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5 Tips for Treating the Transgender Client by Danné Montague-King

As committed supporters of The Harvey Milk Foundation worldwide, championing the rights of every human being to be exactly who they are, we also provide services that help people along their individual pathways to success and fulfillment. With the recent “outing” of transgender Bruce Jenner, more and more potential clients are seeking transitional treatments to … Continue reading 5 Tips for Treating the Transgender Client by Danné Montague-King

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 include French Green Clay to acne treatments due to its anti-bacterial elements and drying properties. Soak Remove the toxic energy … Continue reading Soak, Sip & Mask By Denise R Fuller

My Instagram Love Affair By Barry Eichner

It’s by far one of the hottest social media platforms! It’s also my personal favorite! I guess it’s because I’m a photographer. Honestly, I just love using Instagram to tell my story or the story of spa product brands that I represent. Finding a way to express a brand through visual content is a personal … Continue reading My Instagram Love Affair By Barry Eichner

Retailing Mineral Makeup in the Treatment Room By Annie Mayo

Are you offering half of a facial? Do you just cleanse, mask and mention to your client how their pores are clogged? Or do you include extractions, a mask and add sunscreen to finish off their experience? I hope the ladder! When you don’t offer the last step, you might as well send them out … Continue reading Retailing Mineral Makeup in the Treatment Room By Annie Mayo

MEMBER BENEFITS: HP INK & TONER – SAVE UP TO 40% EVERY DAY!

With NASNPRO, you have access to exclusive everyday low pricing on HP ink and toner with discounts up to 40% off at Office Depot. Hundreds of items to choose from, with unbeatable quality and pricing. Count on HP to deliver peak performance. Example Savings: · HP 36A – 40% off Save $35.59 · HP 950XL … Continue reading MEMBER BENEFITS: HP INK & TONER – SAVE UP TO 40% EVERY DAY!

Bio Hack the Body through Skin Care By Leah Carver

The skin, this organ through which we work hold the key to our health and vitality. As estheticians we are taught the functions of the skin. However it goes so much deeper than the way we first understand them – The skin is a direct connection to the inner workings of the body and mind. … Continue reading Bio Hack the Body through Skin Care By Leah Carver

FLORIDA NASNPRO 2018

Download the Slides from each presentation by visiting the Sponsor Portal To Success FOUND HERE Thank you to everyone who showed up for the 2018 NASNPRO educational event in Boynton Beach, Florida on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Below is a recap of the event along with links to access the slides from the presenters. If … Continue reading FLORIDA NASNPRO 2018

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 practical spheres with elements of art, science, business, and vocation interwoven throughout. As such, an enterprising licensee may venture into … Continue reading Realities of Retail Esthetics by Eli Jones

5 Reasons Spas Need Professional Business Services By Lance Harris

You have the vision, talent and drive to turn your passion into a thriving spa. Yet you continually find yourself bogged down by the paperwork of it all. If you are tired or frustrated, you are not alone. Spa owners (and small-business owners in all industries, as a matter of fact) are often overwhelmed by … Continue reading 5 Reasons Spas Need Professional Business Services By Lance Harris

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 importantly, self-appreciation and positive living.  I can honestly say that the rewards and self-fulfillment from helping people all day is … Continue reading Sustainability in the work place By Kim Ortloff

Make Time for Running Your Business By Hannelore Leavy

Are you working in your business or on your business? What’s the difference you ask? Your answer probably is: “I work for my business to keep it open and to grow; provide a livelihood for myself and my employees and to make a difference in my clients’ life”. Excellent – these are your goals, but … Continue reading Make Time for Running Your Business By Hannelore Leavy

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who’s the fairest of them all? By Denise R. Fuller

Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all? Have you witnessed your boss applying her lipstick at the makeup counter and wondered if she actually said that to herself? Then as she finishes her application, smiles and appears to congratulate herself only to turn around and starts to bark orders at you … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who’s the fairest of them all? By Denise R. Fuller

The Source of Hope – #GivingTuesday

For over a decade the National Aesthetic Spa Network (NASNPRO) has given, in many forms, to numerous charities but none have quite touched our heart as the philanthropic group, The Source of Hope. We were inspired as Founder Quynh Chau shared her story at the NASNPRO event in Dallas, Texas. Her remarkable journey from being … Continue reading The Source of Hope – #GivingTuesday

Manscaping!  The Boyzillian!  The BaseBall Wax! By Lori Nestore

Many names – all leading to the promise land: Male Brazilian bikini waxing.  Many estheticians are still quite unnerved by the thought of waxing men’s intimate areas.  Let’s examine why: What if they are weird or perverted? 99.9% simply want to be hair free.  Just like women.  In the event you have a man with … Continue reading Manscaping!  The Boyzillian!  The BaseBall Wax! By Lori Nestore

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 treatments. Spas are everywhere and most offer similar services to those that you offer to your clients. How can you … 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 poses for agonizing lengths of time. When in actuality Yoga is appropriate for all ages, sizes, and occupations. You don’t … 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 recent years. Across the country, skincare conferences now feature presenters and exhibitors who teach these more holistic modalities, and impart … 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 proponent of the organic and holistic lifestyle, so when tragedy struck in my family, I had no choice but to … 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 encouraging aestheticians to seriously consider expanding their service menu to attract male clientele. Men, especially Gen-Xers are very interested in … Continue reading Intimate Bleaching for Men By Monica Grajales

Five Things National Grid Taught Me about the Customer Experience By Simon T Bailey

