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Contest for Small Business Owners

Enter to win $5,000 from Fora Financial this month
It’s not too late to enter to win $5,000 from Fora Financial, which aims to foster and support the small business industry. The company launched a Facebook contest, called Project Small Biz, at the beginning of the month that runs through January 19 for fans of the page. The small business with the most likes wins the grand prize, which...

Wellness Weeks

Start out the New Year right with spa fitness packages
When a new fitness regimen is wrapped up in a relaxing spa package, it’s so much more appealing and easier to stick with weight loss resolutions. The Oaks at Ojai (CA), a fitness destination spa, is doing just that with its discounted theme weeks throughout the first half of 2014. It kicks off this month with yoga, Pilates, tai chi,...

Juicing Greens

Balance your diet with this green juice recipe
On Sunday, I, like many fans around the country, plunked down on my couch to cheer on my favorite NFL team. (I'm from Denver originally so I'm a happy fan today.) Unlike most viewers, I took advantage of the commercial breaks to make a few vegetable and fruit juices to stay healthy and avoid typical football fare. Though my juicing...

Mobile Marketing

Learn why your spa should try text message marketing
If you and your clients are anything like me, you’ve developed the habit of frequently checking your phone for updates in hope of new messages and, even better, promotions. The vast majority of Americans owns a cell phone and uses it for text messages, among many other features, and gives these messages more attention than those on email or social...

Smart Start for Students

Help kick start the careers of the next generation with affordable insurance
Great news: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the beauty and spa industry is only expected to rise in the next few years—skincare specialists up 25 percent; nail technicians up 17 percent; and barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists up 14 percent. That means a host of new professionals are seeking education opportunities right now to be ready to...

Celebrate Bubbles

Help clients revel in the healing power of baths
I’m thrilled to share that the holidays are not over. In case you weren’t aware, today is National Bubble Bath Day and deserves a proper foam-filled tub of a celebration. The last time I indulged in an honest-to-goodness bubble bath was months ago on a tropical vacation, but I plan to change that this evening with a relaxing soak. Here’s...

New Nutrition

Find out how to win counseling with a nutritionist
A new year often means a fresh outlook on nutrition. Spa Week certainly agrees with the Healthy and Lean in 2014 Giveaway . During the month of January, visitors to can enter to win a series of four dietary counseling sessions with nutritionist Keri Glassman . The package, which is valued at $2,500 and includes a pantry and fridge...

Motivating Massage

Learn how an LA spa helps clients keep resolutions
The American Spa staff shared our New Year’s Resolutions here last week. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m happy to say I’m still on track and taking my fitness resolution one day at a time. Spa-goers at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air who vowed to hit the gym are in luck with the new Resolution Recharger. Since...

Hot Spa Treatments for Cold Days

Learn how these spas help guests warm up on frigid days
Whether you and clients are bundling up to brave the extreme cold temperatures sweeping the nation or are tuning into updates about them, one thing is for certain, everyone around the U.S. could use a warming treatment. Here’s a few sure to banish winter blues: Renew body and mind with this seasonal 50-minute hydrating wrap. Your body is exfoliated, smoothed,...

Color of the Year

Discover the new Pantone color for your spa
A New Year brings many opportunities for your spa, new products for retail, new protocols and services, and even a fresh start. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 is radiant orchid and can offer a bright new perspective in many areas of your spa. Janeena Billera, Glo Minerals national makeup artist shared her predictions for this fun new...