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Spa equipment can help excite your clients, increase your profit, and keep your clients coming back for more. In today’s industry, it can be very difficult to keep a long-term…
 Sensitive skin care is an important topic for the professional aesthetician. Why? Because sensitive skin is very common in today's population – plus it is a condition that can be…
For many years cellulite was considered to be a disorder of fatty tissue. It was frequently attributed to anatomical variations in fat distribution between men and women. A host of…
Throughout history, the ways in which a society feels about the pursuit of healthy, beautiful skin is a direct reflection of their culture and climate. Many varied uses of skin…
Hair removal was not born yesterday! Actually, it dates as far back as 30,000 B.C. but it was not as painless as it is today by any means. Handheld objects…
An important first step in discussing moisturizers is establishing a clear understanding of what a moisturizer actually is. Several terms tend to be applied when discussing the merits of particular…
The history of makeup dates back nearly 6,000 years when the Egyptians wore henna and khol; the Chinese used beeswax and other natural ingredients to stain their nails; and the…

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Summer is upon us, and so is the season of self-tanner and sunscreen. You will sell and recommend these products to your clients and use them yourself, but have you…
Spring has arrived and with summer right around the corner, now is the time to place more emphasis on body care and treatments. Often, the skin on the body is…
It is common for clients to have not one but multiple skin concerns. And for many, skin discoloration ranks high on the list. This skin dysfunction is not only unsightly,…
Serums have a fundamentally different function than creams. Serums are meant to penetrate and interact with the skin where as a cream is meant to form a protective barrier on…
Does a man's skin contrast enough to require different treatment? Yes and no. Men typically have a thicker dermis and epidermis, higher sensitivity, produce more sebum, and have larger pores…
Of all the skin conditions that lead consumers to seek treatment, acne is, by far, the most common. A chronic, inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and their…
Women today are well informed and have become increasingly critical and demanding. We are more and more aware of our health and beauty. Not only do we place high demands…
Many plants have effectively been used on skin for generations. For example, horse chestnut extract has been used in Europe for hundreds of years to treat varicose veins and fragile…
Whether it is from lack of sleep, squinting, or the ever-ticking clock of aging we all worry and fret over the appearance of the skin around our eyes; crow's feet,…
Exfoliation and aesthetics simply go hand-in-hand. Aestheticians have been using exfoliation means in the form of chemicals, enzymes and scrubs for decades and have an understanding of skin biology that…

Featured Company

  • A Natural Difference SkincareA Natural Difference SkincareDescription: About A Natural Difference Our company's original objective in 1989 was to break through the clutter and confusion in the skin care marketplace. The goal was to deliver a group of products that not only would employ the most advan ...

Resources

  • Those Eyes, Those Lips
    Those Eyes, Those Lips The romance poets honored the parts of a face, saying “the eyes are windows of…
  • Glycerin
    Glycerin Many people are familiar with glycerin, also spelled glycerine and referred to as glycerol, only…
  • Skin Brightening Made Easy
    Skin Brightening Made Easy It is common for clients to have not one but multiple skin concerns. And for…

AIA Featured School

  • 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 ...