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DIY Overnight Facial

Find an overnight cure for dry, damaged skin
It’s never too early to start preparing the skin for cooler weather, and after clients (and maybe you too) have been spending the summer worshipping the sun, dry and damaged skin must be treated in between professional facials for best results. Terese Linke, global spa training and education director for Amala, shares a simple, five-step DIY facial to bring the...

Runner's Relief

Check out what runners' feet need at the spa
The summer weather in New York City has been nearly perfect for running, in my opinion. I’ve added quite a few miles to my sneakers and my various tracking apps. Pounding the pavement makes me realize I need to keep my feet in tip-top-shape with pedicures and DIY nailcare to avoid extra pains. Contrary to what spa industry pros like...

Collectible Spas

Learn what's inside the new Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa
We're very excited to see the finished copies of Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa in our office this week and can't wait for all of you to check out the gorgeous properties featured inside! Here's a quick overview of what you can expect when your copies arrive: 128 full-color pages 18 U.S. spas located in eight different states eight...

The Male Gaze

Discover new spa products that appeal to men
Generally it's considered unhealthy to bring work home, and a solid work/life balance is definitely in line with the philosophies of spas found in the pages of American Spa . I do often notice my work finding its way into my home, but when it's aromatherapy, hair oils, and nutritional supplements or an on-location visit while out of town it's...

Western Energy

Discover a hot facial going bicoastal
A favorite of Manhattanites for years, the Ling Energy Lift Facial at Ling Skincare & Spa New York is now available on the west coast at Ciel Spa at SLS (Los Angeles). Known for its offering of tradition, innovative, and signature spa services, the spa now can add some of Ling’s signature treatments to their roster. For example, the Energy...

Petal Pushers

Check out flower packed products for beautiful skin
Flowers of any kind have an uncanny ability to lift my spirits. I can't help but smile when I get a whiff of fragrant blooms. These sweet petals hold much greater beauty power within and when incorporated in spa treatments. While there is no denying that aromatherapy offers its own form of stress relief, many spas and brands are digging...

Pop Up Subway Spa

Take a peek at NYC's latest spa craze
There's no doubt about the popularity of spa—big, small, luxury, and backwoods. Business is booming and each day we love hearing about your creative ideas to make your relaxation destinations stand out and pamper clients. The latest creative incarnation appeared for a limited engagement on an especially balmy subway platform in New York City. Though it wasn't an outpost of...

Pep in Your Step

Find a new spa-friendly way to enjoy coffee
Each morning I look forward to a freshly brewed cup of coffee and trying new brews from around the world has made it all the more satisfying. If you and your clients are anything like me you'll be happy to hear August is National Coffee Month. The leftover grounds can be put to good use, too. Carolyn Doe, spa director...

Eco-Friendly Exfoliants

Check out natural effective scrubs
Dry skin can plague clients year round, and body scrub treatments provide the relief their parched skin needs most. These services are essential before baring skin on the beach or prepping for a spray-tan. Not all exfoliants are created equal, though, and it’s a worthwhile use of your time to check through your spa’s stock to make sure your treatments...

Mental Muscle

Learn how one luxe spa focuses on the mind
It’s not enough anymore to work just muscles, clients need to keep their noggins in tip-top shape too. They can do just that at the Waldorf Astoria Spa at the Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort , which has added new programs for a healthy brain. Developed by Karen Janusz , the spa's nutritionist and certified brain fitness facilitator, spa guests...