Editor's comment – the role salons play in accessible wellness

News this month that even non-vegans are seeking out vegan-certified skincare, and that sales of calming aromatherapy products are booming, is testament to the growth of the accessible wellness movement – where consumers are making small but achievable adjustments to their lifestyle choices. 

Once the domain of residential spa retreats, wellness is becoming part of everyday life for more people, presenting opportunities for smaller salons and spas that don’t have the facilities to offer a full medical wellbeing programme but can still tap into the trend in an authentic way. The growing popularity of CBD treatments is one example, and we take a closer look at the businesses embracing this trend in the August issue of Professional Beauty. 

Another way to introduce wellness packages without making a huge upfront investment is by partnering with a practitioner. Recently, we looked at businesses that were doing that to create emotional wellbeing retreats, and this month we turn our attention to fitness, profiling spas that have linked up with personal trainers, health coaches and other specialists to pair exercise with relaxation. 

One exciting new business that is taking the wellness trend to new heights is the long-awaited Urban Retreat at The White House, which offers everything from intolerance testing and gynaecology to laser hair removal. We take a first look at the super-salon in the August issue.  

As well as implementing manageable changes, accessible wellness is about inclusivity, and our lead feature in the August issue explores the steps you can take to make your business dementia-friendly, from the training available, to the types of language and signage you should use to make sure your salon or spa is welcoming to all. 

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