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Managing Liability By Jerry Jennings

A couple sued the Main Street Station casino in Las Vegas for negligence, when 68-year-old Calvin Kawamura was attacked from behind and robbed by known criminal Christopher Corson-Edwards. The federal lawsuit faulted the Main Street … Continue reading Managing Liability By Jerry Jennings

TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS by Phyllis Hsieh

Because one of the functions of the skin is as a barrier to protect the internal environment of the body, this barrier function must be overcome to enable the external penetration of beneficial cosmeceuticals. Transdermal … Continue reading TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS by Phyllis Hsieh

The Theory of Skin Aging By Linda Nelson

Organisms age as cells accumulate free radical damage over time, a free radical is a molecule that has a single unpaired electron. Most biologically-relevant free radicals are highly reactive, for most biological structures, free radical … Continue reading The Theory of Skin Aging By Linda Nelson

The Science behind Microneedling By Candace Noonan 

The history of skin needling dates back many years. For centuries, cultures of the world have experimented with needling skin through the practice of tattooing. Modern needling was established around 1996 when Dr. Des Fernandes … Continue reading The Science behind Microneedling By Candace Noonan 

Coming Home to Self By Milan Perry

Imagine coming home to the most perfect weather after a long day of work or travel. Each season of the year is customized to your desired and preferred temperature at all times—it’s never too hot … Continue reading Coming Home to Self By Milan Perry

Think Spring! By Jaclyn Luongo

It’s always smart to think ahead, for example; Christmas in July! Same goes for thinking ahead to Spring. For some regions that is when our clients come out from hibernation. They want to be revived … Continue reading Think Spring! By Jaclyn Luongo

Posting With Purpose By Daniella Woerner

Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself scrambling to find something to post on Facebook just because some expert said if you want your business to be successful through social media, you need to post … Continue reading Posting With Purpose By Daniella Woerner

Pucker Up, Buttercup By Noreen Young

When it comes to makeup…Lipstick has always been a passion of mine. I love helping women select a hue and all things for the lips too. I must have fifty lipsticks on my vanity and … Continue reading Pucker Up, Buttercup By Noreen Young

Korean Skincare: De-hyped By Eli Jones

The Korean skincare phenomenon gripping the beauty industry for the past half-decade or so is finally loosening its grasp, but only a bit. At least enough to make a contemporary article on the subject risk … Continue reading Korean Skincare: De-hyped By Eli Jones

How to Know if You Need a Risk Assessment By Jerry Jennings

A risk assessment is a systematic, fact-based method of investigation and examination that blends a collection and analysis of multiple sources of information with published research and experience focusing on patterns, population, surroundings, history and … Continue reading How to Know if You Need a Risk Assessment By Jerry Jennings

Ingredient delivery options By Zahi Kazan

All estheticians, try to get the best quality products to use and offer in their services. One of the most important items they look for is the ingredients of the products. Professionally, formulations offer durability, … Continue reading Ingredient delivery options By Zahi Kazan

Gemstone Therapy By Talha Maniar

Rose Quartz Background: Rose Quartz is a healing stone tied to the pink hue of the heart chakra, where emotional experiences are logged and kept. The heart chakra is located near the center of the … Continue reading Gemstone Therapy By Talha Maniar

Improve Facial Benefits with Massage By Lydia Sarfati

Photos  property of  Sarkli-Repechage, Ltd.  © 2019 Sarkli-Repechage, Ltd.  All rights reserved Massage is often considered the enjoyable part of a facial, one that helps relax the client. Although creating a luxurious and pleasurable experience … Continue reading Improve Facial Benefits with Massage By Lydia Sarfati

Facial Massage ……AMAZING! By Susanne Loehr

Facial massage is one of my favorite section of both giving and receiving a facial treatment. As a guest, let’s face it, massage feels AMAZING! As an esthetician, the facial massage is a phenomenal way … Continue reading Facial Massage ……AMAZING! By Susanne Loehr

5 Powerful Antioxidants for Spring By Tiffany McLauchlin

Antioxidants are a key player in the skin health game. Limiting inflammation, combating free radical invasion, and encouraging regular cellular turnover are essential in achieving the ultimate in skin health. As the restorative season of … Continue reading 5 Powerful Antioxidants for Spring By Tiffany McLauchlin

