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The "other" medical esthetics

When we hear the phrase "medical esthetics," most of us think of Botox and lasers. Morag Currin, of the Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics, is on a mission to change all that.
When we hear the phrase "medical esthetics," most of us think of Botox and lasers. Morag Currin, of the Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics, is on a mission to change all that. This esthetician and native of South Africa has written a book, Oncology Esthetics (from Allured) she is training estheticians in intensive workshops (some with an oncology nurse),...

What a show!

My weekend began with a spa experience at the Encore followed by the Spa Exec event. Nancy Griffin and her team as usual hosted a great event!
What a great show so far! My weekend began with a spa experience at the Encore followed by the Spa Exec event. Nancy Griffin and her team as usual hosted a great event! Informative panel, good networking opportunities. I have to say the eye candy was also great as we witnessed a spray tanning demonstration by Infinity Sun tanning. If...

Comprehensive spa business education at IECSC Las Vegas

IECSC Las Vegas 2010 began early, with a full education program on multiple tracks. No matter what the type of beauty business you are in, there was something for everyone.
IECSC Las Vegas 2010 began early, with a full education program on multiple tracks. No matter what the type of beauty business you are in, there was something for everyone. The Advanced Education Workshops featured multiple classes within the track of Spa Business, Wellness, Solo Practitioner, Medical Esthetics Business, Medical Esthetics Procedures, and Makeup, in addition to 3-hour Advanced Education...

Spa Booker adds mass email capability, changes pricing model

When I spoke with Suzie Ellis at ISPA last year she told me that the Spa Booker pricing model was changing to a flat rate from variable/volume based.
When I spoke with Suzie Ellis at ISPA last year she told me that the Spa Booker pricing model was changing to a flat rate from variable/volume based. Two weeks ago they made the switch--a great move, in my opinion. Spa Booker has also upgraded its marketing capabilities to include a mass e mail offering. There's an additional charge, but...

From the medical spa basics class

Allan Share and Eric Light have kicked off a pragmatic and down to earth session on medical spa business strategy.
Allan Share and Eric Light have kicked off a pragmatic and down to earth session on medical spa business strategy. Says Eric Light. "Stop thinking about services and equipment, and think in terms of offering solutions to problems." Med spas obsess about technology at the expense of customers' actual needs We're speaking different languages, he explains. Eric is offering all...

Interesting new vendor: Deluxe Salon Supply

What do you get when you mix a salon and spa supply company with the awesome ecommerce power of drugstore.com?
What do you get when you mix a salon and spa supply company with the awesome ecommerce power of drugstore.com? Deluxe Salon Supply wants to change the way you order supplies--from Windex to wax. Instead of running around cobbling together your spa's varied needs from a patchwork of vendors, grocery stores and whatnot, you can place your order online and...

Greetings from IECSC

Greetings from the American Express Open Lounge on the show floor.
Greetings from the American Express Open Lounge on the show floor. I don't mean for this blog entry to be a plug for Amex, but this is a great idea. If you are a card holder, you get admission. If you sign up for a card, you get in as well. Complimentary beverages, refreshments (a yummy vegetarian sandwich) comfy furnishings,...

SpaExec Las Vegas 2010 offers great industry dialogue

Read the report from the SpaExec Las Vegas 2010 Keynote and Panel Presentations on spa business.
Spa Exec Las Vegas 2010 began with a keynote by Dr. Mariela de Oliveira Silveira, International Liaison of the Kurotel Longevity Center of Gramado, Brazil. The Kurotel Center was begun in 1971 by Dr. Silveira’s parents, who wanted to find a spot to create a center using the Kur method. At the time, being healthy meant simply that you weren’t...

Icy volcano leaves us in hot water

What's better than a soak in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland? Aaahh....now that's Spaaah. But now that Mount Eyjafjallajokull has split open, the spa delegates at SpaTec EU 2010 are stranded in Split (Croatia that is, not Iceland)...
What's better than a soak in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland? Aaahh....now that's Spaaah. But now that Mount Eyjafjallajokull has split open, the spa delegates at SpaTec EU 2010 are stranded in Split (Croatia that is, not Iceland). For those of you who don't stay on top of European news, the ash from Iceland’s erupting volcano has shut down European...

Sparty by the Sea

It was an enlightening and very educational day meeting with European vendors at SpaTec EU Day 2 held in meeting rooms with serene views of the sapphire Adriatic Sea.
First things first -- the Brits LOVE to party! More about that later. It was an enlightening and very educational day meeting with European vendors at SpaTec EU Day 2 held in meeting rooms with serene views of the sapphire Adriatic Sea. Seems like USA and European spas still have a long way to go in order to meet eye...

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