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A Loss Highlights the Healing Havens Spas Have the Potential to Be

Discover Another Reason To Love Spas
Earlier today, I learned that a neighbor from my childhood had passed away unexpectedly. Although I hadn't seen her in years, I couldn't help but be profoundly affected by the news. I grew up with her children, and the time I spent in her home probably rivaled the amount spent in my own. With Mother's Day just a week away,...

New Editor Obsession: OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps

Easy to apply, long-lasting strips offer a magnificent mani.
If you’ve been reading our blog over the past few years, you’ll know that we here at American Spa are a little obsessed with nails. From nail gels to fun lacquer names, we’re always experimenting with and commenting on what’s new in nails. So when OPI ’s new Pure Lacquer Nail Apps arrived at the office yesterday, we were all...

VH Spa for Vitality + Health Delivers a Dose of Mid-Week Mojo

Discover What Spa is Helping Guests Spend Less Mid-Week
Mid-week can be challenging for most people, yours truly included. That's why I love the new deal from VH Spa for Vitality + Health (Scottsdale, AZ), which offers discounted rates on its most requested services every Wednesday and Thursday. For example, the 60-minute Ultimate Pedicure, regularly priced at $75, is only $50 on Wednesday and Thursday. Spa-goers can also add...

GSN Issues Plastic Reduction Challenge

The eco-focused network debuts contest to help reduce the use of disposable plastic items.
While we all know we could do more to help preserve our planet, I’m always excited when someone offers a real solution. So I’m happy to pass along details about the latest effort from the Green Spa Network. Because plastic pollution is real and a growing daily threat to the planet and the creatures who inhabit it, the GSN has...

OPI Launches Germany Collection

The Fall/Winter 2012 line draws its inspiration from Berlin.
As an editor, I enjoy a play on words or silly pun. The cheesy headlines in the New York Post kill me every morning, and I have even have been known to make up names for imaginary things I don't own, in case one day I do. (My boat that I don't have is going to be called "The Nan...

Mother's Day Survey Reveals Spa Services on the Rise as Ideal Gift

Give the Gift of Spa this Mother's Day
If you haven't given any thought yet as to what to get your mom for Mother's Day then a recent survey might just give you some ideas. It may also inspire you to roll out a few Mother's Day specials. According to the annual Brand Keys Mother's Day Survey, total spending is estimated to reach nearly $17.2 billion. The New...

OKA b. Helps Clients Look, Feel, And Do Good

This Stylish Sandal Company Gives Back.
Last weekend, I set aside a day for the dreaded wardrobe switch, where I put all of my winter sweaters, wool coats, and snow boots into storage and replace them with cute little dresses, T-shirts, and flip flops. (Maybe this is just a New York City thing, but it is what most of us are forced to do when living...

Top 10 Hospitality Trends for 2012

Hotel guru Robert Rauch shares his predictions.
For most of us, 2012 is already proving to be more promising than 2011, and staying on top of trends is important to our success. Since many spas are located in hotels, it is important to keep an eye on what’s happening there, in addition to the spa market itself. As such, I'd like to present the Top 10 hospitality...

SpaExec Takes Manhattan

Find Our What Challenges Urban Spa Operators Face
Yesterday, managing editor Nanci McArdle and I (pictured here with Yotel's resident mascot) attended the sixth annual SpaExec event at Yotel New York . This popular networking event involved a vendor showcase; a keynote speech on Expanding an Iconic Brand by George Lopez, general manager for the recently opened flagship Red Door Spa in New York City; and a panel...

IECSC Kicks Off in NYC

The 10th anniversary show is proving to be one of the best yet.
Day one of IECSC New York , which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, was one filled with packed aisles, busy booths, and happy attendees and exhibitors. Among the highlights are more than 200 exhibitors, free manufacturer classes, and a variety of business building classes, including the Spa Business Conference, CIDESCO, ASTECC & Advanced Business Seminars. The show continues...

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