Oct. 21, 2014

Broad a-peel
Few treatment modalities have the ability to treat as wide a variety of patients and concerns as chemical peels. Whether an individual wants to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, get rid of facial scarring or knock down cystic acne, there is a peeling agent that can help.More

Mineral oil: Skin friend or foe?
Mineral oil is a beauty-product ingredient that inherently arouses suspicion. It is, after all, a derivative of petroleum — as in crude oil; the stuff that runs machines and makes the modern world go 'round. Do we really want that on our skin?More

Probiotics the latest trend in beauty products
ABC News Radio via KRVN-FM
Probiotics may be the next big thing in skin care treatments, making their way from your digestive system into topical products and onto beauty aisle shelves near you, thanks to dermatological researchers. The upshot: Skin care treatments are popping up on the market with some science behind them.More

A deluxe detox in Italy's best spa
Beauty News NYC
Although body detox began as a fringe culture for health fanatics, it has now become an important part of a sound lifestyle that is supported by science. If you travel to Italy, make a stop at Ti Sana, a medical spa near Milan that has a unique detox program. Supervised by a staff of doctors and health assistants, it aims at cleansing the body and mind to a place of purity and serenity.More

Grape antioxidant shown to treat acne effectively USA
Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medicine, to enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria.More

How does a leader transform an organization?
By Betty Boyd
It's a simple question with a not-so-simple answer: How does a leader transform an organization? According to researcher Bernard M. Bass, transformational leaders "garner trust, respect and admiration from their followers." It starts with having a vision, which helps establish the direction the organization should strive to achieve. The next step is taking that vision and formulating a strategy, which is an organization's compass and helps to keep on course.More

Customer service done right: 5 best practices
Business News Daily
Good news, business owners of today: You're doing something right. In a recent survey by communications software provider CorvisaCloud, 60 percent of consumers said they believe that customer service overall has improved from 2013 to 2014. Despite the resources a company needs in order to keep up with increasing customer demands, smaller businesses actually have an advantage over larger companies when it comes to providing great service.More

Digital marketing 101: How to be heard online
These days, for companies trying to get attention online, it’s about likes, tweets and views. Audience is the new currency for measuring a brand’s value. But how do companies get people to sit up and listen to their marketing messages amid the din of social media, blog posts and updates? More

5 unexpected ways businesses can use smartphones to drive profit
Sales & Marketing Management
No matter the product, service or industry, mission or corporate philosophy, nearly every business is bottom line-driven. And, there is no shortage of ingenuity as to how companies try to glean more profit out of existing processes. Every so often, a new technology emerges that radically changes the productivity landscape and industry's related profitability potential in kind. Some notable advancements, of course, have included the assembly line, telephone, fax machine and the Internet. Today, there is a ubiquitous technology poised to revolutionize how business is done: the smartphone ... but not for the reason you may think.More

Therapeutic, nutraceutical potential of bioactive compounds extracted from fruit residues
Chemical Rubber Company via PubMed
The growing interest in the substitution of synthetic food antioxidants by natural ones has fostered research in identifying new low-cost antioxidants having commercial potential. Fruits, such as mango, banana and those belonging to the citrus famil,y leave behind a substantial amount of residues in the form of peels, pulp, seeds and stonesMore

INCH Hairdressing breaks business mold, adding yoga, meals, massages to repertoire
Daily Telegraph
Unlike conventional hair salons, which typically feature white walls lined with mirrors, INCH Hairdressing and Cafe is engaging and colorful and the owners pride themselves on offering a community space.More

The salons that hope you can't tell goats and humans apart
In China, hair extensions, wigs and weaves are big business. Buyers in hair salons and shopping malls are often told they are getting real human hair — but when you look closely, sometimes things are not as they seem.More

Create training programs with positive impact
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Organizational development is completely dependent upon professional development of employees. Whether in management or the front line, staff must grow professionally in order for the organization to progress. Employees must learn efficient processes, managers must learn better management and leadership skills and everyone needs to learn the newest technologies.More

Microcurrent procedures
Did you know? … It is the position of the NCEA that one of the three requirements of microcurrent devices are intended to: