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Ladies looking for a healthy escape will find just that at Miraval, the well-known all-inclusive resort in Tucson, AZ. Starting at $399 per person per night, with a minimum three-night stay, Miraval’s Girls’ Getaway package includes:
• Luxury accommodations
• A $130 resort credit per person per night to be used on additional services of the guest’s choosing
• A complimentary spa robe
• Healthy meals, snacks, smoothies, and non-alcoholic beverages
• Unlimited participation in daily programs, such as fitness and yoga classes, cooking demonstrations, and outdoor adventures
• Full access to Miraval’s resort amenities, including the golf courses and tennis courts
• Round-trip transportation to and from the airport
• A Miraval tote bag and water canteen
The offer is available through Sept. 30, 2011, so ladies have the entire summer to plan the perfect getaway.
SpaClique will host its SKINovations online event on May 11-12 to bring spa operators, spa owners, estheticians, and medical professionals together. The event will offer valuable education sessions from industry experts and live chat opportunities with vendors in the virtual Spa iExpo. In addition to learning about the most advanced skin technology and the latest procedures, attendees will be able to network with others in the industry and browse the virtual exhibit floor. For more information, visit www.spaclique.com.
“My Fair Lady” was the theme of Sue Wong’s Fall 2011 show that took place at her private residence in Los Angeles. Paying homage to the Edwardian styling of the film and the overall theme of transformation, Wong chose China Glaze to complement her collection that was filled with ornate gowns, rich satins, flowing chiffons, and fine laces. Wong decided that China Glaze Drastic (a dark brick red) and China Rouge (a rich, creamy red) would fit the mood she was looking to set. All manicures were then topped off with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat for a high gloss shine.
Tweezerman partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation to launch its new Reach for the Stars Zip File. A portion of the sales proceeds from the bright pink file will be donated to the foundation to help fund its mission to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) launched a rebranding campaign that consists of advertising, a new logo, and a revamped hotel directory. In addition to basic information about the hotels, the new directory will pay tribute to the tradition of the family-owned property. There are 23 pages dedicated to providing family histories of owners of some of the most legendary Leading Hotels. “The branding campaign is absolutely consistent with our strategy to champion independent luxury hotels, those that offer a truly unique and authentic experience rather than a corporate mandated sameness,” says Ted Teng, president and CEO of LHW. “The primary tagline—All Kinds of One-of-a-Kind—conveys the true spirit of our very individual hotels, while bringing them together under one umbrella.”
Do you know an amazing woman who deserves recognition for her charitable efforts? If so, L’Oreal Paris is now accepting nominations for its sixth annual Women of Worth Awards. Inspired by L’Oreal Paris’s classic tagline, “Because You’re Worth It,” this program was designed to recognize the hair work and dedication of selfless, charitable women. Between now and June 30, you can nominate a woman they believe deserves it by clicking here. Ten honorees will be chosen and each will receive $10,000 for her charitable cause. One national honoree will be chosen via public online voting and will receive an additional $25,000.
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and National Cosmetology Association (NCA) hosted the first-ever International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Midwest show. The event, which was held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, attracted more than 12,500 attendees and 150 exhibitors. Attendees enjoyed three days of 250 educational classes and browsed the latest products on the expo floor. The all-new EstheticsAmerica + Wellness Pavilion provided a dedicated space on the show floor for skincare and wellness products, services, and education. It also featured continuing education classes from CIDESCO-certified trainers for estheticians and massage therapists. “The momentum from the first of what will be many ISSE Midwest shows is exciting and PBA is committed to providing an even better show in 2012 for the professional beauty industry,” says Steve Sleeper, executive director of PBA and NCA. “As an association of industry volunteers, PBA truly appreciates the many manufacturers, distributors, spa and salon owners, and licensed professionals that believed in the vision of ISSE Midwest and were there to help bring it to life.”
“Aries like to be busy, active, and engaged. They are not ones to just sit back, lounge, and relax. Rather, they are the clients who will schedule a plethora of activities and are extremely happy if they can enjoy a range of treatments, classes, and exercise sessions during their stay. They are more focused on the short term rather than long term and like to experience immediate results. Consider this when helping them choose their services, explaining to them which ones may require more of a commitment to notice benefits. They are direct and appreciate that quality in other people. Aries rules the head, muscles, and adrenal glands, areas of the body that may be more stressed in natives of this sign.”—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 www.planetaryapothecary.com. For further Aries insights, turn to page 120 of American Spa’s April issue.
“Sensitive Pisceans oftentimes like to escape from the harsh realities of the world. Going to a spa offers them a healthy refuge where they can find the peace, enchantment, and relaxation they seek. Because they usually put other people first, a visit to a spa can help them to balance their energies, accepting care and pampering from others. As they see union where others see separation, the Fish appreciate a holistic approach to healthcare and wellness. Therefore, it’s natural for them to honor the connection between mind, body, and spirit. The Fish swims toward treatments that feature water, whether it be baths, steam treatments, or thalassotherapy. Pisceans are very connected to their sensitive soles, given that their sign rules the feet. Therefore, pedicures also rank high on their spa to-do list.”—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 www.planetaryapothecary.com. For further Piscean insights, turn to page 104 of American Spa’s March issue.
“Aquarians spend a lot of time in their heads, so a visit to a spa can be a great time-out that allows them to get more centered in their bodies. Rebellious and innovative, Water Bearers will often seek the road less traveled and are attracted to exotic places and global wisdom. They usually have a great sixth sense, getting flashes of insight that help them navigate their worlds. Aquarians are sensitive to electromagnetics and have a highly charged internal circuitry. Treatments that work on the body’s energetic field—such as acupuncture and reiki—would be especially beneficial for them. Areas of health focus for Water Bearers include their eyes, nervous system, lower legs, and ankles.”—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 www.planetaryapothecary.com. For further Aquarius insights, turn to page 112 of American Spa’s February issue.