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OPI Introduces Spider-Man Inspired Designs

Give Your Clients a Manicure Worthy of a Summer Blockbuster
I've always been a big movie buff, which is why none of my friends were surprised when I ended up celebrating my birthday with a Grease-themed party. If anything, I was the one who was surprised by how much everyone embraced the theme and came decked out in their best Greaser and Pink Lady gear. This summer, it seems that...

Celebrate National Candy Month with Jane Iredale's Candy-Inspired Lip Treats

Want to Satisfy Your Clients' Sweet Tooth this Month?
Ignorance is bliss, at least that is what I told myself when I found out June is National Candy Month. Had I known earlier in the month, I probably would have used the knowledge to rationalize eating everything sweet in sight. Now that I know, it's going to take all my will power to resist the candy-filled vending machine down...

There’s No Business Like Spa Business

What Hollywod icon is serving as inspiration for a new spa brand?
From Michelle Williams Oscar-nominated performance in My Week with Marilyn , to fictional Broadway in NBC’s Smash , Marilyn Monroe-inspired entertainment is making a comeback. In fact, the blonde bombshell is even making an impression on the spa industry. This fall, Niki Bryan, founder of Niki Bryan Spa Management Company, and Al Weiss, past president of World Wide Operations, Walt...

Trump Spa Gets a Makeover

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to tour the recently renovated Trump Spa at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York with Ivanka Trump, who oversaw the renovation and designed the three-treatment-room spa. The $8 million renovation of the concourse level included an expanded spa, a Salt Pure pool, and a reconfigured TechnoGym fitness center. With walls tiled in shades of...

Bai Beverages Quench Thirst While Benefiting the Body

This antioxidant-infused drink will satisfy you and your clients.
I am not a coffee drinker, but I do require a jolt of caffeine from time to time. While my go-to beverage is usually green tea, sometimes it is fun to mix it up. So when I received a package at work filled with Bai beverages, I was excited to try them. In addition to containing as much natural caffeine...

New Editor Obsession: OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps

Easy to apply, long-lasting strips offer a magnificent mani.
If you’ve been reading our blog over the past few years, you’ll know that we here at American Spa are a little obsessed with nails. From nail gels to fun lacquer names, we’re always experimenting with and commenting on what’s new in nails. So when OPI ’s new Pure Lacquer Nail Apps arrived at the office yesterday, we were all...

OPI Launches Germany Collection

The Fall/Winter 2012 line draws its inspiration from Berlin.
As an editor, I enjoy a play on words or silly pun. The cheesy headlines in the New York Post kill me every morning, and I have even have been known to make up names for imaginary things I don't own, in case one day I do. (My boat that I don't have is going to be called "The Nan...

OKA b. Helps Clients Look, Feel, And Do Good

This Stylish Sandal Company Gives Back.
Last weekend, I set aside a day for the dreaded wardrobe switch, where I put all of my winter sweaters, wool coats, and snow boots into storage and replace them with cute little dresses, T-shirts, and flip flops. (Maybe this is just a New York City thing, but it is what most of us are forced to do when living...

Viceroy Hotel Group Expands to the Maldives

A new resort in paradise features over-water spa villas for the ultimate indulgence.
A few years ago, a friend of mine got laid off his job in finance due to the economy. Instead of stressing out and trying to find a new job as the unemployment rate continued to drastically increase, he decided it was the perfect opportunity to take some time off and do something he enjoyed. So, he packed up his...

Marathon Specials Give Runners Another Reason to Celebrate

Discover How Some Spas Are Rewarding Runners Who Go the Distance
Although it has been several years since I ran the ING New York City Marathon , I can't help but think that I'll some day run another. The experience was such a positive one that I'd love to repeat it. Needless to say, there were many highlights, the main one being when I crossed the finish line in tandem with...

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