From the Field

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...

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month with Pink Cocktails

Check out delicious and easy cocktail recipes
February is recognized as the month of love, but it’s also known as National Grapefruit Month. While this superfruit certainly offers a distinctive taste, it’s also a power-food. This sweet and tangy citrus fruit helps boost the immune system during the winter months when colds and flus are at their peak. Rich in healthy antioxidants and vitamins A and C,...

Nelson J Salon Offers Hair Extensions Rental Service

Stay ahead of the trends with this new hair service
Like most women, I'm constantly changing my look, but I also miss my chopped locks every now and then. Luckily, clients who feel the same way no longer have to contemplate on buying hair to recreate an old look. For the holiday season, Nelson j Salon (Beverly Hills, CA) launched a new service to rent clip-on hair extensions for 75...

Successful Spa-liday Promotions

Find inspiration for holiday promotions from experts
I’m excited to kick off a blog series on creative holiday specials from spas across the U.S. and around the world. The treatments offered all have a festive flair and help clients glow through the season. Earlier this fall we asked a group of spa directors for their most successful holiday promotions and here are a few of their recommendations:...

Pages