As a scientist I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that there are biological, cultural and lifestyle differences between asian, black and white skin tones.
It was a eureka moment when I first realised that there was the 'science of the differing skin colours and types' and that there were some real and interesting differences between asian, black and white skin and their skin care needs.
Knowing these differences gives beauty salon owners the opportunity to broaden their client base to make it more reflective of their potential client base – the ability to attract high value/spending clients is an opportunity few salons can afford to miss.
According to Neilsen an international research group, in a study carried out way back in 2016 in the US, African-Americans currently hold a buying power of $1 trillion, a number that was estimated to reach $1.3 trillion by 2017. And they're blowing a lot of those bills on cosmetics, spending nine times more on ethnic-targeted beauty and grooming products than the general market. Black women, in particular, spend an estimated $7.5 billon on beauty products, shelling out 80% more and twice as much on skin care as their non-Black counterparts. This trend is similar here in the UK.
Asian and black clients spend more on their skincare than their non-white counterparts. The use of skincare and haircare products in Asian and black sectors starts from the moment you are born. The use of a daily skincare routine is a must for asian and black consumers; it is a regular habitual process that lives with you from the moment you are born and for the rest of your live.
From a marketing viewpoint, many salon owners miss the golden opportunity to grow their business and their brand, simply because they do not understand or know this. Having information about a wide range of client skincare and cultural needs, is a powerful marketing tool that can enable salon owners to gain a competitive edge in the market place.
Going forward successful salons will be those that adapt and harness the cultural and lifestyle differences of different client segments.
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The lovely transition into Spring and Summer heralds a lot of skincare changes. It’s time to expel the last wintery vestiges of dullness and tiredness from your client’s skin. At no other time of year than spring is dewy, glowing skin more appropriate. It’s a time for renewal and a resurgence of the skin’s luminosity.
The most obvious area where tiredness manifests is the eyes and it's very true they are the window to the soul. Stresses and skincare deficiencies appear as bags, dark circles, redness, loss of moisture and irritation. This is combined with premature ageing, which is particularly visible in the eye area. Crow’s feet, fine lines, drooping and sagging skin on the lids and under the eyes, can all conspire to add years to client’s faces.
Skin in the eye area is 10 times thinner than on any other part of the face and as a result ages 30% faster than the skin on other parts of the face. As the years go by, this thinness is only exacerbated as natural collagen levels fall. Because the skin is so delicate a daily dab of moisturiser applied in a workday flurry is often not intensive or gentle enough to deal with eye concerns.
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As far back as I can remember we always had coconuts in our house, My mum and my grandmother used it for everything cooking, baking, in our bath, to condition our hair and on our skin. I could, and still cannot imagine my life without it.
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There’s a simple skincare truth that is at the heart of making your skin youthful, fresher and healthier and they're not 'faddy' new ingredients that promise the world, and they're not exorbitantly priced either, it’s vitamins.
These natural compounds are as necessary to inner and outer health as water. The body only delivers a small percentage of metabolised vitamins, from food and drink, to the skin. Yet if skin suffers from a vitamin deficiency, it shows. Prematurely aged, unbalanced, dry, irritated or lacklustre skin issues can all be erased with a healthy flush of vitamin rich skincare.
The solution is regular skincare; vitamin enriched skincare. Applying vitamin enriched skincare topically is the quickest, most effective way to boost the skin’s radiance and health. Most skincare brands just don’t compare in the vitamin richness stakes. Synthetically derived chemicals do not have the naturally defined efficacy to flush out toxins and make deep changes happen at the sub-dermis level of the skin, to give your skin that all year round glow.
Vitamins can be used to target large areas of skin intensively. For example, in the fight against cellulite vitamin wraps, clay based treatments, massages and skin brushing with vitamin enriched products, can treat cellulite and sagging skin. The best natural skincare will offer high performance products with a cocktail of skin enhancing vitamins.
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