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6 Things You Need to Know About BRCA Mutations

Well+Good NYC sets the record straight about this headline-making mutation.
Last week, Angelina Jolie made headlines when she revealed that she had underdone a double mastectomy following a positive test for the BRCA mutation. The news has helped raise awareness about this issue, and Well+Good NYC recently posted the following blog written by Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph —a top breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center and an expert on BRCA...

What Are You Feeding Your Skin?

Board-certified dermatologist offers some complexion-saving advice.
Do your clients want truly fabulous skin—glowing, vibrant, and younger looking skin? Make sure they’re putting foods for healthy skin on their plates. “Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look,” says Susan...

Planet Beach Introduces Mobile App

Find out how one spa is connecting with its clients
Although a spa is the ideal place to disconnect from technology, there is no denying that mobile apps can certainly help simplify life. Planet Beach , creator of the contempo spa concept and a leader in automated spa services, recently launched its new mobile app for iOS and Android powered mobile devices. The free app for smartphones and tablets helps...

A Limited Edition Nail Polish Launches to Support Sandy Hook Victims

Discover another reason to go green
While new nail polish shades are often introduced in honor of celebs and new movie releases, OPI has created a limited-edition green nail polish in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization that was founded after the school shootings in Newton, CT. Not available for sale, Sandy Hook Green will be given to anyone who donates $10 or more...

Kardashians Sample Fish Pedicure, INTA Responds

International Nail Technicians Association says reality TV stars foray into fish is not a great idea.
A recent adventure by the Kardashian Klan is being dubbed as “fishy” by the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA). Kim and Kourtney recently filmed an episode of their reality show in Greece, during which they received fish pedicures. According to the INTA, this practice is not a great idea and does not fit into the Pedicure Equipment Cleaning & Disinfecting...

St. Lucia Introduces Line-up for Third Annual Health & Wellness Retreat

A lush island paradise makes health and wellness a priority
Two years ago, I attended St. Lucia's inaugural Health & Wellness Retreat . The event was such a success that it is now back for its third year. Scheduled for November 1-3, the retreat, which is being billed as a means to "Elevate Yourself," will include noted experts such as Cat Cora, the first and only female Iron Chef winner;...

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Introduces Mother's Day Special

An indulgent treatment shows moms they're appreciated
For those who have yet to decide how to celebrate Mother's Day this year, Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) has the perfect solution: an elaborate brunch buffet on Sunday, May 12, and an indulgent Mother Glows Best treatment (1 hour 40 minutes), available May 1-31. The treatment involves a relaxing Honey-Magnolia body soak, a shea butter sugar-scrub exfoliation, and...

A Spa Enthusiast's Vietnam Adventure

Discover why Vietnam is on our spa radar.
I've long been a fan of Thailand's spa scene, but until recently, I never had an opportunity to explore spas in any of its neighboring countries. All of that changed last week when I found myself in Vietnam. While there, I was fortunate enough to experience treatments at several of its most inviting spas. At the Nam Hai (Hoi An),...

Skin Cancer Awareness Month Reminders from the Skin Cancer Foundation

Share these tips with your clients on how to prevent skin cancer and why it’s so important.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. While we should always keep the protection of our skin in mind, this month is a great time to remind your clients about the steps they should be taking to care for their skin in the sun. As such, I’d like to share this excellent post from the Skin Cancer Foundation. Be sure to...

Growing Yoga Hybrids Attract Even Non-Yogis

Discover a new spin on yoga.
Despite its popularity, yoga isn't for everyone, at least that is what I used to think until I learned of some of the new hybrid versions that are emerging at resorts, spas, and studios around the world. As much as I've wanted to love yoga throughout the years, we've never been a match. However, I must admit that I would...

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