Research Supporting Safety of UV Lamps Expands

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Photochemistry and Photobiology journal research proves UV lamps’ safety.
Nail techs and clients alike can breathe a sigh of relief after a study confirmed the safety of UV nail lamps. Earlier this week the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety (NMC) announced its support for the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrating that the UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel nail polish are safe and do...

Back To School Acne-Prevention Tips

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Follow these easy instructions from a skincare pro to help tackle acne
Whether you're packing your kids' backpacks or preparing to hit the books yourself, the back-to-school season is quickly approaching, and it's easy to fall short on your skincare routines. Ellen Clark, founder and president of Control Corrective Skincare Systems explains how teens can avoid added stress when heading back to school by following these acne-prevention tips: Do not stress. Although...

Eyebrow Expert Malynda Vigliotti Addresses Waxing Rumors

See what one New York City-based eyebrow stylist has to say about waxing
Maintaining perfectly shaped eyebrows can be a breeze, but before they can be perfectly shaped, there has to be something to shape. Malynda Vigliotti (also known as Boom Boom), owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar , sets the record straight on common rumors about eyebrow waxing. True or False: Hair grows back thicker and darker after waxing. False! Repeated waxing...

Dr. Brandt Skincare Announces Pores No More Contest

Discover a new skincare line to help clients minimize pores
How often do your clients beg you to shrink their unsightly pores? The answer is likely all the time. Celebrity dermatologist and founder of Dr. Brandt Skincare, Fredric Brandt, M.D., wants to branish pores with his cult-favorite Pores No More Collection. Beginning July 24th through August 15th, every Saturday Dr. Brandt will select and announce one lucky winner on his...

Tips for Proper Eye Cream Application

Follow easy step-by-step instructions from a skincare pro for better eye cream results
To ensure lasting results for clients, it’s not enough just to provide top-notch skincare treatments in your spa and salon; you also need to teach clients how to maintain their skin at home, especially the delicate area around the eye. Sesha national educator and licensed esthetician Victoria Piotrowski’s step-by-step eye cream application instructions make it easy to teach clients. Wash...

Mintel Report Shares New Skincare Trends

Discover what products recent research says your clients will be asking for next
The outlook is bright for multifunctional, natural, and dry-skin specific products. These and other skincare trends are revealed in market researcher Mintel’s new report, Facial Skincare . Here are a few recommendations to keep in stock at your spa or salon: Multifunctional products provide more benefits and save consumers time and money (four out of 10 consumers want multi-tasking products...

Desert Spa Offers Tequila Day Treatment this July 24

How The Spa at Camelback Inn celebrates summer holidays with spirited services
Concerned the next national holiday is too many months away? Never fear, Tequila Day comes just in time on July 24, and The Spa at Camelback Inn (Scottsdale) has the perfect service to celebrate this spirited day. The Tequila Day Treatment combines a Natural Agave Toning Wrap and Detox Margarita at a one-day-only special discount. First, skin is exfoliated with...

A Proposed Master Esthetician License May Require Additional Class Time for Practicing Estheticians

Find out if your spa's estheticians may need to head back to class
Are all esthetic credentials created equal? Many state legislators are saying no, as bills are before them in several states to raise esthetician hours of training to 1,200 hours to receive a Master Esthetician license. If passed, the bills would require currently practicing estheticians to head back to class to obtain the Master Esthetician license. A comparative analysis performed by...

AmorePacific Blooms at the New York Botanical Garden

Take a look at some of the plant ingredients used in AmorePacific skincare products.
Last week, I spent a memorable evening at the Wild Medicine Exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY), sponsored by AmorePacific . The global skincare brand combines Asian botanicals with antioxidant-rich green tea, bamboo sap, and red ginseng, which the company cultivates at its own garden located at the foot of Halla Mountain on the Pacific Isle of...

Sunscreen Use Reduces Skin Aging

A new study out in Australia proves year-round use of sunscreen significantly slows the aging of the skin caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
If you’re one of those people who normally dashes out the door without applying any sunscreen, a new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , may encourage you to start applying sunscreen before you head out. Australian researchers have found that adults who regularly use sunscreen over a 4.5-year period have smoother skin. Researchers say that using sunscreen...