Post Sun Skin Brightening Recipes

Discover new DIY remedies for sun damage and diminishing an unwanted tan
As the days get shorter I cling tighter to my summer vacation glow, willing the bronze to last until turkey day. What I don’t want to stick around? Hyperpigmentation and the other red flags of sun damage. Many of your clients may want to banish the signs of too much fun in the sun too. Here are recipes and tips...

Protect Skin from UV Rays Year-Round

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Discover the anti-aging benefits of wearing sunscreen through all four seasons
It’s my favorite time of year—the air is gaining crispness, coffees are including spices and pumpkin, and football is filling the airwaves. Though I tend to say the beginning of each season tops my list because there are new activities to look forward to, autumn is especially sweet. The beginning of fall doesn’t mean it’s time to stow away the...

Snail Facials Are Sliding Into Spas

Discover the benefits of a slimy facial for adventurous clients
I often call myself an open-minded, guinea pig. I’ll happily give any new treatment, tool, or product a shot to see if it lives up to claims, especially when it comes to beauty and spa innovations. One new service gaining traction in the media lately made me second-guess my open-mindedness. It’s called a snail facial and the treatment is true...

Seaside Skincare Ingredients

Discover powerful skincare ingredients from the sea
Today I’m scrambling to organize a daytrip to the beach because, once again, Labor Day Weekend has snuck up on me. I can’t wait to hear the sound of crashing waves, smell the sweet, salty air, and feel the sand between my toes. What’s more, we all have another reason to spend a day on the shore, where some of...

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...