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!"…

Academy of Legends

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
As you may have noticed, our cover art has had a different feel from the normal style of artwork that typically graces the covers of DERMASCOPE. This change is because, for the past three months, the Aesthetics International Association (AIA) has been inducting new pioneers from our industry into the coveted Academy of Legends.

January 2023

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