Get to Know American Laser Skincare

We’re glad to have American Laser Skincare on board as an official Spa Week sponsor. As the nation’s largest and leading provider of laser-based skincare services, ALSC knows a thing or two about spas, and their treatments are a must for keeping your skin looking young (and turning back the clock a few years on current signs of aging).

In honor of Spa Week (bookings are happening NOW) American Laser Skincare and Spa Week teamed up on a fun giveaway. Choose from body-contouring VelaShape, a skin-tightening FotoFacial, fat-melting Zerona or laser hair removal treatments if you’re the lucky winner!

Enter here.

Spa Week Media Party Recap – Spring 2012

It’s our party and we’ll spa if we want to! Last week on April 11 we returned to the spacious Altman Building and held our bi-annual Spa Week Media Party, a night dedicated to food, drinks, beauty, pampering and wellness. This year was extra special as it’s our Sweet Sixteenth edition of #50dollartreatments. And just like any sweet sixteen we spoiled ourselves by throwing a party fit for the especially sweet occasion. Well, we mostly spoiled our guests! What other party are you going to leave with smoother skin, waxed eyebrows, fresh makeup or a Vajazzle as party favors? Our main goal, as well as our sponsors, was to indulge our guests and showcase all the benefits and fun of the spa lifestyle. So who was on the guest list? Everyone in the biz, from TV producers and radio personalities to magazine editors and top bloggers, who all lined up to come out to celebrate the sweetest Spa Week yet!

Of course, I took on the night in sequins and six inch heels, because that’s how I spa-rty. (More on the outfit coming later this week.) Let me be your hostess with the mostest love for spa and come along as I take you on a tour of our spa-cial night.

One of the first things to do when you entered the party, and one of the highlights, was to line up to get a chance to meet the five-time New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin.

Guests were given a copy of her new book Where We Belong to be signed by the author.

Emily was all smiles as she signed and personalized copy after copy of her new book.

Emily had a line of excited fans to meet her all night and she happily chatted with guests the entire party.

I loved interviewing  Emily on camera and getting the chance to chat a little off camera too. She is so excited to be the first author ever associated with Spa Week, and loves the “girliness” of it all! She pictures girls in spa robes curled up with her new book, waiting for their massages to begin.

What’s a sweet sixteen without some sweet treats? The “chocolate ladies” as we call them, once again brought the four tier’d chocolate fountain and you can bet that the chocolate flowed all night.

A night of indulgence provided by catering from incognito bistro. This Italian-American restaurant in Flatiron is less than two blocks from our office, and our go-to for company lunches and dinners. Go ahead, have seconds, and thirds, and fourths. (We went there after the party too… for fifths and sixths.)

Christopher Drummond and his beauty crew getting ready to touch-up guests with their organic, vegan make-up line.

Christopher working his magic. Did you catch his brand featured on Dr. Oz the other day? WTG, CD!

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas‘ COO Jeff Kohl chatted on camera about Spa Week and Red Door’s longstanding partnership. It’s all about giving everyone the opportunity to spa, regardless of budget. Red Door’s Smooth Sculpt machine was a hit! It’s an alternative approach to skin rejuvenation that will lift skin, reduce wrinkles and release built-up toxins caused by diet, age and the environment. Like a revitalizing workout for your skin, this wellness method uses mild suction, pulsing and homeopathic extracts to cleanse cellular debris, reduce puffiness, as well as fortify the immune system.

Our Design and Organizational Expert Bobby Berk takes a minute to reflect in his social media lounge space, designed from his collection, Bobby Berk Home.

Pillow talk with Bobby Berk!

Taking a food break and break from their heels in the Bobby Berk lounge.

It’s no secret that I’m going Completely Bare and here is the woman behind the laser hair removal that I love! Cindy Barshop, THE hair removal guru.

Matching arm and chest Vajeweles. A little high but just as sparkly.

Completely Bare was also giving out waxes. The pup, however, preferred the furry look.

American Laser Skincare taught guests about how to obtain beauty through technology and with their scientifically proven skin care line.

The ladies of Skintology showed off their recently relaunched line of skin products.

Behind the scenes eyebrow shaping from Skintology.

Our Whole Living Expert Keri Glassman and her nutritionists gave one-on-one nutrition consultations featuring Nutritious Life Meals. It’s never too late to start living a Nutritious Life.

The ladies at Spa Chicks On The Go offered a beauty pit stop for guests. Sit down, relax and be on your gorgeous way!

There’s always time for a little pampering.

Guests could grab a complimentary towel and chat with York Spa about their new product, which is a surgery-free alternative to botox.

J. Sisters showed off their impressive celebrity clientele and their skills for blow outs and styling.

Of course, we can’t forget to take a stop at the three bars that guests flocked to all night. Sake TY KU were serving up their all natural and premium sake Spatinis with fresh cut cucumbers. I love spa-ke! My TY KU ninja name is Ninja Turtle Michellangelo.

Seagram’s Escapes showed off their brand new Frozen Magaritas and Frozen Daiquiris. Just pour, recline, and you’ve got yourself the perfect beach beverage . (Doubles as an ice pack to cool your forehead, because man it’s HOT out there.)

As the night wine-d down Rioja kept pouring bottle after bottle of their delicious wine. Really, what goes better with relaxation than wine?

