Skincare

Frozen Facial

Discover the anti-aging effects of crystals
The summer months may be beautiful, but all those sunny days unfortunately take their toll on the skin. On any normal day the skin is already enduring pollution, travel stress, sleep deprivation, and more. It could use a little extra boost. La Prairie , known for its luxury anti-aging products available at five-star hotel spas, has introduced a luxury facial...

Red Alert

Discover more effective products for rosacea relief
My face turns a brilliant tomato red during tough workouts, though it quickly disappears. For those with rosacea, it's a very different story. Rosacea affects millions of Americans—16 million to be exact—and causes a range of disruptive side-effects, such as persistent redness and bumps, that take a serious physical and emotional toll. Many of your clients may be enduring symptoms...

Cruelty-Free Beauty

Learn how you can help eliminate animal testing from cosmetics
Pets are an important part of many of your lives and clients' families—we even have sunscreen specially formulated for them ( more here ). So it only makes sense that consumers are rising up against animal cruelty in the beauty industry. Jim Moran, U.S. congressman, is sponsoring the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would phase out animal testing for American-made cosmetics...

Brushing Up on Bamboo

Take a look at a tropical spa brand’s creative ingredients
After researching and writing Taking Stalk, our latest In the Mix story focused on bamboo and its many uses in spa I am seeing this awesome ingredient popping up everywhere. So many spas are creatively incorporating it and reaping the eco-friendly benefits. I reached out to Patrick Huey Corporate Spa Director of Red Lane Spa at Sandals Resorts to see...

Get Lovely with Lemons

Try out new DIY spa treatments with citrus
Last Wednesday was national lemonade day, so naturally if you had lemons on hand you knew exactly what to do. Don’t worry if life has given you more lemons today; there are so many other beauty-boosting uses for this tart citrus. Check out a couple recipes below for DIY fruity pampering from Sunkist. 1. Banana & Lemon Foot Massage (good...

Bodycare Business

Get savvy with sales tips for bodycare products.
We checked in with a few skincare professionals to get their top tips for selling the expanding array of bodycare products and services. “Customization is one of the most effective ways to retail bodycare. Body Bliss spa guests are taken through a series of choices until they end up with a unique formulation that addresses their wants and needs and...

Pup Pampering

Check out how to protect pet's skin
National Dog Day is celebrating its 10th anniversary today and gives spa-goers a reason to pamper their pooches even more! It was originally started to bring attention to the high number of dogs in shelters and encourage adoption, and it has been doing just that ever since. If you or clients are planning on adopting or already have a furry...

Your Skin on Sun

Discover what the skin really looks like after UV exposure
You may think you sound like a broken record, reminding clients again and again to wear sunscreen and protect their skin from the sun. This is especially necessary in the summer when the warm weather brings everyone out of hibernation to catch every last ray, but you know that anytime you’re outside proper sunscreen is a must. Here’s a truly...

DIY Overnight Facial

Find an overnight cure for dry, damaged skin
It’s never too early to start preparing the skin for cooler weather, and after clients (and maybe you too) have been spending the summer worshipping the sun, dry and damaged skin must be treated in between professional facials for best results. Terese Linke, global spa training and education director for Amala, shares a simple, five-step DIY facial to bring the...

Runner's Relief

Check out what runners' feet need at the spa
The summer weather in New York City has been nearly perfect for running, in my opinion. I’ve added quite a few miles to my sneakers and my various tracking apps. Pounding the pavement makes me realize I need to keep my feet in tip-top-shape with pedicures and DIY nailcare to avoid extra pains. Contrary to what spa industry pros like...

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