Skincare

Spray Tanners Get a Taste of Education in Wine Country

Spray Tan Network offers the only profesional networking event.
Because I am a redhead and of Irish descent, I don't tan easily. Plus, obviously I realize the dangers of being exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. But still, I always feel better (and skinnier, for some reason) when I have a bit of color. So I am a huge fan of both sunless tanning lotions and spray...

The Men's Grooming Trend Continues to Grow

Discover some great products designed to address the skincare needs of men.
According to a recent Men's Grooming study conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., 9 in 10 men (ages 18 and up) use some type of grooming product, including facial and body skincare, shaving, haircare, and fragrance. The study also showed that although only one quarter of men use facial skincare products like facial cleansers, moisturizers, lip and eye products, the...

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...

Jane Iredale Offers A New Form of Sun Protection

A dry sunscreen makes staying safe from the effects of the sun even easier.
Like pretty much everyone on the planet, I am aware of the damage the sun can wreak on my skin, so I am very diligent about applying sunscreen daily, even during the winter. So, I ran into a problem when I discovered that one of my favorite face moisturizers doesn’t include SPF. So each morning, my bedroom turned into a...

La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa Debuts its $1,000 White Caviar Illuminating Facial

Will a $1,000 facial leave your clients looking like a million dollar bucks?
Covering the spa beat for more than a decade now, I've experienced my share of Champagne facials and caviar creams. It wasn't until recently, however, that I experienced a treatment that topped the $1,000 mark. This January, La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa (New York City) will debut its White Caviar Illuminating Facial ($1,000, 90 minutes). I got a sneak...

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York Goes High Tech

An editor checks out the spa’s latest state-of-the-art skincare offerings.
I’ve always been a fan of The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York , and the all-natural skincare services I have received there have consistently been topnotch. So when I heard that the spa was going to start going high-tech with its facials, I was excited to see how the serene atmosphere would blend with the latest in cutting-edge skincare...

Try these Collagen Boosting Foods for Firm Skin

Top collagen boosting foods include:
Collagen makes up 30% of the protein in the body and constitutes 70% of protein within the skin. Located within the dermis (below the outermost layer of skin,) collagen is the foundation of connective tissue that supports skin’s structure. As we age, the natural weakening in cellular activity and increase in environmental stressors break down this structural framework, resulting in...

Help Clients Attack Acne

New York derm provides tips for battling breakouts.
In January, American Spa will be highlighting ways to battle serious cystic acne in the popular Medical Spa Report section of the magazine. To give you a little preview of what is to come—and to help clients who are currently facing the frustrations of dealing with breakouts—here are some tips from Long Island, NY, dermatologist Marina Peredo, M.D., to help...

All Eyes on Eyelids

Forget the gym. Teach your clients to exercise their eyelids to keep their faces in super shape.
While we’re all innudated with tips for working out our bodies, I recently received some handy instructions from the experts at The New You Med Spa in Dallas to help keep an oft-ignored body part looking great—our eyelids. Want to help your clients fight some of the eyelid droopyness that comes with facial aging? Then pass along this simple facial...

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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