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Bridal Skincare Tips

Share simple suggestions for clear wedding day complexions
June marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for weddings and when higher temperatures and humidity cause skin concerns to rear their unsightly heads . As the go-to beauty spot for many brides, your spa and estheticians provide the first line of defense against bridal breakouts and more. Seven Brown, esthetician at Harlem Skin Clinic (New York City),...

Getting the Spots Out

Learn how to help clients during acne awareness month
My skin seems to know that June is Acne Awareness Month because it has flared up with some uncharacteristic blemishes lately. I was lucky and didn’t battle acne in my teens, but now in my 20s I have breakouts from time to time to make up for it. The most effective method of treating and preventing it in my experience...

Healthy Taste of Summer

Try out innovative recipes for an energy boost
A few weeks ago I was offered a sneak peek of the latest concoctions from Aloha , a nutrition and supplement company founded by Constantin Bisanz. I had tried the original Daily Good, a whole-food powder that combines nutrient-rich ingredients in a convenient dried powder form, before and was excited to see what the Aloha team had up its sleeves...

A Breath of Fresh Air

Discover a new spa chain in New York City
For health-conscious fitness enthusiasts looking to focus on reviving, restoring, and transforming their minds while sculpting a sleek physique, leading lifestyle brand Exhale opened its sixth location, Exhale Flatiron (NYC), a mind-body studio. Featuring dark wood floors, high ceilings, separate men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, and complimentary lockers, the 1,400-square-foot space offers fitness classes , yoga apparel, and a...

By the Numbers

Help improve the spa industry by completing a survey
We are inviting our readers to participate in an important global industry survey conducted by SRI International. Research reports released since the first study in 2008 have provided important benchmarking, thought leadership, and benefits for spa directors and others in the industry ( Click here for more details ). The current survey will provide updated figures and the baseline for...

Mind-Body Harmony

Discover a new mindful movement in a luxe rooftop garden
Spas are known for providing a haven for healing. They offer relief from day-to-day stresses, solve skin problems regularly, and send guests off to face the real world in a brightened, rejuvenated state. More and more spas are looking to heal more than skin deep, with mindfulness programs, fitness, and more. A new limited offering at Cornelia Spa at The...

Turn Up the Heat

Learn about the revenue generating opportunities of a sauna in your spa
When I mention a sweat session, it usually refers to a tough workout and time well spent in the gym to keep up the healthy lifestyle your spa's promote. Today I’m expanding my definition to include time spent in the sauna, as well, and it’s equally healthy benefits for clients. We’ve touched on the impact of other forms of infrared...

Gentlemen’s Choice for Treatments

Discover how top spas honor guys on father’s day
Spa specials are no longer limited to holidays for ladies as the numbers of gentlemen frequenting them are sky-rocketing. Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to entice the spa-going guy or those yet to set foot in the relaxation area. Here are a few June specials at spas that certainly know how to appeal to men. The Oaks at Ojai...

The Luxury Spa Collection Sneak Peek

Learn how to order our new spa compendium for holiday retail
We are excited to be able to announce The Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa , a project that has been in the works since before I joined the American Spa team and is filled with images and stories of beautiful spas featured in the pages of the magazine during the last two years. This compendium of noteworthy relaxation destinations...

Superfoods in Skincare

Check out a fun experiment with a new natural serum
New research seems to emerge daily about new foods to add to your plate and to your spa's menu to maintain a healthy diet. Those same superfoods often hold super skincare powers, as well; berries , citrus , and melon contain powerful antioxidants and vitamins to help delay signs of aging and replenish skin. Fighting free-radical damage is also a...