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On the road to starting and running your small business, there are many potential roadblocks. Questions concerning budgets, marketing, hiring, and promoting abound. Particularly during difficult economic times, creating a new venture can be risky and tricky. Well-meaning friends and relatives may often offer you advice that can derail you from your goals. But don’t despair; help is here! As a business owner for over…
I have the best job in the world. I get paid to visit spas and experience spa services all over the world. I also own a spa and get to evaluate my staff members by receiving facials, massages, and body treatments from them on a regular basis. Not a bad gig, huh? As you might imagine, when I talk about what I do, people tend…
The scope of sanitation requirements from the Cosmetology Commissions, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), include basic cleanliness, consumption of food, and protection from microorganisms. In the June issue we discussed the importance of maintaining your business facilities and equipment. This includes routine maintenance, such as, keeping the area in good order, hallways cleared, and furniture and appliances…
Early in my career as a skin therapist, I had a colleague who was (and is) a wonderful aesthetician with a huge following. Let’s call her Madge. One day Madge was visited by a regular client for her routine age management treatment. Upon her arrival, the client told Madge that she had been to her dermatologist, and just had a biopsy on a lesion that…
I love to travel... so much in fact that most of my extracurricular reading and television viewing somehow involves learning about other places around the world. I read about romances and restaurants in foreign lands. I watch shows that detail the sights, sounds, and foods of other locales. When I am having a less than perfect day at home, I often perk myself up by…

April 2024

Business Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Epionce
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Circadia by Dr. Pugliese

Spa Highlights

  • The Guerlain Spa
    The Guerlain Spa The Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York is the destination…
  • Equipping the Aesthetic Room
    Equipping the Aesthetic Room Aproperly equipped treatment room is essential to delivering professional aesthetic services. A facial table/chair, magnifying…
  • Makeover Your Career
    Makeover Your Career It is no secret that winter's colder temperatures and dreary days can affect our moods.…