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Small Business Saturday at Complexions

'Tis almost the season...and at Complexions we are excited to help you get your holiday shopping off to a good start by being a proud participant of Small Business Saturday on November 30th. During this annual event, sponsored by American Express, shoppers nationwide are encouraged to support their favorite locally-owned businesses. Amex cardholders will receive

2nd Annual Holiday Open House

We asked that guests bring an item from the Ronald McDonald Wish List. In exchange we gave guests the service of their choice for 20% off. You should see our office.... it's over flowing with items. Last year we needed a van to bring everything over to the house. I think we will need to do the same this year! With the support of other local businesses, we were also able to have an auction which raised additional money for the Ronald McDonald House.

Complexions Spa attends Eco-Luxe Media Event in NYC

I was especially glad to speak with Glamour Magazing, TreeHugger, Organic Spa Magazine, American Salon, Spa Magazine and several other national outlets. Given our own struggles with local-media attention, I think the rate at which American businesses adopt & implement eco-friendly, energy-efficient practices will depend more upon the quality and quantity of coverage from national outlets like those at Eco-Luxe.

Re: New York International Gift Fair, Jacob Javits Center

Being good to our environment can come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes - for eco- jewelry designers, being organic doesn't mean diddly, but aggressively rethinking how their products and creations are manufactured from start (earth) to finish (box-in-hand) certainly does. And that my friends, is the fastest path towards sustainably positive change...

The 4 Keys to a successful (re:profitible) Spa & Salon

The following 4 goals if followed, provide a path to success that is faster than any other I have seen, heard or used since beginning my own career nearly 25 years ago. Furthermore, our program addresses many issues that have become more important than even to the success... or failure... of boutique spa & salons given the recent downturn within our macro-economy.

The Story Behind our ‘Signature’ Hot Poultice Thai Massage

Upon returning home, the one I couldn’t stop thinking about was the only treatment not of Mayan origin! Simply put, the Hot Poultice Thai Massage is a dream.

Interntional Beauty Show Jacob Javits

I just returned from the International Beauty Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. I have to say, I am a bit disappointed at the show this year. In the Esthetic Spa section, there were only 5 isles of vendors. There was nothing new and not much excitement. I think this may

Follow up to our LEED certification

Just checked the LEED on line web page and the status of our project looks really good. Right now we have enough points approved to reach Gold Level! We are in line to be certified for New Construction. I can't tell you how happy I will be when this is officially awarded. As soon as

March Sparty Recap: Makeup was a Good Choice

Just wanted to quickly reflect on the terrific time all of us from Complexions had this past Thursday. Thanks to everyone who helped make our first "sparty" a smashing success. For those of you who weren't able to attend, don't worry - I think we'll definitely do a variation on this season-inspired program again. To

The Heart of John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

Today we had another staff meeting. This time we discussed the three "blocks" of John Wooden's Pyramid of Success that are in the center. He refers to them as the Heart of the Pyramid. The first block refers to condition.  This goes well beyond physical condition.  He is referring to a good mental and moral condition. 

How I plan to spend the small-business tax break President Obama has proposed to Congress

Image by stevegarfield via Flickr Recently, Paul Krugman wrote in response to President Elect Barack Obama's planned tax-breaks for small businesses that First, Mr. Obama should scrap his proposal for $150 billion in business tax cuts, which would do little to help the economy. Ideally he’d scrap the proposed $150 billion payroll tax cut as

2008 Year End Wrap Up

After relaxing for the first day of the New Year, I went into work today, anxious to print out our month end numbers and our year end totals. I tell you, if you totally focus in on the negative tone of all the media, you would expext the year to have been a

The Value of Networking

Complexions has been open for 21 years.   During this time, I have tried every form of advertising from newsletters, television, radio, newspaper print, magazines, mailings, you name it, we've tried it.   When it comes right down to it, the most beneficial is the recommendation from a friend or word of mouth.  Since our move into

The Power of Networking

Complexions has been open for just shy of 21 years. During this time, I have tried every form of advertising from newsletter, television, radio, newspaper print, magazines, mailings, you name it, we've tried it. When it comes right down to it, the most beneficial is the recommendation from a friend or word of mouth. Since

Introducing Complexions Blog

This is a very exciting time at Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness. We have just celebrated our 20th year in business this past November. With this milestone we are also embarking on a new adventure. We are in the process of building a new spa facility just down the road from our current location