Archive for January 27th, 2010

Smart Spa-ing

ust127a0003p_1Offer clients the chance to treat their family and friends to the gift of spa with Smartbox Serenity. This innovative gift card program allows customers to choose a part of the country where they want the spa treatment to take place (including Texas, California, Great Lakes, Southeast, and Northeast), then the recipient of the Smartbox chooses the spa and package from the chosen region’s guidebook. The packages listed in the guidebook are worth the exact amount on the card ($119), so the recipient need not worry about additional costs. It’s the perfect way to think inside the box!

ISPA Accepting Tabacchi Scholarship Applications


Are you looking to expand your spa career but are overwhelmed by the price of spa management school? Then the International Spa Association (ISPA) has the answer for you. Apply for the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Created in 2006 in honor of industry pioneer and Cornell University Associate Professor Mary H. Tabacchi, Ph.D., R.D., the scholarship awards potential spa management students $2,500 towards their education. Applications will be accepted through March 15.

“With spa employment on the rise, it is vital that we provide the best education and opportunities for the next generation of spa industry leaders,” says ISPA Foundation President Jeff Kohl. “The Mary Tabacchi Scholarship does just that, by aiding a student in fulfilling their career goals. The ISPA Foundation is dedicated to providing the best tools and resources for the spa industry leaders of today and tomorrow.”

Students may access the application here.

To qualify, students must be enrolled part- or full-time in a two- or four-year spa-related program, with a demonstrated interest or emphasis in spa management and have a minimum of one year completed at a post-secondary educational institution.

Applicants must:

  • have a minimum GPA (or international equivalent) of 2.75;
  • complete a scholarship application, which includes an essay section describing their skills and qualifications, as well as personal and professional goals;
  • submit at least two references, one of which must be from their school advisor, indicating enrollment status, year in school, and emphasis in spa management;
  • submit original college transcripts that include evidence of courses taken and GPA (or international equivalent).

For more information regarding the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship, or to make a donation to the scholarship fund please visit the ISPA Foundation Web site.

Elemis Introduces a New Skincare
Recovery Regimen For the New Year

elemisroserecoveryregimeEvery year, I make numerous resolutions, and I’m proud to say, I’m actually pretty good about keeping most of them. This year, I’m determined to take better care of my skin. Although I’m religious when it comes to sunscreen, I do tend to mix and match products and rarely stick to one routine. As a spa and beauty editor, you could say it’s something of an occupational hazard. However, I think it’s time I gave my skin a rest. And that’s apparently what the folks at Elemis thought when they came out with the Elemis Rose & Lavender Recovery Regime (a $230 value for $100). Available this month only, the luxurious set includes Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, and Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, all packaged in a metallic purple makeup bag. It’s just what stressed out skin needs to make a full recovery and start the year out right. And for more on the healing power of lavender, check out “Field of Dreams” in our March issue.

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