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Cheering with Canapes

Learn how to make gourmet snacks
The busy party season may be behind us, but a few different types of festivities still lie ahead this winter. For those of you who are also football fans with teams in the playoffs (like me) there many reasons to celebrate. Awards season is also just beginning with glamorous red carpets to critique. No watch party is complete without a...

Clean Sweep

Check out the proposed grading system for NY salons
Report cards may be returning to beauty businesses around New York City. Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz, J., and council member Rafael Espinal introduced the legislation this week that would grade such establishments on cleanliness. The system would function similar to that used for restaurants, with grades A, B, C, and D based on evaluations. Most salons and spas keep...

Trendy Sweat

Learn about this year's trendiest workouts
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to reevaluate what's on your menu and how your spa can improve. It's the business version of a New Year's Resolution, but one that will stick. This may be the year to add new fitness classes to help spa-goers follow through on their own exercise endeavors. The American College of...

Survey of Sales

Get in tune with clients' buying habits with new research results
We've made it through the biggest retail season of the year, but that's no reason to chill out on sales strategies for spa-goers chilling out in the treatment rooms. Knowing what your clients are likely to buy can help keep retail sales booming through the winter lull. A recent TABS Group (a consumer products analytics firm) study surveyed 1000 women...

Vitamin Proficient

Discover how to incorporate more vitamins in your diet naturally
The first Monday of the New Year brings a test of will power to everyone pursuing pesky resolutions. It may be easy to fall back into the old routine as the lofty goals are far from solidified habits. Whether or not they're are achieved, wellness resolutions are by far the most popular. They also can be the hardest to keep!...

Afterparty Spa Refresh

Check out a skincare regimen perfect for reviving skin
Late-night holiday fêtes can take a toll on the body. Clients may not realize how lack of sleep and overindulging on food and drinks can all have a negative impact on the skin. To help them combat these inevitable skin stressors, Terese Linke, global spa training and education director for Amala Beauty, shared her tips on how to keep skin...

Long Live Lashes

Learn about new products to pamper eyelashes
I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve always had great eyelashes. Makeup artists would always comment on them, one recently even asked if I had extensions. Nope, they’re all real and naturally curly like my hair. I didn’t understand why anyone would pay money for an eyelash curler until I played beautician for friends in college and battled stick-straight lashes...

Gilded Facial

Discover the glowing benefits of golden skincare
Everything seems to glitter and glow around the holidays. Even skincare services get a bit gilded this time of year. This month I checked out the new Orogold Cosmetics outpost in New York City and was treated a luxurious mini-facial with products recommended by the skin specialist on duty. I tried out The Heat Radiance Facial (using products from the...

Western Wellness Retreat

Discover a healthy way to kick off the New Year
The sweet treats may be flowing freely now and through the end of the year, but spa-goers will all need to get back on the wellness wagon come January. Just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite (Fish Camp, CA) is offering the comprehensive Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat ($1,119 for double occupancy; $889 for single occupancy,...

Sweet Spa Sensations

Celebrate Christmas with sugary seasonal services
White Christmas is one of my favorite classic holiday movies. It’s a sweet reminder of the simple joys of the season—singing, dancing, and snow. Each year I hope for a glistening snow fall to cover everything in white. This year I got my wish by traveling to the Rocky Mountains where I’m guaranteed a winter wonderland. Snow or not, spas...