Skincare

Bridal Business Tips

Check out ways your spa benefits from beautiful brides
I’m attending a beach wedding this week and am excited to see how it all comes together. One very important piece—and where your spa’s expertise comes in—is wedding day beauty. A professional makeup artist can do wonders for brides of all shapes and sizes to get photo-ready on their big day and also brings in top dollar to your spa...

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...

Citrus Sensation

Help clients navigate the lime shortage with skincare
Thanks to a recent lime shortage in Mexico, there is now demand for produce on the black market. Really. A combination of violence, severe weather, and disease has diminished citrus crops and sent prices sky high stateside just when cravings for citrus-infused spring treats hit. Though margaritas and guacamole are affected, there are still plenty of lime skincare products on...

Beauty Boosting Oil

olive oil beauty booster
Discover new spa uses for olive oil
I wholeheartedly enjoy cooking, so for me a day spent in the kitchen hard at work is almost as relaxing as a spa treatment. Almost. That's why I'm excited to share these creative new uses for a kitchen staple, olive oil. Makeup remover: Dabbing olive oil onto a cotton ball can gently and naturally remove makeup. Be sure to thoroughly...

Green With Envy

Learn new beauty tricks for St. Patrick's Day makeup
What better time to prove to clients it's easy being green than St. Patrick's Day? If you've always wanted to try green looks, it's the perfect time to play. With these quick tips from Stephanie Fell, owner of Merle Norman Studio (Augusta, GA), to share with clients, they won't have to worry about getting pinched! To ease into green, try...

Wearin' O' the Green

Check the latest St. Patrick's Day spa treatments worth celebrating
We all know that when four-leaf clovers come out, it's St. Patrick's Day. Whether you are Irish or not, it is one of the holidays that gives us a chance to let loose with friends and of course, indulge in fabulous spa experiences to correct mistakes made from one too many green beverages. A spa therapy recovery kit is a...

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...

Keeping Active with Skincare

Get a sneak peek into Naturopathica's upcoming webinar
Spa-goers aren’t the only ones getting active in 2014. According to Barbara Close, founder and CEO of Naturopathica, ingredients are active too, active in the fight against premature aging, that is. In our upcoming webinar, "The Next Generation of Active Skincare" on March 17, Close will discuss a variety of skincare topics pertinent for estheticians, spa owners, directors, and managers,...

Spa Romance

Discover the secret to romance with treatments for two
Like any holiday, Valentine's Day celebrations become repetitive after a few years. If you've grown disenchanted with fancy dinners, chocolates and roses, worry not, because a romantic couples’ treatment or spa ideas for the apple of your client’s eye is a better way to celebrate love and romance. The greatest gift on Valentine’s Day is the gift of quality ‘me’...

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...

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