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    [body] => The International Spa Association (ISPA) has released its annual findings of the Big Five—total revenue, spa visits, spa locations, revenue per visit and number of employees for the US spa industry.


“The data continues to show a healthy and robust spa industry resulting in a wealth of reputable career opportunities for those looking to find a stable work environment,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “This study celebrates eight consecutive years of revenue growth with total spa industry revenue exceeding $17 billion in 2017.”


Total revenue rose 4.3% to $17.5 billion last year. Spa visits increased 1.6% to 187 billion. Revenue per visit increased 2.7% to $93.70 and total number of employees increased 1.9% to 372,100. The number of spa locations rose 2% to 21,770.


“What is most striking this year is that every one of the key metrics has reached all-time record levels,” said Colin McIlheney, global research director, PwC. “Perhaps the one that catches the eye is that there were more than 500 new spas open for business across the US in 2017. This is rapid growth by any standard and is evidence of an industry in robust health.” [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-11-01 13:00:00 [updated_at] => 2018-11-02 12:21:04 [last_updated_author] => 142074 [uploaded_by] => 0 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["294603","292077","282365","287314"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 [contentType] => ContentType Object ( [className] => ContentType [content] => Array ( ) [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [listURL] => [logoUrl] => https: [id] => 2487 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => content_types [tag] => breaking_news [short_tag] => breaking_news [class_name] => [display_view] => [list_view] => [slug] => breaking-news [box_view] => [ignore_flag] => 0 [image_id] => 0 [layout_id] => 0 [formattedTag] => Breaking News ) [viewURL] => /issues/2018-11-01/view_breaking-news/spa-revenues-and-total-visits-rise-in-2017/ [relatedArticles] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 282365 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2486 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2018-06-01 [author_name] => {"name":"Tom Branna ","title":"Editorial Director"} [magazine_id] => 9 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 168555 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 168557 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Decompress to Impress [short_title] => [summary] => Deadlines, online all-the-time—with so many stressors in everyday life, it’s no wonder that spa sales are growing. [slug] => decompress-to-impress [body] => Job got you down? How about the prying in-laws, nosy neighbors or annoying kids? The nightly news is rife with reports of terror attacks, nuclear threats and confrontations big and small, 24/7, thanks to our online-all-the-time society. It’s no wonder why more Americans are on anti-anxiety medications. According to a 2016 article in Scientific American, one in six Americans take a psychiatric drug; antidepressants were most common, followed by anxiety relievers and antipsychotics.


Anxiety isn’t an all-American disorder by any means. The UK’s National Health Service prescribed a record number of antidepressants in 2016, fueling an upward trend that has seen the number of pills given to patients more than doubled during the past decade.


Clearly consumers everywhere are under pressure, and more of them than ever are looking to spas, and the treatments that they provide, for relief. In 2016, the most recent numbers available, the number of US spa visits rose 2.5%.


“Spa visits are now at an all-time high; over 184 million visitors walked through the doors and benefitted from spa treatments in 2016,” said Colin McIlheney, global research director, PwC, the auditing firm that conducts industry research for the International Spa Association (ISPA). “The key metrics are all continuing their upward trend, highlighting the importance of the spa industry.”
Spas are important for women and men these days. According to recent data from ISPA, the proportion of men heading to spas has increased from 31% to 47% during the past decade. The primary reason more men are spa-goers? To manage stress, said Lynne McNees, president of ISPA, and that means more massages all around.


According to the PwC study, massage is one of the most popular services requested at spas, as more consumers try to unplug and de-stress. In April, Elements Massage introduced AromaRitual aromatherapy treatments. Elements partnered with Shankara to produce three scents, Energize, Refresh and Calm. When used as part of a massage treatment, the scents are said to reduce stress and improve circulation.


According to Shankara sales director Judith Bourgeois, Ayurveda offers a unique approach to aromatherapy that will help consumers unwind from stress and fully enjoy their treatment from the start. But to select the right Ayurvedic aromatherapy oil, spa professionals must identify how the person is reacting to stress in the moment.


“When vata (air and space elements) is on the rise in our body and mind, we may start to feel anxious, ungrounded, scattered. This would be a go-to oil for a client’s first treatment after a long stretch of travel, as travel naturally increases vata,” said Bourgeois. “Excess pitta (fire and water elements) on the other hand will give rise to irritation, anger or a tendency to not want to let go of control. A tropical or beach resort might benefit from using this aromatherapy often, as increased heat elevates pitta.”


Finally, when too much kapha (earth and water elements) is present, clients may start to feel lethargic, stuck and feel over-attached.


“Applying the aromatherapy oils to pulse points and taking a few deep breaths at the very beginning of any treatment will only deepen the client’s spa experience,” she told Happi.


