Archive for September, 2011


Published on September 10, 2011

As estheticians, we really should be accountable for educating our clients about carcinogenic, irritating and toxic ingredients in skin care products. What amazes me the most – many of our clinical Oncology Esthetics® graduates continue to use and sell skin care products without much concern about irritating, toxic and carcinogenic ingredients to cancer patients or clients.  […]

Bamboo Fusion Provides Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage without Taxing Therapists

Published on September 9, 2011

I had the good fortune of experiencing some amazing treatments at Universal’s Spa Day Event at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas last week. One of my favorites was the Bamboo Fusion Massage masterfully executed by Mary Ann Vaughn. A Holistic Health Practitioner and a Licensed Esthetician, Mary Ann is a national trainer for Bamboo Fusion, […]

Look Around and WAKE UP! Leases, Payroll Cost, Service Pricing & Growth

Published on September 7, 2011

The past month seemed to be filled with calls from spa owners and physicians who built and opened their businesses somewhere around 2005-2007.  They saw the trend, and drank the Kool-Aid.  Landlords seized the opportunity too, marketed their property as though it was the greatest thing since sliced bread and negotiated hard leases and over-sold […]

Antioxidants for Anti-aging

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At Alchimie Forever, we believe phyto-antioxidants are the most powerful way to prevent and repair signs of skin aging. Indeed, antioxidants are not new to beauty and skin care industries and have been on everyone’s lips over the last few years, touted to be the latest “miracle in a jar.” But what exactly are antioxidants? What do […]

Universal Companies’ New & Cosmopolitan Way to Showcase Brands.

Published on September 6, 2011

Universal Companies’ 2nd Spa Day Event was held at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on August 30th. The all-day event introduced Vegas Spa Directors to Universal’s brand partners by experiencing them first hand. I was lucky to be included and we all left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. I also learned about some great new treatments! […]

Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

Published on September 1, 2011

This question is asked fairly regularly during our clinical Oncology Esthetics® trainings about the use of bio-identical hormones vs hormone replacement therapy (HRT).  So, let’s look at what is happening here with menopause that can be induced by chemotherapy. During chemotherapy, women may have irregular menstrual cycles or amenorrhea (disappearance of menstrual periods). Some medications […]