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By | September 24, 2014
The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced that Franz Linser, Ph.D., founder and managing director of international consulting firm Linser Hospitality, has been appointed to its board of directors. Linser brings two decades of experience in the hospitality, wellness, spa, sports, and political ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 27, 2014
As a practitioner in the beauty industry for a decade, I believe I have experienced every high and low one could encounter. I have had overflowing appointment books and spent countless hours waiting for the phone to ring. I have worked on commissions, for hourly wages, and as an independent contractor. ...


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By Amos Lavian | March 4, 2014
It is a fact: nail polish lasts longer on acrylic nails and a trip to the nail salon can be reduced from weekly visits to once every few weeks. But what is given up in exchange? What happens to the physical nail due to this artificial resurfacing? And what toll does the acrylic application and re-application ...


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By Lauren Balukonis | March 5, 2014
Cosmetics have been an integral part of human cultures for thousands of years, but today the cosmetics industry rakes in over 50 billion dollars each year. The industry has undoubtedly come a long way from the copper and lead ore that the ancient Egyptians used to create the most primitive forms of ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 6, 2014
Believe it or not, the average spa client is savvy on procedures. They know what characteristics to look for in a service provider and will try everything from shaving to laser hair removal to get the results they desire. The question is: are you helping them achieve their goals? Clients want the ...


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By Louis Silberman | March 6, 2014
In the world of beauty, the term “laser hair removal” has come to encompass a variety of techniques that remove unwanted hair by zapping it away with the use of a light source. When cosmetic lasers were first cleared by the FDA for permanent hair reduction in the late 1990s, it sparked a new trend in ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 7, 2014
Skin and sun: everybody should know by now that this combination is not safe for maintaining the body’s health or its youthful appearance. While some of our clients have certainly gotten the message and live by the sunblock and hat, others are still worshipping the crispy carcass of Coco Chanel and the ...


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By Alexandra J. Zani | March 7, 2014
We are living in an era in which most of our clients enter through our doors with a plethora of concerns regarding their skin, especially photo damage, wrinkles and fine lines. Sometimes clients’ conditions are perplexing to even the most experienced skin care professional. How do we approach our clients ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 8, 2014
Many people dread the idea of small talk. They think of small talk as uncomfortable chit-chat about the weather that happens in line at the grocery store or the awkward niceties that are exchanged when meeting someone new. However, there is more to small talk than strained, shallow conversations. In ...


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By Susan Etter | March 10, 2014
The United States is no longer the melting pot that it once was. These days, it is more like an organic, herbal-infused smoothie in a blender. The mixing of various ethnicities and multiple heritages that belong to each individual make it much more difficult to classify someone into one of six Fitzpatrick ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 31, 2014
For the first time in its 46-year history, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) – the world’s largest nonprofit organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis – has appointed a female chair of its medical board. The Psoriasis Foundation selected dermatologist Dr. Abby Van Voorhees ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 4, 2014
Body Bliss is pleased to introduce a new concept in spa aromatherapy – the Aroma Design Bar with Intentional Aromatherapy™ App. Leveraging technology and ancient healing traditions, Body Bliss partners are now able to easily integrate custom aromatherapy alchemy into spa treatments and spa retail.


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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 31, 2014
Guinot is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Landon as the new west coast training director. Landon graduated from the Atelier Esthétique Institute in New York City with a specialty in European facials and has extensive experience in training spa professionals. Prior to joining Guinot, she ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | April 1, 2014
Cass and Company, an award-winning leader in luxury shapewear, recently launched ART CASS, a multi-faceted philanthropic foundation designed to incorporate the talents of leading artists with CASS shapewear to create apparel that is also wearable art. Proceeds from the collaboration will support artists ...


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By Irena James | April 3, 2014
Over the last couple of decades, antioxidants have risen from humble beginnings to being a part of some of the most sophisticated applications in cellular protection. Well established as the darlings of our industry, they are often featured as the magic bullet of anti-aging formulations. According to ...


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