The Energize scent contains lemon, ginger and geranium. It is said to provide a stimulating and invigorating experience that uplifts the senses, while providing balance and air purification for a deep cleanse. The Refresh scent contains eucalyptus, peppermint and patchouli for a balanced, soothing experience. It is said to freshen the air and support deep breathing for total relaxation. Finally, lavender, nutmeg and black pepper come together in the Calm scent to uplift, nurture and relax, as well as relieve muscle aches and treat headaches, according to Shankara.


Another way to reduce the tension is to put down the damn phone! According to Michael Bruggeman, chief executive officer and chief formulation officer at Organic Male OM4, holding your head at a 45° angle looking at your phone puts a 48-pound strain on your neck and spine. His company offers a range of treatments just for guys.


OM4 says it globally sources clinically-advanced, socially-responsible ingredients to target the unique biological skin differences and concerns of men. The brand’s mantra is: 4 Products | 4 Steps | 4 Minutes | 4 Men. Products are color-coded by skin type with each step numbered, making OM4 fast, easy and effective. OM4 says its core business is to help partners  grasp the psychology of selling to men and capture a greater percentage of the fastest growing market in spa.


Aches & Pains

Muscle aches, headaches and heartaches, too, can weigh on consumers as they age. The midlife crisis is real, and may help explain why consumers are seeking the relief provided by spas.


According to Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve. Why Life Gets Better After 50, folks in their 40s often find themselves asking “what happened?” In his book, Rauch refers to “an accumulated drizzle of disappointment which can become self-sustaining but is quite unlike clinical depression or anxiety.”


That’s because of something called the U-shaped Happiness Curve, which is psychologists way of saying that youth and old age are times of relative happiness. The low point comes during the onset of middle age, before turning around at 50 or so.


About Face

Of course, looking one’s best is sure to help turn that midlife frown upside down! Repêchage has rolled out an array of brighteners, masks and even a foundation to give their customers a lift. The newest skin products from Repêchage include two Express Facials (Repêchage Biolight Express Brightening Facial For Dull, Uneven Skin and Repêchage Red-Out Express Soothing Facial For Sensitive Skin). According to the company, the new treatments provide many of the benefits of full facial treatments in half the time by utilizing pre-saturated sheet masks to provide exceptional results in 30 minutes. Repêchage Express Facials can be used to supplement regular monthly full facial treatments, and are able to be enjoyed mid-day or after work without changing clothes, and even during other services.


But Repêchage doesn’t have the fast-facial market to itself. Last month, Sephora partnered with HydraFacial to offer the retailer’s first spa-grade facials at more than 100 of its stores. The 20-minute Perk Hydrating Facial service includes a skin-care consultation and is free with the purchase of $75 or more. To reach even more consumers, last month HydraFacial hit the road in a Treatment Truck that will travel the US to perform free HydraFacial treatments. The truck is said to transform into a 40x40’ mobile spa outfitted with four HydraFacial treatment stations and lounge. The tour runs through October.


But wherever they purchase their products, more consumers want less processing and synthetic materials. Repêchage CEO and founder Lydia Sarfati cited a 2017 Statista survey that found 59% of responding US consumers prefer to purchase skin care products that are natural or organic. That’s just one reason why her company uses sustainably-harvested seaweed from Maine.


“Repêchage is the leading seaweed-based professional skin care manufacturer, creating products based on ingredients from both the earth and sea to create the most effective results in the spa and salon as well as at-home,” she insisted.


The company works with scientists and aquaculturists to sustainably harvest several species of nutrient-rich seaweeds, which are dried, packed and sent to Repêchage’s ISO 9001-2015 manufacturing facility. There, by a proprietary process, a pure seaweed filtrate is created that retains all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids present in the seaweed. According to Sarfati, Repêchage also incorporates the best ingredients from biotechnology, including the latest generation of hyaluronic acid, alpha arbutin, peptides, oxidized glutathione and diglucosyl gallic acid (DGA), as well as a host of natural extracts to help the skin appear soft, smooth and renewed.


Three new at-home masks recently debuted from Repêchage—Biolight Brightening Sheet Mask for Dull, Uneven Skin; Red-Out Soothing Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin and Lamina Lift Hydrating Seaweed Mask For All Skin Types.


Why the attention on facial masks? Sarfati pointed to a Euromonitor International study that puts the global face mask market at $5.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow to $8.8 billion in 2021. Within this category, sheet masks are a top growth driver, estimated to be worth $551.3 million by 2026.


Masks may be driving growth, but formulators aren’t forsaking traditional creams and lotions. Nelly De Vuyst’s new BioTense organic skin care collection is formulated with something called Oleosome Plant Technology, which time-releases active ingredients throughout the skin providing long-lasting hydration and nutrients. The BioTense range includes a micellar foam, cleansing milk, exfoliant, serum, extract, pH toner and mask.


