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IECSC Las Vegas Trends

Check out SpaBooker's video update from IECSC
We're still catching up on work in the office after a busy few days at IECSC Las Vegas last week but in case you missed it, here are some helpful trends and inSPAration SpaBooker's team learned while speaking with industry professionals on the show floor. Booker at IECSC / IBS 2014 VEGAS We're happy not everything that happens in Vegas...

Braiding at its Best

Learn how to recreate a Game of Thrones braid
Braids could have easily become a passing hairstyle trend but they have earned serious staying power. Creative styling has helped the modern plait jump from runways to brides to television stars. For clients dreaming of the gorgeously intricate hairstyles that have adorned season four of Game of Thrones, Butterfly Studio Salon stylist Jason Dougherty gives his expert step-by-step guide on...

Spa Gooooal

Learn how one US resort infuses Brazilian culture into specials
I played in my very first soccer game when I was six years old and have loved the sport, whether you call it futebol or soccer, ever since. It’s great to see the growing excitement around the FIFA World Cup matches, as the US National team is still alive and kicking, pun intended, making it through a difficult group. Our...

Swim, Run, Spin, Retreat

Check out how an Arizona spa helps athletes train
To me, triathlons, especially the Ironman, are the grandaddy of races. They combine three distinct disciplines and require hardcore endurance and topnotch training to go the distance. My husband is currently training for his first, a sprint distance triathlon, this summer and I've gotten to observe what goes into preparing up close. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Paradise Valley, AZ) is...

Sunset Salutations

Discover how a New York City hotel is tempting New Yorkers to strike a pose.
It’s no secret that New Yorkers love their rooftop bars, but those who want to opt for a healthier option can now check out Z NYC Hotel’s new rooftop yoga series. Taught by yoga instructor Dina Ivas, the Vinyasa-style classes ($25), suitable for all levels, take place the first Tuesday of the month from June through September at 7:30pm. Located...

Handful of Healing

Dive deep into the health benefits of melons
It's the first official week of summer and many of you and your clients are enjoying backyard barbeques and beachside picnics incorporating fresh, juicy melon. More than a sweet, refreshing treat, these fruits have super powers within the tasty flesh. A number of published, peer-reviewed studies have shown that melon extracts have significant effects on slowing and even stopping cancer...

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...