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…

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