Epigenetics: Taking Control of the Genetic Code

Written by Wallace Nelson, N.D., president of M’lis
The average individual’s understanding of the role of genetics in their life is often mistaken. From Darwin on down, people have been told that they were born with a genetic…

Product Lifecycle

Written by Devon Kirk, director of sales, marketing, and PR at GetPayroll
The product life cycle encompasses the period of time from when you have an idea for a product or service is conceived, to when it is developed and brought to…

Beauty Inside Out: The Role of Healthy Eating and Supplements

Written by Pedro Ortega Dardet, president of Wilma Schumann Skin Care
Nutraceuticals for the best skin, hair, and nails are here to stay. The lines between protecting the skin, using effective skin care products, and incorporating nutritional supplementation into a daily…

Stop A Fire Before It Starts Fire-Prevention Safety in the Spa

Written by Lora Condon, L.E., beauty consumer advocate known as “The Beauty Buster”
While every salon and spa owner’s worst nightmare is having a fire destroy years of hard work, dedication, and love, every year, thousands of salons and spas experience a fire…

Birch Juice

Written by Elina Fedotova, founder and CEO of Elina Organics
The beauty industry is constantly searching for new, active, botanical ingredients in order to create more effective, natural skin care products. Birch juice, which is also called birch sap or…

Wax Training: Red Flags and Key Traits to Look for in Proper Wax Education

Written by Deanna Derthick, International Educator for Depileve’s Waxing Company and Global Beauty Network
Proper waxing training is essential in delivering an efficient wax treatment while avoiding unnecessary pain, irritation, or injury to the client. Yet, far too often, aesthetic students do not receive…

The PH Balancing Act: Keeping Skin Youthful and Healthy

Written by Alissa de Jongh, ND, owner of Glacé Skin Therapy
Think back to basic chemistry and how exciting it was when the teacher passed around the litmus paper. Would it turn blue or red and what would it mean when…

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginia)

Written by Rachel Dupree
Witch hazel is a traditional, herbal remedy passed down from Native Americans. Used for hundreds of years, it originates from the extracts of the witch hazel plant. Both the bark…
MOISTURIZINGProducts that are moisturizing in nature are geared towards improving dry skin by decreasing water loss. Dry skin lacks oil and does not produce enough lipid cells on its own.…

It’s Time to Unplug: The Impact of Minimizing Device Use on Overall Health and Wellness

Written by Leah Simon-Clarke, L.E., founder and consultant at Voussoir, Inc.
Human biochemistry is complicated. Individuals operate best with a healthy supply of nutrients, rest, and recovery time. When considering how to encourage clients to put a healthy self care routine…
Biotin, also known as vitamin H or B-7, has numerous benefits for the body. From the nails to the nervous system, just small, daily amounts of this complex B vitamin…

Hair Comes the Fun: Quick Tips for Minimizing Side Effects of Hair Removal

Written by Corey A. Williams, founder of Industry Cosmetics My Skin & Co.
Over 80 percent of clients suffer from one form or another of skin irritation associated with the hair removal process. The most common side effects of hair removal are ingrown…
Whether it is an overbearing coworker or a frustrating client, dealing with difficult people from time to time is a fact of life. Here are a couple of tips for…

A Place of Peace

Written by Andrea Gregaydis, L.E., lead instructor at the Aesthetic Science Institute
A smile, an attentive posture, and a nod of acknowledgement all sound like simple actions. But they can all have a profound effect on overall environment and client and staff…
Upkeep of aesthetic equipment, in many cases, is just as expensive as purchasing the technology. Whether the practice is small or part of a larger network, proper upkeep can dramatically…

Ten Things About … Spa Safety

Written by Lydia Sarfati
Maintaining optimum safety standards when running a spa is the most important duty a spa owner and manager must fulfill. Adhering to state and federal regulations is required by law…
DO: Make goals and plans to achieve them. The end of the year is the perfect time to assess and adjust efforts to retain current clients, gain new clients, increase…