Looking after your skin in winter by Zahi Kazan

During winter time our skin is subject to the damaging and drying effects of cold, windy weather and the low humidity of dry indoor heating. In order to stay warm we enjoy long, hot showers and internal high temperature, this tend to suck the moisture from our … Continue reading Looking after your skin in winter by Zahi Kazan

Providing Preventative Skincare Consultations by Candace Noonan

Providing a thorough skin analysis should be the starting point of any skin care treatment program. Without a complete understanding of a client’s history, work/play lifestyle, sunburn history, genetics, ethnicity,  medications, sensitivities, current skin care … Continue reading Providing Preventative Skincare Consultations by Candace Noonan

Congratulations to the 2018 NASNPRO Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship Winners NASNPRO Grants & Scholarships are making dreams come true! We want you to be successful and have partnered with leading companies to be able to offer these awards. Thank you to … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2018 NASNPRO Scholarship Winners

Men’s Spa “Likes” By Jaclyn Luongo

Statistics state that the millennial generation seeks a lifestyle that is filled with wellness, clean eating, and to create a work life balance. The days of spas being stereotyped as a place for just women … Continue reading Men’s Spa “Likes” By Jaclyn Luongo

The Importance of pH in Skin Care By Linda Nelson

The Lower the Ph, the Higher the Concentration, the More Effective the Product… Let’s start with a quick throwback to chemistry class: pH is a scale that measures acidity and alkalinity. Zero is the most acidic and … Continue reading The Importance of pH in Skin Care By Linda Nelson

Skin and the Incredible, Debatable Adaptogen By Eli Jones

Adaptogen. A word likely to gain commercial momentum among enthusiastic consumers of wellness supplement, alternative healthcare, and holistic beauty products in the coming years. The term refers to a group of largely herbal agents with … Continue reading Skin and the Incredible, Debatable Adaptogen By Eli Jones

MEMBER SPA’tlight – O2 Spa

MEMBER SPA’tlight 02 Spa Owner: Rick Verrico 208 Federal Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412.251.5868 02 Spa offers massage and oxygenated hydro-therapy treatments for a complete package of health and wellness when combined together. The oxygenated … Continue reading MEMBER SPA’tlight – O2 Spa

Hurricanes and Skin Health by Greg Maguire, Ph.D.

The number of worldwide weather-related disasters has increased over the last 20 years1. As climate change increases the frequency and severity of weather events in the coming years, the impact of floods and storms on … Continue reading Hurricanes and Skin Health by Greg Maguire, Ph.D.

Summertime Acne Myths by Eli Jones

Summertime fun and everyone wants to look their best in preparation for beach vacations, outdoor activities with family, and leisure time with friends. It’s for this reason that some may look too common myths to … Continue reading Summertime Acne Myths by Eli Jones

THE HIPPOCRATIC TEMPERAMENTS by Michelle Bardwell

“Know thyself.” These infamous words spoken by Greek physician, Hippocrates, are just as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago. Simple yet profound, this statement speaks of self-awareness, which is the best way to … Continue reading THE HIPPOCRATIC TEMPERAMENTS by Michelle Bardwell

VIDEO: Teen Makeup Application

NASNPRO is excited to bring you a teen video series to help you address the unique concerns of teenagers starting with a simple makeup application that can be done in your spa or salon as … Continue reading VIDEO: Teen Makeup Application

VIDEO: Mindful Movement & Pranayama with Dru Coleman

Taking just 10 minutes out of your day to connect to your breath and re-center your mind and body has profound benefits on your cognitive and physical function. In yogic tradition, Pranayama (controlled breathing practice) … Continue reading VIDEO: Mindful Movement & Pranayama with Dru Coleman

Intimate Lightening with Enrique Ramirez

It is very common for the vaginal and anal skin to become discolored in both men and women. Many people are embarrassed about this topic do not want to discuss options with their clients. NASNPRO … Continue reading Intimate Lightening with Enrique Ramirez

Peptides By Linda Nelson

MEET LINDA NELSON AT A NASNPRO EVENT, Sunday February 25, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. Register Now: nasnpro.com/event Peptides are messengers of skin restructuration and repair so can address concerns associated with aging damaged skin. As … Continue reading Peptides By Linda Nelson

