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Holistic Spa Cleanse

Discover a natural detox experience in the mountain west
It’s nearly summer, but it's still not too late to squeeze in some much-needed spring cleaning if you're anything like me. Spring Creek Ranch (Jackson Hole, WY), a mountain retreat brought a holistic, outdoorsy touch to its spa version of spring cleaning, Spiritual Spring Cleaning Weekends (starting at $682 per person, two nights), through June 1. The resort, situated atop...

Enraptured by Robes

Listen in on tips for selecting spa robes from Steven Salhany, The Mansfield Robe Company
We chatted with Steven Salhany, partner at The Mansfield Robe Company , to get his professional tips for selecting the best robes for your spa and clients. Here's what he had to say: What materials are popular in the latest robes? Standard spa robe materials can really be divided into three categories—lightweight, medium weight, and heavier weight. Each category has...

Pique Your Pinterest

Check out top strategies for using Pinterest
We spend a lot of time sharing our tips and other spas' best practices when it comes to social media ( here and here ). That usually means Facebook and Twitter for initially establishing an online presence, but once that's solidified you may be missing out on excellent retail sales opportunities if your business doesn't expand to Pinterest, as well...

Facials in Unexpected Places

Discover how spas are getting creative with body facials
Facials do wonders for complexions and for creating loyal clients. These same methods and skincare products can rejuvenate other less prominent areas, as well, as a few spas prove with new treatments. The Shiney Hiney ($65, 30 minutes) treatment is new on the menu at Skin by Molly (Brooklyn, NY) and helps clients perfect their rearview for the beach or...

Prescription for Success

Get inspired by beauty industry professionals
I recently attended the 16th Annual International Congress for Salon and Spa Professionals hosted by Repêchage in New York City to check out the professional skincare line's new products , which were fantastic, but what stood out to me was listening to the afternoon inspirational speakers. Winn Claybaugh, founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell the School spoke about a caring...

Travel Skincare Tips

Check out skincare tips to share with traveling clients
I just returned from a busy holiday weekend filled with travel by plane, car, bus, and train, and I'm definitely not the only one recovering from the kick-off to summer weekend. As many clients are returning home rejuvenated after a fun-filled weekend their skin is still likely in need of a reboot. Here are five essential tips for summer skincare...

Honorable Treatments

Learn what pampering awaits military personnel for Memorial Day
It's no news that a holiday weekend is nearly upon us, and with it a busy schedule filled with many clients visiting your spa to relax. Some spas are reaching out and offering special treatments for current and former military personnel through Memorial Day. Spa L'Auberge (Del Mar, CA) is honoring military who book any 50-minute treatment with a complimentary...

Strawberry Spa Elixir

Learn how to make a healthful seasonal drink
I just learned that May is National Strawberry Month thanks to a special offering at The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, NC). This month spa guests are treated to an invigorating Strawberry Elderflower Elixir concocted by sous chef Colin Archangelis. You don't need to make the trek to the resort to reap the benefits of his seasonal elixir, which combines...

The Business of Health

Check out industry insights from the annual NYSPA Symposium
Springtime in New York has lots to offer and lots to recommend it, but for the spa and hospitality industry nothing compares to the education and insights it gains from the annual NYSPA Symposium. This year’s theme, The Business of Health , is especially timely. As spas move further in the direction of wellness and mindfulness, how do we, as...

Green in Action

Learn about the creative way a California spa completed a green update
The Spa at Laguna Cliffs (CA) has made green aspirations a reality with a green-o-vation of its facilities and an updated menu using organic products. Rather than gutting the spa and starting over when it was time for an update, designer George Bernal of George Bernal Custom Made (Santa Ana, CA) led a cosmetic remodel that involved up-cycling and repurposing...