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Disaster Safety: Be Prepared for Storms with Business Income Insurance

With about three weeks to go, the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has been less active than recent years — yet it still has more named storms than the historical average, according to The Weather Channel. However, even an inactive hurricane season can produce storms that cause widespread destruction. According to FEMA, nearly 40 percent of
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Disaster Relief: How Salons Support their Communities After Hurricanes

Over the last few years, the country has been hit with several devastating hurricanes, including Harvey, Irma and, more recently, Dorian. In the immediate aftermath of a storm, businesses that are operable sometimes step up to support their local communities. The past few storms have yielded several interesting cases of disaster support from and
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Preschool Pampering: How Salons and Spas Manage Risks Associated with Kids

The latest target audience for beauty and wellness services is really growing into the role: kids. The market for children’s salon and spa services is growing. At least 25 percent of salons offer this service, which represents a 15 percent increase between 2011 and 2015, says the New York Times. Not only is the clientele at “adult” salons
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Be Sensitive to Skincare Sensitivity in Salons & Spas

Blue summer skies are a welcome sight for salon and spa staff, and not just because they’re happy to see the sun. The return of warm weather often leads to increased customer volume, as more and more people decide they want a wax, facial or pedicure before hitting the beach or road for a vacation. While the increased business is great for
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Sunscreen bans: when common ingredients become questionable

You may have seen the news recently that two of the most popular summer travel and tourist destinations in the U.S. are banning your favorite sunscreens. Though rumors and headlines sometimes suggest otherwise, only Hawaii and Key West, Florida have banned two sunscreen ingredients, and the bans will not go into effect for another year or two.
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How the beauty industry is taking the lead on environmental stewardship

More Americans are committing to an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, and beauty consumers want to look good while doing good for the planet. Consumers are educating themselves about the products they use and the environmental effects of certain ingredients, and beauty magazines are quick to highlight which products are best for anyone who
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CBD Part 2: Infusing Cannabidiol Into Salon & Spa Services

The surge of CBD-infused personal care products being sold across the country isn’t just happening in hipster hubs or mom-and-pop wellness stores. Consumers are demanding the product and large corporations are taking notice. As Men’s Health reports, the market is expected to grow to $22 billion by 2022. This should come as no surprise, as
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CBD: Personal Care Products Ride High on Growing Adoption of Cannabis Compound

It is hard to turn your head without seeing the acronym CBD. It’s on Instagram, in magazines and in an increasing number of beauty and personal care products. How much do you know about CBD? If you are like me, you know it has some relation to marijuana. You might have some ideas about what it’s purportedly good for—anxiety, inflammation,
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Label literacy and beauty products

Thanks to Teri Pereira for this guest post. She is account manager for Foundation®, a specialty insurance program for domestic cosmetics manufacturers, importers and distributors.  Cosmetics labels have again been making the news. Last week, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) introduced a bill that would require cosmetics manufacturers to label
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Beauty in bloom: trends we’re watching for Spring 2019

A plethora of spring and summer beauty trends emerged last month from the runways of New York Fashion Week. Now, as trend-seekers stream into salons and spas, there are three we will be watching more closely. As we take a deeper dive, consider how salon and spa professionals should approach providing trendy services—and how a proactive safety
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