Photos by Michel Delsol for Spa Week.

Guests also sipped on Honest Tea and Honest Ade as a refreshing alternative to alcoholic beverages.

To see more photos of the party, check out the album on our Facebook page.

And thanks to Gorgeous in Grey for whipping up this video tour of the evening! Looks like you had fun. Spa Week’s official video soon to come!

Win a Spring Beauty Makeover! (Worth up to $6,100)

Things on your spring to-do list: clean, hide your winter clothes in the basement, buy new sandals, clean again, win a beauty makeover. American Laser Center, Spa Week’s Exclusive Skincare Sponsor and the nation’s largest and leading provider of laser-based skincare services, is giving you a chance to prance into the season looking rejuvenated. Your winter self won’t even recognize the new you. The winner will get to choose from one of three packages, each valued up to $6,100.

Face The World Package

Put your best face forward for spring with 5 FotoFacials and microdermabrasion treatments. What better way to erase the signs of winter (or years of winters)?

Tighten and Tone Package

Boost your mid-section or booty with either 4 abdomen/hips VelaShape treatments or full thigh/buttocks VelaShape treatments. Hello, bright colored skinny jeans!

Sleek and Sexy Package

If you’re getting ready to bare it all in a bikini, why not choose 6 bikini, underarm and lip laser hair removal treatments and, for the gents, 6 neck/front and back laser hair removal treatments.

How will the winner decide which treatment to choose?! If you’d like to have that problem, enter to win now!

American Laser Skincare

Spas Helping Kids Unwrap Gifts This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for giving. While you’re buying everyone on your list a Spa & Wellness Gift Card (wink, wink) let us not forget those who are less fortunate. We talked about how spas are giving back all year round, but the holidays are a special time to reach out to the local community. We love hearing stories about spas giving free massages to deserving unemployed people. It warms our hearts to see spas (that already bring us joy with their amazing spa treatments!) reach out and give all that they can during the holiday season. Not every child is going to be able to unwrap a toy this Christmas. Here are some spas that want to change that:


Last night, American Laser got in the holiday spirit by co-hosting the GIVE 2 GET Beauty event with Pretty City. Guests who donated a toy received a gift card for one free treatment of choice. Now that’s a reason to give!

The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Los Angeles is having their annual Teddy Bear Tea event where kids enjoy a puppet show, storytelling by one of Santa’s helpers, and pictures with Santa. Guests are asked to bring one unwrapped, packaged gift for donation to Hillsides charity. Teddy Bear Tea will be held December 17-23 from 10 am to noon.  For reservations call 626.585.6218.

Alantra Spa in North Reading, Massachusetts is offering 10% off any service for every un-opened new toy you bring to the spa from now until December 30th. The toys will be donated to the Toys for Tots Foundation.

Bring in an unused toy to your local Massage Envy for their ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ event until December 19th. The toys will be donated to Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation. Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is the nation’s largest gift basket distributor to children with cancer serving 220 children’s hospitals and pediatric oncology treatment centers nationwide. For the nearest location call 866.553.3689.

RELATED: Be sure to check out how these 8 bloggers are making a difference this holiday!

FRIDAY FREE-FOR-ALL: 10 Ways to Win!

You can win THOUSANDS of dollars worth of vacations, beauty and spa from Spa Week this month, and we’re dedicating today to reminding you about all our amazing sweepstakes, giveaways and other freebies. Ready??? Here we go…

Tell Us Your Spa Week Stories

First thing’s first… we want to hear your Spa Week stories… 5 Chances to win Spa and Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week!

3 Nights at Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas

Enter our sweepstakes for your chance to win the Escape To Vdara Giveaway:

  • Spend 3 nights in a penthouse suite
  • Indulge in 2 spa services totaling $300
  • Enjoy a $100 dining credit
  • Arrive in style with limo service from the airport

Dole Fall Bliss Giveaway

Enter DOLE’s Fall Bliss Sweepstakesfor the chance to win an Ultimate Relaxation Package, including:

  • A tote bag filled with relaxing essentials:
  • A cooling eye mask
  • Aromatherapy lotion
  • Microfiber hair towel
  • A collection of DOLE Real Fruit Bites
  • A $100 Spa Week gift card!

CAREFREE Travel Refresh Giveaway

Enter the Travel Refresh Giveaway with prizes courtesy of the CAREFREE(R) Brand. Win $1000 to Get Away and Refresh

Ouidad Curl Essentials Giveaway

Enter to win 1 of 5 ultimate gift sets ($155 value each) from Ouidad – The Curl Experts.

$500 Worth of Youngblood Cosmetics

Enter to win $500 worth of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and a personal “beauty concierge” to help you select the right products for you.

Back to Beauty Makeover with American Laser

American Laser Skincare is offering one lucky winner a Back to Beauty Makeover which includes your choice of a Liquid Lift or a Laser Lift package.

Take Keri Glassman’s Challenge and Win a Spa and Wellness Gift Card

Pledge to Ditch Artificial Sweeteners for 2 weeks on Facebook and be entered to win one of two $50 Spa and Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week.

Free Stuff From Allure

Enter to win a year supply of John Frieda hair products (worth $500) from Allure magazine.

$1,000 in Spa and Wellness Gift Cards

Last but not least, be entered to win $1,000 worth of Spa and Wellness Gift Cards when you refer a friend.