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Is it Better to Wear Eyelash Extensions or Mascara?

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As cosmetologists, you need to understand what William Shakespeare meant when he wrote, “Our eyes are the windows to our soul.” When we apply eye makeup or eyelash extensions, we resonate with that sentiment. Eye makeup dates back 12,000 years to ancient Egypt when they lined their eyes and eyebrows heavily with kohl, mainly in […]

What Does Hot Stone Massage Do?

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Getting a massage is a non-invasive way to relax and relieve pain. Massage therapists help their clients unwind and reduce stress, soothing aches through the power of touch and a rejuvenating sensory experience. Bodywork is scientifically proven to reduce stiffness, enhance flexibility and contribute to a greater sense of physical and emotional well-being. But of […]

Why Do Estheticians Do Skin Analysis?

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Skin is an esthetician’s canvas. Like artists, they need to understand their medium type, texture and characteristics to perform skin analysis. If coaxing the beauty out of any skin is an esthetician’s goal, then skin analysis is the key to creating a masterpiece. What is Skin Analysis? Skin analysis is the process of identifying a […]

What is the Best pH for Your Hair?

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The concept of pH was introduced by the Danish chemist S. P. L. Sørensen at the Carlsberg Laboratory in 1909, according to the Science History Institute, and revised to the modern pH scale in 1924. In chemistry, these letters denote the potential of hydrogen or power of hydrogen and is a scale used to specify […]

Hair Coloring: Lighteners, Toners and Special Effects

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Hair coloring, or hair dyeing, is the art of changing the hair’s color with different chemical compounds. It is not new for us to suffer in the name of beauty, self-esteem, and confidence. Coloring the hair is no modern-day affair. For hundreds of years, we have explored the ever-changing, often torturous methods to achieve the […]

How do I Study for the MBLEx test?

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Ready to become a massage therapist but not sure how to start? Becoming a massage therapist involves a few steps that must be completed before performing your first massage session with a client. In order to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) test, you must first graduate from an approved massage therapy program. […]

Macronutrients & Micronutrients: An Esthetician’s Guide

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Eating well is vital for inner health and also helps outward appearances. A nutritious diet can assist in keeping skin healthy. A new field called nutricosmetics follows the use of micronutrients and macronutrients to boost skin health. The basis is simple, proper nutrients equal better skin health. Why are Micronutrients and Macronutrients Important to an […]

What is Aromatherapy?: A Massage Therapist’s Guide

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Aromatherapy centers around holistic medicine that utilizes extracts from natural plants for health and wellbeing. Many massage therapists apply aromatic essential oils medicinally combined with their massage techniques to improve their client’s physical and emotional health. How Aromatherapy Works Aromatherapy works by stimulating receptors in the nose responsible for smell, sending messages by olfactory cells […]

Hair Design for Men: A Cosmetologist’s Guide

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When we think of hair design and visiting the beauty salon, we often think of men getting their hair coiffed. Going back just a couple of generations ago, men went to the barber or opted to get their hair lopped off at home. Fast-forward a few decades, and some men now commonly prefer the salon […]

Using YouTube for Your Massage Therapy Practice

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YouTube is currently ranked number two in global and domestic web traffic for uploading and viewing video content. The platform boasts of more than 2 billion monthly users, with over 70% viewing from mobile devices, according to HootSuite. Creating and posting video content on a YouTube channel as a marketing tool is a great way […]