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Dr. Weil Weighs in on Wellness

What do you think of his take on wellness in America?
I recently received the Global Spa & Wellness Summit 's Weekender newsletter, where they focused on Dr. Andrew Weil's video presentation during the recent summit. It was an interesting presentation, so I wanted to share the contents of the newsletter here and get your thoughts. In what ways do you agree or disagree with his point of view? Dr. Andrew...

Clients Are Geling at Home with Red Carpet Manicure

New nail kits help jazz up at-home gel mani/pedis.
I love a good gel manicure. But sometimes, due to my travel schedule, shipping the magazine, and generally being busy, I don’t get to a spa or salon as often as I would like to have the services performed by a pro. But now, thanks to Red Carpet Manicure and its fun collection of nail kits, I can give myself...

New ISPA Stats Show Promise

Spa revenue and visits exhibit growth from 2010 to 2011.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released new statistics from the ISPA 2012 U.S. Spa Industry Study . ISPA commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct the survey which is updated every year with five key statistics crucial to the spa industry including revenue, spa visits, the number of spa locations, total employment in the industry and square footage. “Against a background...

Tranquility Suites Prove to be the Latest Urban Oases

Discover a Great Place to Spend National Relaxation Day
While you shouldn't need a reason to pamper yourself, it certainly doesn't hurt. And next Wednesday, Aug. 15 provides the perfect excuse for you and your clients, as it's National Relaxation Day. It's the perfect occasion to temp spa-goers into visiting, not that they should need any coaxing. Recognizing the importance of relaxation, numerous hotels now offer tranquility suites in...

Best Cities for Skin

Report from Daily Glow ranks the best and worst town for the complexion.
Ever wonder if where you live might impact your complexion? Check out this handy report from Daily Glow, and find out how your city ranked. Click here to find out which cities rank the highest and why when it comes to citizens with great skin.

August is Designated National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Learn How Many Are Affected With Hair Thinning or Loss
Although my hair has always been the least of my worries, I must admit, I do sometimes feel cause for concern. On a recent trip to New Zealand, I felt as if I was pulling out half of it everytime I went to put a brush or comb through it. I don't know if it was the stress of travel...

Minx Nails Help Athletes Express their Love of Country

How are Olympic Athletes Showing their Team Spirit?
Obsessed with the Olympics like most of the country, I can't help but appreciate the lengths people go to express their patriotism. While I find grills a definite beauty don't, I think it would have been amusing had Team USA gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte been allowed to wear his $25,000 custom red, white, and blue diamond-encrusted grill on the...

Tyra Lowman, Senior Director of Spa Brands at Hilton Worldwide, Hosts Chat on Global Spa Trends

Want to Learn More About Upcoming Spa Trends?
Last week, we brought you news of "Emerging Global Spa Trends," a new Hilton Blue Paper released by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Outlining insights from industy experts, the report provides interesting insight into the spa industry and even includes a survey of 6,000 respondents from Australia, China, Great Britain, and the United States to...

Spa Bath Salt Expert Clears Up Bath Salt Drug Confusion

San Francisco Bath Salt Company president discusses troubling news stories.
I’m sure, like me, when you heard the recent news about a street drug called bath salts that allegedly caused a man to gruesomely attack a homeless man, you were horrified. Upon reading about it, I also quickly realized that the bath salts that caused this horrible reaction have nothing to do with the bath salts that we trade in...

Cool July 4th Mani/Pedis

Independence Day inspires creative nailcare.
Happy July 4 th , everyone! In honor of the holiday, I wanted to share a fun collection of creative manicures and pedicures that are currently featured at BettyConfidential.com . Click here for some tips on how you can achieve some of these looks. Wishing you and your families a healthy, happy holiday!

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