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Support for the beauty industry during the COVID-19 shutdowns

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many small businesses across the country in a seemingly impossible position. To protect the lives of employees, contractors, clients, and their communities, they needed to shut down. The beauty industry, in particular, has been hit hard, as salons and spas nationwide were some of the first businesses forced to close
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What’s new in CBD products and treatments for Salons and Spas

Even as we begin a new decade, one of the hottest topics of the beauty industry continues to be CBD. Cosmetics manufacturers and other beauty and wellness industry innovators are finding new ways of applying this ingredient. It is featured in a diverse array of topical products and services, including massage creams, skincare products, nail
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How Salons & Spas Prepare for the Holiday Rush

Some of us dread the slush and snow, while others find the carols and crooners grating. Yet the holiday season can truly be the most wonderful time of the year — even for busy salons and spas. As families and businesses celebrate the year past and gather for holiday celebrations, people turn in droves to salon and spa professionals to help
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Flu Season: How to Keep your Salon/Spa Healthy

With a chill in the air, the leaves are falling fast now — and washing our hands more. November and December are not only a time for festivities but also a time for the flu. The 2019 flu season began in October and experts predict it will be a severe one. That may give salon and spa professionals pause. After all, they operate high-traffic
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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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