Show Notes

IECSC Las Vegas Trends

Check out SpaBooker's video update from IECSC
We're still catching up on work in the office after a busy few days at IECSC Las Vegas last week but in case you missed it, here are some helpful trends and inSPAration SpaBooker's team learned while speaking with industry professionals on the show floor. Booker at IECSC / IBS 2014 VEGAS We're happy not everything that happens in Vegas...

Prescription for Success

Get inspired by beauty industry professionals
I recently attended the 16th Annual International Congress for Salon and Spa Professionals hosted by Repêchage in New York City to check out the professional skincare line's new products , which were fantastic, but what stood out to me was listening to the afternoon inspirational speakers. Winn Claybaugh, founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell the School spoke about a caring...

The Business of Health

Check out industry insights from the annual NYSPA Symposium
Springtime in New York has lots to offer and lots to recommend it, but for the spa and hospitality industry nothing compares to the education and insights it gains from the annual NYSPA Symposium. This year’s theme, The Business of Health , is especially timely. As spas move further in the direction of wellness and mindfulness, how do we, as...

IECSC Takes On New York City

Get an editor's inside scoop from our latest trade show
This past weekend, the American Spa team and I attended the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) at the Javits Center in New York City. Co-located with the International Beauty Show New York , the show took place March 9 to 11, and attracted an impressive number of spa and beauty professionals to the nation's beauty and fashion capital...

Relaxed Beauty

Learn about spa brands making waves backstage
The American Spa team has taken time away from our usual rounds of spa visits to bring you the latest updates from Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week in New York City. Not only did we snap inspiring makeup looks and nail designs showing the creative range of industry pros—and what a range of trends we saw—we were also pleasantly surprised...

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...

ISPA Kick-Off

Check out a snapshot of our first day at ISPA 2013
As the newest member of the American Spa editorial team, this is my first opportunity to attend ISPA . It’s been a wonderful, whirlwind experience so far­­­—inspiring speakers, educational sessions, and pampering products. The products top my list and I’m happy to say I spent most of day one perusing the aisles of the exhibition hall and learning about new...

Learn More About Sustainability at the Green Spa Network's Upcoming Congress

Find out how the Green Spa Network's next event can help you green your spa.
Finding easy and affordable ways to green your spa isn't always easy. However, the Green Spa Network's Sixth Annual Congress, scheduled for Sept. 22-25, provides the perfect opportunity to learn more on the topic. The theme this year is “New Growth: Pioneering Bold, Productive Change,” and it is set to be held at Devil’s Thumb Ranch (Colorado), a fitting match...

Dr. Weil Weighs in on Wellness

What do you think of his take on wellness in America?
I recently received the Global Spa & Wellness Summit 's Weekender newsletter, where they focused on Dr. Andrew Weil's video presentation during the recent summit. It was an interesting presentation, so I wanted to share the contents of the newsletter here and get your thoughts. In what ways do you agree or disagree with his point of view? Dr. Andrew...

GSWS Wrap-Up – Days 2 & 3

Inspiration and innovation ruled throughout the final two days of the Global Spa and Wellness Summit.
Once again, the delegates of the 2012 Global Spa and Wellness Summit were inspired by the exciting range of speakers and experts on the final two days of the conference. The prevailing message—don’t be afraid to fail. Some of the most successful people in the world failed at one point only to eventually succeed. Be sure to visit the GSWS...

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