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Perfect Corp unveils ‘Beauty 3.0’ at CES 2019, teams up with Ulta Beauty and Cosmopolitan

Beauty app developer Perfect Corp. is doubling down on innovative digital beauty solutions with a new concept called ‘Beauty 3.0′.

The developer behind the virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup has unveiled the new concept — which aims to transform the beauty shopping experience with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) solutions — at the Consumer Electronics Conference (CES) in Las Vegas.

Beauty 3.0’s features include new concepts that allow shoppers to virtually explore and test out products, such as…..READ MORE

‘Beauty is within before it’s without’ | New art exhibit features models with disabilities

Outside Austin City Hall, photographer Bob Cook snapped pictures of model Renee Lopez.

With each click, the camera captured Lopez’s features: a million dollar smile, mounds of curly brownish red hair…and the one thing she said was ridiculed for growing up….READ MORE

Whisky with your wax? South Africa rides ‘metrosexual’ wave

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Before male beauty parlors began popping up in South Africa a few years ago, image-conscious men like Gerhard Joubert

felt awkward being pampered and preened in salons filled with women.

“It’s a male environment. They give you a whisky if you want a whisky….READ MORE

A manicure by LASER? Anjou shows off $699 nail printer that can add ANY image to your fingers in just 30 seconds

  • Anjou’s Laser Nail Printer is set to be released at the beginning of Feb for $699
  • Users can choose from 500 pre-loaded designs or upload their own images
  • The system uses smart nail identification to put the design in the correct place 

Anjou has unveiled a tabletop beauty device that can print any picture on your nails in a matter of seconds….READ MORE

The Least Boring Beauty Looks From the Golden Globes

We’re already six days into the new year, which means it’s high time for new beauty inspiration via an awards show. Thankfully, the first one up is the “fun one,” also known as tonight’s Golden Globes, and a good chunk of the beauty looks celebrities chose for the occasion were….READ MORE

All the extreme beauty looks from the autumn/winter 19 men’s shows

Where once the womenswear shows were the home of extreme beauty, with mega make-up looks dominating the catwalks, the past few seasons have instead celebrated a rawer, more real kind of beauty. But if extreme is still your thing, then look…READ MORE  

5 new beauty tech products women (and men) will want to try this year

Technology is creeping into every aspect of our lives and has full-on stampeded into the beauty and personal care industries.

But we (mostly) welcome the intrusion.

Here are five beauty tech products that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show Sunday that both women and men will…READ MORE

17 best body lotions for dry skin in 2019

Beauty editors share their favorite drugstore body lotions to buy now.

One perk of being a beauty editor is that you get to test out all the latest (and greatest!) beauty and skin care products. So, who better to ask than a bunch of top editors for their favorite hydrating body lotions?

Check out their favorite budget-friendly finds….READ MORE

7 Drugstore Beauty Products Used at the 2019 Golden Globes

The 2019 Golden Globes had tons of amazing beauty moments we won’t forget (hello Lady Gaga’s blue hair). The Hollywood stars walked down the red carpet in expensive bling and stylish gowns they adorned with beautiful hair and striking makeup. The looks were so luxe and chic, you’d never guess some were created using products you can find at your local drugstore. It’s true – many of the stars…READ MORE

‘The greatest thing since sliced bread’: Beauty fans go wild for styling brush with 1,898 five star reviews – and it only costs $59.99

A new hair product that’s hit the market has customers raving about it online, with devotees calling it a ‘miracle’ product.

Revlon’s One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumiser has 1,898 five-star reviews on Amazon with customers saying they can’t get enough…READ MORE

Top 3 Important Things to Take Care of Before Setting up Your New Salon

Set your salon up for success from the very beginning by using the latest in salon POS systems.

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Why Selling Retail in Your Salon is Your Job

Selling retail in your salon usually makes professional hairstylists gnash their teeth!

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Salon Retail Ideas to Create a Retailing Culture

Salon retail ideas will support your stylists, making them and the salon a lot more money. Creating a salon retailing culture is your first priority to success.

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What the Top Hairstylist in Your Salon Knows

The top hairstylist in your salon knows a lot more than you think!

