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Finding and Keeping Employees

10 Jun

Since it’s so difficult to recruit quality employees, the money and effort spent on retaining them is a drop in the bucket in comparison. Consider what is lost if, instead of retaining employees, you must continue to recruit: Employee replacement expenses total 50 percent or more of a job candidate’s first year salary. With turnover […]

Best of SPAA

21 Apr

Best of SPAA is a designation given to those facilities that are highly recommended.  Among many things SPAA looks for: Exceptional standards of care Implementation of sanitation and safety practices Respect for our environment Training and treatment of staff Mastery of results oriented and experiential therapies Find out more about the BEST of SPAA Designation  

Spa Chaos = Opportunity

12 Apr

The spa industry continues to outdo itself and that speaks volumes to the dilemma of market positioning, facility growth and operations issues. Competition, market maturation and management challenges are really capsules of opportunity that can become expansive areas of growth. This is the moment to take hold of chaos and turn what could be market […]

Offering Wellness

01 Apr

“Wellness” has become the new global buzzword and with good reason, at some point we all just want to feel great, age healthfully and live a complete life.  Being physically beautiful is always a bonus but how one feels and the life that one lives is what it is all about.  Moreover, the spa has […]

Health Care for Spas

24 Mar

Health Coverage at the spa or wellness facility is a much needed benefit that some practitioners, managers and owners are struggling to figure out.  No matter the dynamic of health coverage it is a measurable, sometimes painful, addition to any budget.  Learning how to best configure group insurance or your own insurance now could offer […]

Top Beauty Trends in the Americas

18 Mar

From Argentina to Venezuela, here are the top trends in each of the 15 countries featured in a recent Euromonitor report. These trends include: the growing popularity of BB creams, the growth of nail products, the importance of skin care products, despite the variety of preferences, the key role of direct selling in many countries. Read […]

Spring & Summer Beauty Trends 2014

15 Mar

At the Spring Summer 2014 fashion shows, where, as well as the forthcoming fashion trends, the next season’s beauty trends are premiered, beauty buzzwords included radiance and femininity rather than high glamour or drama of previous seasons. However, the ladylike look isn’t at the cost of color and fans of strong shades should check out […]