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How many times have you been working on a project and imagined a better way to accomplish the task? Do you witness or experience wasted time or other resources? Have…
According to both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, lips have a great deal to tell us about our clients. Their shape, size, color and condition broadcast not only the state of…
  Deer Lake Lodge and Spa, an exclusive destination health spa and wellness resort, promotes enhanced living through holistic cleansing and therapeutic approaches in a relaxing environment. Located on a…
Volunteering allows you to connect on a personal level with others in your community, creating and strengthening your ties with the local population. Volunteering can be quite rewarding on both…

Trends in Advanced Education

Written by Janet McCormick, M.S.
Aesthetics has come a long way in the United States since licensed professionals had to spell aesthetics for those who asked “what do you do?” Clients know what aesthetic services…
This article will outline quality ingredients and step-by-step applications as stand alone treatments and as add-on services. You will learn how to bring more depth into your menu offering while…

About the Menu

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The spa business is constantly growing and changing, and has thankfully been able to flourish despite the economic times. It can be difficult to keep your spa profitable regardless of…
Retail is an important part of the spa business, and one of its components is makeup sales. When you design a retail space, you have to keep in mind that…
Makeup should be included into every service the spa has to offer.  The key to marketing makeup is to make sure that these services are included on the spa’s service…

Planning

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How often have you been halfway through a project only to be sidetracked by unexpected obstacles? Can you count the times you have witnessed valuable resources being wasted from inefficient…
The International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA) states that iridology is “the study of the iris, or colored part, of the eye. This structure has detailed fibers and pigmentation that reflects…
"Initially when I started having staff meetings, I would ask a question or for everyone's thoughts on a particular subject. But, I'd end up only getting blank stares from my…
Soulstice Spa, based in beautiful Sonoma Wine Country in Northern California, offers expert massage therapy and waxing services at affordable prices. The spa features eco-friendly linens, natural and vegan lotions…
The first responsibility as an aesthetician is determining your client’s skin type and possible skin conditions. These two factors will determine what treatment series is best suited for their individual…
The teen market is a true niche market with huge potential. Teen services are not something you just add to your menu. They are the population of the future. If…

Priorities

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Anyone with modest experience setting and pursuing goals can confirm that unexpected obstacles are part of the process. These obstacles often represent delays, detours, forks in the road or even…
If a picture is worth a thousand words, skin is worth a million. As the largest organ of the body, skin is also the most exposed to not only the…

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    Priorities, Priorities Anyone with modest experience setting and pursuing goals can confirm that unexpected obstacles are part…
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    Technique. This is a sacred word to skin therapists. To begin with, it's French-more on…
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    Building your successful spa and salon business all begins with one happy customer. And in…

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