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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...

GSWS Day One Highlights

Stellar speakers inspire in Aspen.
The Global Spa and Wellness Summit officially kicked off on Monday with a host of exciting speakers. Be sure to visit the GSWS website post-event for a comprehensive compilation of transcripts, PowerPoint presentations, and research reports. We’ll also be featuring the conference in the August issue of American Spa . But in the meantime, enjoy a few highlights from the...

GSWS Kicks Off in Aspen

Spa leaders convene to talk imagination and innovation.
Just arrived in Aspen for the Global Spa and Wellness Summit . The delegates are having fun networking at the St. Regis Aspen at the Welcome Cocktail Reception sponsored by Babor. Check back often for more photos, news, and reports from this exciting conference. This year's focus is Innovation Through Imagination. Can't wait to hear what speakers like Philippe Bourguignon,...

Here Comes the Sun

Check out these hot suncare products.
The summer is almost here! In honor of our June issue, which has a focus on suncare, we've compiled a list of some great products to protect your clients' skin from the damaging sun. Glytone Suncare Block Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40: This oil-free formula helps prevent sunburn caused by UVA and UVB exposure. It is ideal for ideal for post-procedural...

The BodyHoliday Launches a September Solo Retreat

Discover an Individual Retreat That is More Akin to a Girlfriends' Getaway
A longtime fan of solo retreats, I've traveled much of the world on my own. One of my most life-changing experiences was at the highly regarded Chiva-Som (Hua Hin, Thailand) where I felt anything but alone thanks to a group of likeminded spa-goers I immediately bonded with over dinner at the spa's popular Talker Table. A good friend of mine...

Rancho La Puerta To Offer Two Family Weeks in August

Families can head to The Ranch for one of two family focused weeks this summer.
For me, Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico) has always been about family. I’ve been lucky enough to have been a guest there several times, and each time, I’ve been accompanied by at least one member of my family. My mother has joined me three times, and my dad came with us the last time. While visiting The Ranch as a...

An Editor's Obsession: Crystal Purse Hooks

Add a little sparkle to your retail area with these fancy hooks.
I am somewhat obsessed with purses (I can't walk past Cole Haan without stopping in), so when I first learned about the ingenious little invention of purse hooks, I was...well...hooked. And now I have discovered the cutest styles of purse hooks from Luxe Link on My favorite is this Swarovkski Crystal Luxe Link folding hook, which is sure to...