Spa Scoop Blog

Slider Image
Fill the Shelves Read More
Slider Image
Spooky Spa Specials Read More
Slider Image
Fall Nail Fashion Read More

SpaExec Sonoma Features Social Media Guru Jamie Ginsberg

This year's SpaExec event in Sonoma was a huge success!
Last week’s SpaExec event in Sonoma was a huge success! As always, the events are very well organized by event director Kimberly Rhoten, and featured an outstanding educational program. The keynote and panel were highly interactive—the audience provided invaluable insights into the realities of implementing social media programs. So much juicy information was presented that I’m covering the education in...

Spa Week

Noreen takes advantage of Spa Week...did you?
Spa week …. were you on board? Were you or your spa a part of the nationwide fun? My skin and body were tired and I needed some R & R so I gave my skin and spirit what it needed... locally . Although I travel all over and have had the pleasure of some delightful services at beautiful spas,...

Are Nutraceuticals the Next Generation for Weight Loss Support?

Amidst the controversy with pharmaceutical weight loss drugs, are nutraceuticals the next generation for healthy long term weight management?
Amidst the controversy with pharmaceutical weight loss drugs, are nutraceuticals the next generation for healthy long term weight management? The most recent push to ban from market are the weight loss drugs, Xenical and Ali. A consumer advocacy group is urging the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately remove these drugs due to serious health concerns. Both of these...

Must-see SpaTrade Webinar "Transform Your Business with Breakthroughs in Cosmetic Medicine"

Nancy gives SpaTrade reader's a sneak peek at next week's webinar with Ben Johnson, MD Tuesday April 26
Yesterday I got a sneak peek at the slides for Osmosis Skincare’s webinar “ Transform Your Business with Breakthroughs in Cosmetic Medicine” next Tuesday April 26 at 10:00am Pacific. This webinar is a must-see for spa owners and managers, estheticians and medical professionals interested in results-oriented skin care. Ben Johnson, MD, Founder/Formulator of Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare and Cosmedix Skincare,...

Benefits of Spa Treatments Lie at Their Core

How do we solve the problem of “disowning our own toolbox of healing therapies?” How do we raise standards in the industry so we feel proud of the product we deliver and consumers feel good about spending their money on spa treatments?
SpaTrade expert blogger Anne Bramham posed the following question in her last post— “Are we disowning our own tool box of healing therapies?” This is a serious question for our industry—most especially due to the current state of the economy. If we as an industry don’t believe in the healing power of “spa,” what message are we conveying to the...

Exclusive Event Coverage: Day Spa Association's ProKnowledge Workshops

Cara Solomon shares her experience at the inaugural ProKnowledge Workshop in Nashville, Tenessee. "A wise investment that will help spa entrepreneurs and wellness providers become the leaders of tomorrow."
The Day Spa Association has been reinvented with a unique vision and passion to guide the spa leaders of tomorrow. The kick-off event for the ProKnowledge Workshops took place in Nashville. The presentations and round table discussions that ranged from event planning, the future of the spa industry, social media, treatment menu innovations, etc. was thought provoking and powerful. If...

Everything is coming up roses!

All good in Groupon land with Noreen...read on!
...with Groupon. MORE Groupon clients have booked, met and pampered some more. All is good. Tipped last month quite generously from A VERY satisfied client. Now, this week knocked my high heels off. A $50.00 tip from yet another. The fact is in all my years I NEVER accepted tips. I feel best when they buy retail or tell friends...

Anatomy of a Perfect Spa Treatment

Nancy Griffin breaks down the elements of a perfect spa experience.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting The Grand Del Mar Resort & Spa in San Diego. I visited the spa when it opened several years before, and found the experience to be a bit disconnected—The spa was obviously still going through some growing pains. My friend Jim Croghan took over as spa director last fall—he is an industry veteran...

It's Spring Time! A Good Time for Detox?

With spring here (and summer around the corner,) this is the time of year I hear people discussing their “detox” experience. Some experiences maybe better than others, but when following a qualified detoxification program; the results can invigorate the m
With spring here (and summer around the corner,) this is the time of year I hear people discussing their “detox” experience. Some experiences maybe better than others, but when following a qualified detoxification program; the results can invigorate the mind and body! But what is a good or bad Detox? Below, I provide what to look for and what to...

Bump in the Road...

Noreen finds a kink in her Groupon promotions--last minute cancellations = substantial loss of revenues--yikes!
I told you all I would be honest and so I am sharing with you what my Groupon is doing now. Still have met the nicest ladies almost all in their 30's. They are little couponistas, fashionistas and savvy. They want to have the service and spend too! My only kink is three called with cancellations on Saturday. I was...

Pages