Trend Watch

Farm-to-Treatment-Table Trend Takes Hold of the Industry

What New Trend is Sweeping the Industry?
Although I'm often asked about spa trends, I've found it difficult, lately, to pinpoint any that are truly original. One, however, that has been gaining momentum recently is the farm-to-treatment-table trend. A variation on the farm-to-table concept found at restaurants, it fits well with the industry's efforts to be greener. The Spa at the Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods,...

Perfect Pout

Discover why lipstick is the cosmetic of choice on National Lipstick Day
I wasn’t always a lipstick lady, but once I embraced a pigmented lip I haven’t looked back. A new shade can do wonders—like a fresh coat of paint on walls—for brightening up a complexion and streamlining a makeup routine. We can all celebrate the power of lipstick today with National Lipstick Day. Here are some fun facts from Mintel’s July...

Care-Free Hair

Share these easy hairstyles with clients this summer
Maybe it’s a happy by-product of the humidity and heat or perhaps a side-effect of daily immersion in all things beauty and spa, but I’ve been tinkering with creative hairstyles this summer. I’m definitely not alone, and salon owner and expert stylist Nunzio Saviano has some celebrity-inspired tips for you and your clients to beat the heat in style. Ombré...

Balance Booster

Learn about fun, spa-friendly yoga techniques
I’m far from a seasoned yogi, but I enjoy an occasional flow and warrior series. Working closely with the spa industry has offered many more opportunities to improve my lackluster practice. One I was especially excited to check out was the new SUP Yoga Workshop at the Pure Yoga location near my apartment. Done on Indo Yoga Boards, this class...

Recovery Retreat

Discover soothing spa treatments for Ironman athletes
Sunny weather and warm temperatures beckon even the most ardent couch potato to get moving and get outside. Few can say no to an afternoon walk in the park or a dip in a luxury spa pool. Summer schedules are also bursting with every K distance from five on up, marathons, obstacle courses, and triathlons to appeal to the more...

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...

Well-Rounded Fitness Inspiration

Get inspired by fitness feats
Summer is the season of skin and lots of it. It’s no surprise everyone seems to be looking for new ways to achieve their ideal bikini body in the gym, spa, and in the great outdoors, and fast—it is the middle of July after all. Getting moving and exercising is all well and good, however many of these get-fit-quick schemes...

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...

Season of Giveaways

Discover spa giveaways to boost business
One of the most popular travel trends we're seeing is the girlfriend getaway—a much-needed respite to reminisce, recharge, and reconnect. I'm personally on board with this one and hope it stays around; each year I look forward to the time I get to spend with friends who've scattered across the country. You should be on board too as spas are...

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...

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