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ISPA 2010 Conference, 20th anniversary edition.

First day of 2010 ISPA Conference opens at the Gaylord in National Harbor, MD, with an upbeat vibe.
Spa industry executives and vendors from around the globe are gathered in Washington D.C. for the 20th annual ISPA conference. The conference is an annual "must-attend" for many due to the high quality educational breakouts, motivational keynotes, and networking opportunities. Monday offered 10 Professional Development Sessions on a variety of topics. Barry Moltz gave an impassioned presentation entitled "Customer Service...

A Unique Korean Spa Experience - In Texas?

You never know what surprises you can find in some unexpected places! Dori takes us along on a Korean spa journey, stateside.
While visiting Myong Chong, the President and CEO of Hanna Isul Skin Care and Medi Spa in Fort Worth, Texas, she invited me and another friend to experience a Korean spa in Dallas. Have you experienced a Korean Spa? Even though I was in Korea last year, I did not have an authentic Korean experience. Go figure… a Korean spa...

Great social media insights at SpaExec Ft. Lauderdale

The last SpaExec event of the year featured presentations by Jamie Ginsberg, social media strategist, and a panel discussion of what lies ahead for 2011.
On the eve of the IECSC show in Ft. Lauderdale, SpaExec welcomed attendees to the Hilton Marina for another exciting networking and vendor showcase event. Over 60 local and regional Spa Directors, owners and staff members enjoyed meeting with the 21 vendors displaying their latest wares. The educational portion of the evening consisted of a keynote presentation by social media...

Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2010 Gala & Winners

The best spas of the Asia-Pacific region 2010 are honored at the annual Crystal Awards at the Wellness Summit in Singapore.
While the entire Wellness Summit is a rich, stimulating experience, the highlight of the conference is always the gala Crystal Awards evening, and this year was no different. This year, nominees and guests gathered amidst the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park to enjoy each others company and await the announcement of the winners for 2010. Now in its seventh...

Market Watch – Weight Loss & Spa

Paula Simpson discusses why spas are the perfect venues for weight loss programs. By combining weight loss programs with spa, you are helping your clients become healthier, feel better and maximize their outer beauty too!
In this past month, 3 weight loss products (2 pharmaceuticals and 1 nutraceutical,) have been denied or pulled from the market due to potential health risks they may pose. This got me thinking....with the uncontrollable obesity rates that we face today, is the magic bullet approach in the best interest for long term success? Healthy weight management goes beyond nutrition...

What's new?

Beauty is ever changing! It is …brushing, rolling, vibrating, twirling, prickling, massaging and more! Noreen invites you to come see what is new at the IECSC show in fabulous Ft.Lauderdale is next weekend. November 6th and 7th.
Beauty is ever changing! It is …brushing, rolling, vibrating, twirling, prickling, massaging and more! The mascaras are not just applied with our hands but they vibrate by themselves for a more pumped up and defined application. Say goodbye to the old-fashioned washcloth or facial sponges for cleansing Clarisonic is taking over the beauty universe as far as the premiere face-cleansing...

Social networking is an online cocktail party: What impression are you making?

Nancy Griffin examines the etiquette of social media. Marketers must respect online relationships to avoid being "party crashers".
Businesses are jumping on the social media bandwagon as a tool for marketing, thought leadership and customer feedback. When networking online, it is helpful to refer to networking at a cocktail party. Marketers who only talk about how great they are and lack a genuine interest in others, will soon find themselves uninvited to the party. Read on to find...

Wellness Summit Day 2

More provocative conversations from the Wellness Summit in Singapore.
Our day began with a guided meditation, led by Dr. JemBendell, Director of Lifeworth and Associate Professor at Griffith Business School. Dr. Bendell’s work is as a strategist and consultant for sustainable luxury for high-end brands, and he is accredited with the organizational concept for the Marine Stewardship Council. Bendell’s presentation, “Integrating Personal and Global Wellness,” shared the idea that...

Wellness Summit report Day 1

Full report on the great ideas and visionary concepts that were shared by a roster of international experts at the first day of the 2010 Wellness Summit on the future of spas and wellness.
The 5 th annual Wellness Summit was held last week in Fort Canning Park, Singapore, with a theme of “Riding the Wave: Delivering Relevance, Ensuring Sustainability.” The Wellness Summit is designed to explore ways in which the wellness industry can remain profitable, competitive and relevant in a challenging business environment, and discover synergies between the spa, salon, fitness, medicine, health...

Functional Foods Controversy – Are superfruits all they are hyped up to be?

Amidst all of the media furor over superfruits and their potential health benefits, here are the latest facts . . .
As seen on TV, the internet and newsstands, it is hard to avoid the exaggerated claims and promises made by smart marketers and manufacturers of the so called “super fruit” juices. This caught my eye in particular last week when I read a recent superfruit company was put under scrutiny by US regulators who filed a complaint that their unsubstantiated...

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