offered a variety of on-trend makeup tips to add a bit of glam this holiday season for your clients. She says, "The holidays are the perfect time to experiment a little, and make makeup look ultra glamorous and elegant. Think color,...