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Earth Love

Learn about Earth Day friendly treatments at luxe spas
I’m very excited to see the locally inspired treatment trend continue to grow. It’s such an easy way for you to make your spa stand out and give guests the authentic experience they crave after their travels. The treatments below show the wide range spas around the world have on their menus with local ingredients, perfect for celebrating Earth Day...

Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

Take advantage of changing seasons to update products
Just like the seasons change so does the skin and March is the perfect time to urge clients to spring clean to reveal a fresh new face. Carolyn Doe, spa director at The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, NC) recommends regular facials, such as The Umstead Spa ’s Skin Perfecting Facial ($155, 75 minutes), along with a DIY facial to...

Beauty Swap Meet

Find out where to swap beauty samples now
Our American Spa team gets the luxury of testing out the latest and greatest in beauty and skincare products, but companies like Birchbox, Ipsy, Julep Maven, and more make this a reality for both you and your clients. It’s pure bliss for the beauty obsessed, but in case not every box is your style eDivv.com can help. On eDivv, a...

Gift of Relaxation

Bring in more clients with stress-free gift card promotions
I’d like to think I’m among the 20 percent of Americans able to keep their cool in the midst of holiday stress, but the majority feels extreme pressure this time of year to socialize and find the perfect gifts according to the American Psychological Association. Spa Week Media Group, a wellness marketing company, hopes to remind consumers to slow down...

Travel-Season Skincare

Discover what treatments your clients need during the holidays
I’m sticking close to home for the holidays in hopes of starting new local traditions this year. But most of your clients have some travel planned for the upcoming month and, as a result, their skin will need serious TLC to recover. AAA estimates that more than 40 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving alone. Here are a few treatments clients...

Gift Insights on Black Friday

Stock up on popular holiday gifts to help clients and boost the bottom line
Though you won’t find me camped out in lines today waiting on doorbusters, thousands will be. Don't let that precious time go to waste; a new holiday shopping survey provides useful insight to ensure recipients appreciate your generosity. Lippe Taylor, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and SheSpeaks, a leading women’s influencer platform, surveyed more than 3,000 women about family...

StyleBell Offers Professional Perks

Check out this new e-commerce site for beauty tools and products for your spa
Every day there are more beauty brands, products, and tools launched. It is next to impossible to keep up. So how do you, as a professional, make sense of them all and select the best for your clients? Enter www.stylebell.com , launched to help professionals get reliable information and tools at a discount. The site offers free membership for professionals...

Spa Ssakwa’q’n to Host ‘Coffee to Cocktails’ Makeup Event

Discover how a luxury spa creatively launches a new seasonal line
With so many product lines offered in spas, clients can easily lose track of what they should use and even miss the latest seasonal updates. Spa Ssakwa’q’n at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort (Worley, ID) is launching a new mineral makeup line for guests with a splash so it won’t go unnoticed. The spa will host a Coffee to Cocktails...

Tweezerman and Isaac Mizrahi Create Limited Edition Tweezers

See how one company incorporates a fashion designer to create an interesting new retail option
Spa-goers are often looking for something new to spice up their daily routines when they return home. The new Tweezerman and Isaac Mizrahi 2013 Limited Edition Designer Series Collection does just that. With three different products, the Slant Tweezer ($25), the Mini Slant Tweezer ($15), and the Filemate Nail File ($5), there is something for everyone to keep their brows...

Mintel Report Shares New Skincare Trends

Discover what products recent research says your clients will be asking for next
The outlook is bright for multifunctional, natural, and dry-skin specific products. These and other skincare trends are revealed in market researcher Mintel’s new report, Facial Skincare . Here are a few recommendations to keep in stock at your spa or salon: Multifunctional products provide more benefits and save consumers time and money (four out of 10 consumers want multi-tasking products...

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