Spa and Wellness Trends 2017

Spa and wellness trends for 2017 are diverse and are expected to meet with a robust year of growth. Strong recovery of the global health and wellness market is on the way, with sales recording 6.5% value growth (fixed exchange rates) in 2011.  Products offering specific health benefits, such as fortified/functional, or those renowned for their natural health properties drove value sales, with rates above 7%. Growth was further fueled by the developments in the emerging markets as China and Brazil alone contributed US$15 billion in new sales that year. Steady real term growth of 7.2% (current prices) is expected to continue to 2017, with global health and wellness sales on the way to hit a record high of US$1 trillion in 2017.*


Cannabis is a hit, where legal, including cannabis massage, body scrubs and THC infused baths. Steam rooms utilizing cannabis are deeply relaxing without getting the client “high.”  Infused lotions, skin oil and salves are also popular for homecare use.

Plant Proteins including wheat and quinoa extracts are popular among the many vegans and those wanting to stay away from animal based products. Plant stem cells are the undifferentiated cells found in the meristems of vegetation. Like human stem cells, they can self-renew and replace specific plant cells in need of repair.

Facial Technology including hand held light devices are popular both at the spa and purchased for home use. Ultrasound therapy has come of age as well.  During an ultrasonic facial, high level sound wave technology is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration.

Bold Makeup this year include deep and bright color sets worn with confidence. Heavily lined eyes, pouty bright lips and blasts of blush are popular as well as avant garde techniques that compliment modern fashion lines.

Locked-In Hair Color offers groundbreaking, vibrant hair color that does not transfer onto other hair strands or colors. Leave behind the days of worrying about color transferring onto even the lightest strands of blonde hair and embrace the ability to unleash your inner artist. Picture stripes, polka dots, patterns, hair stamping and rainbows of bright, bold shades that are truly locked-in and long-lasting.

Gel manicures are very popular and bring in a higher sale amount both from service and retail sales. A long chain of molecules in the gel polishes gives them strength by forming a durable yet flexible coat upon hardening. The polish sets with exposure to ultraviolet light.

This year we’ll continue to use bright and bold colors, with chrome nails being a big trend. The effect is created with loose chrome powder which is rubbed onto your nails, not a polish. The result is shiny, reflective nails that will catch everyone’s eye.

Brow Microblading is perfect for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows,” she explained. The professional lash and eyebrow expert also revealed that those who just want to add a slight arch are also great candidates, and the results are a natural, undetectable fringe.

Beer Yoga take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness—or so many practitioners say. Combining the pleasures of craft or small batch beer with one’s favorite form of yoga has few arguing over the popularity of the trend.

Health Mirrors Advances in skin technology are amazing.   Panasonic unveiled a prototype for a ‘smart mirror’, which diagnoses skin concerns and prints out 3D slivers of color-matched make-up to mask your imperfections. Google filed patents outlining designs for electricity- and pressure-sensing mats and color recognition mirrors: these could track changes in weight, blood pressure and organ health.

Aqua Peeling, brought to the world via South Korea, incorporates peeling and ablation along with a treatment serum fluid. The result is a deeply penetrating treatment that leaves the skin ago.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Up until now we have had labiaplasty – a surgical procedure to reduce any extra skin, but with new treatments, we have the power of fractionated CO2 laser to tighten, improve sensitivity, improve lubrication, and even improve urinary incontinence.”

Biological Age Testing is all the rave. Our calendar age is determined by the date we were born. Although we consider this chronological age to be our real age, we often overlook the fact that some people with a chronological age of 50 may be as fit as 30-year old’s, yet others have a chronological age of 35, but in terms of their physical condition are 60 years old. To determine a person’s true state of health, we must examine their biological age. Biological age is calculated based on a person’s physical and mental condition - and therefore expresses their true age.


*Euromonitor 2016 Report

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