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The Top Summer Spa Products Are Here!

Summer is here! If you want to make an impression on your guests this season and leave them with an out-of-this-world experience they won’t forget, make sure to put these items on your shopping list for summer.

Sciote – “To Know Thy Skin is to Know Thyself” is the motto for this Italian inspired brand shown above. The fresh scents of Positano, Taorimna and Gira Sole leave a breezy fragrance on the body making Sciote a top summer must have and P.S. blending the scents will deliver a  custom summer scent that sizzles! 

Pure Fiji Products– From decadent coconut milk baths, sugar rub and body lotion to their exciting line of roller-ball fragrances, make summer a season to remember with island-inspired scents from Pure Fiji. The natural botanicals present in each Pure Fiji product are sure to awaken the senses and create an atmosphere of laid-back island living and fun in the sun!

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Spa Month Returns to Greater Fort Lauderdale

Spa Month is the perfect time for a relaxing weekend getaway or staycation in Greater Fort Lauderdale. The destination’s popular annual spa month invites residents and visitors to disconnect from the everyday and experience some of its most coveted spas.

New this year, the special promotion now includes August in addition to September. During Spa Month, the destination’s top spas offer special packages and services starting at $99, including signature full body massages, exfoliations, facial massages, masks and eye and lip treatments.

“Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Spa Month is a fantastic way to experience various spa treatments at lavish spas with oceanfront views and at authentic local spa boutiques,” says Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Everyone could use a little rest and relaxation.”

And with these sizzling spa deals in ‘the Venice of America,’ now is the perfect time to enjoy special treatment.

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Rise of the Urban Wellness Resort

Overtourism  The World’s Newest Wellness Destinations: Cities

Even in the world’s most crowded cities, people need a respite. It may seem counterintuitive to place a wellness hospitality property smack in the middle of a major metropolitan area. But the fact is, several of the world’s top wellness brands are moving beyond their roots in idyllic locations to set up shop in big cities. Aman is already in Tokyo; Six Senses recently opened in Singapore; and both wellness brands are coming to New York City in 2020. Kerzner International Holdings Limited recently announced it is evolving its One&Only portfolio to include One&Only Urban Resorts. The first will open in Dubai. Fivelements, which runs a famed Balinese eco-wellness resort, has launched a wellness day center concept in Hong Kong. According to Andrew Gibson, co-founder of the Wellness Tourism Association, “These examples of new wellness ventures in urban locations are a result of the overwhelming global interest in wellness and the increasing evidence that being healthy is not a preserve for the wealthy.”

Each of the companies mentioned is approaching its urban strategy differently. Aman’s urban properties appear to operate more like standard hotels, albeit with large spas and other wellness components. According to Roland Fasel, COO of Aman, the city hotels are designed around the brand pillars of high-touch service, creating experiences that derive from the local DNA, a holistic wellness component, uncomplicated luxury and understated elegance, and generosity of space. The orienting ethos of it all, says Fasel, is the idea of welcoming people into a home, which applies whether a guest is in the middle of nowhere or smack dab in the core of the Big Apple.

According to a press release, “One&Only Urban Resorts will challenge the conventional city hotel. In a buzzing and busy city, a place to escape the bright lights is always needed, a place to unwind; all urban resorts will offer beautifully designed green spaces to provide a serene sanctuary year-round.” Each urban resort will house a One&Only Gym, cycle and yoga studios, and a spa that is open around the clock.

Six Senses’ city properties will offer creative wellness programming, including options for social wellness. According to Anna Bjurstam, vice president, spas and wellness at Six Senses, “For example, in Singapore, where space is more limited, it’s about designing an immersive experience throughout the hotel through the content we are creating.” In such properties, where space is tight, she says, “wellness shows up in different ways.” For example, the Six Senses Duxton hosts a resident Chinese doctor, who provides complimentary consultations for guests. According to Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs, Six Senses in Singapore will also be developing a restaurant menu with Chinese medicinal offerings.

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Salon and day spa has a large clientele base you might not expect: Guys

Men make up about 30% of Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa’s clientele, says owner John Mangiameli.

“Our men’s services include everything from haircuts to hair color, beard trimming and beard tinting, to manicures and pedicures and spa services,” Mangiameli says. “A lot of professional men get manicures because their hands are in front of people all the time. Pedicures help keep their feet looking and feeling better.”

A wide range of professional services for men and women combined with longtime customer satisfaction have helped Creative Hair Designwin Best Salon honors in The World-Herald’s 2019 Omaha’s Choice Awards. The salon won in the same category in 2017 and also claimed awards in 2016.

Mangiameli opened Creative Hair Design near 120th and Pacific Streets in 1981 with three employees. Today, he has more than 90 – and most have been with Mangiameli for decades. Second and third generations of Omaha families now are clients.

Creative Hair Design recently completed a $500,000 renovation that added more than 15,000 square feet. The hair and nail salon is on the first floor; the spa takes up the second floor.

Hair color is one of the salon’s specialties. Eyelash lifts and hair extensions are other sought-after services, Mangiameli says.

