Editors' Perspective

OPI and My Case Couture Partner Up to Launch Six iPhone Cases with Matching Nail Lacquer

Discover the ultimate matching accessory
Because I no longer have an iPhone (I traded mine in for a Droid), I must admit to being a bit disappointed that I have no use for the new colorful iPhone Cases from My Case Couture and OPI . Partnering with the popular nailcare company, My Case Couture has introduced six cases with free matching mini bottles of OPI...

The Spa at Stoweflake Introduces Balanced Life Retreat

Learn how one spa is teaching guests how not to let hormones get the best of them
At least once a week I think to myself that it's time for a reboot. It's been several years since my last one, and since then, I've fallen back into some old bad habits, such as unhealthy snacking and such. When I visited Chiva-Som (Hua Hin, Thailand) years ago, it was just the getaway I needed to clear my head...

Spas Show Their Appreciation

Discover some ways you can thank your clients
Last month, I celebrated my birthday and received birthday cards from several unexpected sources, including a spa I had frequented the previous year. In addition to the card, the spa also offered me a special birthday discount, a marketing move I always appreciate. Earlier this week, I was made aware of Client Appreciation Week at Blu Water Day Spa &...

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Breaks Ground on New Retreat

Find out where the next Mirbeau Inn & Spa will be located.
A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) in the picturesque Finger Lakes region. It is a charming property that makes you feel as if you've stepped into a Monet painting. Needless to say, I was very excited to hear that Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills (Plymouth, MA) is...

NIYAMA, Maldives Introduces a New Aromatherapy Program

Discover the impact fragrance can have on spa-goers.
I've never been one to wear a fragrance until a couple of years ago when I happened to visit the island of St. Barths. It was there I toured the manufacturing facility of Ligne St. Barth and became familiar with the company's Vanille West Indies fragrance, which I quickly adopted as my own signature scent. I wasn't alone in my...

Minnie Mouse Serves as Inspiration for OPI’s Latest Collection

Discover what colors fashion-forward Disney lovers will want to sport.
I must admit I’m often surprised by the passion with which some people express their love for all things Disney . Now Disney lovers have another reason to rejoice thanks to the new OPI launch of the Couture de Minnie collection, which features four limited edition nail lacquers and one new Liquid Sand shade. Inspired by Minnie Mouse, the line...

How Is Your Spa Celebrating Earth Month?

Share your ideas to help spread the word.
Though yesterday was April Fool’s Day, green living is no joke, which is why the entire month of April has been deemed Earth Month. We celebrated this milestone in the April issue of American Spa with “ Naturally Green ,” a story that provided tips for making your spa more eco-friendly. Suggestions from the experts included selecting green skincare and...

Disappointing Nail Encounters That Don't Encourage Repeat Business

Discover a shortcut to losing customers
Although I've always been a fan of a good pedicure, I've never really embraced manicures. From the time I was very young, my grandmother impressed upon me the importance of never letting anyone cut my cuticles. According to her, they would grow back as hard as nails. As I got older, I opted for the occasional manicure but always insisted...

Melanoma Foundation of New England Introduces an Educational Skin Cancer Detection Program

Discover how your spa's estheticians and therapist can be trained to save a life.
Although I've never been one to embrace the sun, that doesn't mean I don't still worry about the consequences of overexposure. Recently, I learned of an innovative program for stylists and salon professionals launched by the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE). The Skinny on Skin , set to launch this spring, is a free educational program that teaches hair...

Vampire Facials Hit Prime Time

Find out what bloody procedure has people talking.
Recently, on " Kourtney and Kim Take Miami ," Kim Kardashian underwent a procedure that is getting a fair amount of attention these days, the aptly named Vampire Facial. While not exactly pretty to watch, the bloody facial, which relies on the body's own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is reputed to energize cells and boost collagen production. After skin is treated...

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