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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...

Uncork a Bottle of Bubbly for Holiday-Stressed Skin

A famed facialist reveals her recipe for fabulous skin this season.
Although I love the holidays, I don't necessarily love the toll they take on my already dehydrated skin. Fortunately, New York City facialist Cecilia Wong has a solution. Here, she shares a recipe to rejuvenate stressed skin using grapes and bubbly. The timing couldn't be better, as we prepare to toast the New Year. Cecilia Wong's Champagne Mask INGREDIENTS: 3...

Resolve to Incorporate More Happiness Into Your Spa This Coming Year

Make 2013 the happiest year yet for your spa.
Recently, I read a story on 10 things you can do to be happier in your home . Many of the ideas resonated with me as being simple things I can incorporate in my daily life, such as setting an intent for each day and doing small favors for the people in my life without expecting anything in return. The...

A New Year's Resolution For Which to be Grateful

Discover why you should incorporate one in your spa
Now that it looks like the world is going to keep turning, I'm thinking that's just one more thing for which I'm thankful. Recently, I came across the idea to create a gratitude jar. Basically, the idea is to fill a Mason jar (or whatever container you can find) with notes about the good things that happen throughout the year...

SpaFinder Offers Public Service Video for Bad Gift Givers

Learn what not to give this holiday season
If you've already started getting gifts you'd rather have left unopened, then you'll appreciate this unscripted video from SpaFinder on some of the worst gifts received during the holiday season. Consider it a public service announcement for bad gift givers. These cautionary tales may just make you think twice before regifting that diet cookbook. Enjoy it here and don't hesitate...