Topic : skin care

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Ritual Renewal

August 1, 2008  | Article

Blame it on Descartes. Modern society fragments our body, mind and spirit into warring entities. In some forms of religious interpretation, the body is portrayed as the enemy, as the source of unholy appetites and base impulses. We feel differently, and embrace the body, even with its occasional sneezes, pimples, hiccups, and cravings for raw cookie-dough, as our most tangible expression and daily experience of the sacred.

Keywords: aromatherapy   holistic   natural healing   skin care   SpaRitual  

Retail Boutique: SPF Products

July 1, 2008  | Article

The sun-drenched days of summer are here, and along with them, harsh UV rays. This month, we lay out an assortment of SPF products that clients can use while they enjoy the outdoors.

Keywords: Gigi   LCN   OPI Products   skin care   SPF  

Secret Ingredient: Shea Butter

February 1, 2008  | Article

Ghanian women have used shea oil and butter for centuries to protect their skin from the dry Saharan winds.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient   shea butter   skin care  

Should You Add Skin Care?

June 1, 2007  | Article

Absolutely! Complete knowledge on what to budget for, what to spend on, what to build out, what types of products and equipment to purchase, how to hire, what to charge, and when to look for professional advice are all vital to success. By understanding all these pieces to the puzzle, you’ll be well on your way.

Keywords: adding new services   skin care  

Beauty + Health Benefit

February 1, 2007  | Article

Spa goers want to see cosmetic and health benefits from their beauty treatments.

Keywords: health   medical pedicures   oral health   skin care   spas  

In the Thick Of It

November 1, 2003  | Article

Well-groomed cuticles can make a good manicure spectacular. Yet, while their importance is without question, the proper care of the eponychium and the true cuticle is often a mystery. Neglected by clients and mistreated by techs, the cuticle area finds itself much maligned. Here we show you what's what and how to keep it all beautiful and healthy.

Keywords: cuticle treatments   skin care  

What's the Diagnosis: Dry Skin or Athlete's Foot?

September 1, 2003  | Article

Think someone wiht athlete's foot would never come in for a pedicure? Think again. What you and your clients desdribe and treat as dry skin might actually be a mild, but still contagious, case of athlete's foot.

Keywords: athlete's foot   feet   foot disorders   skin care  

Polished to [micro] Perfection

October 1, 2002  | Article

Taking a cue from a recent skin care trend — microdermabrasion systems — salons prove that having smoother; youthful-looking skin applies to other parts of the body as well, including the hands. And that’s a definite plus for nail technicians looking to enhance their services and profits.

Keywords: add-on services   hand care   hand facials   manicure add-ons   microdermabrasion  

Unnecessary [Skin] Roughness

January 1, 2002  | Article

Dry, rough elbows may be a problem for some of your clients year-round, but winter is particularly harsh on skin and can exacerbate existing dryness in some clients and cause uncharacteristic dryness in others. Here, we detail what causes dry, scaly skin and what services you can provide to help treat it.

Keywords: dry skin   skin care   skin sensitivity  

Spa Med

January 1, 2002  | Article

When the doctor is in, client expectations go up. How will the relatively new and still-small medical spa category impact your salon or spa? Consultants prescribe advanced education, enhanced awareness, and referral relationships.

Keywords: medi-spas   skin care   spa treatments   vichy showers   working with doctors  

Show Some Skin (Care) at Your Salon

December 1, 2001  | Article

In the booming spa industry, skin and Nail care services go hand-in-hand. Some nail techs are even going back to school to get a second license as an esthetician. And with dual licenses, you’ll be coveted by salon owners and clients alike.

Keywords: double licensing   dual licensing   estheticians   skin care  

It’s All in the Hands

May 1, 2000  | Article

For years, women (and men) have taken good cans of their faces. Now, they’re also starting to realize the importance of looking after their hands. We talked to several manufacturers and salons that are taking part in this fast-growing trend for nail care professionals.

Keywords: add-on services   CND   Cuccio Naturale   elderly clients   FPO  

Remove Hair, Add Profit With Waxing Services

May 1, 1999  | Article

For salons willing to make the affordable investment in hair removal services, the payoff can mean a dollar per minute, per service for the salon and fast results for your clients.

Keywords: Divi International   Donna Louis   hair removal   service pricing   skin care  

Turn Back Time With Skin Care

July 1, 1997  | Article

Adding skin care to your salon, whether it be full esthetic services or a simple retail product line, can help you attract one of the largest client demographics: baby boomers.

Keywords: adding new services   estheticians   skin care   skin care retailling  

Indulge Them Inside and Out

December 1, 1996  | Article

At Fruits of the Spirit in Scottsdale, Ariz., one can’t help but notice the sweet smell of success.

Keywords: Arizona   boutique nail salon   Innovative Beauty Concepts   skin care   spas  

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