Innovative Salon & Day Spa Concepts — Is this the Future of Wellness?
As spa consultants, we are deeply immersed in the business of wellness and keenly attuned to the 10 key market segments that are feeding the rapidly growing $4.2 Trillion dollar Wellness Economy. We are always on the look-out for who in the biz is pushing the envelope in terms of creating innovative spa concepts, launching the best boutique fitness offerings, and pioneering the best in wellness design. The business of wellness is showing no signs of slowing down, and it is more important than ever for wellness start-ups, hotel and resort spas, and wellness retailers to anticipate the critical needs and desires of their consumers in order to disrupt and stand-alone in this increasingly competitive marketplace.
‘Filed, painted, ready for anything’ is the tag line for NYC nail bar Glosslab. Created for the New York woman on the go, the concept at Glosslab is to get you in, out and freshly polished in an efficient manner. Beyond timelines, Glosslab’s hygiene protocols are incredibly stringent — single use nail tools are cleaned at a hospital-grade standard and waterless pedicures are offered along with a selection of vegan polishes, most of which are 10-free. They are also forward thinking in their spa operations, offering an unlimited use monthly spa membership program and a cashless checkout.
HER MAJESTY’S PLEASURE
Toronto’s own salon and beauty bar, Her Majesty’s Pleasure has become a local legend, sitting at the intersection of salon, spa, bar, cafe and social lounge. Catering to a clientele who wants to both relax and invigorate, the environment encourages lingering over a glass of bubbles while you soak your tired feet. The design of the space is absolutely stunning, the spa retail boutique offers the best in lifestyle products, and it is kitted-out with many ‘instagram-able’ moments for the millennial set. Rumour has it this popular beauty bar is expanding, with a new spa opening summer of 2019 in Toronto’s exclusive Yorkville neighbourhood.
If you’re looking for the ‘Book a Facial’ tab on Face Gym’s website, you won’t find it! Look for ‘Book a Workout’ instead. Face Gym has created a series of ‘workouts’ using high energy kneading movements and non-invasive skin technologies designed to tone and tighten the 40 forgotten muscles in the face. Along with booking a ‘workout’ Face Gym creates customized ‘training’ serums to fit your specific skincare needs. This spa concept resonates as something truly different from other spa services and programs on the market. With brick and mortar locations in the US and the UK, we can’t wait to see what this innovative spa group develops next….We’re suggesting a summer road show with a mobile spa or spa pop-up’s in key cities!
ON & ON
Beyond traditional aesthetics, On & On is about way more more than looking good on the outside. With a simple menu of complimentary services, the goal is to introduce a new era of skin & body health that encourages detoxification, cellular regeneration, and potent nourishment — basically tackle the inside and you will glow on the outside! Their goal is to pair spa treatments and tonics — for example an endermologie (lymphatic drainage) body treatment is best paired with an infrared sauna session, followed by a shot of something spiked with adaptogens. The goal is to be efficient with time and with results. They also offer more traditional spa services, such as facials using natural products from skincare lines such as Vitner’s Daughter, Pestle & Mortar and Purity Herbs.