New on the Scene

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...

Turn Up the Heat

Learn about the revenue generating opportunities of a sauna in your spa
When I mention a sweat session, it usually refers to a tough workout and time well spent in the gym to keep up the healthy lifestyle your spa's promote. Today I’m expanding my definition to include time spent in the sauna, as well, and it’s equally healthy benefits for clients. We’ve touched on the impact of other forms of infrared...

The Luxury Spa Collection Sneak Peek

Learn how to order our new spa compendium for holiday retail
We are excited to be able to announce The Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa , a project that has been in the works since before I joined the American Spa team and is filled with images and stories of beautiful spas featured in the pages of the magazine during the last two years. This compendium of noteworthy relaxation destinations...

Spring Tips

Supplement esthetician education with nail webisodes
Here in New York it finally feels like spring, today at least. With the sun shining and heavy coats not needed, sandals are just around the corner and with them the hottest pedicures too. To make sure your estheticians are in on the latest trends, check out Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish new video series, "World Class Nails." The eight webisodes...

Fashion Forward Fabrics

Learn the fabric know-how you need for functional uniforms
When I’m out shopping for new clothes I always take time to touch and feel the fabrics, and I often nix outfits that look cute but feel anything but. The same savvy comes in handy for you when selecting uniforms for employees. Innovations in fabric composition have allowed for new styles, easier cleaning, and better maneuverability, enabling staff to complete...

Search for Happiness

Learn new satisfaction stats to help your spa
Bliss. Contentment. Serenity. For many spa-goers, it is an ongoing search for happiness that keeps them coming back to your spa. These are the lucky ones, since a majority of people seek happiness through chemical dependencies according to a 2013 Mayo Clinic study, which found more than 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. Here's a...

Smart Start for Students

Help kick start the careers of the next generation with affordable insurance
Great news: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the beauty and spa industry is only expected to rise in the next few years—skincare specialists up 25 percent; nail technicians up 17 percent; and barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists up 14 percent. That means a host of new professionals are seeking education opportunities right now to be ready to...

#GivingTuesday Kicks Off

Join the #GivingTuesday movement to give back to your community today
We’ve all hopefully made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday unscathed, and today, #GivingTuesday , everyone has the opportunity to remember those less fortunate. Henry Timms is the new social media movement’s mastermind and spokesman for the 92nd Street Y in New York City and already has more than 2,000 different groups and businesses participating in the event nationwide...

Powerful Pedicure

See how Clarisonic's new device can boost your pedicure services
Today ISPA is wrapping up and I can't believe how fast it's come and gone. The last few days have been filled with inspiring stories, beautiful displays, and pampering treatments. I can't wait to see what new ideas all of you come up with after returning home. One new launch I was able to experience was the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic—so...

Beauty Makeovers Are Easy With New App

Check out a new app that simplifies beauty makeovers virtually
For many, the change of seasons also means the perfect time to revamp their look. Maybe your clients are due for a hair update, or a makeup overhaul is in order. I’m on the lookout for new eyeshadow hues myself. The new Beauty Mark App makes trying new ideas easy and brings a step-by-step virtual makeover to your fingertips. It...

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