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Clients Are Geling at Home with Red Carpet Manicure

New nail kits help jazz up at-home gel mani/pedis.
I love a good gel manicure. But sometimes, due to my travel schedule, shipping the magazine, and generally being busy, I don’t get to a spa or salon as often as I would like to have the services performed by a pro. But now, thanks to Red Carpet Manicure and its fun collection of nail kits, I can give myself...

Intelligent Nutrients Debuts New Pure Luxury Products

Eco-friendly haircare line creates gorgeous locks naturally.
When it comes to both skincare and haircare, I seem to do better with all-natural ingredients. Strong ingredients tend to make me breakout and my hair to get scraggly looking. So when I got the chance to sample some of the new Pure Luxury products from Intelligent Nutrients , a certified organic health and beauty brand created by renowned environmentalist...

Burke Williams Introduces Back-to-School Special

Spa-goers Can Reward Themselves With This Generous Deal
Even though I'm not heading back to school, I still get excited by back-to-school sales, which may explain why I was so taken with the new special from Burke Williams Day Spa (CA). This September, the spa is offering a back-to-school gift card special that lets guests treat both their loved ones as well as themselves. Guests that spend between...

New ISPA Stats Show Promise

Spa revenue and visits exhibit growth from 2010 to 2011.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released new statistics from the ISPA 2012 U.S. Spa Industry Study . ISPA commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct the survey which is updated every year with five key statistics crucial to the spa industry including revenue, spa visits, the number of spa locations, total employment in the industry and square footage. “Against a background...

Football Season Provides an Ideal Time to Promote Sports-Oriented Treatments

Want to Attract More Men to Your Spa?
While not everyone may be looking forward to football season, spa-going guys will certainly find reason to cheer thanks to a host of male-oriented treatments designed to help them unwind. At Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Mayakoba (Quintana Roo, Mexico), they can indulge in the Post Game Face Treatment (60 minutes), which includes a shoulder and neck massage for...

St. Lucia Hosts Second Annual Health & Wellness Retreat

Get Healthy in Paradise
Last year, I had the opportunity to attend St Lucia’s first Health & Wellness Retreat in Soufriere. I’m happy to report that it is back again this year and looks to be even more successful than the first with leading experts such as Today Show nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer and actress and best-selling author Lindsay Wagner, to name...

Spa Week Introduces Loyalty Rewards Program

Want to Earn Points for Your Spa Visits?
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of frequent flyer miles. The fact that I once flew to Nairobi for 70,000 miles and $20 made me a lifelong convert. I'm also the same girl who stashed every Stonyfield Yogurt top for more than a year in order to eventually save up enough for a free subscription to Martha...

St. Regis San Fran Celebrates America’s Cup With Spa

Remède Spa debuts services with a nautical theme.
Just in time for the America’s Cup World Series, relaxation sets sail at Remède Spa at The St. Regis San Francisco . The race takes place August 21-26 and October 2-7, and in honor of this sailing spectactular, the spa has debuted a series of nautical-themed treatments. Options include the All Hands on Deck Massage ($330, 60 minutes), a four-handed...

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Vivienne Tam Unveil Limited-Edition Slippers

Exclusive “Water Dragon” slippers celebrate one-year anniversary of Hilton Huanying program for Chinese travelers.
I love Vivienne Tam. I have happily received her dresses for birthday gifts the past few years, and I also love the uniforms she has created for Mandarin Oriental. So I was excited to hear about another great hospitality partnership she has created. Marking the one-year anniversary of its global welcome program for Chinese travelers, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has...

Tranquility Suites Prove to be the Latest Urban Oases

Discover a Great Place to Spend National Relaxation Day
While you shouldn't need a reason to pamper yourself, it certainly doesn't hurt. And next Wednesday, Aug. 15 provides the perfect excuse for you and your clients, as it's National Relaxation Day. It's the perfect occasion to temp spa-goers into visiting, not that they should need any coaxing. Recognizing the importance of relaxation, numerous hotels now offer tranquility suites in...

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