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By Catherine Atzen, MBA, CIDESCO | September 25, 2014
Integrating add-on treatments in your services is a popular and undeniable need for skin care professionals. For the purpose of this article, we will concentrate on facial treatment add-ons. This analysis could easily be applied to body treatments and other services.I am often asked: is it better to ...


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By Ann McDonnell, president and founder of EcoGenics Active Botanical Skin Care | September 9, 2015
Chances are that clients leave the spa with their appearance and health improved, a decreased level of stress, and an elevated sense of self-esteem. What if, in addition to the benefits of the services, clients also left with some retail products in their hand?mage78filled and hectic lives already ...


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By Morag Currin, president of Oncology Training International Inc. and creator of Oncology Esthetics Foundation Training | September 1, 2015
Due to an increase of cancer statistics in the world today and with many more survivors seeking out spas for relaxation and help with their appearance, most survivors concentrate on having a good quality of life. Advanced education in oncology aesthetics is very necessary for skin care professionals ...


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By Erin Madigan-Fleck, M.D., L.E. | November 28, 2014
The history of electrotherapeutics has presented a long legacy of scientists, researchers, and physicians determined to illustrate the connection between healing, rejuvenation, and electrical current. The ancients in Egypt, Greece, and Rome utilized electric eels in therapy for headaches and neuralgia, ...


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By Melissa Picoli, L.E. | January 27, 2015
The sunscreen conversation has felt static for some time. We make the recommendation to wear sunscreen and re-apply often to clients as often as we ask them to hydrate. Here is the tricky part: it is not that simple. There is so much gray area, so much uncertainty and, as the people that clients visit ...


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By Rachael Pontillo, L.E., B. Msc., A.A.D.P., C.H.C. | April 7, 2015
Wellness is a growing trend in the spa industry. While it began with holistic therapies such as body wraps and hydrotherapy, it has now expanded beyond facial and body treatments and into a full health and lifestyle regimen that incorporates nutrition, fitness, meditation, environmental changes, stress ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | April 3, 2015
Spilo Worldwide is proud to announce the appointment of Misty Becker as director of worldwide sales. Becker joined Spilo in 2014 with over 15 years of sales leadership experience focused on consultative selling and customer relationships. After spending nine years as a sales leader with Staples, Inc., ...


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By Rick Kawamura, vice president of marketing at LocBox | March 6, 2015
When people are searching for or come across a new business, they turn to reviews to see what other people have to say about their experience. It is through reviews that they read about a particular staff member, a treatment, or even the overall experience that gets them excited about booking an appointment. ...


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By Krista Mckowen, L.E. | March 6, 2015
The sun is a subject that forever prevails in the skin care industry. Whether you are attempting to reverse sun damage, prevent it, or sift through the many sunscreen ingredient choices, sun protection is a hot topic among aestheticians and product manufacturers. Despite all we think is known about sun ...


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By Jeremy Lawrence | March 4, 2015
During a recent three-country lecture tour, I happened to attend a conference where a video was being presented, showing a local skin guru performing an acne treatment on what appeared to be a teenaged boy.His face, back, and chest were infested with papules and pustules, and the therapist was very professional ...


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By | January 26, 2015
L’Oreal USA announces the appointment of Marc Toulemonde as president of the active cosmetics division. In this role, he will continue to grow the success of the SkinCeuticals, La Roche-Posay, Dermablend, and Vichy brands in the United States. Toulemonde brings a wealth of expertise to the role from ...


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By | January 28, 2015
An English proverb proclaims that the eyes are the window of the soul. Clearly, the eye area is a focal point for human interaction. The aesthetic appeal of the eyes is directly related to the skin surrounding them as demonstrated by the wide variety of eye cosmetics marketed today. Optimized care ...


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By Allyson Harold, lead makeup artist and color trend specialist at Mineralogie | January 26, 2015
Spring is approaching quickly and this year’s colors and techniques boast the most fun yet! Emerge from hibernation to become inspired by nature and all the colors it has to offer. Vivid color can be especially intimidating after a season of dark and vampy shades. This spring, take a fearless and original ...


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By | January 27, 2015
Hydrotherapy, derived from the Greek words hydro and therapeia, meaning water and healing, is the application of water, either internally or externally, for the treatment of physical or psychological dysfunction. Bathing in water has been considered healing since the beginning of recorded time and across ...


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By Michael Q. Pugliese, L.E. | April 8, 2015
Applying sunscreen daily should be recommended to clients by all skin care professionals. As a professional, it is important to know which ingredients are commonly in sunscreens and what the regulations are so clients can be better assisted. Skin care professionals should stay up-to-date on sunscreen ...


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