Archive for May 7th, 2010

The Spa at The Stoneleigh Loves Moms

The Spa at The Stoneleigh (Dallas) is treating moms this Mother’s Day with the “Love, From Me” Package ($225, 2 hours 30 minutes). The package includes the choice of an Urban Detox Facial or Cool Blue Facial; a Love Me Ice Cream Pedicure with essential oil notes of mango, mandarin and apple blossom; and a Love Me Ice Cream Mango Manicure. These pampered moms will wish it was Mother’s Day every day.

2010 IECSC Las Vegas Proves To Be a Sin City Success

By Guest Blogger | May 7, 2010

The 2010 International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) celebrated its 19th year in Las Vegas, April 24-26th. The show co-located with the International Beauty Show – Las Vegas and attracted more than 19,100 spa professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Spa owners, managers, estheticians, cosmetologists, massage therapists, medical estheticians and doctors convened at IECSC to discover and learn about the latest trends in the spa industry and purchase products from such suppliers as Pevonia, Repêchage, Universal Companies, Éminence Organic Skin Care, Jan Marini Skincare, Dermalogica and numerous others. For a full list of exhibitors please click here.

“IECSC Las Vegas provided a complete spa business-building event for the tens of thousands of spa and medical spa industry professionals that were in attendance,” said Dana Lupton, Vice President, Questex Spa Group.  “The success of this show is reflective of the upward tic of the spa market. We were thrilled with the outcome.”

IECSC exhibitors received a great reception from the professionals in attendance.  “PFB Vanish had a great show.  We SOLD OUT of all our stock and generated many new leads. We’re looking forward to Las Vegas 2011!” said Ottmar Stubler, President, PFB Vanish.

Overall, IECSC Las Vegas had more than 600 exhibitors showcasing the latest in facial treatments, skincare lines, retail products, cosmetics, equipment/furniture, nutrition and health products, microdermabrasion equipment, aromatherapy, spa clothing, electrolysis/hair removal and spa décor.

In addition to a busy show floor, more spa professionals than ever before took advantage of paid conference offerings which included a Medical Aesthetics Conference, Advanced Business Seminar and Advanced Education Workshops from such organization as The American Spa Therapy Education & Certification Council (ASTECC) and CIDESCO International. Attendees also packed the rooms of the Spa Business Conference classes and more than 100 free manufacturer classes.

Additional networking and educational opportunities for spa professionals are available at IECSC Florida being held November 6-7, 2010 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information please visit And, be sure to mark your calendar: interested in marking your calendar for next year, Next year IECSC Las Vegas will be held June 18-20, 2011, alongside IBS Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Alyssa Harmon, Marketing Manager, Questex Media

Signing Off: Taurus

By Guest Blogger | May 7, 2010

“It doesn’t take much convincing to interest Taureans (March 21-April 19) in a spa treatment. After all, as the most sensually oriented sign, they derive pleasure from experiences that stimulate their sense of touch, smell, and sound. Lovers of all things natural, the Bull will gravitate toward treatments that feature food ingredients: moisturizing treatments with chocolate body scrubs with pomegranates, and wraps using seaweeds are among the therapies that can be music to the ears of the epicurean-aligned Bull. Because routines provide security and change instigates stress, Taureans may feel comfortable having a small repertoire of treatments and spa therapists that they rely upon again and again.”—Stephanie Gailing

Stephanie Gailing, MS, CN, is a professional astrologer and nutritionist with more than 16 years of experience. The author of Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness (Crossing Press, 2009), Gailing writes “Signing Off,” a monthly column for American Spa that gives guidance on using the stars to cater to clientele. To check out Gailing’s blog, click For further Taurean insights, turn to page 100 of American Spa’s May issue.

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