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Threading Versus Waxing?

Boom Boom Brow owner weighs in for wax.
When it comes to hair removal, I’ve pretty much tried it all on my brows. In my opinion, waxing seems to be the best option. It’s speedy, it’s accurate, and it seems to hurt less than some of the other choices, like threading. Malynda Vigliott, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar (New York City), wholeheartedly agrees. “Most people turn to...

W Fort Lauderdale Blissguy Competition Goes In Search of the Perfect Guy

Wanted: A Hunky Hottie to be Crowned the Next Blissguy Fort Lauderdale
This month, men certainly get their share of attention. Although Father's Day is over and Men's Health Month is winding down, Bliss is giving 10 to 20 well-groomed and well-spoken guys the chance to compete for the Blissguy Fort Lauderdale crown. Casting calls will take place June 23, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Original Penguin Store located at the...

Norvell Pres Responds to ABC Sunless Tanning Episode

Rick Norvell clears up some misconceptions about sunless tanning.
The anticipated ABC story on spray tanning safety has now been aired. I expect there will be many thoughtful responses to the story from the spray tanning industry and the cosmetics industry in the coming days correcting the many errors in the report and providing incontrovertible evidence of the safety of spray tanning. For the present, however, I would like...

Golden Door Spa Gives Men a Break In Honor of Men's Health Month

Discover How One Spa is Celebrating Men's Health Month
With Father's Day fast approaching, it's not surprising to find many spas rolling out the red carpet for their male clientele. The Waldorf Astoria Naples's Golden Door Spa is honoring men for another reason, Men's Health Month . To mark the occasion, male guests can enjoy a 10 percent discount on all spa treatments through June 30. They can even...

St. Regis Guests Toast Champage Treatments

Remède Spa is offering Veuve Clicquot-infused services to celebrate Aspen’s FOOD & WINE Classic
While Aspen’s FOOD & WINE Classic is enticing enough to bring droves of people to the gorgeous mountain town, Remède Spa at The St. Regis Aspen Resort is adding one more temptation—champagne. Available for a limited time during the FOOD & WINE Classic, from June 13 to 18, the spa is offering a series of signature spa treatments the incorporate...

VH Spa for Vitality + Health Partners with Moroccanoil to Host a Spa Event

How Can Partnering With Your Vendors Help You Market Your Spa?
Partnering with your vendors, is a smart idea for marketing your spa. It's also an opportunity to help your clients become better acquainted with your staff and the products your spa carries. Needless to say, this provides a win-win situation for all involved. Recently, I received an email from the folks at VH Spa for Vitality + Health at the...

There’s No Business Like Spa Business

What Hollywod icon is serving as inspiration for a new spa brand?
From Michelle Williams Oscar-nominated performance in My Week with Marilyn , to fictional Broadway in NBC’s Smash , Marilyn Monroe-inspired entertainment is making a comeback. In fact, the blonde bombshell is even making an impression on the spa industry. This fall, Niki Bryan, founder of Niki Bryan Spa Management Company, and Al Weiss, past president of World Wide Operations, Walt...

Trump Spa Gets a Makeover

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to tour the recently renovated Trump Spa at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York with Ivanka Trump, who oversaw the renovation and designed the three-treatment-room spa. The $8 million renovation of the concourse level included an expanded spa, a Salt Pure pool, and a reconfigured TechnoGym fitness center. With walls tiled in shades of...

GSWS Wrap-Up – Days 2 & 3

Inspiration and innovation ruled throughout the final two days of the Global Spa and Wellness Summit.
Once again, the delegates of the 2012 Global Spa and Wellness Summit were inspired by the exciting range of speakers and experts on the final two days of the conference. The prevailing message—don’t be afraid to fail. Some of the most successful people in the world failed at one point only to eventually succeed. Be sure to visit the GSWS...

SKINTIMES Highlights Collagen Treatment Creams at IECSC Las Vegas

Discover New Products in Vegas This Weekend
With IECSC Las Vegas just a few days away, spa professionals from across the country will soon be taking part in the largest spa and wellness show in the nation. There, they will be able to learn about more than 600 exhibiting companies, including SKINTIMES , which will be showcasing its SKINTIMES Collagen Treatment Creams in the Medical Spa Pavilion...

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