Editors' Perspective

American Spa Goes Spa-ing in Colombia

Discover why this South American country is making headlines
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Colombia, a destination that has in the past gotten a rather bad rap. Recently, however, it has emerged as a hot destination for adventurous jetsetters. With a flavor all its own, the country offers charming boutique hotels, fabulous restaurants, and fascinating tourist attractions, such as the spectacular Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and...

A New Pearl-Based Luxury Skincare Line Launches for Mothers and Babies

Find out why it's never too early to benefit from pearls
Although I don't have children of my own, I can certainly appreciate the fact that it's never too early to start protecting their baby-soft skin. That's the idea behind Perfect Pearl , a luxurious pearl-based skincare line for both mothers and babies. Recently launched, the line is just one of a growing number of maternity-related skincare lines. This one, however,...

Spa Pioneer Sheila Cluff Shares Her Story in an Autobiography

Learn more about the founder of The Oaks at Ojai and her role in the industry
Late last year, I had the opportunity to catch up with Sheila Cluff, founder of The Oaks at Ojai (CA), when she was visiting New York City. A pioneer in the industry and a wellness visionary, she is now sharing her story in an autobiography titled, Living Your Dream (Storyzon). Available on www.oaksspa.com and soon as an ebook on Amazon...

Be An American Spa Insider

Share your spa's insights in the 2013 Industry Insider survey.
It’s time once again for American Spa ’s Industry Insider Survey. We need your help—and your input. Help us fulfill our mission of providing you with valuable information about running your business, and take our annual poll. We want your input on •Marketing •Purchasing •Treatment Trends •Employee Issues •And more The results of this survey, which will be printed in...

Bliss Introduces The Happy Cleanse by Joulebody

Learn about a new food-based cleanse that won't leave spa-goers feeling deprived
Anyone who has ever done a cleanse knows it's no walk in the park. I decided to do a three-day Blueprint cleanse a couple of years ago. While I managed to survive the three days, I gave up drinking the juices on day two. I guess you could say my three-day cleanse was more of a fast than anything else...

Skinspirations Cosmetic Medical Facility to Host Pre-Academy Awards Party

Get clients red-carpet ready with an Oscars bash.
Although I've yet to be invited to any Academy Awards parties, folks in Clearwater, FL, have the option of attending Skinspirations pre-Academy Awards party on Feb. 21. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best A-list outfits for the event, where they'll enjoy live demonstrations of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, an appearance by a local radio personality, and refreshments from Delicious...

Skincare Myths Exposed

Find out what matters when it comes to good skincare.
Despite having access to a bevy of hydrating products, I'm not immune to the drying effects of winter. My skin, like many others this season, suffers the consequences. Although I know there are simple steps I could take to remedy the situation, such as banning hot showers and drinking more water, I still often need to be reminded of what...

Spa Week Introduces Heart Over Heels Giveaway

Want to win a pair of Louboutin pumps?
As much as I love to kick off my heels and don a pair of spa slippers, I must admit Spa Week's recent Heart Over Heels Giveaway certainly caught my attention. In order to raise funds for heart health during American Heart Month, Spa Week is giving one reader the chance to win a pair of iconic red-soled Christian Louboutin...

Guerlain Spa at The Roosevelt New Orleans Introduces a Super Bowl-Inspired Treatment Menu

Check out how one spa is celebrating Super Bowl Sunday
Although I'm not really a big fan of football, I do enjoy a good Super Bowl party. However, I would forego the unhealthy snacks and entertaining commercials for the chance to indulge in some Super Bowl-inspired spa treatments. This year, the Guerlain Spa at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is offering a host of football-themed treatments. Fortunately,...

Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa Introduces Ladies Night Out Package

Discover how one spa is calling all the single ladies this Valentine's Day
This time of year can make even the most independent among us feel inadequate if we don't have plans to spend Valentine's Day with a significant other. Having spent my fair share of Valentine's Days alone over the years, I can certainly appreciate the new Ladies Night Out package ($150 per person) from The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa...

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