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Spas Make Sweet Music With Grammy-Inspired Treatments

Discover how some spas are capitalizing on awards season this year
With award season in full swing, many spas are offering Red-Carpet Facials and the like. I was especially interested to hear about the Grammy-inspired treatment at The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa (Palm Desert, CA). It's offering the Golden Body Scrub ($65, 30 minutes; $119, 60 minutes), which is set to an individual's choice of musical genre. Although...

Wrangler Introduces Denim Spa Jeans

Discover how jeans can help spa-goers hydrate and fight cellulite
I sometimes think the word "spa" has become one of the most overused marketing terms around. We've all heard of dog kennels referred to as doggie spas and car washes promoted as car spas. Even frozen food has jumped on the bandwagon with Lean Cuisine introducing a Spa Collection, which offers a variety of healthy options. That's why I can't...

Appsbar Gives Spa Owners Opportunity to Create Free Mobile App

Introduce an app for your spa in 2013
While my phone isn't full of apps, I do rely on a few on occasion, such as when I'm looking for a good happy hour in the neighborhood or want to find a quick deal. As it becomes even more increasingly difficult to tear people away from their devices, it only makes sense that having a mobile app for your...

Kids and Sauna - Yea or Nay?

Should the popular Finnish tradition of kids enjoying the sauna come to America?
I recently received an interesting press release from KLAFS GmbH & Co. KG that highlighted the benefits of sauna-going for children. According to the release, in Finland, children are brought into the sauna for the first time at the age of one, and healthy children tolerate a short stay in the sauna well. They also point out that it is...

Tips for Making Your Spa a Flu-Free Zone

Find out what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommends
With one of the worst cold and flu seasons upon us, I must admit I'm kicking myself for not getting a flu shot earlier. While many of my colleagues have succumbed to the dreaded bug, I've somehow managed to escape it thus far. I'd like to think it's more than just luck, but I can't say for sure. However, I...

What to Look For In a Safe Waxing Service

Tips for keeping your waxing clients safe.
According to Malynda Vigliotti, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in New York City, “waxing is the fastest and most affordable way to remove hair from the root, that’s why so many prefer it over tweezing, laser, and threading. But not all waxing is created equal. Whether a fancy spa or a nail joint, there are things a consumer should...

Chatham Bars Inn Introduces a Girlfriends Seaside Escape

Discover a girlfriends' getaway that will reveal the future to spa-goers
While it has been some time since I last participated in a girls’ getaway, I’m always on the lookout for a fun-themed weekend to invite my friends. I recently came across a female-focused package that definitely fits the bill. From Jan. 18-20, Chatham Bars Inn (Cape Cod, MA) is offering the Girlfriends Seaside Escape. The weekend begins with the Martinis...

New Study Finds UV Nail Lamps Do Not Cause Cancer

Journal of Investigative Dermatology research alleviates UV gel fears.
If you’ve been reading this blog for the past few years, you know that I’m a huge fan of UV gel manicures. I love that they look great for weeks without any sort of chipping. Though I would imagine it would take a lot for me to give up my UV gel manicures, I have worried a bit when reading...

Customer Service Tips to Improve Your Client Relationships

Dermalogica's VP of Customer Service Reveals Her Eight Simple Rules
It should come as no surprise to learn that customer service is at the heart of any spa. It's certainly one of the first things I notice, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. It's always a great time evaluate the customer service your spa delivers and look for ways you and your staff can improve. Here, Dermalogica 's...

ULTA Beauty Reveals its Top Five 2013 Resolutions for Beautiful Skin

What can you do to make your skin and your clients' better in 2013?
Because the New Year is a good time to adopt change, I'm always looking for ways to improve my current routines. To help people like me, ULTA Beauty recently unveiled its top five skin resolutions for 2013, which also coincides with the company's Love Your Skin events. Nationwide, stores will feature advice on top skincare techniques, live demos, and tips...