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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Girlfriend Getaways Contest: Win a Spa Getaway!

spa giveaway

It’s Girlfriend Getaways Month and we’re celebrating with a spa giveaway for two at the resplendent Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess! As we finally round the corner on another long, hot summer, we think it’s the perfect time to don your spa slippers and take time out for you! August is Girlfriend Getaways Month and you […]

Summer Spa Specials: It’s Our Time to Spa!

summer spa specials scottsdale

It’s time to spa, Valley locals! Here’s your guide to summer spa specials across Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale. We get it. It’s hot. It’s really, really hot. But don’t sweat it. Spa it, girlfriend! The Valley of the Sun is dotted with arguably the best resort and hotel spas in the world. And, what’s even […]

Four DIY Sugar Scrubs, Four Ways: VIDEO

DIY Sugar Scrubs

From face to feet, four sugar scrubs to keep you sweet! Talk about a bum rap. Sugar has taken the heat for everything from acne to adult-onset diabetes. And while it certainly does make a beeline to the hips when eaten in the form of a cupcake, sugar can do wonders when directly applied to […]

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 […]

10 Quick Ways to Relax

National Relaxation Day

August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Relaxation comes in many forms. You can escape to the spa or simply stop and take a deep breath. When the stress bug bites, bite back with a calming deep breath or try one of these tried-and-true tricks polled from the Spa Girls team. 1. Tune in. Create a calming […]

4 Insanely Easy Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

Four home spa beauty treatments you can make with baking soda. Martha Stewart is always looking out for me. Okay, so she’s looking out for all of us and by all accounts, is a shrewd business empress and the queen all of things clean and crafty. But, I’ll just make this about me because I […]

Summer Haircare: Simple Tips for Maintaining Hair Health and Color

“It’s almost that time of year again,” says Les Haverty, Artistic Director of FHI Heat, a manufacturer of professional hair tools. “The beach, swimming pools, and many outdoor activities are about to cause aggravation because they can adversely affect your hair’s moisture and color. These days the nice thing is that we have many helpful […]

Clean Not Green Summer Hair Saver

A gentle, clarifying treatment for chlorine-tainted tresses. Blonds have no fun when a dip in the pool results in green-tinged tresses. This tried-and-true recipe from our SpaGirl kitchen banishes sticky, frizzy, stressed-out hair with just two simple ingredients: baking soda and some good ol’ shampoo. This quick concoction calls on the ever-versatile properties of baking […]