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Nutritional Cleansing & Hammam - The Ultimate Detox Experience!

Turkish bath houses, or Hammam, have become a leading spa treatment across North American premium spas this past year.
We have seen a surge of the ancient Turkish bath houses, or Hammam, become a leading spa treatment across North American premium spas this past year. Hammam rituals are derived from Turkish bath houses and use a combination of heat, aromatherapy, steam and mud to cleanse the skin, open up the pores and promote the body’s detoxification process. Hammam treatments...

It's Spring Time! A Good Time for Detox?

With spring here (and summer around the corner,) this is the time of year I hear people discussing their “detox” experience. Some experiences maybe better than others, but when following a qualified detoxification program; the results can invigorate the m
With spring here (and summer around the corner,) this is the time of year I hear people discussing their “detox” experience. Some experiences maybe better than others, but when following a qualified detoxification program; the results can invigorate the mind and body! But what is a good or bad Detox? Below, I provide what to look for and what to...

Ingestible Beauty a hot topic with Spas!

The current climate of innovation and social media is leading consumers to consider new beauty routines, including ingestible products.
With my recent attendance at both Spa Exec’s Fort Lauderdale Show and this week’s ISPA 2010, I have come to learn that ingestible beauty is a hot topic and I believe it will soon become a critical component to the spa philosophy. Why is this? Well, based on my interaction at these shows, I observed the following; 1) The New...

ISPA2010 Day 2 Inspires & Motivates

The second whirlwind day of conference educates and inspires the 2000 attendees.
Second full day of conference began with early morning Professional Development Sessions. Well, truth be told, it actually begins even earlier in the morning in the Precor Experience Center, or at the Greet the Day session, but due to the all of the parties and dinners the previous night, 6:30am does not have a lot of takers. Excellent morning sessions...

A Unique Korean Spa Experience - In Texas?

You never know what surprises you can find in some unexpected places! Dori takes us along on a Korean spa journey, stateside.
While visiting Myong Chong, the President and CEO of Hanna Isul Skin Care and Medi Spa in Fort Worth, Texas, she invited me and another friend to experience a Korean spa in Dallas. Have you experienced a Korean Spa? Even though I was in Korea last year, I did not have an authentic Korean experience. Go figure… a Korean spa...

The 10 BIG Trends of 2010!

This year, at the Repêchage 12th International Congress for Salon and Spa Professionals in NYC, I was fortunate to share The 10 BIG Trends of 2010!...
This year, at the Repêchage 12 th International Congress for Salon and Spa Professionals in NYC, I was fortunate to share The 10 BIG Trends of 2010 ! As a skincare industry professional for over three decades, I have seen the ‘latest & greatest,’ come and go. I decided to look into some of the trends I believe have lasting...

Is your spa ready for cancer patients?

Forward-thinking spas are offering services and treatments tailored to specific issues or health challenges, and oncology patients are a major focus and opportunity.
At the last IECSC show I met an educator and pioneer in the field of esthetics, Morag Currin. She literally wrote the textbook on Oncology Esthetics. As an esthetician by training, I was very excited to see someone actively broadening the scope of our industry, by welcoming a marginalized group of would-be customers: cancer patients. Both patients and spas alike...

Pedicure oops and retention rates

Here's a personal story about how a pedicure that could have been really nice, wasn't, due to lack of customization/conversation with the client, me!
While visiting my friend Gerri this summer, we decided to go and get pedicures. We called a new day spa near her house, made an appointment and off we went. When Gerri and I checked in, we met our nail techs and were escorted to a very nice pedicure area. So far, so good! We sat back, got settled and...

ISPA Media Event relaxes press in NYC

16th annual event hosts an array of journalists to sample the latest in spa treatments.
The 16th annual ISPA Media Event was held last week in New York City. Twelve resort and destination spas transformed the Cipriani 42nd St Event Venue into a haven of relaxation for the attending members of the print, trade, broadcast and digital press. Each spa set up a booth and featured a service for the journalists to try. Among the...

Promoting Body Treatments and Hydrotherapy

In his latest Video Blog, Bryan Durocher shares business building tips for promoting body treatments and hydrotherapy along with series and gift card sales in the spa.
Bryan Durocher shares business building tips for promoting body treatments and hydrotherapy along with series and gift card sales in the spa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxFgQP2t_aI

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