Spa Business Articles

Finding Your Career Passion

Earlier in the year, the job search websites went crazy as people tried to find work that was more satisfying. “While thousands of people are dealing with the tragedy of unemployment, many others are looking for jobs that are more fulfilling than the ones they have,” says attorney and author Pamela Samuels Young , whose newest novel, Anybody’s Daughter , was one of five nominees for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards’ Outstanding Literary Work,...

Tips for Encouraging Productive Collaboration

In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours. In one poll, by Office Team, 45 percent of senior executives said their firms would be more productive if they banned all meetings at least one day a week. “The problem that often occurs—beyond the obvious, like lacking a clear agenda—is the underlying current of competition that each person brings to the table,” says Berny Dohrmann, chairman...

On Course for Success

Since its debut in March 2002, The Spa at Pinehurst (NC), located on the grounds of the historic Pinehurst Resort, has been a mecca for both sports aficionados needing rejuvenation following a day on the famous greens and those who simply have a penchant for pampering. “Our menu of services was created with both spa connoisseurs and athletes in mind and includes several massage services designed to help with athletic recovery,” explains spa director Jennifer Reid. Thankfully, there is plenty...

Primed to Perfection

Opening during a rather fragile economic time, Stript Wax Bar , a spa devoted to waxing and other related services, debuted its first location on Union Street in San Francisco in 2009. The company has since grown to seven locations in California and will soon be adding an eighth in San Francisco’s Noe Valley. Featuring a modern boudoir setting, the spas are all outfitted with custom-designed tufted furniture, chandeliers, and damask wallpaper. Each, however, reflects the distinct character of its...

Reviews—More, More, More

“Everyone knows that online reviews can have a tremendous impact on consumers’ purchasing decisions,” according to Chris Marentis, founder and CEO of Surefire Social . “Ultimately, a single review—positive or negative—can tip the scale in favor of one company over another.” Malynda Vigliotti, also known as Boom Boom, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar (New York City), spreads good news—instead of featuring bio’s for each of her staff members on her website, she features their picture with a review. “You...

Pinterest Moves Ahead of Twitter

Pinterest has vaulted over Twitter to become the third most-used social network in the States. R ecently, Facebook announced they’ll be prioritizing updates with media, and Instagram has picked up speed to become the fastest growing network worldwide proving image-based social channels are where it’s at, according to digital marketing specialist Valorie Reavis of Linkup Marketing . Reviewing two new reports released earlier this year by digital analysts, the Pew Research Center and GlobalWebIndex , Reavis points out the continued...

A Clear Vision

Discover how an innovative acne-focused skincare clinic is bringing clear skin to Manhattanites.
When Eric Schweiger, M.D., opened his dermatology clinic, Schweiger Dermatology, four years ago in New York City, he quickly noticed a skincare niche that wasn’t necessarily being addressed—the management of acne. “I realized about half my patients were acne patients, and there were no other dermatologists focusing on acne—everyone was doing cosmetic and anti-aging,” says Schweiger. “I wanted to focus on acne scarring, offer laser and lights, and take insurance to help my acne and acne-scar patients really improve their...

Attitude and Spirit

My two most recent blogs explored the topics of honesty and accountability —key guideposts for living a life of conscious leadership. Today, I’d like to dwell on attitude and spirit. As you read this, take a pulse on your own outlook today. Are you feeling generous, expansive, centered, confident, and self-assured in your dealings with staff and guests? Or are you feeling insecure, jealous, envious, petty, or angry toward those around you? Be honest with yourself: Are you seeing people...

Tips to Help Ensure a Year of Growth

Most people love the fresh-scrubbed feel of a new year. It’s especially a great time to set goals for yourself and your company, which, in many cases, fires you up and inspires change ahead. We all look forward to making improvements rather than looking back, but it is important pause and take stock of how far you’ve come. Doing so it helps avoid making the same mistakes twice, and reminds us of things we did that worked well, so that...

Five Steps to Drive Successful Wealth Metrics

If you believe your personal or business net worth defines your success, then your goals and behaviour’s will need to be financially driven in order for you to feel successful. If you believe the value you provide to clients defines your success, then your goals and behaviour’s will need to be more value-driven. Ideally, you will be able to achieve a satisfying level of both, but first, you must ask yourself: What is the formula I will use to accomplish...

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