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News Archive for December, 2014

Tanners Have Canada’s Highest ‘D’ Levels

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

People who use sunbeds have the highest vitamin D levels of any group in Canada, according to a study published in the journal public health by Dr. Gerry Schwalfenberg, an Edmonton physician who has written several papers on vitamin D.…

Do You Know What Business You’re In?

Monday, December 29th, 2014

By Grant Miller, Salon Consultant

One of my new favorite TV shows is “The Profit” with Marcus Lemonis on CNBC. Lemonis is a no-nonsense entrepreneur who finds failing businesses with potential, writes a big check to the owner for a …

Can Certain Drugs Contribute to Lower Vitamin D Levels

Friday, December 26th, 2014

From The Vitamin D Council

A review of various human clinical and epidemiological studies determined that certain medications communly used by elderly individuals are related to lower vitamin D levels.

Drug-nutrient interactions are the interactions between a food, a nutrient, …

Does Your Salon Need a New Year’s Resolution?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

In a recent poll, more than half of respondents said they do not have a New Year’s Resolution for their indoor tanning business.

There’s a good chance you might not have even thought of a resolution as something you …

Gwyneth Paltrow:
How can sun be bad for you?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Known for her dedication to rigid skin and health care routines, actress Gwyneth Paltrow discussed her love for sunshine in an interview for British Cosmopolitan last year.

“We’re human beings and the sun is the sun – how can it …

How It’s Made: Low-Pressure Tanning Lamps

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

By Steve Schlitt, Head Engineer, Cosmedico

A low-pressure tanning lamp is essentially a special class of fluorescent lamp. A fluorescent lamp is a practical example of what is scientifically referred to as a “rare gas mercury arc discharge device.” Setting …

Devoted Creations Sponsors School Tragedy Fundraiser

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Through the month on November, Sun Factory, a Devoted Creations Five Star Diamond Salon in the small town of Marysville, WA, held a fundraiser for the Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting tragedy.

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Sun Factory raffled off tickets to be entered …

The Eyes Have It: Create attention-grabbing graphics for your marketing

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

In your everyday life, your brain is flooded with information,, advertisements and conversations. You can’t possibly retain everything, and neither can your customers, which is why it’s essential to make your online content memorable and eye-catching.

With attention spans getting …