Recently, I was invited by the leadership team of National Grid, a gas and electric company, to share my insights with their 500 leaders who are responsible for 14,500 employees in New York and throughout the New England states. Instead of just showing up and throwing up as some speakers do, I spent some time … Continue reading Five Things National Grid Taught Me about the Customer Experience By Simon T Bailey

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 balmy nights, Florida can seem like the ideal place for your skin to be in summer months, but don’t be … Continue reading Seasonal Skin Care By Denise Kemp

5 Ways Kindness Will Change Your Life By Simon T. Bailey

Og Mandino, author of The Greatest Salesman that Ever Lived once said, “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the … Continue reading 5 Ways Kindness Will Change Your Life By Simon T. Bailey

Email Marketing – Make It Rain! by Barry Eichner

If you’re work at a day spa, own a day spa or work for your self as a solo provider esthetician, email marketing can be the difference between a bank account that’s flush with cash or flushing cash down the drain!  In today’s hyper-connected world, consumers are on their smart phones nearly non-stop.  You are … Continue reading Email Marketing – Make It Rain! by Barry Eichner

How to Create a Dynamic In-Spa Education Program By Jaclyn Luongo

The beauty industry is constantly evolving. The search for the “Fountain of Youth” will always exist. With advanced technology we get closer to it every year. The objective of creating an In-Spa Education Program is to keep staff engaged and excited about the services offered. The more knowledge they have, the more empowered they feel. … Continue reading How to Create a Dynamic In-Spa Education Program By Jaclyn Luongo

Pain Prevention for the Esthetician by Eli Jones

  Being an esthetician often means spending extended periods behind a treatment table with one service flowing into another. If no time is blocked for a breather, the day’s first break may come at the end of an eight-hour shift where a worn-out sense of accomplishment is met with after-treatment chores. At this point, the … Continue reading Pain Prevention for the Esthetician by Eli Jones

October Members Only Benefits

NASNPRO Members-Only Office Depot October specials are here! Register for online ordering to save up to 80% off additional kitchen, breakroom and office products. Get your Office Depot/OfficeMax Store Discount Card Did you know you get exclusive member-only pricing at any Office Depot/OfficeMax retail store location? Stop by more than 1,000 stores when you need … Continue reading October Members Only Benefits

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 rays are very long and penetrate deep into the dermis, where new skin cells, collagen and elastin are formed. Did … 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 ancient technique was used in conjunction with herbs, spices, essential oils and oils such as coconut, sesame, almond, olive and mustard to … 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 metabolism, controlling the reproductive cycle, inducing hunger and cravings, stimulating or inhibiting growth, and preparing the body for changes such … 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 different people. The Whole Shabang The Spa: It is a “whole” experience. All the senses are affected. The client’s interpretations … 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 of legs or even an ankle was viewed with shock and considered déclassé. Plunging necklines, even the bra-less looks are … 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 part of being in business, and learning what to do is a task that must be met. For example, reading … Continue reading Fair Warning By Janet McCormick

Medical Spa Cross Marketing Strategies By Larry H. Oskin

Cross marketing is a great way to build new day spa and medical spa clientele as well as to sell more services to your existing regular clients.  It’s really quite simple. `Do unto others as you would want them to do for you’. The Golden Rule of Cross Marketing is; `Create extra special surprise promotions … Continue reading Medical Spa Cross Marketing Strategies By Larry H. Oskin

Beauty Therapy Embraces Diversity by Danné Montague King

is the innovator and founder of a world- wide movement known as Skin Revision. As far back as the early 1960’s, this visionary and pioneer became aware that something was missing from the popular approaches to caring for skin. Danné strongly believes that there should be a positive working relationship between the medical and aesthetic … Continue reading Beauty Therapy Embraces Diversity by Danné Montague King

NASNPRO Elevated Education comes to Texas October 2

The National Aesthetic Spa Network cordially invites you to attend the upcoming Elevated Educational Event at NOAH’S Event Venue. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Below you will find more information about NASNPRO and our upcoming event: NASNPRO started in 2004 as the Florida Aesthetic Network founded by Denise R. Fuller and Janet McCormick. These industry … Continue reading NASNPRO Elevated Education comes to Texas October 2

The V-Steam: Personal and Private Pre-Wedding Ritual By Kim & Cierra Collier

Fragrant, colorful, rich with tradition– These are stunning elements of Javanese pre-wedding “Lulur” ritual.  The 17th century Javanese Lulur ritual traditionally began with a massage with coconut oil, infused with pandanus leaves and cempaka flowers, followed by an exfoliation with a blend of rice, turmeric, sandalwood, jasmine flowers, and a hint of jasmine oil. Fresh … Continue reading The V-Steam: Personal and Private Pre-Wedding Ritual By Kim & Cierra Collier

ENERGY 101: Give the Boot to Energy Zappers by Linda Bertaut

Good energy makes you feel uplifted, while negative energy drains you. Albert Einstein taught us that everything is energy…”What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.“ What does this mean for you and your clients? We are energetic Beings, … Continue reading ENERGY 101: Give the Boot to Energy Zappers by Linda Bertaut

Does Online Reputation Management Really Matter?

This is a question I actually hear quite a bit, especially when I’m presenting at business events. The short answer is: “Not really… unless you care about getting customers or keeping the ones you have.” Although a lot of business owners and executives discount the value and power of online reputation management, the fact of … Continue reading Does Online Reputation Management Really Matter?