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Okay, we all know the basic rules of sanitation. We know the difference between diplococci and spirochetes. We know that we are supposed to use spatulas. We know that we are supposed to use quaternary ammonia to sanitize reusable implements. Aestheticians perform personal care services on live human skin. It is imperative that all therapists practice aseptic technique, and there really is no excuse or…
If ever there was a difficult decision for the aesthetician or spa owner to make, it is in choosing professional and retail products for treatments and home care. Just look in any spa or skin care trade publication (even this one!) and the number of available lines in just one issue alone is daunting – and confusing! So many things to consider: price, packaging, training,…
Does your spa pass the “white glove” test? With today’s emphasis on good hygiene and the battle against infection and diseases, society has become more conscious about cleanliness: We take a shower every day; we put on clean clothes; we clean our homes; we wash our cars, inside and out. So, why should spa-goers not expect to have a clean and sanitary environment in our…
Sterilization, aseptic techniques, good hygiene, and disinfection methods are essential for every health and personal care practice. Esthetics is no exception. You will learn techniques for disinfecting many salon implements, as well as the importance of aseptic techniques. You will learn to protect yourself and your clients from exposure to pathogenic organisms. Germs are microorganisms that literally cover almost every surface, including the skin of…
It is always nice to believe that people don't "judge a book by its cover." Unfortunately, that does not happen in reality. People do judge other people and businesses by their physical appearance, and this is a fact that I do not see changing. Aesthetics may be a branch or anatomical science, but it is still a part of the beauty industry. Your professional image…

April 2024

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Brands of the Month

  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Skin Script
  • Eminence Organic Skin Care.

Spa Highlights

  • AVIE!
    AVIE! AVIE! Medspa and Laser Center in Leesburg, Va. was created by Kim Marinetto, R.N. and…
  • Santé Aesthetics & Wellness
    Santé Aesthetics & Wellness is a one-of a-kind facility that offers holistic health care and…
  • The Elements Spa
    The Elements Spa The Elements Spa at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm, in Stockholm, Sweden, is perfect for combining…