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Dentists Can’t Control Teeth Whitening: Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that a North Carolina state board controlled by dentists could not decide who can and can’t provide teeth whitening allows businesses like salons and spas to offer the service without opposition from those …

What Do You Want from Me? Tips for Creating Fan-Friendly Social Content

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Social media isn’t easy, but it is worthwhile if your business takes the time to create fan-friendly social content. The sad fact is, many small businesses are too focused on using old-media tactics that don’t work for social media.

For …

Diabetes Tied to ‘D’ Deficiency, Regardless of Weight

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Vitamin D deficiency is more closely related to developing type 2 diabetes than obesity, which is most commonly perceived to be associated with the disease, according to new research published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Did CDC Burn the Truth in ER-Sunbed Report?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

In December, two senior officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention published a short report in one of the American Medical Association’s journals, asking the public to believe that sunbeds cause 3,234 emergency room visits per year …

Base Tans Protect Whales from Sunburn Too

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

This may be the first time you’ve ever been okay with the notion of being compared to a whale.

A study reported by USA Today found that whales, like humans, tan in order to protect themselves from sunburn.

Because of …

‘Good Morning America’ Revisits Spray Tanning Safety

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Dear Smart Tan Family –

ABC News Good Morning America produced a report last week about DHA spray tanning safety — concentrating on whether or not consumers understand that the FDA recommends that consumers take protective measures to avoid inhalation, ingestion …

Vitamin D Important for NFL Players: Study

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Players with higher vitamin D levels were less likely to get cut from the team during preseason in a recent study involving members of the Pittsburg Steelers, the Vitamin D Council reports. Higher levels also related to less likelihood of …

Your Guide to Checking References

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Any salon owner will tell you that the staff you hire can make or break your business, yet so many tanning businesses fail to implement a thorough hiring process. It requires a tremendous level of responsibility and trustworthiness to put …


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