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Page 21 of 84 19 beautybuzz INDUSTRY NEWS Know Your Stuff Keep up with the latest stats, research, and services for esties Sell that Sunscreen If clients have been asking you about ingestible sunscreen, now you have a solid response (and an excellent opportunity to tell them about the professional, effective sunscreen you offer). Federal regulators recently warned natural sunscreen companies that they're illegally marketing pills and capsules that claim to protect against the sun. "There's no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen," says Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. If an ingestible product makes the claim that it can protect against the sun, the FDA says the product would be considered a drug—and the agency hasn't approved a drug with that claim. The health-care community and federal regulators have been working to improve UV protection, but also have been fighting false claims. Do your part! Educate your clients, and sell that sunscreen. THE BIG FIVE Funded by the ISPA Foundation and carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the US Spa Industry Study dives deep into the latest data on industry-wide trends, growth, and performance. The Big Five stats from the 2018 Spa Industry Study are based on data from the 2017 calendar year. For the past seven years, the Big Five has told a story of consistent growth across five key performance indicators: total revenue, spa visits, spa locations, employee count, and revenue per visit. The 2018 study shows that 2017 was the eighth consecutive year of growth and record highs in all five stats. In 2017: • Total revenue surpassed $17.5 billion, representing a 3 percent increase over 2016. • Spa visits increased to 187 billion, a 1.6 percent increase over 2016. • Spa locations climbed to 21,770 in 2017, compared to 21,260 in 2016. • Total employee count increased to 372,100 in 2018, a 1.9 percent increase over 2016. • Spa revenue per visit leapt up by 2.7 percent, from $91.30 in 2016 to $93.70 in 2017. The complete 2018 US Spa Industry Study was released at the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo. For the full report, visit Go Where Your Clients Are Ready to go mobile? Spa Valet makes it easy by offering spa business owners, hospitality managers, and solo estheticians the chance to go mobile with its spa service cart. This unique service can go where your clients are, and features a full-service spa experience, including a hot towel warmer, Basalt stone set, facial steamer, pedi bowl, massage table, LED lamp, Bose sound system, retractable nail shelf, and a proprietary heat shelf. With over 30 years in the spa industry, Spa Valet is uniquely aware of the areas of opportunity that exist in their field. A single spa cart can solve numerous obstacles faced by esties who want to be mobile. Learn more about how Spa Valet is redefining spa services at

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