Men

Beauty

Father’s Day Spa Gift Guide

At a loss about what to give Dad this Father’s Day to show that you love him and know how hard he works? Pops needs pampering too, so why not pick up some guy-centric grooming products that will help him look and feel his best? We’ve picked some products that will be sure to please Dad this Father’s Day:

Beauty

Men’s Spas Gain in Popularity, HOMMAGE Debuts Gentlemen’s Atelier

When it comes to the world of spas and salons, it’s undeniable that men and women have very different needs…and that the industry tends to favor the females. In response to this imbalance, men’s spas and custom barbershops are beginning to punctuate the spa scenes in major cities around the world, like the newly opened HOMMAGE. Luxury men’s grooming brand HOMMAGE has teamed up with Julien Farel to create a new kind of gentleman’s club, and the April 4th New York City opening of the flagship HOMMAGE Atelier marked a highpoint in the trend of upscale male grooming.

Travel & Play

Ask Susie: Baby Boomer Getaway

A dear friend of mine wants to spend a month at a spa to set himself up thoroughly for the ‘second half of his life’ (he’s just turned 50). He would like somewhere that combines high end testing with natural solutions and also offers a complete mind, body, and soul refresher. What would you recommend?”

Relationships

Ask Susie: Spas Once Again Among Best Holiday Gifts

It’s almost Christmas and I thought I would share a Q&A with you that came across my desk this week. A national network morning show was doing a story on the most popular gifts for Christmas this year. They went to several shopping centers to ask men and women, “What would you most like for Christmas this year?” The answer surprised them – so many of the women said that what they really, really wanted was a gift certificate to a spa!

Elements Therapeutic Massage

Travel & Play

Deal Days Gets Manly

The men’s grooming market isn’t just razors and shaving cream anymore. It’s clear that as men are becoming more and more attentive to personal care, the market for men’s health and beauty is growing. In fact, purchases of premium-priced ($70 and above) men’s skin-care face products increased by 8 percent in the first half of 2009 compared with the same period in 2008, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.

Relationships

Man, It’s Nice to Spa!

Athletes and weekend warriors alike all need a break from their active lifestyles to unwind and relax with a spa service. These spas cater to sports enthusiasts and men with special sports-related services and treatments tailored especially to the spa-going male.

Guy Massage

Beauty

Spa is a Man’s World… Too!

Sending your dad on his way to the spa may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when thinking of gifts for pops. But how many times can you gift a necktie, a new tennis racket, or a DVD? Celebrate your dad and his fatherly selflessness with the stress-free gift of spa. Wondering what treatments men love? Here are just a few:

facelogic

Travel & Play

Best Face Forward for Deal Days

During SpaFinder Deal Days, several Facelogic Spa locations around the country are offering their Signature Facial, which they say, “begins with a thorough skin analysis followed by a deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extractions (if requested) and mask. Therapeutic massage is incorporated into the treatment.”

Living Well

Spa Headwinds, Spa Tailwinds….Which are Strongest?

Day two of the American Lodging and Investment Summit (ALIS) here at the Hyatt Century Plaza in LA. There are great speakers and mostly business topics – economics, research numbers, forecasts, etc. I found the following comparison a good way to summarize what I have been hearing here. Headwinds for the U.S. (things slowing us []

Living Well

Macho Macho Spa: Why the Spa Industry is Partially at Fault for Fewer Men Enjoying Massages, Facials and other Spa Treatments

Macho Macho SpaWhy the Spa Industry is Partially at Fault for Fewer Men Enjoying Massages, Facials and Other Spa Treatmentsby Susie Ellis The spa industry has attracted more women than men here in the U.S. ever since I can remember. When I started in the industry in 1975, although there weren’t statistics, my guess is []