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Let us "sun" it up for you...

Written by Youth Beauty / Theravine on January 31st, 2019.      0 comments

Theravine Sun Defence Article Image 233x207 Theravine Sun Defence

Whether you choose to spend your free time by the beach, surrounded by nature in the middle of a game reserve or beside a pool, fact is, if it is summer and there is sun involved, no matter how careful you are, there is always the risk of sunburn. espite health warnings about sun damage, many people still subject their skins to the sun's burning rays. Studies show that more than one-third of adults and nearly 70% of children had sunburn within the past year. 

17 Self-Care Ideas For Valentine's Day

Written by CHRISTY PIÑA on January 21st, 2019.      0 comments

Article Main Image 233x207 Because You Deserve Every Ounce Of Love

The fact that February 14 is just another day may slip your mind, thanks to all the hype surrounding the "most romantic day of the year." While some may consider V-Day a day to plan the most romantic evening of the year for their SO, others use that mid-February day to focus on self-love, instead of romantic love. If you choose to practice these self-care ideas for Valentine's Day 2019, use them to redefine the "most romantic day," and make it your day.
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Round One

Written by Delilah Matos on January 15th, 2019.      0 comments

Visualizing Victory - Article Visualizing Victory

Visualizing success can easily be viewed with skepticism. However, keep in mind that for generations, it has been a common practice among athletes, entertainers, and entrepreneurs. Many have been using visualization as a way to reach their goals. As a successful skin care entrepreneur, these same principles are no different. To tackle round one towards the first steps of success, professionals must visualize victory.

Get the Picture

Written by Austin James Michael Podowski on January 14th, 2019.      0 comments

Get the picture - Article main The Benefits of using imaging in the Spa 

It’s been said an image is worth a thousand words. In the case of the spa, a client’s first consultation and first before pictures can even be worth thousands of dollars in immediate and future revenue. There are some straightforward principles a professional can follow to monitor most present skin conditions and, often, the client’s biggest concerns center on aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
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10 Things About: Prepping your Skin for Summer

Written by Kimberly Czelusniak on January 8th, 2019.      0 comments

Main Image 233x207 As the days start to get longer, you may notice that your client’s skin is in need of a spring tune up.

Winter can wreak havoc on our skin. Dehydration and dead skin buildup can leave skin looking dull and lackluster. After being cooped up indoors for the majority of the winter months, it is time to ready your client’s skin to come out of hibernation. Before taking any beautifying steps to buff up your client’s appearance for their spring debut, make sure that their skin is healthy.

Top essential oils for anxiety, stress relief, depression, and more

Written by Spa Executive on January 4th, 2019.      0 comments

Top Essential oils 233x207 We’re talking with Barbara Close of  Naturopathica about aromatherapy and how to effectively use it in your spa and treatments.
We asked Close about how to create an effective aromatherapy experience in your spa (read that here). And we also asked her to tell us about some of her favorite essential oils and what they’re used for. We also asked about what the best oils for anxiety are, and what scent she thinks is underrated.
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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.

Couperose Skin and Rosacea

Written by Mukti Organics on June 27th, 2018.      0 comments

rosacea-skin-treatments 233x207 What's the difference?

When I was at the doctor a few weeks back (getting antibiotics for my acute bronchitis), she commented on whether I'd like a script for my rosacea. Ahhhh, excuse me lady... Firstly, I don't have rosacea and secondly, I don't do pharmaceuticals – unless it's a dire life or death situation. But lately, after exercise I've been noticing a reddish, blushed tinge to my face. It used to disappear after a few minutes but now it's hanging around for several hours

Better Health and Skin with Salt

Written by Leo Tonkin on May 29th, 2018.      0 comments

himalaje 233x207 Salt is an essential ingredient to all living creatures on Earth.

t has a long history, where it has played a role: as currency, in religious rituals, as a preservative and for health and wellness. Many people are familiar with salt’s health uses in baths, as a saline solution, in neti pots, for gargling, and for cleaning and exfoliating the skin.

7 Super Minerals for Skin that will improve your skin to infinity and beyond!

Written by Mukti Organics on March 29th, 2018.      0 comments

minerals-for-skin 233x207 You most likely know about all the vitamins that your body needs to maintain healthy, youthful, glowing skin

but what about essential minerals for skin health? Minerals are part of every living cell of the body and they work together to build and regulate a multitude of bodily functions. They are basically the spark plugs that keep our engines running.

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.

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.

Not Just a Body Spray

Written by Pure Fiji on January 24th, 2018.      0 comments

hydrosols-banner 233x207 18 Amazing Health & Beauty Benefits of Hydrosols

With the arrival of the New Year comes the desire to change things up a bit – New Year’s resolutions anyone? Often that means a change to a healthier lifestyle complete with a healthy living attitude. And this newfound lifestyle isn’t just about diet and exercise, it’s about your beauty routine too. Turning to natural beauty products is one way to go about creating a healthier beauty routine.

3 Myths You Need to Know About Facial Oils

Written by Pure Fiji on January 24th, 2018.      0 comments

Facial oil myth 233x207 Facial oils are starting to line the beauty store shelves and for good reason

If you already use a facial oil you know the benefits of this wondrous natural skin care product, but there’s also a lot of myths out there. Facial oils get a bad rap when it comes to your skin from claims that it clogs pores to causing acne to making your skin oilier than before. In reality, facial oils can actually be the next best thing for your skin! 
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