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Spa Management Career Survey

Find out what other spa directors say about their profession
You all are well aware that spa management is a very challenging career choice. Interestingly, there are limited formal education opportunities in the field so it takes an especially creative individual to make it happen. According to the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), there are approximately 130,000 to 180,000 spa managers and directors in the industry and only 4,000...

Nailed It

Check out the hottest nail trends from New York Fashion Week
Though the tents are coming down and the runways are filled across the pond, the backstage beauty trends are fresh in our minds. Here are a few fashionable nail ideas that are worth sharing with clients: Gina Edwards, lead stylist for Morgan Taylor at Zac Posen, polished nails in Hide & Sleek, a deep blue with purple undertones which complemented...

Talk About Wellness

See how a resort spa educates guests
Sometimes I’m guilty of frequently complaining of being tired, and always in need of a caffeinated pick-me-up to get through the day. One of the new Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) Wellness Talks, “Tired of being tired? Overcome your Fatigue” led by Melissa Weinberger D.C., R.N., of Nuravita Chiropractic, Yoga & Wellness Care (Skaneateles, NY) is just the boost...

Profitable Promotions

Booker reveals Valentine’s spa spending boom
I like to focus on the true feelings of love that inspire Valentine’s Day celebrations instead of the consumerism, but I will happily accept a bunch of roses or box of dark chocolates. Spas are an growing part of the romantic spending leading up to Feb. 14, and Booker , known for its marketing and business management software, found some...

Fashion Forward Fabrics

Learn the fabric know-how you need for functional uniforms
When I’m out shopping for new clothes I always take time to touch and feel the fabrics, and I often nix outfits that look cute but feel anything but. The same savvy comes in handy for you when selecting uniforms for employees. Innovations in fabric composition have allowed for new styles, easier cleaning, and better maneuverability, enabling staff to complete...

Luxe Weekday Deals

Check out fun daily specials to boost client numbers
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver is a place where senses are awakened and hotel guests and locals alike are encouraged to select a soothing journey inspired by the natural beauty of Colorado. The award-winning spa allows spa-goers to relax, renew, refresh and reconnect with new weekday treatment deals that keep business booming. Martinis & Massage Monday Sip a complimentary martini and...

Behind the Scenes Tips

Learn the secrets to truly customized manicures
One of the highlights of Fashion Week that keeps me excited year after year is the creativity. In the tents at Lincoln Center or in studios throughout the city, it’s palpable. Creativity comes in the form of hair designs, makeup colors, and more than ever, fantastic nails. I chatted with Gina Edwards, a nail pro who collaborated with Morgan Taylor...

Lovely Getaways

Discover new ways spas enable guests to relax
Valentine’s Day is here and it’s not to late for clients to prepare unforgettable vacations with their sweethearts. Weather you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow, or are single and ready to mingle, V-Day enables the perfect opportunity to indulge in an unforgettable weekend. Hotels and resorts around the U.S. and overseas are offering incredible accommodation packages with special romantic touches...

Spa Romance

Discover the secret to romance with treatments for two
Like any holiday, Valentine's Day celebrations become repetitive after a few years. If you've grown disenchanted with fancy dinners, chocolates and roses, worry not, because a romantic couples’ treatment or spa ideas for the apple of your client’s eye is a better way to celebrate love and romance. The greatest gift on Valentine’s Day is the gift of quality ‘me’...

Relaxed Beauty

Learn about spa brands making waves backstage
The American Spa team has taken time away from our usual rounds of spa visits to bring you the latest updates from Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week in New York City. Not only did we snap inspiring makeup looks and nail designs showing the creative range of industry pros—and what a range of trends we saw—we were also pleasantly surprised...