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The Price We Pay To Be the BEST

As I sat there enjoying the great music and watching the young talented musicians, one thing stuck out: the role of the band director. I thought, I can’t imagine the band without this person. What would they sound like if no one was directing? Sometimes
Steps to a Great Performance I had the pleasure to attend the All County Band performance last weekend. What a great experience! I got to watch my son Charlie, who is 13, play the Tuba in the band with all his musically talented friends. We watched 7 th & 8th, 9 th & 10 th and the 11 th &...

Do wellness and spa belong at a hair show?

Check out comments from SpaTrade's Facebook community on this controversial topic!
I'm back from the ISSE Long Beach show . The EstheticsAmerica +Wellness pavillion really picked up on the second day. Overall the place was mobbed on Sunday--the day every hairdresser has off. I was pondering on my flight back to San Francisco, did the wellness and spa pavillion "fit" with this show, or is it a mismatch for these environments...

Check is in the mail...

My first Groupon check arrived $$$! Thus far, I have booked and made up approx. 50 ladies and more to come. It is steady and nothing we cannot handle along with our regular clients and shoppers. So far so GREAT~
My first Groupon check arrived $$$ Promptly like they said on Monday. Thus far, I have booked and made up approx. 50 ladies and more to come. It is steady and nothing we cannot handle along with our regular clients and shoppers. So far so GREAT~ Offering a discount in this down and very slow recovering economy has been working...

Live from the EstheticsAmerica + Wellness Pavilion at ISSE Long Beach

Nancy Griffin blogs live from ISSE Long Beach. Read her review of the Esthetics America + Wellness Pavilion
I’m here at the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach produced by the Professional Beauty Association. This year, ISSE launched an all new pavilion dedicated to skin care and wellness products. The pavilion is sponsored by Dermalogica and Repêchage, and features CIDESCO USA education as well as Massage classes by Bruce Baltz who provided Continuing Education (CE) credits...

Wellness & Spa: the conversation continues

We have received great feedback on the topic of wellness and spa. Following are excerpts from the comments we received from some of our illustrious SpaTrade members.
We have received great feedback on the topic of wellness and spa. Following are some excerpts from the comments we received from our illustrious SpaTrade members. These wonderful quotes speak for themselves! Rianna Riego, founder/Principal at Global SpaVantage "Wellness in a spa begins with the intention – from the ownership/management to the staff. Live it before you preach it. When...

Groupon and me!

Week 2 and five days after my Groupon coupon has run.
YAY! Round One is over. Now on to the next step! Our offer of beauty was: A private makeup session, skin care lesson, and a skin softening aromatherapy hand treatment. It also includes a refreshing signature beverage (alcoholic if they’d like) and a few decadent edibles both served on a silver tray. The offer featured on a Saturday. I was...

Wellness and Spa: A perfect marriage?

How can spas take advantage of the global wellness trend to increase revenues and client loyalty? How do spas provide holistic wellness programs with space limitations and without “breaking the bank?” Let's start a conversation!
There is no doubt that “Wellness” is one of the most important trends shaping the spa industry’s future. I’ve been thinking about the topic of wellness for weeks--seems the more I learn the more confused I become! The fundamental challenge when writing about “wellness” is the broadness of its definition. As defined by the study Spas and the Global Wellness...

Getting our coupon groove on with Groupon

After all the press, articles I have read and an invite and countless calls from the Groupon Team I have decided to take the plunge and try it. If you haven’t heard about it nor tried it to market your business with a daily deal. Live it and learn it thro
After all the press, articles I have read and an invite and countless calls from the Groupon Team I have decided to take the plunge and try it. Reviews I have read have been good and bad. I called other local business owners to see how their Groupon experience was. It resulted in a great experience. I believe it’s right...

Quick Tips for the Number One New Year Resolution – Weight Loss!

It’s that time of year! A time where most of us consider taking on a goal or challenge we have been procrastinating about for some time. As a Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, I am often flooded with questions about dieting in January...
It’s that time of year! A time where most of us consider taking on a goal or challenge we have been procrastinating about for some time. As a Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, I am often flooded with questions about dieting in January. This is the month where we are most motivated to make changes, but after a few weeks,...

What we say is very powerful...

Is your staff trained to find the "right words?"
Two days ago I went to my stylist and got my hair cut and conditioned. It was very busy in the salon and the salon is petite. While waiting to get my hair rinsed and blown dry, another stylist who I admire for her flawless skin, hair and overall look said to the client, "I need to kick you out...

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