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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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Guilt by Association: Case Studies in Slips and Falls

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the leading cause of hospital emergency room visits each year, accounting for more than eight-million such visits. More than one million of these visits, or 12 percent, are due to “slip and fall” accidents. In this litigious time, business owners should take note of these
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Male grooming industry grows beards—and market share

Though it flies under the radar compared to its flashier cousins, the cosmetics and women’s hair care markets, the male grooming industry continues to boom in 2018. This $8.7 billion market in the US has taken off in recent years with even greater growth expected in the future. Growth is set to increase from 1.4% in 2017 to 3.8% in 2022 in the
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Sustainable business practices for every salon: Part 2

As we reviewed in our last post, salons sometimes stamp out a big ecological footprint. But salons all over the country have devised and adopted strategies for reducing their environmental impact. Here are two more ideas for salons looking to go green:  Make recycling a priority Salons can reduce waste by purchasing products that use
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