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By | May 14, 2011
Does your spa pass the “white glove” test? With today’s emphasis on good hygiene and the battle against infection and diseases, society has become more conscious about cleanliness: We take a shower every day; we put on clean clothes; we clean our homes; we wash our cars, inside and out. So, why should ...


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By | March 3, 2010
The life and achievements of skin treatment pioneer Danné Montague-King, are not easy to summarize. Where to start, after more than 40 years of research and travel, pioneering a skin revision methodology that for the most part was decades ahead of its time, and then to only now have his achievements ...


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By AIA | March 2, 2010
The life and achievements of skin treatment pioneer Danné Montague-King, are not easy to summarize. Where to start, after more than 40 years of research and travel, pioneering a skin revision methodology that for the most part was decades ahead of its time, and then to only now have his achievements ...


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By | January 26, 2006
Dear Jane,My background is in make-up. I was a professional make-up artist for many years, and recently earned my aesthetics license because I love skin care as well. The two girls who work my front desk and retail area are wonderful sales people, but not skin therapists. How can I help them totruly ...


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By Sam Dhatt | March 4, 2013
Move over sunscreens! Make room for antioxidant-rich, pre- and post-sun treatments that not only protect against the sun's damaging UV assault, but (in many cases) repair and even reverse the damage. The effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin are well documented and the mainstream media has ...


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By | December 22, 2014
A woman may learn about the many signs of perimenopause from her doctor, mother, and/or peers with the most talked-about topics being hot flashes, weight gain, libido, and mood swings – not the beard or moustache they are growing! Women attempt many different strategies to hide or minimize unsightly ...


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By Bella Schneider | January 26, 2015
Throughout time, women have created homemade body creams to smooth, soften, and keep their bodies youthful. Commercialized body creams have only been in the marketplace for the past century. The plethora of options available can often be confusing to clients. As aestheticians, it is important that we ...


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By Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck | January 26, 2015
The allure and mystique of aromatherapy has captured the senses, heart, and human spirit for centuries. It has been said that every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. The majestic floral and botanical creations of nature have yielded hundreds upon hundreds of fragrant essences – while providing just ...


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By Lydia Sarfati | October 2, 2014
It is the little things in life that make us happy – and a lot of little things can mean a lot of extra money for your spa! Think about it, airlines and credit card companies have been using add-ons and upgrades to bring in extra bucks for years. Consumers think they have just saved themselves a ton ...


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By David Suzuki, president of Bio-Therapeutic, Inc. | November 26, 2014
James Yutaka Suzuki was born on May 19, 1936, in Seattle, Washington, to Tohachi and Mikayo Suzuki. He was the fourth of seven children. He spent much of his early childhood in the Japanese interment camp Minidoka, where Japanese Americans located on the West Coast were imprisoned during World War II. ...


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By Mara Shorr | November 26, 2014
Word on the street is that most spa owners love the concept of owning a spa. They love the thought of happy clients, the relaxation it brings to the lives of their clientele, and the youthful glow that comes from each new treatment brought to market.But it is no secret that most spa owners watch dollars ...


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By Kristina Valiani, L.E. | October 28, 2014
Aestheticians are in the unique position to observe many skin disorders and some diseases. Even though it is out of the aesthetician’s scope of practice to treat skin diseases, having knowledge is power, and skin care professionals should be able to recognize disorders and diseases that require medical ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | April 29, 2015
Christine Valmy, founder of Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics, passed away January 18th, 2015 in Bucharest, Romania. The skin care icon, who was most recognized for founding the first licensed school of esthetics in the United States, dedicated her life to youth and the ultimate in skin ...


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By Valarie Hurst,L.E. | March 4, 2015
Do you struggle with finding ideas to post on social media? When you do post a status update, do you find it difficult to get viewers to engage? Do you scramble when trying to find visuals and instead post content in a hurry? Consistency seems to be a common thread within the spa industry on social media, ...


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By Brenda Linday | December 29, 2015
Whether you are a startup spa, an established medical practice, or an independent skin care professional, you know that active client engagement is vital to your success. Without question, reaching your current clientele and prospecting new clients is efficiently and effectively performed through social ...


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