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A Local Deal With Appeal for the Budget-Conscious

Learn how New Yorkers can spa for less.
Every once in awhile, I come across a deal that sounds almost too good to be true. Today, I found an email from Travelzoo in my inbox with a local deal from New York Fashion Beauty (New York City). The spa is offering a choice of a 60-minute facial or Swedish massage along with a glass of wine and access...

Osmosis Day Spa’s Summer Garden Program Begins

Celebrating the season, spa kicks off its Spa Without Walls programs.
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary , known for it’s Japanese gardens and 5-acre pastoral Sonoma County setting, is launching a full season of inspired outdoor summer programs. “Enjoying the richness of community, quietude in nature and joyous celebrations are all essential elements of a healthy lifestyle,” says Osmosis founder Michael Stusser. “Our comprehensive summer program of garden tours, performances, personal quests,...

Massage Envy Named to 2013 Military Friendly Franchises List

Discover how one spa franchise is honoring our veterans.
With Memorial Weekend about to commence, it's nice to call attention to those who honor our veterans on a regular basis. Massage Envy , a national franchise dedicated to providing therapeutic massage and spa services, has recently been recognized among the top 10 percent of franchise companies named to the 2013 Military Friendly Franchises list. The list, compiled by Victory...

Aura Cacia Sings the Praises of Geranium in its Choose Calm Campaign

Discover why you and your clients may want to pack geranium essential oil for any upcoming travel
This month, geranium is the featured ingredient in our In the Mix column, and for good reason, considering all the benefits it provides. It's also part of Aura Cacia's Choose Calm campaign, which is promoting ways in which its geranium essential oil can be used to invoke calm while traveling. Here are a few tips from the folks at Aura...

PBA Accepting Donations for Professionals Affected by Midwest Tornadoes

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Since 1955, the PBA Disaster Relief Fund has been there to assist spas, salons, and beauty professionals recover and rebuild after devastation caused by natural disasters. As tornadoes and related storms continue to move across Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest, the PBA is reaching out to beauty professionals and companies to contribute to the PBA Disaster Relief Fund so...

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Hosts a Vino and Vinotherapy Event with the Founder of Caudalie

Raise a glass with Caudalie's Mathilde Thomas
I recently had the opportunity to meet Mathilde Thomas, founder of Caudalie Skincare , at an event launching the line's Divine Body collection. As a fan of the vinotherapy-based line, it was great to meet the woman behind the popular products. I had interviewed Thomas earlier in the year for our From the Ground Up column in which we featured...

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...