Archive for April 27th, 2011
I just returned from an amazing trip to Colorado last week, where I spent 6 days on the slopes in Beaver Creek and Vail. It had been a while since I last skied, and I am not exactly what one would call athletic (or coordinated), so I’ll admit it was rough going the first couple of days, and every bone in my body definitely took a beating. Luckily, I had an appointment for a deep-tissue massage at Bloom Spa at The Sebastian, Vail’s newest boutique hotel. Not only was I impressed by the charming five-treatment-room spa but I also liked the fact that, in addition to basic services, the menu also includes a variety of unique offerings designed to help guests acclimate to the high altitude of the Rockies. For example, the 8150 Elevation Attunement includes oxygen inhalation, a high-altitude massage, and an oxygenating elixir, while the Morning Glory treatment combines oxygen inhalation, stretching, and a foot balm and sunscreen application to help spa-goers start the day refreshed and ready to hit the slopes. Although I only had time for a massage, it was just what the doctor ordered. I left the spa feeling so relaxed that I opted to take the day off from skiing and instead hit up The Sebastian’s Frost bar, where I put my feet up and enjoyed a pain-free cup of cocoa to top off my amazing spa experience.
As a spa editor, I am regaled on a daily basis with news, press releases, and products that promote saving the skin from the ravages of the sun. But today, I was brought up to speed on something I never thought to save from the sun’s rays—eyebrows. According to Malynda Vigliotti, owner of New York City’s Boom Boom Brow Bar, fun in the sun can lead to bleached out brows, making eyebrow tinting a must-have service for summer. “It’s true, people come in all the time with bleached out brows, even one lighter than the other from the sun always hitting and bleaching out the same brow when they’re driving. It’s not pretty, but it can be fixed with a simple tinting,” she says.
Vigliotti advises her summertime clients to go a little bolder (but not too dark) when tinting their brows and to match color to skin and hair undertones. She also suggests advising clients to use a brow powder on a daily basis for added definition and boldness. (Her favs are her Boom Boom Brow Boostiers brow powders). I thought this was a great idea for updating your spa menu as we head into this steamy time of year. What are you doing to encourage clients to head to the spa for summer? Share your tips here!