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7 Benefits of Working in a Salon Studio

Opening a salon is a dream for many. While there’s a plethora of expected pros when going into business for yourself – like controlling your atmosphere, choosing your own retail and back bar, creating a flexible schedule, and branding yourself and your business – there is also a wealth of unexpected benefits…READ MORE

Lady Gaga’s Personal Hairstylist Partners with Joico

Lady Gaga’s star is shining brighter than ever, which means her iconic looks on the red-carpet and upcoming Las Vegas residency will be in the spotlight. Her ever-changing looks come from her glam squad,  “The Haus of Gaga” and Frederic Aspiras  (@fredericaspiras)is the man responsible for…READ MORE

10 Tips to Help Students Set New Year Goals 

Now is the perfect time to teach students the importance of setting new year goals. This is an important life skill students need to learn. While young students may not be planning for college just yet, they can learn the importance of setting and achieving new year goals.  

Here are 10 tips to help students set goals for the new year. READ MORE


Your company culture is the foundation of your business and it’s important to keep it healthy.  Have you ever tried to use a developer that’s expired? Spoiler alert: The results aren’t great. Just like lifting your hair, your business needs the right fuel to transform and evoke change. Without it, there will be no growth. READ MORE


Advancements in technology are empowering your customers like never before. With information at their fingertips, consumers can now make educated choices between competing products, businesses, and more. With expectations at an all-time high, salons and spas must bring their A-game at all times. Here are some ways to refresh your customer experience to continue to retain clients while increasing your bottom line.  READ MORE


New year, same marketing campaigns? We’ve dedicated the month of January to help salons and spas refresh some of the biggest pain points in their business. Here’s how you can slay your marketing in 2018 to attract new clients, retain current clients, and of course, increase your bottom line. READ MORE

Part 1: How Supporting Your Employees Can Strengthen Your Business

Along with simply being a nice thing to do, supporting employees and going above-and-beyond to improve their work environment and work culture makes good economic sense. After all, employees are the face of a brand. READ MORE

Part 2: How Supporting Your Employees Can Strengthen Your Business

The 2016 Workplace Wellness Study reports that only 37 percent of employees in the U.S. feel that their company cares about their personal wellness. However, employers can change this outlook by offering better benefits. READ MORE

Eight Massage Therapy Students Win 2017 Successful Hands Grants

Eight massage therapy students were announced as winners of the 2017 Successful Hands Grant Program recently, each of which were awarded a $1000 educational grant. READ MORE

Increase Revenue and Client Retention with This Innovative Product

It is universally established and accepted that lifestyle – and particularly diet – has a significant influence on skin and health in general. Good nutrition is reflected in good skin! In fact, skincare professionals are increasingly focusing on taking a holistic approach to skin health and rejuvenation to optimise client results. READ MORE

Post Hair Removal Treatments

To many, the daily habit of shaving is a breeze! Hot water, a good razor, some quality products and its 1 – 2 – 3 – Boom, You’re Done! Those are the lucky folks who have fine, non-course hair. The other side of that coin is very different. READ MORE

Here’s How to Design the Perfect Space for Nail Services

We asked a few experts their advice and opinion on designing the ideal space for nail services, and here is what they had to say: READ MORE

2018 Spa and Wellness Trend: Guilt-Free Skincare

When David Klasfeld-Whitten, CEO and creative director of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), first created the vegan brand in 2004, it was because there was nothing else like it on the market. “While certain brands indicated what products were vegan and not, and very small and neutral collections could be found in health stores and Whole Foods, they simply didn’t meet the needs of either a professional makeup artist or a vegan consumer who wanted as many options as they would find with any other brand,” he says. READ MORE

Five Quick Remedies for Common Skin Problems

What can be worse than the onset of an unsightly skincare emergency the day of a big event such as a wedding, reunion, business interview, or first date? Have you ever cancelled a first date because a cold sore erupted? How about an acne breakout the morning of your sister’s wedding or worse… your own? Board certified dermatologist Margarita Lolis, M.D., of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ, shares her tips and insights to help you handle these common emergencies within 24 hours. READ MORE

The Legal Lowdown on Microblading

According to the American Medical Spa Association (AmSpa) 2017 State of the Medical Spa Industry Study, microblading is the fastest-growing new treatment in non-invasive aesthetics, with revenue increasing approximately 40 percent from year-to-year. However, the study also found that only around 25 percent of medical spas offer microblading services. READ MORE

The Nail Spa Design Checklist

It can be hard to make your nail spa stand out among the rest. Similarly, it can be difficult to incorporate a nails station into your existing spa as well. When designing a nail space, there are some important factors to keep in mind. We’ve spoken to the experts to get their opinions on how to make your nail spa shine. Here are some helpful dos and don’ts you’ll want to follow when designing or redesigning your nail space. READ MORE

