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December 28, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Massage therapist builds a spa just for men
    Enrique Ramirez, a massage therapist, opened his own business after growing tired of a corporate spa. "I felt as though I was losing the human side of business," said Ramirez, whose spa is targeted toward men. Ramirez ran an edgy marketing campaign and his business, called Face to Face NYC, attracted attention from large media companies. BusinessNewsDaily.com (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.K. salon owner gives back to women in need
    Emma Herridge, owner of a salon in Chester, U.K., offers free services once a month to women staying in shelters, and says the boost in confidence the clients exhibit afterward makes it worth it. "It really helps these women when they are going for interviews or anything like that," Herridge said. Chester Chronicle (U.K.) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Rundown 
  • The year's oddest beauty moves
    Caviar fingernails. Young women dyeing their hair gray. Chinese "facekinis" to protect skin from sun. Those are among 2012's strangest beauty trends. Others: Jewel-encrusted eyebrows, gray lipstick and daisy lip tattoos. NBC News/Today.com (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CoolSculpting gains traction in the marketplace
    More people are signing up to freeze fat cells with the procedure known as "CoolSculpting," a noninvasive treatment that aims to reduce fat by as much as 25% in targeted areas. Doctors say they have seen a jump in demand over the holidays. OpposingViews.com (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Hotels appeal to weary, jet-lagged travelers
    Luxury hotels are appealing to travelers dealing with jet lag. At the InterContinental London Park Lane, the spa offers a flotation bed, which wraps guests in a foil blanket. The DeepSleep Package at the SwissĂ´tel Berlin offers a mix of light therapy, aromatherapy, dietary supplements and more to help guests achieve satisfying rest. HotelChatter (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • Wise words: 10 things managers must say
    Business leaders need 10 words or phrases if they want to be effective managers, among them: "No," "Tell me more," and "What do you think?" says Jason Henham, managing director of Slate Consulting. "The right words have the potential to be transformational," Henham says. Intuit Small Business Blog (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • How customers evolve and what it means for business
    Customers begin as prospects, but with skill and persistence, businesses can turn them into customers, then returning customers, says business writer Lisa Fugere. But returning customers typically evolve into former customers, as well, often because of missteps by the business. The good news: They then come full circle, Fugere writes, and are once again prospects. B2C Marketing Insider (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Hiring outlook improves in some sectors
    Temporary hiring and contract hiring are both expected to rise in 2013, and the brightest job prospects are in sales and information technology, according to CareerBuilder's 2013 U.S. job forecast. The areas of the U.S. expected to be best for employment: the South and West. The Work Buzz (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • Did you know?
    According to the ISPA 2012 U.S. Spa Industry Study results, 88% of spas have a social media presence. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SmartQuote 
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart."
--Socrates,
Greek philosopher


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