New Year, New Dermascope

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
The January magazine is always my favorite issue to publish each year. Not because of the editorial themes or wintery cover art; or because it is the start of a fresh year; or even because it is my birthday month. I love the January issue because it is when we roll out new departments, art layouts, special sections, and fresh and unique online content.

Money Making Makeup Artists

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
  The world of makeup seems larger than any other niche in the beauty industry. With so many makeup companies, products, Instagram feeds, blogs, video tutorials, and “experts” floating around the internet, it can seem overwhelming and, honestly, a bit confusing. Topics like professional versus consumer are the first things I think of, followed by categories like organic or mineral, airbrush or camouflage, and trending…

Diving Into the Holiday Season

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
From candy corn to candy canes, the holiday season is often the busiest time of the year for small businesses. It seems that after Halloween hits in October, it is a non-stop whirlwind for businesses to market to their customers and sell more gift cards, presents, and stocking stuffers before the end of the year. While it can be easy to become overwhelmed with the…

The ACAs Are Back!

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
The Aestheticians' Choice Awards are back for the third year in a row! Just like last year, our readers have been involved in every step of the process. Thank you for taking the time last month to submit your favorite products and skin care companies in our nomination process on DERMASCOPE.com. We received thousands of submissions over the two week submission period. This nomination process…

Customer Appreciation

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
The other day I went in for my regularly scheduled hair appointment; I did not request additional services or buy anything new. When I was finished and went to pay, I noticed my receipt had a 'VIP Discount' line under the total, with 15 percent subtracted. When I looked up to question my stylist about the markdown, she immediately smiled and said, "It's just because!"…

August 2022

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