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Travel-Season Skincare

Discover what treatments your clients need during the holidays
I’m sticking close to home for the holidays in hopes of starting new local traditions this year. But most of your clients have some travel planned for the upcoming month and, as a result, their skin will need serious TLC to recover. AAA estimates that more than 40 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving alone. Here are a few treatments clients...

Gift Insights on Black Friday

Stock up on popular holiday gifts to help clients and boost the bottom line
Though you won’t find me camped out in lines today waiting on doorbusters, thousands will be. Don't let that precious time go to waste; a new holiday shopping survey provides useful insight to ensure recipients appreciate your generosity. Lippe Taylor, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and SheSpeaks, a leading women’s influencer platform, surveyed more than 3,000 women about family...

Power of Giving Thanks

Sending thank you cards to clients encourages return visits
Today is a day when being grateful and sharing what you’re thankful for comes more naturally. Year-round, saying or sending a simple ‘Thank you’ can cheer someone up and even help improve your business. American Spa ’s team still gets excited when we receive notes from a spa director or esthetician after a recent visit and your new and regular...

Thanksgiving Beauty Tips

A Jane Iredale pro shares her foolproof makeup strategy
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love to cook and find creative nutritious recipes to keep it healthy. While most, like myself, focus on the food, it’s also a day filled with family, friends, and photos so clients want to look their best. Here are tips from Tricia Campbell, director of education for Jane Iredale­—The Skincare Makeup...

Request for Romance

Love promotions bring big brow business
Spas often see a surge in couples’s treatments during the holiday season thanks to promotions encouraging quality time with loved ones. A popular brow specialist in New York put a new spin on the idea. Malynda Vigliotti at Boom Boom Brow Bar hopes an email and social media push will result in her soul mate. Clients who set Vigliotti up...

Spicy Body Scrub

Check out new skincare uses for fall spices
During my spare time this week I’ve been scouring cookbooks and online recipes for turkey day inspiration. So many scrumptious options contain this season’s spice all-stars, including cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. In addition to bringing flavor to traditional dishes, these spices have warming properties to help rid the skin of winter chills too. Here’s a recipe for an aromatic scrub...

Nail Salon Statistics

New survey reveals popularity of mani/pedis
Nail services, whether speedy or luxurious, always feel special and serve as a reminder during the rest of the week that I've done something nice just for me. Many other women feel the same way and CND 's new study proves it. Women value professional nail services and here's a snapshot of what the industry is doing well and what...

American Stress Levels Rising

Stressed Americans need spas more than ever for a healthy balance
Are you or your clients battling stress on a regular basis? If so, you are not alone. According to TeleVox’s Healthy World Report more than half of Americans report feeling stressed in everyday life and it is negatively impacting their health. Healthcare providers note 65 percent of patients suffer from the detrimental effects of stress. Here’s a few ways to...

Breathe Easier With Yoga

Research suggests yoga improves lung function
We regularly sing the praises of spas that incorporate fitness options for visitors ( here and here ) and yoga is a popular choice, for good reason. New research from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, found yoga practice improves lung function for COPD patients, those suffering from chronic bronchitis and or...

Walking in the Woods

Check out the new health benefits from a nature walk
It’s no surprise that the stress inducing holiday season is coming quickly. Juggling parties, more clients , gifts, and travel takes its toll on even the most levelheaded. Unmanaged, this stress can lead to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. According to Aaron Michelfelder, M.D. professor of family medicine at Loyola University Chicago...