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Summertime Beauty: What’s Hot!

After the IBS and IECSC Las Vegas shows and just back from NYC the fashion capitol I am happy to share what is in store for us this summer. Here is a peek from the show floor and from the fashionable sights of New York City too.
After the IBS and IECSC Las Vegas shows and just back from NYC the fashion capitol I am happy to share what is in store for us this summer. Here is a peek from the show floor and from the fashionable sights of New York City too. I have said it before but here I go again. Skin is so...

Wellness a hot topic at IECSC in NYC!

From aesthetic physicians, medical aestheticians, wellness and weight loss retreats to upscale urban spas, there is definitely a paradigm shift occuring within the spa and medical spa industries. Paula Simpson tells us why!
Last week I had the opportunity to present (for the first time,) at the fabulous IECSC Show in NYC. Unaware of the audience I would attract to my talk, I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of people seeking to bring wellness and beauty from within (aka nutricosmetics,) to their company services. From aesthetic physicians, medical aestheticians, wellness and weight...

Benefits of Spa Treatments Gaining Credibility

Almost three-quarters of consumers say they would be more likely to visit a spa if they learned that research studies demonstrated the benefits of spa treatments. Are you promoting the benefits of spa treatments in your business?
There is a growing body of medical evidence about the proven benefits of wellness approaches like massage, hydrotherapy and meditation. The mainstream media is also touting the benefits of holistic treatments that improve quality of life. Oprah Magazine recently featured an article on the Health Benefits of Massage , and SpaFinder’s ClubSpa blog recently featured the benefits of hydrotherapy ...

Trendwatching.com Releases Top Consumer Trends for 2011

Trendwatching.com has released their top consumer trends for 2011. How will you tweak your business to capitalize on these opportunities?
Trendwatching.com, one of the world’s leading consumer trends firm, has released their top 11 Consumer Trends for 2011. Here are some highlights: 1. Random Acts of Kindness According to Trendwatching.com, there’s no better way for a brand to put its money where its mouth (or heart) is than engaging in Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.). “Consumers' cravings for realness, for...

Wellness & Spa: the conversation continues

We have received great feedback on the topic of wellness and spa. Following are excerpts from the comments we received from some of our illustrious SpaTrade members.
We have received great feedback on the topic of wellness and spa. Following are some excerpts from the comments we received from our illustrious SpaTrade members. These wonderful quotes speak for themselves! Rianna Riego, founder/Principal at Global SpaVantage "Wellness in a spa begins with the intention – from the ownership/management to the staff. Live it before you preach it. When...

Wellness and Spa: A perfect marriage?

How can spas take advantage of the global wellness trend to increase revenues and client loyalty? How do spas provide holistic wellness programs with space limitations and without “breaking the bank?” Let's start a conversation!
There is no doubt that “Wellness” is one of the most important trends shaping the spa industry’s future. I’ve been thinking about the topic of wellness for weeks--seems the more I learn the more confused I become! The fundamental challenge when writing about “wellness” is the broadness of its definition. As defined by the study Spas and the Global Wellness...

2010 Black Friday Weekend Sales Encouraging

The traditional four-day sales kickoff for the holiday season had many positive signs, and the big winner was the online category.
The results are in for the holiday kick-off weekend, and they’re encouraging. It is estimated that 212 million shoppers visited a store or website over the four-day Black Friday weekend, an increase of 8.7% from last year, according to National Retail Federation reports. Average spend was also up about 6%, and the combination of higher spend and more traffic yielded...

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...

Wellness Summit Day 2

More provocative conversations from the Wellness Summit in Singapore.
Our day began with a guided meditation, led by Dr. JemBendell, Director of Lifeworth and Associate Professor at Griffith Business School. Dr. Bendell’s work is as a strategist and consultant for sustainable luxury for high-end brands, and he is accredited with the organizational concept for the Marine Stewardship Council. Bendell’s presentation, “Integrating Personal and Global Wellness,” shared the idea that...

Wellness Summit report Day 1

Full report on the great ideas and visionary concepts that were shared by a roster of international experts at the first day of the 2010 Wellness Summit on the future of spas and wellness.
The 5 th annual Wellness Summit was held last week in Fort Canning Park, Singapore, with a theme of “Riding the Wave: Delivering Relevance, Ensuring Sustainability.” The Wellness Summit is designed to explore ways in which the wellness industry can remain profitable, competitive and relevant in a challenging business environment, and discover synergies between the spa, salon, fitness, medicine, health...

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