Retail

New Pillow Helps Users Get Their Beauty Sleep

Help clients fight the signs of aging while sleeping.
You know how some women just wake up in the morning looking refreshed and naturally beautiful. Unfortunately, that is not me. I usually roll out of bed with messy hair, sleepy eyes, and lines on my face from my pillow. So, I am hoping to improve my morning look just a little bit with my latest discovery: the Wrinkle Reducing...

Good News! Spa Biz Rebounds in Q4 of 2011

New PBA report finally shows increases after three quarters of decline
I love to be the bearer of good news, particularly when it comes to the economy and spa. So, I'm thrilled to pass along a report from the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) regarding the fourth quarter of 2011 for the spa and salon industry. Guess what? We're finally showing a rebound! Driven by stronger sales and traffic levels and a...

Are You Inspired?

DIscover the power of inspirational items.
The past two weeks have been beyond hectic for me. I have spent every morning traveling all the way downtown to serve on the grand jury for four hours before taking two subways to get to work. And because we are shipping our March issue, there have been quite a few late nights at the office. By the time I...

Canyon Ranch Introduces Workout DVD

Bring the Ranch Home with a New Fitness DVD
I must admit, after seeing Jane Fonda on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globes, I was tempted to dig out my old Jane Fonda workout tapes. She has certainly discovered the fountain of youth. Unfortunately, like my old VCR, I'm sure they're long gone. I was reminded, however, that it's not always necessary to pay a pretty penny...

Spa Guru Launches Handy Swimsuit Bath

Darcie DeBartelo teams with a top swimwear designer to help keep suits looking spiffy.
Ask anyone who has been on vacation with me, and they will tell you I have a bit of an obsession with swimwear. Seriously, I generally pack 5-10 suits per warm-weather trip, even if it’s just a weekend at the beach. I love my suits, and I'm always bummed out when I have to pitch one that has become a...

Ringing Up Retail

Discover How to Boost Holiday Sales
'Tis the season to maximize your spa's retail sales. However, with many consumers still struggling with a depressed economy, you may find making your sales numbers more challenging than ever. In Software Advice , ERP Analyst Michael Koploy offers strategies to increase traffic and revenue in " Five Strategies to Boost Holiday Retail Sales ." Here, he shares a few...

Is There Hope for Holiday Sales?

Lisa Starr delves into this year's retail trends following Black Friday.
American Spa columnist Lisa Starr recently blogged about the outlook for holiday sales on GramercyOne's fabulous blog. She had some spectacular points and gathered very valuable research, so we're re-posting her blog here. Be sure to follow her GramercyOne blog for more great articles like the one below: Black Friday acquired its name because it was traditionally the day in...

Tempt Clients with A Fun Flower Ritual

A visual test from Lotus Wei helps determine guests’ state of mind.
I’m a bit of a sucker for tests. Send me something that involves my selecting my favorite color, flower, scent, or style as a window into my soul, and I’m inevitably on board. So when I got an email from Lotus Wei Flower Essences asking me to select the flower to which I was most drawn from the above options,...

New Study Reveals Groupon, Holiday Retail Trends

New stats show that consumers are looking for major discounts this season.
Fresh off executive editor Heather Mikesell’s post last week on Groupons that seem too good to be true, comes a new report from Retrevo on Groupon shoppers and holiday retail habits that I thought I would share. Click here for the full report, but here are a few highlights: Women are more likely to buy things at discounted prices. Retrevo...

Waxing Poetic About European Wax Center

An editor stops by the Manhattan outpost of this successful franchise.
I recently received a press release about European Wax Center , a chain of cool new wax-only facilities. The company currently has 276 franchise agreements across 24 states nationwide and is projected to open 1,000 centers by 2015. The family-run business is poised for expansion into Canada in early 2012, and the company projects ending 2011 with a 362% revenue...

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