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Spring Tips

Supplement esthetician education with nail webisodes
Here in New York it finally feels like spring, today at least. With the sun shining and heavy coats not needed, sandals are just around the corner and with them the hottest pedicures too. To make sure your estheticians are in on the latest trends, check out Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish new video series, "World Class Nails." The eight webisodes...

Fashion Forward Fabrics

Learn the fabric know-how you need for functional uniforms
When I’m out shopping for new clothes I always take time to touch and feel the fabrics, and I often nix outfits that look cute but feel anything but. The same savvy comes in handy for you when selecting uniforms for employees. Innovations in fabric composition have allowed for new styles, easier cleaning, and better maneuverability, enabling staff to complete...

Search for Happiness

Learn new satisfaction stats to help your spa
Bliss. Contentment. Serenity. For many spa-goers, it is an ongoing search for happiness that keeps them coming back to your spa. These are the lucky ones, since a majority of people seek happiness through chemical dependencies according to a 2013 Mayo Clinic study, which found more than 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. Here's a...

Smart Start for Students

Help kick start the careers of the next generation with affordable insurance
Great news: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the beauty and spa industry is only expected to rise in the next few years—skincare specialists up 25 percent; nail technicians up 17 percent; and barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists up 14 percent. That means a host of new professionals are seeking education opportunities right now to be ready to...

#GivingTuesday Kicks Off

Join the #GivingTuesday movement to give back to your community today
We’ve all hopefully made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday unscathed, and today, #GivingTuesday , everyone has the opportunity to remember those less fortunate. Henry Timms is the new social media movement’s mastermind and spokesman for the 92nd Street Y in New York City and already has more than 2,000 different groups and businesses participating in the event nationwide...

Powerful Pedicure

See how Clarisonic's new device can boost your pedicure services
Today ISPA is wrapping up and I can't believe how fast it's come and gone. The last few days have been filled with inspiring stories, beautiful displays, and pampering treatments. I can't wait to see what new ideas all of you come up with after returning home. One new launch I was able to experience was the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic—so...

Beauty Makeovers Are Easy With New App

Check out a new app that simplifies beauty makeovers virtually
For many, the change of seasons also means the perfect time to revamp their look. Maybe your clients are due for a hair update, or a makeup overhaul is in order. I’m on the lookout for new eyeshadow hues myself. The new Beauty Mark App makes trying new ideas easy and brings a step-by-step virtual makeover to your fingertips. It...

StyleBell Offers Professional Perks

Check out this new e-commerce site for beauty tools and products for your spa
Every day there are more beauty brands, products, and tools launched. It is next to impossible to keep up. So how do you, as a professional, make sense of them all and select the best for your clients? Enter www.stylebell.com , launched to help professionals get reliable information and tools at a discount. The site offers free membership for professionals...

Las Vegas Spa Pampers Cancer Patients

Check out the charitable debut of this Sin City spa
Each October brings more beauty companies going above and beyond to help cancer patients and research organizations . This year is no exception, especially for the spa industry. Aliante Casino + Hotel (Las Vegas) opens the re:lax spa at the end of this month and is offering a special introductory VIP experience to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The hotel...

LED Light Therapy Under Scrutiny

Help keep LED light therapy on the menu at spas in California
California, the land of movie stars and medical spas, which help everyone else look like them, is enforcing stricter licensing requirements for estheticians. The California State Board posted new guidelines stating it “is it out of the scope of practice for a Board licensee to perform an LED light therapy treatment in a licensed establishment.” Essentially the Board deems LED...

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