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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...

Exercise for Fun

Discover new fitness research for a more effective routine
I count myself lucky that I consider most workouts fun, and I even look forward to my daily routines. I enjoy challenging myself, seeing progress, and trying new activities. Loving your workout can do much more than put a smile on your face according to recent studies conducted by Carolina Werle, Brian Wansink, and Collin Payne. Researchers found that people...

Purifying Place

Learn how a Philippines spa offers holistic healing in the spirit of Ramadan
In the midst of busy work schedules, social obligations, and family it can be increasingly difficult for clients to find time to tend to their spiritual wellbeing. The Farm at San Benito (Batangas, Philippines) seeks to remedy that with an opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the spirit of Ramadan, during the Holy Month of Fasting and year round...

Perfect Pout

Discover why lipstick is the cosmetic of choice on National Lipstick Day
I wasn’t always a lipstick lady, but once I embraced a pigmented lip I haven’t looked back. A new shade can do wonders—like a fresh coat of paint on walls—for brightening up a complexion and streamlining a makeup routine. We can all celebrate the power of lipstick today with National Lipstick Day. Here are some fun facts from Mintel’s July...

Care-Free Hair

Share these easy hairstyles with clients this summer
Maybe it’s a happy by-product of the humidity and heat or perhaps a side-effect of daily immersion in all things beauty and spa, but I’ve been tinkering with creative hairstyles this summer. I’m definitely not alone, and salon owner and expert stylist Nunzio Saviano has some celebrity-inspired tips for you and your clients to beat the heat in style. Ombré...

Balance Booster

Learn about fun, spa-friendly yoga techniques
I’m far from a seasoned yogi, but I enjoy an occasional flow and warrior series. Working closely with the spa industry has offered many more opportunities to improve my lackluster practice. One I was especially excited to check out was the new SUP Yoga Workshop at the Pure Yoga location near my apartment. Done on Indo Yoga Boards, this class...

Tequila Treatment

Learn about a spirited spa service
If you or your clients have ventured to Mexico, you know tequila flows like water. It's no wonder this spritely spirit has earned itself a holiday and spa treatments in its honor, on July 24 each year. I enjoyed a sip or two of tequila while on my Mexican honeymoon last year in Riviera Maya and agree it deserves the...

Say Cheese

Discover your pure joy with a photo contest
My camera goes everywhere I do, even everyday errands. I keep my eyes open in hopes of capturing unique sights around me and thanks to Instagram I can share them with my friends and followers. I also like to preserve the images to bring back the feelings and memories of that time someday in the future. This summer, Amala is...