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October 26, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • French facial provides lift without the surgical knife
    Las Vegas spa-goers reluctant to draw blood in the quest for perfect skin have a new place to turn with the 3D Wrinkle Beauty Treatment from French skin care line Vie Collection now available in Nevada at the Spa at Red Rock. The 80-minute facial costs $295 and copies the effects of injectable fillers and a face-lift using freeze-dried ingredients such as sea algae and Vitamin C. "It's so high-tech; it works from the surface in, rather than put toxins in the body. We liked it because it's noninvasive," said the Spa at Red Rock director Angela Taverner. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New Indian spa offers simple, holistic menu
    The new Six Senses Spa at Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort in Greater Noida, India offers a simple yet elegant menu of treatments that includes water massages with acupressure, Ayurvedic therapies and colonic rejuvenation hydrotherapy. The new spa boasts 26 treatment rooms, including three for couples, and is built like a traditional Indian home designed to blend in with the property's 450-acre surroundings two hours' drive from New Delhi. The Hindu Business Line (India) (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kids-only spa opens in Bermuda
    Kids age 4 to 14 have a spa dedicated to them in Bermuda thanks to an entrepreneurial couple who spotted a demand for children's spa services after hosting a spa party for their 7-year-old daughter at their salon for adults. Inner Beauty Kids Spa offers manicures, facials and makeup services and can accommodate groups of up to six girls. “We’re not just trying to provide a service but also an experience to build the self confidence of our young people," said spa co-founder Kim Roberts. The Royal Gazette (Bermuda) (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Nail polish more essential to style than ever
    Nail painting is more popular than ever since its introduction in the 1920s and likely to stay that way, says this feature. The latest trends include high-impact colors such as green or teal in addition to nail art such as animal prints or 3D creations that add flair. The Gazette (Montreal) (tiered subscription model) (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Global hunt for baldness cure drives intense research
    Researchers from Japan, France and the U.S. have three separate new ideas on how to cure male baldness. In the U.S., Dr. George Cotsarelis is hoping to work with pharmaceutical companies to make a drug that blocks the enzyme he believes causes baldness, while in Japan hairless mice are given stem cell treatments and transplanted hair. In France, Dr. Bruno Berard of L'Oréal is hoping that boosting oxygen levels in cells around hair follicles stimulates growth. Independent (Cork, Ireland) (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Cox & Kings exec reveals trend forecast for travel industry in 2013
    Travel in 2013 will see more trips to historical sites, family travel to exotic destinations and extended luxury vacations, says Scott Wiseman, president of the Americas unit of luxury-travel firm Cox & Kings, which has unveiled its forecast for next year's travel trends. "Authentic, life-changing moments are still high on travelers' priorities list, and -- with this age's tech savvy -- sharing these moments instantly with those back home is more convenient and exciting than ever, creating a rich, dynamic dialogue about travel and new cultures," Wiseman said. TravelAge West (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • For employee benefit plans, business size matters
    Small business owners should compare their medical plans and other benefits with what is offered by companies similar in size rather than making a decision based on cost alone, says blog Business Management Daily. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 55% of workers at companies with 50 to 99 employees get paid sick leave, while only 50% of workers at companies with 1 to 49 employees do. (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Using social media to provide top-notch customer service
    Social media can be a powerful tool for providing superior customer service, but there are certain things companies should keep in mind when using this technology. It's important to proactively reach out to your customers and to pay attention to what they have to say about your brand, experts say. "Your product has to reflect what your customers think," Morgan Johnston of JetBlue said. (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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