offering them. Following skin care, massage services were widely
offered by 88% of spa facilities, body services (80%), salon services (66%) and complimentary or alternative therapies (30%)
rounding out the top five service offerings.
The four main treatment revenue categories in the spa industry account for 79% of total spa revenue and include: massage and
bodywork, skin care treatments, hair and nails. There were an average of 8,704 treatments and services per spa provided within the
four categories. Retail accounts for 11% of total spa revenues with
skin care products accounting for a majority of spending by spa-goers, ISPA said.
Teen Beauty Spending
•Results of Piper Jaffray’s 22nd semi-annual “Taking Stock
with Teens” survey indicate improving spending at the upper-income level and continued weakness for average-income
teens. Also, the survey results reflect a preference by teens for
value-priced merchandise at all levels of household income, but
not necessarily the lowest cost, as teens report a willingness to
spend on higher-priced, differentiated merchandise.
Beauty spending among upper-income teens increased 6%
year-over-year, but down 2% sequentially from the spring of 2011,
according to Piper Jaffray. Specifically, skin care and cosmetics represented a bigger share of overall beauty spending.
According to the survey, MAC is the No. 1 cosmetics brand for
upper-income teens, but the brand fell to No. 3 among average-income teens (compared to No. 2 in the spring and the same as
the fall of 2010). Victoria’s Secret remains the preferred fragrance,
consistent with the past seven surveys. The combined share of the
top 10 cosmetics brands continues to decline, favoring multi-brand
Who You Are, Hand Washing and Wellness
According data from the international Lysol HABIT (Hygiene: Attitudes, Behavior, Insight and Traits) study, released by the Global Hygiene Council, certain personality traits, good manners and
occupational status appear to have a beneficial effect on personal
and household hygiene practices, as well as overall wellness.
According to the study, 54% of people surveyed globally reported
good personal hygiene. Researchers uncovered several novel findings that influenced hygiene scores, including conscientious or nervous personality types reported experiencing 10% fewer colds than
others, and those with good manners, such as covering their mouths
when sneezing, were almost two-and-a-half times more likely to have
According to the study, hygiene habits varied by profession, with
homemakers reporting the highest level of personal hygiene ( 64.5%).
Students reported the worst ( 44.5%).
More info: www.hygienecouncil.com
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