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Nailing Nail Trends at Any Age

Provide your clients with expert tips on age-appropriate nail trends.
I always adore a fabulous manicure and pedicure, and I also love to test out new nail trends. Navy blue? Black? Shimmery silver? You name it, and I’ve probably sampled it on either my fingers or toes. The other day, however, I was sitting next to a teenager on the subway who was sporting bright neon nails. I thought it...

Market Trends – Nutricosmetics in Spas

I have observed a growing audience of spa decision makers seeking to incorporate nutritional wellness into their spa menus. However, the most frequent question is, how and what do I choose for my spa?
This past weekend I presented on the beauty and wellness connection at IECSC in Fort Lauderdale. From New York, Las Vegas and now South Florida, I have observed a growing audience of spa decision makers seeking to incorporate nutritional wellness into their spa menus. However, the most frequent question is, how and what do I choose for my spa? Bringing...

New Elizabeth Arden Treatment Breathes Life Into Skin

An editor tries out the company's latest oxygen facial.
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas recently debuted five few treatments, and this week, I got the chance to test out the Red Door Oxygen Infusion Facial ($175, 50 minutes). New York is a pretty polluted city, and I was really excited to test out this treatment that helps battle the ravages of pollution and free radicals. This service infuses the...

Borgata Offers the Ultimate Excuse to Spa

Want an Excuse to Visit Atlantic City Next Week?
As much as I love to travel to the ends of the earth, I’ve also discovered that there are many great getaways in my own backyard. One that recently caught my attention was the Borgata Spa Experience in Atlantic City October 23 through 28. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is celebrating wellness, rejuvenation, and relaxation by offering a weeklog...

IECSC Rocks Florida

Get an editor's inside scoop after retuning from our latest trade show.
Although the weather was awful in Fort Lauderdale, it didn't stop attendees from joining in the fun at IECSC Florida, where I spent this past weekend mingling with spa industry insiders. I arrived on Saturday evening and met up with some co-workers for dinner at the hotel pool for about 20 minutes of sunshine before it started raining (for the...

A Spa Weekend in New England

An Editor Falls for the Woodstock Inn & Resort
Although I’ve wanted to visit the Woodstock Inn & Resort since it first opened, I never found the time until very recently. When I realized that the year’s end was fast approaching and that I had vacation days to use or lose, I decided to hit the road. In fact, I chose this past weekend to visit. The fact that...

Four Seasons Scottsdale Debuts Seasons of Love Offerings

New packages for couples capture the romance.
No doubt about it, catering to couples is an excellent way to boost business. But with so many options on the market, it’s sometimes hard for spas and resorts to distinguish themselves. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Roon North (AZ) has found a great way to stand out with its new Seasons of Love offerings. Romance seekers will crave...

The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House Introduces Solutions for Modern Living

A new series of treatments help ease the ails of busy clients.
I love it when I discover a solution for stress-related problems. Last week, I attended the Travel Well Media Event hosted by Spa and Islands magazines, and my visit with the lovely ladies of Mohonk Mountain House revealed some cool new services that do just that. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House’s new Solutions of Modern Living treatments are perfect...

Ski Bunnies Can Celebrate the Full Moon at Bloom Spa

Spa-goers at The Sebastian in Colorado are in for some Full Moon fun.
Last night I attended a Vail Resorts special event here in New York City, where many of Colorado's most iconic resorts and hotels were represented. The last time I visited the area was for an end-of-season ski trip back in April, and this event reminded me how much I can't wait to return. In addition to the obvious ski scene,...

Celebrating Happy Hour

Discover How Happy Hour Can Boost Your Business
Like most people I know, I’m a fan of happy hour. Not only is it an ideal way for restaurants and bars to entice new and repeat customers, it is also a great idea for spas looking to do the same. I recently came across a new threading happy hour at Sumita Beauty (Las Vegas). Every Tuesday and Wednesday from...