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...

Beauty Giveaway Celebration

Learn how to win Jane Iredale makeup
With a holiday weekend coming, there are plenty of reasons for you and your clients to celebrate. One you may not be aware of is Jane Iredale—The Skincare Makeup’s 20 th Anniversary , which is ongoing throughout 2014. The cosmetics company is awarding twenty beauty lovers $200 of makeup. To enter, fill out the contest form here and share a...

Patriotic Palette

Get inspired by an all American beauty look
The last few weeks I’ve been seeing stars everywhere. No, I didn't hit my head or run into any celebrities; it’s World Cup fever spreading. Though the United States team was knocked out last night with a harrowing 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time, Independence Day on Friday brings more red, white, and blue festivities across the country. Here...

Beauty Boosting Oil

olive oil beauty booster
Discover new spa uses for olive oil
I wholeheartedly enjoy cooking, so for me a day spent in the kitchen hard at work is almost as relaxing as a spa treatment. Almost. That's why I'm excited to share these creative new uses for a kitchen staple, olive oil. Makeup remover: Dabbing olive oil onto a cotton ball can gently and naturally remove makeup. Be sure to thoroughly...

Green With Envy

Learn new beauty tricks for St. Patrick's Day makeup
What better time to prove to clients it's easy being green than St. Patrick's Day? If you've always wanted to try green looks, it's the perfect time to play. With these quick tips from Stephanie Fell, owner of Merle Norman Studio (Augusta, GA), to share with clients, they won't have to worry about getting pinched! To ease into green, try...

IECSC Takes On New York City

Get an editor's inside scoop from our latest trade show
This past weekend, the American Spa team and I attended the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) at the Javits Center in New York City. Co-located with the International Beauty Show New York , the show took place March 9 to 11, and attracted an impressive number of spa and beauty professionals to the nation's beauty and fashion capital...

Nelson J Salon Offers Hair Extensions Rental Service

Stay ahead of the trends with this new hair service
Like most women, I'm constantly changing my look, but I also miss my chopped locks every now and then. Luckily, clients who feel the same way no longer have to contemplate on buying hair to recreate an old look. For the holiday season, Nelson j Salon (Beverly Hills, CA) launched a new service to rent clip-on hair extensions for 75...

Beauty Nutrition Update – Study shows that fruit & veggie consumption brings out glowing skin!

Can eating fruits and vegetables really slow down the aging process? Paula teaches us about the family of antioxidants called carotenoids, where you can find them, and what they can do for your skin!
If you haven’t heard yet, the connection between what you consume and how you look is getting stronger (thanks to a growing number of nutrition clinical studies.) One of the most recent studies published in the Journal of Evolution and Human Behaviour, Researchers from the University of Nottingham found that people who consumed more portions of deep colored fruits and...

What's new?

Beauty is ever changing! It is …brushing, rolling, vibrating, twirling, prickling, massaging and more! Noreen invites you to come see what is new at the IECSC show in fabulous Ft.Lauderdale is next weekend. November 6th and 7th.
Beauty is ever changing! It is …brushing, rolling, vibrating, twirling, prickling, massaging and more! The mascaras are not just applied with our hands but they vibrate by themselves for a more pumped up and defined application. Say goodbye to the old-fashioned washcloth or facial sponges for cleansing Clarisonic is taking over the beauty universe as far as the premiere face-cleansing...

An Evening of Wellness & Beauty come together in NYC!

Paula Simpson co-hosts beauty & wellness event at Caudalie in NYC
Last week I had the pleasure to co-host an event with the prestigious Caudalie Spa at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. This event was focused on bringing beauty & wellness together through the integration of topical antioxidant rich skin treatments and nourishing “from within” with balanced nutrition and nutritional beauty supplementation (via nutricosmetics.) Our presentation focused on how combining external...

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