ASCP Skin Deep

MARCH | APRIL 2018

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www.ascpskincare.com 21 beautybuzz COSMO REPORT Know Your Stuff Stay current with the latest cosmetology news SAFE SALONS Two Rutgers School of Public Health studies suggest that clients who frequent nail salons exhibit more skin and fungal diseases than those who visit less often. The study also concludes that nail salon technicians are receiving inadequate training in the use of chemicals. "While there have been studies on the safety and health risks to employees of these facilities, less is known about client perception of these risks or whether they are exposed in a similar manner," says lead author Lindsey Milich. "We found that although clients might be aware of some hazardous chemicals like formaldehyde, they often do not recognize the dangers posed by pathogens and environmental irritants." Although more studies are needed to confirm the findings, Milich says the research provides new insights into salon client safety and health knowledge, as well as the need for beauty salon clients and workers to protect themselves from health risks. Read the full article at http://bit.ly/2CKhlbw. ORGANIC HAIR The global organic hair care market was worth $2.56 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach approximately $6.70 billion by 2023, according to a new report by Crystal Market Research. The report attributes this trend to "the developing interest from shoppers for natural items in all fields, including beauty care products, and is probably going to remain noteworthy for a very long time because of rising mindfulness among buyers." Go to www.crystalmarketresearch.com/ report/organic-hair-care-market for the full report. Get Empowered Lyndsey Bardnell, vice president of strategic projects and industry development for Luxury Brand Partners, says that although women make up 82 percent of hairstylists, they tend to "take a back seat in terms of attention, resources, infl uence, fame, and pay" to their male counterparts. That's why Bardnell created The EmpowHERment Project: to "promote the empowerment, equal recognition, and mentorship of the professional hair industry's talented women—both behind and in front of the chair." Her goal is to recognize women in the industry and build a collaborative community through regional events and social media. Want to get involved? Visit www.empowhermentproject.com for more information.

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