This month, Dermalogica is rolling out BioLumin-C serum, which is said to combine ultra-stable vitamin C complex with advanced bio-technology—delivering the natural power of vitamin C where it’s needed most. Dermalogica contends BioLumin-C does more than brighten, firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines; it enhances skin’s own defenses, giving clients brighter skin from within thanks to several key ingredients:

Another new spa skin care item that’s chockfull of active ingredients is Nia 24’s Rapid Redness Recovery. It’s said to be ideal for post-abalative procedures, lasers, dermabrasion and more. It contains pro-niacin to strengthen the skin barrier and promote regeneration and recovery as well as licorice root, horse chestnut, vitamin E, Evodia extract and caffeine.


What’s Ahead

Nearly every owner and supplier Happi interviewed agreed that one key to future growth is attracting even more men to spas. They note that men are spending more time and money on improving their appearance as they seek to improve their professional and social lives.


“In order to better service male clientele, the spa atmosphere and treatment menus must include a separate men’s services menu,” observed Sarfati.  “These services should include treatments that incorporate efficacious ingredients that will provide visible benefits immediately, as well as start lessening the appearance of ongoing skin conditions such as excess oiliness, or skin irritation from shaving.” 


Hair Today…Gone Tomorrow

New York City-based Cosmed Laser offers a wide selection of laser treatments for a variety of maladies including hair removal, spider vein removal, antibiotic infused facials, skin tightening, body contouring, and fat and cellulite reduction.


According to Nelly Howe, an internationally-certified skin therapist and medical and master esthetician, hair removal is a major concern for many people. Some of the most popular forms of temporary hair removal include shaving, waxing, tweezing and using depilatory creams.


“However laser hair removal is considered permanent for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas,” she told Happi. “Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.”


The majority of Cosmed Laser Spa clients seeking help with unwanted stubborn hair.


“We serve variety of customers with different backgrounds due to the latest technology that we utilize such as Cynosure Elite MD and Cysnosure Elite + which can treat any type of skin color.”


Howe maintains that customers prefer to move forward with high-technology hair removal solutions such as laser hair removal due to safe and effective treatment for permanent reduction.


“We serve a variety of customers with different needs. Lasers are used for hair removal as well as acne and skin rejuvenation, spider veins,” she noted.


Cosmed Laser Spa counsels its clients about post procedure care such as avoiding the sun for two weeks. However, according to Howe, Cynosure elite lasers are the latest technology which makes procedure very safe and easy as well.


“Customers do not require to do anything post-treatment; however, touch-ups are recommended to maintain results,” she added.  [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-06-01 13:44:00 [updated_at] => 2018-06-05 13:13:35 [last_updated_author] => 142074 [uploaded_by] => 142074 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["266700","278625","270075","271705","267942","269184","278635","282362","269182","282347","269202","278620","273551","272763","281958","274536","269147","271681","271685","280052"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [1] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 287314 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2492 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 9 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 170553 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 170557 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Enter, China [short_title] => [summary] => Need access to the fastest-growing consumer base in the world? VIP.com has you covered. [slug] => enter-china [body] => US tariffs on Chinese imports may have gone into effect at midnight, but in the long-term, trade with China will continue to rise. Everyone knows that China is a juggernaut; the country has rapidly climbed the global rankings to become the No. 2 economy in the world and is set to surpass the US within the next few years. But getting into China? It’s not a no-brainer and has left more than a few executives at fast-moving consumer goods companies scratching their heads. The answer, according to one e-commerce executive, is teaming up with VIP.com to get matched with discerning consumers throughout the country.

 
VIP.com calls itself the third largest and fastest growing e-commerce platform in China. In June, the company launched an aggressive campaign in the US to offer prestigious fashion, beauty, home goods and sporting brands online to a shopper base of more than 300 million Chinese consumers. With its NYSE-listed parent company, VIPShop (NYSE: VIPS), VIP.com recently secured an equity stake from the owners of WeChat, a leading social media platform in China similar to Facebook, and can provide brands access to potentially one billion active users monthly. The company’s global revenue rose 30% in 2017 to $11.2 billion.
 
 
“Ecommerce is a lifestyle. Everyone in China has access to 4G technology,” explained Hillary Wang, head of global buying, VIP.com.  “The number of Chinese people who shop online now totals 450 million and we have 300 million of them!”
 
 
More impressive, Wang maintains that women account for 80% of VIP.com’s client base; and women, she pointed out, control the family budget. More than half (60%) of VIP.com’s revenue comes from fashion, food, nutrition and home and beauty, with brands that include Juicy Couture, Converse, Tory Burch and Under Armor.

