By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 3:39 pm PDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 A New Mexico spa closed this week after officials identified practices at VIP Spa last week that could potentially spread blood-borne infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, the health department said in a statement. less A New Mexico spa closed this week after officials identified practices at VIP Spa last week that could potentially spread blood-borne infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, the health ... more Photo: Getty A New Mexico spa closed this week after officials identified practices at VIP Spa last week that could potentially spread blood-borne infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, the health department said in a statement. less A New Mexico spa closed this week after officials identified practices at VIP Spa last week that could potentially spread blood-borne … [Read more...] about New Mexico officials urge ‘vampire facial’ spa clients to get HIV tests
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The spa and beauty industry is growing so fast that 30,000 jobs are going unfilled. A "Get Your Dream Job" campaign is aiming to change that. Lynnelle Lynch is president of Beauty Changes Lives, a foundation committed to "elevating the perception of careers in beauty and wellness and make it a first choice," she said. The foundation provides scholarships from $1,000 to $15,000, and spas and salons across the country are helping to get out the message. The campaign was a focus of the annual International Spa Association show held Tuesday in New York to showcase trends, treatments and new spas. Spas are now a $17.5 billion industry in the United States, up 4 percent in a year, according to iSPA statistics, with 187 million visits to spas in nearly 22,000 locations, and more than 370,000 employees, about half of them full-time. PHOTOS: California's Largest Wildfire on Record Noah Berger/AP "We're opening our fifth Kohler Water Spa in Chicago next year as a result of how hot the … [Read more...] about Spa and Beauty Industry Campaigns to Fill 30,000 Jobs
Makeup trends – they can come and go out of style as fast as boyfriends. Here’s one you maybe haven’t heard of before: "draping," and we don’t mean the kind you treat your windows with at home. This bold method of applying makeup is back from the days of David Bowie and Diana Ross and is especially popular on high-fashion runways, where models are donning heavily-applied blush to their eye sockets and cheekbones and ditching punchy, pronounced lipsticks and eyeshadows in exchange for this dramatic look.But don’t get it twisted – this is not the same as contouring. Kim Charusillo, owner of Suede Salon and Spa in Marlton, N.J., broke down the difference. “Draping is not an everyday beauty trend, but more of a high-end runway look," she said. “A lot of fashion designers are using it on the runway, and it’s almost a less exotic makeup [choice] to make the clothes stand out more." Draping is used with powder or cream blushes … [Read more...] about What is ‘draping’ and is it the new makeup trend of the summer?
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s countryside lovenest is now a fortress — guarded by terror cops with sub-machine guns. The £1.4million retreat was secretly upgraded to receive official anti-terror protection just like Buckingham Palace, No10 and spy centre GCHQ. The move is believed to be over fears of a Taliban attack after ex-soldier Harry admitted he “blew Taliban extremists to pieces” as a helicopter pilot in Afghanistan. Police in black combat gear toting military-grade firearms have stopped and searched anyone caught wandering near the hidden Cotswolds woodland retreat. The special ops team is made up of 12 officers working in rotation plus others from Thames Valley Police in unmarked armed response 4x4s. It is usually deployed at high-risk city terror targets. The 18th-century farmhouse and surrounding area has also been classed a “protected site” under the 2005 Serious Organised Crime and Police Act. It means trespassers could face six … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s countryside lovenest is now guarded by anti-terror cops armed with sub-machine guns
CURRITUCK, N.C.Andi Hopkins held the dog-sized lizard like she would a baby.The scaly and scary-looking red tegu from Argentina, named Moby, flicked its forked tongue like it wanted to bite something.No worries.“He’s very gentle,” she said.She loves him and he loves her, especially when she feeds him chunks of raw chicken or overripe banana.Hopkins, 23, and her fiancé Paul DiDario, 27, have opened Outer Banks Lizard Land, a museum devoted to the creepier, crawly creatures that may not seem so charming, but to the owners, they are cuddly as kittens.And intelligent.“It’s been a lifelong fascination for me,” said DiDario, a native of Currituck. “I want to tell the whole world how smart they are.”Located on N.C. 168 in Currituck near the county courthouse, the museum first opened last summer, but held an official ribbon cutting last month.DiDario and Hopkins could not love more what they are doing together. They met two years … [Read more...] about New OBX lizard museum is labor of love for cuddly creatures with scales and forked tongues