August 1, 2008
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
July 1, 2008
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
February 1, 2008
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
June 1, 2007
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
February 1, 2007
Spa goers want to see cosmetic and health benefits from their beauty treatments.
Keywords: health medical pedicures oral health skin care spas
November 1, 2003
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
September 1, 2003
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
October 1, 2002
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
January 1, 2002
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
January 1, 2002
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
December 1, 2001
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
May 1, 2000
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
May 1, 1999
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
July 1, 1997
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
December 1, 1996
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