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SpaFinder "Taste of New York" event

SpaFinder hosts "Taste of New York" spa sampler and networking event.
This week, SpaFinder hosted a "spa tasting" event at their Park Avenue offices for about 250 media and spa folks. The Clodagh-designed offices were the perfect setting for spa services, as each of the 7 participating spas converted an office into a spa suite and gave "taster" services, which were enjoyed by everyone along with the delicious hors d'oeuvres provided...

Morning people or night owls; is one better for spa employment?

A recent study shows that it may be best to have a mixture of "morning people" and "evening people" in creative and client-oriented businesses like spas and salons.
Is there truth to the “morning person” moniker? How do you know if you are a “morning person”, a “night owl,” or somewhere in between? Chances are that by this stage in your life, you probably have a good sense of this, and you probably recognize these same traits in your staff members. In the workplace, the morning person is...

Nutricosmetic recognized by top beauty editors as "Product of the Week"

Formulators are beginning to add nutrition to their beauty programs. Krill oil, anyone?
Yesterday, I read the Club Spa Blog by SpaFinder and was happy to see that the “Product of the Week” (tested and chosen by SpaFinder’s top beauty editors,) was a Nutricosmetic! Although the Editor had some minor comments (such as the fish oil smell from the soft gel,) she confirmed that after a month her skin was glowing and that...

Is your rewards program working for you?

Is your rewards program just costing you money, or are you using it to guide client behaviors and create new sales?
While the main growth area for the spa industry may lie in attracting the millions of folks who have still never enjoyed a spa service, now doesn’t seem like the time to rollout a new spa marketing program. Most consumer-oriented businesses today have some version of a loyalty or rewards program, with the idea being they’ll cement relationships with the...

An Evening of Wellness & Beauty come together in NYC!

Paula Simpson co-hosts beauty & wellness event at Caudalie in NYC
Last week I had the pleasure to co-host an event with the prestigious Caudalie Spa at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. This event was focused on bringing beauty & wellness together through the integration of topical antioxidant rich skin treatments and nourishing “from within” with balanced nutrition and nutritional beauty supplementation (via nutricosmetics.) Our presentation focused on how combining external...

Understanding "Beauty from Within" Nutricosmetics 101

Antioxidant Cocktails, functional foods and sophisticated supplements define a growing category within the Wellness & Spa Industry, known as Nutricosmetics. But what are they, really?
Antioxidant Cocktails, functional foods and sophisticated supplements define a growing category within the Wellness & Spa Industry, known as Nutricosmetics. Nutritcosmetics Defined Nutritional Cosmetics (or more widely known as Nutricosmetics,) are nutraceutical (active components purported to offer a therapeutic action commonly found in food or botanicals) products formulated to support and enhance ones natural beauty (skin health, hair, nails, slimming...

Fad Dieting & Skin Health, is there a Connection?

Are you suggesting the right combinations of food and nutrients for your clients?
We have all experienced it! Fad diets focusing on imbalanced nutrition and claiming rapid weight loss (and there are millions out there!) To date, there are a few staple diets that have been around for some time and most of us seem to gravitate to one over the other (depending on our body type and lifestyle). High Protein Diets for...

Great new marketing concept bridges beauty and retail worlds!

In what could be a powerful new business model, a beauty products retailer and a service provider/manufacturer team up on the national stage.
Professional salon and spa products have long had a challenge; the manufacturers exist to sell products, and of course they’d like to sell more and more of them. But many manufacturers of professional beauty products have always treaded carefully so as not to alienate the salons and spas, and licensed professionals, who use the brands in service and recommend them...

Sun Protection through Nutrition?

We all know a little bit of Vitamin D is a good thing, but in this industry educating our clients on the incredible stress chronic sun exposure plays on your skin is a critical foundation of our beauty programs.
We all know a little bit of Vitamin D is a good thing, but in this industry educating our clients on the incredible stress chronic sun exposure plays on your skin is a critical foundation of our beauty programs. With the latest controversies about the effectiveness of topical SPF’s, there is a growing trend consumers are seeking from spas to...

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In his latest Video Blog, Bryan gives cost effective strategies for keeping clients connected and informed about your business and its product and services.
Bryan gives cost effective strategies for keeping clients connected and informed about your business and its product and services. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SouR-pOmFZE

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