 
The company forecasts tripling its current sales of US goods into China from $2.2 billion in 2017 to over $6 billion by 2020.

 
“The economic power of the Chinese middle class and its demand for authentic branded goods, coupled with the explosion of our e-commerce opportunities in China, has set the stage for dramatic growth for US companies in Chinese consumer sales,” insisted Wang.

 
VIP.com’s business case for US brands is built on the growing Chinese consumer market, fueled by young, social-media conscious customers. Some key elements include:
 
• Increasing urbanization and a burgeoning middle class have helped to drive China’s annual GDP, which reached 6.9% for all of 2017, exceeding $12-trillion, or roughly two thirds of that of the U.S. China’s middle class is expected to expand from 430 million today to 780 million in the mid-2020s.
 
• Millennial consumers. Overall, Chinese consumer sales are increasing at around 10% per year and in 2017 totaled $5.7 trillion. Looking forward, customers 35 and younger will make up 65% of China’s consumption growth through 2020, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
 
• Social media as retail engine. The e-commerce potential of the Chinese markets starts with the size of its online population, more than 700 million Internet users, or one-half of the population. Chinese customers also have a greater appetite than those in other markets to use social media to see what brands or products celebrities are endorsing: 29% of Chinese consumers, as compared to 13% globally, do so, according to a PwC report.
 
 
Big Brand Awareness
 
 
Having brought companies from Europe and Australia to its Chinese e-commerce platform, VIP.com is pursuing its strategy in the US with two key benefits: its curated merchandise offerings, and a tightly- controlled supply chain that prevents counterfeiting and includes shipping and delivery in China.
 
 
VIP.com is already delivering US fashion brands such as Tory Burch, Juicy Couture, Converse and Under Armour, as well as consumer goods from Procter & Gamble and Pfizer, into the online Chinese marketplace. Now, VIP.com is aggressively marketing its platform to recognized US headquartered-manufacturers, as well as distributors, seeking secure access to the growing Chinese consumer market.
 
 
“VIP.com has significant growth aspirations in the US,” explained Wang. “We want to be a $6 billion business by 2020.”
 
 
To get there, Wang and her team hope to convince prestige beauty brands to join VIP.com. In addition, Wang expects to add more home care brands to enable VIP.com to become a one-stop-shop for consumers searching for quality household and personal care products.
 

“Our DNA is fashion. When you have premier brands, you look to see what else you can offer. There is category wide upgrade in China. It’s happening in soft lines and hard lines, too. There is a lot of interest in international brands, how can you wash clothes and dishes,” explained Wang. “Organic detergents like Laundress are on the rise in China. People have more faith in US brands.”
 
 
A Dynamic System
 

Whether the product categories are dresses or detergents, lipsticks or linens, Wang insists that the VIP.com platform is ideal to reach an increasingly savvy Chinese consumer. The site’s algorithm expands with the client to offer carefully curated items based on a user’s profile.
 

“If you purchased diapers for instance, we will show you our complete baby product offerings. It is very easy to find products on VIP.com,” insisted Wang. “Every day there are 26 million people on our site.”
 
 
Getting the goods to consumers is easy, too, as VIP.com has 40,000 employees in China, with headquarters in Guangzhou and offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
 
 
Wang explained that the company’s goal is to convince all of the biggest brand owners in beauty and homecare to join VIP.com. With its track record of year-on-year gains, a partnership with WeChat and a dynamic online system, VIP.com can make reaching China’s growing middle class easier and more profitable than ever.
 
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“The data continues to show a healthy and robust spa industry resulting in a wealth of reputable career opportunities for those looking to find a stable work environment,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. “This study celebrates eight consecutive years of revenue growth with total spa industry revenue exceeding $17 billion in 2017.”
 
Total revenue surpassed the $17 billion mark in 2017, increasing from $16.8 billion at year’s end in 2016, to $17.5 billion at year’s end in 2017 (4.3% increase). The number of spa visits increased from 184 billion in 2016 to 187 billion in 2017 (1.6% increase). The number of spa locations also increased from 21,260 in 2016 to 21,770 in 2017. Revenue per visit increased from $91.3 in 2016 to $93.7 in 2017 (2.7% increase). Lastly, the total number of employees increased from 365,200 in 2017 to 372,100 in 2018 (1.9% increase).
 
“What is most striking this year is that every one of the key metrics has reached all-time record levels,” said Colin McIlheney, global research director, PwC. “Perhaps the one that catches the eye is that there were more than 500 new spas open for business right across the United States in 2017. This is rapid growth by any standard and is evidence of an industry in robust health.”
 