Soak, Sip & Mask By Denise R Fuller

Add a little clay to your Self-Care Day! French Green Clay is one of the most remarkable clays in the world. Luxury spas offer body wraps with this clay. Health practitioners encourage drinking clay. Estheticians … Continue reading Soak, Sip & Mask By Denise R Fuller

Realities of Retail Esthetics by Eli Jones

At the beginning of a new course, it’s common for instructors to tell students of the vast opportunities an esthetics career presents to the ambitious graduate. This all-encompassing career choice rests in both academic and … Continue reading Realities of Retail Esthetics by Eli Jones

Sustainability in the work place By Kim Ortloff

  One of the greatest joys in life is making people feel better.  This includes sharing the gift of health and wellness on many levels, through exercise, diet, flexibility, massage therapy, skin care, and most … Continue reading Sustainability in the work place By Kim Ortloff

Create More Client Loyalty by Pam Stellema

What spa owner doesn’t crave more loyal clients who will visit regularly, spend well and refer others to their business? Today, clients have so many different options when it comes to getting skincare and spa … Continue reading Create More Client Loyalty by Pam Stellema

A Life Changing Practice by Stephani Jungers

The journey to a happier, healthier you can begin anytime, at any place. Many think of yoga and assume that its not for them. Yogis are often thought of as extremely flexible people holding impossible … Continue reading A Life Changing Practice by Stephani Jungers

The Road Less Traveled by Sandra Emmanouilides

Globally, spas have integrated ancient healing modalities into their menus for decades. In mainstream aesthetics in the United States, however, the ancient arts have taken more of a supporting role in the treatment room until … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled by Sandra Emmanouilides

Trends in Health by Dasha Saian

Being an esthetician, and a certified nutrition and wellness consultant for almost a decade, I have an immense passion for health and beauty, and an insatiable hunger for knowledge.  I have always been a dedicated … Continue reading Trends in Health by Dasha Saian

Intimate Bleaching for Men By Monica Grajales

Men are a growing market segment in our industry. Yet, many aestheticians feel uncomfortable providing services for male clients.  As a result, the male market is underserved. For this reason, major industry publications publish articles … Continue reading Intimate Bleaching for Men By Monica Grajales

Seasonal Skin Care By Denise Kemp

Depending on which part of the country you’ll be in this summer, there are different challenges when trying to stay healthy and hydrated, while maintaining that beautiful glow. With warm breezes, hot, humid days, and … Continue reading Seasonal Skin Care By Denise Kemp

Sunscreen on a Cloudy Day by Linda Nelson

UV radiation from the sun comes directly through the clouds, the odds of being sunburned are slight, the UVB rays are short and will not have a direct affect on the skin. However, the UVA … Continue reading Sunscreen on a Cloudy Day by Linda Nelson

Indian Head Massage By Goldie Bonnell

  Massaging the head has been a vital part in Indian life and Culture. This service can be traced back to the earliest texts about 4000 years ago, based on the Ayurvedic healing system. This … Continue reading Indian Head Massage By Goldie Bonnell

HOW HORMONES EFFECT THE SKIN BY LINDA GULLA

Hormones are chemicals secreted by cells or glands, which act as messengers that are sent out from one part of the body to signal cells in other parts of the body. Hormones control and regulate the body’s internal environment by regulating … Continue reading HOW HORMONES EFFECT THE SKIN BY LINDA GULLA

Shades of Success By Donna Dodier

Success. Definition a: degree or measure of succeeding. b: favorable or desired outcome; also : the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence. c: one that succeeds ….. Success can have a multitude of meanings for … Continue reading Shades of Success By Donna Dodier

Treating the Décolleté By Danné Montague-King

Nothing is more beautiful than creamy shoulders segueing into smooth and lovely décolleté topping off a strapless evening gown. This was once the very Hallmark of Gibson Girl beauty in Edwardian times when the showing … Continue reading Treating the Décolleté By Danné Montague-King

Fair Warning By Janet McCormick

  The dream of 75% of beauty professionals is to own their salon. But when they meet that goal, the one part they hate is firing an employee, no matter the cause. But it is … Continue reading Fair Warning By Janet McCormick