Trends

Essie Introduces Summer 2014 Collection

Essie recently launched its summer 2014 collection, complete with bright, vivid colors. Available at www.essie.com , salons, and beauty stores worldwide, the collection features a color palette with a bevy of options from offset prints to neutrals, including urban jungle, a alabaster orchid tone; haute in the heat, a raspberry hue; strut your stuff, a cobalt aqua tone; ruffles & feathers, a peacock teal shade; fierce, no fear, a cocoa mahogany color; and roarrrrange, a bold orange hue. “Channel summer’s sexy energy and go for full-force fashion that’s destined to lead the pack,” says brand founder and global creative director...

SpaFinder Wellness 365 Reveals Growth in Spa Travel

Spafinder Wellness 365 released key findings from its 2013 State of Spa Travel report, which provides insight into emerging consumer trends in the North American spa travel market each year. A survey of more than 300 North American travel agents showed that 73 percent reported growth in hotel bookings, resorts, and destination spas. It also revealed that women traveling together represents the number-one way people travel to spas, and baby boomers—aged 49 to 68—continue to constitute the core spa clientele. Agents also weighed in on the fastest growing international spa destinations for North American travelers, which includes Belize, Costa Rica,...

Le Mieux Sponsors the Next Artists Fashion Week Beauty Lounge

Le Mieux Cosmetics , a line that relies upon waterless formulas, presented guests of Next Artists Fashion Week Beauty Lounge with its Collagen Peptide Serum , a moisturizing serum that reduces visible signs of aging and Peptide Foam Cleanser , a peptide-rich cleanser that removes makeup and facial impurities while hydrating. The brand was the exclusive skincare sponsor of the Fashion Week event, which took place at Dune Studios (NYC). "The feedback about Le Mieux was extremely positive and truly exciting," says Janel Luu, CEO of Le Mieux. "Guests, as well as makeup artists for A-list models, were eager to...

The Spa Association Releases 2014 Spa Trends Report

The Spa Association (SPAA) recently published its 2014 Spa Industry Trends Report , which captures the global spa and wellness trends, offering insight to spa, beauty, hospitality, wellness, and travel firms that focus on the spa-goer demographic. “The spa dynamic is spilling over into complementary areas like fitness and food preparation,” says Melinda Minton, executive director of SPAA. “Wellness is an obvious good fit with spa. In fact, many of the elements now seen in the spa demographic are difficult to separate from wellness because they are so naturally blended.” Minton also adds that technology is moving at an exponential...

The future of spa tourism

At the recent Global Spa Summit in Bali, Dr. László Puczkó of Xellum , presented a report "Health And Wellness Tourism" , about the current state of the spa industry. Dr. László Puczkó is managing partner at Xellum and has been working in health related travel for over 15 years, on development projects, strategies, forecasting, trends, trend definition and on planning on a regional or national level. Caroline Ratner of the IMTJ spoke to him about the report and his view of spa and wellness tourism today. Why was the report commissioned? The aim of the report is to identify...