Advice From 4 World-Famous Hair Stylists

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As a hair stylist, odds are, you have multiple people coming into your salon every day with photos of what they want their hair to look like—even if getting their hair to look like one of those pictures is a long shot at best. Often, the inspiration for a client’s desired cut comes from a celebrity or model, whose look has come from a recognizable and famous hairstylist. While these hairstyles aren’t always attainable for clients who don’t have hours each day to spend getting their hair done, you can still give your clients a look they love. Here are a few pieces of advice from some of those famous hair stylists who are giving celebrities and supermodels the looks your clients want: Hiro Haraguchi Read Tracey’s full interview Hiro Haraguchi is... Read more

4 Ways to Heat Up Your Massage Treatments for Winter

4 Ways to Heat Up Your Massage Treatments for Winter

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Fall has arrived—hooray, pumpkin spice everything! However, before we know it, we’ll be transitioning into the frigid winter months. Spruce up your massage treatments with these small yet effective add-ons to keep your clients warm and happy and learn how you can safeguard your practice from potential risks. Heated Blankets Many therapists use heated blankets year-round, however, heated blankets are especially beneficial during ski season. The heat from the blanket not only helps keep clients warm, but it also draws blood to the muscle tissue prior to beginning your treatment. Safety tip: Double check the cord on the blanket and make sure that there are no frayed wires or damaged prongs before beginning your treatment. Tuck away the cord to help prevent trip-and-falls. Dry Brush... Read more

9 Ultra-Glam Halloween Makeup Ideas from Instagram

9 Ultra-Glam Halloween Makeup Ideas from Instagram

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Halloween is just around the corner and we can’t help but feel inspired by these ghoulish looks. We found some hauntingly-gorgeous face painting and makeup from a few of the talented MUAs from Instagram. Which ones are your favorites? 9. Ghoulish Wednesday View this post on Instagram A post shared by corie willet (@twistinbangs) on Oct 3, 2018 at 2:22pm PDT A new twist on Wednesday by @twistinbangs 8. Glammed-Out Beetlejuice View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mel • Morales (@glam_by_mel) on Oct 8, 2018 at 3:03pm PDT Glamorous Beetlejuice by @glam_by_mel 7. Gothic Romance View this post on Instagram A post shared by TheTrashMask (@thetrashmask) on May 3, 2018 at 4:47pm PDT “Gothic Beauty” by @thetrashmask is e... Read more

New: Personal Trainer Insurance Now Offered

New: Personal Trainer Insurance Now Offered

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Here at BBI, our customers are the core of our business. We not only take pride in writing affordable, high-quality insurance for professionals in the alternative health and beauty communities, we also care about your financial security and success.   You asked for more and we listened.   Due to hundreds of phone calls and requests, we’ve rolled out a new insurance endorsement for our current and future policyholders: the Personal Trainer Insurance Endorsement.   How does the new personal trainer endorsement affect my policy? When you add the personal trainer endorsement to your BBI policy, your policy will not only cover your massage, esthetic, cosmetology, and hair practice, but it will also cover your personal training practice. Prior to this chang... Read more

Limiting Malpractice Risks: A Massage Therapist’s Guide

Limiting Malpractice Risks: A Massage Therapist’s Guide

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Massage Therapy is a rewarding career; however, even the best massage therapist can be faced with a malpractice lawsuit. Creating a plan and getting massage insurance liability coverage can mitigate these risks.   While avoiding a lawsuit altogether isn’t possible, there are some steps you can take to protect your business if you’re ever faced with one. These are just a few tips that you can implement to help reduce your liability exposures.   Create a written procedure for how you will interact with your clients Documenting your process can help if you’re involved in a malpractice lawsuit. This applies to both solo massage therapists as well as spas. The policies and procedures document should discuss how various aspects of your business operates.  ... Read more