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“The data continues to show a healthy and robust spa industry resulting in a wealth of reputable career opportunities for those looking to find a stable work environment,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. “This study celebrates eight consecutive years of revenue growth with total spa industry revenue exceeding $17 billion in 2017.”

Total revenue surpassed the $17 billion mark in 2017, increasing from $16.8 billion at year’s end in 2016, to $17.5 billion at year’s end in 2017 (4.3% increase). The number of spa visits increased from 184 billion in 2016 to 187 billion in 2017 (1.6% increase). The number of spa locations also increased from 21,260 in 2016 to 21,770 in 2017. Revenue per visit increased from $91.30 in 2016 to $93.70 in 2017 (2.7% increase).

Lastly, the total number of employees increased from 365,200 in 2017 to 372,100 in 2018 (1.9% increase).

“What is most striking this year is that every one of the key metrics has reached all-time record levels,” said Colin McIlheney, global research director, PwC, which works with ISPA to crunch the data. “Perhaps the one that catches the eye is that there were more than 500 new spas open for business right across the US in 2017. This is rapid growth by any standard and is evidence of an industry in robust health.”  [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-09-03 10:02:00 [updated_at] => 2018-08-30 14:56:04 [last_updated_author] => 142074 [uploaded_by] => 0 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["292077","282365","287314"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) ) [relatedContent] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 282365 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2486 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2018-06-01 [author_name] => {"name":"Tom Branna ","title":"Editorial Director"} [magazine_id] => 9 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 168555 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 168557 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Decompress to Impress [short_title] => [summary] => Deadlines, online all-the-time—with so many stressors in everyday life, it’s no wonder that spa sales are growing. [slug] => decompress-to-impress [body] => Job got you down? How about the prying in-laws, nosy neighbors or annoying kids? The nightly news is rife with reports of terror attacks, nuclear threats and confrontations big and small, 24/7, thanks to our online-all-the-time society. It’s no wonder why more Americans are on anti-anxiety medications. According to a 2016 article in Scientific American, one in six Americans take a psychiatric drug; antidepressants were most common, followed by anxiety relievers and antipsychotics.


Anxiety isn’t an all-American disorder by any means. The UK’s National Health Service prescribed a record number of antidepressants in 2016, fueling an upward trend that has seen the number of pills given to patients more than doubled during the past decade.


Clearly consumers everywhere are under pressure, and more of them than ever are looking to spas, and the treatments that they provide, for relief. In 2016, the most recent numbers available, the number of US spa visits rose 2.5%.


“Spa visits are now at an all-time high; over 184 million visitors walked through the doors and benefitted from spa treatments in 2016,” said Colin McIlheney, global research director, PwC, the auditing firm that conducts industry research for the International Spa Association (ISPA). “The key metrics are all continuing their upward trend, highlighting the importance of the spa industry.”
Spas are important for women and men these days. According to recent data from ISPA, the proportion of men heading to spas has increased from 31% to 47% during the past decade. The primary reason more men are spa-goers? To manage stress, said Lynne McNees, president of ISPA, and that means more massages all around.


According to the PwC study, massage is one of the most popular services requested at spas, as more consumers try to unplug and de-stress. In April, Elements Massage introduced AromaRitual aromatherapy treatments. Elements partnered with Shankara to produce three scents, Energize, Refresh and Calm. When used as part of a massage treatment, the scents are said to reduce stress and improve circulation.


According to Shankara sales director Judith Bourgeois, Ayurveda offers a unique approach to aromatherapy that will help consumers unwind from stress and fully enjoy their treatment from the start. But to select the right Ayurvedic aromatherapy oil, spa professionals must identify how the person is reacting to stress in the moment.


“When vata (air and space elements) is on the rise in our body and mind, we may start to feel anxious, ungrounded, scattered. This would be a go-to oil for a client’s first treatment after a long stretch of travel, as travel naturally increases vata,” said Bourgeois. “Excess pitta (fire and water elements) on the other hand will give rise to irritation, anger or a tendency to not want to let go of control. A tropical or beach resort might benefit from using this aromatherapy often, as increased heat elevates pitta.”


Finally, when too much kapha (earth and water elements) is present, clients may start to feel lethargic, stuck and feel over-attached.


“Applying the aromatherapy oils to pulse points and taking a few deep breaths at the very beginning of any treatment will only deepen the client’s spa experience,” she told Happi.


The Energize scent contains lemon, ginger and geranium. It is said to provide a stimulating and invigorating experience that uplifts the senses, while providing balance and air purification for a deep cleanse. The Refresh scent contains eucalyptus, peppermint and patchouli for a balanced, soothing experience. It is said to freshen the air and support deep breathing for total relaxation. Finally, lavender, nutmeg and black pepper come together in the Calm scent to uplift, nurture and relax, as well as relieve muscle aches and treat headaches, according to Shankara.


