The Great Debate: Politics of Eyebrows

The presidential debate is tonight…and we might have the scoop on which candidate has an edge in the coming election. The Grooming Lounge, curator of fine men’s grooming products in Washington, DC, has had great success predicting past Presidential winners based on… (wait for it)… “The Eyebrow Index.”

According to The Grooming Lounge, seven of the past eight elections have been won by the candidate with the best-groomed eyebrows! Spoiler alert: It looks like Obama’s got the upper-hand on this one. Here’s what else they had to say about the current grooming-state of your 2012 candidates:

Mitt Romney

  • The Hair: “While its conservative nature might be a hit with key constituents, Mr. Romney’s hair is way too ‘helmet-like’ to attract to appeal to fringe or wavering younger demographics. A solid haircut aimed at reducing overall bulk would make him look more ‘main street’ like a regular citizen.”
  • The Brows: “Our research shows that nine of the last 10 elections have been won by the candidate with more well-groomed groomed eyebrows. Mr. Romney needs to do some tidying of his to grab an edge.”

Barack Obama

  • The Hair: “The stress and strain of the job has understandably turned his hair grey – particularly the temple areas.  While coloring his entire head would be a bit too noticeable and drastic, we recommend some strategic ‘grey blending’ to re-emphasize the President’s ability to handle pressure, fly below the stress and connect with younger voters.”
  • The Wrinkles: “Compare a current photo of the President to one from his inauguration and you’ll notice he now has some under-eye bags and crow’s feet. While some are clearly a result of aging, our guess is most are stress-induced and can be minimized with targeted eye creams. People want their leader to work hard, but not to look like he’s pulled consecutive all-nighters.”

We’d like to agree. You know how important we feel men’s grooming is here at Spa Week – that’s why we showed you all the great men’s Spa Week treatments available for just $50 this year.

As a final campaign push, we think that Barack and Mitt should definitely head to Lord & Taylor Salon & Spa in Washington, DC for some pre-election grooming: a Gentleman’s Facial and Salon Manicure sounds like just what they need to be ballot-ready.

The TODAY show featured this ground-breaking story this morning, and added their own twist: take the poll on and weigh in on which male TODAY anchor has the best chance of becoming president based on their eyebrow shape!

10 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Halloween Costumes

BOO! The next official holiday of October – you know, besides Spa Week – is quickly approaching. Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween yet? Did you catch Michelle channeling Ke$ha last year? While we’re debating which costumes to wear this year, we thought we’d share our picks for the 10 most ridiculous celebrity costumes.

1. No one quite gets into the spirit of Halloween like Heidi Klum – her costumes are always over the top.

2. Pink instills my fear of clowns…once again.

3. Mariah Carey posing for the 2012 Staten Island Firefighter Calendar, no doubt…

4. Aaron Carter makes for a terrible pimp.

5. We think Jason Biggs should let the ladies stick to being Dorothy.

6. Matt Lauer‘s One Night As Paris

7. The new Pippi: Gwen Stefani looks ridiculously cute with her son as Jessie from Toy Story.

8. The fashion designer and former Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano and friend dressed as the feather duster (Babette) and the candle stick (Lumiere) from Beauty and the Beast.

9. Alyson Hannigan, from How I Met Your Mother and American Pie, and her family always do a theme – this year, Babes from Toyland. This one time, on Halloween…

10. Snooki declares her love for pickles. And cleavage.

One more! This one’s not a celebrity… but if SPA-lebrities count, so does Michelle’s 20,000 calorie costume from 2 years ago:

Images via WonderWall and New York Post.

10 Tips for an Effortlessly Nutritious Life – By Joy Bauer

Most of you are probably familiar with Joy, as she is one of America’s most beloved and trusted nutritionists, the health and nutrition expert for The TODAY Show, and is a multiple New York Times bestselling author. (The 2011 edition of Food Cures, came out a year ago and her new book, The Joy Fit Club, just hit the shelves a few months back.) Joy’s mission is to improve the health of our nation; she believes it’s never too late or too early to reap the benefits of healthy living — just like Spa Week founder Cheryl Reid set out to do in 2004. In August 2011, Spa Week and Joy Bauer presented the Fast Track to Health Giveaway, giving one lucky winner a trip to The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Malibu, CA. To up the ante, Joy is back this July 2012 to co-host our Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple Giveaway to meet one lucky winner in NYC for the ultimate wellness journey. Joy is all about making little tweaks in your daily routine towards a effortlessly nutritious life…


Check out all things Joy Bauer on Spa Week Daily:

Want more Joy? Visit her website or check out her book, The Joy Fit Club!

Joy Bauer + Biggest Loser Ranch Fast Track to Health Giveaway!

Spa Week has joined forces with two health and wellness powerhouses: The Today Show’s nutritional expert, Joy Bauer and America’s favorite kick-butt getaway, The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Malibu, CA (where they actually film the hit TV show!). From now until Sunday, September 11, you can enter to win a complete lifestyle makeover package to get you on the Fast Track to Health.

Meet the winner!

You and a guest could win a six-night stay at the Biggest Loser Ranch, plus three healthy, yummy meals a day. The total body makeover includes gut-busting, tushie-toning daily fitness workouts to kick-start your transformation into a lean, mean fitness machine. Enjoy burning cals and learning how to refuel with the right foods with daily nutritional and educational lectures with the resorts top fitness professionals, dietitians and life coach. You get all the personalized information and tips you need to succeed.

Then, relax with 4 spa services per person through the entire stay, that includes luxurious sports massages, toning and purifying facials, slimming body wraps — all to help you look and feel  your best. BUT- the journey doesn’t stop after you leave the resort! You get a nutritional at-home package that includes Joy’s best selling book, Food Cures, which helps you pick the right foods for maintaining optimal health and well-being. PLUS, you will receive a personalized nutrtional plan from Joy Bauer, herself that includes all of  the custom counselling Joy gives to her very special clients. Hopefully by now Joy has helped you kick that soda drinking habit… now get ready to transform your health like a real VIP with the chance for this life-changing  experience. Good luck!