Skincare

Tequila Treatment

Learn about a spirited spa service
If you or your clients have ventured to Mexico, you know tequila flows like water. It's no wonder this spritely spirit has earned itself a holiday and spa treatments in its honor, on July 24 each year. I enjoyed a sip or two of tequila while on my Mexican honeymoon last year in Riviera Maya and agree it deserves the...

Say Cheese

Discover your pure joy with a photo contest
My camera goes everywhere I do, even everyday errands. I keep my eyes open in hopes of capturing unique sights around me and thanks to Instagram I can share them with my friends and followers. I also like to preserve the images to bring back the feelings and memories of that time someday in the future. This summer, Amala is...

All About Anti-Aging

Decipher popular skincare product and treatment claims
The famed fountain of youth is still enticing spa-goers with an expanding market of anti-aging products and treatments as vast as their concerns. And let’s face it, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon, and facial care is projected to account for 86 percent of the skincare market’s $16.3 billion gain this year. Treating lines and wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation, dry...

Summer Skincare Saviors

Learn how seaside treatments rescue skin
No matter how careful clients are in popular vacation hotspots, the summer sun seems to do some damage on skin. That doesn't mean they have to abandon their beloved beach havens, though. Renew The Spa at The James Royal Palm (Miami) has a few summer treatments to help spa-goers to beat the blistering Florida heat. Those sweat-clogged pores, sun damage,...

A Head Start

A Mirabella Beauty pro shares the brand’s face for fall
We’re in the midst of summer—sweating through our nice clothes and living in humidity. Like many, some of us can’t wait for fall weather, which means crisp air, layers, dark eye shadows, and the ability to hold a hairstyle. Autumn isn’t until the next few months, but that doesn’t mean clients can’t get a head start on season’s hottest beauty...

Summer in Paris

Discover a French chic makeup look from Sothys Paris
Gorgeous, healthy-looking skin; pretty, au naturel eyes; groomed, but not overly done brows; and a confident, nonchalant attitude—what more could you or your clients want than that in a beauty look? We checked out the new Sothys Paris Makeup Collection, which provides the colors and tools to do just that, at its New York City launch party in the spring...

Go Go Spa Gadget

Learn how your spa can benefit from at-home beauty devices
Summer is a busy time for spas and clients alike thanks to vacations. It also seems to be a season of new technology and gadgets, which help clients maintain their results between spa visits. We talked to Paola Perin, director of spa at Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui (HI), for her take on incorporating one of...

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...

Bridal Skincare Tips

Share simple suggestions for clear wedding day complexions
June marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for weddings and when higher temperatures and humidity cause skin concerns to rear their unsightly heads . As the go-to beauty spot for many brides, your spa and estheticians provide the first line of defense against bridal breakouts and more. Seven Brown, esthetician at Harlem Skin Clinic (New York City),...

Getting the Spots Out

Learn how to help clients during acne awareness month
My skin seems to know that June is Acne Awareness Month because it has flared up with some uncharacteristic blemishes lately. I was lucky and didn’t battle acne in my teens, but now in my 20s I have breakouts from time to time to make up for it. The most effective method of treating and preventing it in my experience...

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