Another way to reduce the tension is to put down the damn phone! According to Michael Bruggeman, chief executive officer and chief formulation officer at Organic Male OM4, holding your head at a 45° angle looking at your phone puts a 48-pound strain on your neck and spine. His company offers a range of treatments just for guys.


OM4 says it globally sources clinically-advanced, socially-responsible ingredients to target the unique biological skin differences and concerns of men. The brand’s mantra is: 4 Products | 4 Steps | 4 Minutes | 4 Men. Products are color-coded by skin type with each step numbered, making OM4 fast, easy and effective. OM4 says its core business is to help partners  grasp the psychology of selling to men and capture a greater percentage of the fastest growing market in spa.


Aches & Pains

Muscle aches, headaches and heartaches, too, can weigh on consumers as they age. The midlife crisis is real, and may help explain why consumers are seeking the relief provided by spas.


According to Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve. Why Life Gets Better After 50, folks in their 40s often find themselves asking “what happened?” In his book, Rauch refers to “an accumulated drizzle of disappointment which can become self-sustaining but is quite unlike clinical depression or anxiety.”


That’s because of something called the U-shaped Happiness Curve, which is psychologists way of saying that youth and old age are times of relative happiness. The low point comes during the onset of middle age, before turning around at 50 or so.


About Face

Of course, looking one’s best is sure to help turn that midlife frown upside down! Repêchage has rolled out an array of brighteners, masks and even a foundation to give their customers a lift. The newest skin products from Repêchage include two Express Facials (Repêchage Biolight Express Brightening Facial For Dull, Uneven Skin and Repêchage Red-Out Express Soothing Facial For Sensitive Skin). According to the company, the new treatments provide many of the benefits of full facial treatments in half the time by utilizing pre-saturated sheet masks to provide exceptional results in 30 minutes. Repêchage Express Facials can be used to supplement regular monthly full facial treatments, and are able to be enjoyed mid-day or after work without changing clothes, and even during other services.


But Repêchage doesn’t have the fast-facial market to itself. Last month, Sephora partnered with HydraFacial to offer the retailer’s first spa-grade facials at more than 100 of its stores. The 20-minute Perk Hydrating Facial service includes a skin-care consultation and is free with the purchase of $75 or more. To reach even more consumers, last month HydraFacial hit the road in a Treatment Truck that will travel the US to perform free HydraFacial treatments. The truck is said to transform into a 40x40’ mobile spa outfitted with four HydraFacial treatment stations and lounge. The tour runs through October.


But wherever they purchase their products, more consumers want less processing and synthetic materials. Repêchage CEO and founder Lydia Sarfati cited a 2017 Statista survey that found 59% of responding US consumers prefer to purchase skin care products that are natural or organic. That’s just one reason why her company uses sustainably-harvested seaweed from Maine.


“Repêchage is the leading seaweed-based professional skin care manufacturer, creating products based on ingredients from both the earth and sea to create the most effective results in the spa and salon as well as at-home,” she insisted.


The company works with scientists and aquaculturists to sustainably harvest several species of nutrient-rich seaweeds, which are dried, packed and sent to Repêchage’s ISO 9001-2015 manufacturing facility. There, by a proprietary process, a pure seaweed filtrate is created that retains all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids present in the seaweed. According to Sarfati, Repêchage also incorporates the best ingredients from biotechnology, including the latest generation of hyaluronic acid, alpha arbutin, peptides, oxidized glutathione and diglucosyl gallic acid (DGA), as well as a host of natural extracts to help the skin appear soft, smooth and renewed.


Three new at-home masks recently debuted from Repêchage—Biolight Brightening Sheet Mask for Dull, Uneven Skin; Red-Out Soothing Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin and Lamina Lift Hydrating Seaweed Mask For All Skin Types.


Why the attention on facial masks? Sarfati pointed to a Euromonitor International study that puts the global face mask market at $5.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow to $8.8 billion in 2021. Within this category, sheet masks are a top growth driver, estimated to be worth $551.3 million by 2026.


Masks may be driving growth, but formulators aren’t forsaking traditional creams and lotions. Nelly De Vuyst’s new BioTense organic skin care collection is formulated with something called Oleosome Plant Technology, which time-releases active ingredients throughout the skin providing long-lasting hydration and nutrients. The BioTense range includes a micellar foam, cleansing milk, exfoliant, serum, extract, pH toner and mask.