Here’s How Exercise Impacts Botox Injections

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), injectables saw a 10 percent rise in popularity. However, misinformation about one of the most widespread injectables, Botox, still exist. Here, Stanley Kovak, M.D., debunks a rumor surrounding Botox. READ MORE

Five Things That Happen When You Upskill Your Spa Staff

Upskilling, as defined by the Oxford English dictionary, means to teach an employee additional skills. While we’re all aware of how important basic training is when hiring a new employee, it’s important to remember that as employers we are responsible for helping our current employees continue to grow as well. When our employees grow, our companies grow. READ MORE

Four Keys to Helping Employees with Low Self Esteem

Enlightened spa owners and managers  know their employees yearn to feel good about themselves. It probably will not surprise you that people with poor opinions of themselves (i.e.: lack of self-esteem) don’t perform as well as those folks who have a healthy, balanced, self-opinion. Throughout life we are all exposed to negative messages about ourselves. Those messages of unworthiness can put dents in a person’s confidence–and confidence is an important success ingredient. READ MORE

How Your Employees Can Help Boost Your Spa’s Retail Sales

Spa-goers are a captive audience, so use that to your advantage, and make sure your staff knows how to sell your menu. “Always introduce new product offerings to the spa team first,” says Christian Jurist, M.D., medical director of global education for Pevonia Botanica Natural Skincare. “Create a fun experiential launch event that allows them to try the products and learn about the key ingredients and benefits and the technology behind the product or service. READ MORE

Six Social Media Trends You Should Be Following

Social media is ever evolving. Just when we think we have one platform mastered, a new, popular platform emerges, or our favorite outlet has added new features. While that might seem daunting, its important to make sure you’re staying up to date on the latest trends to keep your followers engaged. To help keep you in the loop, here’s a look at what’s new in social media today. READ MORE

Online Training Series Helps Spa Industry Women Become Better Business Leaders

2018 is shaping up to be the year of women, and women in the wellness industry are no exception. Back in December, CNN announced four reasons it feels 2018 will be the year of women; in March this year, American Spa is hosting its first annual Women in Wellness leadership conference; and now, Tara Grodjesk, Carolyn Parrs, and Devi Records have joined forces to create an online series of highly interactive business building trainings specifically designed for women business owners, directors, and managers within the spa industry. READ MORE

Social Media 101: Mastering Powerful Platforms

When it comes to a successful social media strategy, the key is to understand what content works best for each channel. To help you learn how to best rep your spa across the popular platforms, we chatted with a few industry experts to get their do’s, don’ts, and tips on how to market your spa to your followers. READ MORE


Understanding how new clients are referred to your business is the first step to implementing a successful marketing campaign. It also allows you to analyze which tactics are most successful for your customer demographic. READ MORE


Inventory is fun! Said, no one ever. While it is one of the biggest pain points for a salon or spa owner, it is a necessary evil that can have detrimental effects on your business if managed improperly. Here are some tips and tricks to best manage your salon or spa inventory. READ MORE


Want an easy way to increase revenue in the next 90–120 days? Create a culture around pre-booking. Your goal is to get clients to book their next appointment before they leave. Pre-booking increases frequency of visit (FOV), and while the industry average is around 4.88-5 times a year, many service providers agree this should be closer to 8–10 times a year. READ MORE


Maximize Revenue with Gift Card Sales

CEB TowerGroup Report states that gift card sales are expected
to hit $140 billion this year.

If you think about it, it makes sense since gift cards are the go-to, perfect, nothing-could-go-wrong kind of gift. Especially when you think about men who are looking for Valentine’s gift ideas for their significant other, they are a perfect market for salon or spa gift cards.

However, even though Valentine’s Day is a great occasion to get your gift card strategy started, does not mean you should stop promoting gift cards when it’s over. It’s in your best interest to give gift cards your attention all year long.

Start today and download this guide for ways to maximize revenue with gift card sales.

10 Teaching Resolutions for the New Year

As elementary school teachers, we are always striving to improve. Whether our goal is to make our lessons more engaging or to get to know our students on a higher level, we are always trying to take our teaching to the next level. The new year is a great time to take a closer look at how we run our classroom and to decide what we would like to improve. Self-reflection is an important part of our job, and this New Year is the perfect time to make some changes.

Here are 10 New Year’s Resolutions for teachers to use as inspiration. READ MORE