Spa Etiquette for the Gadget Age

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You know the drill. Chatting, texting or updating your Facebook status in a luxury resort spa borders on gauche. Any spa worth their weight in relaxation requires you to power down your electronic devices before entering their halls. And should you be caught tapping or yapping by another spa patron, be fully prepared for a […]

8 Ways to Relax in an Hour or Less

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Dear moms: This one’s for you! Eight relaxation tips for busy moms and all womankind. As women and especially moms, we often put the needs of others before your own. But that overwhelming responsibility can quickly leave you stressed and tightly-wound. Finding time for yourself is imperative to your sanity. It doesn’t matter if you can only […]

Faux Tan 411: The Spa Girls Guide to Going with the Faux

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Everything NOT under the sun you need to know for a healthy faux tan. Most trend spotters point a manicured finger at Coco Chanel’s fateful French Riviera trip for the fashionably tan craze. I blame Malibu Barbie circa 1971 (yes, I know I’m showing my age!). Role playing with a deeply tanned, platinum blond bombshell […]

Reflexology: More than Just Fancy Footwork

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What’s the buzz on reflexology and is it more than just fancy footwork? Find out how it keeps you on your toes! Once only available in alternative healthcare clinics, reflexology is a trending wellness treatment that you can now experience at spas nationwide, including your local Massage Envy! Growing in popularity by leaps and bounds […]

Massage Economics: 10 Tips for Maximizing Your Massage Experience

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Ah, finally. The moment you’ve been looking forward to weeks, maybe months. It’s time for a massage to work out those kinks and muscle aches. But how do you make the most of the experience and reap the benefits afterward? We asked Shelene Taylor, founder and owner of Rubs Massage Studios in Tucson for her suggestions. […]

Winter Skincare Advice from Expert Jan Marini

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Jan Marini, President and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, is a pioneer in the professional skincare arena. She has more than three decades of experience researching and developing new and innovative skincare technologies.  And we have her top beauty tips to help keep skin protected and youthful during the holiday season. Tip #1: Dry […]

How to Make Your Sunless Tan Last

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Tips and tricks to extend the life of your sunless tan. No need to kiss your summer glow goodbye. With the season of family gatherings and holiday parties around the corner, a little glow goes a long way. Keep your spray tan or airbrush tan kicking with these tips from the folks at Sunless Inc. […]

Lash Extensions 101

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It’s long been a celebrity secret. Super long, flirty lashes that defy the boundaries of mascara. But the secret is out of the makeup bag, and semi-permanent eyelash extensions are making a glamorous sweep across the Valley. What do you need to know before you go? Here’s the long and short of it. Just the […]