This month, Dermalogica is rolling out BioLumin-C serum, which is said to combine ultra-stable vitamin C complex with advanced bio-technology—delivering the natural power of vitamin C where it’s needed most. Dermalogica contends BioLumin-C does more than brighten, firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines; it enhances skin’s own defenses, giving clients brighter skin from within thanks to several key ingredients:

Another new spa skin care item that’s chockfull of active ingredients is Nia 24’s Rapid Redness Recovery. It’s said to be ideal for post-abalative procedures, lasers, dermabrasion and more. It contains pro-niacin to strengthen the skin barrier and promote regeneration and recovery as well as licorice root, horse chestnut, vitamin E, Evodia extract and caffeine.


What’s Ahead

Nearly every owner and supplier Happi interviewed agreed that one key to future growth is attracting even more men to spas. They note that men are spending more time and money on improving their appearance as they seek to improve their professional and social lives.


“In order to better service male clientele, the spa atmosphere and treatment menus must include a separate men’s services menu,” observed Sarfati.  “These services should include treatments that incorporate efficacious ingredients that will provide visible benefits immediately, as well as start lessening the appearance of ongoing skin conditions such as excess oiliness, or skin irritation from shaving.” 


Hair Today…Gone Tomorrow

New York City-based Cosmed Laser offers a wide selection of laser treatments for a variety of maladies including hair removal, spider vein removal, antibiotic infused facials, skin tightening, body contouring, and fat and cellulite reduction.


According to Nelly Howe, an internationally-certified skin therapist and medical and master esthetician, hair removal is a major concern for many people. Some of the most popular forms of temporary hair removal include shaving, waxing, tweezing and using depilatory creams.


“However laser hair removal is considered permanent for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas,” she told Happi. “Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.”


The majority of Cosmed Laser Spa clients seeking help with unwanted stubborn hair.


“We serve variety of customers with different backgrounds due to the latest technology that we utilize such as Cynosure Elite MD and Cysnosure Elite + which can treat any type of skin color.”


Howe maintains that customers prefer to move forward with high-technology hair removal solutions such as laser hair removal due to safe and effective treatment for permanent reduction.


“We serve a variety of customers with different needs. Lasers are used for hair removal as well as acne and skin rejuvenation, spider veins,” she noted.


Cosmed Laser Spa counsels its clients about post procedure care such as avoiding the sun for two weeks. However, according to Howe, Cynosure elite lasers are the latest technology which makes procedure very safe and easy as well.


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VIP.com calls itself the third largest and fastest growing e-commerce platform in China. In June, the company launched an aggressive campaign in the US to offer prestigious fashion, beauty, home goods and sporting brands online to a shopper base of more than 300 million Chinese consumers. With its NYSE-listed parent company, VIPShop (NYSE: VIPS), VIP.com recently secured an equity stake from the owners of WeChat, a leading social media platform in China similar to Facebook, and can provide brands access to potentially one billion active users monthly. The company’s global revenue rose 30% in 2017 to $11.2 billion.
 
 
“Ecommerce is a lifestyle. Everyone in China has access to 4G technology,” explained Hillary Wang, head of global buying, VIP.com.  “The number of Chinese people who shop online now totals 450 million and we have 300 million of them!”
 
 
More impressive, Wang maintains that women account for 80% of VIP.com’s client base; and women, she pointed out, control the family budget. More than half (60%) of VIP.com’s revenue comes from fashion, food, nutrition and home and beauty, with brands that include Juicy Couture, Converse, Tory Burch and Under Armor.

 
The company forecasts tripling its current sales of US goods into China from $2.2 billion in 2017 to over $6 billion by 2020.

 
“The economic power of the Chinese middle class and its demand for authentic branded goods, coupled with the explosion of our e-commerce opportunities in China, has set the stage for dramatic growth for US companies in Chinese consumer sales,” insisted Wang.

 
VIP.com’s business case for US brands is built on the growing Chinese consumer market, fueled by young, social-media conscious customers. Some key elements include:
 
• Increasing urbanization and a burgeoning middle class have helped to drive China’s annual GDP, which reached 6.9% for all of 2017, exceeding $12-trillion, or roughly two thirds of that of the U.S. China’s middle class is expected to expand from 430 million today to 780 million in the mid-2020s.
 
• Millennial consumers. Overall, Chinese consumer sales are increasing at around 10% per year and in 2017 totaled $5.7 trillion. Looking forward, customers 35 and younger will make up 65% of China’s consumption growth through 2020, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
 
• Social media as retail engine. The e-commerce potential of the Chinese markets starts with the size of its online population, more than 700 million Internet users, or one-half of the population. Chinese customers also have a greater appetite than those in other markets to use social media to see what brands or products celebrities are endorsing: 29% of Chinese consumers, as compared to 13% globally, do so, according to a PwC report.
 
 
Big Brand Awareness
 
 
Having brought companies from Europe and Australia to its Chinese e-commerce platform, VIP.com is pursuing its strategy in the US with two key benefits: its curated merchandise offerings, and a tightly- controlled supply chain that prevents counterfeiting and includes shipping and delivery in China.
 
