Beauty, Massage, Pedicure, and Manicure Appointments versus Doctor Appointments By Susie Ellis
After a weekend in Daytona at “Bike Week,” (my contribution to our marriage) am back at my desk. As soon as Peter sends me some photos of us on his Boss Hoss motorcycle I will post them. It did actually turn out to be a lot of fun.
As much as I may not like everything I am reading in this article, I think those of us in the health and beauty world will recognize that these findings explain a lot about why people pursue beauty so intensely. As they say, a woman is more likely to cancel her doctor appointment than her hair appointment. For better or for worse, here are some paragraph headings which may entice you to read the entire article.
The ‘Beauty Premium’: A Very Real and Powerful Phenomenon The Beauty Premium in HR and Business The Darker Side of Beauty The Anatomy of Physical Attractiveness Universally Preferred Physical Features Situational Factors Cultural and Social Influences Contextual cues of Physical Un-attractiveness The Bottom Line on Beauty
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Dinner with Ian Brewis, head of the Chi Spas from the Hong Kong-based Shangri La group, is always a lot of fun because Ian is a lot of fun. (Good thing too, since I surprised him in Shanghai by using the Shangri La website as an example during my speech on spa website design. The conference was held at the Shanghai Shangri La and it seemed fitting to use them as an example, so I showed a photo of their website every few years from inception. Hint, you can go to a website called http://www.waybackmachine.org/ and do this for almost any website.)
Ian was in New York for a few days and stopped by to see our offices and catch up. I remember meeting Ian for the first time when I attended the European ISPA conference held at Celtic Manor – it must have been in the mid 90′s. I was on a pre-conference tour of UK health farms at the time and we stopped at Grayshott Hall where he was the spa director. I remember thinking that Grayshott was a bit like a haunted house at the time but apparently they have remodeled extensively, and Ian tells me it is really quite something now. From a glance at their website, I can see that it has a totally new, even “hip” look.