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Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa Introduces Ladies Night Out Package

Discover how one spa is calling all the single ladies this Valentine's Day
This time of year can make even the most independent among us feel inadequate if we don't have plans to spend Valentine's Day with a significant other. Having spent my fair share of Valentine's Days alone over the years, I can certainly appreciate the new Ladies Night Out package ($150 per person) from The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa...

Duri Follows Pantone Green Trend

Two new shades of polish are on trend with Pantone’s color of the year.
According to Pantone, emerald green is the color of 2013, beating out shades like lemon zest, dusk blue, African violet, and nectarine as the year’s color to watch. "Green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye sees more green than any other in the spectrum," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Symbolically,...

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles Introduces A Valentine's Day-Inspired Treatment With Pheromones

Love is in the air thanks to a new and intoxicating treatment.
I'm a big believer in chemistry, which is why I'm so intrigued by the new Spellbound Surrender treatment at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles . Launched Just in time for Valentine's Day, this unique treatment features pheromones, chemicals that can help enhance your sex appeal. The 90-minutes Spellbound treatment involves a head-to-toe exfoliation with an intoxicating salt...

Alchemy Arts Center Introduces Couples' Yoga and Dinner Package for Valentine's Day

Discover how one spa is embracing health and wellness for the sake of love
As Valentiene's Day draws nears, many of your clients may be considering a gift card or spa treatment for their loved one. The folks at Alchemy Arts Center - Spa, Wellness, Cafe (Santa Barbara, CA) want to give their clients another option, which is why they've introduced an evening of couples' yoga and gourmet dining ($150 per couple for yoga...

Hotel, Spa & Tourism Industry Addresses Global Water Crisis

Get the scoop on an industry-wide campaign for clean drinking water.
Last year, when I attended the Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Aspen, I was inspired by a cool initiative, called Hotel Water, designed to help reduced the use of plastic bottles in hotels and spas. The Green Spa Network recently re-posted this on Facebook, which reminded me about the program. As such, I wanted to re-posted this blog from...

The Family Sleep Institute Reveals Five Myths About Sleep

Find out why you and your clients may not be getting the healthy sleep you need
It should come as no surprise to learn that sleep is essential to living a healthy and balanced life. That's just one reason spas today offer numerous treatments that encourage sleep and even offer classes on the topic as well as individual and group sessions with sleep therapists. However, there are still some misconceptions out there on the subject of...

Dermalogica Debuts First Hybrid Learning Facility

New Arizona outpost brings together consumer and professional education classrooms, professional treatments, and retail sales under one roof.
I’ve always been a big fan of Dermalogica ’s education efforts. I think that what Jane Wurwand, the founder and owner of Dermalogica, and her team have done to provide both estheticians and consumers with the tools they need to manage all things skin is amazing. So I was thrilled to witness their latest education effort in person last week...

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...