About this contributor: Lisa Kasanicky

For Lisa Kasanicky, spa hopping is not just an adventure, it’s a job. Through a passion that has propelled her to become recognized as spa authority, she shares her enthusiasm for her “job” through an expanding media base including publications, the Internet and live television and radio. Her first book, "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways," was an ode to women everywhere to take time out to bond and re-energize sans life’s endless responsibilities. Not surprisingly, the book has one very enormous spa chapter.

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Spring Training Spa Specials at Talking Stick Resort

talking stick spa

The Spa at Talking Stick Resort celebrates spring training season with these specially priced spa services. Hear that? It’s the crack of a bat, which can only mean one thing: It’s Spring Training season in the Valley of the Sun! The Spa at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale is beckoning in the season with treatments for a luxurious […]

Spa Momma: DIY Skincare for Toddlers

diy skincare for toddlers

Do-it-yourself skincare lotions and potions for kids made with love and simple, natural ingredients. Let me start by saying that I’m not an expert on anything to do with kids. Nothing. Nada. And yet, I have one. He’s a super active, super spirited little 4-year-old who, through the adoption process, was placed with me and […]

Jewel of Joya DIY Honey Hair Mask

diy honey hair mask

Bring out the superstar shine in your hair with this honey hair mask courtesy of Joya Salon’s secret weapon. We know a little secret. Joya Spa at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia in Paradise Valley, AZ is well-known for its lavish interior, breathtaking vistas and world-class spa services. But did you know that Joya hides a […]

Reset Yourself DIY Complexion Boosters

DIY facial scrub

Mix up these DIY facial treatments to reset your complexion. Talk about a dynamic duo. Anti-aging experts and innovators Michele Periquet and Firouze Zeroual have teamed up to create Reset Yourself for Life, a provider of personalized and preventive anti-aging, weight loss, energy and detox programs based on each client’s unique biochemical blueprint. How do they do […]

Rhonda Allison’s Tips for Curing Alligator Skin

No-Stress

Skincare innovator Rhonda Allison shares her five key strategies for fending off dry, scaly skin. By Rhonda Allison Founder Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals Dry skin conditions can impact the skin year round, but during the winter months it becomes even more prevalent. This is especially true in desert regions. Not only is it uncomfortable, it also […]

Dry Hair DIY: Coconut & Rose Oil Conditioner

diy hair conditioner

This rose and coconut oil-infused DIY hair conditioner can be used multiple ways to deep treat dry hair. Let’s be honest, dry hair happens. No matter how much we condition and recondition, environmental elements always tend to win. Chlorine, wind, sun or simply dry desert air like we have here in Arizona, parch hair of […]

Cecilia Wong’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Face Scrub

pumpkin face scrub

A delicious pumpkin face scrub recipe for glowing skin. With the busiest season of the year upon us, caring for ourselves (and our skin) usually ends up at the bottom of the to-do list. Lucky for us, New York aesthetician Cecilia Wong has created a seasonal DIY facial scrub recipe that requires little time and effort and brings your natural glow to […]

Demystifying the Ouch Factor: Waxing High and Low

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The one look that never goes out of style. Steve Carell’s curse-laden waxing scene in The Forty-Year-Old Virgin did zilch to deter the business of waxing. Waxing is as popular as ever, and giving razors and other hair removal methods a run for their money. A relatively inexpensive solution to hair removal, the process lifts […]