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Precious Oils

Rediscover an ancient oral hygiene trick that works
Oils for hair and skin are sky-rocketing in popularity and certainly making a name for themselves in spas. I've adopted an evening ritual of applying a cocktail of oils to my hair and have all but forgotten the words "split ends." I'm not as eager to jump on the latest oil boom in oral hygiene, which has roots in ancient...

Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

Take advantage of changing seasons to update products
Just like the seasons change so does the skin and March is the perfect time to urge clients to spring clean to reveal a fresh new face. Carolyn Doe, spa director at The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, NC) recommends regular facials, such as The Umstead Spa ’s Skin Perfecting Facial ($155, 75 minutes), along with a DIY facial to...

Wake Up Call

Learn quick tips on how to get a good night’s sleep
It’s almost time to spring ahead and start Daylight Savings Time. Unfortunately for many, myself included, that means losing a much-needed hour of sleep. Falling short on Z's can lead to a host of health issues, including hypertension, diabetes, depression, cancer, and obesity according to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, so it’s time to get serious about good...

Detox From Technology

Find out how to reap the benefits of the National Day of Unplugging
As avid spa enthusiasts and professionals, we are well aware of the cleansing power of detoxes utilizing food or spa treatments, but have you considered the positive benefits from a tech detox? This Friday, the National Day of Unplugging (NDU) gives all of us the perfect opportunity to test it out. Join in the NDU by detaching from your devices...

Fun in the Sun

Check out sunny island promotions that save guests’ skin
Spa-goers trudging through the frigid winter with more storms than we care to name, though each has its own creative moniker, are traveling to the tropics in search of warmth. The Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas has a sunny promotion to keep guests safe while enjoying the much-needed vitamin D pool or beachside. In...

Host a Fabulous Event

Learn marketing techniques to improve your spa’s next fete
I will rarely turn down an opportunity to play hostess. The reason for the gathering doesn’t matter, as long as it includes friends and food I’m there. Hosting events can help boost business at your spa as well and many locations are finding ever more creative reasons to send out invitations. Here are a few tips from John Treadwell, founder...

Keeping Active with Skincare

Get a sneak peek into Naturopathica's upcoming webinar
Spa-goers aren’t the only ones getting active in 2014. According to Barbara Close, founder and CEO of Naturopathica, ingredients are active too, active in the fight against premature aging, that is. In our upcoming webinar, "The Next Generation of Active Skincare" on March 17, Close will discuss a variety of skincare topics pertinent for estheticians, spa owners, directors, and managers,...

Oscar-Worthy Spa Services

Travel back in time with Gatsby inspired treatments
After a year of inspiring films and extraordinary stories, the big night is nearly here. Attendees have been primping with spa treatments worthy of the Oscars with just enough time for final touches. Spas have taken services a step further and given new life to movies as treatments. These Great Gatsby Treatments from Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at The Plaza (New...

Giveaway for Healthy Hearts

Take note of a worthy cause and stylish prize
Once again Spa Week is bringing much-needed, and stylish, attention to heart health awareness with its Heart Over Heels Giveaway. Through March 17, visitors to will have the opportunity to follow their way to a healthy heart in style by entering to win the grand prize: a pair of signature Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps. The runner up will receive...

De-Stress Like the Stars

Learn about a new way celebs are chilling out
We’re not alone; even the Hollywood elite finds it hard to quiet the mind, truly relax, and let go. The stars’ newest strategy from Michael Gregus brings the ultimate de-stressing experience. Selected as one of top nine ways for Hollywood to decompress in 2014, Reset-A Deep Relaxation Program is a unique combination of traditional and holistic techniques such as breathwork,...