It has been a positive, forward-moving, and productive year for me. And now tradeshow season has begun. The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa kicked off in Miami last month, and this month professionals from all over the southwest are headed to Dallas. When you think of attending a tradeshow, what comes to mind? My first thoughts are the networking opportunities – catching up with…
When you finish my Editor’s Note and start to flip through the magazine, you will begin to notice that this issue has more valuable resources in addition to the educational feature stories on hormones and ethnic skin. Beyond the primary topics of this particular issue, there is plenty of content that touches base on a series of different material. From our monthly case study (April…
Twenty years ago this month, my father became Associate Publisher of DERMASCOPE Magazine. Not so coincidentally, this month I accept the same position. As you might know from my previous editor’s notes through the years, I have grown up in the world of aesthetics where my passion has continued to evolve. I have become a beneficiary of many important relationships. Between industry legends and world…
It is difficult to believe it has been 20 years since I wrote my first Publisher’s note in DERMASCOPE Magazine. My predecessor, Ron Renee developed DERMASCOPE from a newsletter he created for the Aesthetics International Association (AIA) in 1972. Ron owned several cosmetology schools and a successful beauty supply business. Throughout the 1960s he was a regular attendee at hair tradeshows in Europe where he…
Some people consider the saying “Jack of all trades, master of none” somewhat derogatory. My perspective is different being raised in a family business. When my parents met, my father was a devoted entrepreneur and my mother an aesthetician. After they married, my father decided to train as a massage therapist and open a spa with my mom. He also obtained his aesthetics license and…

November 2022

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