Although each year in the new economy is full of its share of twists and turns, 2012 may go down in history as a turning-point year in the skin care industry. Challenges are still many as the skin care professionals who survived the economic crisis are navigating their way in this brave new world; however, things are generally looking up. Spa revenue showed a measured growth of 4.5% according to the International Spa Association (ISPA) 2012 U.S. Spa Industry Study, indicating a modest, volume-driven recovery. The study reveals that 83% of spas have made one or more changes to their businesses, including an increased number of treatment offerings, new retail product offerings, additional spa programs and shorter treatment options, helping stimulate demand and increase the total number of spa visits.
As the skin care industry looks toward this promising future in 2013, so does Skin Inc. magazine. The coming year is literally a turning point for Skin Inc., as 2013 marks its 25-year anniversary. Next year, through the magazine, the website and the Face & Body events, Skin Inc. will turn a corner, taking a look at the lessons of the past and applying them to the future of the skin care industry. Skin care professionals can benefit from the same introspection and this, along with examining the needs of clients and the evolution of the profession itself, will result in a bright outlook for success.
To help you gear up for what the future holds for the professional skin care industry, following are the top 10 skin care industry trends for 2013 and beyond.