Previous Employment: When to Look Back and When to Move On

Written by Maxie Frericks, L.E.I., medical aesthetician at Velvet Day Spa
An employer often wants to hire someone that is an asset to their organization, someone that they can trust and will stay with them for the long-run. However, things are…

Botanical Solutions for Antipollution Skin Care

Written by Jimm Harrison, essential oil and botanical skin care consultant
The environment has a tremendous effect on the body. There is an army of floating compounds, along with electromagnetic frequencies, and ultraviolet radiation, that cause damage and premature aging to…
Eyelash extensions have proven to be a service that is here to say. The results are instant and can shave 10 years off a client’s face. It is a popular…
Makeup foundation formulas indicate the coverage level when applied to the skin (from heavy to sheer). This can be described as: camouflage, cake, cream, greasepaint, mousse, airbrush, mineral, powder, liquid,…
Toxicity is the primary reason skin looks unhealthy and is the largest cause of aging. While it is true that extensive sun exposure damages and ages the skin, it is…

10 THINGS ABOUT … Food and Skin

Written by Cole Patterson, L.E., owner of Cole Skincare for Men
When it comes to healthy skin, the impact of various foods on the skin is not always considered. The skin is the largest organ of the human body – it…

Midnight Makeup: 2 Glam Looks to Help Clients Ring in the New Year

Written by Linda Tawil, co-owner and creative director at Morphe, Inc.
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to take eye makeup to a whole new level. Whether clients are going out for a night on the town or hosting a…
Over 170 million Americans consume vitamin supplements regularly, with 17 percent focused on beauty and the skin. But, how effective are supplements, who can recommend them to the public, and…
Ironically, one of the hottest trends right now is cryotherapy – the use of sub-zero temperatures to provide both physical and mental benefits to the body. The concept is quite…
The four P’s of marketing, also known as a marketing mix, include product, price, place, and promotion. The idea is simple: find a way to select the right product, price…
Immediately following delivery of a newborn, nourishment first comes in as colostrum. This colostrum contains antioxidants and is antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiinflammatory to protect the newborn against disease…
While scars were once paraded as a badge of courage, men and women alike are becoming more diligent in minimizing the textural malformity left behind after surgical intervention. Every time…
Aperfect complexion does not stop at the jawline. Clients need flawless-looking, soft, touchable skin from head to toe. This is especially true now, at the start of the dry, cold…
DO: Plan in advance. Take time to consider things like staffing and scheduling, hours, retail, holiday menus, and promotions.
Acupressure is a Chinese healing method that involves using the body’s 14 meridian points to relieve pain. Meridian points carry energy throughout the body. They start at the fingertips and…
What spa owner does not want to boost their bottom line? Sales of retail products should be contributing 30 to 40 percent to a spa’s gross sales. Those who are…
Counting the number of moles on a person’s right arm may be a quick way for a person to figure out their melanoma risk. If they have more than 11…
Holistic is a word that is becoming more common in the beauty industry for hair, skin, and nails. However, the concept of a “holistic” practice is not revolutionary. In fact,…
Amedical laser is not just a tool – it is an investment used every day. This article will outline a few items to be done daily to prevent costly maintenance,…
The upper arm can be one of the most challenging areas to improve. Even plastic surgery does not offer an effective solution without leaving long, noticeable scars. Some women with…
DO: Create a festive and upbeat environment. Keep decorations neutral, polished, and professional. Simple, natural elements go a long way.
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – but, of course, this is not true. Drip bars offering a service called IV therapy may have become popular in…
Simply stated, the lymphatic system is the light, liquid part of the blood connecting to a series of glands or nodes throughout the body. But, unlike all other body systems,…
There are several new (and expensive) machines to perform cold and warm body treatments to combat the signs of cellulite. If clients are looking for a more affordable and natural…

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