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Five Spa Tips Every Twenty-Something Should Know

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.25.2016 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Put Google to work. Type in the search word "best" plus the spa service and your town. Yelp, Insider, Bing, City Search or some other social media review site should pop up with information on a variety of therapists and spa professionals.

On a Budget? Here's How to Improve Your Skincare Routine Without Splurging

Cassie Fehlen | Posted 10.02.2013 | Style
Cassie Fehlen

By understanding what each step of your skincare routine is trying to achieve, you'll understand how just slightly improving the step will make a big impact on your regimen's results. After all, we want to get the most out of those 5 minutes at the sink each morning and night, right?

I Discovered Who Does Michelle's Facials

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.13.2013 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

Not only is she truly the "first esthetician," but Joelle Lyons-Lee is also African-American with a foundation strongly grounded in both medical esthetics and ethnic skin.

Aging Has Turned Me Into A Squirrel

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.31.2013 | Fifty
Susan McCorkindale

I feel so stupid. I've been completely preoccupied with my neck, when the whole time, it was my face that's been up to no good.

Breaking Up With My Beauty Routine

Diana Ryu | Posted 03.17.2013 | Style
Diana Ryu

A year ago, to give my tired skin a break, I started seeing an esthetician whose own frustratingly sensitive skin forced a homemade line: products include oatmeal cleansers, apple juice toners and jojoba oil lotions.

Do Most Hotel Spas Deserve 5 Star Status?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 02.26.2013 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

If a client is not dreaming about their next treatment with the same therapist or planning how to return to that spa as soon as possible, then consider the ball as dropped.

Spas and the Issue of Race Relations

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

The majority of esthetic (skin care) schools do not even teach how to care for ethnic skin. Thus begins the disenfranchisement of brown people (Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and bi-racial)in an industry that by its very nature is supposed to be empathetic and nurturing.

Spa Tips to Prepare for the FLOTUS

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 10.17.2012 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

There are certain amenities and qualities which I look for that would satisfy most folks, probably even a FLOTUS. It may surprise you that while luxurious surroundings are always a plus, it is not always my primary requirement.

Who Does Michelle's Facials?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 12.07.2012 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

The spa industry remains relentlessly apathetic and unapologetically uneducated in caring for the skin of 80 percent of the world's population.

Spa-ing 411 For Brown Skin Facials

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

The need for ethnic skin care education was critical to creating new streams of revenue for the spa industry and necessary for maintaining relevance in a fast moving global industry

Opportunities in Beauty

Amy Battaglia | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Amy Battaglia

If the client brings in a picture of Gisele Bündchen and says she wants to look like her, ask if she ever has. Make clients understand you are helping to make them look the best they can, and not to look like someone else.