MAY 2019

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40 @dayspamagazine • May 2019 BUILDING BLOCKS PEACE OUT Feeling frazzled at work? Then check out Stop, Breathe & Think , a personalized wellness platform that helps users navigate life's ups and downs. With an emotional check-in followed by suggested mindfulness activities like acupressure, meditation, yoga and breath work, it's a simple tool for fi nding calm in as little as one minute. You can also recommend it to spa-goers to enhance their own relaxation efforts—a win- win for anyone working toward wellness. S w l c a y f Y e w s AD IT UP Creating a beautiful advertisement for your spa doesn't have to be diffi cult or expensive, thanks to Swish . Launched in Januar y by Lightricks— the creators of digital editing tools like Facetune—this app offers more than 75 templates for easy-to-create videos, along with music, imager y and more. The goal is to help small businesses make an impact online and more effectively market their brands without hefty graphic design or editing fees. With a subscription on iTunes, the free app provides access to unlimited templates, as well as a 50 percent discount on all Getty stock images and videos. Hire Ground Finding the right career opportunities in the beauty and wellness business isn't always easy, and people often take a position without knowing much about their employer, which can contribute to a high turnover rate. Salonch offers a solution by going beyond a standard job listing to include a detailed view of the company culture, business structure, services and more. When spa owners share these details, they're better able to attract their ideal team, and service providers can quickly and easily fi nd the right professional fi t. Attitude of Gratuity Tips tend to be a big part of a spa pro's income, but a lot of businesses are still dealing with them the old-fashioned way—insisting on cash only, or making staff wait two weeks for the funds to appear in their paychecks. Built specifi cally for the beauty industr y, Tippy is an app that allows customers to leave gratuity using a stand-alone iPad kiosk. It even suggests amounts, and the money is direct-deposited into the employee's bank account the next day. Ultimately, the technology helps save processing fees, increase earnings and keep track of fi nancial details come tax time.

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