Editors' Perspective

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...

All Eyes on Eyelids

Forget the gym. Teach your clients to exercise their eyelids to keep their faces in super shape.
While we’re all innudated with tips for working out our bodies, I recently received some handy instructions from the experts at The New You Med Spa in Dallas to help keep an oft-ignored body part looking great—our eyelids. Want to help your clients fight some of the eyelid droopyness that comes with facial aging? Then pass along this simple facial...

Tis the Season for Holiday Treatments

Want a Surefire Sign the Holidays Are Drawing Near?
With Halloween behind us and the recent east coast snowstorm, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. I've already come across a number of seasonally inspired services that are sure to get clients in the holiday mood. The limited-time only Candy Cane Ritual ($120) at Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas was...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Introduces a Lifestyle & Wellness Program

Winning a Ticket to Wellness
A few months ago, I won a drawing for a one-week getaway to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Fortuna, Costa Rica. Years ago, when I was roaming around the country on my own, I spent a memorable day at Tabacon enjoying its natural thermal hot springs. A friend had made me promise I'd visit the rainforest spa, as it...

Groupon Deals That Sound Too Good to Be True

When Is a Deal Not a Deal?
Earlier this year, I moderated a panel discussing the pros and cons of Groupon at the IECSC New York show. I’m especially interested in the topic, as I frequently rely on Groupon and other discount-related to sites to check out restaurants in my neighborhood. The consensus of the panel was that Groupon could be a useful tool to generate business...

Waxing Poetic About European Wax Center

An editor stops by the Manhattan outpost of this successful franchise.
I recently received a press release about European Wax Center , a chain of cool new wax-only facilities. The company currently has 276 franchise agreements across 24 states nationwide and is projected to open 1,000 centers by 2015. The family-run business is poised for expansion into Canada in early 2012, and the company projects ending 2011 with a 362% revenue...

The Spa at Trump Finds a Reason to Celebrate

Discover How 11-11-11 Is Giving The Spa at Trump A Reason to Celebrate
I’m a sucker for a well marketed spa package. That’s why The Spa at Trump ’s new promotion celebrating the upcoming date of 11-11-11 with specially $111 treatments immediately caught my attention. At Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago and Trump SoHo New York , guests may add a 60-minute Trump Classic Massage or Kate Somerville Universal Glow Facial for...

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...

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...

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