Spa Treatment Articles

Hair Therapy

As consumer demand for spa-inspired haircare products and scalp treatments grows, savvy salon owners are taking note and moving ahead.
Scalp massages, hair analyses, and conditioning treatments have become standard fare in most spas. In fact, today many spas come complete with in-house, full-service salons. And spas aren't alone in recognizing the benefits of offering both hair and body treatments under one roof. One only has to look at the number of celebrated stylists with acclaimed salons branching out with spa treatments or at the growing number of haircare manufacturers developing spa-oriented product lines and treatments to realize that haircare...

Treatment Trends [cellulite]

Body contouring The $150, 90-minute Body Contouring treatment at About Face Esthetic Skin Care Clinic (Gresham, OR) starts with the client filling out two pages of detailed information. In some cases, only herbal wraps are used, such as when a client's skin is very loose. Usually, though, the treatment begins with an application of Set Me Free's Aloe Vera Solution or G.M. Collin's Triphasic Gel Cream to the cellulite areas from the waist down followed by 30 minutes of Bio-Therapeutic's...

Best-Selling Facials

Hydrating facials are popular in Colorado, while those that help combat hyperpigmentation are a hit in Louisiana. Which type of facials sell where and why? American Spa rounds up the moneymakers.
The Cosmécanique Facial Where : Tan Solaire Day Spa, Miami Time : 30 minutes Price : $80 Products : LPG Owner Rebecca Greer calls this non-invasive facial treatment an "instant facelift." A popular treatment at this Miami day spa that caters to clients who are extremely image conscious and seek out anti-aging services, the Cosm¡nique treatment is performed with the Lift 6 machine, a compact, mobile, futuristic-looking contraption that features a handheld treatment head with a pliable, soft arm. The...

Books - The faces of beauty

Today's consumers want it all-to feel good on the inside and look good on the outside-and are seeking out more and more services that help them towards this end. Ready to expand your services to meet the demand? The books featured here should help. 01 By looking at a person's skin, you can tell a lot-about the serenity of her mind, the strength of her body's systems, even the sleep (or lack of) she's getting each night. What about age,...

Know the Standards

The Esthetics Manufacturers & Distributors Alliance shares its Guidelines for Professional Cosmetic Exfoliating Procedures.
EMDA, a sub-group of the American Beauty Association, works to ensure that estheticians are more knowledgeable about the products and issues related to their business. Here are some frequently used terms you should be familiar with. Cosmetic Resurfacing Exfoliating Substance and Equipment These include cosmetic-use AHAs (Glycolic and Lactic Acids), BHAs (salicylic acid), Jessner's solutions (14 percent salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol) or modifications thereof, and proteolytic enzymes (papain, bromelain). The term also includes mechanical instruments and instruments that...

Pages