 
VIP.com is already delivering US fashion brands such as Tory Burch, Juicy Couture, Converse and Under Armour, as well as consumer goods from Procter & Gamble and Pfizer, into the online Chinese marketplace. Now, VIP.com is aggressively marketing its platform to recognized US headquartered-manufacturers, as well as distributors, seeking secure access to the growing Chinese consumer market.
 
 
“VIP.com has significant growth aspirations in the US,” explained Wang. “We want to be a $6 billion business by 2020.”
 
 
To get there, Wang and her team hope to convince prestige beauty brands to join VIP.com. In addition, Wang expects to add more home care brands to enable VIP.com to become a one-stop-shop for consumers searching for quality household and personal care products.
 

“Our DNA is fashion. When you have premier brands, you look to see what else you can offer. There is category wide upgrade in China. It’s happening in soft lines and hard lines, too. There is a lot of interest in international brands, how can you wash clothes and dishes,” explained Wang. “Organic detergents like Laundress are on the rise in China. People have more faith in US brands.”
 
 
A Dynamic System
 

Whether the product categories are dresses or detergents, lipsticks or linens, Wang insists that the VIP.com platform is ideal to reach an increasingly savvy Chinese consumer. The site’s algorithm expands with the client to offer carefully curated items based on a user’s profile.
 

“If you purchased diapers for instance, we will show you our complete baby product offerings. It is very easy to find products on VIP.com,” insisted Wang. “Every day there are 26 million people on our site.”
 
 
Getting the goods to consumers is easy, too, as VIP.com has 40,000 employees in China, with headquarters in Guangzhou and offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
 
 
Wang explained that the company’s goal is to convince all of the biggest brand owners in beauty and homecare to join VIP.com. With its track record of year-on-year gains, a partnership with WeChat and a dynamic online system, VIP.com can make reaching China’s growing middle class easier and more profitable than ever.
 
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“The data continues to show a healthy and robust spa industry resulting in a wealth of reputable career opportunities for those looking to find a stable work environment,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. “This study celebrates eight consecutive years of revenue growth with total spa industry revenue exceeding $17 billion in 2017.”
 
Total revenue surpassed the $17 billion mark in 2017, increasing from $16.8 billion at year’s end in 2016, to $17.5 billion at year’s end in 2017 (4.3% increase). The number of spa visits increased from 184 billion in 2016 to 187 billion in 2017 (1.6% increase). The number of spa locations also increased from 21,260 in 2016 to 21,770 in 2017. Revenue per visit increased from $91.3 in 2016 to $93.7 in 2017 (2.7% increase). Lastly, the total number of employees increased from 365,200 in 2017 to 372,100 in 2018 (1.9% increase).
 
“What is most striking this year is that every one of the key metrics has reached all-time record levels,” said Colin McIlheney, global research director, PwC. “Perhaps the one that catches the eye is that there were more than 500 new spas open for business right across the United States in 2017. This is rapid growth by any standard and is evidence of an industry in robust health.”
 
ISPA will release the complete study at the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ, from Sept. 24-26. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-08-14 06:26:00 [updated_at] => 2018-08-14 07:29:19 [last_updated_author] => 166831 [uploaded_by] => 166831 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["282365","287314","289683","272720","274604","279552","282347","282373","288247"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 294603 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2018-09-03 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 9 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Spa Sector Remains Robust [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => spa-sector-remains-robust [body] => The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released its annual findings of the “Big Five”—total revenue, spa visits, spa locations, revenue per visit and number of employees for the US spa industry.

“The data continues to show a healthy and robust spa industry resulting in a wealth of reputable career opportunities for those looking to find a stable work environment,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. “This study celebrates eight consecutive years of revenue growth with total spa industry revenue exceeding $17 billion in 2017.”

Total revenue surpassed the $17 billion mark in 2017, increasing from $16.8 billion at year’s end in 2016, to $17.5 billion at year’s end in 2017 (4.3% increase). The number of spa visits increased from 184 billion in 2016 to 187 billion in 2017 (1.6% increase). The number of spa locations also increased from 21,260 in 2016 to 21,770 in 2017. Revenue per visit increased from $91.30 in 2016 to $93.70 in 2017 (2.7% increase).

Lastly, the total number of employees increased from 365,200 in 2017 to 372,100 in 2018 (1.9% increase).

“What is most striking this year is that every one of the key metrics has reached all-time record levels,” said Colin McIlheney, global research director, PwC, which works with ISPA to crunch the data. “Perhaps the one that catches the eye is that there were more than 500 new spas open for business right across the US in 2017. 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