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By | June 25, 2011
In the professional skin care industry, people are modifying and changing treatments every day to improve the benefits and lessen the contraindications. All over the world, visitors go to spas and request "your most popular treatment." But have you ever wondered what all the other spa's most popular ...

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By | May 25, 2011
How does an aesthetician or therapist determine a recommendation for a body treatment for their guest? Which one works best: Body scrubs, polish, glow, gommage, or chemical peels therapies for an exfoliation treatment that will also soothe, nourish, protocols… how is one to choose? Salt or sugar? ...

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By | May 14, 2011
Our human skin is a marvel of evolution. And remarkably, much of its physiology and function even today remains a mystery which continues to be revealed. Which is why we all love working in skin therapy, right? Just when you thought you knew it all, up pops some newly discovered cell-capability, or ingredient ...

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By | January 23, 2008
Editor’s Note: Client care is such an immense topic, both in its scope and importance that we felt it demanded the attention of a complete issue. Beyond that we wanted the feature article to be extensive and complete. So we called upon two individuals to write the following piece based ...

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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 | November 2, 2012
All your life, your skin has been making a first impression for you. It can reveal whether you are hot or cold, tired or rested, sick or healthy. Your skin provides protection from potentially lethal bacteria and viruses, and shields you from the sun's ultraviolet rays. To some extent, your genes determine ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 25, 2013
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream was the cheer of the day as the three-person team from ITS Academy of Beauty, in Irving captured first place with their entry, 101 Flavors, at the regional hair competition at Educational Forum in Fort Worth, Texas. Cosmetology students Marcus Johnson, ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | October 28, 2013
Kathryn Leverette has been a licensed aesthetician, acne specialist, ethnic skin expert, consultant, and industry educator since 1987. In addition to acne, ethnic and sensitive skin, she specializes in hyperpigmentation and scar reduction. Her clientele is generally 85 percent African-American (40 percent ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | September 25, 2013
Rhonda Allison founded Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals more than 25 years ago. Today, the company is a leader in the professional skin care industry and a globally recognized name. Allison is respected worldwide for her innovative work with acids and chemical peels, and is a highly regarded speaker, author ...

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By | September 26, 2013
It is an exciting time to be in the skin care industry. Aesthetics technology is finding new techniques and ingredients to improve the skin; the industry itself has grown so much that many different specialties that were once tiny niches have expanded into major aspects of aesthetics. Holistic skin care ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | August 22, 2013
Problem: Hyperpigmentation A person’s natural complexion is determined by the melanin present in their body and is referred to as pigmentation. When there is a change in the appearance of the skin, whether from an increase or a decrease in the amount of pigmentation present, it is apparent that ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | July 30, 2013
Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah has wellness in its DNA. Voted “#1 Destination Spa” by Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2012 Reader’s Survey, Red Mountain is situated among the red rocks of Southern Utah. Accommodations include 82 rooms, 24 villa suites and a plethora of activities which ...

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By Kristina Valiani | July 29, 2013
Exfoliation is key to maintaining healthy, functioning skin. Many facials include exfoliation within their protocol and all skin types and conditions can benefit from some form of exfoliation. Our skin naturally reproduces and brings healthy, new skin to the surface while regularly shedding the dead, ...

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By | July 25, 2013
When I was a child, I had an old fashioned doctor who would always ask me to stick my tongue out and say AH. I never wondered why and, like many things in childhood, just accepted it as normal. As an adult, I discovered that both the Chinese and the Ayurvedic medical systems have a method for reading ...

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By Jeremy Lawrence | June 27, 2013
Dr. Ben Johnson started his career in 1997 when he opened one of the first medical spa chains with various locations in the United States. Johnson later founded and formulated his first skin care line, Cosmedix, with a strategy that was unique at the time – creating medical-strength results using all ...

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  • Eminence Organic Skin CareEminence Organic Skin CareDescription: Éminence Organic Skin Care provides effective, award-winning natural, organic and Biodynamic® skin care to leading spas worldwide. As pioneers of the organic skin care movement since 1958, Éminence combines more than half a century of herbal craft ...
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