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The Biggest Makeup Trends of 2018

Written by Audrey Latimer on October 31st, 2018.      0 comments

The biggest Makeup trends 2018 233x207 Inclusivity and empowerment: two social movements that are having a major impact on the beauty industry in 2018. 

At The Makeup Show Chicago, James Vincent, director of education & artist relations for The Makeup Show, shared the biggest makeup trends from the red carpet, magazines, runways and everyday street style looks. Though the trends themselves differ, the underlying themes are the same: Embrace who you are and flaunt it unapolog­etically.

The rise of HIFU Skin Tightening 

Written by Eclipse Skin Technology on August 8th, 2018.      0 comments

Eclipse Skin Technology Article 233x207 Josh explains the benefits of HIFU and why it is taking over in the UK and Australia!

Over the past 12 months, we have found many salons and clinics coming to the realisation that technology is changing the way treatments are performed, this means a number of new technologies are being developed every year, some with exceptional results.
Topics: Beauty News

Aloe Vera

Written by DR. MED. Christine Schrammek-Drusio on August 7th, 2018.      0 comments

Aloe Vera 233x207 The all-rounder for beauty and health

Not many plants are such all-round talents as the Aloe Vera. In the medical as well as in the cosmetic field, Aloe Vera is used with pleasure. But why is this plant so popular? What effect does it have and what is it used for? We dared to take a look into its inside, analysed its history and tell you what makes it so special.
Topics: Beauty News

Herbs becoming more popular in spa treatments and products

Written by Barbara Gavazzoli - Comfort Zone Communication and Education Chief on May 1st, 2018.      0 comments

Comfort Zone Herbs 233x207 Comfort Zone Communication and Education Chief Barbara Gavazzoli explains the reasons why.

“After years of great interest for exotic plant extracts, I think the “sustainability factor” has played a key role in making ingredient manufactures and skin care companies to “look in their courtyard” and locally source botanical extracts from plants which were considered banal and almost useless simply because we are used to find the easily. 
Topics: Beauty News

Dr Iona Weir to be Key Speaker at Beauty Tech Conference in Auckland

Written by NZ Laser / Beauty Tech Conference on April 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

Dr Iona Weir - Beauty Tech 2018 233x207 Scientist, Microbiologist and Biochemist Dr Iona Weir has recently been announced as one of the key speakers at Beauty Tech Conference in Auckland

Dr Iona Weir is an entrepreneurial scientist who in the past 25 years has founded her own ventures and helped and advised other operators in the natural health products and biotechnology domain.


Melbourne Skin Expert Wins Senior Therapist of the Year Award

Written by KEW, Australia (PRWEB) on April 1st, 2018.      0 comments

Pia 233x207 One of Melbourne’s longest established skin clinics has been awarded two exciting accolades,

in the esteemed Dermaviduals Clinic Awards for Australia and New Zealand. Pia Kynoch, the passionate and inspiring clinic leader, combines high science with holistic principles for an integral approach to skin health that doesn’t just treat symptoms.
Topics: Beauty News

Just a spoonful of Sugar makes the client relax in the most delightful way

Written by Bernadette Soares, Brand Value Ltd on February 28th, 2018.      0 comments

Plug to the petrified 233x207 Gritting their teeth and gripping the seat, clients often feel the same way about epilation as they do visiting the dentist.

From popping a sedative to guzzling a glass of champagne, even the calmest of customers do funny things when trying to numb the pain of hair removal. But if Mary Poppins was on the money, all it should take is a spoonful (or perhaps a strip-full) of sugar to sweeten the deal.

Pantone Colour of the year 2018 - and harmonising make up hues

Written by Wendy Hill on February 28th, 2018.      0 comments

Pantone 2018 model image 233x207 It's official - Ultra Violet has been selected as Pantone's colour of the year for 2018.

Ultra Violet means beyond violet and shows in the colour spectrum as deep and bold.
Violet colours are associated with meaningful inspiration and spiritual fulfilment. They represent the dream, the imagination and the future. In creative terms they’re inspired by science, space and what lies ahead for us in the future.

Meet Spa Beauty NZ

Written by Spa Beauty NZ on February 28th, 2018.      0 comments

Sally and Sammy 233x207 Spa Beauty NZ, was created for you, our NZ Spa and Beauty Industry

Our goal is to provide you with tools that will inspire you. This is the professional Spa and Beauty information highway, we inform, educate and provide knowledge to you the Owners, Managers and therapists within our industry.
Topics: Beauty News

Risks to clients due to Poorly Regulated Treatments

Written by Godfrey Town PhD& Dr Daniel Fleming MB ChB FACCS on February 28th, 2018.      0 comments

Risks to clients due to Poorly Regulated Treatments 233x207 Although sometimes we think that there are too many rules and regulations,

and that we live in a risk-averse society, prescriptive health and safety rules over the manufacture of electrical and other potentially hazardous equipment used in the workplace are necessary to protect staff and clients/patients. The purpose of this article is to clarify the role of regulation and standards and considers the importance of education and guidelines used in aesthetic practice.

The Skin Microbiome and Corneotherapy Symposium

Written by I.A.C International Association for applied Corneotherapy on February 28th, 2018.      0 comments

I  The 5th Symposium on Corneotherapy 2018 

Hosted in New Zealand on January 12th -14th at Sky City Hotel in Auckland, the 2018 I.A.C. Symposium was entitled; The Skin Microbiome and Corneotherapy. The symposium was hosted by Madame Chair I.A.C. Florence Barrett-Hill and Ralph Hill of Pastiche Education assisted by Margaret Walsh-Shearer of OBSERV NZ , Secretary I.A.C.
Topics: Beauty News

Do Asian women have less cellulite?

Written by Dr Christine Schrammek on February 28th, 2018.      0 comments

Do asian woman have less cellulite 233x207 Asked by the professionals

Women get cellulite, men do not - that's scientifically proven. However, many do not know that Asian women are less often affected.
The reason for this explains Dr. med. Christine Schrammek.

A focus on education and the benefits of post graduate training

Written by Ruth Nicholson (Course director for NZ Laser Training and Director of Beauty Tech Conference, Consultant advisor to Health and disability commissioner (HDC), Laser safety officer.) on January 26th, 2018.      0 comments

SRC-1-HP-233x207 Have you noticed a shift towards # faster, # better, more invasive treatments?

You would be right to observe that this also highlights that we can no longer rely only on our industry suppliers, to provide the full suite of education required of the modern day skin therapist or aesthetic practitioner.

FDA Bans 24 antiseptic ingredients including Triclosan

Written by Skin Inc. on January 19th, 2018.      0 comments

FDA Bans 24 Antiseptic Ingredients Including Triclosan 233x207 FDA finalized a rule banning 24 active ingredients used in OTC topical antiseptics 

Manufacturers are given one year by the FDA to reformulate or remove products with these ingredients from the market. This rule will not affect most antiseptics in the market, as triclosan is the only non-GRASE ingredient used in health care products.
Topics: Beauty News

Spring/Summer 2018 Beauty Trends

Written by Lisa Niven on January 1st, 2018.      0 comments

1020-883 Another fashion month over, another set of beauty trends to start thinking about now.

And one thing is sure, spring/summer 2018 is going to be a great season for beauty. From glittering, shimmering, rhinestone-studded make-up across New York, London, Milan and Paris, to the best hair accessories to add to your wish list and the return of nail art, see spring/summer 2018's biggest beauty trends here.



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