Just in time to welcome spring, Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has completed a top-to-bottom refurbishment and expansion that has introduced a fresh new look…
Bioelements professional skin care is excited to announce the creation of a new advanced aesthetics initiative for 2018. Bioelements Pop-Up Education will bring the skin care company’s sought-after advanced education…
Make Scents Natural Spa Line is pleased to announce a partnership with The Spa Mart. Powered by a community of millions, The Spa Mart is a wholesale distributor exclusive to…
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:11

CA Botana Founder Passes Away

Industry leader and founder of CA Botana, Dr. Dieter Kuster, passed away unexpectedly at the beginning of March 2018. Kuster was affectionately known as the “Einstein of Emulsion Technology.” With…
Pearls, flowers, honey, snail slime: what do they have in common? Face masks! Throughout history, men and women have turned to face masks for cosmetic purposes. Ancient Ayurvedic wedding rituals…
Jane Iredale, founder and president of her eponymous line, was the first to supply the aesthetics industry with a full line of skin care makeup based on quality minerals and…
Applied to the skin in a very thin layer, soft waxes are often preferred by professionals because they can be applied and removed quickly and efficiently. Additionally, because they adhere…

Makeup: Essential or Optional?

Written by Richard Merrill-Rivas
Makeup is a billion-dollar industry, so it should come as no surprise that many spas are cashing in on this opportunity by expanding their menus and product lines to include…
The eyes are a window to the soul, but they do not need to be a window for harsh chemicals. Clients want to ensure that the eye creams they are…
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:46

In Memoriam: Joel Gerson – AIA Academy of Legends 1987

Written by by Annette Hanson, founder of Atelier Esthétique Institute, inducted into the AIA Academy of Legends in 2009
On January 31, 2018, we gathered together to celebrate the life of Joel Gerson – my friend, my colleague, and my neighbor. He passed away at age 83 after a…

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  • Eminence Organic Skin CareEminence Organic Skin CareDescription: Éminence Organic Skin Care provides effective, award-winning natural, organic and Biodynamic® skin care to leading spas worldwide. As pioneers of the organic skin care movement since 1958, Éminence combines more than half a century of herbal craft ...

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  • Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & CosmetologyChristine Valmy International School of...Description: Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology offers a quality education in the beauty industry, based on the teachings of the Founder of Esthetics in the United States—Ms. Christine Valmy. Ms. Valmy opened her very first school ...