From the Field

Spirited Specials

Discover new tried and true holiday promotions to bring in clients
We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic responses about holiday promotions we received from so many spa directors around the country that we couldn't fit them all in our October issue. Here are more ingenious ideas to boost sales and make clients feel extra special and cared for during the holidays. "To say ‘Thanks’ to our loyal guests, Joya Spa has...

Bodycare Confidential

Tune in to our #WellnessWatch Twitter party this week
We have introduced a number of exciting updates in the magazine, on the website, and on our social media in recent months. We hope you've enjoyed them and taken advantage of them so far. These updates are key to staying on top of the changing trends in the industry and all the creative ideas you come up with. One addition...

Custom Everything

Discover why personalized service is the best service
It’s not groundbreaking news that different skin types require different product formulations and treatments in the spa. What is surprising is how many one-size-fits-all services are still available—and popular—in spas. One company that’s made great strides in the custom arena is Bioelements, and here’s what director of education Teresa Stenzel had to say on the topic. What benefits does custom...

Grass is Always Greener

Learn more about bamboo textiles
Bamboo, which is a type of grass, has proven it's worth the hype in spas and especially as an eco-friendly element. Did you know it's also become a popular towel, linen, and robe choice? We checked in with Guniz Alkan, president of A La Turca Textiles , for her thoughts on bamboo fabrics. Why was bamboo chosen as a fabric?...

A Breath of Fresh Air

Discover a new spa chain in New York City
For health-conscious fitness enthusiasts looking to focus on reviving, restoring, and transforming their minds while sculpting a sleek physique, leading lifestyle brand Exhale opened its sixth location, Exhale Flatiron (NYC), a mind-body studio. Featuring dark wood floors, high ceilings, separate men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, and complimentary lockers, the 1,400-square-foot space offers fitness classes , yoga apparel, and a...

Enraptured by Robes

Listen in on tips for selecting spa robes from Steven Salhany, The Mansfield Robe Company
We chatted with Steven Salhany, partner at The Mansfield Robe Company , to get his professional tips for selecting the best robes for your spa and clients. Here's what he had to say: What materials are popular in the latest robes? Standard spa robe materials can really be divided into three categories—lightweight, medium weight, and heavier weight. Each category has...

Hydrated Hair How-Tos

Learn the basics of healthy, hydrated hair
A day doesn't go by that I don't see another skincare product or spa treatment with moisturizing or hydrating skin on its list of benefits, so there's plenty to choose from for glowing complexions. Hair and keeping it hydrated may be another story. Every client who books a thirst-quenching treatment for face or body likely has similar needs for their...

Software Solutions

Learn how spa software can help manage your spa’s inventory and more
Running a spa is rarely easy, but today’s spa software can certainly help make it less stressful. From streaming operations to offering innovative features that can help your spa stay organized, software is an invaluable piece of the operations puzzle. Inventory management, for example, is one area that can be greatly improved upon with the right software. According to Frank...

Spa Management Career Survey

Find out what other spa directors say about their profession
You all are well aware that spa management is a very challenging career choice. Interestingly, there are limited formal education opportunities in the field so it takes an especially creative individual to make it happen. According to the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), there are approximately 130,000 to 180,000 spa managers and directors in the industry and only 4,000...

Behind the Scenes Tips

Learn the secrets to truly customized manicures
One of the highlights of Fashion Week that keeps me excited year after year is the creativity. In the tents at Lincoln Center or in studios throughout the city, it’s palpable. Creativity comes in the form of hair designs, makeup colors, and more than ever, fantastic nails. I chatted with Gina Edwards, a nail pro who collaborated with Morgan Taylor...

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