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The State of Our Industry & How it will Affect You

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

By Grant Miller, Salon Consultant

It’s no secret that our industry as a whole is generally slower than a few years ago. And if you compare it to 10 years ago, most everyone will agree that is is off quite …

Acting Surgeon General:
‘We Really Don’t Know’

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

JULY 30, 2014 – U.S. Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak — a dermatologist whose first action as acting surgeon general was the creation of a report vilifying UV exposure — admitted Tuesday that UV exposure may not be what’s driving …

Special $129 Rate for Nashville Ends Today!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Today is your last chance to register for Smart Tan Nashville for the special rate of $129. There’s no better value than the industry’s only national event featuring every equipment manufacturer, sunless brand and tanning lotion. For just $129, you’ll experience …

Surgeon General Issues UV Report

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The U.S. Acting Surgeon General on Tuesday issued “A Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer” — a 112-page report that specifically targets reducing sunbed usage as one of its action points.

The American Academy of Dermatology Association has been …

Vitamin D Deficiency Tied to Doubled Schizophrenia Risk: Study

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Those who were vitamin D deficient were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia in a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Encompassing 19 different observational studies and 2,804 total participants, the …

Inspired Ideas: Leif Vasstrom, Supra Brands

Monday, July 28th, 2014

With his experience as both a salon owner and manufacturer, Leif Vasstrom continues to support the success of indoor tanning businesses across North America and beyond. As a result Supra Brands enjoys ongoing growth and a sterling reputation for quality …

The Vitamin D Council Launches 2014 Fundraiser

Friday, July 25th, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (July 23, 20014) – Today, the Vitamin D Council launched a fundraising pledge drive. The goal is to raise $60,000 in thirty days. The fundraiser takes place from July 23 to August 22 online at

Sun Avoidance: A Risk Factor for Mortality?

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

By Jeff Nicklas, Vitamin D Council

In a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, researchers found that avoiding sun exposure may increase the risk for all-cause mortality in women.

In past articles, we’ve covered the positive and negative …


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