From the Field

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:...

Back To School Acne-Prevention Tips

Control Corrective Skincare Systems
Follow these easy instructions from a skincare pro to help tackle acne
Whether you're packing your kids' backpacks or preparing to hit the books yourself, the back-to-school season is quickly approaching, and it's easy to fall short on your skincare routines. Ellen Clark, founder and president of Control Corrective Skincare Systems explains how teens can avoid added stress when heading back to school by following these acne-prevention tips: Do not stress. Although...

Eyebrow Expert Malynda Vigliotti Addresses Waxing Rumors

See what one New York City-based eyebrow stylist has to say about waxing
Maintaining perfectly shaped eyebrows can be a breeze, but before they can be perfectly shaped, there has to be something to shape. Malynda Vigliotti (also known as Boom Boom), owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar , sets the record straight on common rumors about eyebrow waxing. True or False: Hair grows back thicker and darker after waxing. False! Repeated waxing...

New Estée Lauder Study Links Sleep & Beauty

Find out how getting a full night's sleep can help fight signs of aging.
We’ve all been advised about the importance of geting our beauty sleep. Now, Estée Lauder is proving why: a scientific study commissioned by the brand proved that inadequate sleep is directly related to reduced skin health and leads to an acceleration of skin aging. The Effects of Sleep Quality on Skin Aging and Function shows that poor sleepers had more...

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