Couples’ massages are popular, too. “I was just talking with a customer who said she and her husband had had a fantastic couples’ massage. She was buying spa products for Father’s Day because he loved the experience so much.”

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10 Rejuvenating Vacations That Will Send You Home Feeling Better Than Ever

Is there anything more indulgent than a spa day? We think not, especially considering the treatments we found at some of the world’s most relaxing hotels. You could take an outdoor soak in the Tuscan countryside, or get a massage that mimics the soothing rhythms of the dreamy Pacific Ocean.

From exfoliating salt rubs infused with lavender and rosemary to fitness programs that feel like summer camp for adults, there’s nothing your money can’t buy — that is, if you have the budget to spend it. (Fortunately, you don’t have to go broke to reach nirvana on vacation. Plenty of treatments fall in the $100-to-$200 bracket, and there are many affordable spas.)

So if your stress level isn’t abating and only the finest spa pampering will do, here are some glamorous treatments guaranteed to make you feel like a star.

Monteverdi Hotel and Spa

You’ll be a changed person after indulging in the Full Monteverdi, the Tuscan hotel’s 120-minute signature treatment. For €290 (about $330), you’ll get an exfoliating salt scrub — enriched with lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, and sweet orange — and ample time to soak in an outdoor tub overlooking the grand Val d’Orcia. A revitalizing massage will finish it off.

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SIA’s Allan Share Added to the Massage Makes Me Happy Committee

For thousands of years, massage and touch therapies have been a part of the healing traditions of hundreds of cultures around the world. From the hands of early Chinese physicians to massage therapists today, massage has been a natural and caring intervention that supports physical and emotional well-being. In other words, massage creates HAPPINESS.

Allan is excited to join the MASSAGE MAKES ME HAPPY Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute which aims to celebrate the healing powers of massage therapy and promote its benefits through research and education, advocacy and global awareness.

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Summertime Beauty Guide – July 2019

Summertime Beauty Guide – July 2019

Everyone wants to look and feel beautiful, inside and out. With so many beauty, health and wellness professionals right here in Santa Clarita, there’s no better place to look than right in front of you. Let the pages of this directory guide you to the experts of your choice including: estheticians, massage therapists, permanent makeup artists, brow specialists, podiatrists, stylists, medical weight loss specialists, master colorists, cosmetic surgeons, bridal stylists, dermatologist and more.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Cosmedix

Cosmedix is celebrating two decades of providing professional skin care at the crossroads of luxury and cosmeceu­tical.

To mark the milestone, the brand has launched “The Beauty of Living Without,” a branded video lauding sustaina­bility, inner wellness, luxury and efficacious, science-backed solutions.

“Twenty years is such a momentous occasion, and we have so many exciting things coming down the pipeline to celebrate with consumers and skin care professionals alike,” said Christine Jackson, global director of Cosmedix. “As a pioneer of clean skin care, we wanted to release a video that captures the freedom that customers can feel when they invest in a line that values their overall skin health above all.”

Throughout the year, the brand will keep the party going with the “20” campaign, spotlighting 10 ingredients it avoids and 10 it formulates with to provide the best results.

“Fans of the brand can expect new innovations, as well as continued education on our existing skus as we shift our focus on the next 20 years,” said Ryan Christopher, global education director.

Founded by estheticians for estheticians, Cosmedix’s product mix of facials, treatments, peels and at-home regimens can be found at spas and in the offices of skin care professionals and doctors around the world. The company offers educational resources through seminars, classes and online portals. It is also a founding sponsor of National Aesthetician Month (October) and National Aesthetician Day (October 15).

Heading to New York? Treat yourself to these beauty treatments

Summer is officially here and that means we’re putting our best selves forward. Living in New York City, means we’re always on-the-go, leaving very little time for some TLC — after all, it’s the city that never sleeps.

From whitening treatments to wellness destinations and facials, these aren’t your typical spa day scenarios. Think places that emphasize increased​ ​serotonin levels, an updated smile and non-invasive fat removals. We’re rounding up all of the best beauty pit stops you’ll want to make on your next NYC trip.

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What’s Trending in Wellness?

NATIONAL REPORT—Wellness is a broadly used term to encompass the state of being well and the related activities, products and services that contribute to this feeling. However, it’s much more than that.

It’s also a business. From personalized in-room workouts to authentic journeys of the mind, body and spirit, the industry is growing at a rapid clip. The Global Wellness Institute predicts the wellness tourism industry will reach nearly $1 trillion on a global scale by the year 2020.

“Primarily, it comes down to demand,” said Anne Dimon, president of the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA). “More traveling consumers are mindfully making healthier decisions in their day-to-day lives, and they want to take these new practices and habits with them when they travel, so they look for hotels or resorts that can accommodate their needs and wants. Additionally, in smaller but growing numbers, consumers are looking to use their vacation or holiday time to plan quick or extended getaways with a specific wellness focus in mind.”

WTA polled its members to find out the top wellness travel trends and narrowed it down to five growth areas: solo travel; a rise in newcomers to healthy living; greater flexibility with length of stays; mental health matters; and demand for specific solutions and increasing awareness of the value proposition.

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