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1. 7 spa treatments for a summer-ready body

ISPA SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Spas around the country are rolling out treatments to get clients' skin into shape for summer. Unusual treatments include The Love Handler, a vacuum-assisted massage that helps trim the waist area, available at Bliss Spa locations nationwide; and the Triad Facial for Feet, a pedicure that incorporates soft laser toning, microdermabrasion and light chemical peeling, available at New York Dermatology Group in New York City. TheFashionSpot (04/29)


2. Margaritaville resort with spa to debut in Hollywood, Fla.

ISPA SmartBrief | May 05, 2015

The Jimmy Buffet-inspired Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will open its doors in Hollywood, Fla., later this year. The 349-room hotel will include the St. Somewhere Spa, featuring 11 treatment rooms and two suites for couples. The spa will include steam rooms, heated benches and a cascade pool. SpaOpportunities.com (05/01)


3. Glamsquad to offer in-home nail services in major cities

ISPA SmartBrief | May 04, 2015

Glamsquad has unveiled plans to add manicures and pedicures to its list of in-home beauty services in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. The company said that it is booking several thousand in-home appointments each week. "Now our team provides professional-quality beauty services to women in their homes, offices, hotel rooms or wherever convenient," said Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. New York Post (05/03)


4. Vogue Nail Spa offers cuticle art in Indianapolis

ISPA SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

Vogue Nail Spa is the only salon in Indianapolis that offers cuticle art: temporary tattoos applied to the cuticle. The service is available with or without a manicure and ranges from $5 to $30. WISH-TV (Indianapolis) (04/30)


5. Luxury hotels offer small treats to guests more often

ISPA SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

Luxury hotels are increasing the frequency of small, personalized perks and amenities for guests amid rising room rates. "Five years ago, I hate to say, we did a lot of big fruit bowls that probably went uneaten," says Marcie Lieberman of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, noting the company's move toward more frequent, smaller amenities. Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (04/29)


6. Businesses look to give New Yorkers a rest

ISPA SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

Midtown Manhattan's Yelo Spa offers a "Yelo cabin" where busy New Yorkers can come and nap in zero-gravity reclining chairs. Guests of the Benjamin Hotel, also in midtown, benefit from the hotel's partnership with Cornell University on a tailored sleep therapy program. Guests enjoy blackout drapes, eye masks and 10 pillow choices. FoxNews.com (04/29)


7. The Bastien Pedicure brings out toes' naked beauty

ISPA SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Writer Kathryn Romeyn visited the spa at One&Only Hayman Island at Australia's Great Barrier Reef to experience the Bastien Pedicure. Named for its creator, Paris-based podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez, this specialized treatment is available at only 15 studios worldwide. No water is used in the pedicure, which involves trimming, filing and buffing the nails before callouses are carefully shaved away and a luxurious foot massage administered. Yahoo (04/28)


8. Hand & Stone Spa opens near Cleveland

ISPA SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2015

Tom and Pam Dittoe have launched the first Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa franchise in the Cleveland area. The spa features 11 treatment rooms and boasts a month-to-month membership plan. Available treatments include massages, facials, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, aromatherapy, microdermabrasion and wax-free hair removal. Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The (04/27)


9. Find your brand's voice to attract more customers

ISPA SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2015

One of the best ways to attract more customers is to let your brand's personality shine through, writes Jeff Charles, founder of Artisan Owl Media. Ensure that your brand's voice is consistent, and don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. "Showing a certain amount of emotion will make you more relatable," Charles writes. Small Business Trends (04/28)


10. Spa treatments for any mother's personality

ISPA SmartBrief | May 05, 2015

This list features a number of spa treatments that will please any mom this Mother's Day. Down-to-earth mothers will appreciate a Milk, Haute Honey & Rooftop Herb mani-pedi from the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria, while busy working moms should try the Signature 2015 Massage at Graceful Services in New York. Daily News (Batavia, N.Y.), The (05/04)




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