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2015 ISPA Spa Industry Study: 6 Key Takeaways

iSPA's 2015 U.S. Spa Industry Study is jam-packed with in-depth insight about the spa industry over the past year, but we are highlighting seven key takeaways that stand out.

Spa Snapshot:Spa at the LINQ

The Spa at the LINQ offers millennials—and all of its clients— total body wellness, from its unique treatments to its salt cave and fitness center.

Addressing Aging for the Eyes, Neck, Chest and Hands

Understanding the physiology of the skin in these often overlooked areas is key to preventing and treating the signs of premature aging.

What Makes Asian Skin Different?

Men and women of Asian descent commonly experience certain skin conditions due to their skin's adaptation to the climate and the pigment composition of their skin, according to a blog posting by the Dermatology Associates of Central Texas.

Study Links Skin Microbiome to Infections

Evidence was found to suggest the makeup of the skin microbiome can affect the ability of a bacterial pathogen to cause an infection.

Spring 2016 Colors Transcend Norms

Season after season, Pantone Color Institute reports on leading color trends impacting all design industries, particularly cosmetics.

Advise Clients to Toss Expired Makeup

Items in makeup bags can often stick around much longer than what is healthy for the skin.

Reflections: It's Personal

Beauty is personal. We all have different skin issues, favorite products and application techniques, and clients are no different.

Treatments to Transform: How to Design a Profound Spa Experience

There isn’t a formula for life-changing facials or massage; however, some helpful points can be considered to help you design transformative treatments. Following are the top five principles in crafting a profound spa experience..

Face & Body Northern California: The Best Techniques and Technology

Those looking for the very best in cutting-edge skin care and techniques and technology attended Face & Body Northern California (FBNC), held Aug. 22–24, 2015, where 188 exhibitors and 93 presentors spoke about the latest in skin research, ingredient insights, product launches and treatment protocols

Micro-focused Ultrasound Safe for Darker Skin Types

A study by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found micro-focused ultrasound treatment to tighten and lift skin on the face and neck appeared to be safe for patients with darker skin types.

Seven Wellness Travel Insights for 2015

Yesterday, Spafinder Wellness 365 released part one of its eighth annual State of Wellness Travel Report, which revealed record-high expectations for 2015.

FDA Warns Against Injectable Skin Lighteners

FDA has issued a consumer notice to avoid injectable drugs for skin whitening or lightening.

Skin Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

The oil, which is obtained through steam distillation of leaves from native Australian coastal tree Melaleuca alternifolia (M. alternifolia) can be used to treat acne, nail fungus, MRSA and more, but care must be taken with this potential irritant.

Brows and Lashes for Clients with Cancer

Chemotherapy and radiation are often used as a treatment for the disease, often leading to the loss of hair including eyebrows and lashes.

10 Reasons Why Lash and Brow Serums are Growing

The latest addition to this ensemble of principal eye cosmetics is lash and brow serums. Here are 10 reasons why women are making lash and brow serums eye cosmetic must-haves.

‘Tis the Season for Pumpkin-spiced Facials

Take a note from these six spas that gathered inspiration from the autumn season.

Lash and Brow Styles Speak Volumes

Fashion and makeup trends seem to move enigmatically in and out of style each year, whether sparked by some iconic Hollywood starlet, or a subconscious manifestation of social or economic trends. The fluctuations in beauty standards over the years are not as random as they seem.

Exfoliating Naturally with Enzymes

Enzymatic exfoliation has seen a slight decline lately, but it has a place, in particular for those skin types where mechanical and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) exfoliation is too strong.

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