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By Jeremy | October 18, 2016
Researchers from two universities in Germany, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the University of Kiel, recently discovered the molecular mechanism behind the synthesis of melanin using a technique that involved mutation of tyrosinase. Melanin, which is produced by melanocytes, contributes to both ...


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By Mara Shorr | October 18, 2016
by Mara Shorr, B.S., CAC II-XII and Jay A. Shorr, B.A., MBM-C, CAC I-XII Every year it seems as if the holiday season has arrived out of nowhere. One minute, the start of summer vacation is being celebrated and then, suddenly, jack-o-lanterns are being replaced with evergreens or dreidels. This holiday ...


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By Catherine Kooiman L.E. | April 25, 2016
From the moment a prospective client comes across a spa’s website or calls an establishment, a first impression is made. While something initially attracted them to the spa, how long their attention is kept is at stake. Ultimately, the call to action for a prospective client is to have them book an appointment. While ...


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By Courtney La Marine, L.E. | September 19, 2016
The first thing that pops into most clients' minds when they think of skin care is their face. While, of course, everyone wants healthy, radiant, youthful skin, many people forget that the skin is the largest organ and that every inch of it would benefit from the breakthrough ingredients that are regularly ...


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By Ben Johnson, M.D., founder and formulator of Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare | September 28, 2016
According to the textbooks, rosacea is still not fully understood. There are classifications of the condition, but they do not serve any real purpose in the diagnosis or treatment of rosacea. The Demodex mite and related bacteria have been the most commonly assumed cause and, yet, the skin presentation ...


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By Brenda Linday | September 19, 2016
Every new business owner aspires for consistent progress on their road to success. The smart spa owner will recognize when the timing is right to seize the opportunity to increase market share and formulate a strategic plan to capture it. Strategic planning using sound business tools will help professionals ...


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By Kathleen Carney, L.E. | August 23, 2016
The key to upselling and cross-selling is suggesting value-added products and services that truly focus on clients' needs. Most clients do not want to be sold to, but do want to be serviced and are looking for solutions. The reality is that add-on sales do not just happen; they are carefully planned ...


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By Rhonda Allison, L.E. | August 19, 2016
Skin care is not one-size-fits-all and, as such, a variety of services will need to be offered and performed by skin care professionals. Being prepared to work with the ever diversifying population goes beyond creating a treatment plan based on the skin's pigmentation; it requires taking into account ...


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By | June 30, 2015
The Global Wellness Institute™, an international think-tank that develops research and resources to help improve wellness worldwide, announced that its major research initiative for 2015 will focus on workplace wellness and the role these initiatives play in supporting the health and well-being of people ...


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By Jaclyn Strausser, L.M.E. | August 23, 2016
During skin consultations, skin care professionals often have clients mention that they have sensitive skin. Educated professionals frequently encounter resistance from clients when trying to break down their skin care-fearing wall and figure out if they truly are sensitive or if something else is the ...


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By Devon Perry | July 20, 2016
Throughout history, the skin's color, whether a result of sun tanning or sun shielding, has served as a sort of status symbol. For many years, pale and refined skin was almost globally revered and sometimes attained through drastic measures. It was not until the 1920s that the tan became fashionable; ...


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By Amanda Azar, founder and executive artist for Azar Beauty | June 20, 2016
Skin is the new canvas for both skin care professionals and makeup artists. Pushing the boundaries beyond the face, makeup artists create illusions, characters, and works of art on the entire body. Body painting has become increasingly popular in the last few years due to media exposure and markets a ...


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By Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck | May 18, 2016
A primary consideration regarding skin sensitivities is the possibility of underlying internal factors that may provoke inflammation, such as medications and allergies. These factors often equate to both acute and chronic skin sensitization. A thorough consultation and a detailed skin analysis, via a ...


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By Martin Zucker, co-author of the Earthing book | April 26, 2016
For massage therapists and bodyworkers, chronic inflammation is an occupational hitman. It is the cause of carpal tunnel; tendonitis; painful fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders; and a host of other work-related overuse injuries. Living with inflammation-related pain is the curse of the ...


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By Brenda Linday | July 9, 2015
In our zealousness to incorporate new modalities into client treatments, skin care professionals often ask, “Which modalities can I combine with chemical peels?” However, the questions that professionals should ask themselves instead are: What is the safest and most effective way to achieve my client’s ...


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