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Good Deeds Prove To Be Always In Season

Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season
Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, that doesn't mean the charitable contributions have stopped. After all, it is the season of giving. Turning a breast cancer awareness initiative into an ongoing program for cancer patients, Suki Skincare has extended its partnership with The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology (New York City). Originally, the partnership involved the cosmeceutical skincare company...

Discovery Fit & Health Channel Offers Reality Show with a Heart

An original series follows the recovery of victims who have suffered acts of violence and crime.
I've recently ventured higher up than I normally do on my remote control one evening while trying to find the new Oprah Winfrey Network, and that's when I came across the Discovery Fit & Health channel. As a huge fan of the Discovery Channel to begin with, plus a girl who likes to learn about fitness and health, this quickly...

Tempt Clients with A Fun Flower Ritual

A visual test from Lotus Wei helps determine guests’ state of mind.
I’m a bit of a sucker for tests. Send me something that involves my selecting my favorite color, flower, scent, or style as a window into my soul, and I’m inevitably on board. So when I got an email from Lotus Wei Flower Essences asking me to select the flower to which I was most drawn from the above options,...

Spas Rely on Holiday Treatments to Spice Up Their Menus

Discover Holiday Treatments That Sound Good Enough to Eat
‘Tis the season to spa, thanks to a variety of holiday-themed services that will leave spa-goers feeling joyful this December. At The Spa at Ravella (Las Vegas), guests can enjoy the perfect escape ($25), which includes a mini treatment, cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, and spa gift each Thursday, from 6 to 8pm. Appletinis & Aromatherapy are on the menu Dec. 1...

Try these Collagen Boosting Foods for Firm Skin

Top collagen boosting foods include:
Collagen makes up 30% of the protein in the body and constitutes 70% of protein within the skin. Located within the dermis (below the outermost layer of skin,) collagen is the foundation of connective tissue that supports skin’s structure. As we age, the natural weakening in cellular activity and increase in environmental stressors break down this structural framework, resulting in...

Honoring Evelyn Lauder

A beauty industry icon and breast cancer awareness philanthropist succumbs to cancer.
We’re just a few weeks past October and Breast Cancer Awareness month, and I’m sad to report that one of the movement’s most iconic leaders has passed away. Evelyn Lauder, the creator of the famed pink ribbon, has died. Please take a moment to read her obituary from the Associated Press , and join me in honoring her life and...

Join Mariel Hemingway for a Wellness Week Webinar Today

Learn Marketing Tips From Mariel Hemingway That Will Help You Tap Into the Wellness Industry
This past week at ISPA, I had the opportunity to meet Mariel Hemingway, who is serving as official spokesperson for SpaFinder's Wellness Week 2012. Today, the Academy Award nominee, author, and healthy living advocate is sharing her journey to embracing a healthier lifestyle in a special Wellness Week webinar. She will also share marketing tips to help your business tap...

Trend Alert: Couples Choosing to "Grow Young" Together

More couples are choosing to get cosmetic surgery together.
I think that everything is always more enjoyable when done as a couple (case in point, couples' massages), and apparently, I'm not alone. In fact, this morning, the Today Show did a segment on Ira and Roberta Almeas, a married couple who decided to "grow younger" together by getting minimally invasive work done to reduce the signs of aging, such...

The Surrey Brings Serenity to Holiday Shopping

A decadent new package combines shopping, spa, cocktails, and cookies.
Though Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season, it’s certainly already kicked off with gusto in New York City. The subways are crammed, the sidewalks are jam-packed with tourists wielding shopping bags, and sale signs are populating countless shop windows. I, frankly, find it completely exhausting and am not at all excited about starting my holiday...

ISPA's New Snapshot Initiative Summary Reveals What Spa Consumers Really Think

Get a Sneak Peak of ISPA's Spa Consumer Snapshot Initiative Summary
This week, I was in Vegas at the annual ISPA Conference. Not surprisingly, I learned a tremendous amount of information in the short time I was there. From effective new ingredients to interesting potential story ideas, I’m looking forward to sharing it all in the year to come. I was particularly interested in some of the latest statistics ISPA had...